Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Doug Capone
    Affiliation:
Univ. of Southern California
    Address:
Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies & Department of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California, 3616 Trousdale Parkway, AHF 108, Los Angeles, California 90089-0371
    Phone:
213-740-2772
    Email:
capone@usc.edu
    POC / contact info:
Will Berelson (berelson@usc.edu); James Moffett ( moffett.james@gmail.com)
Departure port & date:Iquique, 28 Jan 2009
    Distance to first station:
540 nm
    Number of stations:
12
    Distance between stations:
423nm
    Total days on station:
variable
Arrival port & date:Iquique, 3 Mar 2010
Op area:ETSP
Lat/Lon:Box 10S, 110W; 20S, 80W
Depth range:to 4000m
    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-0850801/0850905

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Upper water column biogeochemistry, shallow and deep sediment trap deployment @ six major (> 24h) stations and 6 minor (< 24h) stations.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHzOxygen titration apparatus
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 150 KHzFume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water systemChest freezer (OC and KN only)
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer
SalinometerWalk-in cooler (AT only)
10-liter Niskin bottlesMET sensors:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
PAR, standard sensors
    Critical CTD sensors:
Chl, CTD, transmissometer, O2

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

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

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 2


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20' storage
20' lab (Moffett)
    Location
bow van 02 deck
01 deck or main
    Water
no
yes
    Power
no
yes

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD
1000 lbs (?)
3000m
    Steel hydro
TMC Rosette
1000 lbs
3000m
    Steel trawl
Deep & shallow traps, plankton nets
2000 lbs
4000m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
YesIf so, what type?Kevlar
    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: Yes, for TMC Rosette

Will there be special requirements for:

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

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Possible

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
Yes
    Flammable gases
Yes
    Radioisotopes
Yes
    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?
We have included spill kits for mercury and acids.

Arrangements are being made with the agent to assume any waste.