Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


AT18-09

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

ROV Jason
- added ROV Jason on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Cruise Party

Norman Farr: Principal Investigator
Organization Name 360 Woods Hole Rd. Woods Hole, MA USA 02543
+1 508 289 3499
nfarr@whoi.edu

Harlan Johnson: Chief Scientist
University of Washington Seattle, WA USA 98195
+1 206 543 8474
johnson@ocean.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
- added Harlan Johnson as Chief Scientist on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
- added Norman Farr as Principal Investigator on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
- added Maurice Tivey as Principal Investigator on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Departure: Aug 6, 2011

Astoria, OR

Arrival: Aug 26, 2011

Astoria, OR

Operations Area

Endeavour Ridge and Middle Valley, Northern Juan de Fuca Ridge
- Endeavour Ridge and Middle Valley, Northern Juan de Fuca Ridge on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon: 48° 0.0′ N / 129° 0.0′ W
- set lat to 48° 0.0′ N, set lon to 129° 0.0′ W on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Depth Range: min / max (m)
- set max to max (m) on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Canada
- Canada on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Science Objectives

JOHNSON/TIVEY THERMAL GRID EXPT

High resolution geophysical survey of a hydrothermally-active section of the Endeavour Segment RIDGE2000 study area.  We wish to test the hypothesis that crustal fluid undergoes substantial horizontal sub-surface transit across the axial valley floor prior to emission, to better constrain the sub-surface structure of a high temperature vent system, and to identify re-charge zones where seawater is entering into the crustal hydrothermal reservoir. 

TIVEY/FARR/WARE

Testing of underwater optical communications of both previously installed equipment on the seafloor as well as with an experimental lander and ROV-mounted receivers and transmitters.


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JOHNSON/TIVEY THERMAL GRID EXPT

High resolution geophysical survey of a hydrothermally-active section of the Endeavour Segment RIDGE2000 study area.  We wish to test the hypothesis that crustal fluid undergoes substantial horizontal sub-surface transit across the axial valley floor prior to emission, to better constrain the sub-surface structure of a high temperature vent system, and to identify re-charge zones where seawater is entering into the crustal hydrothermal reservoir. 

TIVEY/FARR/WARE

Testing of underwater optical communications of both previously installed equipment on the seafloor as well as with an experimental lander and ROV-mounted receivers and transmitters.


on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

JOHNSON/TIVEY THERMAL GRID

(a) extensive deployment of thermal blankets to measure conductive heat flux at 140 sites within the axial valley near the RAVEN hydrothermal vent area. Each blanket requires 6 hr equilibration time. We expect to have 14 blankets to move around checkerboard style.

(b) conduct near-bottom magnetic field and high-resolution swath bathymetry surveys with the ROV Jason II around the RAVEN vent field.

(c) additional heat flux measurements outside of the rift valley.

TIVEY/FARR/WARE OPTICAL COMMS

(a) visit Middle Valley borehole observatory site CORK 857D and test already deployed optical communication installation. In situ testing will consist of CTD moutned optical comms and then ROV optical comms.  After in situ testing, we will recover this equipment for refurbishment/rebattery. We will redeploy the optical comms unit back at the same location later on in the cruise.

(b) test high-speed optical comms within the Endeavour rift valley. Several types of tests are envisioned with a lander and optical receivers and transmitters mounted onto ROV Jason.

(c) test high speed optical comms at off axis site (expect different water quality).

 

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JOHNSON/TIVEY THERMAL GRID

(a) extensive deployment of thermal blankets to measure conductive heat flux at 140 sites within the axial valley near the RAVEN hydrothermal vent area. Each blanket requires 6 hr equilibration time. We expect to have 14 blankets to move around checkerboard style.

(b) conduct near-bottom magnetic field and high-resolution swath bathymetry surveys with the ROV Jason II around the RAVEN vent field.

(c) additional heat flux measurements outside of the rift valley.

TIVEY/FARR/WARE OPTICAL COMMS

(a) visit Middle Valley borehole observatory site CORK 857D and test already deployed optical communication installation. In situ testing will consist of CTD moutned optical comms and then ROV optical comms.  After in situ testing, we will recover this equipment for refurbishment/rebattery. We will redeploy the optical comms unit back at the same location later on in the cruise.

(b) test high-speed optical comms within the Endeavour rift valley. Several types of tests are envisioned with a lander and optical receivers and transmitters mounted onto ROV Jason.

(c) test high speed optical comms at off axis site (expect different water quality).

