Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dr. Fred Grassle
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732 932-6555 ext. 540
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:15 Sept 01
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:21 Sept 01
Op area:Husdon Canyon and DWD-106
Lat/Lon:39 degrees 56 mins N; 68 degrees 58 mins W.
Depth range:2000-2600 m
    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:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Explore deep sea diversity in the Hudson Submarine Canyon
Determine the fate and effects of past dumping activities at the DWD-106 mile site, and
Explore the processes governing distribution and stability of gas hydrate deposits, and
Explore the potential occurrence of exotic chemosynthetic communities associated with active methane venting

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
Fume Hood
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
    Box Corer
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/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
CTD rosette
10 l niskins
2600 m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
box core/ Bothner Hydraulically Dampned Corer
1500 lbs
2600 m
    .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?
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: Stowage of science gear for Grassle et al's second leg will be needed

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:
6 Alvin Box Cores
10 tube cores
Bothner Fluff sampler
Alvin CTD/rosette
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
    Other comments and information:
This cruise is divided into 2 legs with the Grassle leg beginning on 15 Sept. A personnel transfer will be required in the vicinity of Hudson Canyon by a 65 ft crew boat owned and operated by Millers Launch, Staten Island, NY. Science personnel on the 1st leg (Les Watling, Chief Scientist) will depart upon the arrival of the science personnel for the grassle leg and be transported back to Staten Island, NY.

Date Submitted: 05/14/2001 12:37 PM