Managers who need to plan, allocate and review field data collection or sampling programs can use the LSPECS module for ESdat.
LSPECS simplifies the creation of sampling programs into the following easy steps:
A typical workflow is illustrated below.
Usage of LSPECS revolves around the concept of Monitoring Rounds, which represent a single round of sampling or location visits. A Monitoring Round can encompass a combination of groundwater, air, surface water, dust and other kinds of sampling.
Monitoring Rounds can be auto-generated from recurring Schedules or created independently for one off events. In the field (Using the ESdat Field App or PLog) users can deviate from the plan to visit additional Locations or create new Sampling Locations as required.
Many organisations have a combination of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterley or annual rounds and the quarterley round (for example) may replace a weekly round but be more extensive. LSPECS supports this through a concept called "co-scheduling", where a high frequency schedule (for example weekly) can be "co-scheduled" into a more extensive round (for example quarterley).
LSPECS has two main sections "Monitoring Rounds" and "Laboratories". Users access to these sections is governed by their LSPECS roles.
The Monitoring Rounds section is further broken down into:
The Laboratories section is used to enter Laboratories to be used with LSPECS, and to review costs and historical requests related to each Laboratory.