Standard Operating Procedures:
Property and Equipment Management at the
Lamont Campus and onboard R/V Langseth
The purpose of this procedure is to provide a standard of practice for the management, accounting and
control of moveable equipment (also referred to in this manual as capital equipment, property, or
capital assets) owned by Columbia University (the University or CU), under the custody of the
University, or for which the University is accountable to the federal government and other sponsors at
the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) campus and on the Research Vessel (R/V) Marcus G.
Langseth (R/V Langseth).
This document identifies actions and procedures for the following aspects of property management:
Receipt of Equipment
Stewardship of Equipment Tags
Change of Equipment Status/Location
Warehousing and Storing