Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


AT 15-66

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

HOV Alvin
- added HOV Alvin on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Cruise Party

James Cowen: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
1000 Pope Road Honolulu, HI USA 96822
+1 808 956 7124
jcowen@soest.hawaii.edu
- added James Cowen as Chief Scientist on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- added James Cowen as Principal Investigator on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Departure: Jun 13, 2010

San Francisco

Arrival: Jul 1, 2010

Astoria

Operations Area

Cascadia Basin (CORKs) and Middle Valley ( Full list of stations in attached file)
- Cascadia Basin (CORKs) and Middle Valley ( Full list of stations in attached file) on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Lat/Lon: 47° 45.759′ N / 127° 45.552′ W
- set lat to 47° 45.759′ N, set lon to 127° 45.552′ W on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Depth Range: 2400 / 2660
- set min to 2400, set max to 2660 on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Canada
- Canada on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Science Objectives

Secure borehole CORKs for subsequent drilling Expedition 327 (JULY 5 TO Sept 5).
Download pressure data
Collect fluids from CORK fluid delivery lines for geochemical (inorganic and organic) and molecular biology studies.
- Secure borehole CORKs for subsequent drilling Expedition 327 (JULY 5 TO Sept 5).
Download pressure data
Collect fluids from CORK fluid delivery lines for geochemical (inorganic and organic) and molecular biology studies.
on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Science Activities

  1. Collect basement fluids from 1301A using Mobile Pumping System (MPS) and Large Volume Bag Sampler (LVBS).
  2. Collect Gas-Tight samples from 1301A using MPS
  3. Deploy Large Volume In Situ Filtration (LVISF) to 1301A for overnight+ filtration of large volumes.
  4. Attempt collection of fluids from 1301B using MPS and LVBS and Gas-Tights
  5. Remote flushing of fluids from 1025C using MPS and LVBS and Gas-Tights
  6. Collect fluids from 1301A, 1301B, 1025C, 857D?, 1026B, with Ti-Majors and Syringe samplers as available and possible.
  7. Collect fluids at 1026B using MPS and LVBS,
  8. Deploy GeoMICROBE sled at 1301A for short (few days) early part of cruise
  9. Deploy GeoMICROBE sled to 1026B (latter half of cruise, but not at end)

10.  Download pressure data from 1301A and 1301B

11.  Lift dive weights from top plug at 1301B, place on 1301A

12.  Verify positioning of valves for subsequent drilling expedition

13.  Recover 3 well-head OsmoSampler (with MBIO experiment) from 1301B

14.  Redeploy 3 well-head OsmoSampler (with MBIO experiment) at 1301B

15.  Probably recover 3 well-head OsmoSampler (no MBIO experiment) from 1301A

16.  Probably redeploy 3 well-head OsmoSampler (with MBIO experiment) at 1301A

17.  Download pressure data from 857D

18.  Download pressure data from 1024C

19.  Download pressure data from 1025C before and after ubio pumping/sampling

 

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  1. Collect basement fluids from 1301A using Mobile Pumping System (MPS) and Large Volume Bag Sampler (LVBS).
  2. Collect Gas-Tight samples from 1301A using MPS
  3. Deploy Large Volume In Situ Filtration (LVISF) to 1301A for overnight+ filtration of large volumes.
  4. Attempt collection of fluids from 1301B using MPS and LVBS and Gas-Tights
  5. Remote flushing of fluids from 1025C using MPS and LVBS and Gas-Tights
  6. Collect fluids from 1301A, 1301B, 1025C, 857D?, 1026B, with Ti-Majors and Syringe samplers as available and possible.
  7. Collect fluids at 1026B using MPS and LVBS,
  8. Deploy GeoMICROBE sled at 1301A for short (few days) early part of cruise
  9. Deploy GeoMICROBE sled to 1026B (latter half of cruise, but not at end)

