Resources for the Investigator

Various tools, web sites, support material and documentation are available to aid in the location and use of data.

Tools

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These applications are supported both at a data and source code level. Issues related to both data input and export as well as application operation are handled by the IO's directly

Screencasts

These screencasts are provided to assist science parties with core description on the JOIDES Resolution. The tutorials cover introductory topics so that users can become familiar with the DESClogik application before boarding the ship. We welcome your comments on how to improve the tutorials.

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Documentation

Use the guest:guest account to access technical document related to USIO tools and equipment used both on and off the JR.

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Application Support Information

A large number of applications are used in the management and flow of data for the scientific ocean drilling efforts. Not all software can be supported to the same level. The following tiers describe the various levels of support that can be given to different tools.

Tier 1 Apps

These applications are supported both at a data and source code level. Issues related to both data input and export as well as application operation are handled by the IO's directly

Tier 2 Apps

These applications are supported at a data file format level. The IO's are responsible for ensuring that data output can be read by these applications. In select cases the IO's also ensure that the data generated by these applications can be read and inserted back into the main data storage system.

For these applications the IO's are not responsible for the source code and are not the point of contact for feature, bug or other related inquires. Every effort is made to ensure that contact information for these applications is provided and up to date so that users can contact the authority responsible for these tools.

Tier 3 Apps

These applications are supported neither at the source code level of the data file format level. Examples of applications in this section include excel, Google Earth, GMT and others.

Effort is made to use file formats that are easy to import and transform. Formats like XML, CSV and excel are common examples used by these tools. While these apps are not supported the IO's will do what they can to help users of these tools when possible.