Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Dr. Hans Schouten
    Affiliation:
WHOI
    Address:
Clark S 172 MS#24
    Phone:
508-289-2574
    Email:
hschouten@whoi.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Mar. 21, 2002
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
10
Arrival port & date:April 11, 2002
Op area:East Pacific Rise crest
Lat/Lon:9 55'-15'N, 104 10'-20'W
Depth range:2500-3000m
    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: OCE9819261

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Alvin dives at two primary areas around 9 50'N and 9 28'N but other dives may occur from 9 55'- 9 15'N

ABE surveying during Alvin operations in two primary locations
as mentioned above.

night-time digital camera surveys using the CTD coax wire and stbd
hydroboom for deployment

possible use of std hydrowire and
rock corer

possible use of trawl winch and
dredge

transponder nav will require 2 nets
in the prime dive areas.

8 xponders are requested - 2 nets
of 4 xponders each to be used by
ABE and Alvin. having a few additional transponders as back up
is requested - total 10 on board.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
XBT SystemRefrigerator
Chest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
    Rock Dredge
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) Yes

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 10 transponders
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?
Doppler/GPS navigation?

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1 -ABE van


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
contact Rod Catanach
    Location
    Water
    Power

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
CTD/camera system
<2500#
3500m
    Steel hydro
rock corer
400#
3500m
    Steel trawl
dredge
std dredge
3500m
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
YesNumber of conductors:for std ctd use
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
Yes
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
Yes
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
Yes

If yes to any of the above, please identify: check w/rod re: ABE van, SeaNET for Dive and Discover, isotop

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
No
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
No
    Isotope van
Yes

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?


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:
biobox
rock storage boxes
external digital camera (TBD)
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
laptop computers for:
alvin frame grabbing
internal hi-res digital camera? TBD
alvin maggie data
    Other comments and information:
cruise planning meeting should be scheduled for week of feb 4-8
or feb 18-22

need darkroom to develop test strips
of 35mm photos

isotope van will be used as additional
lab space

Date Submitted: 01/17/2002 10:14 AM