Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Geospatial, Temperature, and Depth Data Collected during Towed-diver Surveys of the U.S. Pacific Reefs from 2000 to 2017, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/25298.

Item Identification

Title: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Geospatial, Temperature, and Depth Data Collected during Towed-diver Surveys of the U.S. Pacific Reefs from 2000 to 2017
Short Name: RAMP: Spatial TDS
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2019-05
Publication Date: 2019
Abstract:

The geospatial, temperature and depth data included in this dataset are from towed-diver surveys (also referred to as towboard surveys) of coral reef ecosystems conducted during Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP) cruises to the Hawaiian and Mariana Archipelagos, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas from 2000 to 2017 by the Ecosystem Sciences Division (formerly known as the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division) at the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC).

Generally, the towed-diver survey method involved towing a pair of SCUBA divers—one benthic and one fish—behind a small boat for 50 minutes, approximately following the ~15-m depth contour and covering a linear distance of about 2-3 kilometers per survey. A complete 50-minute towed-diver survey is divided into ten 5-minute segments, and up to 6 towed-diver surveys are conducted per day.

Each diver was equipped with a towboard outfitted with instrumentation and used to record observations, and the divers attempted to maintain position ~1 meter above the surface of the reef for the duration of the survey. Both towboards were equipped with a SeaBird™ SBE39 temperature/depth sensor that recorded water temperature and depth every 5 seconds. The survey tracks were also recorded every 5 seconds using a GPS receiver located on the small boat. The survey tracks were georeferenced and a script was applied to adjust the GPS waypoints from the boat's position to the estimated positions of the divers while conducting the surveys, correlate the associated temperature and depth data, and lace the waypoints together into 5-min segments and tow tracks. The dataset includes the adjusted dive points, and the segments and tow tracks are provided as shapefiles.

Purpose:

The geospatial data are collected to georeference the visual observations from towed-diver surveys of large-bodied fishes and benthic habitats/key benthic species and to provide ancillary temperature and depth data so that biotic observations could be linked to salient physical parameters. Towed-diver surveys are a good method for obtaining a general description of large reef areas, assessing large-scale disturbances (e.g., bleaching), and assessing general distribution and abundance patterns of large-bodied (>50 cm) fishes and macro-invertebrates (e.g., crown of thorns, giant clams).

Towed-diver surveys were conducted during Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) to support a long-term NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) for sustainable management and conservation of coral reef ecosystems.

Other Citation Details:

Lino K, Asher J, Ferguson M, Gray A, McCoy K, Timmers M, Vargas-Ãngel B (2018) Ecosystem Sciences Division standard operating procedures: data collection for towed-diver benthic and fish surveys. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96818-5007. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-18-02, 76 p. https://doi.org/10.25923/59sb-sy51

Supplemental Information:

Pacific RAMP, established by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) and supported by NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), was tasked with documenting and understanding the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems in the U.S. Pacific Islands Region. Pacific RAMP involved interdisciplinary monitoring of oceanographic conditions and biological surveys of organisms associated with hard-bottom habitats in the 0-30 m depth range and aimed to support integrated, consistent and comparable monitoring of coral reef systems. RAMP missions were conducted in each Pacific region, including the Hawaiian and Mariana Archipelagos, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas, every 1-3 years. Starting in 2013, Pacific RAMP was incorporated into NOAA's National Coral Reef Monitoring Program.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Ecological Characterization
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Transect Monitoring > Linear Transect (line)
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Transect Monitoring > Linear Transect (point)
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > GIS
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Physical
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
CRCP Project 1221
CRCP Project 587
CRCP Project 743
CRCP Project C204 Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP): Biennial monitoring for the US Pacific Islands and Atolls
CRCP Project National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
CRCP Project Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Monitoring coral reef ecosystems of the US Pacific Islands and Atolls
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS DEPTH - SENSOR
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS LATITUDE
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS LONGITUDE
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS WATER TEMPERATURE
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS GPS
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Temperature Sensors
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS GIS product
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS in situ
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS survey - coral reef
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS HI'IALAKAI
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS OSCAR ELTON SETTE
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS TOWNSEND CROMWELL
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CORAL REEF STUDIES
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Reef and Assessment Monitoring Program
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Ecosystem Sciences Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None Ecosystem Sciences Division
None ESD
None National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
None NCRMP
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC
None RAMP
None Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program
None TDS
None towboard
None towed diver
None towed-diver survey

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Aguihan > Aguihan Island (Aguijan) (14N145E0006)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Alamagan Island > Alamagan Island (17N145E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Anatahan > Anatahan Island (16N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Asuncion Island > Asuncion Island (19N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Farallon de Pajaros > Farallon de Pajaros (20N144E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Guguan > Guguan Island (17N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Maug > Maug Island (20N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Arakane Reef (15N141E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Pathfinder Reef (16N141E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Stingray Shoals (20N142E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Pagan > Pagan Island (18N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Rota > Rota Island ( Luta ) (14N145E0007)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Saipan > Saipan Island (15N145E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Sarigan Island > Sarigan Island (16N145E0003)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Supply Reef (16N145E0004)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Tinian > Tatsumi Reef (14N145E0011)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Tinian > Tinian Island (14N145E0005)
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 > American Samoa > American Samoa > Manu'a Islands (14S170W0038)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > Ofu Island (14S169W0013)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > Olosega Island (14S169W0014)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > Rose Atoll (14S168W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > Swains Atoll (11S171W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > Ta'u Island (14S169W0012)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > Tutuila Island (14S170W0016)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > South Bank (14S170W0067)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Santa Rosa Bank (12N144E0051)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
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CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > French Frigate Shoals (24N166W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Gardner Pinnacles (25N168W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Kure Atoll (28N178W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Laysan Island (25N171W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Lisianski Island (25N173W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Maro Reef (25N170W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Midway Atoll (28N177W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Necker Island (23N164W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Nihoa (23N161W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Oahu (21N157W0003)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Pearl and Hermes Reef (27N176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Raita Bank (25N168W0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Kauai > Kaula Island (21N160W0003)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Kauai > Lehua Island (22N160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Kauai > Niihau Island (21N160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Lanai Island (20N156W0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Molokini Islet (20N156W0003)
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 > American Samoa > Manu'a Islands (14S170W0038)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > Rose Atoll (14S168W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > South Bank (14S170W0067)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > Swains Atoll (11S171W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > Tutuila Island (14S170W0016)
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 > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Kauai Island > Kauai Island (22N159W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Lanai Island > Lanai Island (20N156W0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Maui Island > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Molokai Island > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Molokini Island > Molokini Islet
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Niihau Island > Kaula Island (21N160W0003)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Niihau Island > Lehua Island (22N160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Niihau Island > Niihau Island (21N160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Oahu (21N157W0003)
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 > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > French Frigate Shoals (24N166W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Gardner Pinnacles (25N168W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Kure Atoll (28N178W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Laysan Island (25N171W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Lisianski Island (25N173W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Maro Reef (25N170W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Midway Atoll (28N177W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Necker Island (23N164W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Nihoa (23N161W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Pearl and Hermes Reef (27N176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Raita Bank (25N168W0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Wake Atoll > Wake Atoll (19N167E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Manu'a Group > Ofu Island (14S169W0013)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Manu'a Group > Olosega Island (14S169W0014)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Manu'a Group > Ta'u Island (14S169W0012)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Agrihan Island > Agrihan Island (18N145E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Aguihan Island Reefs > Aguihan Island (Aguijan) (14N145E0006)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Alamagan Island > Alamagan Island (17N145E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Anatahan Island > Anatahan Island (16N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Arakane Reef > Arakane Reef (15N141E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Asuncion Island > Asuncion Island (19N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Farallon de Pajaros > Farallon de Pajaros (20N144E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guam > Santa Rosa Bank (12N144E0051)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guguan Island > Guguan Island (17N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Islands > Stingray Shoals (20N142E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Maug Island > Maug Island (20N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Pagan Island > Pagan Island (18N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Pathfinder Reef > Pathfinder Reef (16N141E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Rota Island > Rota Island ( Luta ) (14N145E0007)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Saipan Island > Saipan Island (15N145E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Sarigan Island > Sarigan Island (16N145E0003)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Supply Reef (16N145E0004)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Tinian Island > Tatsumi Reef (14N145E0011)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Tinian Island Reefs > Tinian Island (14N145E0005)
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
None CNMI
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
None Main Hawaiian Islands
None Mariana Islands
None Marianas
None MHI
None NWHI
None Pacific Remote Island Areas
None PMNM
None PRIA
None PRIMNM

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Mixed: GIS shapefiles and CSV
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Dive Points: field metadata, plus temperature and depth, LAT/LON.

