Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

ALVIN 4500 meter Certification

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

Bruce Strickrott: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Organization Name USA
+1 508 289 4831
strickrott@whoi.edu


Departure: Arica, Chile

Arrival: Arica, Chile

Mobilization Date: Nov 25, 2014

Demobilization Date: Nov 29, 2014

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area:


Lat/Lon:

Depth Range: min / max (m)

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science objectives

Continuing to complete PHASE I for the newly rebuilt HOV ALVIN.  This cruise will take NAVSEA and ALVIN personnel to sea to certify Alvin at 4,500 meters.

Science Activities

Alvin may dive 2 days to complete this certification.  Depending on weather, location and engineering dive day ahead of the actual 4500m dive.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI

Will hold this after ALOPS return to WHOI after NAVSEA survey in December.

Stations:


Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY #12345


- added ONR/NAVY #12345 on Nov 26, 2014 11:18 AM by Eric Benway

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Multibeam
Navigation - Position

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

Critical CTD Sensors: 

Storage Notes:

Navigation


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no

Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations? no

Navigation

USBL

Navigation Notes:


Winch Notes:



Wire Notes:
Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 

Other Science Vans:

Specialized Deck Equipment


Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? no

Special Requirements


Elecrical Power: no Identify: 
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 

Additional Cruise Items/Activities


Explosive Devices: no
Portable Air Compressors: no
Flammable Gases: no
Small Boat Operations: no
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? no

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? no

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): 

Other required equipment and special needs: 

HOV Alvin

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?  no

Current Chart(s):


If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?  no

Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?  no

Navigation


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no

Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations? yes

What type of samples do you expect to collect?
certification dive (s). No sampling will be taken, including data.

Elevators


Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?  no
If yes, how many would you anticipate? 

Science Supplied Equipment


Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Alvin?  no

Has this equipment been used on Alvin before?  no

Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.

Does this equipment use an external pressure housing?  no

Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements?  no

Air weight of this equipment?

Water weight(s) of this equipment?

Does the equipment require a power interface from Alvin?  no

Voltage required

Power required

Data Interface

Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual?  no

Please provide power and comms specifics, wiring diagram, pinout, and wiring harness in advance of the cruise.

Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from Alvin?  no
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.

Does this equipment require manipulation?  no

If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated: 

Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle?  no

If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment: 

If yes, will the equipment be disconnected from the vehicle and left in situ?  no

How long will the deployment be? 

Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle?  no

Do you intend to recover any other previously deployed equipment?  no

If yes, please describe this equipment: 

Does this equipment use any glass spheres, ceramic housings or similar (non-metallic materials) for either buoyancy or as pressure housings?  no

Do you require any electronic equipment in the personal sphere? no

Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere?  no

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? no

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
This cruise is for the 4500 meter certification dive (s). No sampling will be taken, including data.
Date Submitted: Nov 26, 2014 11:18 AM by Eric Benway