Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2020: Scleractinian Coral Cover Maps Derived from Classified in situ Seafloor Imagery for Select U.S. Locations in the Pacific from 2001 to 2015, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/33579.

Item Identification

Title: Scleractinian Coral Cover Maps Derived from Classified in situ Seafloor Imagery for Select U.S. Locations in the Pacific from 2001 to 2015
Short Name: TOAD Coral Cover Maps
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017
Abstract:

Coral cover maps depict percentage of scleractinian (hard) coral cover along survey tracks, overlain on existing bathymetric grids and/or satellite images, for islands and banks across the U.S. Pacific Islands Region. The coral cover data is derived from the classification of in situ seafloor imagery collected from NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) optical validation surveys from 2001 to 2015. Each point on the map represents data from a single video frame or photo that has been analyzed using a point count method, and the imagery is classified by the type of substrate type (sand, rubble, etc.) and biological cover type (coral, macroalgae, etc.). All available cover data derived from geolocated seafloor imagery that has been collected and analyzed by CREP within the U.S. coral reef ecosystems of the Pacific is included in the maps; in some cases cover data derived from imagery collected by partners and analyzed by CREP may be included as well.

Coral cover maps for each location are available via the Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC) website at www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc. In addition, the associated data and information about the data sources and collection methods are included in a zip file with each of the maps.

Purpose:

Prepared by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) and funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), the data were derived in support of CRCP goals to map all U.S. Coral Reef Ecosystems by developing high-resolution benthic maps to characterize priority reefs and associated habitats. The maps described herein depict the percent cover of all scleractinian coral species and may be suitable for many applications such as essential fish habitat characterization, management of corals listed under the Endangered Species Act, and for the study of geologic features. These data can be combined with bathymetry, backscatter, and other derivative datasets to compose benthic habitat maps that can be used to understand and predict benthic habitats for different organisms that inhabit coral reef ecosystems.

These maps were made possible with funding from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP). Additional support was received from the NOAA Habitat Blueprint for the maps of the West Hawaii Focus Area.

Supplemental Information:

The source optical data collected by NOAA CREP are documented and hosted separately on the PIBHMC website at www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc, and are also included in the zip files for each location available in the downloads section.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Map Images > Habitats
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Mapping
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Scleractinia (stony corals)
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Benthic biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Coral Cover
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Hard Coral Cover
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
CRCP Project 467
CRCP Project Mapping and EcoSpatial Information Products to support Coral Reef Ecosystem Management in the Pacific Islands Region
ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS REEF AND/OR BOTTOM REGIME - PERCENT COVER
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS benthic
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS derived products
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS GIS product
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Ecosystem Sciences Division; Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC
None scleractinian coral

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 > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
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 > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
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)
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 South Pacific Ocean
None CNMI
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
None Hawaiian Archipelago
None Main Hawaiian Islands
None Mariana Archipelago
None Mariana Islands
None Marianas
None MHI
None Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
None NWHI
None Pacific Remote Island Areas
None PRIA

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: Maps (PDFs and JPGs)
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Coral cover maps depict percentage of scleractinian (hard) coral cover along survey tracks. Each point on the map represents data from a single video frame or photo that has been analyzed using a point count method, and the imagery is classified by the type of substrate type (sand, rubble, etc.) and biological cover type (coral, macroalgae, etc.). In most cases, only coral cover is presented in the maps, though occasionally other substrates such as sand are included in the maps as well (specifically, West Hawaii and West Maui include percent cover of coral and sand).

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 Coral Reef Ecosystem Program and funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (and the NOAA Habitat Blueprint for West Hawaii)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 345058
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Suka, Rhonda
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: rhonda.suka@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5494
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Distributor

CC ID: 345063
Date Effective From: 2008
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: 345059
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
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Originator

CC ID: 345061
Date Effective From: 2001
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

Originator

CC ID: 345062
Date Effective From: 2001
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: 345057
Date Effective From: 2016
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
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Main Hawaiian Islands, including West Hawaii, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Niihau.

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 345069
W° Bound: -160.301617
E° Bound: -154.759014
N° Bound: 22.252043
S° Bound: 18.889193

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 361911
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2005
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 361912
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007
End: 2009
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 361913
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2012
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 361914
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2015
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 2

Extent Description:

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, including French Frigate Shoals, Raita, Gardner, St. Rogatein Banks, Pearl and Hermes, Kure, and Midway Atolls, Laysan, Lisianski, and Necker Islands, and Maro Reef.

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 345073
W° Bound: -178.452338
E° Bound: -164.687223
N° Bound: 28.46535
S° Bound: 23.574214

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 361915
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001
End: 2005
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 361916
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2008
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 3

Extent Description:

Mariana Archipelago including Guam, Saipan, Anatahan, Agrihan, Tinian & Aguijan, Alamagan, Arakane Reef, Pathfinder Reef, Santa Rosa Reef, Singray Shoals, Eleven mile Bank, Esmeralda Bank, Galvez Bank, Zealandia Bank, Asuncion, Guguan, Maug, Pagan, Rota, Sarigan, Supply Reef, Farallon de Pajaros, and 35 Fathom Bank.

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 345074
W° Bound: 142
E° Bound: 146
N° Bound: 21
S° Bound: 12

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 361917
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2003
End: 2004
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 361918
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2010
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 4

Extent Description:

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM), also known as the Pacific Remote Island Areas, including Baker and Howland islands, and Johnston and Palmyra atolls.

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 345075
W° Bound: 180
E° Bound: -162
N° Bound: 18
S° Bound: 0

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 361919
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2002
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 361920
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2004
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 5

Extent Description:

American Samoa including Tutuila and the Manu'a (Ofo, Olosega, and Ta'u) Islands.

Extent Group 5 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 345076
W° Bound: -171
E° Bound: -169
N° Bound: -14
S° Bound: -15

Extent Group 5 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 361921
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2002
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 5 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 361922
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2004
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 5 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 361923
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2006
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 5 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 361924
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2008
Description:

Optical validation surveys

Extent Group 5 / Time Frame 5

CC ID: 361925
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2012
Description:

Optical validation surveys

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 Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP), 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 Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center website at http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are not to be used for navigation purposes.

Please cite NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) when using the data.

Suggested citation:

Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2017). Scleractinian Coral Cover Derived from Seafloor Imagery for Selected U.S. Locations in the Pacific since 2001. Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/33579. [access date]

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 362408
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/amsamoa/optical/ofu/ofu_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: ofu_toad_all.zip
Description:

Ofu and Olosega Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 362409
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/amsamoa/optical/tau/tau_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: tau_toad_all.zip
Description:

Ta‘u Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 3

CC ID: 362410
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/amsamoa/optical/tutuila/tut_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: tut_toad_all.zip
Description:

Tutuila Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data (TOAD and towed diver). Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 4

CC ID: 362394
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/agrihan/agr_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: agr_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Agrihan Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 5

CC ID: 362387
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/aguijan/agu_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: agu_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Agujian Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 6

CC ID: 362392
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/alamagan/ala_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: ala_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Alamagan Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 7

CC ID: 362388
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/anatahan/ana_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: ana_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Anatahan Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 8

CC ID: 362404
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/arakane/ara_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: ara_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Arakane Reef Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 9

CC ID: 362395
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/asuncion/asu_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: asu_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Asuncion Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 10

CC ID: 362399
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/elevenmile/ele_toad_0308oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: ele_toad_0308oes.zip
Description:

Eleven Mile Bank Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 11

CC ID: 362400
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/esmeralda/esm_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: esm_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Esmeralda Bank Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 12

CC ID: 362398
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/farallon_de_pajaros/fpd_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: fpd_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Farallon de Pajaros Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 13

CC ID: 362401
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/galvez/gal_toad_optical_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: gal_toad_optical_all.zip
Description:

Galvez Bank Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data (TOAD and AUV). Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 14

CC ID: 362385
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/guam/gua_toad_0308oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: gua_toad_0308oes.zip
Description:

