Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: Other (ROV ops)
    Vehicle(s) required:
Jason/Medea, AUV
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
Not Known
    Ch Sci:
Michael J Cheadle
    Affiliation:
University of Wyoming
    Address:
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Dept. 3006
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
    Phone:
307 766 3206
    Email:
cheadle@uwyo.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Isla De Pascua, Chile (Easter Island), February
    Distance to first station:
530km
    Number of stations:
2
    Distance between stations:
10
    Total days on station:
25
Arrival port & date:Bahia de Valpariso, Chile; March
Op area:Pito Deep; 16nm by 13nm, SP03
Lat/Lon:28.08S/111.83W to 22.83S/112.17W
Depth range:3000-6000m
    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: Proposal

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Petrologic, microstructure and thermal constraints on the growth of the lower oceanic crust
Summary of Field Work: 14 days of Jason II dives sampling rocks from moderately steep slope and 10 days of Sentry dives mapping (sidescan) and collecting magnetic data. Plus setting up transponder networks in two areas and dredging during downtime. Concurrent Jason II & Sentry operations for about 5 days -depending on weather conditions etc.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    Rock dredge
    Towed magnetometer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only)

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? Yes No. of xpndrs/nets: 5/3
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?
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
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? No

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?