Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
H. Schouten
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Clark South 172
    Phone:
508-289-2574
    Email:
hschouten@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:spring 2004
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
10 - 10 ALVIN DIVES
Arrival port & date:
Op area:EPR 9 50'N
Lat/Lon:9 25'-55'N / 104 15-20'W
Depth range:2500-3000 meters
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
Specify:

Grant or contract number: #OCE-9819261

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Alvin diving for detailed bottom mapping and sampling based on DSL-120 sidescan maps and ABE micro bathymetry data. Towed Camera work for nigh ops each night.

deployment of K. Edwards biofilm experiments for recovery later in 2004 or 2005.

10 ALVIN DIVES ARE REQUESTED

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
XBT SystemRefrigerator
Chest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer
    Rock Dredge
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 2 nets 4 xponders each
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? No How many:


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
Towed Camera
1500#
3000m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:std CTD
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
Yes
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side?

If yes, please provide details:
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
No
    Equipment handling
No
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: SeaNet will be required, Towed Camera frame and equipment

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
No
    Isotope van
No

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? No

What measures or plans have been made a) in the event of a spill, and b) for the removal and/or disposal of these materials at the completion of the cruise?


Vehicle equipment required:Check one or both:
Major water samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers
Small capacity slurp samplers
Bio collection boxes
Push corers
Scoop nets
High temperature probe
Low temperature probe
Heat flow probe
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
possible additional magnetometer
possible additional digital camera
K. Edwards Bioboxes
T. Shank enzymatic sampler
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Science personnel for this cruise will total ~18-20 people. this includes programs that are funded for future dives and which we have indicated a willingess to help deploy experiments (e.g. K. Edwards).

Date Submitted: 06/15/2003 11:42 AM