Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
ALVIN
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Seyfried-Sievert
    Affiliation:
WHOI/University of Minnesota
    Address:
Dr. William E. Seyfried, Jr.
William E. Seyfried
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN. 55455

Stefan M. Sievert
Biology Dep. MS 52
WHOI
    Phone:
Phone: Sievert: 508-2892305; Seyfried: 612-624-0340
    Email:
ssievert@whoi.edu; wes@umn.edu
    POC / contact info:
Dr. Kang Ding
Departure port & date:Manzanillo, Mexico, Dec 27 2007
    Distance to first station:
2.5 days
    Number of stations:
We will work primarily in thework in the bulls eye area and possibly one off axis site.
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:not determined
Op area:bulls eye area at 9.50N
Lat/Lon:9 30-56'N, 104 12-20'W
Depth range:2500-2700 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: 0525907

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Instrument testing, deployment and recovery. In-situ chemical measurements in diffuse and focused flow hydrothermal fluids. Water and sulfide sampling.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    3.5 kHz transducers
Fume hood
Refrigerator
Deionized water system
-70 deg freezer
Walk-in cooler (AT only)

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? No

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? Yes
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

Will you be using portable science vans? 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? No

If yes, please provide details:
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
Yes
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: 220 in bioanaltical lab

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    Radioisotopes
    Isotope van

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?
a) Hazardous material will be accompanied by the respective spill kit.
b) We plan to take remainng chemicals, waste, and gases off the ship at the next US port.