Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
ALVIN
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
James Holden (Holden/Butterfield/Di Iorio)
    Affiliation:
Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
    Address:
Department of Microbiology
N203 Morrill IV N
639 N. Pleasant St.
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
    Phone:
(413) 577-1742
    Email:
jholden@microbio.umass.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Astoria, OR - August 18, 2008
    Distance to first station:
260 nau. miles
    Number of stations:
2
    Distance between stations:
150 nau. miles
    Total days on station:
4 Axial, 14 Endeavour
Arrival port & date:Astoria, OR - Sept. 7, 2008
Op area:Axial Seamount/Endeavour segment
Lat/Lon:Axial: 45 deg. 33' N 130 deg. 0' W, Endeavour: 47 deg. 57' N 129 deg. 08' W
Depth range:Axial: 1,400 m, Endeavour: 2,200 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
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number: NSF0732611/NSF0449578

    Science objectives/activities planned:
The objective is to study the biogeochemistry and microbiology of Axial Seamount and the Endeavour ISS. High and low-temperature fluids will be sampled, sulfide samples will be recovered, automated fluid samplers will be deployed and recovered, and seafloor mapping will occur using MBARI's AUV.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 75 KHz
    3.5 kHz bathymetry system
ADCP - 150 KHzFume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water system
CTD/rosette system-70 deg freezer
Walk-in cooler (AT only)
10-liter Niskin bottles
Pinger for wire use

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. of xpndrs/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
    .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? 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? 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?