Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Ship: OTHER (ROV ops)
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Fernando Martinez
University of Hawaii at Manoa
POST Bldg., Rm. 814
1680 East-West Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:04/2004 (est.)
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:05/2004 (est.)
Op area:SP1
Lat/Lon:19S ,176W -23S, 177W
Depth range:1500-3000m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:

Grant or contract number: OCE0242077

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Multibeam and Deep-towed Sidescan Sonar Mapping and Hydrothermal Survey of the East Lau Spreading Center (R2K Lau Basin Focus Area)

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

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

Will you be using portable science vans? How many:

Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
DSL-120, IMI-30
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
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
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify:

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Isotope van

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV?

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
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Dr. Joseph Resing, Univ. of Washington & NOAA operates the VISA unit and is the primary contact on its engineering details (

Date Submitted: 05/15/2003 03:29 PM