Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Becker, Keir
    Affiliation:
U. of Miami - RSMAS
    Address:
Marine Geology & Geophysics
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
    Phone:
305-361-4661
    Email:
kbecker@rsmas.miami.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:27 April 2002
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
2
Arrival port & date:3 May 2002
Op area:eastern eq. Pacific
Lat/Lon:1 13' N, 83 43' W
Depth range:3500 m
    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 9819316

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Operations at two borehole installations at Holes 504B and 896A, 900 m apart:
1. download data from 504B
2. inspect 896A, cut free tether with glass ball, download data if possible

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? No

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 1 net 2 xponders
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
    .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?
No
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
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: small amount gear onloaded in Galveston

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:
1. 8-pin SeaCon Nautilus connector with 7 through-hull leads (not regular CORK top-hat)
2. Paroscientific pressure gauge on basket for calibration (certified for July 2001 dive to 395A in Atlantic)
3. brush
4. possible Alvin water sampler? - 896A may be producing 65C fluids
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
1 laptop (7lb) already gas-tested
may request second unit for testing
    Other comments and information:
Date Submitted: 11/26/2001 11:54 AM