Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Schouten
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
WHOI
G&G Dept. MS 24
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    Phone:
508-289-2574
    Email:
508-457-2023
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:May 14
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
4 dives
Arrival port & date:May 23
Op area:EPR 9 50'N and 9 30'N
Lat/Lon:approx.9 50'N 104 16'W
9 55'-15'N, 104 10'-20'W
9 55'-15'N, 104 10'-20'W
9 55'-15'N, 104 10'-20'W
Depth range:2500-3000
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
Other Specify:WHOI internal funds

Grant or contract number: OCE9819261

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Alvin dives at two primary areas around 9 50'N and 9 28'N off axis for Macdonald. 2 dives for Schouten
which are part of 10 dive program
deferred to 2003 due to Atlantis
engine problems.

2 Macdonald
dives off axis, about 30 km west
of EPR axis near 9 30'N
ABE surveying during Alvin operations only at 9 50'N on
west side of EPR axis

night-time digital camera surveys using the CTD coax wire and stbd hydroboom for deployment

possible use of std hydrowire and
rock corer

possible use of trawl winch and
dredge

need 2 additional xponders for
coverage of W side of EPR axis
for ABE surveying.

hope is that Macdonald off axis
dives could be navigated with
initial survey of alvin for start
of dive and then DVL NAV
for remainder of dive.

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

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    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: 4
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
    Type/size
ABE Van
    Location
fantail
    Water
no
    Power
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
new WHOI towcam
1400# in air / 900 in water
3000
    Steel hydro
rock corer
#300
3000
    Steel trawl
dredge
std
3000
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:for CTD wire
    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
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: SeaNet

Will any of the following items be used on board?

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

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:
DSPL digital cam- facing forward
on forebody using HMIs as light source

DSPL digital cam- downlooking with
Benthos 383 strobes- 2 heads, each
on separate power buses- J box supplied
possibly on back of basket w/lights
out to either side.

both DSPL cameras self-recording
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 05/05/2002 09:18 AM