Segments: field metadata, plus mean temperature, depth, and position

Tows: field metadata, plus mean temperature, depth, and position

Distribution Liability:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Data Set Credit: PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division and funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

Support Roles

Data Set Credit

CC ID: 345176
Date Effective From: 2000
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) (CRCP)
Address: 1305 East West Highway 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
Phone: (301) 713-3155
URL: http://coralreef.noaa.gov

Data Steward

CC ID: 268694
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Acoba, Tomoko S
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: tomoko.acoba@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5448
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm HST

Distributor

CC ID: 345177
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 248871
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): DesRochers, Annette M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: annette.desrochers@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5461
Business Hours: 8 am - 5 pm

Originator

CC ID: 248873
Date Effective From: 2000
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: 248874
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Williams, Ivor D
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: ivor.williams@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5427

Process Contact

CC ID: 248875
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Acoba, Tomoko S
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: tomoko.acoba@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5448
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm HST

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Mariana Archipelago

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 839511
W° Bound: 142.43534
E° Bound: 145.85405835
N° Bound: 20.5541903
S° Bound: 12.80543
Description

Mariana Archipelago including Guam, Rota, Tinian, Aguijan, Saipan, Sarigan, Guguan, Alamagan, Pagan, Agrihan, Asuncion, Maug, Supply Reef, Farallon de Pajaros, Anatahan, Arakane, Pathfinder, Santa Rosa, Stingray, and Tatsumi.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 839514
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007-05-25
End: 2007-06-08
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0703
Description:

MARAMP 2007 mission to Tinian, Sarigan, Alamagan, Agrihan, Maug, Farallon de Pajaros, Asuncion, Pagan, and Guguan.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 839512
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2003-08-22
End: 2003-09-28
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0307
Description:

MARAMP 2003 mission to Saipan, Tinian, Sarigan, Pagan, Agrihan, Stingray, Farallon de Pajaros, Supply, Maug, Asuncion, Anatahan, Guguan, Alamagan, Pathfinder, Arakane, Aguijan, Tatsumi, Rota, Guam, Santa Rosa.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 839513
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007-05-12
End: 2007-05-22
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0702
Description:

MARAMP 2007 mission to Guam, Rota, Aguijan, Tinian, and Saipan.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 839515
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-04-05
End: 2009-04-14
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0902
Description:

MARAMP 2009 mission to Guam, Rota, Aguijan, Tinian, and Saipan.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 5

CC ID: 839516
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-04-18
End: 2009-05-05
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0903
Description:

MARAMP 2009 mission to Saipan, Sarigan, Pagan, Asuncion, Farallon de Pajaros, Maug, Agrihan, Alamagan, and Guguan.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 6

CC ID: 839517
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-04-07
End: 2011-05-09
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1101
Description:

MARAMP 2011 to Saipan, Tinian, Sarigan, Pagan, Asuncion, Farallon de Pajaros, Maug, Agrihan, Alamagan, Guguan, Rota, Aguijan, and Guam.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 7

CC ID: 839518
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-09-04
End: 2005-09-30
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0511
Description:

MARAMP 2005 mission to Saipan, Guguan, Pagan, Asuncion, Farallon de Pajaros, Maug, Agrihan, Alamagan, Sarigan, Pathfinder, Arakane, Tinian, Aguijan, and Rota.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 8

CC ID: 839519
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-10-03
End: 2005-10-08
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0512
Description:

MARAMP 2005 mission to Guam and Santa Rosa Reef.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 9

CC ID: 839520
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014-03-25
End: 2014-05-06
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1401
Description:

MARAMP 2014 mision to Guam, Rota, Aguijan, Tinian, Saipan, Sarigan, Pagan, Asuncion, Farallon de Pajaros, Maug, Alamagan, and Guguan.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 10

CC ID: 839521
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-05-04
End: 2017-06-20
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1701
Description:

MARAMP 2017 mission to Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan, Aguijan, Guguan, Agrihan, Pagan, Alamagan, Asuncion, Farallon de Pajaros, Maug, and Sarigan.

Extent Group 2

Extent Description:

Hawaiian Archipelago including the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 839522
W° Bound: -160.54519
E° Bound: -154.80475
N° Bound: 22.23715287
S° Bound: 18.90733
Description

Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI), including Hawaii, Kauai, Kaula, Lanai, Lehua, Maui, Molokai, Molokini, Niihau, and Oahu.

