Cruise Planning Questionnaire

    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Deborah S. Kelley
University of Washington
School of Oceanography
Box 357940
Seattle, WA 98195
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:May 23, 2003
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
Arrival port & date:May 24, 2003
Op area:Endeavour Segment Jdf
Lat/Lon:4756N, 12906W
Depth range:2750-2100
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:

Grant or contract number: OCE0221900

    Science objectives/activities planned:
There are three main goals to this program: 1) To recover two sulfide-microbial incubators from the Mothra Hydrothermal Field, which were installed in the walls of active hydrothermal chimneys in 2003. We will also redploy 1 or two incubators back into the holes; 2)3 dives have been funded to clean up the Main Endeavour Field, which will include deploying new markers at many of the sulfide edifices-the clean up may require use of an elevator; and 3) deployment of two protoype instruments (a flow sensor and a mass spectrometer; Brown and Hinton program) in sites of diffuse flow within the Main Endeavour Field. Additional goals include vent fluid sampling during periods of opportunity, collecting a few sulfide samples, and releasing 2-3 Mclane water samplers from the MEF (and possibly Clam Bed if time allows). Night operations will be dominated by CTD work along the Endeavour Segment.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
    Relay Transponder for Wire Use
XBT SystemRefrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer
SalinometerWalk-In Cooler
10-liter Niskin Bottles
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
Oxygen, conductivity, depth, Temp, Alt, transmissometer for < 2500 m water depth, eH (will provide).

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 1 net should do
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? No
Doppler/GPS navigation? Yes

Will you be using portable science vans? No How many:

Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

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?
NoIf 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
    Equipment handling
    Inter/intraship communications
    Science stowage

If yes to any of the above, please identify: Will require some storage in the hold

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
    Portable air compressors
    Flammable gases
    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?
We will remove all materials and waste when we reach port in Seattle.