Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Cruise Planning Synopsis
|Peter Girguis: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator|
16 Divinity Ave room 3085 Cambridge, MA United States 02138
+1 617 496 8328
Departure: Mar 14, 2014
|New Orleans LA|
Arrival: Mar 26, 2014
|Southern California between San Diego and Los Angeles|
|Depth Range: min / max (m)|
|Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?||Cayman Islands|
|Are visas or special travel documents required?||no|
March 12, 2014 - UPDATED SYNOPSIS:
New cruise dates March 14 - 26, New Orleans LA to Gulfport MS. - eb.
NEW SEPT 25 2013:
ALVIN CERTIFICATION HAS BEEN DELAYED. THERFORE THIS CRUISE IS DELYAED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. - Eric Benway.
Over the past four years, HOV Alvin has undergone a suite of enhancements including a new pressure hull with improved visibility and ergonomics, new digital imaging and data acquisition systems, a novel basket that accommodates greater payloads, and numerous improvements to the vehicle’s command and control systems. The new pressure sphere has been certified to 6500m. Future upgrades to the submarine’s batteries and other major subsystems will ultimately make this HOV capable of operations at 6500 m.
Completion of the sea trials, will result in Alvin being recertified for operations to 4500m. However, there are aspects of vehicle operation and performance that are critical to science but not necessarily included in the certification process as defined by the US Navy’s NAVSEA protocols. Consequently, a science verification cruise (SVC) will be conducted to assess the research capabilities of the vehicle. The specific objectives of the cruise will include: 1) involvement of experienced users to ensure operational components and scientific sensors on the vehicle are working properly, 2) pursuit of various science projects and opportunistic exploration, and 3) education of early career scientists who plan to conduct deep submergence field science using HOV Alvin.
Jan 23 - UPDATED SYNOPSIS:New cruise dates March 14 - 26, New Orleans LA to Gulfport MS. - eb.
CRUISE IS DELAYED _ 9/25/13. Eric Benway.
The SVC will conduct operations is still TBD off Southern California. Pending the applicant pool as well as unforeseen issues, e.g., weather.
Evaluating the Science Capabilities of the new HOV Alvin
Navigation and Data Collection
Power, Speed, and Duration Capability
Lighting and Imaging
Ergonomics and Habitability
|Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI|
|Notes: MARCH 11, 2014 - SVC WEB SITE CREATED.|
*Jan 23, 2014 UPDATED CRUISE SCHEDULE. ADDED 3 DAYS TO CRUISE. MARCH 14 IS NEW DEPARTURE DATE.
|Funding Agency: NSF|
|Grant or contract number: 00001|
Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis
|Deionized Water System|
|Navigation - Heading|
|Science Underway Seawater System|
|ADCP 75 kHz|
|Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz|
|Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet|
|Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?|
|911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors|
Critical CTD Sensors
|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|
Science storage should be adequte in Lab spaces and Sci Hold. |
|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|
|CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire|
Standard Oceanographic Cables
|Chemical Storage Van|
Specialized Deck Equipment
Over the Side Equipment
|Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side?||no|
Additional Cruise Items/Activities
|Portable Air Compressors:||no|
|Small Boat Operations:||yes|
|SCUBA Diving Operations:||no|
|Will hazardous material be utilized?||no|
|Describe deployment method and quantity:|
Chemicals and Gases will be used. NO RADIOISOTPES (eb 2/10/14).
|Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?||yes|
|Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):|
|Other required equipment and special needs:|
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Checklist & Notes
|U.S. Customs Form:||no|
United States (New Orleans, LA)Master R/V ATLANTIS
Attn: Scientist's Name - AT26-12
FILLETTE GREEN SHIPPING SERVICES (USA) CORP.
4760 Pontchartrain Drive
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
Phone: (504)581-7468 (24 hour service)
Contact: Allen Guthrie, Operations Manager
Mobile: (504) 914-7205
Contact: Tom Pumphret
Mobile: (504) 941-0007
Note: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications. Shipment information for all equipment, supplies and spares should be communicated to the Agent and all WHOI contacts.
United States (Gulfport, MS)
Master: R/V ATLANTIS
WHOI NOTE: Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications. It is requested that shipping information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and WHOI contacts.
|Isotope Use Approval:||no|
|Allison Heater, Catie Graver|
|New Orleans Mob = 2 days March 12,13th|
Gulfport demob = 1 day March 27.
Shipments to New Orleans (to our agent for ship delivery). PLEASE be sure to contact Eric Benway or copy him on all communications with our agents.
|SCUBA DIVING; WHOI communications and outreach will be on board. Their goal is to also get vidoe and photography during Alvin launch and recoveries. If possible 1 person (Evan Kovaks) would join in the RHIB boat during launch / recovery ops and do shallow water photography.|