Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dr. Barbara M. Hickey
University of Washington
Box 355351
School of Oceanography
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98125
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Sept. 8, 2004
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:Sept 28, 2003
Op area:Coastal WA and Vancouver I.
Lat/Lon:47-49N, 124-126W
Depth range:0-2500m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
Other Specify:split between 2 grants-

Grant or contract number: NOAA grant # NA170P2789 and NSF grant # OCE-0234587

    Science objectives/activities planned:
This cruise gives scientists an opportunity to measure the physical, chemical and physiological conditions under which the algae Pseudo-nitzschia produce the toxin domoic acid, where and when they release it into the environment, and the conditions under which the released domoic acid moves toward the coast of Washington. When this happens it is taken up by shellfish, which leads to closure of beaches to razor clam collection to avoid outbreaks of toxic shellfish poisoning.
CTD surveys, surveys of surface water properties including dissolved Fe using a towed fish and the shipboard underway system and ADCP, identification of species, on-deck incubation experiments, and shipboard laboratory experiments will be performed. Drifters will be released both near the Juan de Fuca Eddy, and near the coast. The ship will follow these drifters for several days each, so scientists can re-sample parcels of water as they age to measure changes in physical, chemical and biologic constituents. Additional biological samples will be taken for growth rate determinations and incubation experiments. Many of the biological samples taken will be preserved for further analysis on land.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
SalinometerWalk-In Cooler
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? No
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1

Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
Rad van (WHOIs)
02 deck

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .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: See email document from nkachel for details

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?
Arrangements are being made with the radiation officers at the University of Washington and the National Marine Fisheries Service in Seattle, WA to have any and all isotope material removed and/or disposed of at the end of the cruise on September 28. Other hazmat materials will be removed by the scientists responsible for each. Vera Trainer of NMFS is working with the WHOI RSO to obtain the necessary permits, and to fulfill WHOI's requirements for using isotopes aboard the Atlantis.