Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Richard A. Lutz
    Affiliation:
Rutgers University
    Address:
IMCS
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    Phone:
(732) 932-6555 ext 200
    Email:
rlutz@imcs.marine.rutgers.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:April 23, 2005
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
16
Arrival port & date:May 15, 2005
Op area:9N East Pacific Rise
Lat/Lon:950'N 10417.5'W
Depth range:2500-2600m
    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: OCE-0327358

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Ridge Integrated study site work:

Retrieval of settlement plates deployed in 2004.

In situ chemical measurements.

Photographic mapping of site.

Sampling vent organisms.

Smapling vent fluids for chemistry and microbiology

Deploy and recover OBS

SEAS student experiments

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

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    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:
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?

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
Yes
    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?
Hazmats will be compressed gases for use by Vetriani's group (Nitrogen, and a Carbon Dioxide/Hydrogen mix). Gases and MSDS/Hazmat forms were loaded in San Diego in January. Remaining materials will be offloaded in Seattle in June.