HOV Alvin Cruise Planning
- Make a Cruise Plan for Alvin
Submitting a cruise plan well in advance is essential to planning a successful dive. Also, please read the Scheduling of Days on Station introduction.
- Submit a Cruise Planning Questionnaire
The cruise-planning questionnaire begins the process of cruise planning. It is used to ensure that the scientific equipment you need for your cruise is aboard and functioning properly and also to communicate your cruise plan to the ship.
- Complete a Shipboard Scientific Personnel Form (pdf)
- Obtain Proper Clearances
- Gas Test of Equipment to be Used in Alvin's Personnel Sphere
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Alvin's certifying agency, requires the testing of all scientific instrumentation brought into the personnel sphere for toxicity and flammability.