Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


AT 15-68

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

HOV Alvin
- added HOV Alvin on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Cruise Party

Lisa Levin: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA USA 92093-0218
+1 858 534 3579
llevin@ucsd.edu
- added Lisa Levin as Chief Scientist on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
- added Lisa Levin as Principal Investigator on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Departure: Jul 31, 2010

Astoria

Arrival: Aug 12, 2010

San Diego

Operations Area

Hydrate Ridge 44deg 40.17N, 125deg 5.89W
- Hydrate Ridge 44deg 40.17N, 125deg 5.89W on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Lat/Lon: 44° 40.17′ N / 125° 5.89′ W
- set lat to 44° 40.17′ N, set lon to 125° 5.89′ W on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Depth Range: 550 / 1000
- set min to 550, set max to 1000 on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? USA
- USA on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Science Objectives

The primary objectives of this research are to (a) characterize the biotic diversity of authigenic, methane-derived carbonates at Costa Rica seeps,  from microbes to metazoans, (b) identify the ecosystem-scale interactions among these groups including habitat alteration, colonization, trophic transfer, (c) assess how proximity to methane seepage influences (a) and (b), define successional dynamics of carbonate ecosystems, (d) determine the evolutionary affinities of carbonate faunas and (e) refine our understanding of one of the most important paleoceanographic indicators, C. wuellerstorfi.  Community components to be studied include associated megafauna, attached epifauna, endofauna (i.e. cryptofauna), and endolithofauna, as well as the biogeochemistry of carbonate environments experienced by these organisms. 

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The primary objectives of this research are to (a) characterize the biotic diversity of authigenic, methane-derived carbonates at Costa Rica seeps,  from microbes to metazoans, (b) identify the ecosystem-scale interactions among these groups including habitat alteration, colonization, trophic transfer, (c) assess how proximity to methane seepage influences (a) and (b), define successional dynamics of carbonate ecosystems, (d) determine the evolutionary affinities of carbonate faunas and (e) refine our understanding of one of the most important paleoceanographic indicators, C. wuellerstorfi.  Community components to be studied include associated megafauna, attached epifauna, endofauna (i.e. cryptofauna), and endolithofauna, as well as the biogeochemistry of carbonate environments experienced by these organisms. 

on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Science Activities

(1A) Survey and map carbonate habitats at several locations with active and inactive seep sites on Hydrate Ridge (500-900 m)
(1B) Recover carbonate rocks and associated faunas from the survey areas.  Sample via manipulator, cold boxes, slurps, scoops.
(2) Collect tube cores of bacterial mat, clam bed and other sediments
(3) Place colonization experiments (carbonate, wood, chips, bones) for recovery in 2011
(4) Transplant carbonates to and from areas of active seepage
(5) Generate CTD profiles, collect water from immediately over the seep
(6) Examine OMZ waters (via CTD) and both OMZ and near seep sediments (via multicorer)  during night ops
(7) Generate multibeam maps for use in dive and elevator placement

CO PIS: Rathburn, Orphan, Rouse

Dive 1 -4 Hydrate Ridge North, 590 m  44 O 40.17’N, 125 O 5.89’W

Additional Site 612 m,  44 40.03N  125 06.26W

Dive 5 Hydrate Ridge South 770 m , 44  34.22 N 125   8.85 W

Dive 6 Hydrate Ridge East 905 m , 44 34.36N 125 00.04W

Dive 7-8 Hydrate Ridge North 590 m  44 O 40.17’N, 125 O 5.89’W

 



- (1A) Survey and map carbonate habitats at several locations with active and inactive seep sites on Hydrate Ridge (500-900 m)
(1B) Recover carbonate rocks and associated faunas from the survey areas.  Sample via manipulator, cold boxes, slurps, scoops.
(2) Collect tube cores of bacterial mat, clam bed and other sediments
(3) Place colonization experiments (carbonate, wood, chips, bones) for recovery in 2011
(4) Transplant carbonates to and from areas of active seepage
(5) Generate CTD profiles, collect water from immediately over the seep
(6) Examine OMZ waters (via CTD) and both OMZ and near seep sediments (via multicorer)  during night ops
(7) Generate multibeam maps for use in dive and elevator placement

CO PIS: Rathburn, Orphan, Rouse

Dive 1 -4 Hydrate Ridge North, 590 m  44 O 40.17’N, 125 O 5.89’W

Additional Site 612 m,  44 40.03N  125 06.26W

Dive 5 Hydrate Ridge South 770 m , 44  34.22 N 125   8.85 W

Dive 6 Hydrate Ridge East 905 m , 44 34.36N 125 00.04W

Dive 7-8 Hydrate Ridge North 590 m  44 O 40.17’N, 125 O 5.89’W

 



on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Meeting Notes: Pre cruise meeting was 2/18.
- Pre cruise meeting was 2/18. on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: 60 nm?
  Days: null
  Latitude: 44° 40.17’ N
  Longitude: 125° 5.89’ W
- added Name: Lat: 44° 40.17’ N, Lon: 125° 5.89’ W, Distance: 60 nm?, Days: on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Supporting documentation:

»CruisePlan_HydrateRidge_2010-1.doc
- added CruisePlan_HydrateRidge_2010-1.doc on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 0826254

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz ,
Multibeam ,
Science Underway Seawater System,
Deionized Water System,
Fume Hood,
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Multibeam on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Science Underway Seawater System on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Deionized Water System on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Fume Hood on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added 12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

CTD/Water Sampling

Seapoint STM turbidity sensor,
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors,
SBE43 oxygen sensor,
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
-added Seapoint STM turbidity sensor on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added SBE43 oxygen sensor on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength) on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Critical CTD Sensors

Sediment Sampling

Multi-core
-added Multi-core on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Sample Storage

Scientific Walk-in Freezer,
Climate Controlled Walk-in
-added Scientific Walk-in Freezer on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Climate Controlled Walk-in on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Storage Notes: Needs a refrigerator in each of the three main labs
< 5 gal day milli-Q
- added Needs a refrigerator in each of the three main labs
< 5 gal day milli-Q
on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?yes
- added yes on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire,
Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
-added Trawl Winch with 9/16th trawl wire on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

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?yes
- added yes on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Describe deployment method and quantity:
No chem use outside of labs.
Gas cylinders general lab chems
- added No chem use outside of labs.
Gas cylinders general lab chems
on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?no
- added no on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Multi beam. CTD, Multi care (1 per night, +/- 12 total).
- added Multi beam. CTD, Multi care (1 per night, +/- 12 total). on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli
Other required equipment and special needs:
Dark room for x-ray work. Collecting information on x-ray equipment.
PI requested running water for Dark room.
Do not need multi core tech.
Request spare tubes for multi core
- added Dark room for x-ray work. Collecting information on x-ray equipment.
PI requested running water for Dark room.
Do not need multi core tech.
Request spare tubes for multi core
on Jun 21, 2010 4:52 PM by Elizabeth A. Caporelli

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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: