Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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AT26-14

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

Erik Cordes: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Temple University 1900 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA US 19122
+1 215 204 8876
ecordes@temple.edu

Departure: Apr 27, 2014

Gulfport, MS

Arrival: May 16, 2014

Gulfport, MS

Operations Area

Gulf of Mexico
Lat/Lon: 28° 0.0′ N / 90° 0.0′ W
Depth Range: 350 / 2500
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

Determining the effects of ocean acidification on deep-water corals, surveys of potential new deep-water coral sites.

Science Activities

Collection of live deep-water corals, collection of water samples both by Alvin and by CTD casts over the dive sites, ship-board experiments on coral physiology, push cores in coral habitats, integration of sensors (pO2 and PCO2 optodes) with Sentry.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI
Meeting Notes: I will be in the Boston area over the holidays, probably from Dec 20 - Jan 6, if a visit in that time frame is possible.
Media personnel on board: Video
Independent documentary film about ocean acidification and the deep sea.

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»cruise_plan_for_AT26_14_WHOI.xlsx
»sites_for_WHOI.xlsx

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 1220478

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Multibeam
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL
Science Underway Seawater System

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor

Critical CTD Sensors

Sample Storage

Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Climate Controlled Walk-in
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
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
Winch Notes:
Winch Notes:

Standard Oceanographic Cables

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

Portable Vans

Chemical Storage 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? 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:no
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?yes
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
multibeam, CTD operations, Sentry lowerings
Other required equipment and special needs:

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?water samples with niskin bottles, coral samples into modified push-core quivers with stoppers, coral samples into bioboxes, community collections with the Bushmaster, push cores null null null

Site Survey

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

Vehicle Equipment

Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
CTD
Low temperature probe
Push corers (12-pack rack)
Scoop nets
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 yes
Has this equipment been used on Alvin 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.
the Bushmaster - a hydraulic net for community collections. It was last used on the Lisa Levin cruise to the Costa Rica margin in 2009.
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.
Air weight of this equipment?
Water weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require a power interface from Alvin? no
Voltage required null
Power required
Data Interface
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual? no
Please provide power and comms specifics, wiring diagram, pinout, and wiring harness in advance of the cruise.
Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle? yes
How many? 2 Bi-directional
Pressure requirements?
Flow requirements?
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? yes
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:
mounted on the basket in a large sized bucket with a bungee, lifted by a straight bar-grip using the manipulator, opened and deployed then closed with hydraulics, placed into the bucket-holster and bungeed. One use per dive. Will not be used on every dive.
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? yes
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
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
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

Hazardous Material

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

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
Navy Clearance:
Granted 04/23/14:
A. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 29-12N 87-52W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
B. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 29-09N 88-01W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
C. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 29-04N 88-23W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
D. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 29-02N 88-23W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
E. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 28-39N 89-07W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
F. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 28-25N 89-24W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
G. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 28-04N 89-42W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
H. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 28-13N 89-42W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
I. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-35N 89-42W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
J. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 28-11N 89-48W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
K. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-56N 89-55W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
L. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-57N 89-59W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
M. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-53N 90-07W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
N. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-44N 91-03W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
O. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-45N 91-13W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
P. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-43N 91-33W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
Q. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-44N 91-37W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
R. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-36N 91-49W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
S. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-37N 92-31W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
T. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-34N 92-32W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
U. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-33N 92-51W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
V. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-30N 93-04W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
W. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-26N 93-35W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
X. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-07N 93-54W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
Y. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-31N 94-05W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.
Z. WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-36N 94-46W DURING PERIOD 271200Z APR THRU 162300Z MAY 14.

Granted 05/03/14:
WITHIN 5 NM RADIUS OF 27-04N 92-49W DURING PERIOD 041200Z THRU 162300Z MAY 14.

Scientific Instrumentation for AUV Sentry



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?just sensor data and bathymetry null null

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)?yes
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

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV AbeSentry no
Has this equipment been used on AbeSentry 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
Has the pressure case been tested to the anticipated depth of deployment?& no
Pressure housing schematic with dimensions and include air and water weights.
Air weight of this equipment?
Water 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 Sentry User Manual? no

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
In collaboration with Chris Martens lab, we are currently planning on bringing pO2 and PCO2 optodes for integration on Sentry. These are stand-alone sensors that will simply need a home on the vehicle.

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

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

United States (Gulfport, MS)

Master:  R/V Ship Name
Attn:  Scientist's Name
Fillette Green Shipping Services (USA) Corp.
261 N. Conception Street
Mobile, AL   36603

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1842
Mobile, AL   36633
Phone:  (251) 375-2224
Fax:  (251) 432-6813
TELEX: 3772415 FGSS USWG
Email: mob@fillettegreen.com

Contact:  Jason Halischak
Cell:  (251) 232-1659

Shipments of up to 200 lbs may be sent to the address above.  All shipments over 200 pounds should be scheduled to arrive while the ship is in port and directed to the address below.   The agent must be notified of all shipments.

Port of Gulfport address:
Master:  R/V Ship Name
Atten:  Scientist's Name
Mississippi State Port at Gulfport
30th Avenue South Extension West Pier
Gulfport, MS   39501

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.

Countries:
USA to USA voyage
Notes:
N/A
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
no rads being used.
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Allison Heater, Catie Graver
April 25 ,26 is the mobilizaiton for science and AUV Sentry.