A sample can be of air, water, soil or another element of the environment taken for analysis. In environmental monitoring programs, samples include when and where it is taken. A sample should be created for each sample taken at a sampling station as part of a given monitoring program.
To create a sample:
- Indicate the sampling station and date, the monitoring program from which it was taken, the type of sample and the sampling period.
- If necessary, enter a reference code and the data collector.
Results can be entered as long as the sample has not been "activated". Once activated, the system will perform an analysis of the results against applicable thresholds and validations. This step is irreversible. An active sample can only be inactivated or deleted.