Module 9. Survey equipment and supplies


Collecting, storing, transporting and analysing biological specimens and food samples

Communication and data collection

Labeling requirements to consider when purchasing or generating them

Supply lists and ordering

Storing, tracking, inventory, and transport of supplies


Having the correct equipment and supplies, and having enough of them, are essential to the success of any survey. The Management team, in consultation with the Technical committee and subcommittees, will need to invest time to review each aspect of the survey and the related needs for supplies and equipment.

A number of components of the survey design must be confirmed in order to develop an adequate procurement list:

This module first discusses considerations for the points above that are not included in other modules, then it provides guidance on initial and final listings, procurement, storage, calibration, transport and tracking of equipment and supplies.