Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Ian MacDonald
Texas A&M University
GERG-Ocean Science
727 Graham Rd.
College Station, TX 77840
979-862-2323 ext 119
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:16 Oct 00
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
14 Dives
Arrival port & date:31 Oct 00
Op area:N. Gulf of Mexico
Lat/Lon:(dive sites & map submitted)
Depth range:580-330
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
Other Specify:MMS

Grant or contract number: Ref. A. Shepard

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Sediment collection at oil seeps
Photo/video transects of Escarpments
Extreme Macro

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
    Piston Corer
Deionized Water System
CTD/Rosette System
    Box Corer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

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

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many:

Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
Cold Van (5 deg C)

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:for CTD-Rosette
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf 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? 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
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:
Digital Macro camera (6 VDC) Will be
held by manipulator arm. Requires video
signal into sphere.

LED-ring lamp

Hydrate Recovery Chamber--20kg in water
(M. Kastner)

MOSQUITO water sampler--10kg in water
(M. Kastner)

Hydrate coreing device (this is a manip-operated drill)
--set of 7 is 5kg in water. Deployed with hydrate
recovery chamber.

    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
Video Watchman
Digital camera
Laptop computer
    Other comments and information:
Anticipate 3 deployments of LBL array

Date Submitted: 07/31/2000 05:08 PM