EventLog Utility

The Event logging utility allows for easy entry of the events of the cruise such as when stations start and end, and information about what occurred during a station or underway. For example there would be entries for each ctd station. It runs on PC/Windows using the QuatroPro spreadsheet program. The advantages of the program are that data entry is simplified because there are built in menu picks for many standard values; automatic generation of event numbers; ability to add missed information with automatic sorting into the correct position in the log; ability to handle either local or GMT times, and some amount of data verification. Also, this utility simplifies the task of adding the data to the GLOBEC database since cruises will share a common file format for the eventlog data.

To get a copy of the utility via anonymous ftp:

		Create the subdirectory \globec\eventlog
		cd \globec\eventlog
			(Depending on your software, you may
			need to enter other commands to get the
			file into this subdirectory)
		ftp ftp.wh.whoi.edu
		login: anonymous
		password: (enter your email address)
		cd pub/gbs
		get events.wb1
		get macros.bar