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  ASIRI  -  2013  -  Roger Revelle  
  Project Information  
Project Title: ASIRI: Air-Sea Interactions in the Northern Indian Ocean – Regional Initiative Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: John T. Farrar, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 103886 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 4/15/2013 2:14:00 PM Created By: John T. Farrar
Date Last Modified: 4/25/2013 8:41:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/ONR - N00014-13-10453 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Hydrographic survey (shipboard CTD and Underway CTD) of Bay of Bengal international waters, recovery/deployment of gliders, deployment of Argo drifters and floats, short-term deployments of other drifting instrument platforms (SIO Wirewalkers, ASIS buoy); surface mooring deployments anticipated later in the field program (~2015). On some cruises, visual surveys of marine mammal populations will be conducted concurrently with other activities.
Summary of Facility Requirements: Recently calibrated shipboard CTD; shipboard ADCP; R/V Revelle HDSS desirable
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006221 Created By: John T. Farrar
Date Last Modified: 4/25/2013 8:41:00 PM Date Submitted: 4/25/2013 6:07:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: Roger Revelle
Optimum Start Date: 12/1/2013 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 11/15/2013 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 12/15/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
13 0 2 0 15
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:
Bay of Bengal
Description of Op Area: International waters of Bay of Bengal, north of 5N. Includes region east of Sri Lanka, and as far north as 18N, 89.5E (northernmost point of international waters in Bay of Bengal).
Op Area Size/Dia.:  
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
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
Trincomalee Harbor, Sri Lanka None Colombo, Sri Lanka
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
All gear for this leg will have been loaded during the mobilization period of the preceding leg. We would like the preceding leg to end in Trincomalee, where we would do a personnel change to staff this leg. The motivation for doing the personnel change in Trincomalee is that it would minimize transit time to/from the study region. The motivation for ending in Colombo is that it is a larger port, with better access for outbound container shipments (and we assume better logistics for the ship).

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Andrew J. Lucas, SIO
# in Science Party 29 # of different science teams 5 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements This program (ASIRI) is a multi-investigator ONR project, with PIs from WHOI, Scripps, UW-APL, Oregon State, and other institutions. The present request is part of the pilot phase of the project, with dual purposes of surveying the region to establish a baseline for the program and testing observational approaches.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPSelected 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)Unselected 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.

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