Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Debbie Kelley
University of Washington
School of Oceanography
Marine Science Building
Box 357940
Seattle WA 98195
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:April 9. 2003
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:May 9, 2003
Op area:NA6
Lat/Lon:3007N, 4207W
Depth range:~700-6000m
    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: OCE0137206

    Science objectives/activities planned:
The main objective of this cruise is to characterize the Lost City Hydrothermal Field. We will be using ABE to characterize the bathymetry and water column around the field and for exploration of possible fields <~80 km away. During 18 Alvin dives we will sample the vents for fluid, microbes, and chimney material and we will characterize the surrounding geology and tectonic setting. ABE and CTD work will be conducted during night operations predominantly.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
Deionized Water System
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
Walk-In Cooler
    Rock Dredge
10-liter Niskin Bottles
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
oxygen, transmissometer, salinity, temperature, possible inclusion of a CH4 metz sensor (Lilley)

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 10/3 possible--will need to discuss this
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1

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

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:
    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: ABE will be used extensively, will need to talk with

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? 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?

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:
Butterfields fluid-particulate sampler
Hydrogen probe (Frantz)
Geocompass (Karson)
ICL's on T-resistivity probe (lilley)
ICL on Kelley's incubator
Metz Methane sensor (Lilley)
Gas tight bottles
T-R probe and hydrogen probes will be deployed in-situ
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
We will be using a PC (either sent by Kelley or Lilley)--will get it gas tested
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 11/06/2002 02:29 PM