Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


AT26-06

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, ROV Jason
- added ROV Jason on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
- added AUV Sentry on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Cruise Party

David Valentine: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
University of California Santa Barbara 1006 Webb Hall, Department of Earth Science Santa Barbara, CA US 93117
+1 805 893 2973
valentine@geol.ucsb.edu
- added David Valentine as Chief Scientist on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
- added David Valentine as Principal Investigator on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Departure: Sep 25, 2013

San Francisco

Arrival: Oct 16, 2013

San Diego

Operations Area

Santa Barbara and Santa Monica Basins (Possibly off Big Sur and San Diego)
- Santa Barbara and Santa Monica Basins (Possibly off Big Sur and San Diego) on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon: 34° 0.0′ N / 120° 0.0′ W
- set lat to 34° 0.0′ N, set lon to 120° 0.0′ W on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Depth Range: 40 / 1500
- set min to 40, set max to 1500 on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? no

Science Objectives

1. Conduct in-situ incubations with devices for microbial growth, deployed in 2011.
2.  Investigate the fate of dissolved hydrocarbons in the waters along the CA margin.
3. Investigate the variability in composition of seeping hydrocarbons at sites along the CA margin.
4. Investigate the distribution and nature of hydrocarbon seepage and biodegradation along the CA margin.
5. Identify and map hydrocarbon/tar sources and related features along the CA margin.
6. Identify, map and sample microbes and chemicals associated with historical waste disposal practices.
7. Conduct sampling for additional in-situ incubations.

- 1. Conduct in-situ incubations with devices for microbial growth, deployed in 2011.
2.  Investigate the fate of dissolved hydrocarbons in the waters along the CA margin.
3. Investigate the variability in composition of seeping hydrocarbons at sites along the CA margin.
4. Investigate the distribution and nature of hydrocarbon seepage and biodegradation along the CA margin.
5. Identify and map hydrocarbon/tar sources and related features along the CA margin.
6. Identify, map and sample microbes and chemicals associated with historical waste disposal practices.
7. Conduct sampling for additional in-situ incubations.

on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

1. Jason operations including coring, water sampling, hydrocarbon sampling, surveys, slurp sampling.
2. Sentry operations including multi-beeam mapping, photosurveys, mass specrometric surveys.
3. CTD casts  (24 place rosette) for water collection.
4. Rate measurements using identical protocols as for SEEPS 07, SEEPS 09, and SEEPS 11 (note the use of radioactive materials).
5. Coring activities using multi-corer and gravity corer. 
6.  Sampling for in-situ incubations using custom vacuum incubators.
- 1. Jason operations including coring, water sampling, hydrocarbon sampling, surveys, slurp sampling.
2. Sentry operations including multi-beeam mapping, photosurveys, mass specrometric surveys.
3. CTD casts  (24 place rosette) for water collection.
4. Rate measurements using identical protocols as for SEEPS 07, SEEPS 09, and SEEPS 11 (note the use of radioactive materials).
5. Coring activities using multi-corer and gravity corer. 
6.  Sampling for in-situ incubations using custom vacuum incubators.
on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
- on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»Prelim_Station_Log_v2.xls
»Atlantis_Working_Decks_VALENTINE.jpg
- added Prelim_Station_Log_v2.xls on Sep 18, 2013 3:48 PM by Eric Benway
- Atlantis-Jason-Sentry.pdf on Sep 18, 2013 3:42 PM by Eric Benway
- added Atlantis-Jason-Sentry.pdf on Sep 18, 2013 3:42 PM by Eric Benway
- added Atlantis_Working_Decks_VALENTINE.jpg on Sep 10, 2013 2:09 PM by Eric Benway
- Atlantis_Working_Decks_VALENTINE.jpg on Sep 10, 2013 1:40 PM by Eric Benway
- Atlantis_Working_Decks_VALENTINE.jpg on Sep 9, 2013 4:39 PM by Eric Benway
- added Atlantis_Working_Decks_VALENTINE.jpg on Sep 9, 2013 4:39 PM by Eric Benway
- added Atlantis_Working_Decks_VALENTINE.jpg on Sep 9, 2013 2:12 PM by Eric Benway

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 1046144
Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 1155855

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz ,
Deionized Water System,
Fume Hood,
Multibeam ,
Navigation - Heading,
Navigation - Position,
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL,
Science Underway Seawater System,
ADCP 75 kHz
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Deionized Water System on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Fume Hood on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Multibeam on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Navigation - Heading on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Navigation - Position on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Science Underway Seawater System on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added ADCP 75 kHz on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet,
Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis?,
Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis?,
Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program?
-added Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Is there a need to receive data from shore on a regular basis? on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Is there a need to transfer data to shore on a regular basis? on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Is there an expectation to use Skype or any other real-time video conference program? on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors,
SBE43 oxygen sensor,
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor,
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength),
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer,
Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added SBE43 oxygen sensor on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Seapoint STM turbidity sensor on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength) on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Wet Labs FLNTURTD Combination Flourometer and Turbidity Sensor on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

CTD-Related Equipment

Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP)
-added Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

