Field Data Sheets

Field Submissions

Using field data sheets that contain all the necessary information for field data entry may be helpful and speed up the process of submitting data templates to the MPSL-MLML Data Center.  Field data sheets that may be used include Water Quality, Tissue, and Bioassessment.  Example field data sheets are available for Water Quality and Tissue. 

Additional tools are available for Bioassessment Field Data Entry including an associated Bioassessment Field Data Entry Tool to enter data into a shell backend database, a training webinar describing how to use the Bioassessment Data Entry Tool, and full written documentation for the Bioassessment Data Entry Tool. 

Valid values from the MPSL-MLML database Lookup Lists are also available for reference.


Data Type

MPSL-MLML

  Lookup Lists
Water/Sediment Field Data Sheet

Field Data Sheet
(12/18/12)

WQ Example

 
Tissue Field Data Sheet

Field Data Sheet
(12/12/13)

Tissue Example

 
Bioassessment Field Data Sheet

Field Data Sheet
(4/26/16)

 
Bioassessment Field Data Entry Tool Data Entry Tool
(07/21/13)
Documentation
(03/28/12)

Training Webinars

 

Water Quality Field Data

This data sheet contains multiple worksheets related to water and sediment sampling.  Page 1 of the first worksheet (Supplemental_Beaufort) provides standardized field observation values and guidance on general use of the data sheets.  Pages 2 and 3 of this worksheet contain the Beaufort Scale for determining sea state.  The worksheet titled ‘Water_Probe’ is used for field observations, water chemistry sampling, and probe measurements. The worksheet titled ‘Sediment’ is used for sediment sampling.  Documentation that describes the process for entering water quality field data from field data sheets into the MPSL-MLML database through data entry forms will be available soon.  An example of a completed water quality field data sheet is available as a PDF file.

Tissue Field Data

This data sheet contains multiple worksheets related to tissue sampling and the associated composite information. The first worksheet is a supplement to help standardize the field observations and general use of the data sheets. The second page on the first worksheet contains the Beaufort Scale which will help the user in determining sea state. Tissue sampling worksheets for electro-shocking, trawling, point specific events like hook and line, gill netting, trapping, seining, and cast netting are provided. Fish processing and laboratory composite data sheets are also included.  Documentation that describes the process for entering water quality field data from field data sheets into the MPSL-MLML database through data entry forms will be available soon.  An example of a completed Tissue Field Data Sheet is available as a PDF file.

Bioassessment Field Data

The Bioassessment full version data sheets are used for physical habitat (PHAB), benthic macroinvertebrate (BMI), algae, and water quality sampling. Available tools for Bioassessment Field Data Entry include the Bioassessment Field Data Sheet, an associated Bioassessment Field Data Entry Tool to enter data into a shell backend database, a training webinar describing how to use the Bioassessment Data Entry Tool, and full written documentation for the Bioassessment Data Entry Tool.  The documentation provides detailed guidance to assist data providers in preparing and submitting field and habitat data if the Bioassessment field data sheets and data entry tools are used for data entry.

The SWAMP required Bioassessment SOP Collecting Benthic Macroinvertebrate Samples and Associated Physical and Chemical Data for Ambient Bioassessments in California and Algae SOP Collecting Stream Algae Samples and Associated Physical Habitat and Chemical Data for Ambient Bioassessments in California are also available.