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General Information

  • Keys
    • For Center for Ocean Health (COH) building, Costa Lab, Younger building (gear staging area), and a key-card for the front gate
    • Requires Costa approval email to Maria Choy and a $10 deposit (note:  COH key also works to unlock the gate to the boatyard)
  • Forms/training
    • If working in the lab or field, please click here for a list of forms and trainings
  • Mail
    • Costa grad students share a couple of mail slots.  All others have their own mail slot
    • Costa's Fed-Ex internal billing code is "34-1" for FedEx
    • FedEx express: use forms found in the cabinet in the 'copy room', daily pickup at front desk, give copy of form to secretary
    • US Postal Mail:  write "34-265" in place of a postage stamp and place it US Mail Bag near other mailboxes
  • Photo-copies
    • There is a copy machine in the 'copy room'.  You will need to be linked to one of Costa's grants to use it.  It also does pdf scans for free!
    • Your username is your UCSC email username and your password is the last four digits of your student ID number (or employee ID  number)
  • Fax
    • located in copy room
    • 831-459-3383
    • log all faxes on the clipboard in the cabinet below the machine
  • Purchasing supplies
  • Argos website:  satellite tracking data access
    • www.argos-system.org
    • Username/password:  (please request this from someone in the lab)
    • Please view or download data, but do not change any of the settings!
  • Lab work
    • The Costa Lab contains controlled substances and radioactive material.  Training is required before using either
    • No food/beverage (or evidence of these, such as wrappers) in the costa wet-lab… this is VERY important!
  • Computer stuff
    • There are several computers in the main lab for general-use
    • Metadata for all animal deployments must be entered in the costa lab database (requires a brief tutorial)
    • http://lml-research-app-1.ucsc.edu/web/entryform/
    • Username/password:  (please request this from someone in the lab)
    • Software available
      • windows 7
      • MS Office
      • Endnote
      • ArcGIS (limited licenses)
      • MatLab (limited licenses)
      • SigmaPlot
      • Systat
    • Severs (note: zalophus is currently not very usable)
      • Zalophus
        • purpose:  general-use storage
        • things of general interest folder' = place for permits, protocols, instructions, etc.
      • Mirounga
        • purpose:  houses elephant seal flipper tag database and can run long processing tasks
    • Costa lab wireless router
      • password:  richessa
    • Costa lab website
    • Lab email list
      • bio_costa@lists.pbsci.ucsc.edu
      • Please contact Patrick (patrick.robinson@ucsc.edu) to be added.
    • Network printers (This info needs to be undated)
      • B+W:  IP address: 128.114.44.57 
      • Color:  IP address:  128.114.44.170
      • Use double-sided whenever possible
  • Telephone
    • Costa Lab:  831-459-2691
    • Costa trailer:  459-1291
    • To make a call to a campus number:  dial 9-xxxx
    • To make a local call:  dial 6-xxx-xxxx
    • To make a long-distance call:  'phonebook' --> down arrow --> 6-1-areacode-number
  • Lab trucks
    • 2 trucks are available:  white Chevy Colorado truck (automatic transmission) and a very old  green toyota truck (manual transmission)
    • Available for official lab business (fieldwork has top priority)
    • Keys are located in the wet-lab between the fume hood and the sink
    • Sign out day/time/drive/destination  on the clipboard in the key drawer
    • Whenever possible fill up gas tank on campus using the "gas key" in the truck at 'ucsc fleet services
    • Never leave the tank <1/3 full
  • UCSC human resources website
    • Keeping track of paychecks, insurance, etc.
    • https://atyourserviceonline.ucop.edu/ayso/
  • Package deliveries and reimbursement checks
    • Check the white board near the copy room for your name
    • Get checks from Maria Choy
    • Get packages from the package room below the stairs
  • Lab jobs
    • IACUC rep:  Sarah Peterson
    • Lab safety rep:  Chandra Goetsch
    • Radiation safety rep:  Jen Maresh
    • Haz mat rep:  Claudio Rojas-Leyton
  • Gear storage
    • The younger building (and attic space)
    • A shipping container in the 'boneyard' (just up the road)
  • Offices
    • 148A
    • 148B
    • Costa trailer (trailer 9 office 5)

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