Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Van Dover
    Affiliation:
College of William & Mary
    Address:
PO Box 8795
Biology Department
Williamsburg, VA 23187
    Phone:
757-221-2229
    Email:
clvand@wm.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:22 Sep
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
3
Arrival port & date:30 Sep
Op area:Blake Ridge gas hydrate
Lat/Lon:32 30.5'N, 76 11.5'W
Depth range:2200 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: not available

    Science objectives/activities planned:
studies of diversity in mussel beds

replicate "mussel pot", 2 subsites, 15 pots

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
Refrigerator
Deionized Water System
-70 Deg Freezer

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? No

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

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

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

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
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
No
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: sink with drain in protected area

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?


Vehicle equipment required:Check one or both:
Major water samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers
Small capacity slurp samplers
Bio collection boxes
Push corers
Scoop nets
High temperature probe
Low temperature probe
Heat flow probe
Magnetometer
Portable CTD
Digital Still Camera
Search Sonar
Profiling Sonar
Rock Drill (Jason only)
Video Duplication (Jason)
Elevators
    Other vehicle-related equipment (list):
    Science equipment to be installed on vehicle:
mussel pots
    Electronic equipment used in the ALVIN personnel sphere:
none
    Other comments and information:
NOTE: per phone conversation of 12 March,
I have completed this form for my science
requirements. I assume here that Rupple
and Sen Gupta/Bernhard will also be
completing this form.

Date Submitted: 03/13/2001 08:04 AM