Regular maintenance of the system should be performed to ensure that all connections in the box are secure, and should be checked every time wiring is modified inside the box. In addition, at times of high humidity, desiccant should be utilized to limit the humidity inside the measurement enclosure.
= Data Acquisition =
The Data acquisition for the SEARC OTF is managed through hardware and software purchased from [http://www.campbellsci.ca/ Campbell Scientific]. Data is collected every 5 minutes from all sensors and is stored as .csv (comma seperated values) data files. Currently the data is streamed to a computer at the Applied Sustainability Group at Queen's, where it is automatically backed up onto a dropbox cloud server, as well as onto two other physical PC's.