Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Richard A. Lutz
    Affiliation:
Rutgers University
    Address:
Center for Deep Sea Ecology and Biotechnology
Marine Science Building
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8521
    Phone:
732/932-8959 x200
    Email:
rlutz@imcs.rutgers.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:April 9, 2000
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
10
Arrival port & date:April 27, 2000
Op area:EPR
Lat/Lon:9-50 N 104-17.4 W
Depth range:2480 - 2520 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: NSF OCE 9529810

    Science objectives/activities planned:
photographing video documentation of biological and geological temporal changes; retrieval and redeployment of time-lapse temperature probes and and two time-lapse cameras; sampling of low- and high-temperature fluids; microbiological and invertebrate sampling; retrieval of sulfide chimney samples; unclear at present time whether we will have night time operations and what the nature of such operations would be.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    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: 3
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?
Number of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
If 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
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:
bio boxes
time lapse cameras to be retrieved and deployed using elevators
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
BVW 50 video deck
HDW 250 HD deck
DV deck for mini cassettes
manifold computer
    Other comments and information:
Many uncertainties remain depending on whether or not the hi-def camera system will be utilized - we should be hearing shortly from Bill Lange concerning whether or not the system is available

Date Submitted: 03/09/2000 12:34 PM