Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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AT18-11

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, ROV Jason

Cruise Party

Christopher Reddy: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Fye 107B, MS#04 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2316
creddy@whoi.edu

David Valentine: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
University of California Santa Barbara 1006 Webb Hall, Department of Earth Science Santa Barbara, CA US 93117
+1 805 893 2973
valentine@geol.ucsb.edu

Departure: Sep 13, 2011

San Francisco

Arrival: Sep 29, 2011

San Diego

Operations Area

Santa Barbara and Santa Monica Basins
Lat/Lon: 34° 0.0′ N / 120° 0.0′ W
Depth Range: min / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

1. Investigate the variability in composition of seeping hydrocarbons at sites along the CA margin.
2. Investigate the changes in chemical composition of seeped oils as they weather.
3. Investigate the distribution and nature of hydrocarbon seepage and biodegradation along the CA margin.
4. Identify and map hydrocarbon/tar sources and related features along the CA margin.
5. investigate the fate of dissolved hydrocarbons in the waters along the CA margin.
6. Deploy in-situ incubation devices for microbial growth, for recover in 2013.

Science Activities

1. Jason operations including coring, water sampling, hydrocarbon sampling, surveys.
2. Sentry operations including multi-beeam mapping, photosurveys, mass specrometric surveys.
3. CTD casts and water collection (24 place rosette) for water collection.
4. Rate measurements using identical protocols as for SEEPS 07 and SEEPS 09 (note the use of radioactive materials).

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-0961725

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

ADCP 150 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz
Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Multibeam
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL
Science Underway Seawater System

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?

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer

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

Box corer
Van Veen Grab

Sample Storage

Climate 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
Storage Notes:

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no

Navigation

GPS
USBL
Navigation Notes:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
Other Portable Winch
Winch Notes:

We plan to conduct CTD operations, small boat operations, Sentry operations and Jason operations.

Wire use and application

Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
Winch Notes: Van Veen on Hydro wire for small sediment sampling.

Standard Oceanographic Cables

Slip ring required? no
Non-standard wire required? no
Traction winch required? no

Portable Vans

Chemical Storage Van
Isotope Van

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: 1) We may bring shallow in-situ pumps for over-the-side operations on small boats.
2) CTD
3) Van Veen grab

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: no Identify 
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: yes Identify: running SW from ROV hanger into interior lab

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
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:yes

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
We hope to perform nightime operations using small craft in the protected waters of the Santa Barbara coast.  We plan to deploy LED lights to track hydrocarbon slicks and to use the small craft to sample them over the course of the night.
Other required equipment and special needs:
We are discussing the use of TETHYS mass spectrometer and a seawater equilibration system.

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Jason



Current Chart(s):

Site Survey

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

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
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
What type of samples do you expect to collect?Sediment cores, oil samples, gas samples. Slurp samples and water samples are secondary in priority.

Elevators

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

Cameras & Video

Video & Photo data

Science Supplied Equipment

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

1) Tethys, 2) flux measurement device (non electrical) used with Alvin, 3) gas collection tubes (used on Alvin), 4) incubation chambers.

Please contact Rich Camilli regarding TETHYS.  The other items are being fabricated or modified.  None are electrical devices and none are pressurized.

Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? no
If yes, what is the pressure rating?
and test pressure?
Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? no
Pressure 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? yes
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:

Except for tethys, the other items can be manipulated with the Jason manipulator, and stored in the basket.

Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? yes
If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:
The incubation devices will be placed in the sediment, or at the sediment surface.  We may want a digging tool of some sort to create the hole for them.
If yes, will the equipment be disconnected from the vehicle and left in situ? yes
How long will the deployment be? 700  Days
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

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?yes
Describe deployment method and quantity:
We will use a small amount of methane gas, ~100mL, for the incubations.  Methane is a flammable gas, but the small volume being used poses little concern, and is less quantity than we typically bring up in natural samples.

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
We will be conducted several sorts of operations including sampling at known hydrocarbon seeps, explorations at various sites (details still being determined), deployment of incubation chambers, and potentially mapping and photoimaging.

Scientific Instrumentation for AUV Sentry



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?no
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
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
SAN FRANSISCO CA

Master R/V Atlantis
Attn: Scientist's Name - AT18-11
c/o Vasile Tudoran Transport
819 Ohio Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90804

Contact: Vasile Tudoran
Phone: (562) 882-5590
Fax: (562) 434-9800
Email: vtudoran@aol.com

Use above address for mail only; must be delivered five days prior to ship arrival in San Francisco.

For all packages and larger items, send directly to the address below.  Please notify Vasile Tudoran, vtudoran@aol.com, and dispatch@marineexpress.us in advance of all shipments

R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o Marine Express, Inc.
2900 Main St.
Alameda, CA 94501

Contact: 
Troy Esch, Marine Express Operations Manager
Phone: (510) 523-8900
Fax: (510) 523-6466

Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications. It is requested that shipment information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and WHOI contacts

SAN DIEGO CA:
Master R/V Atlantis
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o Paxton, Shreve & Hays Inc.
453 54th Street Suite 101
San Diego, CA   92114

Contact: Tom Jenkins
Phone: (619) 232-8941
Fax: (619) 232-3006
Telex: 6731029 SHREVE SDG
Email: marineops@pshinc.net 

The ship location will be:

Port of San Diego
10th Avenue Marine Terminal
623 Switzer St.
San Diego Ca. 92101



Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications. It is requested that shipment information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and WHOI contacts


Countries:
n/a
Notes:
n/a
Isotope Use Approval: yes
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Allison Heater (f), Dave Simms (m)
Loading Sept 11 & 12.   Crane ops for shifting jason and sentry containers on deck.
forklift and shore crane req.

DEMOB in San Diego:The ship location will be:

Port of San Diego
10th Avenue Marine Terminal
623 Switzer St.
San Diego Ca. 92101

small boat ops for snorkling operations - surface only.