Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
P.I. Dr. Thomas C. Shirley
    Affiliation:
Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks
    Address:
Juneau Center, Sch of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, UAF
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 9901
    Phone:
907-465-6449
    Email:
Tom.Shirley@uaf.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:July 29, 2004
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
19
Arrival port & date:August 23, 2004
Op area:N Gulf of Alaska
Lat/Lon:56.5N 146.5W to 54.1N to 137.3N
Depth range:500 -3000 m
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NOAA
Specify:

Grant or contract number: OE_2004_140

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Quantify role of deep sea corals as habitat for other organisms. Compare differences in distribution with depth and variation between seamounts.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer
CTD/Rosette System-70 Deg Freezer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:
Salinity, depth, oxygen

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

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
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
    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?
All chemicals and preserved specimens will be shipped to my lab at termination of the cruise.