Cruise Reports are the primary cruise documentation. The CCHDO will attempt to make all other relevant documentation, especially if received in electronic form, available as well. This includes reports from investigators, overviews from data quality examination, copies of tables of information held by the CCHDO, etc.
, the CCHDO documentation manager, will help ensure that all information is in the documentation for each cruise, so that the data will not suffer loss of information. He will place as many of the documents as possible into "PDF" format, which preserves graphics and allows searches and indexing. ASCII versions of documentation will also be provided.