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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: NOAA Line Shapefile- Locations of Phantom S2 ROV Underwater Video Transects, US Virgin Islands, Project NF-05-05, 2005, UTM 20N WGS84, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38833.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA Line Shapefile- Locations of Phantom S2 ROV Underwater Video Transects, US Virgin Islands, Project NF-05-05, 2005, UTM 20N WGS84
Short Name: NF05_USVI_ROV_TransectsLines_Metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2006-03
Abstract:

This dataset contains a line shapefile showing the trackline of various Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) underwater video transects in the US Virgin Islands.NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Team, in collaboration with NOAA vessel Nancy Foster and territory, federal, and private sector partners, acquired Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) underwater video data in the US Virgin Islands from 2/1/05 to 2/12/05. Data was acquired with a Phantom S2 ROV operated by NOAA's National Undersea Research Program (NURP) and georeferenced and visually interpreted by CCMA employees. Data is in UTM zone 20N, datum WGS84.

Purpose:

This ROV video groundtruthing data was collected as IOCM project NF-05-05 during the second year of an ongoing NOAA scientific research mission in the US Virgin Islands to characterize nearshore coral reef habitats. The mission purpose is to better understand the resources within the surveyed reef habitats, and ultimately develop species utilization models linking physical habitats with biological information. The multibeam backscatter, multibeam bathymetry, and ground truth video footage collected during the 2005 mission will be used internally to characterize sea floor topography and to create benthic habitat maps, helping NOAA meet its mapping commitment to the US Coral Reef Task Force. The resulting publicly-distributed data is also a contribution to the greater scientific community interested in the USVI seafloor.

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category 007
ISO 19115 Topic Category 008
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Bathymetry/Topography
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Benthic
None Biogeography
None Biological Cover
None BIRNM
None Buck
None Geomorphological Structure
None GIS
None Groundtruthing
None Habitat
None Mapping
None Nancy Foster
None NF-05-05
None NOAA
None NURP
None Phantom S2
None Remotely Operated Vehicle
None ROV
None Seafloor
None St. Croix
None St. John
None St. Thomas
None Substrate
None Transect
None Underwater Video
None US Virgin Islands
None USVI
None Video

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2005

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Buck Island Reef National Monument
None Grammanik
None Grammanik Bank
None Mid Shelf Reef
None MSR
None Salt River
None Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Reserve
None VICRNM
None Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Distribution Liability:

These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Data Set Credit: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography ProgramDepartment of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Undersea Research Program (NURP)NOAA - NMAO personnel and ship NANCY FOSTER

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 445013
Date Effective From: 2006-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 445015
Date Effective From: 2006-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 445016
Date Effective From: 2006-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 445014
Date Effective From: 2006-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 445017
Date Effective From: 2006-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Battista, Tim
Email Address: tim.battista@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 445020
W° Bound: -64.985478
E° Bound: -64.562765
N° Bound: 18.309692
S° Bound: 17.779479

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 445019
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-02-01
End: 2005-02-12

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 584690
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 37

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

Please cite any use of this data.

Data Use Constraints:

These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 445021
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/datasets/ccma/biogeo/usvi_nps/2005/ROV/ROV_2005_Lines.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: ESRI Shapefile
File Size: 0.003

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 445010
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 445078
Activity Date/Time: 2015-09-22
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 445077
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 584688
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 599632
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716477
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535

Data Quality

Accuracy:

See ROV Characterization Methodology Report for NF-05-05.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

See ROV Characterization Methodology Report for NF-05-05.

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

See ROV Characterization Methodology Report for NF-05-05.

Completeness Report:

This file shows the the location of the ROV transects only. Actual data points and habitat classifications are not included.

Conceptual Consistency:

None. See ROV Characterization Methodology Report for NF-05-05 to learn more about the overall processing methodology.