 

on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI
- Teleconference/Visit WHOI on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Meeting Notes: Paul Johnson - teleconference Maurice Tivey - already at WHOI Norm Farr - already at WHOI
- Paul Johnson - teleconference Maurice Tivey - already at WHOI Norm Farr - already at WHOI on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF-OTIC
Grant or contract number: 0926849, 0942835
Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: NSF OCE 1037870

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Multibeam ,
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL,
Navigation - Heading,
Navigation - Position
-removed Gravimeter on Aug 4, 2011 4:01 PM by Eric Benway
-added Multibeam on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
-added Navigation - Heading on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
-added Navigation - Position on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
-added Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
-added Gravimeter on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet
-added Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

We will modify the CTD rosette by mounting optical comms gear and use the SDSL comms link
- added We will modify the CTD rosette by mounting optical comms gear and use the SDSL comms link on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Storage Notes:

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Navigation

GPS,
LBL,
USBL
-added GPS on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
-added LBL on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
-added USBL on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Navigation Notes: navigation for ROV Jason at Raven site will likely require LBL.  ** LBL NOT NEEDED ** 7/11/11 Will use USBL **
navigation at CORK 857D will need USBL only.
navigation for off-axis heat-flow site will need USBL only.
- changed from navigation for ROV Jason at Raven site will likely require LBL.
navigation at CORK 857D will need USBL only.
navigation for off-axis heat-flow site will need USBL only.
to navigation for ROV Jason at Raven site will likely require LBL.  ** LBL NOT NEEDED ** 7/11/11 Will use USBL **
navigation at CORK 857D will need USBL only.
navigation for off-axis heat-flow site will need USBL only.
on Jul 18, 2011 2:30 PM by Eric Benway
- added navigation for ROV Jason at Raven site will likely require LBL.
navigation at CORK 857D will need USBL only.
navigation for off-axis heat-flow site will need USBL only.
on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Winch Notes: CTD with optical comms equipment mounted to rosette frame.
SDSL comms over CTD wire
- added CTD with optical comms equipment mounted to rosette frame.
SDSL comms over CTD wire
on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Wire use and application

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Winch Notes: CTD with optical comms equipment mounted to rosette frame.
Norm Farr = 3 optical comms on rosette.  Plus science transmissometer.
SDSL comms over CTD wire
- changed from CTD with optical comms equipment mounted to rosette frame.
SDSL comms over CTD wire
to CTD with optical comms equipment mounted to rosette frame.
Norm Farr = 3 optical comms on rosette.  Plus science transmissometer.
SDSL comms over CTD wire
on Jul 18, 2011 2:30 PM by Eric Benway
- added CTD with optical comms equipment mounted to rosette frame.
SDSL comms over CTD wire
on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

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: Vessel / Jason traction winch
Nets Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Revisions

- Cruise Specific Science Winch Required? : changed from no to yes on Aug 18, 2011 3:23 PM by Eric Benway
- Cruise Specific Science Winch Required? : added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
- Type : added Vessel / Jason traction winch on Jul 18, 2011 2:30 PM by Eric Benway

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Details: We will bring a WOCE drifter to deploy for a few days and then pick up later in the cruise.
- added We will bring a WOCE drifter to deploy for a few days and then pick up later in the cruise.
on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

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
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Only possible night work other than ROV Jason might be CTD ops for optical comms testing.
- added Only possible night work other than ROV Jason might be CTD ops for optical comms testing. on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Other required equipment and special needs:
Multibeam sonar for water column surveying.  No mapping required.
- added Multibeam sonar for water column surveying.  No mapping required. on Aug 4, 2011 4:01 PM by Eric Benway

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Jason



Current Chart(s):

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
How many nets? 1
How many tansponders? 2
- added 2 on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
What type of samples do you expect to collect?Do not plan on taking any samples.
- added Do not plan on taking any samples. on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Elevators

Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?yes
- changed from no to yes on Aug 18, 2011 3:23 PM by Eric Benway
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
If yes, how many would you anticipate? 4
- added 4 on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Jason yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Has this equipment been used on Jason before? no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.
Univ. Washington thermal blankets : 14 units, each approx 1 m x 1m in size.  These will need to be deployed by ROV Jason. They are self recording instruments.  We will need elevators to bring them down to the seafloor and return to surface for data download.

Optical comms equipment (NORM NEEDS INPUT HERE)
** from Pre cruise meeting **
Norm Farr and John Ware will be mounting 3 optical emitters on Jason, 1 optical reciever on Jason, 1 extra optical reciever for the basket,  and 1 optical receiver on Media.

~250 lbs in air.

Optics testing without ANY light from Jason.  Science understands that there would be small amounts of light from certain internal electronics on Jason.  
Optics test will need to survey flat bottom ~ 100 nm radius

Need ethernet / power tap (2)

- added Univ. Washington thermal blankets : 14 units, each approx 1 m x 1m in size.  These will need to be deployed by ROV Jason. They are self recording instruments.  We will need elevators to bring them down to the seafloor and return to surface for data download.

Optical comms equipment (NORM NEEDS INPUT HERE)
** from Pre cruise meeting **
Norm Farr and John Ware will be mounting 3 optical emitters on Jason, 1 optical reciever on Jason, 1 extra optical reciever for the basket,  and 1 optical receiver on Media.

~250 lbs in air.

