Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

CRONE/AT26-17

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

Timothy Crone: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory USA
+1 845 365 8687
tjcrone@gmail.com

Kang Ding: Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota USA
+1 612 624 9598
mlcd@tc.umn.edu

Norman Farr: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Smith 307, MS#18 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3499
nfarr@whoi.edu

Daniel Fornari: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark South 172B, MS#24 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2857
dfornari@whoi.edu

James Kinsey: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Blake 219, MS#07 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3470
jkinsey@whoi.edu

Eric Mittelstaedt: Principal Investigator
University of Idaho 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 3022 Moscow, Idaho USA 83844
+1 208 885 2045
emittelstaedt@uidaho.edu

William Seyfried: Principal Investigator
University of Minnesota USA
+1 612 624 0340
wes@umn.edu

Maurice Tivey: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 256, MS#22 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 4845
mtivey@whoi.edu


Departure: Astoria, Oregon on Jul 14, 2014

Arrival: Astoria, Or. on Aug 7, 2014

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Northeast Pacific


Lat/Lon:

Depth Range: min / max (m)

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

Science objectives

The University of Minnesota research group has the following objectives:
1. Hydrothermal vent fluid sampling at Axial caldera and MEF. The vent sampling will involve direct acquisitoin of samples using Alvin, but also deployment of time series sampling by remote operation.
2. Chemical sensor deployments will take place in association with vent fluid sampling

The primary goal of the Crone, Mittelstaedt, Fornari group is to deploy and test two new camera systems designed to acquire video imagery of hydrothermal venting.  Fornari also plans to bring out his MISO time lapse camera to take photos of Alvin working on the bottom as time is available and in a not-to-interfere basis with the science programs.  This would be deployed on an elevator similar to what was done in the Gulf of Mexico on the SVC.

The primary goal of the Kinsey, Crone, Mittelstaedt group is to use the AUV sentry to measure the volume and heat flux of hydrothermal fluid passing through a rectangular volume centered around the Ashes and MEF hydrothermal sites.

The Tivey/Farr second leg will be focused on CORK optical communications.  We currently have underwater optical modems installed at two seafloor CORK sites: at 857D in Middle Valley and 1025C on Endeavor Ridge flank.  The objectives of the Tivey/Farr cruise program are to download CORK data using the optical modems, recover the CORK optical modems, and test a new generation of optical modem (3G) using Alvin, Sentry and lowered CTD platforms.


Science Activities

To fulfill UM objectives, we will deploy sensor and samplers at sites of high temperature venting, but also at sites of diffuse flow venting. Vent sites are located at ASHES at Axial caldera, but we will also investgiate sites at MEF (Main Endeavour Field), and possilbe MOTHRA vents near MEF on Endeavour segment, JDF. Vent fluid samples will be processed on board ship
Chemical sensor calibartion efforts will also take place shipboard, before and after seafloor deployment. The UM group will be heavily involved with chemical work while onboard.

The Crone, Mittelstaedt, and Fornari group will use Alvin to perform site surveys, test and deploy two stand-alone camera systems, take temperature measurements at diffuse and focused hydrothermal vents, deploy temperature sensors, and perform minor mapping surveys using Alvin if time permits. We would also like to have Alvin be capable of acquiring near-bottom multibeam data using the RESON multibeam in order to test and prove that system and to establish the data quality and processing so that Alvin can offer this capability to future users - this is a secondary but important objective.

To accomplish our goals, the Kinsey, Crone, and Mittelstaedt group will conduct AUV Sentry dives during night operations between Alvin dives.  These Sentry dives will include mapping, photo surveys, and flying a series of repeated surveys around and within a rectangular box located over each vent field.

