Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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AT18-12

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

ROV Jason

Cruise Party

Scott Nooner: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 61 Route 9W Palisades, NY USA 10964
+1 845 365 8944
snooner@ldeo.columbia.edu

Departure: Oct 4, 2011

Manzanillo

Arrival: Oct 25, 2011

San Diego

Operations Area

NP13
Lat/Lon: 9° 50.0′ N / 104° 17.0′ W
Depth Range: 2500 / 2900
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

1. Carry out a seafloor geodetic survey by making repeated measurements on 10 seafloor benchmarks using a pressure gauge package that is connected to the ROV with an umbilical.
2. Recover bottom pressure recorders (BPRs) that have been on bottom for over 3 years. The BPR locations are primarily on the ridge axis. They have acoustic transponders and releases that did not work properly when we tried to recover them in 2009. The goal this year is to recover them using the ROV.
3. Collect high resolution bathymetry data along the ridge axis when transiting along the ridge.

Science Activities

1. Carry out a seafloor geodetic survey by making repeated measurements on 10 seafloor benchmarks using a pressure gauge package that is connected to the ROV with an umbilical.
2. Recover bottom pressure recorders (BPRs) that have been on bottom for over 3 years. The BPR locations are primarily on the ridge axis. They have acoustic transponders and releases that did not work properly when we tried to recover them in 2009. The goal this year is to recover them using the ROV.
3. Collect high resolution bathymetry data along the ridge axis when transiting along the ridge.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»BPRsrev2011.xls
»Nooner_benchmark_info.doc

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 0647840

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Navigation - Heading

CTD/Water Sampling

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

Critical CTD Sensors

MET Sensors

Barometric Pressure
Wind speed and direction
Air temperature
Relative Humidity

Sample Storage

Scientific Walk-in Freezer
Storage Notes:

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
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:no
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?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Jason



Current Chart(s):

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?yes
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes
What type of samples do you expect to collect?

Elevators

Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?yes
If yes, how many would you anticipate? 20

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Jason yes
Has this equipment been used on Jason 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.
1. Mobile Pressure Recorder--a pressure gauge package requiring 12-24V power and RS232 communications. 
2. Bottom Pressure Recorders--we will be recovering several bottom pressure recorder packages. They have glass balls for flotations. We will need a knife on the ROV to cut the burn wire (1/8" stainless braided wire rope).
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? yes
If yes, what is the pressure rating? 10000
and test pressure? 6000
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? no
Air weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? yes
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 instrument will be picked up from the science basket and placed gently onto a benchmark and released. After a measurement period of 15-20 minutes, the instrument will be picked up and stowed on the science basket until the next site.
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? no
If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:
The instrument will be picked up from the science basket and placed gently onto a benchmark and released. After a measurement period of 15-20 minutes, the instrument will be picked up and stowed on the science basket until the next site.
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
If recovering equipment deployed with another vehicle, provide pressure rating:
and test pressure:
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:

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
When recovering BPRs, we will need a knife or hydraulic cutter on the manipulator to cut the burnwire, since they didn't release properly in 2009. We will also want to attach strobe lights (provided by us) to each BPR to aid in recovery. 
We plan to map the axial summit trough during the transit from BPR to BPR using the Reson Sonar, so we will need that as well (it wasn't listed anywhere else on this questionnaire).

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

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

Master R/V Atlantis
Attn: Scientist's Name -AT18-12
c/o Paxton, Shreve & Hays Inc.
453 54th Street Suite 101
San Diego, CA   92114

Contact: Tom Jenkins
Phone: (619) 232-8941
Fax: (619) 232-3006
Telex: 6731029 SHREVE SDG
Email: marineops@pshinc.net 

THE SHIP LOCATION IN SAN DIEGO WILL BE:
Port of San Diego
10th Avenue Marine Terminal
623 Switzer St
San Diego CA 92101





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


PANAMA (PACFIC SIDE):

Master R/V Atlantis
Attn: Scientist's Name - AT18-12
IN TRANSIT
c/o Panama Agencies Co. Inc.
Centro Commercial Plaza Albrook
Locales 29 y 30
Albrook
REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

Contacts: Francis Zeimetz, Gabriel Bernal
Phone: 507-315-0954
Fax: 507-315-0968
Cell: 507-6616-3117, Francis Zeimetz
        507-6616-6521, Gabriel Bernal
Email: panage@c-com.net.pa
           panage1@c-com.net.pa
           panaco@cwpanama.net

All parcels, parts and equipment labeled as "Ship's Spares in Transit" should be sent to the address above.

Ship's mail and correspondence shoulbe sent to:

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
IN TRANSIT
c/oPanama Agencies Co, Inc.
P.O. Box 0843-00948
Balboa, Anco
Republic of Panama


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:
No EEZ clearances needed.   Will mob in San Diego USA and Demob in Balboa Panama.
Notes:
US4455's for cargo being loaded in San Diego.
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Allison Heater (f), Dave Simms (m)
Loading 10th Avenue Pier San Diego CA. Oct 2 and 3rd.

Address:
R/V Atlantis
Port of San Diego
10th Avenue Marine Terminal
623 Switzer St.
San Diego CA. 62101

DEMOB in Balboa Panama