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AT 15-67

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

HOV Alvin

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HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Raymond Lee: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Washington State University Pullman, WA USA 99164
+1 509 335 5727
rwlee@wsu.edu

Marvin Lilley: Principal Investigator
University of Washington School of Oceanography P.O. BOX 355351 Seattle, WA USA 98195
+1 206 543 0959
lilley@u.washington.edu

Maurice Tivey: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark 256, MS#22 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 4845
mtivey@whoi.edu

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Departure: Jul 6, 2010

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

astoria

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Astoria, Oregon

Arrival: Jul 26, 2010

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astoria

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Astoria, Oregon

Operations Area

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Main Endeavour Vent Field, possibly Middle Valley
Lat/Lon: 47° 57.0′ N / 129° 5.0′ W
Depth Range: 2000 / 2200
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? canada
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

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Northeast Pacific
Lat/Lon: 47° 54.0′ N / 128° 36.0′ W
Depth Range: 2650 / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Canada
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Macrofauna physiology studies, environmental temperature and chemistry characterization, sediment collection

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1) To install a seafloor optical communication device at a CORK instrumented borehole well-head (nominally Hole 1025C 47.887450 deg. N, 128.648650 deg. W).
2) To carry out a series of communication tests between the seafloor device and the submersible Alvin. 
3) Test a ship-based CTD-wire version of the optical communication device lowered to the seafloor in the vicinity of the CORK to test a remote mode of communications.
4) Test optical ranges within the Endeaour rift valley using Alvin

Science Activities

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Macrofauna collections, deploy camera temperature sensor arrays, water samples, in situ mass spectrometer

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3 Dives
Dive-1 install and test CORK 1025C optical communication device
Dive-2 finish range testing at CORK 1025C
Dive-3 Endeavour Ridge dive with portable Optical comms unit

2 days of night time operations for CTD wire lowered optical comms unit at CORK 1025C

Additional Info

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference

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Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
Meeting Notes: Already here at WHOI

Stations:

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  Station 1
  Distance: 300
  Days: null
  Latitude: 47° 53.0’ N
  Longitude: 128° 39.0’ W

Supporting documentation:

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Funding

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-0623554

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Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-0926849

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Science Underway Seawater System
Deionized Water System
Fume Hood

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Relay Transponder for Wire Use
Navigation - Position

CTD/Water Sampling

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

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

Critical CTD Sensors

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

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CTD wire and frame for mounting optical comms unit

Sediment Sampling

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Gravity corers

Sample Storage

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Scientific Walk-in Freezer
Climate Controlled Walk-in
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.

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Navigation

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

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

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Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? yes
How many nets? 1
How many tansponders? 2
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?yes

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Winches

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CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire

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Winch Notes: Not sure of this at the present time.

Standard Oceanographic Cables

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

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

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

Specialized Deck Equipment

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

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Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? no

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Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? no

Special Requirements

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Elecrical Power: no Identify 
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 

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Elecrical Power: no Identify 
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 

Additional Cruise Items/Activities

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Explosive Devices:no
Portable Air Compressors:no
Flammable Gases:no
Small Boat Operations:no
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

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Explosive Devices:no
Portable Air Compressors:no
Flammable Gases:no
Small Boat Operations:no
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

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

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

Radioactive Material

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Radioiosotopes:no

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Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
night CTD in vent plume and off axis, gravity coring
Other required equipment and special needs:

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Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
CTD operations for lowering optical comms unit on CTD winch/frame. need realtime communications and USBL for positioning
Other required equipment and special needs:

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



Current Chart(s):


Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?

What type of samples do you expect to collect? null

Site Survey

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

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

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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

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? yes
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations?no

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Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? yes
How many nets? 1
How many tansponders? 2
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations?yes

Vehicle Equipment

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Major water sampler(s)
Large capacity slurp samplers: single-chamber
Large capacity slurp samplers: multi-chamber
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
Push corers (12-pack rack)
High temperature probe (0-480°C)
Scoop nets
Video duplication station

Vehicle Equipment

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Major water sampler(s)
Large capacity slurp samplers: single-chamber
Large capacity slurp samplers: multi-chamber
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
Push corers (12-pack rack)
High temperature probe (0-480°C)
Scoop nets
Video duplication station

Elevators

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?yes
If yes, how many would you anticipate? 1

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Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?yes
If yes, how many would you anticipate? 0

Science Supplied Equipment

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

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.
in situ mass spec, AT-15-51
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? yes
Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? yes
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? yes
Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere? yes
Air weight of this equipment? 170
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? yes
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:
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

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Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Alvin yes
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.
We will being deploying a seafloor optical communications unit at the CORK wellhead 1025C using ALVIN. We will also use a matching comms unit mounted on the HOV to receive realtime data inside the sphere.

The equipment is being built at present and so weights are TBD.
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? yes
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? yes
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? yes
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual? yes
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? yes
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:
The seafloor optical comms unit will need to be installed with an Underwater mateable connector to the exisiting data logger unit at the CORK.
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? yes
If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:
The seafloor optical comms unit is a stand alone unit with its own battery pack.
It will communicate using light (LED-based) with an optical receiver installed on the HOV.
The optical rcvr will be wired into the sub to receive data inside the sphere for testing.
If yes, will the equipment be disconnected from the vehicle and left in situ? yes
How long will the deployment be? 12  Months
Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle? yes
Do you intend to recover any other previously deployed equipment? no
If yes, please describe this equipment:
We will deploy the seafloor optical comms unit at the CORK 1025C well head. Wi will hook up this unit to the exisiting data logger and then leave the unit in place for nominally one year.
The plan would be to revisit with Jason in 2011 to retrieve data and retrieve the unit, to rebattery and to reinstall for another year.
Does this equipment use any glass spheres for either buoyancy or as pressure housings? no

Hazardous Material

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

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

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

Additional Information

PI: Raymond Lee, Marvin Lilley, Maurice Tivey

Brief operations description or comments:
May leave high pressure van on ship until WHOI if possible
Navy Clearance:
Granted 07/02/10:
WITHIN 3.5 NM RADIUS OF 47-57N 129-03W DURING PERIOD 060000T THRU 262400T JUL 10
WITHIN 10 NM RADIUS OF 48-28N 128-42W DURING PERIOD 060000T THRU 262400T JUL 10
WITHIN 10 NM RADIUS OF 45-58N 130-00W DURING PERIOD 060000T THRU 262400T JUL 10
WITHIN 1 NM RADIUS OF 47-53N 128-39W DURING PERIOD 060000T THRU 262400T JUL 10
WITHIN 3 NM RADIUS OF 47-57N 129-06W DURING PERIOD 060000T THRU 262400T JUL 10

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Brief operations description or comments:
Navy Clearance:

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: