Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

The Next 'ALVIN Certification Cruise (ACC)'

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

J. Patrick Hickey: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Smith 301, MS#17 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3860
jhickey@whoi.edu


Departure: San Diego on Oct 21, 2013

Arrival: San Diego on Nov 14, 2013

Mobilization Date: Oct 20, 2013

Demobilization Date: Nov 15, 2013

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: San Diego Harbor and Monterey Canyon


Lat/Lon:

Depth Range: min / max (m)

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

Science objectives

HOV ALVIN Sea trials PART II for post overhaul Alvin upgrade. 

Science Activities

Launch and Recover of HOV ALVIN as determined by Ch Sci and NAVSEA

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI

Stations:


Funding Agency: NSF #00001122


- added NSF #00001122 on Sep 25, 2013 2:48 PM by Eric Benway

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors: 

Storage Notes:

Navigation


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:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

Winch Notes:



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: yes
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: 

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

Navigation


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

Vehicle Equipment

CTD
Search sonar


What type of samples do you expect to collect?

Elevators


Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?  no
If yes, how many would you anticipate? 

Science Supplied Equipment


Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Alvin?  no

Has this equipment been used on Alvin before?  no

Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.

Does this equipment use an external pressure housing?  no

Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements?  no

Does the equipment have an associated computer or control panel for remote operation from the personnel sphere? no

Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere?  no

Air weight of this equipment?

Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle?  no

Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual?  no

Wiring diagram required for this equipment.

Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle?  no
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.

Does this equipment require manipulation?  no

If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:  HOV testing only.  As per NAVSEA

Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle?  no

If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:  HOV testing only. As per NAVSEA

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 for either buoyancy or as pressure housings?  no

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? no

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:

Date Submitted: Sep 25, 2013 2:49 PM by Eric Benway