Lineage

Sources

NF-05-05 ROV Underwater Still Photography .jpg

CC ID: 599634
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005-02
Source Contribution:

Original underwater still photography of seafloor along transect. | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

NF-05-05 ROV Underwater Video .wmv

CC ID: 599633
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005-02
Source Contribution:

Original underwater video of seafloor along transect. | Source Geospatial Form: video | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 599635
Description:

The NOAA ship Nancy Foster was used to collect underwater video and still photographs of benthic habitats from February 1 to February 12, 2005. The 36 ROV transects collected traversed over 70 km. Transect placement was designed for use in both accuracy assesment and ground truthing. Video (.wmv) and high-resolution digital still photographs (.jpg) were acquired using a downward pointing camera mounted on a Spectrum Phantom S2 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operated by an experienced team from NURP. Video was collected continuously and still photographs were collected every 30 seconds. The ROV followed pre-determined transect lines and was self-propelled as much as possible, but was towed by the NANCY FOSTER using a 1 inch steel cable when conditions prohibited self-propellation. The camera height off the bottom was kept consistent at approximately 2m and the ROV speed was maintained at 1 meter/second. Most transects were run during daylight hours to guarantee sufficient ambient light levels for visual interpretation, but high powered strobe lights mounted on the ROV were available to supplement ambient light and during occasional night operations. Downward pointing parallel lasers (5cm seperation) were used as scale references. Data Acquisition:Video and still photographs were transmitted via the ROV cable to shipboard hard drives as they were acquired. An ROV-mounted transducer and an acoustic receiver suspended off the side of the ship were used to determine the ROV's relative position to the ship, while the ROV's absolute geographic position was estimated using this relative position and the shipboard GPS. The positional accuracy was estimated to be within 5 m.

Process Date/Time: 2005-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 599636
Description:

Benthic Habitat Interpretation:The benthic habitat was characterized by visual interpretation of both video images and still photographs by three CCMA interpreters. Interpretations were standardized among interpreters by repeatedly interpreting the same still photos and video until structure classes were the same and percent covers were within 5% of each other. After the initial standardization, interpreters were assignedrandom transects to reduce any possible regional bias.Video was used to interpret broad-scale structure and substrate rugosity, since still photos were incapable of providing this data due to their relatively small and top-down field of view. The still photos were used to estimate the percent cover of finer-scale substrate and biological cover components of the benthic habitat.Structure referred to the broad-scale habitat class within the entire field of view. Based on previous benthic habitat work in the area (Kendall et al., 2001 and the NF-04-06 NANCY FOSTER mission) the structure designation was chosen from either 1) colonized pavement, 2) colonized pavement with sand channels, 3) patch reef, 4) spur and groove, 5) scattered coral and rock in sand, or 6) unconsolidated. Substrate described the visible abiotic components of the benthic habitat. The four substrate classes, considered mutually exclusive and exhaustive were 1) consolidated material, 2) sand, 3) rubble (particles ~ 2-10 cm) and 4) rhodoliths. Substrate was measured to the nearest percent of the visible bottom. An estimate of rugosity was approximated by the vertical range of substrate in the field of view and was classified as either high (> 1m), moderate (< 1m and >0.3m), or low (<0.3m).Biological cover referred to the biotic component of the seafloor and was divided among five mutually-exclusive categories differentiated by their size and shape. These were 1) sponge (Phylum Porifera), 2) gorgonian and black coral (Subclass Octocorallia and subclass Ceriantipatharia), 3) hydrocoral and stony coral (Subclass Hexacorallia), 4) fleshy algae and 5) algae veneer/turf. The sum of all cover categories provided an estimate of total colonization. If a biological cover component could not be unquestionably identified as one of the five cover categories it was only added to the total colonization estimate.Photo stills were viewed in ESRI's ArcMap software (ArcGIS 9) with a superimposed 10 X 10 grid shapefile to aid percent cover estimations. Video was viewed simultaneously on a second monitor using windows media viewer. Interpretation results were entered into an EXCEL spreadsheet using a custom VBA script, with a single record for each sample point (i.e. every still photograph taken at 30 second intervals). These sample points and their associated benthic habitat attributes were then imported in ESRI ArcMap and joined into line shapefiles showing transect extents.

Process Date/Time: 2005-08-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity NF-05-05_ROV_Transects_Lines_UTM

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 38833
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38833
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:49+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08