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Short Citation:
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: NOAA Polyline Shapefile - Drop Camera transects, US Caribbean - Western Puerto Rico - Project NF-07-06-USVI-HAB - (2007), UTM 19N NAD83, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38853.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA Polyline Shapefile - Drop Camera transects, US Caribbean - Western Puerto Rico - Project NF-07-06-USVI-HAB - (2007), UTM 19N NAD83
Short Name: NF07_PR_DropCamera_Lines_Metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2007
Abstract:

This shapefile denotes the location of underwater photos and/or video that were collected by NOAA scientists using a drop camera system. Photos and/or video were collected between 04/14/2007 and 04/24/2007 at 84 locations around Isla de Mona in Puerto Rico and west of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in the U.S. Caribbean. These photos and videos will be manually classified into different habitat classes, and integrated with the abiotic data collected by the acoustic sonar (sound navigation and ranging) systems to develop a benthic habitat map for the U.S. Caribbean. Habitat maps describe the location of habitat features (in relation to the shoreline), their physical composition and the types of organisms that colonize them. Fundamentally, habitat maps provide critical information about the extent, health and composition of marine resources, which is vital for communicating information about the distribution and abundance of species to resource managers, scientists and the public. Habitat maps also support an increasing number of landscape ecology studies, as well as the process of marine spatial planning, including the design and evaluation of marine protected areas (MPAs).

Purpose:

The objective of this ground validation (GV) effort, conducted by NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment Biogeography Branch, in collaboration with multiple federal, state, territory, academic and private sector partners, was to acquire spatially-explicit information about the geomorphological structure, biological cover and live coral cover of the seafloor in the U.S. Caribbean. Extensive field work is needed to create high-quality benthic habitat maps because it enhances the accuracy of habitat attribution and (to a lesser degree) habitat delineation. Consequently, ground validation locations were targeted by the cartographer to satisfy the following objectives: (1) Explore features in the imagery with unknown or confusing acoustic signatures; (2) Confirm that the habitat type correlated with a particular acoustic signature remained consistent throughout the entire study area. This information will be incorporated into a fine-scale assessment of the status, abundance, and distribution of marine habitats in the U.S. Caribbean.

Notes:

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Other Citation Details:

Please cite NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA/Biogeography Branch when using this dataset.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None benthic habitats
None biological cover
None coral reef
None geomorphological structure
None ground truthing
None ground validation
None reef
None seaviewer
None transect
None trimble
None underwater photography
None underwater video
None zone

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Puerto Rico
None St. Croix
None St. John
None St. Thomas
None U.S. Caribbean
None U.S. Virgin Islands
None United States

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: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Distribution Liability:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Biogeography Branch does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 446367
Date Effective From: 2007
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 446369
Date Effective From: 2007
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 446370
Date Effective From: 2007
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 446368
Date Effective From: 2007
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 446371
Date Effective From: 2007
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: 446374
W° Bound: -67.96
E° Bound: -67.38
N° Bound: 18.267
S° Bound: 18.032

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 446373
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007-04-14
End: 2007-04-24

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 584801
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 84

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor).;

Data Access Constraints:

Please cite any use of this data.

Data Use Constraints:

Note: NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION. 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: 446375
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
Distributor:
Description:

Digital Data

File Type: ESRI Shapefile

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 446365
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 446397
Activity Date/Time: 2015-09-22
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 446396
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: 584799
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 599788
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716497
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 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The records in this data layer were automatically acquired by the GPS units and are expected to be correct.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

None.

Completeness Report:

This shapefile includes all the locations visited during this mission.

Conceptual Consistency:

None.

Lineage

Sources

Drop Camera 2007 Ground Validation Videos

CC ID: 599790
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
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007-04-14
Extent End Date/Time: 2007-04-24
Source Contribution:

NF07 DropCamera Transects | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: videotape

DropCamera_2007_Transects_Lines.shp

CC ID: 599791
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
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007-04-14
Extent End Date/Time: 2007-04-24
Source Contribution:

NF07 Drop Camera Trimble Data | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

DropCamera_2007_Transects_Lines.shp

CC ID: 599789
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
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007-04-14
Extent End Date/Time: 2007-04-24
Source Contribution:

GPS and USBL (Ultrashort baseline) data | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: GPS and USBL (Ultrashort baseline) data

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 599792
Description:

A first draft benthic habitat map was generated by delineating features on the seafloor with discrete acoustic signatures. During the creation of this first draft map, the cartographer placed discrete points on or lines intersecting features in the map that had unknown acoustic signatures. Points were also placed on features with known acoustic signatures (evenly distributed throughout the geographic extent of the map) to confirm that the habitats associated with these signatures remained consistent through the area of interest. These two types of points were labeled as "ground validation" sites and were visited in the field. | Source Produced: DropCamera_2007_Transects_Lines.shp

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-01 00:00:00
Source: DropCamera_2007_Transects_Lines.shp

Process Step 2

CC ID: 599793
Description:

As the multibeam survey was carried out, a NOAA contractor would examine the bathymetry, produced as a CARIS BASE Surface, and placed discrete points on features on the surface that had unknown acoustic signatures. Points were also placed on features with known acoustic signatures (evenly distributed throughout the geographic extent of the map) to confirm that the habitats associated with these signatures remained consistent through the area of interest. These two types of points were labeled as "ground validation" sites and were visited in the field. | Source Produced: DropCamera_2007_Transects_Lines.shp

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-01 00:00:00
Source: DropCamera_2007_Transects_Lines.shp

Process Step 3

CC ID: 599794
Description:

NOAA scientists explored these ground validation locations in situ using a drop camera system. The drop camera utilizes an underwater Seaviewer Camera that is connected to a tow cable and video cable to the biogeography team on the surface, which monitors the video, records their observations of the habitats, and records the position of the system using handheld GPS data logger and receivers. The resulting positional, video and photographic information was processed and will be used to classify each distinct habitat polygon to create a map of the seafloor in the U.S. Caribbean. | Source Produced: Drop Camera 2007 Ground Validation Videos

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-01 00:00:00
Source: DropCamera_2007_Transects_Lines.shp

Process Step 4

CC ID: 599795
Description:

Trimble Pathfinder Office software was used to post process and differentially correct the raw GPS data to the nearest Continually Operating Reference System (CORS) station. | Source Produced: DropCamera_2007_Transects_Lines.shp

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-01 00:00:00
Source: DropCamera_2007_Transects_Lines.shp

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 38853
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38853
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