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 839523
W° Bound: -178.3859
E° Bound: -161.91425
N° Bound: 28.45932075
S° Bound: 23.0554
Description

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), including French Frigate, Gardner, Kure, Laysan, Lisianski, Maro, Midway, Necker, Nihoa, Pearl & Hermes, and Raita

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 855373
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-02-15
End: 2005-03-05
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0502
Description:

Mission OES0502 to Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 855375
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-11-03
End: 2015-11-18
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1602
Description:

Mission HA1602 to Lanai, Maui, Hawaii, and Oahu of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 855376
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2016-09-01
End: 2016-09-26
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1606
Description:

HARAMP 2016 to French Frigate, Pearl & Hermes, Kure, and Lisianski of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 839524
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-07-14
End: 2005-08-06
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0505
Description:

Mission HI0505 to Oahu, Kauai, Niihau, Lehua, Molokai, Lanai, and Maui of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 5

CC ID: 839525
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-07-27
End: 2006-08-19
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0610
Description:

Mission to Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Maui, Hawaii, Lanai, Niihau, Kaula, and Lehua of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 6

CC ID: 839526
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-10-17
End: 2008-11-13
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0810
Description:

Mission OES0810 to Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Hawaii, Kauai, Lehua, Niihau, and Oahu of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 7

CC ID: 839527
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000-09-09
End: 2000-10-05
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0011
Description:

Mission TC0011 to Nihoa, Necker, French Frigate, Gardner, Maro, Lisianski, Pearl & Hermes, Kure, and Laysan of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 8

CC ID: 839528
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-12-09
End: 2008-12-10
Alternate Start As Of Info: SHORE1
Description:

Shore-based mission to Oahu in the main Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 9

CC ID: 839529
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-10-08
End: 2010-11-04
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1008
Description:

Mission HA1008 to Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai, Lehua, Niihau, and Molokai of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 10

CC ID: 839530
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001-09-13
End: 2001-09-25
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0110
Description:

Mission TC0110 to French Frigate, Raita, and Maro of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 11

CC ID: 839531
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2016-07-13
End: 2016-08-14
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1606
Description:

Mission HA1606 to Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, Niihau, and Hawaii of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 12

CC ID: 839532
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002-09-11
End: 2002-10-04
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0207
Description:

Mission TC0207 to French Frigate, Laysan, Lisianski, Pearl & Hermes, Midway, Kure, and Maro of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 13

CC ID: 839533
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2003-07-14
End: 2003-08-08
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0306
Description:

Mission OES0306 to Necker, French Frigate, Gardner, Maro, Laysan, Lisianski, Midway, Pearl & Hermes, and Kure of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 14

CC ID: 839534
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004-09-16
End: 2004-10-11
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0401
Description:

Mission HI0401 to French Frigate, Gardner, Maro, Laysan, Pearl & Hermes, Pearl & Hermes, Midway, Kure, and Lisianski of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 15

CC ID: 839535
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-09-03
End: 2006-10-01
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0611
Description:

Mission HI0611 to Necker, French Frigate, Maro, Laysan, Pearl & Hermes, Midway, Kure, and Lisianski of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 16

CC ID: 839536
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-09-14
End: 2008-10-09
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0809
Description:

Mission HI0809 to French Frigate, Maro, Laysan, Pearl & Hermes, Midway, Kure, and Lisianski of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 17

CC ID: 839537
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-09-07
End: 2010-09-24
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1007
Description:

Mission HA1007 to French Frigate, Pearl & Hermes, Kure, and Lisianski of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 3

Extent Description:

American Samoa

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 839538
W° Bound: -171.09329
E° Bound: -168.13673
N° Bound: -11.0449
S° Bound: -14.91070487
Description

American Samoa including Tutuila, Manu'a (Ofo, Olosega, and Ta'u), Rose Atoll, South Bank, and Swains.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 839539
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-02-23
End: 2010-03-20
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1001
Description:

ASRAMP mission to Tutuila, Rose, South Bank, Ofu & Olosega, Tau, and Swains.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 839540
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012-03-21
End: 2012-04-25
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1201
Description:

ASRAMP mission to Swains, Tutuila, Rose, Tau, and Ofu & Olosega.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 839541
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002-02-09
End: 2002-03-03
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0201
Description:

ASRAMP mission to Tutuila, Tau, Ofu & Olosega, Swains, and Rose.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 839542
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004-02-04
End: 2004-02-25
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0402
Description:

ASRAMP mission to Tau, Ofu & Olosega, Rose, Swains, and Tutuila.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 5

CC ID: 839543
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-02-11
End: 2006-03-09
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0602
Description:

ASRAMP mission to Swains, Tutuila, Ofu & Olosega, Tau, and Rose.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 6

CC ID: 839544
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-02-18
End: 2008-03-18
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0802
Description:

ASRAMP mission to Tutuila, Ofu & Olosega, Tau, Rose, and Swains.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 7

CC ID: 839545
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-02-15
End: 2015-03-23
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1501
Description:

ASRAMP mission to Swains, Tutuila, Ofu & Olosega, Tau, and Rose.

