Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

UNOLS Deep-Submergence Science Leadership Cruise

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

Anne Dekas: Chief Scientist
Stanford University USA
+1 650 736 1225
dekas@stanford.edu

Adam Skarke: Chief Scientist
P.O. BOX 5448 Mississippi State, MS USA 39762
+1 662 268 1032 ext. 258
adam.skarke@msstate.edu

Cindy Van Dover: Principal Investigator
Duke University Marine Laboratory 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd Beaufort, NC US 28516
+1 252 504 7655
clv3@duke.edu


Departure: Woods Hole on Jul 28, 2016

Arrival: Woods Hole on Aug 7, 2016

Mobilization Date: Jul 27, 2016

Demobilization Date: Aug 8, 2016

Supporting documentation:

»AT36_Overview.pdf
»Dive_Locations.pdf
»Cruise_Schedule_June_27.xlsx

Operations Area: US Atlantic Continental Slope between Hudson Canyon and Nygren Canyon


Lat/Lon: 39° 59.971′ N / 69° 14.133′ W

Depth Range: 200m / 2000m

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science objectives

Training a cohort of early career scientists in deep submergence cruise planning and leadership.
Conducting observations and collection of samples at seafloor methane seep and coral community sites.
Acoustic mapping of the seafloor and water column.


Key training objectives include providing experience in:

i. collaborative, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and proposal strategies for deep-submergence science

ii. leadership in cruise and dive/mission planning and execution

iii. integration of instrumentation with Alvin/Sentry/other deep-submergence assets

iv. telepresence research and communication: seafloor-to-ship-to-shore

v. data management, sharing, reporting

vi. science communication

 

Key scientific objectives include:

i. Investigating the linked biological, chemical, physical, and geological processes that are manifest at seafloor methane seep and coral community sites

ii. Constraining the spatial and temporal extent of those processes. 

(More detailed objectives to be determined in consultation with cruise participants)

 


Science Activities

Alvin dives with collection of biological and geological samples
Sentry mapping 
Gravity core sampling
Multi-core sampling
CTD casts
XBT casts 
Shipboard sonar mapping (multibeam and sub-bottom)

We expect to make a large personnel transfer (~16 persons off and ~16  persons on) at the WHOI pier on August 2 at 11:00. We plan to arrive and depart on the same tide window. 


Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference

Stations:


Funding Agency: NSF #1641453


- added NSF #1641453 on Jun 3, 2016 1:57 PM by Adam Skarke

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Multibeam
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Science Underway Seawater System
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL

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?
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ 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: 

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)

MET Sensors

Air temperature
Barometric Pressure
Relative Humidity
Short Wave Solar Radiation
Wind speed and direction

Sediment Sampling

Gravity corers
Multi-core

Sample Storage

Climate 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


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

GPS
USBL

Navigation Notes: USBL will be used for Sentry, CTD, and Multi-corerer, in addition to Alvin.

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire

Winch Notes: CTD Winch with .322 wire to be used for deployment of the MC400 multi-corer to enable real-time imaging.
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire to be used for deployment of gravity corer
We will need the slip rings for the 0.322” 3-conductor cable for CTD and multicoring operations.

Wire use and application

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire


Wire Notes: .322 wire for deployment of multi-corer
.25 line for deployment of gravity corer
We will need the slip rings for the 0.322” 3-conductor cable for CTD and multicoring operations.
Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 

Portable Vans

Chemical 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 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: yes Identify: Telepresence
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 

Additional Cruise Items/Activities


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

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? yes

Describe deployment method and quantity:

Compressed CH4
Liquid N2
Formalin for preservation of Biological Samples
Denatured Alcohol

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): Potential for CTD, gravity core, and multicore collection at night
Sentry operations at night
Telepresence at night

Other required equipment and special needs: We anticipate live telepresence broadcasts each day of the cruise at 1000, 1300, 1800, and 2000 EDT.

Multi-corer will be the MC 400 equiped with camera from the MISO Facility ( http://www.whoi.edu/main/instruments/miso)
 

AUV Sentry

Site Survey

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

Current Chart(s):
»Hydrographer_Canyon_10m.grd
»Shallop_Canyon_10m.grd
»New_England_Seep_10_m.grd
»Veatch_Canyon_10m.grd


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

410/120kHz Sidescan sonar
850 kHz Sidescan sonor
CTD
Dissolved oxygen
Multibeam maps
ORP
Sub bottom profiler
What type of samples do you expect to collect?
Maps of seafloor seep habitats (Side scan sonar standard and 850 kHz, multibeam sonar, sub bottom profiler, photo-mosaics) ADCP current observations from DVL (Participant Joe Zambon working with Carl Kaiser on this) Expect collection of water column data with multibeam sonar. Water: CTD, O2, Eh, pH Current observations from ADCP/DVL instrument.

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:

We will provide gridded bathymetric data(.grd format) for all dive sites at a nominal resolution of 10 m^2. We will additionaly bring raw bathymetric data for all Sentry sites (collected by Atlantis or Okeanos Explorer) on the cruise.

We will not need SyPRID for use on cruise (this was previously considered and discussed on cruise planning call). However, we request a dockside presentation of the SyPRID sampler to familiarize cruise participants with this Sentry capability. 



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

Push corers (12-pack rack)
Search sonar
Low temperature probe
Scoop nets
CTD
Small capacity slurp samplers
Large capacity slurp samplers: single-chamber
Large capacity slurp samplers: multi-chamber
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
Major (dual) pair water sampler(s) with ICL temperature probles


What type of samples do you expect to collect?
Water Benthic fauna Sediment Rock

Elevators


Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?  yes
If yes, how many would you anticipate?  2

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.

Butterfield-Beast-type water sampler. (Scientist Katrina Twing working with Bruce Strickrott on this)
Hydrophone (Scientist Adam Skarke working with Bruce Strickrott on this) 

Additional cameras (downlooking and forwardlooing GoPro) on Alvin will be from the MISO Facility ( http://www.whoi.edu/main/instruments/miso). All cameras have been pressure tested and hold an Alvin pressure certification. 



Does this equipment use an external pressure housing?  yes

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

Air weight of this equipment?

Water weight(s) of this equipment?

Does the equipment require a power interface from Alvin?  yes

Voltage required

Power required

Data Interface

Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual?  yes

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: 

Water sampler: TBD after consultation with Katrina Twing.
Hydrophone: positioning on seafloor adjacent to active gas venting with a manipulator.



Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle?  no

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, ceramic housings or similar (non-metallic materials) for either buoyancy or as pressure housings?  no

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:
Request to work in water column well off bottom.
Anticipate two bounce dive (~300 m) days during the cruise.
Request Niskin bottle rack on Alvin for water sampling.

We can provide gridded bathymetric data (.grd format) and bathymetric map images (.tif) for all Alvin dive sites at a noninal resolution of 30 m^2.
Date Submitted: Jul 7, 2016 5:33 PM by Adam Skarke