Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

My Cruise


R/V Atlantis


ROV Jason

Cruise Party

Doug Toomey: Principal Investigator
University of Oregon USA
+1 541 346 5576

Anne Trehu: Chief Scientist
Corvallis, OR USA 97331-5503
+1 541 737 2655

Departure: Newport OR on Jun 25, 2013

Arrival: Newport OR on Jul 9, 2013

Supporting documentation:


Operations Area: Continental margin of Oregon and California

Lat/Lon: 45° 0.0′ N / 125° 0.0′ W

Depth Range: 30 / 3000

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

Science objectives

Recover ocean bottom seismometers for the Cascadia Initiative (CI).  The CI has multiple science objectives related to structure and dynamics of the Juan de Fuca plate and Cascadia subduction zone.

Science Activities

Recover 30 ocean bottom seismometers. 20 of the instruments are of a trawl-resistant design that may require use of Jason for recovery.  The others are released from their anchor and float to the sea surface for recovery.  If there were problems recovering some of the OBSs during the 2 previous CIET recovery cruise, we will try to recover those also using Jason if necessary.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference

Media personnel on board: Video
1-2 representatives from Bob Ballard's Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) may participate in this cruise, depending on whether funds can be obtained by them to set up adequate communications capability.


Funding Agency: NSF #1139701

- added NSF #1139701 on Mar 21, 2013 3:51 PM by Eric Benway

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?

Critical CTD Sensors: 

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Air temperature
Relative Humidity
Wind speed and direction
Short Wave Solar Radiation

Storage Notes:


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 Notes:

Winch Notes:

Wire Notes: to be determined by Andrew Barclay in discussion with Matt Heinz.  
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? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): 

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Mar 21, 2013 3:51 PM by Eric Benway