Extent Group 4

Extent Description:

Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 839546
W° Bound: 166.59343751
E° Bound: -159.97139278
N° Bound: 19.32654
S° Bound: -0.38306238
Description

Pacific Remote Island Areas, including the Phoenix (Baker and Howland), Line (Jarvis, Kingman, and Palmyra), and Wake Islands , and Johnston Atoll.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 839547
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-10-18
End: 2005-10-21
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0513
Description:

2005 mission to Wake in the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 839548
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007-04-30
End: 2007-05-03
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0701
Description:

2007 mission to Wake in the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 839549
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-03-22
End: 2009-03-26
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0901
Description:

2009 mission to Wake in the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 839550
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-03-23
End: 2011-03-27
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1101
Description:

2011 mission to Wake in the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 5

CC ID: 839551
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001-02-07
End: 2001-02-23
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0101
Description:

2001 mission to Howland, Baker, Jarvis, Palmyra, and Kingman of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 6

CC ID: 839552
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002-01-29
End: 2002-03-19
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0201
Description:

2002 mission to Baker, Howland, Jarvis, Palmyra, and Kingman of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 7

CC ID: 839553
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004-01-12
End: 2004-01-24
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0401
Description:

2004 mission to Johnston, Howland, and Baker of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 8

CC ID: 839554
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004-03-26
End: 2004-04-04
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0404
Description:

2004 mission to Jarvis, Palmyra, and Kingman of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 9

CC ID: 839555
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-01-18
End: 2006-02-01
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0601
Description:

2006 mission to Johnston, Howland, and Baker of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 10

CC ID: 839556
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-03-20
End: 2006-04-02
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0604
Description:

2006 mission to Jarvis, Palmyra, and Kingman of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 11

CC ID: 839557
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-01-27
End: 2008-02-09
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0801
Description:

2008 mission to Johnston, Howland, and Baker of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 12

CC ID: 839558
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-03-26
End: 2008-04-07
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0803
Description:

2008 mission to Jarvis, Palmyra, and Kingman of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 13

CC ID: 839560
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-01-24
End: 2010-02-08
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1001
Description:

2010 mission to Johnston, Howland, and Baker of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 14

CC ID: 839561
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-04-01
End: 2010-04-17
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1001
Description:

2010 mission to Jarvis, Palmyra, and Kingman of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 15

CC ID: 839562
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012-03-02
End: 2012-05-19
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1201
Description:

2012 mission to Johnston, Howland, Baker, Jarvis, Kingman, and Palmyra of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 16

CC ID: 839564
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014-03-16
End: 2014-03-17
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1401
Description:

2014 mission to Wake in the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 17

CC ID: 839565
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-01-26
End: 2015-04-26
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1501
Description:

2015 mission to Johnston, Howland, Baker, Jarvis, Palmyra, and Kingman of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 18

CC ID: 839566
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2017-04-02
End: 2017-04-20
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1701
Description:

2017 mission to Jarvis, Baker, Howland, and Wake of the Pacific Remote Island Areas.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

Not applicable

Security Handling Description:

Not applicable

Data Access Policy:

NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) Data Sharing Recommendations, version 9.0 updated August 12, 2015:

CREP welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on research issues contributing to the scientific basis for better management of marine ecosystems. CREP has a very diverse set of field activities that generates large volumes of data using an array of data collection protocols.

The following recommendations are for your consideration as you use this data:

1) Data analyses should take all field exigencies into account. The most effective way to do this would be active collaboration with CREP principal investigators.

2) In all presentations, product releases, or publications using data generated by CREP, proper acknowledgement of both CREP and the individuals responsible for data collection is expected. Citing the DOI (if available) is preferred, a non-DOI example is listed below.

3) If you collect or generate data for the same study areas, CREP requests that you share relevant information on complimentary data collections.

4) Those receiving data are strongly urged to inform the CREP Data Management Team of any errors and discrepancies that are discovered during the course of using these data. They are further urged to bring to the attention of the Team all problems and difficulties encountered in using these data. This information is necessary in order to improve the collections and to facilitate more efficient and economical data processing and retrieval. The users are asked to supply copies of any missing data that may be located, and to provide information as to significant subsets and special aggregations of data that are developed in using the material provided.

Example citation:

"This publication makes use of data products provided by the Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP). The analysis and interpretations presented here are solely that of the current authors.”

Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please cite PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) when using the data.

Example:

Ecosystem Sciences Division; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2019: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Geospatial, Temperature, and Depth Data Collected during Towed-diver Surveys of the U.S. Pacific Reefs from 2000 to 2017, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/25298.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 268698
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0189889
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2019 - Present)
File Name: DivePoints.csv
Description:

Estimated position of the divers at each 5 second survey point during towed-diver surveys of U.S. Pacific Reefs from 2000 to 2017 conducted by the PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division.

File Date/Time: 2019-06-14 00:00:00
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Distribution 2

CC ID: 840953
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0189889
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2019 - Present)
File Name: Island_Lookup_Table.csv
Description:

Full name of each island code listed in ISLAND field in each of the entities.

File Date/Time: 2019-05-21 00:00:00
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Distribution 3

CC ID: 840528
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0189889
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2019 - Present)
File Name: Segments.shp
Description:

Estimated survey track of the divers for each 5-minute survey segment of towed-diver surveys of the U.S. Pacific Reefs from 2000 to 2017 conducted by the PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division.

File Date/Time: 2019-06-14 00:00:00
File Type: ESRI Shapefile

Distribution 4

CC ID: 840529
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0189889
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2019 - Present)
File Name: Tows.shp
Description:

Estimated survey track of the divers for each 50-minute survey track of towed-diver surveys of the U.S. Pacific Reefs from 2000 to 2017 conducted by the PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division.

File Date/Time: 2019-06-14 00:00:00
File Type: ESRI Shapefile

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 345178
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/pacific-islands/ecosystems/surveying-vast-ocean
Name: Ecosystem Sciences
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

URL 2

CC ID: 840526
URL: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/monitoring/
Name: NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Information about the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) on the NOAA Coral Reef Information System website.

Technical Environment

Description:

Garmin GPSMAP series have been used to collect waypoints in recent years (GPSMAP 76 - GPSMAP 78SC). The datum is set to WGS 1984 with the geographic coordinate system.

Seabird SBE 39 Depth and Temperature Recorder has been used to collect temperature in degrees Celsius and depth data in meters.

A post-processing script was written in Python 2.5 in 2007, implemented in 2008 and last updated in 2011. The script is run in ArcGIS Desktop environment (ArcGIS 10.3).

PIFSC Oracle database: GISDAT.TOW_DIVEPOINTS , TABLESPACE "GISDATA"

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Horizontal accuracy is affected by GPS positional error, but should be accurate to within ~10 m. Vertical accuracy to within 1 m based on in situ SBE39 temperature and depths recorder readings.

GPS Specifications (Garmin GPSMAP 78 Series): GPS Accuracy is less than 33 ft (10 m) 95% for typical use. Differential correction is not applied. GPS is subject to accuracy degradation to 100 m 2DRMS under the U.S. DoD imposed Selective Availability (SA) Program when activated.

Instrument Specifications for SBE39: Temperature (Degrees Celsius): Measurement Range -5 to +45 °C; Initial Accuracy ± 0.002 (-5 to +35 °C); ± 0.01 (+35 to +45 °C), Typical Stability 0.0002 per month, Resolution 0.0001.

Analytical Accuracy:

The custom built Python script mathematically calculates the diver's positions based on the track, speed, and course of the boat and depth of the divers. However, accuracy of the geolocation estimation (i.e., the true positions of the divers) is greatly influenced by the ocean/underwater conditions, including the current strength and direction, and therefore the accuracy at times is difficult to estimate.

This is particularly true when the surface craft is stalled due to currents, the estimation of geolocation is difficult with a python script which assumes the surface craft moves forward. The quality control procedure flags estimated geolocations that are unfit for the further analyses.

Comparability:

The Python script in ArcGIS environment has been used since 2008 for post processing. Prior to 2008, ArcView 3.x script was used to process the GPS points, depths and temperature. When the transition from the ArcView 3.x script was implemented, the Python script was tested and the results were compared with the older script.

Completeness Report:

There are a few scenarios that will affect the completeness of the data:

1) If the GPS points are not collected, associated diver's positions and survey tracks are not generated

2) If the estimation of the divers' positions are erroneous and it is not possible to correct, the tow tracks/points are flagged and removed from further analyses

3) If SEABIRD sensor (SBE 39) is not operational during surveys, temperature and depth data are not available.

Conceptual Consistency:

The quality control effort has not been consistent over the years, especially prior to 2008. Generally, the latitude and longitude coordinates of the survey track are recorded every 5 seconds using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver on-board the tow boat. In 2015, the coordinates were recorded every 15 seconds.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

A GIS analyst reviews the tow tracks and waypoints to flag any anomalies and, if possible, makes corrections based on the available information from the physical data sheet. The data is then migrated to the Oracle database.

