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Node Use Policy

This policy clarifies the responsibilities and support provided by the PASSCAL Instrument Center for node experiments utilizing the IRIS/PASSCAL node pool.

100% PASSCAL equipment

Shipping

  1. PASSCAL will arrange all outgoing PASSCAL equipment shipments with assistance from PI.
  2. Experiments in the Lower 48 require freight for all outbound and inbound shipments. This circumvents most DG issues.
  3. For all foreign and domestic experiments not in the lower 48, return shipment of PASSCAL nodes to PIC will require PIs to either:
    1. Get certification as a lithium battery shipper and provide documentation of certification to PIC before the experiment leaves our dock.
    2. Contract a Hazmat Shipping Service.
    3. Have one of PASSCAL’s certified staff present to help with return shipment.
  4. Antarctic experiments using Portable pool nodes are allowed no more than 5 weeks logistics pre- and post PI’s on/off ice dates.

HHT, Node and Data Handling

  1. PASSCAL will set up project w/ assistance and verification from PI.
  2. PASSCAL will provide sufficient, programmed HHT for deployment.
  3. After return of the nodes to PASSCAL, PASSCAL will offload the nodes and the PI will be given a copy of the fcnt data files on PI-supplied drives (PASSCAL will provide required drive specifications). This will occur within 3 weeks of receipt of nodes or drives whichever is the latter. 
  4. PI will supply the following information for conversion to PH5: Experiment Mobilization Form, a complete “Final Layout” Spreadsheet with corresponding KMZ file, and a Shot Position Spreadsheet if it’s an active source experiment 
  5. PASSCAL will create a PH5 data volume for archive with DMC in a timely manner (~3 weeks after receipt of information requested in item 4)
  6. PI is responsible for verifying completeness of data archived at DMC. PASSCAL will remove/delete waveform data from the PIC server once fcnt files are delivered to PI and PI has verified DMC archive or after 6 months from offload if not previously verified by PI.

Mixed PASSCAL and PI equipment

Shipping

  1. PASSCAL and non-PASSCAL nodes must remain separate shipments. 
  2. PI is responsible for all shipping arrangements of non-PASSCAL owned nodes to and from field.
  3. PASSCAL will arrange all outgoing PASSCAL equipment shipments with assistance from PI.
  4. Experiments in the Lower 48 require freight for all outbound and inbound shipments. This circumvents most DG issues.
  5. For all foreign and domestic experiments not in the lower 48, return shipment of PASSCAL nodes to PIC will require PIs to either:
    1. Get certification as a lithium battery shipper and provide documentation of certification to PIC before the experiment leaves our dock.
    2. Contract a Hazmat Shipping Service.
    3. Have one of PASSCAL’s certified staff present to help with return shipment.
  6. Antarctic experiments using Portable pool nodes are allowed no more than 5 weeks logistics pre- and post PI’s on/off ice dates.

HHT, Node and Data Handling

  1. PASSCAL will coordinate with the PI to set up project on respective servers (i.e. PASSCAL will be responsible for PASSCAL nodes & HHT, PI will be responsible for non-PASSCAL nodes and HHT).
  2. PASSCAL will provide sufficient, programmed HHT for PASSCAL owned nodes. PI is expected to provide sufficient, programmed HHT for non-PASSCAL nodes.
  3. After return of the PASSCAL nodes to PASSCAL, PASSCAL will offload the nodes and the PI will be given a copy of the fcnt data files on PI-supplied drives (PASSCAL will provide required drive specifications). This will occur within 3 weeks of receipt of nodes or drives whichever is the latter. 
  4. PI will provide PASSCAL an Experiment Mobilization Form, a complete “Final Layout” Spreadsheet with corresponding KMZ file, and Shot Position Spreadsheet if it’s an active source experiment.
  5. PASSCAL will create PH5 data volume for the PASSCAL nodes for archive with DMC in a timely manner (~3 weeks of receipt of the information requested in 4.).
  6. PI is responsible for offload and creation of the PH5 data volume for non-PASSCAL nodes. 
  7. PASSCAL will provide software and data archiving support to PI for PH5 creation and integration with PASSCAL created PH5 data volume.
  8. PI is responsible for verifying completeness of data archived at DMC.
  9. PASSCAL will remove/delete waveform data from the PIC server once fcnt files are delivered to PI and PI has verified DMC archive or after 6 months from offload if not previously verified by PI.

No PASSCAL equipment

PASSCAL will provide, via GitHub, software and instructions for converting fcnt files into a PH5 data volume. 

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