Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: ATLANTIS
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Karen Von Damm
    Affiliation:
University of New Hampshire
    Address:
Complex Systems Research Center, EOS
366 Morse Hall
39 College Road
Durham, NH 03824-3525
    Phone:
603-862-0142
    Email:
kvd@eos.sr.unh.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:mid-March 2004
    Distance to first station:
    Number of stations:
    Distance between stations:
    Total days on station:
11dives + transits
Arrival port & date:late-March 2003
Op area:9 46-52'N EPR
Lat/Lon:
Depth range:2450-2700m
    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-0327126

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Major objective is fluid sampling of both high temperature and diffuse flow hydrothermal vents. In conjunction with this we will need to measure temperatures, as well as collect sulfides and some animals. New markers will be deployed, and Hobo temperature probes will be recovered and re-deployed. The planned night time program (Rachel Haymon has communicated with Barry Walden about this) will be gravity coring on abyssal hills and then pore water extraction.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz Transducer
    3.5 kHz Transducers
Fume Hood
Refrigerator
Deionized Water SystemChest Freezer
    Gravity Corer
-70 Deg Freezer
Walk-In Cooler
Pinger for Wire Use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    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: 2-3 /1 net in addition to those already out there
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
whatever your gravity corer needs
    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: Nitrogen generator.

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?
I expect there will be 1 small tank of acetylene on board. All other compressed gases are not flammable. My chemicals are already on board from November 2003. I will check with the other investigators as to what they will be bringing, and communicate the policy. So I will get back to you with more on chemical use and disposal.