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
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
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?:

The data is captured in several locations: output files from the instruments, MS Access cruise database, and PIFSC Oracle database. The output files and MS Access cruise database reside on the cruise server and regularly backed up by the cruise data manager while at sea. The PIFSC Oracle database is regularly backed up by PIFSC ITS.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Methodology to process the geospatial data (GPS points) from towed-diver surveys, including the associated SBE39 temperature and depth data, to generate the resulting files/shapefiles (Dive Points, Segments, and Tows). The geospatial data are processed using a layback script written in Python that uses various GIS functions to estimate the position of the diver.

Sources

Lino K, Asher J, Ferguson M, Gray A, McCoy K, Timmers M, Vargas-Ãngel B (2018) Ecosystem Sciences Division standard operating procedures: data collection for towed-diver benthic and fish surveys. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96818-5007. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-18-02, 76 p. https://doi.org/10.25923/59sb-sy51

CC ID: 840525
Citation URL: https://doi.org/10.25923/59sb-sy51
Citation URL Name: NOAA Institutional Repository
Citation URL Description:

Survey protocol

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 345227
Description:

During towed-diver surveys, a pair of divers was towed approximately 60 m behind a small boat, with 1 diver tasked with benthic data collection and 1 diver tasked with data collection on large fishes (>50 cm in total length). Each diver made observations over a visually estimated 10-m swath (5 m out on each side of their respective tow lines, which act as transect lines). Towed at typical speeds of 0.5-1.3 m s-1 (1-2.5 knots), divers attempted to maintain their position ~1 m above the seafloor. Divers recorded observations every 5 minutes over a survey segment length of ~200 m, summarizing the benthic composition, ecologically and economically important fishes, and macroinvertebrates encountered throughout each survey segment. Each survey takes 50 minutes and includes a total of 10 segments, although the actual time and length of surveys occasionally varied depending on environmental conditions and diving or logistical constraints. Four to six surveys were generally completed during each field day.

To georeference all data collected during towed-diver surveys, a GPS receiver located on the small boat was programmed to record every 5 seconds. The towed-diver platforms, or towboards, used by the divers were constructed of StarBoard (King Plastic Corp., North Port, Fla.) marine polymer sheets ~100 cm x 50 cm x 2 cm. Each tow board was outfitted with an SBE 39 temperature and pressure (depth) recorder set to record at 5 second intervals. All timing devices were set to Greenwich Mean Time and synchronized each morning using the calibrated clock on the research vessel.

Process Contact: Ferguson, Megan
Email Address: megan.ferguson@noaa.gov
Source: Lino K, Asher J, Ferguson M, Gray A, McCoy K, Timmers M, Vargas-Ãngel B (2018) Ecosystem Sciences Division standard operating procedures: data collection for towed-diver benthic and fish surveys. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96818-5007. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-18-02, 76 p. https://doi.org/10.25923/59sb-sy51

Process Step 2

CC ID: 345228
Description:

Following each day of field operations for towed-diver surveys, the GPS waypoints collected from the GPS receiver, and the temperature and depth data from the SBE39s were downloaded in text and ascii formats, respectively. A metadata file was generated in notepad listing the local time zone difference from UTC, and the start and end time (in local time) of each tow.

A custom built Python script (Python Software Foundation, Wolfeboro Falls, NH) run in an ArcGIS environment was used for processing these waypoints and the corresponding depth and temperature data. This data processing generated 4 standard shapefiles: GPS points, DIVE points, SEGMENTS and TOWS. GPS points represent the raw, uncorrelated, GPS waypoints and were used to generate the other three shapefiles.

The Python script: 1) clipped the GPS track points to the survey extent (based on start and stop waypoints for the towed-diver survey), 2) re-positioned the GPS track points to the divers’ location (based on the track, speed, and course of the boat and the divers’ depths), 3) imported the corresponding SBE39 temperature and depth data using the metadata time stamps, and 4) added two unique serial numbers. The serial numbers include DIVE ID that represents the date of the 50-minute tow survey (YYYYMMDD) plus the single-digit tow number for the day (1-6), and SEGMENT ID that represents DIVE ID plus the 2-digit segment (01-10) within the tow (e.g., the DIVE ID for the first towed-diver survey on May 16, 2007 is 200705161, and the SEGMENT ID for segment #5 of during the first survey of the day is 20070516105). A 50-minute towed-diver survey typically includes ten 5-minute segments/observations.

