Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

NSF/JMS Insp AT 28


R/V Atlantis


Cruise Party

Peter Lemmond: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 244, MS#22 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2457

Departure: Woods Hole on Jun 4, 2015

Arrival: Woods Hole on Jun 4, 2015

Mobilization Date: Jun 4, 2015

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Vineyard Sound


Depth Range: min / max (m)

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

This year RV Atlantis is scheduled to participate in the regularly scheduled NSF - JMS inspection.  This is a three day inspection that takes place on board RV Atlantis.  One of the three days is a required underway at sea day where the crew and science technicians will run Atlantis through all tests and procedures.  The objectives on this cruise is to demonstrate functionality and material condition with the installed sciencetific shipboard equipment.

Science Activities

CTD's, Multibeam operations, underwater Bathymetry ADCP, laboratory SSSW.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Visit WHOI

Peter met with Captain Colburn week of May 18, 2015.


Funding Agency: NSF #01234

- added NSF #01234 on May 26, 2015 8:34 AM by Eric Benway

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Science Underway Seawater System

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: 

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:


CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

Winch Notes:

Wire use and application

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

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: 
Date Submitted: Jun 3, 2015 11:13 AM by David Gaylord