The Tivey/Farr CORK optical communications leg (Jul 27-Aug 6) will undertake the following operations at the two seafloor CORK sites (857D and 1025C).
At 1025C:
* download data using shipbased CTD lowered optical modem
* test Sentry optical modem using CTD lowered optical modem.
* Alvin Dive to recover old CORK optical modem, download CORK data
At 857D:
* download data using shipbased CTD lowered optical modem
* Alvin dive to deploy new 3G optical modem, recover old CORK optical modem, download CORK data.
* Sentry dive to test new 3G optical modem
* Alvin dive to recover new 3G optical modem and then a geophysical and geological exploration of 857D to 858G Dead Dog hydrothermal field.
* Sentry dive geophysical survey of 857D to 858G Dead Dog hydrothermal field


Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference

May 1 at 1300 Eastern time Conference #: 508-289-3192 Conf Code: 213770#

Stations:

  CORK 1025C
  Distance: null
  Days: 2
  Latitude: 47° 53.247’ N
  Longitude: 128° 38.919’ E

  CORK 857D
  Distance: null
  Days: 3
  Latitude: 48° 26.517’ N
  Longitude: 128° 42.651’ E

Funding Agency: NSF #1332371, 0927615, 1131772, 0926849, 0942835


- added NSF #1332371, 0927615, 1131772, 0926849, 0942835 on Apr 23, 2014 11:49 AM by Maurice Tivey

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Multibeam
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL
Deionized Water System
Fume Hood

Shipboard Communication

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

Critical CTD Sensors:  CTD rosette frame without water bottles with optical modem and SDSL mounted to the rosette

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)

Sample Storage

Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
Scientific Walk-in Freezer


Storage Notes: The UM group will need access to the wlak in freezer for chemical sensor pre-deployment tests. The -70C freezer is also needed for storage of some samples

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

GPS
USBL

Navigation Notes: Need to be sure navigation systems are coordinated with other vessels and ROV systems that may be in the operations area (ROPOS and MBARI)

The UM group uderscores the need for clear and effective communications with UW (R/V Thompson) (RSN) researchers whom will be in the same area at Axial at about the same time

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
Trawl Winch with .681 fiber optic

Winch Notes: OptComms group may need to utilize the FO .681 winch for optical modem comms with Alvin and Sentry as separate from CTD wire.  Prefer CTD wire but if being used for other uses may need .681 wire.

Wire use and application

Trawl Winch with .681 fiber optic
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire


Wire Notes: We will be deploying the Diffuse Effluent Measurement over the side on the starbord hydroboom using the CTD winch and the 0.322" wire with the 0.25" wire as a back-up.  The system weights ~700lbs in air and ~60lbs in water.

We will be deploying the VentCam over the side on the starbord hydroboom using the CTD winch and the 0.322" wire with the 0.25" wire as a back-up. Weights in air and water TBD.

OptComms group may need to utilize the FO .681 winch for optical modem comms with Alvin and Sentry as separate from CTD wire.  Prefer CTD wire but if being used for other uses may need .681 wire.

We will be attaching a set (~5) of SensorBots to the CTD wire for testing of optical communications between the sensors during one of the LADCP deployments. These sensors should not interfere with any operations of the CTD system but will need to be attached as the cage descends.


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: yes Identify: DI water (18 mega-ohm) must be available in chem lab

Additional Cruise Items/Activities


Explosive Devices: no
Portable Air Compressors: no
Flammable Gases: no
Small Boat Operations: no
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? no

Describe deployment method and quantity:
UM group will be using inert gas (nitrogen) (several tanks will be up-loaded at Astoria). UM will also process samples with common chemicals and dilute acids. MSDS forms will be provided for all chemicals that UM will use. All chemicals brought on Atlantis will be used completely while at sea or entirely removed from the ship during demob

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): The AUV Sentry will be deployed for nighttime operations.

CTD with optical modem mounted to rosette frame

MISO time lapse camera for imaging Alvin during operations on the seafloor - deployed using the Alvin elevator and float pack

Other required equipment and special needs: 

AUV Sentry

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?  yes

Current Chart(s):


If no, will you need Sentry to generate maps of the work area(s)?  yes

Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?  yes

Navigation


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no

Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? yes

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes

Sensors & Samplers

Magnetometer
What type of samples do you expect to collect?
Leg 1 program will be providing an ADV and SBE3s for Sentry. These have already been wired into Sentry.

