NDSF Vehicle Cruise Planning


Prospective Investigator

Information about requesting an NDSF vehicle.

Chief Scientist/Principal Investigator

Information the Chief Scientist/Principal Investigator needs to know to plan a cruise with Alvin, Jason/Medea and ABE/Sentry.

Cruise Planning Checklist

Timeline of activities for the Chief Scientist with links and contacts used during the cruise planning process.


Collected list of forms that are used in planning a cruise. Cruise planning questionnaire, U.S. Customs and personnel forms are some of the types found here.

Contact Information

Find contact information and responsibilities for personnel working in Ship Operations and the National Deep Submergence Facility.