Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cruise Planning Questionnaire
VehiclesAUV Sentry, HOV Alvin
Cruise PartyErik Cordes: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Temple University 1900 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA US 19122
+1 215 204 8876
Departure: Gulfport, MS on Apr 27, 2014
Arrival: Gulfport, MS on May 16, 2014
Mobilization Date: Apr 25, 2014
Demobilization Date: May 18, 2014
Operations Area: Gulf of Mexico
Lat/Lon: 90° 0.0′ N / 28° 0.0′ W
Depth Range: 350 / 2500
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no
Science objectivesDetermining the effects of ocean acidification on deep-water corals, surveys of potential new deep-water coral sites.
Science ActivitiesCollection of live deep-water corals, collection of water samples both by Alvin and by CTD casts over the dive sites, ship-board experiments on coral physiology, push cores in coral habitats, integration of sensors (pO2 and PCO2 optodes) with Sentry.
Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOII will be in the Boston area over the holidays, probably from Dec 20 - Jan 6, if a visit in that time frame is possible.
Media personnel on board: Video
Independent documentary film about ocean acidification and the deep sea.
Funding Agency: NSF #1220478
- added NSF #1220478 on Nov 20, 2013 12:02 PM by Erik Cordes
Shipboard EquipmentDeionized Water System
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL
Science Underway Seawater System
Shipboard CommunicationBasic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?
CTD/Water Sampling911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor
Critical CTD Sensors:
Sample StorageClimate Controlled Walk-in
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
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
WinchesCTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
|Slip ring required? no||Number of conductors:|
|Non-standard wire required? no||Type:|
|Traction winch required? no||Describe:|
Portable VansChemical Storage Van
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 EquipmentWill you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? no
|Elecrical Power: no||Identify:|
|Equipment Handling: no||Identify:|
|Inter/intraship Communications: no||Identify:|
|Science Stowage: no||Identify:|
Additional Cruise Items/Activities
|Explosive Devices: no|
Portable Air Compressors: no
Flammable Gases: no
Small Boat Operations: no|
SCUBA Diving Operations: no
Will hazardous material be utilized? yes
Radioactive MaterialRadioiosotopes: no
Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): multibeam, CTD operations, Sentry lowerings
Other required equipment and special needs:
Site SurveyWill you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)? yes
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? no
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations? yes
Vehicle EquipmentBio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
Low temperature probe
Push corers (12-pack rack)
What type of samples do you expect to collect?
water samples with niskin bottles, coral samples into modified push-core quivers with stoppers, coral samples into bioboxes, community collections with the Bushmaster, push cores
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? 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.
the Bushmaster - a hydraulic net for community collections. It was last used on the Lisa Levin cruise to the Costa Rica margin in 2009.
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? yes
|How many?||2 Bi-directional|
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? yes
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated: mounted on the basket in a large sized bucket with a bungee, lifted by a straight bar-grip using the manipulator, opened and deployed then closed with hydraulics, placed into the bucket-holster and bungeed. One use per dive. Will not be used on every dive.
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? yes
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 for either buoyancy or as pressure housings? no
Will hazardous material be utilized? no
Additional InformationBrief operations description or comments:
Date Submitted: Nov 20, 2013 12:32 PM by Erik Cordes