Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cruise Planning Questionnaire
The Next 'SEEPC Barbados 2011'
Cruise PartyCliff Cunningham: Principal Investigator
Duke University 130 Science Drive Durham, NC US 27708
+1 919 660 7356
David Eggleston: Principal Investigator
NC State University 303 College Circle Morehead City, NC US 27695
+1 919 515 7840
Ruoying He: Principal Investigator
North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC US 27695
+1 919 513 0249
Svetlana Maslakova: Principal Investigator
University of Oregon P.O. BOX 5389 Charleston, OR US 97420
+1 541 888 2581 ext. 309
Cindy Van Dover: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Duke University Marine Laboratory 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd Beaufort, NC US 28516
+1 252 504 7655
Craig Young: Principal Investigator
University of Oregon Oregon Institute of Marine Biology P.O. BOX 5389 Charleston, OR US 97420
+1 541 888 2581 ext. 299
Departure: Bridgetown Barbados on Jun 1, 2012
Arrival: Bridgetown Barbados on Jun 17, 2012
Mobilization Date: May 30, 2012
Demobilization Date: Jun 18, 2012
Operations Area: Barbados Accretionary Wedge
Lat/Lon: 11° 14.0′ N / 59° 22.0′ W
Depth Range: 1000 / 2200
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Barbados
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
Science objectivesMooring recoveries and sampling at 3 Barbados seep sites (El Pilar, Orenoque A, Orenoque B) plus MOCNESS tows and some mapping (multibeam, CHIRP). We may add sample sites if we are able to undertake an advance SENRY survey in the region (pending request). Our aim would be to add new sites separated by as much as 150-200 km max along a depth gradient and along an isobath. Use of SENTRY would allow us to undertake precision sampling of known sites, 1 to 1.5 days per station at each of 6 to 8 seep stations. This is part of the Seep Connectivity Project funded by NSF to investigate historical and contemporary linkages among Barbados, Gulf of Mexico, and Blake Ridge seep species.
We anticipate a two-leg mission, with a small-boat personnel exchange no later than 6 am on 8 June.
Note: We may choose to do Orenoque A and B first; details will depend on whether we get SENTRY time and on teh timing of the personnel exchange.
At each site:1) Sub-bottom profiling to locate seep areas
2) MOCNESS tows for larval sampling
3) Mooring recoveries (current meter, 2 sediment/larval traps per mooring)
4) INtensive sampling os seep fauna for genetic and reproduction studies
Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference
Latitude: 10° 19.8 N
Longitude: 58° 37.4 W
Latitude: 10° 19.67 N
Longitude: 58° 53.325 W
Latitude: 11° 14.0 N
Longitude: 59° 22.0 W
Funding Agency: NSF #OCE-1031050
- added NSF #OCE-1031050 on Dec 26, 2011 10:48 AM by Prof Cindy Lee Van Dover
Shipboard Equipment12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Deionized Water System
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Relay Transponder for Wire Use
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL
Science Underway Seawater System
Shipboard CommunicationBasic 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?
CTD/Water Sampling911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
Critical CTD Sensors:
MET SensorsAir temperature
Short Wave Solar Radiation
Wind speed and direction
Sample StorageClimate Controlled Walk-in
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
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
Mooring / TSE winch
Winch Notes: winches needed for MOCNESS, CTD, and Jason
|Slip ring required? no||Number of conductors:|
|Non-standard wire required? no||Type:|
|Traction winch required? no||Describe:|
Other Science Vans:Other Science Vans:
|Science Van 1|
|Type/size: Berth Van||Location:|
Specialized Deck Equipment
|Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no||Type:|
|Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no||Type:|
|Nets Required: yes||Type: MOCNESS 150 um 0.5 m^2 mouth|
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: yes|
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): MOCNESS technician
Other required equipment and special needs:
Site SurveyWill you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)? no
If no, willl you need Jason to generate maps of the work area(s)? yes
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated? yes
Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? yes
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? yes
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes
Sensors & SamplersLarge capacity slurp samplers (Single Chamber)
Large capacity slurp samplers (Multi-chamber)
What type of samples do you expect to collect?
macroinvertebrates - mussels, sponges, clams, etc
Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface? yes
If yes, how many would you anticipate? 5
Cameras & VideoVideo & Photo data
Science Supplied Equipment
Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Jason?
Has this equipment been used on Jason 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
If yes, what is the pressure rating?
and test pressure?
Or has the pressure case been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? no
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?
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? no
Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle? no
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? no
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated.
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
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
Will hazardous material be utilized? no
Additional InformationBrief operations description or comments:
We need advice on navigation - I am unsure whether we need LBL.
Date Submitted: Mar 8, 2012 9:20 AM by Eric Benway