10.  Download pressure data from 1301A and 1301B

11.  Lift dive weights from top plug at 1301B, place on 1301A

12.  Verify positioning of valves for subsequent drilling expedition

13.  Recover 3 well-head OsmoSampler (with MBIO experiment) from 1301B

14.  Redeploy 3 well-head OsmoSampler (with MBIO experiment) at 1301B

15.  Probably recover 3 well-head OsmoSampler (no MBIO experiment) from 1301A

16.  Probably redeploy 3 well-head OsmoSampler (with MBIO experiment) at 1301A

17.  Download pressure data from 857D

18.  Download pressure data from 1024C

19.  Download pressure data from 1025C before and after ubio pumping/sampling

 

on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Meeting Notes: Andy Fisher is other PI associated with this cruise: 1-831-459-5598 afisher@emerald.ucsc.edu
- Andy Fisher is other PI associated with this cruise: 1-831-459-5598 afisher@emerald.ucsc.edu on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Media personnel on board: teacher
- teacher on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
We hope to produce informal cruise videos for educational purposes (targeting K-12)
- We hope to produce informal cruise videos for educational purposes (targeting K-12) on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: 645
  Days: 4 days
  Latitude: 45° 47.759’ N
  Longitude: 127° 45.552’ W
- added Name: Lat: 45° 47.759’ N, Lon: 127° 45.552’ W, Distance: 645, Days: 4 days on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Supporting documentation:

»Stations__Cowen.doc
»CruiseProspectus_100407.doc
»GeoMICR_Mooring_A.pdf
- added Stations__Cowen.doc on May 19, 2010 9:36 AM by David Gaylord
- added CruiseProspectus_100407.doc on May 19, 2010 9:36 AM by David Gaylord
- added GeoMICR_Mooring_A.pdf on May 18, 2010 8:05 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: MCB0604014; OCE0727952

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Navigation - Heading,
Navigation - Position,
Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
Science Underway Seawater System,
Deionized Water System,
Fume Hood,
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use,
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL,
Relay Transponder for Wire Use
-added Navigation - Heading on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Navigation - Position on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Science Underway Seawater System on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Deionized Water System on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Fume Hood on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added 12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Relay Transponder for Wire Use on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors,
Seapoint STM turbidity sensor,
SBE43 oxygen sensor,
Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer,
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength),
Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Seapoint STM turbidity sensor on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added SBE43 oxygen sensor on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Wet Labs ECO-AFL fluorometer on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength) on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Biospherical underwater PAR (1000m depth limit) with reference Surface PAR on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Critical CTD Sensors

MET Sensors

Wind speed and direction,
Barometric Pressure,
Relative Humidity,
Short Wave Solar Radiation
-added Wind speed and direction on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Barometric Pressure on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Relative Humidity on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Short Wave Solar Radiation on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Sample Storage

Scientific Walk-in Freezer,
Climate Controlled Walk-in,
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.,
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
-added Scientific Walk-in Freezer on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Climate Controlled Walk-in on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft. on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft. on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire,
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Standard Oceanographic Cables

  Instrument(s) Instrument Weight(s) Maximum Depth
Hydro: 0.5 m plankton net 1000 m
Hydro Revisions:

- Instrument : added 0.5 m plankton net on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- Maximum Depth : added 1000 m on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Slip ring required? no
Non-standard wire required? no
Traction winch required? no

Portable Vans

Isotope Van
-added Isotope Van on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: yes Type: elevators, instrument sled
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: yes Type: Science supplied 0.5 m
Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Revisions

- Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required? : changed from no to yes on May 18, 2010 8:04 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required? : added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- Type : added elevators, instrument sled on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Nets Revisions

- Nets Required? : changed from no to yes on May 18, 2010 8:04 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- Nets Required? : added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- Type : added Science supplied 0.5 m on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes
Details: All of our instrument deployments are standard procedure and have all been deployed off Atlantis in the past using Crane and capston (sp?)
- added All of our instrument deployments are standard procedure and have all been deployed off Atlantis in the past using Crane and capston (sp?) on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify power to Isotope van (specs to follow)
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: yes Identify: to isotope van
Electrical Power Revisions

- Electrical Power : changed from no to yes on May 18, 2010 8:04 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- Electrical Power : added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- Identify : added power to Isotope van (specs to follow) on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Inter/intraship Communications Revisions

- Water : changed from no to yes on May 18, 2010 8:04 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- Water : added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- Identify : added to isotope van on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

