Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Hans Schouten
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Geology & Geophysics Dept.
MS24
ClarkS 172
(fax 508-457-2023)
    Phone:
508-289-2574
    Email:
hschouten@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Nov 6, 2001
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
23 days on station
Arrival port & date:Dec 4, 2001
Op area:EPR 9-10N
Lat/Lon:9deg 30'-50'N & 104deg 15'W
Depth range:2500-3200 meters
    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: OCE 9819261

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Near-bottom mapping of the Central Axial Magnetic High on the EPR axis between 9deg 30'-50'N using ABE,
Alvin, and DSL-120 sonar and night time use of WHOI towed camera system

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

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    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: 12 transponders needed for Alvin and ABE work
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 12 needed


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
ABE VAN
WHOI Tow Cam Van
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
rock corer
300#
4000m
    Steel trawl
WHOI towed camera and dredging
2500# (towcam)
4000m
    .681" fiber optic
DSL-120A sonar
get from A. Bowen
4000m
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:DSL-120A
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf 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: need SeaNET for Dive and Discover, ABE and Tow Cam vans need to be on board, DSL-120A sonar process.

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? 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
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:
Benthos 5010 digital camera with
strobes (downlooking w/strobes in
back battery bay) needs 24VDC 5 amp
for camera, needs separate bus for
24VDC for strobes 10 amp
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
digital still cameras
digital video cameras
possible use of laptops
    Other comments and information:
DSL-120A sonar work to be done during
first ~6-7 days of program with maps
produced in near real time,
Alvin and ABE work will follow. Towed
Camera and Dredging work to be done at
night as time permits.
SM-2000 to be mounted on DSL-120A
for those surveys and also on Alvin
for dives. Need SM2000 data to be
processed on board.

Date Submitted: 06/06/2001 11:36 AM