Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
R.C. Vrijenhoek/ R.A. Lutz
Rutgers University
Center for Theoretical and Applied Genetics &
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Dudley Road
Cook College
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
908-932-8959 ext. 368
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:June 29, 1997
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:July 29, 1997
Op area:Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Depth range:800 - 3900m
    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: OCE9633131

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Sample suite of organisms (invertebrates and bacteria)
present at each site for genetic analyses; perform
geological, geophysical, and geochemcial measurements at
each location; carry out objectives of BRIDGE investigators
(involves work with same organisms); extensive videographic imaging
at each site.
The sites to be visited are:
Menez Gwen
Lucky Strike
Snake Pit
Broken Spur
15 31'N West Wall Site (1531'N 4642'W)
14 45'N Site

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
Fume Hood
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer
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: 2/net; need 8 nets
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? No How many:

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

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?
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: camera systems may require the above

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:
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
Preliminary list of requirements:
Alvin heat flow system with 55cm probe
Alvin magnetometer
Alvin titanium water samplers
Deep-towed camera system with pinger and relay transponder
Alvin push cores (0.5m long)
High-resolution 3-chip CCD camera (envisioned to be provided by W. Lange)
BVW-50 Betacam SP recorder and/or DV-50 Betacam SP recorder
Numerous Alvin sampling nets
2 polyethylene coffins (to be provided by Rutgers)
Efficient slurp gun(s) for sampling shrimp, bacteria, and other organisms
Low and High temperature probes (std. Alvin probes)
Towed video and photographic camera system with temperature-sensing pinger to be used to locate Rainbow and other hydrothermal field to increase efficiency with which we use Alvin (have had ongoing discussions with B. Walden and W. Lange)
Need onboard computer network connections for GIS system (GIS system will be provided by science)
Dry-ice making machine is highly desired and would be an invalueable addition to have as part of the national facility (we are aware there have been ongoing discussions to this end)
Ice-making machine in the science lab

May have night-time program using camera system

Date Submitted: 02/05/97 06:21 PM