Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
Jason/Medea
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
Atlantis
    Ch Sci:
Anthony Rathburn
    Affiliation:
Indiana State University
    Address:
Geology Program
Science Bldg 159
Terre Haute, IN 47809
    Phone:
8122372269
    Email:
arathburn@indstate.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:San Francisco July 23, 2007
    Distance to first station:
77nm
    Number of stations:
2 primary working areas
    Distance between stations:
6nm
    Total days on station:
4
Arrival port & date:Astoria July 29, 2007
Op area:Monterey Bay
Lat/Lon:36 deg 44.7'N; 122 deg 16.6'W
Depth range:500-2500m
    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:

    Science objectives/activities planned:

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
    3.5 kHz transducers
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Chest freezer (OC and KN only)
-70 deg freezer
Walk-in cooler (AT only)
10-liter Niskin bottles
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
oxygen (if posssible, on JASON)

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 3/net
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? Yes
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1 UNOLS cold van with fume hood


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
UNOLS cold van
    Location
main deck, easy access
    Water
fresh water and sea water
    Power
110

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
multicorer
2500m
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    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? No

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

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: We will need stowage room (forward hold?) for easy access

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? Yes

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?
Standard spill kits will suffice for the types and volumes of materials that we will use. All hazardous materials will be used in the preservation of samples, and will be offloaded at the end of the cruise.