Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


AT15-63

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

HOV Alvin
- added HOV Alvin on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Cruise Party

John Sinton: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
University of Hawaii 1680 East-West Road Honolulu, HI USA 96822
+1 808 956 7751
sinton@hawaii.edu
- added John Sinton as Chief Scientist on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- added John Sinton as Principal Investigator on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Departure: Mar 15, 2010

Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador

Arrival: Apr 14, 2010

Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador

Operations Area

Galapagos Spreading Center
- Galapagos Spreading Center on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Lat/Lon: 2° 0.0′ N / 94° 30.0′ W
- set lat to 2° 0.0′ N, set lon to 94° 30.0′ W on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Depth Range: 1500 / 3000
- set min to 1500, set max to 3000 on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Ecuador
- Ecuador on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Science Objectives

Map and sample lava flow fields in two specific areas along the east-west trending Galapagos Spreading Center.  Each area is about 40 km x 15 m in size.  Within each area we are specifically interested in the relationship of small seamount strucures to low-lying seafloor adjacent to them.  We will attempt to determine if seamounts are formed during the same or different eruptions from those that produced non-seamount lava flows.  In addition we will map faults and fissures in the areas of interest.
- Map and sample lava flow fields in two specific areas along the east-west trending Galapagos Spreading Center.  Each area is about 40 km x 15 m in size.  Within each area we are specifically interested in the relationship of small seamount strucures to low-lying seafloor adjacent to them.  We will attempt to determine if seamounts are formed during the same or different eruptions from those that produced non-seamount lava flows.  In addition we will map faults and fissures in the areas of interest. on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Science Activities

Alivin dives, ~13 in each area.  During nights we will use Sentry, primarily in survey mapping mode in order to obtain high-resolution bathymetry and magnetics data.  We expect to deploy Sentry every night if possible.  In addition we will deploy TowCam on about half the nights, to obtain bottom photographs and wax cores in selected areas.  Possible alternative night-time activities in place of TowCam include rock dredging and wax coring.
- Alivin dives, ~13 in each area.  During nights we will use Sentry, primarily in survey mapping mode in order to obtain high-resolution bathymetry and magnetics data.  We expect to deploy Sentry every night if possible.  In addition we will deploy TowCam on about half the nights, to obtain bottom photographs and wax cores in selected areas.  Possible alternative night-time activities in place of TowCam include rock dredging and wax coring. on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Meeting Notes: Jan 5th
- -added Jan 5th on Dec 30, 2009 4:24 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: 300
  Days: 14 days
  Latitude: 2° 37.0’ N
  Longitude: 95° 0.0’ W
- added Name: Lat: 2° 37.0’ N, Lon: 95° 0.0’ W, Distance: 300, Days: 14 days on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Supporting documentation:

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: OCE-0849813

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Sippican XBT System (Mark 21),
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz ,
Multibeam ,
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use,
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL,
Relay Transponder for Wire Use,
Navigation - Heading,
Navigation - Position,
Gravimeter
-added Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Multibeam on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Sippican XBT System (Mark 21) on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Gravimeter on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added 12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Relay Transponder for Wire Use on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Navigation - Heading on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Navigation - Position on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Critical CTD Sensors

Sediment Sampling

Gravity corers,
Rock dredges,
Box corer
-added Gravity corers on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Rock dredges on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Box corer on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? yes
- added yes on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
How many nets? 2
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?yes
- added yes on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Winches

Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire,
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire,
Trawl Winch with .681 fiber optic
-added Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Trawl Winch with .681 fiber optic on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Winch Notes: We will be using TowCam in fiber-optic mode so we need the necessary winch, wire, rings etc that go with that.  In addition we might do some rock dredging, presumably using the trawl winch.  We might also want to take some wax cores which I assume uses the hydro winch, but I'm not sure about that.
- added We will be using TowCam in fiber-optic mode so we need the necessary winch, wire, rings etc that go with that.  In addition we might do some rock dredging, presumably using the trawl winch.  We might also want to take some wax cores which I assume uses the hydro winch, but I'm not sure about that. on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Standard Oceanographic Cables

  Instrument(s) Instrument Weight(s) Maximum Depth
.681 fiber optic: TowCam
.681 fiber optic Revisions:

