Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Cavanaugh (Luther, Cary)
    Affiliation:
Harvard University
    Address:
16 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
    Phone:
617 495 2177
    Email:
cavanaug@fas.harvard.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:29 Nov 03
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
18
Arrival port & date:21 Dec 03
Op area:EPR 9N
Lat/Lon:9 50? N, 105 17? W
Depth range:2500 ft
    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:

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Recover settlement devices that were deployed last year
20 field recruitment isolation environments (FRIES)
3 larvae traps
Deploy 18 FRIES at beginning of cruise
Recover 18 FRIES after approx. 2 week deployments
Collect animal samples
Collect samples of surfaces at vent sites, including sulfides and basalts
Collect water samples

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Chest Freezer
-70 Deg Freezer
Walk-In Cooler
10-liter Niskin Bottles

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? No

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

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

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?
A list of hazardous materials has been submitted to Jon Alberts.
Any hazardous materials remaining at the end of the cruise will be removed in San Diego.