MET Sensors

Air temperature,
Barometric Pressure,
Relative Humidity,
Short Wave Solar Radiation,
Wind speed and direction
-added Air temperature on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Barometric Pressure on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Relative Humidity on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Short Wave Solar Radiation on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Wind speed and direction on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Sediment Sampling

Gravity corers,
Multi-core
-added Gravity corers on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Multi-core on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Sample Storage

Climate Controlled Walk-in,
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.,
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.,
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.,
Scientific Walk-in Freezer
-added Climate Controlled Walk-in on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea. on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft. on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft. on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Scientific Walk-in Freezer on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Storage Notes:
- added Walk in 4-6 deg C on Sep 19, 2013 10:49 AM by Eric Benway

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no
- added no on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Navigation

GPS,
USBL
-added GPS on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added USBL on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Navigation Notes:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire,
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire,
Other Portable Winch
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Other Portable Winch on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Winch Notes:

We plan to conduct CTD operations, small boat operations, coring operations, Sentry operations and Jason operations.

- added

We plan to conduct CTD operations, small boat operations, coring operations, Sentry operations and Jason operations.

on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Wire use and application

Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
-added Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Winch Notes: We may bring Maclane In-Situ pumps (WHISPS).  I am checking one of the participating scientists, to see if they plan to bring the WHISPS.
- changed from We may bring Maclane In-Situ pumps (WHISPS).  I am checking one of the participating scientists, to see if they plan to bring the WHISPS. to We are considering the use of Maclane In-situ pumps (WHISPS). on Sep 19, 2013 10:49 AM by Eric Benway
- changed from We are considering the use of Maclane In-situ pumps (WHISPS). to We may bring Maclane In-Situ pumps (WHISPS).  I am checking one of the participating scientists, to see if they plan to bring the WHISPS. on Jun 12, 2013 9:55 AM by Eric Benway
- changed from We may bring Maclane In-Situ pumps (WHISPS).  I am checking one of the participating scientists, to see if they plan to bring the WHISPS. to We are considering the use of Maclane In-situ pumps (WHISPS). on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
- added We may bring Maclane In-Situ pumps (WHISPS).  I am checking one of the participating scientists, to see if they plan to bring the WHISPS. on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Standard Oceanographic Cables

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

Portable Vans

Chemical Storage Van,
Isotope Van
-added Chemical Storage Van on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
-added Isotope Van on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

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: yes Identify: We will have compressed gas cylinders and other materials requiring use of ships crane.
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 
Equipment Handling Revisions

- Equipment Handling : changed from yes to no on Sep 19, 2013 10:49 AM by Eric Benway
- Equipment Handling : changed from no to yes on Jun 12, 2013 9:55 AM by Eric Benway
- Equipment Handling : added no on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
- Identify : changed from We will have compressed gas cylinders and other materials requiring use of ships crane. to We will require the ship's crane to move equipment at mob and demob on Sep 19, 2013 10:49 AM by Eric Benway
- Identify : changed from We will require the ship's crane to move equipment at mob and demob to We will have compressed gas cylinders and other materials requiring use of ships crane. on Jun 12, 2013 9:55 AM by Eric Benway
- Identify : changed from We will have compressed gas cylinders and other materials requiring use of ships crane. to We will require the ship's crane to move equipment at mob and demob on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
- Identify : added We will have compressed gas cylinders and other materials requiring use of ships crane. on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

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
- added yes on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:
We do not have a comprehensivle list of materials as yet.
- removed answer We do not have a comprehensivle list of materials as yet. on Sep 19, 2013 10:49 AM by Eric Benway
- added We do not have a comprehensivle list of materials as yet. on Jun 12, 2013 9:55 AM by Eric Benway
- removed answer We do not have a comprehensivle list of materials as yet. on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
- added We do not have a comprehensivle list of materials as yet. on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:yes

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
We will conduct a variety of different operations  and on an irregular schedule.  We will require techs that are familiar with the vessel's systems, and with the different modes of sampling.
- removed answer We will conduct a variety of different operations  and on an irregular schedule.  We will require techs that are familiar with the vessel's systems, and with the different modes of sampling. on Sep 19, 2013 10:49 AM by Eric Benway
- added We will conduct a variety of different operations  and on an irregular schedule.  We will require techs that are familiar with the vessel's systems, and with the different modes of sampling. on Jun 12, 2013 9:55 AM by Eric Benway
- removed answer We will conduct a variety of different operations  and on an irregular schedule.  We will require techs that are familiar with the vessel's systems, and with the different modes of sampling. on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
- added We will conduct a variety of different operations  and on an irregular schedule.  We will require techs that are familiar with the vessel's systems, and with the different modes of sampling. on Jun 12, 2013 9:52 AM by Eric Benway
Other required equipment and special needs:

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Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Jun 12, 2013 9:56 AM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: no
- added no on Jun 12, 2013 9:56 AM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Countries:
Notes:
none required.
- added none required. on Jun 12, 2013 9:56 AM by Eric Benway
Isotope Use Approval: yes
- added yes on Jun 12, 2013 9:56 AM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Jun 12, 2013 9:56 AM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
San Francisco loading:


San Diego off loading:
- added San Francisco loading:


San Diego off loading:
on Jun 12, 2013 9:56 AM by Eric Benway