Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Richard A. Lutz
    Affiliation:
Rutgers University
    Address:
                Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
                71 Dudley Road
                Rutgers University
                New Brunswick, NJ 08903
    Phone:
732-932-8959 ext. 200
    Email:
rlutz@ahab.rutgers.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:October 25, 1997
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:November 19, 1997
Op area:Biotransect
Lat/Lon:9 50'N 104 17.4'W
Depth range:2400-2600m
    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-95-29819

    Science objectives/activities planned:
    Video, Digital, and 35mm surveys of Biotransect
    Retrieval and deployment of numerous temperature arrays
    Retrieval and deployment of time-lapse camera arrays
    Water sampling at numerous high and low temperature vents
    Bacterial sampling via slurp gun
    Deployment of Vent Cap array
    Mesotech surveys of Biotransect area
    Micro-water sipper sampling at diffuse vents
    Night-time camera tows with digital camera
    Night-time CTD casts
    Night-time dredging/ rock coring operations

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer
    Rock Dredge
10-liter Niskin Bottles
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) No

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 3 transponder net
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
    Type/size
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
dredge/CTD/camera/rock corer
?
3000
    Steel trawl
dredge/camera
?
3000
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber of conductors:
    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
No
    Equipment handling
No
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify:

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?

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:
Lange remote head camera
Lange macro camera
Lange Hi-def camera
Basket-mounted turret for cameras
Benthos digital camera
Manifold Sampler
Micro-sipper sampler
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
Digital Betacam Recorder
BVW50 Betacam Recorder
Hi-def Recorder
Digital DHR1000 Recorder
Manifold laptop computer
Sipper laptop computer
Digital DCR-VX1000 Camera
    Other comments and information:
Wiring diagrams and information for Lange cameras will be supplied by William Lange- Will Hanley will be on board to assist with installations and operations of cameras.

Wiring diagrams and/or information for micro-sipper have been supplied by Craig Cary.

Date Submitted: 10/08/97 12:13 PM