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?yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Describe deployment method and quantity:
All hazardous materials (chemicals) will be used within lab spaces.  Radioisotopes will be used exclusively within WHOI isotope lab (WHOI has granted permit for their usage during this cruise)
- added All hazardous materials (chemicals) will be used within lab spaces.  Radioisotopes will be used exclusively within WHOI isotope lab (WHOI has granted permit for their usage during this cruise) on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- changed from no to yes on May 18, 2010 7:27 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Standard CTD, Elevator deployments, and Computer support
- added Standard CTD, Elevator deployments, and Computer support on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Other required equipment and special needs:

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



Current Chart(s):
»Clearance_Charts.doc

- added Clearance_Charts.doc on May 19, 2010 9:37 AM by David Gaylord

What type of samples do you expect to collect?Fluids from CORKS Fluids from vents (at Middle Valley) Sediments (push cores) Download electronic data null

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?no
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 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 May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?no
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations?no
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Vehicle Equipment

Push corers (12-pack rack),
High temperature probe (0-480°C),
Low temperature probe ,
Scoop nets,
Video duplication station,
CTD,
Major water sampler(s)
-added Major water sampler(s) on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Push corers (12-pack rack) on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added High temperature probe (0-480°C) on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Low temperature probe on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Scoop nets on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Video duplication station on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added CTD on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- added Fluids from CORKS Fluids from vents (at Middle Valley) Sediments (push cores) Download electronic data on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Elevators

Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?yes
- changed from no to yes on May 19, 2010 9:37 AM by David Gaylord
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 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 yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Has this equipment been used on Alvin before? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 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.
MPU: Pump with electronic controller (through hull) and sensors
ISEA: electro-chemical analyzer
ODI and Seacon connectors for data downloads and sled communications
LVBS: large volume bag samplers for collection of basement fluids (CORKs)
GeoMICROBE sled: for autonomous operation after Alvin connects to CORK (we will also connect Alvin via ODI for short term comms
- added MPU: Pump with electronic controller (through hull) and sensors
ISEA: electro-chemical analyzer
ODI and Seacon connectors for data downloads and sled communications
LVBS: large volume bag samplers for collection of basement fluids (CORKs)
GeoMICROBE sled: for autonomous operation after Alvin connects to CORK (we will also connect Alvin via ODI for short term comms
on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 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? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Air weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Wiring diagram required for this equipment.
Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle? no
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:
Requires attachment to CORKS via 'Superflex' hose and 'Aeroquip' connector.
Elevators must be connected similarly to the CORK or to MPU on Alvin basket (using a 'plug' connector.  All these operations have been performed before.
- added Requires attachment to CORKS via 'Superflex' hose and 'Aeroquip' connector.
Elevators must be connected similarly to the CORK or to MPU on Alvin basket (using a 'plug' connector.  All these operations have been performed before.
on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:
MPU and one LVBS will be carried on Alvin Basket.  Other pump and LVBS will be carred on standard Alvin elevators
- added MPU and one LVBS will be carried on Alvin Basket.  Other pump and LVBS will be carred on standard Alvin elevators on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
If yes, will the equipment be disconnected from the vehicle and left in situ? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
How long will the deployment be?
Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Do you intend to recover any other previously deployed equipment? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
If yes, please describe this equipment:
Osmosamplers will be recovered from two CORKS (seafloor) and replaced with new Osmosamplers
- added Osmosamplers will be recovered from two CORKS (seafloor) and replaced with new Osmosamplers on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Does this equipment use any glass spheres for either buoyancy or as pressure housings? yes
- added yes on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
- added no on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
All pressure vessels have been properly pressure tested.  All in-sphere control boxes and laptops have been sniff tested.  Electronic wiring diagrams and info for through-hull penetrators have been sent to ALVIN ETs.

Pressure test results, wiring and mechanical drawings of all equipment will be hand carried onto the ship
- added All pressure vessels have been properly pressure tested.  All in-sphere control boxes and laptops have been sniff tested.  Electronic wiring diagrams and info for through-hull penetrators have been sent to ALVIN ETs.

Pressure test results, wiring and mechanical drawings of all equipment will be hand carried onto the ship
on May 18, 2010 7:26 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
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: