Checklist of Supplies


As a member of the science party, your group is responsible for bringing on board any and all equipment to be utilized during the cruise, with the exception of ROV tools, CTD, and rosette. The following checklist is suggested:

  • Tools or equipment for on-board analysis
  • Office supplies (notebooks, pens, etc)
  • laptop computer, disks & associated equipment

You should also have a reasonable level of understanding regarding the video systems. Additionally, please come prepared for foul weather and the cooler temperature of the ROV control rooms.

A pre-departure briefing will be given by a ship’s officer concerning safety and emergency procedures, and guidelines to follow while on-board. Please give your full attention during this talk. It is also useful for the Chief Scientist to brief all personnel on the day’s mission and priorities, and to describe any specialized concerns about safety or proper procedure regarding equipment and techniques unique to the operation. For more on what is expected of you while at sea, please refer to Science party guidelines for operations.

All samples, equipment and materials belonging to the science party must be removed at the end of the day for a R/V Rachel Carson cruise, or within 24 hours of the R/V Western Flyer’s return to port. All laboratory areas and personal spaces should be cleaned and left in the same or better condition than found in consideration of the next user. Please consult a crew member for supplies and information.

At Sea

Research Vessel Western Flyer
R/V Western Flyer cruise planning
Checklist of Supplies
Cruises outside home port
Data and video: formats and specifics
Departure/arrival times
early departure
Hazardous materials
Precruises and postcruises
ROV dive time definitions
RHIB operations
ROV users checklist
Science party guidelines
Scuba diving
Ship to shore communications
Research Vessel Rachel Carson
R/V Rachel Carson cruise planning
Research Vessel Paragon
Emergencies and contacts
Onboard documents and logs
Policies and operating guidelines
Marine operations policies
Departure/arrival times
Early departure
Elevator payload limits
Equipment design guidelines
Hazardous materials
Homer beacon policies
Lab use and chemical safety
NILSPIN ™ oceanographic ropes
Push core policies and description
RHIB operations
Rigging policy
Science party size
Cruise planning
Marine operations policies
Remotely operated vehicles
ROV Ventana
ROV Doc Ricketts
Mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV)
Autonomous underwater vehicles
Gulper autonomous underwater vehicle
Seafloor mapping AUV
Long-range autonomous underwater vehicle Tethys
Investigations of imaging for midwater autonomous platforms
Benthic Rover
Autonomous surface vehicles
Wave Glider
Wave Glider-based communications hotspot
2020 Expeditions
2019 Expeditions
2018 Expeditions
2017 Expeditions
2016 Expeditions
2015 Expeditions
2014 Expeditions
2013 Expeditions
2012 Expeditions
Cabled observatory
About MARS
MARS contacts
MARS science experiments
Ocean Soundscape
Soundscape Listening Room
MARS hydrophone data
How to connect to MARS
MARS contacts
How to interface
MARS site description
MARS instrument deployment
MARS biology
MARS technology
MARS connector wiring
MARS node description
More ocean observatory resources
Local notice to mariners
Mooring data
Research tools
Administration & planning
Marine operations technicians