Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


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AT37-13 Cordes "Costa Rica Seeps"

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

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

Lisa Levin: Principal Investigator
9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA USA 92093-0218
+1 858 534 3579
llevin@ucsd.edu

Victoria Orphan : Principal Investigator
California Institute of Technology 109a North Mudd Laboratory Pasadena, CA USA 91125
+1 626 395 1786
vorphan@gps.caltech.edu

Chris Roman: Principal Investigator
University of Rhode Island South Ferry Road Narragansett, RI USA 02882
+1 401 874 6115
croman2@uri.edu

Gregory Rouse: Principal Investigator
Scripps Institution of Oceanography 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA USA 92093
+1 858 534 624
grouse@ucsd.edu

Departure: May 20, 2017

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Arrival: Jun 11, 2017

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Operations Area

Pacific margin of Costa Rica
Lat/Lon: 9° 0.0′ N / 84° 30.0′ W
Depth Range: 3000 / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Costa Rica
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

Full 3-dimensional characterization of (at least) three known high-flux seep sites on the Costa Rica Pacific margin. Potentially a few additional dives to offshore seamounts and unexplored seep sites along the margin.

Science Activities

Activities include Sentry and wire flyer characterization of the water column, geochemistry from push cores, niskin samples on Alvin, community collections using the custom Bushmaster and mussel pots, and carbonate transplants. We may need the elevator to accomplish all of our sampling objectives.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI
Meeting Notes: It will be impossible to get everyone to WHOI, but I will try to make it up there. It would be great for everyone to participate in one meeting, although the only essential co-PI for the planning meeting would be Chris Roman since he is bringing over-the-side gear.
Media personnel on board: artist
Lily Simonson is a visual artist who has been out to sea on the Atlantis before.

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»potential_CR_sites.xlsx
Notes: Bandwith Upgrade Requested: Reliable skype/teleconference connection required with shore via Internet.

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 1635219

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Multibeam
Navigation - Heading
Navigation - Position
Relay Transponder for Wire Use
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors

Sample Storage

Climate Controlled Walk-in
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
Scientific Walk-in Freezer
Storage Notes: Freezer space required for samples being removed at WHOI

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: Conversations underway about how to launch the Wire Flyer.

Chad S-Mash2k Winch from WHOI Winch Pool for Chris Roman's Wire Flyer (between strbd cane and Alvin track). Turntable required.

Winch Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oax3B8PJY74

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: yes Type: for Wire Flyer, see below
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oax3B8PJY74

Night operations consist of either Wire Flyer tows or AUV Sentry deployments.

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: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:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Sentry work will primarily be at night. Wire Flyer operations will also be at night. There will also be CTD casts when neither of these are operating. In addition, some multibeam operations are anticipated.
Other required equipment and special needs:

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?push cores, carbonates, mobile fauna, Bushmaster and mussel pots. 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)?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? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations?no

Vehicle Equipment

Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
CTD
Niskin bottles (1L bottle rack)
Push corers (12-pack rack)
Rock collection baskets: 12" x 12" x 12" milk crates
Rock collection baskets: 12" x 18" x 12" milk crates
Scoop nets
Search sonar
Slurp pump: single chamber 'pelagic' medium flow
Tube cores: 12 core array (12" x 18" milk crate base)
Tube cores: 8 core array

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.
Bushmaster and mussel pots.
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? 5-15
Water weight of this equipment? 1-10 lbs
Does the equipment require a power interface from Alvin? no
Voltage required
Power required
Data Interface
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual? yes
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? 1 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:
mussel pots require a stop on the manipulator to catch the bar on the t-handle.
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
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 5/4/2017:
WITHIN 150 NM RADIUS OF 09-00N 084-48W DURING PERIOD 200000T MAY THRU 112400T JUN 17

Scientific Instrumentation for AUV Sentry



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?none

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? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV AbeSentry yes
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.
There will be additional sensors supplied by Chris Roman (croman2@uri.edu). He will be in touch with more of this information.
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:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Countries:
Notes:
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech: