Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
ALVIN
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Karen L. Von Damm
    Affiliation:
University of New Hampshire
    Address:
CSRC, EOS
366 Morse Hall
39 College Rd
Durham, NH 03824-3525
    Phone:
603-862-0142
    Email:
kvd@eos.sr.unh.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Dec. 8, 2007, Manzanillo
    Distance to first station:
~2 days
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
total ~50 km
    Total days on station:
11
Arrival port & date:Dec. 22, 2007, Manzanillo
Op area:
Lat/Lon:9 30-56'N, 104 12-20'W
Depth range:2400-2650m
    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-0327126

    Science objectives/activities planned:
11 Alvin dives to the hydrothermal systems, some water column work and possible camera tows

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
    3.5 kHz transducers
Fume hood
    Relay transponder for wire use
Refrigerator
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer
Walk-in cooler (AT only)

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
T, S, P, some type of nephels/transmissometry - whatever is std

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: There will be dives 9 46-48, in addition to 9 50 area. - so likely 3-4 in addition to existing net
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? Yes
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

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
CTD-rosette (yours)
3000m
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
Dan cam - if its ready
3000m
    Do you require slip rings?
Number 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? No

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
Yes
    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?
The flammable gas is a small tank of acetylene.
Spill kits will be brought by the PIs, as will appropriate protective gear.

We anticipate consuming the chemicals during the cruise.