Data Collection Process

Project Preparation

  1. Design a project-specific monitoring regime based on the site and client input.
  2. Map showing 4 plots designated for radar monitoring and the coverage those plots will provide. Train field staff to operate the surveillance system, and provide the necessary project artifacts.

In the Field

  1. Monitor according to the automated schedule using radar only or radar and acoustics, for the number of plots and replicates required.
  2. Observe the site conditions.
  3. Record the visual observations in a spreadsheet.
  4. Record the daily activities in the EchoTrack Diary.
  5. At the end of each replicate, copy and ship to the lab the external hard drives containing all the data.
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