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Users who want to create projects, edit projects, or gain access to projects that they have permission to view in SCDEPTH must log in. 

You do not need to log in to view projects that are publicly available.  

To access SC DEPTH, go to


  • To log in: 

    • Click on "Log  Log in" in  in the upper right corner or under the drop down.  

      • For DOI users:
      • Your username is your email address and your password is your Active Directory password

      • For non-DOI users:
      • Your username is your email address and your password is your myUSGS password
      • If you do not have a myUSGS password, send an email to to request a myUSGS account or go click here to sign up for an account
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Viewing Projects in SC DEPTH


  • From the homepage, click on "Project list" at  at the bottom of the text on the home page OR from  
  • From the drop-down under "SCDEPTH Project Editor" to  to see a list of the projects you can view


General Project Searches

  • When you get to the "project list" page page, you can do a general project search (for example you can look at all of the projects involving water), you can type any search term in the general search box. This ; this will narrow your search to only projects that have the word water (or whatever term you search) in them

As you can see, this search is already set for the New York Water Science Center and in this example there are 28 projects to possibly look at. 

Search Filters

You can narrow your search (shown below) by using one of the drop-down filters. You will have less results to choose from by doing this. In this example we chose a PI from the drop-down and then narrowed our search to 2 results.

  • Click on the name of a project you would like to view and you will be directed to that project page.  

  • When you want to return to the list of all projects, click the back "←List" box  box in the upper left corner of the screen.

Downloading a CSV of your Search Results

  • To down-load a CSV of your search results, click on the "Download CSV" heading  heading and a CSV list of the projects you have narrowed by your search will be downloaded to your computer



This is an example of a CSV project list. 


Creating a Project in DEPTH

  • Click on "DEPTH Project Editor" to  to get to the drop down and click on " +New Project."

Note:  You must be logged in to create or edit projects.  


You will be directed to the Create New Project Item page.

The required fields for a new project are: 

    • Project Title
    • Community

  • Fill in the required fields and any additional fields you would like to include for your project.

Note: You can always go back later to fill in any of the non-required fields.

  • An Item Parent ID number will be set for you.

  • Click on the "Save" button  button at the top or bottom of the page and your project will be created in ScienceBase.

Editing a Project in DEPTH


  • To edit a project, from the project page, click on the "Edit" button  Edit button in the top tool bar

  • Make any changes you need to make, or if

  • If you need to delete the project, click on the "Delete" buttons.  button 

  • Click on the "Save Changes" button  button in the top tool bar or at the bottom of the page to save your changes

  • If you need to cancel the edit, click on the "Cancel Edit" button  button in the top tool bar

Adding a File to a Project Page

Once After the project record has been saved, you can add any type of file to your project item, such as a .doc, .xls, jpeg, pdf, gif, .shp, zip file, etc. through SCDEPTH.   

  • To add a file to your project page, first click on the "Add File"  button at the top of the page on the tool bar. bar 

  • Click on "Click Attach Files."

Note:  If using Chrome, you will need to double-click on "Attach Files." 

  • Navigate to where you saved your file(s) and then click on it to add it to your project.

Note: To upload multiple files, use shift and the left-mouse button to click and highlight the files you


want to upload.


Use ctrl left-mouse click to select multiple files that are not grouped together.  


After the upload process is completed, your file(s) are displayed.

  • To navigate back to the project page, click on the title of the project


Adding a Shapefile to a Project Page