Optics testing without ANY light from Jason.  Science understands that there would be small amounts of light from certain internal electronics on Jason.  
Optics test will need to survey flat bottom ~ 100 nm radius

Need ethernet / power tap (2)

on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
If yes, what is the pressure rating?
and test pressure?
Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
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
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Air weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle? no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:
Univ. Washington thermal blankets.  Passive deployment onto the seafloor. Each blanket requires 6 hours for equilibration with environment (ie to establish a thermal gradient within the blanket).  These are self recording units.  We will have 14 blankets and will be using a "checkers game" approach to moving these over a predetermined grid of proposed sites.  Blankets will need to be recovered periodically to download data.
- added Univ. Washington thermal blankets.  Passive deployment onto the seafloor. Each blanket requires 6 hours for equilibration with environment (ie to establish a thermal gradient within the blanket).  These are self recording units.  We will have 14 blankets and will be using a "checkers game" approach to moving these over a predetermined grid of proposed sites.  Blankets will need to be recovered periodically to download data. on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
If yes, will the equipment be disconnected from the vehicle and left in situ? yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
How long will the deployment be? 8  Days
- added 8 on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle? yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
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
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:
Lithium batteries
- added Lithium batteries on Jul 18, 2011 2:14 PM by Eric Benway

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:34 PM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: yes
- added yes on Jul 18, 2011 2:34 PM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted: May 6, 2011
- added May 6, 2011 on Jul 18, 2011 2:34 PM by Eric Benway
Date Approved: Aug 5, 2011
- added Aug 5, 2011 on Aug 18, 2011 3:23 PM by Eric Benway
Agent Information:
ASTORIA :

Master R/V Atlantis
Attn: Scientist's Name - AT18-09
Inchcape Shipping Services
2323 NW Suffolk Street
Portland, OR  97210

Mailing Address:**Please see NOTE below for ALL shipments
Suite 200,
PO Box 5307
Portland, OR 97228-5307

Phone: +1 503 226 3093 (24 Hrs)
Fax: +1 503 525 6040
Telex: 3774438 isswcoast
Email: iss.portland@iss-shipping.com
Website: ISS Portland OR Microsite 

Contact:  Gary Martinke
Tel:   503 525-6026
Fax:  503 525-6040
Mobile:  503 780-4295

Email: iss.portland@iss-shipping.com

**NOTEAll packages and shipments should be sent to the following address with shipping notification sent to WHOI contacts, Ship's Agent and Rita Fahrney, contact information below:

Rita Fahrney rfahrney@portofastoria.com
cc to Agent  iss.portland@iss-shipping.com

Port of Astoria Tel: 503 325-4521

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o Port of Astoria
422 Gateway Avenue
Suite 100
Astoria, OR   97103


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

Last updated: June 6, 2011

- added ASTORIA :

Master R/V Atlantis
Attn: Scientist's Name - AT18-09
Inchcape Shipping Services
2323 NW Suffolk Street
Portland, OR  97210

Mailing Address:**Please see NOTE below for ALL shipments
Suite 200,
PO Box 5307
Portland, OR 97228-5307

Phone: +1 503 226 3093 (24 Hrs)
Fax: +1 503 525 6040
Telex: 3774438 isswcoast
Email: iss.portland@iss-shipping.com
Website: ISS Portland OR Microsite 

Contact:  Gary Martinke
Tel:   503 525-6026
Fax:  503 525-6040
Mobile:  503 780-4295

Email: iss.portland@iss-shipping.com

**NOTEAll packages and shipments should be sent to the following address with shipping notification sent to WHOI contacts, Ship's Agent and Rita Fahrney, contact information below:

Rita Fahrney rfahrney@portofastoria.com
cc to Agent  iss.portland@iss-shipping.com

Port of Astoria Tel: 503 325-4521

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name
c/o Port of Astoria
422 Gateway Avenue
Suite 100
Astoria, OR   97103


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

Last updated: June 6, 2011

on Jul 18, 2011 2:34 PM by Eric Benway
Countries:
Need Canadian EEZ authorization.
- added Need Canadian EEZ authorization. on Jul 18, 2011 2:34 PM by Eric Benway
Notes:
Isotope Use Approval: no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:34 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Jul 18, 2011 2:34 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Dave Simms, Kyle McDermott
- added Dave Simms, Kyle McDermott on Jul 18, 2011 2:34 PM by Eric Benway
Mobilization Aug 4 & 5. 
Science can move aboard August 4

WHOI science (M.Tivey & N. Farr) will have a couple of D Containers to be shipped out.
- added Mobilization Aug 4 & 5. 
Science can move aboard August 4

WHOI science (M.Tivey & N. Farr) will have a couple of D Containers to be shipped out.
on Jul 18, 2011 2:34 PM by Eric Benway
Gravimeter taken off requested equipment. 8/4/11 eb.
- added Gravimeter taken off requested equipment. 8/4/11 eb. on Aug 18, 2011 3:23 PM by Eric Benway