Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


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AT26-05

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

J. Patrick Hickey: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Smith 301, MS#17 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3860
jhickey@whoi.edu

Departure: Aug 31, 2013

Astoria OR.

Arrival: Sep 19, 2013

San Francisco CA

Operations Area

Off Northern Ca. Monterey Bay area
Lat/Lon:
Depth Range: min / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

HOV ALVIN Sea trials for post overhaul Alvin upgrade. 

Science Activities

Launch and Recover of HOV ALVIN as determined by Ch Sci.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

Notes: this cruise will depart Aug 31 from Astoria and transit direct to San Fran, a 3 day transit.  ETA San Fran SEPT 3.  Dock location Tbd.

NAVSEA and co. will join ship and commence with incline and harbor trials.   Open sea trials will take place after NAVSEA approval of all harbor trials.

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 000001

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors

no special needs here. Just stand. rosette if req. at all.
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 Notes:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Winch Notes:
Winch Notes:

Standard Oceanographic Cables

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

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: 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:yes
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?no
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



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 for other than Alvin operations?no

Vehicle Equipment

CTD
Search sonar

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 no
Has this equipment been used on Alvin 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.
This is a certification sea trial.  Most sci equipment will be tried and tested later in year AT26-07.
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? no
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
Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere? no
Air weight 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 Alvin User Manual? no
Wiring diagram required for this equipment.
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:
HOV testing only
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? no
If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:
HOV testing only
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 for either buoyancy or as pressure housings? no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:
nothing to add besides Alvin batteries.

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
NAVSEA certification trials.  Harbor and open ocean.
Navy Clearance:
will update - eb

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
ASTORIA and SAN FRAN will have the same agent - Vasile Tudoran.
_____________
For Astoria

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
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


**NOTE
All packages and shipments should be sent to the following address with shipping notification sent to WHOI contacts, Ship's Agent and Esther Jones, contact information below:

Herb Florer, Director, Seaports Division
(503) 741-3336 (office)
(503) 468-8182 (cell)
herb@portofastoria.com

 Esther Jones, Administrative Assistant
(503) 741-3300 (Office)
admin@portofastoria.com

 Port of Astoria Tel:  (503) 741-3300

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o Port of Astoria
#10 Pier One
Suite 308
Astoria, OR   97103

______________________
SAN FRANCISCO CA


Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
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.


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:
Notes:
none required
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
none
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Catie Graver, Allison Heater
mob in Astoria and San Fran. 
Demob in San Fran.