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  Wire Flyer (WiFly)  -  2013  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Wire Flyer (WiFly): A cable flying vehicle system for high resolution water column profiling Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Christopher Roman, URI_GSO Project Institution: URI_GSO
Project ID: 102220 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 9/24/2009 11:25:00 AM Created By: Christopher Roman
Date Last Modified: 4/22/2012 1:23:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/OTIC - 1160989 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Ship time will be used to evaluate a new water column sampling system. The work will be completed at the New England shelfbreak front. Water column sections will be obtained to compare the performance of the proposed system to both tow-yo CTD surveys and ScanFish surveys. The tests will entail instrument tows across the front working from 100 meters to 1000 meters of water.

The cruise will also be used as a field project for an Ocean Engineering class of 6-10 students.
Summary of Facility Requirements: The vessel will perform towed CTD and ScanFish suveys in water up to 1000 meters deep. The work will require deployment of a new system on the ships .322 wire.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1003306 Created By: Christopher Roman
Date Last Modified: 9/24/2009 2:11:00 PM Date Submitted: 9/24/2009 11:25:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 3/15/2013 Dates to Avoid: Since this cruise will involve undergraduate students as part of a class, the cruise needs to occur in the academic spring semester, before May of 2013.
Earliest Start Date: 10/1/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 4/15/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
4 1 0 2 7
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: Work will be completed at the New England shelf south of Rhode Island and as far south as New Jersey.
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
40° N / 71.5° W map
152 map
NA06 map
40° N / 71.5° W map
152 map
NA06 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? No Coastal States:
 Important Info on Foreign Research Clearances  

Are you or any member in your science party bringing in any science equipment items which are regulated for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
No If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? No
 Questions about ITAR/EAR regulations?

Comments about foreign clearance requirements or
description of any other special permitting requirements
(e.g., MMPA, ESA, IHA, Marine Sanctuaries, etc.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Narragansett, RI, USA None Narragansett, RI, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
The proposed equipment will be developed at URI and Narragansett is close to the work area, south of Rhode Island. Leaving from Narragansett will also simplify the logistics for the student participants.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Christopher Roman, URI_GSO
# in Science Party 16 # of different science teams 1 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements The science party will consist of:
Chris Roman, Dave Hebert, Dave Ullman
6-10 URI undergraduate students
1- 2 Graduate students
1- 2 URI engineers
2- 3 Other collaborating scientists

The ships tech will need to operate the ScanFish system.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Major Ancillary Facilities (that require coordination of schedules with ship schedule)
Unselected Helicopter Ops (USCG)Unselected Twin OtterUnselected Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Unselected Other AUVUnselected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringUnselected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetryUnselected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Unselected Other Large Coring FacilityUnselected WHOI Long Core  
Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV)
Unselected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Unselected JasonUnselected Other ROV  
Seismic Facility
Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)Unselected Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Program (UTIG)Unselected Other Seismic/OBS Facility
Unselected PASSCALUnselected Portable MCS groupUnselected Portable MCS/SCS groupUnselected U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility (USGS at WHOI)
Towed Underwater Vehicle
Unselected ARGO IIUnselected Hawaii MR1 (HMRG)Unselected IMI12 (HMRG)Unselected IMI120 (HMRG - formerly DSL 120A)
Unselected IMI30 (HMRG)Selected Other Towed Underwater VehicleUnselected Towfish 
UNOLS Van Pool
Unselected AUV Lab Van #1Unselected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Unselected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
We will use the URI ScanFish towed profiling system. Data from the ScanFish will be used to compare to our proposed system. We have used the ScanFish at this location in the past.

The proposed instrument, developed by the PIs, will require the .322 wire. The system consists of a heavy, 2500 lb, depressor weight and additional instruments to be placed on the wire.

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