Process Contact: Akridge, Michael W
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5483
Email Address: michael.akridge@noaa.gov
Source: Lino K, Asher J, Ferguson M, Gray A, McCoy K, Timmers M, Vargas-Ãngel B (2018) Ecosystem Sciences Division standard operating procedures: data collection for towed-diver benthic and fish surveys. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96818-5007. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-18-02, 76 p. https://doi.org/10.25923/59sb-sy51

Process Step 3

CC ID: 855934
Description:

The DIVE points file results from these initial post-processing steps, and includes 1) the adjusted LATITUDE and LONGITUDE, 2) the temperature and depth data recorded from the benthic and fish SBE39s, 3) the mean temperature and mean depth of the combined benthic and fish SBE39 data, and 4) the two serial numbers (DIVE ID and SEGMENT ID). The DIVE points are then laced together and 1) grouped by SEGMENT ID to generate the SEGMENTS polyline shapefile, and 2) grouped by DIVE ID to generate the TOWS polyline shapefile. These serial numbers are the link between the geospatial data described here (SEGMENTS and TOWS) and the fish or benthic observation data (i.e., the observation data is mapped to specific geographic locations, or georeferenced). The mean benthic and fish temperature and depths provided in the SEGMENTS and the TOWS shapefiles are both calculated from the benthic and fish temperature and depths in the DIVE points file, and the standard deviations for the means are also provided.

Process Contact: Acoba, Tomoko S
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5448
Email Address: tomoko.acoba@noaa.gov
Source: Lino K, Asher J, Ferguson M, Gray A, McCoy K, Timmers M, Vargas-Ãngel B (2018) Ecosystem Sciences Division standard operating procedures: data collection for towed-diver benthic and fish surveys. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96818-5007. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-18-02, 76 p. https://doi.org/10.25923/59sb-sy51

Process Step 4

CC ID: 345229
Description:

Upon return from each cruse, a GIS analyst reviewed the output files, flagged any anomalies, and made corrections, when possible, based on the available information from the physical data sheet. The data was then migrated to the Oracle database.

Process Contact: Acoba, Tomoko S
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5448
Email Address: tomoko.acoba@noaa.gov
Source: Lino K, Asher J, Ferguson M, Gray A, McCoy K, Timmers M, Vargas-Ãngel B (2018) Ecosystem Sciences Division standard operating procedures: data collection for towed-diver benthic and fish surveys. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent., Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., NOAA, Honolulu, HI 96818-5007. Pacific Islands Fish. Sci. Cent. Admin. Rep. H-18-02, 76 p. https://doi.org/10.25923/59sb-sy51

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument 1

CC ID: 855935
Identifier: towboard-benthic
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Benthic towboard
Description:

SCUBA divers conduct towed-diver surveys to assess relatively large areas of reef habitat and to survey large-bodied reef fishes. This method involves towing two divers (one fish, one benthic) behind a small surface craft that is moving at a velocity of 1-2 mph. The benthic towboard is equipped with a digital camera that is pointing in the downward-looking direction, to record the benthos over which the diver and camera are moving. The benthic diver maneuvers the towboard on which the camera is mounted and records selected data pertaining to the habitat using datasheets mounted on the towboard. The towboard is also equipped with a SEABIRD sensor that records depth and water temperature every 5 seconds. A GPS unit on the surface tow vessel records the trackline over which the divers are being towed.

Instrument 2

CC ID: 855936
Identifier: towboard-fish
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Fish towboard
Description:

SCUBA divers conduct towed-diver surveys to assess relatively large areas of reef habitat and to survey large-bodied reef fishes. This method involves towing two divers (one fish, one benthic) behind a small surface craft that is moving at a velocity of 1-2 mph. The fish towboard is equipped with a digital videocamera that is pointing in the forward-looking direction to document the fish associated with the reef. The fish diver maneuvers the towboard on which the camera is mounted and records selected data pertaining to fish using datasheets mounted on the towboard. The towboard is also equipped with a SEABIRD sensor that records depth and water temperature every 5 seconds. A GPS unit on the surface tow vessel records the trackline over which the divers are being towed.

Platforms

Platform 1

CC ID: 855937
Identifier: In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Docucomp UUID: b2505a26-1d2b-4917-8ebd-99444dfff85d
Description:

Various ocean-based and lake-based ships, boats, remotely operated vehicles, submersibles, and other unspecified types of platforms

Mounted Instrument 1

Identifier: towboard-benthic

Mounted Instrument 2

Identifier: towboard-fish

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) DivePoints
Entity (ENT) Segments
Entity (ENT) Tows

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25298
Metadata Record Created By: Annette M DesRochers
Metadata Record Created: 2015-06-09 15:02+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-08-03 16:13+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-30
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
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Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-30