Science Supplied Equipment


Are you supplying equipment to be used with AUV Sentry?  no

Has this equipment been used on Sentry 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 case been tested to the anticipated depth of deployment?  no

Air weight(s) of this equipment?

Water weight(s) 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 Sentry User Manual?  no

Cameras & Video

Digital Still Camera: Color

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments: Leg 1 will require detailed Sentry near-bottom multibeam and sidescan mapping over study area around Ashes Vent Field to base location of vent camera deployments
-- Will want the Reson and Sidescan on the vehicle.

For leg 2: optical modem testing ops, and potentially the reson for mapping 857D and 858G region

HOV Alvin

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?  yes

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? yes

Vehicle Equipment

High temperature probe (0-480°C)
Low temperature probe
Magnetometer
Profiling sonar


What type of samples do you expect to collect?

Elevators


Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?  yes
If yes, how many would you anticipate?  1

Science Supplied Equipment


Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Alvin?  yes

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.
The WHOI/University of Idaho group will be bringing the Diffuse Effluent Measurement System, a stand-alone camera system It is designed to capture imagery and temperatures of diffuse effluent rising from the seafloor.  The camera/computer housing is titanium and is was pressure tested at WHOI to comply with Alvin certifications.  The system will weigh ~60lbs in water and is approximately 1.5m cubed.

The Lamont group will be bringing the VentCam stand-alone camera system for measuring fluid flows at high-temperature black smoker vents. This system has been deployed with Alvin once before, at EPR in 2009. All implodable volumes have or will be tested at the LDEO high pressure test facility as per Alvin guidelines.

The UM group will be using 
For Leg 2 CORK optical m

UM group will be collecting hydrothermal fluid samples. UM will provide IGT samplers for their specific need, although the availability of majors samplers might be used as well. Marv Lilly will provide 1-2 gas-tight samplers, which will be used as well.

ICL communication is necessary for operation of fluid samplers and for chemical sensor deployment. Three serial connections are required.

odem program:
Will need the ODI underwater connector installed on Alvin to plug into CORKs for data download.
We will install optical modem hardware on Alvin for communication tests. Various parts of this system have been used previously on Alvin (2010) and ROV Jason (2011/2012).
We will also have Alvin trasnport to the seafloor and deploy a standalone seafloor optical lander and then recover it after testing on a second dive.
Alvin will recover the two optical modems installed at the CORKs bringing them to the surface.

Does this equipment use an external pressure housing?  yes

Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements?  yes

Air weight of this equipment?

Water weight(s) of this equipment?

Does the equipment require a power interface from Alvin?  no

Voltage required

Power required

Data Interface

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

Please provide power and comms specifics, wiring diagram, pinout, and wiring harness in advance of the cruise.

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

Does this equipment require manipulation?  yes

If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:  The DEMS system will be carried by Alvin from its wire deployment location, a metal bar raised by an attached robe, and a large handle moved from horizontal pointing right to horizontal pointing left.

The VentCam system will be transported by Alvin from its wire deployment location to its final deployment location, and Alvin will be required to manipulate the tripod head so that the camera housing is pointing toward the vent flow of interest.




Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle?  yes

If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:  The DEMS system will be placed over a diffuse effluent source and left to capture imagery for ~1-2 weeks until recovered by flotation or attachment to a line on Alvin.

Optical modem equipment is deisgned to fit on the Alvin basket and to be moved using the manipulator.

If yes, will the equipment be disconnected from the vehicle and left in situ?  yes

How long will the deployment be?  12  Days

Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle?  yes

Do you intend to recover any other previously deployed equipment?  yes

If yes, please describe this equipment:  Leg 2
Alvin will be recovering optical modems previously installed at two CORK sites. These have been deployed for 2 years (2012).
Alvin will also recover our new 3G optical modem deployed a day earlier following testing by Sentry.

Does this equipment use any glass spheres, ceramic housings or similar (non-metallic materials) for either buoyancy or as pressure housings?  yes

Do you require any electronic equipment in the personal sphere? no

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

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? no

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:

Date Submitted: May 22, 2014 9:31 AM by Eric Benway