Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
ALVIN
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Anna-Louise Reysenbach
    Affiliation:
Portland State University
    Address:
1719 SW 11th Ave
Biology Dept
Portland
OR 97201
    Phone:
503 725 3864
    Email:
reysenbacha@pdx.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Guaymas, 7 November
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
~5 stations
    Distance between stations:
<1000m
    Total days on station:
9
Arrival port & date:Guaymas
Op area:Gyamas Basin
Lat/Lon:27 degrees 0.6' N, 111degree24.5' W 24.5
Depth range:~2000m
    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: 0728391/0751839

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Collect vent deposits for studies of thermoacidophiles
Deploy thermocouple arrays to study microbial colonization and succession.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water system
-70 deg freezer
Walk-in cooler (AT only)

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? No

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) No

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 1
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? Yes
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

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


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number 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? No

If yes, please provide details:
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
No
    Equipment handling
No
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Would like to unload some gear in US if possible

Will any of the following items be used on board?

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

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?
small amounts of formaldehyde. So probably spill kit not needed