Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

North Pond CORKs

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, ROV Jason

Cruise Party

Keir Becker: Principal Investigator
Univ. Miami, RSMAS USA
+1 305 421 4661
Becker Keir

Peter Girguis: Principal Investigator
16 Divinity Ave room 3085 Cambridge, MA United States 02138
+1 617 496 8328
pgirguis@oeb.harvard.edu

Julie Huber: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Watson Building , MS#51 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2556
jhuber@whoi.edu

Beth Orcutt: Principal Investigator
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
+1 999 999 9999 ext. 999999
Beth Orcutt

Grieg Steward: Principal Investigator
1950 East-West Rd, CMORE Hale Honolulu, HI USA 96822
+1 808 354 1652
grieg@hawaii.edu

Geoffrey Wheat: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
University of Alaska Fairbanks P.O. BOX 757200 Fairbanks, AK USA 99775
+1 831 633 7033
wheat@mbari.org


Departure: Woods Hole on Oct 2, 2017

Arrival: Bridgetown, Barbados on Nov 1, 2017

Mobilization Date: Sep 28, 2017

Demobilization Date: Nov 3, 2017

Supporting documentation:

»Preliminary_List_of_Operations_for_North_Pond_Expedition_reduced.pdf

Operations Area: North Pond


Lat/Lon: 22° 45.0′ N / 46° 5.0′ W

Depth Range: 4400 / 4600

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? We will be in the middle of nowhere
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

Collect fluids from the CORKs at North Pond. Recover the down hole samplers that are in the boreholes.  Fish for one sampler that was deployed within a CORK, much like we did with Alvin on the Juan de Fuca. Also collect fluid that vent from the CORKs and potentially measure flow rates.  Also download pressure data. Collect fluids for viruses (filter for 3 days)

Science Activities

Collect lots of water from the CORKs and recover the downhole instruments

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference

Teleconference email wheat@mbari.org to set it up

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: null
  Days: null
  Latitude: 22° 45.0’ N
  Longitude: 46° 5.0’ W

Funding Agency: NSF #339687


- added NSF #339687 on Dec 27, 2016 5:38 PM by Geoffrey Wheat

R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
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
SBE43 oxygen sensor

Critical CTD Sensors: 

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: We would like both walk-in refrigeration usnits set to 4C

We would like to have liquid nitrogen on board

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
LBL
USBL

Navigation Notes: We have nice maps of the area but if we run into problems we have other areas (nearby) that we would like to map.

Winches

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

Winch Notes: Need to do several CTDs to collect lots of bottom seawater near the two primary CORKS

Wire use and application

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


Wire Notes: Need to do several CTDs to collect lots of bottom seawater near the two primary CORKS
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? yes

Details: We should be able to use Jason to recover the down hole systems

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: no
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? yes

Describe deployment method and quantity:
Just regular lab use (chemicals).  We will bring MSDS sheets and spill kit materials.

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): Assumeing that we will work around the clock.

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)?  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

410/120kHz Sidescan sonar
850 kHz Sidescan sonor
CTD
Dissolved oxygen
Multibeam maps
Sub bottom profiler
What type of samples do you expect to collect?
Sentry will not be with us this trip

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.
Sentry will not be with us this trip

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:

ROV Jason

Site Survey

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

Current Chart(s):


If no, willl you need Jason 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
Digital still camera: down-looking
Digital still camera: forward-looking
Heat flow probe
Major water sampler(s)
Oxygen sensor
Push corers
Reson multibeam sonar
Scoop nets
Search Sonar
What type of samples do you expect to collect?
if things go well we will focus on the wellheads with a coring stop at a site of discharge. Can we get the chirp sonar on Jason? We need the low temperature probe.

Elevators


Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?  yes

If yes, how many would you anticipate?  The under elevator on the first dive and maybe a few others.

Science Supplied Equipment


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

Has this equipment been used on Jason 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.
Large volume sampler from Univeristy of Hawaii (Cowen's)
Oxygen optode
Pressure download system (ODI) for CORKS
flow meter - updated from Juan de Fuca
Andy Fisher's heat flow probe
Squeezer water samplers
Fishing harpoon - Used with Alvin in 2014

Does this equipment use an external pressure housing?  yes

If yes, what is the pressure rating? 
and test pressure? 

Or has the pressure case been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements?  yes

Housing schematic with dimensions and include air and water weights.

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

Air weight of this equipment? 

Water weight of this equipment? 

Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle?  yes

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

Does this equipment require manipulation?  yes

If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated.
jason has done all of this before

Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle?  yes

If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment.
Some thing may be left on the wellhead for a day or three.

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

How long will the deployment be?  3  Days

Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle?  yes

If recovering equipment deployed with another vehicle, provide pressure rating: 
and test pressure: 

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:
We need to recover the downhole samplers so we will need the sling and use Medea as a pulling system with a weak link or with the new single body Jason configuration

Also we will need to fish for one of the downhole samplers like we did with Alvin on the Juan de Fuca.
Date Submitted: Aug 7, 2017 1:31 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli