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USGS CMG FACS Pre-Activity Responsibilities

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Descriptions: Before Activity   During Activity   After Activity   Overview Log   Crew Log   Equipment Log   Navigation Log   Operation Log  
New FACS Forms: Get a new FACS ID (download xls)   RV Snavely example (download xls)   onshore example (download xls)  
Appendix: FACS Coordinators   Day of Year   Activity ID definition   Improving data sharing to improve science  (from MMI)   Crew Log (txt)   Equipment Log (txt)   Navigation Log (txt)   Operation Log (txt)  

This is a tutorial page on what metadata can be
assembled before a Field Activity.
  • Much of the "overview" information is known
    before the start of a Field Activity.

  • Obtaining a FACS ID early facilitates communications,
    labeling, and associating data and materials.

Before your field activity:
  1. Fill out (as much as you can) this Overview Log (xls) using Excel.

  2. Email your Overview Log (xls) with "FACS ID Request" in the subject line

  3. A Field Activity ID will be emailed to you as soon as possible.
    Use this ID to label data collected during this field activity.

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