Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

U.S. ECS Mapping 22/NOAA-OE/P


R/V Atlantis


Cruise Party

Andrew Armstrong: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
24 Colovos Road Durham, New Hampshire USA 03824
+1 603 862 4559

Departure: Astoria, Oregon on Sep 23, 2014

Arrival: San Francisco, California on Oct 12, 2014

Mobilization Date: Sep 22, 2014

Demobilization Date: Oct 13, 2014

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Mendocino Ridge

Lat/Lon: 40° 20.0′ N / 130° 45.0′ W

Depth Range: 1000 / 5000

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

Science objectives

Complete multibeam bathymetry of Mendocino Ridge to western limit of 2500-m isobath

Science Activities

Multibeam echo sounder data acquisition and processing, possible CTD cast(s), subbottom profiler data recording and processing, XBT and XSV deployment

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference


Funding Agency: NOAA #000001

- added NOAA #000001 on Jul 22, 2014 9:53 AM by Eric Benway

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Navigation - Position
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors: 

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: Best available GPS navigation and integrated POS/MV attitude for multibeam system.


CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

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): 

24-hr multibeam data acquisition and periodic XBT deployments

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jul 22, 2014 9:54 AM by Eric Benway