Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

Costa Rica seeps

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

Erik Cordes: Chief Scientist
Temple University 1900 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA US 19122
+1 215 204 8876
ecordes@temple.edu

Lisa Levin: Principal Investigator
9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA USA 92093-0218
+1 858 534 3579
llevin@ucsd.edu

Victoria Orphan : Principal Investigator
California Institute of Technology 109a North Mudd Laboratory Pasadena, CA USA 91125
+1 626 395 1786
vorphan@gps.caltech.edu

Chris Roman: Principal Investigator
University of Rhode Island South Ferry Road Narragansett, RI USA 02882
+1 401 874 6115
croman2@uri.edu

Gregory Rouse: Principal Investigator
Scripps Institution of Oceanography 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA USA 92093
+1 858 534 624
grouse@ucsd.edu


Departure: Puntarenas, Costa Rica on May 20, 2017

Arrival: Puntarenas, Costa Rica on Jun 11, 2017

Mobilization Date: May 17, 2017

Demobilization Date: Jun 13, 2017

Supporting documentation:

»potential_CR_sites.xlsx

Operations Area: Pacific margin of Costa Rica


Lat/Lon: 9° 0.0′ N / 84° 30.0′ W

Depth Range: 3000 / max (m)

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

Science objectives

Full 3-dimensional characterization of (at least) three known high-flux seep sites on the Costa Rica Pacific margin. Potentially a few additional dives to offshore seamounts and unexplored seep sites along the margin.

Science Activities

Activities include Sentry and wire flyer characterization of the water column, geochemistry from push cores, niskin samples on Alvin, community collections using the custom Bushmaster and mussel pots, and carbonate transplants. We may need the elevator to accomplish all of our sampling objectives.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI

It will be impossible to get everyone to WHOI, but I will try to make it up there. It would be great for everyone to participate in one meeting, although the only essential co-PI for the planning meeting would be Chris Roman since he is bringing over-the-side gear.
Media personnel on board: artist
Lily Simonson is a visual artist who has been out to sea on the Atlantis before.

Stations:


Funding Agency: NSF #1635219


- added NSF #1635219 on Nov 8, 2016 3:05 PM by Erik Cordes

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Multibeam
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Relay Transponder for Wire Use
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors: 

Sample Storage

Climate Controlled Walk-in
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
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:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

Winch Notes: Conversations underway about how to launch the Wire Flyer.



Wire Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oax3B8PJY74


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: yes Type: for Wire Flyer, see below
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes

Details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oax3B8PJY74

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: yes
Small Boat Operations: yes
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? yes

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): Sentry work will primarily be at night. Wire Flyer operations will also be at night. There will also be CTD casts when neither of these are operating. In addition, some multibeam operations are anticipated.

Other required equipment and special needs: 

AUV Sentry

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?  no

Current Chart(s):


If no, will you need Sentry 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? no

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no

Sensors & Samplers

CTD
Multibeam maps
What type of samples do you expect to collect?
none

Science Supplied Equipment


Are you supplying equipment to be used with AUV Sentry?  yes

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.
There will be additional sensors supplied by Chris Roman (croman2@uri.edu). He will be in touch with more of this information.

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

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:

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

Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
CTD
Niskin bottles (1L bottle rack)
Push corers (12-pack rack)
Rock collection baskets: 12" x 12" x 12" milk crates
Rock collection baskets: 12" x 18" x 12" milk crates
Scoop nets
Search sonar
Slurp pump: single chamber 'pelagic' medium flow
Tube cores: 12 core array (12" x 18" milk crate base)
Tube cores: 8 core array


What type of samples do you expect to collect?
push cores, carbonates, mobile fauna, Bushmaster and mussel pots.

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?  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.
Bushmaster and mussel pots.

Does this equipment use an external pressure housing?  no

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

Air weight of this equipment? 1-10 lbs

Water weight(s) of this equipment? 5-15

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?  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?  yes
How many? 1  Bi-directional
Pressure requirements?
Flow requirements?

Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.

Does this equipment require manipulation?  yes

If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:  mussel pots require a stop on the manipulator to catch the bar on the t-handle.

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:

Date Submitted: Jan 3, 2017 1:39 PM by Chad Smith