Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Van Dover (with Vrijenhoek)
    Affiliation:
The College of William & Mary
    Address:
Biology Department
Millington Hall
Williamsburg VA 23187
    Phone:
757-221-2229
    Email:
clvand@wm.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:12 March 2005
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
2
Arrival port & date:6 April 2005
Op area:Pacific Antarctic Ridge
Lat/Lon:37 37.443S, 110 54.834
Depth range:2100-2400
    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: 0350554

    Science objectives/activities planned:
quantitative sampling of mussel beds, description of vent system

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise?

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No. of xpndrs/nets: probably not
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
    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
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? 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?
I will only be using formalin and alcohol. I do not anticipate having any chemicals left at the end of the cruise, but if I do, I would like to offer them to the next group of biologists, should they need these standard chemicals.