- Instrument : added TowCam on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
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
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
The principal night program is Sentry, and we expect to deplooy it every night if possible.  In addition we plan to deploy TowCam in concert with Sentry on some nights.  Seabeam surveys are another possibility for night work, as are rock dredging and/or wax coring.
- changed from The principal night program is Sentry, and we expect to deplooy it every night if possible.  In addition we plan to deploy TowCam in concert with Sentry on some nights.  Seabeam surveys are another possibility for night work, as are rock dredging and/or wax coring. to The principal night program is Sentry, and we expect to deplooy it every night if possible.  In addition we plan to deploy TowCam in concert with Sentry on some nights.  Seabeam surveys are another possibility for night work, as are rock dredging and/or wax coring.
on Feb 5, 2010 4:10 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- added The principal night program is Sentry, and we expect to deplooy it every night if possible.  In addition we plan to deploy TowCam in concert with Sentry on some nights.  Seabeam surveys are another possibility for night work, as are rock dredging and/or wax coring. on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Other required equipment and special needs:
EH Sensor for Sentry
No CTDs
Dan's wax core
XBTs for multibeam calibration only
-science has asked to leave samples/rocks onboard
- added EH Sensor for Sentry
No CTDs
Dan's wax core
XBTs for multibeam calibration only
-science has asked to leave samples/rocks onboard
on Feb 5, 2010 4:10 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?lava rock samples, about 10-15 rock samples per dive. Alvin CTD null

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?yes
- added yes on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? yes
- added yes on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 8
- added 8 on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations?yes
- added yes on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Vehicle Equipment

Push corers (12-pack rack),
High temperature probe (0-480°C),
Low temperature probe ,
Magnetometer,
Profiling sonar ,
Video duplication station,
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
-added Push corers (12-pack rack) on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added High temperature probe (0-480°C) on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Low temperature probe on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Magnetometer on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Profiling sonar on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Video duplication station on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12 on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- changed from lava rock samples, about 10-15 rock samples per dive. to lava rock samples, about 10-15 rock samples per dive. Alvin CTD on Feb 5, 2010 4:15 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- added lava rock samples, about 10-15 rock samples per dive. on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Elevators

Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?yes
- changed from no to yes on Apr 12, 2010 10:26 AM by Rick Chandler
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
If yes, how many would you anticipate? 0

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Alvin no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Has this equipment been used on Alvin before? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
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 have ctd, SM2000 and a magnetometer on Sentry.  In addition we will want to have the new sub-bottom profiler mounted on Sentry.
- added We will have ctd, SM2000 and a magnetometer on Sentry.  In addition we will want to have the new sub-bottom profiler mounted on Sentry. on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
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 Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Air weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Wiring diagram required for this equipment.
Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
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
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
How long will the deployment be?
Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Do you intend to recover any other previously deployed equipment? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
If yes, please describe this equipment:
Does this equipment use any glass spheres for either buoyancy or as pressure housings? no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
We expect to cover 3-5 km long bottom traverses with periodic stops to collect samples on each Alvin dive.  Sentry will be deployed every night for collection multi-beam bathymetry and magnetics.
- added We expect to cover 3-5 km long bottom traverses with periodic stops to collect samples on each Alvin dive.  Sentry will be deployed every night for collection multi-beam bathymetry and magnetics. on Dec 30, 2009 4:23 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Navy Clearance:
Granted 03/15/10:
WITHIN 50 NM RADIUS OF 02-37N 095-00W DURING PERIOD 150700Z MAR THRU 140700Z APR 10
WITHIN 50 NM RADIUS OF 02-06N 091-56W DURING PERIOD 150700Z MAR THRU 140700Z APR 10
- added
Granted 03/15/10:
WITHIN 50 NM RADIUS OF 02-37N 095-00W DURING PERIOD 150700Z MAR THRU 140700Z APR 10
WITHIN 50 NM RADIUS OF 02-06N 091-56W DURING PERIOD 150700Z MAR THRU 140700Z APR 10
on Apr 12, 2010 10:25 AM by Rick Chandler

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:38 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Diplomatic Clearance: no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:38 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Countries:
Notes:
Isotope Use Approval: no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:38 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Dec 30, 2009 4:38 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Checklist

SSSG Tech: