Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Lilly/Tivey/Lee Endeavour


R/V Atlantis


HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

Raymond Lee: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Washington State University Pullman, WA USA 99164
+1 509 335 5727

Departure: astoria on Jul 6, 2010

Arrival: astoria on Jul 27, 2010

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Main Endeavour Vent Field, possibly Middle Valley

Lat/Lon: 47° 57.0′ N / 129° 5.0′ W

Depth Range: 2000 / 2200

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

Science objectives

Macrofauna physiology studies, environmental temperature and chemistry characterization, sediment collection

Science Activities

Macrofauna collections, deploy camera temperature sensor arrays, water samples, in situ mass spectrometer

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference


Funding Agency: NSF #OCE-0623554

- added NSF #OCE-0623554 on Apr 27, 2010 11:54 AM by Raymond W Lee

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Science Underway Seawater System

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors: 

Sediment Sampling

Gravity corers

Sample Storage

Climate Controlled Walk-in
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
Scientific Walk-in Freezer


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

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

Other Science Vans:

Other Science Vans:
Science Van 1
Type/size: Girguis pressure van Location: deck
Water: Power:
Science Van 2
Type/size: Girguis pressure van Location: deck
Water: Power:

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? yes

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): night CTD in vent plume and off axis, gravity coring

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


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? yes

How many nets? 0

How many tansponders? 0

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

Vehicle Equipment

Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
High temperature probe (0-480°C)
Large capacity slurp samplers: multi-chamber
Large capacity slurp samplers: single-chamber
Major (dual) pair water sampler(s) with ICL temperature probles
Push corers (12-pack rack)
Scoop nets

What type of samples do you expect to collect?


Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?  yes
If yes, how many would you anticipate?  1

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Alvin?  yes

Has this equipment been used on Alvin before?  yes

Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.
in situ mass spec, AT-15-51

Does this equipment use an external pressure housing?  yes

Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements?  yes

Air weight of this equipment? null

Water weight(s) of this equipment?

Does the equipment require a power interface from Alvin?  yes

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? yes

Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere?  yes

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized? no

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
May leave high pressure van on ship until WHOI if possible
Date Submitted: Apr 28, 2010 4:31 PM by Raymond W Lee