Guam Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 15

CC ID: 362391
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/guguan/gug_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: gug_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Guguan Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 16

CC ID: 362396
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/maug/mau_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: mau_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Maug Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 17

CC ID: 362393
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/pagan/pag_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: pag_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Pagan Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 18

CC ID: 362405
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/pathfinder/pat_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: pat_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Pathfinder Reef Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 19

CC ID: 362386
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/rota/rot_optical_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: rot_optical_all.zip
Description:

Rota Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data (TOAD and AUV). Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 20

CC ID: 362389
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/saipan/sai_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: sai_toad_all.zip
Description:

Saipan Island (& Marpi Bank) Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 21

CC ID: 362406
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/santarosa/srr_toad_0308oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: srr_toad_0308oes.zip
Description:

Santa Rosa Reef Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 22

CC ID: 362390
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/sarigan/sar_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: sar_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Sarigan Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 23

CC ID: 362407
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/stingray/sti_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: sti_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Stingray Shoals Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 24

CC ID: 362397
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/supply/sup_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: sup_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Supply Reef Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 25

CC ID: 362403
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/tff/tff_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: tff_toad_all.zip
Description:

35 Fathom Bank Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 26

CC ID: 362402
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/cnmi-guam/optical/zealandia/zea_toad_0307oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: zea_toad_0307oes.zip
Description:

Zealandia Bank Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 27

CC ID: 361927
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/hawaii/HAW_BH.zip
Distributor:
File Name: HAW_BH.zip
Description:

West Hawaii Optical Validation, Scleractinian Coral Cover and Sand Maps, including NOAA CREP and partner coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps.

File Type: Zip

Distribution 28

CC ID: 361928
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/hawaii/HAW_TOAD_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: HAW_TOAD_all.zip
Description:

West Hawaii Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 29

CC ID: 362371
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/kauai/kau_toad_0505hi.zip
Distributor:
File Name: kau_toad_0505hi.zip
Description:

Kaua‘i Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 30

CC ID: 361929
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/mai/mai_bh.zip
Distributor:
File Name: mai_bh.zip
Description:

West Maui Optical Validation, Scleractinian Coral Cover and Sand Maps, including NOAA CREP (TOAD, drop camera, and ROV) and partner coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps.

File Type: Zip

Distribution 31

CC ID: 361930
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/mai/mai_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: mai_toad_all.zip
Description:

West Maui Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data (TOAD, drop camera, and ROV). Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 32

CC ID: 362373
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/molokai/mol_toad_0504hi.zip
Distributor:
File Name: mol_toad_0504hi.zip
Description:

Moloka‘i Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 33

CC ID: 362370
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/niihau/nii_toad_0505hi.zip
Distributor:
File Name: nii_toad_0505hi.zip
Description:

Ni‘ihau Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 34

CC ID: 362372
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/mhi/optical/oahu/oah_toad_0505hi.zip
Distributor:
File Name: oah_toad_0505hi.zip
Description:

O‘ahu Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 35

CC ID: 362384
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/brooks/srw_toad_0110tc.zip
Distributor:
File Name: srw_toad_0110tc.zip
Description:

St. Rogatien Banks Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 36

CC ID: 362377
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/ffs/ffs_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: ffs_toad_all.zip
Description:

French Frigate Shoals Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 37

CC ID: 362382
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/gardner/gar_toad_0306oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: gar_toad_0306oes.zip
Description:

Gardner Pinnacles Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 38

CC ID: 362374
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/kure/kur_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: kur_toad_all.zip
Description:

Kure Atoll Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 39

CC ID: 362378
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/laysan/lay_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: lay_toad_all.zip
Description:

Laysan Island (& Northampton Seamounts) Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 40

CC ID: 362379
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/lisianski/lis_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: lis_toad_all.zip
Description:

Lisianski Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 41

CC ID: 362380
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/maro/mar_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: mar_toad_all.zip
Description:

Maro Reef Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 42

CC ID: 362375
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/midway/mid_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: mid_toad_all.zip
Description:

