Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


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AT42-03: Cordes "Costa Rica Seeps"

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

Erik Cordes: Chief Scientist
Temple University 1900 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA US 19122
+1 215 204 8876
ecordes@temple.edu

Lisa Levin: Principal Investigator
9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA USA 92093-0218
+1 858 534 3579
llevin@ucsd.edu

Victoria Orphan : Principal Investigator
California Institute of Technology 109a North Mudd Laboratory Pasadena, CA USA 91125
+1 626 395 1786
vorphan@gps.caltech.edu

Chris Roman: Principal Investigator
University of Rhode Island South Ferry Road Narragansett, RI USA 02882
+1 401 874 6115
croman2@uri.edu

Gregory Rouse: Principal Investigator
Scripps Institution of Oceanography 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA USA 92093
+1 858 534 624
grouse@ucsd.edu

Departure: Oct 15, 2018

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Arrival: Nov 6, 2018

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Operations Area

Pacific margin of Costa Rica
Lat/Lon: 9° 0.0′ N / 84° 30.0′ W
Depth Range: 3000 / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Costa Rica
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

Full 3-dimensional ocenographic characterization of 5-7 high-flux seep sites on the Costa Rica Pacific margin, with additional sampling of mobile fauna, chemosynthetic communities, infaunal macrofauna and microbial communities. Potentially a few additional dives to offshore seamounts and unexplored seep sites along the margin.

Science Activities

Activities include Sentry and wire flyer characterization of the water column, CTD niskin rosette sampling, geochemistry from push cores, niskin samples on Alvin, mobile fauna collections, community collections using the custom Bushmaster and mussel pots, and carbonate transplants. We will need the elevator to accomplish all of our sampling objectives, particularly early on in the cruise when we are recovering and redeploying carbonate rock transplants.

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Teleconference
Meeting Notes: It would be great for everyone to participate in one meeting, although the only essential co-PI for the planning meeting would be Chris Roman since he is bringing over-the-side gear.
Media personnel on board: artist
Rebecca Rutstein and Lily Simonson are visual artists who have previous experience at sea

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

»Cordes_2018_cruise_stations.xlsx

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: 1635219

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Deionized Water System
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL
Navigation - Heading
Multibeam
Fume Hood
Navigation - Position

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors

Critical CTD Sensors

Sample Storage

Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Climate Controlled Walk-in
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
Scientific Walk-in Freezer
Storage Notes: We would prefer to store samples and some gear until the port stop in San Diego, if space is available.

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no

Navigation

GPS
USBL
Navigation Notes:

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
Winch Notes: The Wire Flyer vehicle will require an external winch, which Chris Roman is arranging.
Winch Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oax3B8PJY74

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: yes Type: for Wire Flyer, see below
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oax3B8PJY74

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:yes
Small Boat Operations:yes
SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?yes
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Sentry work will primarily be at night. Wire Flyer operations will also be at night. There will also be CTD casts when neither of these are operating. In addition, some multibeam operations are anticipated.
Other required equipment and special needs:

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?push cores, carbonates, mobile fauna, Bushmaster and mussel pots. null

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?yes
If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?no
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?no

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations?no

Vehicle Equipment

Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 12
Bio collection boxes: 12 x 12 x 24
CTD
Niskin bottles (1L bottle rack)
Push corers (12-pack rack)
Rock collection baskets: 12" x 12" x 12" milk crates
Rock collection baskets: 12" x 18" x 12" milk crates
Scoop nets
Search sonar
Slurp pump: single chamber 'pelagic' medium flow
Tube cores: 12 core array (12" x 18" milk crate base)
Tube cores: 8 core array

Elevators

Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?no
If yes, how many would you anticipate?

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Alvin yes
Has this equipment been used on Alvin before? yes
Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.
Bushmaster and mussel pots.
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? no
Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? no
Pressure housing schematic with dimensions and include air and water weights.
Air weight of this equipment? 5-15
Water weight of this equipment? 1-10 lbs
Does the equipment require a power interface from Alvin? no
Voltage required
Power required
Data Interface
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual? yes
Please provide power and comms specifics, wiring diagram, pinout, and wiring harness in advance of the cruise.
Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle? yes
How many? 1 Bi-directional
Pressure requirements?
Flow requirements?
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? yes
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:
mussel pots require a stop on the manipulator to catch the bar on the t-handle.
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? no
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
How long will the deployment be?
Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle? no
Do you intend to recover any other previously deployed equipment? no
If yes, please describe this equipment:
Does this equipment use any glass spheres for either buoyancy or as pressure housings? no
Does the equipment have an associated computer or control panel for remote operation from the personnel sphere? no
Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere? no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
Navy Clearance:
Granted 10/11/2018:
Within 65 NM radius of 09-08N 085-10W during period 160000S OCT thru 082400S NOV 18

Scientific Instrumentation for AUV Sentry



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?none

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?yes
If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?no
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?no

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV AbeSentry no
Has this equipment been used on AbeSentry before? no
Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? no
Has the pressure case been tested to the anticipated depth of deployment?& no
Pressure housing schematic with dimensions and include air and water weights.
Air weight of this equipment?
Water weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? no
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Sentry User Manual? no

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
Mapping of the primary work areas, detailed sensor and photo surveys of the specific locations of deployments, collections, and transplants.

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: