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Effective Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection

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Synopsis: If you are a student in environmental sciences, have recently entered the field of environmental services, or are looking to improve your existing skills, this half-day course that focuses on field sampling procedures, data collection, and preliminary report preparation is for you!
Start Time: Friday, October 6, 2017 8:30 AM
End Time: Friday, October 6, 2017 12:30 PM
Location: Off-Campus Locations
Address: No Street Address
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Rutgers EcoComplex
City, State, Country: Bordentown, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0518ca.html
Contact Name: Pamela Springard-Mayer
Contact Email: pspring@njaes.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7463
Additional Information:

Collecting accurate data is essential to the success of environmental projects. Without a strong understanding of quality assurance and control procedures, sample collection techniques, field notes in log books, completion of standard data sheets, and laboratory chains of custodies, field technicians may generate unsuitable data that is not representative of actual site conditions. This in turn can lead to data gaps and serious flaws in the environmental planning process to remediate contaminated soil, ground water and surface waters for environmental compliance.

This class will give you the tools and knowledge you need to provide the project managers, supervisors and senior level consultants in your organization with data they can rely on. This course will be particularly helpful for you if your job responsibilities include soil, ground water and surface water sampling. Situations that can pose a challenge to collecting data and how to effectively address those challenges will also be discussed.

Outdoor live demonstrations will be included, weather permitting.

Program Topics

  • Quality Assurance Protection Plans (QAPPs) and Field Sampling Procedures Manual
  • Compliance with the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (Tech Rules, 7:26E et seq.) -- Soil, Ground Water & Surface Water Sampling Techniques
  • Field observations, data recording and the importance of relaying critical information to key decision makers (ie. NJ LSRPs)

Please Note

This course has been designed for those who are new to the environmental field or looking for a refresher on the topics of field sampling and data collection. Advanced skills and concepts will not be covered.

Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public