Field Operations

All academic field trip and field research needs should be directed to the field operations coordinator. This includes: site reservations, vehicle/boat reservations, equipment needs or purchases, authorization to drive university vehicles and boats, and all other field related activities. If you plan to make purchases while on a field trip, please contact the field operations coordinator first for purchasing rules and procedures.

Field Operations Coordinators:

  • PENS, LSCI, CSCI, MATH - Chriss Shope x2887
  • Center for Coastal Studies - N/A
  • Conrad Blucher Institute - N/A

Before leaving on a field trip, trip leaders should be familiar with emergency procedures, location of emergency forms, and numbers and location of relevant documents (insurance, gas card, boat registration cards, etc.) Any trip leaders NOT familiar with these items and procedures should request a brief orientation with the FOC or read the pertinent sections in the Field Operations Manual.

You must have ALL students fill out a Field Trip Waiver form before departing for your trip. Forms can be obtained from departmental secretaries.