Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


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Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

HOV Alvin
- added HOV Alvin on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Cruise Party

Erik Cordes: Principal Investigator
Temple University USA
+1 215 204 2128
ecordes@temple.edu

Chuck Fisher: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Pennsylvania State University 208 Mueller Lab University Park, PA United States 16802
+1 814 865 3365
cfisher@psu.edu

Chris German: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Clark South 276, MS#24 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2853
cgerman@whoi.edu

Timothy Shank: Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Redfield 240, MS#33 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 3392
tshank@whoi.edu
- added Chuck Fisher as Chief Scientist on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
- added Erik Cordes as Principal Investigator on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
- added Chuck Fisher as Principal Investigator on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
- added Chris German as Principal Investigator on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
- added Timothy Shank as Principal Investigator on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Departure: Dec 6, 2010

Gulfport, MS

Arrival: Dec 15, 2010

Gulfport, MS (tbd due to possible shipyard location)

Operations Area

Gulf of Mexico
- Gulf of Mexico on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Lat/Lon:
Depth Range: min / max (m)
- set max to max (m) on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? n/a
- n/a on Nov 1, 2010 12:57 PM by Eric Benway
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Science Objectives

Deep water corals, seep communities and larval trap collection within 50 mile radius of the Deep Horizon Oil Platform at depths 500 to 2200 meters.
- Deep water corals, seep communities and larval trap collection within 50 mile radius of the Deep Horizon Oil Platform at depths 500 to 2200 meters. on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Science Activities

5-6 Alvin dives
- 5-6 Alvin dives on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
- Teleconference on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Meeting Notes: Teleconference conducted 21Oct2010
- Teleconference conducted 21Oct2010 on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Media personnel on board: Video
- Video on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
NSF Rapid Film Maker, Mike Degruy
- NSF Rapid Film Maker, Mike Degruy on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 1045083
Funding Agency: Institution
Grant or contract number:

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Multibeam ,
Science Underway Seawater System,
Deionized Water System,
Fume Hood
-added Multibeam on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Science Underway Seawater System on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Deionized Water System on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Fume Hood on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors,
SBE43 oxygen sensor
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added SBE43 oxygen sensor on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Critical CTD Sensors

Aquatracker Fluorometer (sci)
- added Aquatracker Fluorometer (sci) on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Sample Storage

Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.,
Scientific Walk-in Freezer,
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.,
Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea.
-added Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft. on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Scientific Walk-in Freezer on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft. on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Freezer -70°C 3.2 cu. ft. ea. on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Winch Notes: sediment trap recovery (2).
- changed from sediment trap recovery to sediment trap recovery (2).
on Nov 10, 2010 10:36 AM by Eric Benway
- added sediment trap recovery on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

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? yes
Details: Sentry will provide overboarding equipment.
- added Sentry will provide overboarding equipment. on Nov 10, 2010 10:36 AM 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 Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Other required equipment and special needs:
Sediment trap recovery after Alvin dive (Chris German)
- added Sediment trap recovery after Alvin dive (Chris German)
on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?CTD requires O2 monitor if possible null

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?no
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?no
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?no
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations?yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Vehicle Equipment

Push corers (12-pack rack),
Search sonar,
Profiling sonar ,
CTD,
Large capacity slurp samplers: single-chamber,
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
-added Push corers (12-pack rack) on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Search sonar on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Profiling sonar on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added CTD on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Large capacity slurp samplers: single-chamber on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
-added Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12 on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
- added CTD requires O2 monitor if possible on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Elevators

Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?yes
- changed from yes to no on Nov 1, 2010 1:15 PM by Eric Benway
- changed from no to yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
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 Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Has this equipment been used on Alvin before? yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.
Bush Master, Mussel Pots, RNA Later (sci provided)
down-looking digital still camera and hi def camera (alv supplied)
coral cutter if possible
- added Bush Master, Mussel Pots, RNA Later (sci provided)
down-looking digital still camera and hi def camera (alv supplied)
coral cutter if possible
on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
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 Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere? yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Air weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual? yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Wiring diagram required for this equipment.
Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle? yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
How many? 1 Bi-directional
- added 1 on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Pressure requirements? 2200 PSI
- added 2200 on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Flow requirements?
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:
Bushmaster by port manipulator as previously used.
- added Bushmaster by port manipulator as previously used. on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? no
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
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 Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
How long will the deployment be?
Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle? yes
- added yes on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Do you intend to recover any other previously deployed equipment? no
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
If yes, please describe this equipment:
Does this equipment use any glass spheres for either buoyancy or as pressure housings? no
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
- added no on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
- added

Pre-cruise meeting thoughts from Chuck Fisher:

1)    We will dive on sites ranging from about 500 to about 2200 meters.