Midway Atoll Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 43

CC ID: 362383
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/necker/nec_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: nec_toad_all.zip
Description:

Necker Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 44

CC ID: 362376
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/phr/phr_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: phr_toad_all.zip
Description:

Pearl and Hermes Atoll Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 45

CC ID: 362381
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/nwhi/optical/raita/rai_toad_0110tc.zip
Distributor:
File Name: rai_toad_0110tc.zip
Description:

Raita Bank Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 46

CC ID: 362413
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/pria/optical/baker/bak_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: bak_toad_all.zip
Description:

Baker Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 47

CC ID: 362412
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/pria/optical/howland/how_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: how_toad_all.zip
Description:

Howland Island Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 48

CC ID: 362411
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/pria/optical/johnston/joh_toad_0401oes.zip
Distributor:
File Name: joh_toad_0401oes.zip
Description:

Johnston Atoll Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 49

CC ID: 362414
Download URL: ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/website/data/pria/optical/palmyra/pal_toad_all.zip
Distributor:
File Name: pal_toad_all.zip
Description:

Palmyra Atoll Optical Validation, Coral Cover Maps, including NOAA CREP coral cover data. Zip file contains JPG and PDF files of maps, shapefiles of source data, and metadata (txt files).

File Type: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 335381
URL: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center (PIBHMC) website. All maps are accessible through this website.

URL 2

CC ID: 388240
URL: https://www.coris.noaa.gov/search/rest/find/document?searchText=title%3A%22Coral%20Cover%22%20AND%20CRED&start=1&max=500&f=georss&dojo.preventCache=1489492867634
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) Geoportal GeoRSS feed containing all metadata records associated with this catalog item.

Technical Environment

Description:

Seafloor imagery was classified using a random point count method. GPS locations for classified images were plotted in ArcGIS and symbolized to show percent cover of scleractinian coral for each location.

Spatial reference information for each shape file is included in each shape file's projection (.prj) file that can be read by any text reader. These files are included in each download file.

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Selection of survey sites are based on a stratified random design to cover the area within safe operating depths for the vessel.

Accuracy:

Spatial accuracy of coral cover data varies from approximately 10 to 100 meters depending on the positional uncertainty associated with the instrument used to collect the imagery.

Completeness Report:

Coral cover data used are limited to in situ imagery or observer datasets collected by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program at the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and include data collected between 2001-2015. Limits of time, conditions and funding affect how many surveys were possible within a given area. Some areas have very limited image survey coverage.

Conceptual Consistency:

In cases in which data were collected in the same location over multiple years, the most recently collected data were used. However, final maps make no distinction as to the date data were collected and display all available data for each island or bank. Classification of imagery was completed by several trained analysts who were tested and calibrated each year.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

All data were subject to quality control procedures to identify obvious problems with navigational accuracy and flag them for either fixing, if possible, or deletion. Also, various automated checks were built into databases where data are housed to flag obviously inaccurate values.

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: No Archiving Intended
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

The source benthic cover data for the maps are archived w/NCEI (and are also accessible, along with the coral cover map products, via the Pacific Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping Center website).

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?:

University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, NOAA IRC and NOAA Fisheries ITS resources and assets.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

The method to develop the Coral Cover data layers are generally described on the Pacific Islands Benthic Habitata Mapping Center website at http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/pibhmc_mapping.htm#optical

All coral cover maps contain data generated from imagery collected during NOAA CREP towed optical assessment device (TOAD)---or towed camera sled---surveys unless otherwise noted. In a few cases, maps include additional sources of benthic cover data generated from imagery collected during other NOAA CREP surveys, including autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), remotely operated vehicle (ROV), or towed-diver surveys, or from imagery collected by partners. Specifics are included in each of the zip files in the downloads section.

Sources

PIBHMC Work Practices: Optical Analysis Overview

CC ID: 361926
Citation URL: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/pibhmc_documentation.htm

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 33579
Metadata Record Created By: Annette M DesRochers
Metadata Record Created: 2016-07-27 20:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-08-03 16:13+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-01-09
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-01-10