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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC/ABL: ShoreZone Ground Stations, web-posted database in ArcGIS,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: ShoreZone Ground Stations, web-posted database in ArcGIS
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: ShoreZone Ground Stations, web-posted database in ArcGIS
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2014

The web-posted Alaska Shore Station Database is a compilation of hundreds of intertidal sites that were visited and evaluated throughout the coastal waters of Alaska. At each station attempts are made to document all observed species and their assemblages, geomorphic features, measurements of beach length and slope, and gather photographic examples. This online database has been designed to integrate with the spatially explicit, Alaska ShoreZone web enabled GIS platform. The end result is a user friendly and accessible version of the Shore Station database with a queryable display of station locations, downloadable species lists and photos.


The Shore Station data has been collected to supplement the Alaska ShoreZone coastal habitat mapping program. This data set will help resource managers understand in finer detail habitat mapping information.


Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 7176, 10-05-2015 15:07


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None coastal mapping
None ground stations
None intertidal
None shore stations

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Gulf of Alaska
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Katmai National Park
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Kenai Fjords National Park
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Kodiak archipelago
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Prince William Sound
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Southeast Alaska

Physical Location

Organization: Auke Bay Laboratories
City: Juneau
State/Province: AK
Country: US

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: maps and data
Distribution Liability:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

Data Set Credit: Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Committee

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 228601
Date Effective From: 2015-10-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lindeberg, Mandy
Email Address:


CC ID: 228285
Date Effective From: 2015-10-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lindeberg, Mandy
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 228284
Date Effective From: 2015-10-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 228287
Date Effective From: 2015-10-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lewis, Steve
Address: P.O. Box 21668
Juneau, AK 99801
Email Address:
Phone: 907-586-7858
Fax: 907-586-7255


CC ID: 228286
Date Effective From: 2015-10-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lindeberg, Mandy
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 228602
Date Effective From: 2015-10-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Lindeberg, Mandy
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 228283
W° Bound: 173
E° Bound: -130
N° Bound: 71.83333
S° Bound: 54.666

Data collected from ground stations throughout the Kodiak archipelago, Aniakchak National Preserve, Katmai National Park, Kachemak Bay and south Cook Inlet, Kenai Fjords National Park, west Prince Williams Sound, Southeast Alaska.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 228282
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002
End: 2012

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact the POC for details.

Data Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. Acknowledgement of NOAA, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is suggested.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 233573
Download URL:

NCEI to be determined

Note: Dataset migrated by Dan Woodrich (AFSC data management coordinator) on 12/14/2021. Contact:



CC ID: 228290
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Species data include sessile epibiota. Access to the lower intertidal zone was limited by the tidal height at time of survey. Nearshore fish were not explicitly targeted in these low tide surveys and are only recorded incidentally at sites.

Conceptual Consistency:

Species Species data are observed macrobiota, with qualitative abundance score. Identifications mostly based on field observations. Some voucher specimens of algae collected for lab identification. Nomenclature reviewed by qualified reviewers and latest names are included in master species lists. QAQC included check for data entry errors, from review of original data entry forms and field photographs. Across-shore profiles corrected to water level at time at waterline, using tidal height prediction.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Contact the dataset POC for full QA/QC methodology

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

No Delay

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

NCEI site yet to be determined

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 228292

No process steps have been described for htis dataset

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17257
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17257
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-18 18:08+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-18
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-05-18
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-18