Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
D.J. Fornari and J.R. Cochran
    Affiliation:
WHOI and LDEO
    Address:
Dept. of Geology& Geophysic
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

MG&G Dept.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Palisades, NY 10964
    Phone:
508-289-2857 (DJF) 914-365-8396 (JRC)
    Email:
dfornari@whoi.edu jrc@ldeo.columbia.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:late Jan, 2000
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
5 Alvin dives
Arrival port & date:early/mid-Feb 2000
Op area:EPR 9deg 35'-38'N
Lat/Lon:9 deg 35'-38'N 104deg 18'W
Depth range:2500-3000 meters
    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: SGER Grant, number to be recieved

    Science objectives/activities planned:
conduct near bottom geophysical
data collection on closely spaced
E-W lines between approx. 9deg 35'-38'N on the EPR crest, primarily
near bottom, continuous gravity,
maggie and EM2000 multibeam bathy
data.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
XBT SystemRefrigerator
Chest Freezer
    Gravity Corer
    Rock Dredge
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) Yes

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 8 xponders / 2 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
    Type/size
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
WHOI Towed Camera
2500 lbs
3500
    .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
No
    Radioisotopes
No
    Isotope van
No

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? No

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:
NAVO BGM-3 gravimeter installed in
Alvin sphere
Alvin Magnetometer
EM2000 near bottom multibeam bathy
bottom lock doppler for Alvin
transponder navigation
enhanced pressure depth logging/precision
1 sec rep rate datalogging
Benthos 5010 digital camera with strobes
(as configured for C. Fisher use)
35mm film cameras pointed down,
triggered by Benthos 5010?)
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
laptop computer, backup logger for
gravity data
(rick chandler has this unit already)
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 09/13/99 04:37 PM