Item Identification

Title: PIFSC CRED Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC) Metadata Catalog
Short Name: Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC)
Status: In Work
Abstract:

The Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center produces a series of geographic information system (GIS) based maps that can be viewed together to provide information about the benthic habitat. The maps consist of a series of primary layers of directly mapped or measured data, including high-resolution bathymetric grids, acoustic backscatter imagery grids, geo-registered optical transects. Secondary layers will be derived from analyses of the primary data and will include metrics such as seabed texture (e.g., Local Fourier Histogram analysis), Topographic (or Bathymetric) Position Analysis, and geological interpretations of the video data and photographs. All these data layers can be viewed together in a single GIS project enabling the user to combine and query different layers to delineate regions of distinct benthic habitats for different species. Collectively the data layers and GIS framework constitute a flexible new kind of benthic habitat map.

Purpose:

The Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center is tasked with the delineation of the benthic habitat of coral reef ecosystems throughout the U.S. Pacific Islands, including the Hawaiian and Mariana archipelagos, American Samoa and the remote, U.S.-affiliated islands. Other groups have developed shallow-water benthic habitat maps using satellite-based techniques that are best suited for shallow-water habitats in less than 20 meters of water. PIBHMC uses acoustic and optical techniques to extend those shallow-water maps into deeper waters where satellite and diver-based techniques are not feasible.

Accurate, high-resolution habitat maps are essential for effective management of coral reefs. Products created by PIBHMC provide resource managers with comprehensive habitat maps on which to base decisions about Pacific coral reef ecosystems.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus ONLY ONE: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/data/keywords/coris_discovery_keywords.pdf
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus AT LEAST ONE: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/data/keywords/coris_theme_keywords.pdf
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CRCP Project ID #
CRCP Project PROJECT NAME
ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category Biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/datatype
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/obstype
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS HI'IALAKAI
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS OSCAR ELTON SETTE
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS NODC Ocean Acidification Scientific Data Stewardship
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Ocean Acidification Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Reef and Assessment Monitoring Program
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Equatorial Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS North Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS NW Pacific
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS South Pacific Ocean
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC
None RAMP
None Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None biennial
None triennial

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Wake Atoll (19N167E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Baker Island > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Howland Island > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Johnston Atoll > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Wake Atoll > Wake Atoll (19N167E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
None Pacific Remote Island Areas
None PRIA

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 264789
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lichowski, Frances
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: frances.lichowski@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5476
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Distributor

CC ID: 264794
Date Effective From: 2007
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Akridge, Michael W
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: michael.akridge@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5483
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 264791
Date Effective From: 2007
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Akridge, Michael W
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: michael.akridge@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5483
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Originator

CC ID: 264796
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 67241
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rooney, John JB
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: john.rooney@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5438
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 67242
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2012-07-12

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 12594
Metadata Record Created By: Annette M DesRochers
Metadata Record Created: 2012-07-12 18:09+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-31
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2016-12-31