2)    Dive sites not yet determined (some not yet discovered), all are within 50 miles of the DWH spill site

3)    We will dive on at least one and perhaps up to 3 known sites

4)    We will dive on at least one and up to 4 sites not previously dived on

5)    Imaging

a.      mosaic s:10 x 10 m areas of new sites  (down looking digital still camera with lasers and strobes,  Doppler velocity nav)

b.     forward looking HD camera

6)    Collections:

a.      Into RNA later (tim’s or Peter’s devices)

b.     Into a biobox and special quivers for multiple samples

c.      Using Bush Master Jr (at least once)

                                                    i.     Requires hydraulic connection

d.     Using “Mussel pots” (at least one dive)

                                                    i.     Requires a stop on the manip, a retractable stop is best

e.      Using pushcores

7)    Would like to use the special cutter/collector currently being used by Jason

8)    May need to take water samples

a.      Niskin on the sub

b.     Rosette available?

9)    Will recover a pair of paraflux traps

a.      Night time recovery to avoid conflict with Alvin

10)Also an NSF funded Film crew on board

a.      Mike wants to talk lights and camera…  he has one dive, to a site of our mutual choosing.  My hope is to share two dives…

b.     Perhaps a German crew (of one) as well on board

 

 

on Oct 26, 2010 1:15 PM by Betsey Doherty
Navy Clearance:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Nov 10, 2010 10:39 AM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: no
- added no on Nov 10, 2010 10:39 AM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Master:  R/V Ship Name
Attn:  Scientist's Name
Fillette Green Shipping Services (USA) Corp.
261 N. Conception Street
Mobile, AL   36603

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1842
Mobile, AL   36633
Phone:  (251) 375-2224
Fax:  (251) 423-6813
TELEX: 3772415 FGSS USWG
Email: mob@fillettegreen.com

Contact:  John Chaulk
Cell:  (251) 379-6597

WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipping information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and
WHOI contacts.
- added Master:  R/V Ship Name
Attn:  Scientist's Name
Fillette Green Shipping Services (USA) Corp.
261 N. Conception Street
Mobile, AL   36603

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1842
Mobile, AL   36633
Phone:  (251) 375-2224
Fax:  (251) 423-6813
TELEX: 3772415 FGSS USWG
Email: mob@fillettegreen.com

Contact:  John Chaulk
Cell:  (251) 379-6597

WHOI NOTE:  Agent and WHOI contacts should be copied on all communications.  It is requested that shipping information of any equipment be communicated to the Agent and
WHOI contacts.
on Nov 10, 2010 10:39 AM by Eric Benway
Countries:
Notes:
Isotope Use Approval: no
- added no on Nov 10, 2010 10:39 AM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Nov 10, 2010 10:39 AM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech:
Allison Heater (f), Dave Simms (m)
- added Allison Heater (f), Dave Simms (m) on Nov 10, 2010 10:39 AM by Eric Benway
Loading will be in Gulfport MS.  Dec 5 and 6th.
4 AlVIN storage containers (1 is a rag top) will be on deck during this cruise so that
Alvin ops can begin their demobilzation before Atlantis gets into Shipyard.

- changed from Loading will be in Gulfport MS.  Dec 5 and 6th.

to Loading will be in Gulfport MS.  Dec 5 and 6th.
4 AlVIN storage containers (1 is a rag top) will be on deck during this cruise so that
Alvin ops can begin their demobilzation before Atlantis gets into Shipyard.

on Nov 10, 2010 10:39 AM by Eric Benway
- changed from Loading will be in Gulfport MS.  Dec 5 and 6th.
4 AlVIN storage containers (1 is a rag top) will be on deck during this cruise so that
Alvin ops can begin their demobilzation before Atlantis gets into Shipyard.

to Loading will be in Gulfport MS.  Dec 5 and 6th.

on Nov 1, 2010 1:20 PM by Eric Benway
- added Loading will be in Gulfport MS.  Dec 5 and 6th.
4 AlVIN storage containers (1 is a rag top) will be on deck during this cruise so that
Alvin ops can begin their demobilzation before Atlantis gets into Shipyard.

on Nov 10, 2010 10:39 AM by Eric Benway
Nov 9:  SENTRY has been added to this cruise.
- added Nov 9:  SENTRY has been added to this cruise. on Nov 10, 2010 10:39 AM by Eric Benway