Services of the Environmental Data Center
Baseline Environmental Monitoring
The baseline environmental monitoring program collects important quality baseline data to set the environmental and biological context in which scientists can interpret their own research. The program, established in September 2006, is designed to collect quality and useful data that will be made readily available to the research community.
Currently baseline environmental and biological data are being collected on:
- Weather: expanding and continuing a 30 year dataset
- Birds: phenology, abundance and status
- Plants: phenology and herbarium
- Snow: (a) cover and depletion with time lapse photography, (b) depth and density measurments
- Timing of other environmental events: daily naturalist journal
Management of General Use Equipment
As TFS continues to be a leader in arctic observatories improvements to management and expansion of availability of common-use laboratory and field equipment is needed. Each year more projects base research out of the field station and require equipment that is available and ready to use. The EDC now maintains a suite of general-use laboratory equipment including a muffle furnace, freeze dyer and microscopes. An incubation facility, which now includes both wet and dry incubation options, is available for use. For a complete list of equipment please see our equipment page.
Field Work Assistance
We offer limited assistance with fieldwork to help extend the period of field sampling into the shoulder seasons. Please fill out a Support Request form and indicate the type of requested field help and the anticipated amount of time.