Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
S. Adam Soule
360 Woods Hole Rd.
Clark S 272C, MS#24
Woods Hole, MA 02543
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:San Diego, CA - 18 Oct. 2009
    Distance to first station:
~1000 nm
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:Guaymas - 02 November 2009
Op area:Guaymas Basin
Lat/Lon:27N/111W; 28N/112W
Depth range:1800 to 2200 mbsl
    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: OCE-0751901

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Sidescan sonar survey of the Guaymas Basin and off-axis regions with the IMI-30 towed sonar vehicle at 200 m off bottom. IMI-30 will be operated by HMRG. Targeted seafloor imaging and water sampling with the WHOI TowCam towed at 5 m off-bottom, operated by science crew. Both vehicles will be tethered with .681" fiber optic cable.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
CTD/rosette system
    Rock dredge
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) Yes

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

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: check with HMRG

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
IMI-30, WHOI TowCam
check with HMRG, 800 lbs. in H2O
3000 m
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:will update
    Do you need non-standard wire?
YesIf 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: Please note that we request that the FO cable be checked out optically well in advance of the cruise and that a spare set of FO slip rings be put onboard. This is not an NDSF cruise, so we will not be able to rely on ROV crew to deal with the FO cable.
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify:

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?

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?