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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: NOAA ESRI Grid - predictions of seabird diversity in the New York offshore planning area made by the NOAA Biogeography Branch, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38957.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA ESRI Grid - predictions of seabird diversity in the New York offshore planning area made by the NOAA Biogeography Branch
Short Name: New_York_Seabird_Diversity
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2012-05
Abstract:

This dataset represents seabird diversity predictions from spatial models developed for the New York offshore spatial planning area. This raster was derived from multiple individual species season models. The model also includes spatially-explicit uncertainty estimates represented in another raster dataset. Raster values represent the annual predicted seabird Shannon diversity index. The Shannon index incorporates both presence and relative abundance. Species and groups that were not modeled in any season did not contribute to index calculation.

Purpose:

These seabird diversity predictions were developed to be viewed along with model uncertainty estimates. Together seabird diversity predictions and uncertainty estimates were made to identify seabird hotspots and coldspots. These data are intended to support offshore spatial planning.

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Geospatial Platform OceanCommunity
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None environment
None model
None New York
None prediction
None seabird
None Shannon diversity index
None spatial planning
None uncertainty

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Long-term average determined by input data

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Long Island
None Mid-Atlantic
None New York Bight
None New York Offshore Planing Area
None Northwest Atlantic Ocean

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: raster digital data
Entity Attribute Overview:

Raster values correspond to estimates of seabird diversity. Estimates are based on a spatial statistical model developed using seabird sighting data. We report diversity as the common Shannon diversity index (H') (Krebs, 1989).

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

For more information see Menza, C., B.P. Kinlan, D.S. Dorfman, M. Poti and C. Caldow (eds.). 2012. A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight: Science to Support Offshore Spatial Planning. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 141. Silver Spring, MD. 224 pp.

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: CCMA credits these people for deriving this dataset: B.P. Kinlan, C. Menza and F. Huettmann

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 452658
Date Effective From: 2012-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 452660
Date Effective From: 2012-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 452661
Date Effective From: 2012-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 452659
Date Effective From: 2012-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 452662
Date Effective From: 2012-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Menza, Charles
Address: 1305 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: Charles.menza@noaa.gov
Phone: 240-533-0372
Fax: 301-713-4388

Extents

Currentness Reference: 201205

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 452665
W° Bound: -75
E° Bound: -69
N° Bound: 42
S° Bound: 37

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 452664
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2012-05

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 585270
Dimension Count: 3
Cell Geometry: Area
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 450

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 496

Axis Dimension 3

Dimension Type: Vertical
Size: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact Distributor for instructions on how to acquire dataset.;

Data Access Constraints:

Data not yet available online.

Data Use Constraints:

Please reference NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA/Biogeography Branch when utilizing these data in a report or peer reviewed publication. Additionally, knowledge of how this dataset has been of use and which organizations are utilizing it is of great benefit for ensuring this information continues to meet the needs of the management and research communities. Therefore, it is requested but not mandatory, that any user of this data supply this information to the Project Manager: Charles Menza (charles.menza@noaa.gov)

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 452666
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/download.aspx?fpath=D%3a%5cWebsites%5cNCCOS%5cprojects-attachments%5c80%5cNY_assessment_data_package.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Offline Data

File Type: zip file

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 452657
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=80
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 452688
Activity Date/Time: 2015-05-27
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 452687
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard 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: 585268
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 600534
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716590
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The accuracy of this raster depends on the source and resolution of the data samples. See the following report for more information: Menza, C., B.P. Kinlan, D.S. Dorfman, M. Poti and C. Caldow (eds.). 2012. A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight: Science to Support Offshore Spatial Planning. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 141. Silver Spring, MD. 224 pp.

Completeness Report:

The following reference provides information on omissions, selection criteria, generalization, definitions used, and other rules used to derive the data set: Menza, C., B.P. Kinlan, D.S. Dorfman, M. Poti and C. Caldow (eds.). 2012. A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight: Science to Support Offshore Spatial Planning. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 141. Silver Spring, MD. 224 pp.

Conceptual Consistency:

All users should independently analyze the dataset according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.

Lineage

Sources

Seabird and Cetacean Assessment Program

CC ID: 600535
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Manomet Bird Observatory.
Publish Date: 2011-04-21
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011-04-21
Citation URL: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Source Contribution:

Seabird survey data was used as input to a predictive model. This raster dataset is output from the predictive model. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 600536
Description:

Seabird sightings in conjunction with environmental covariates were used to fit spatial statistical models and produce predictive maps of seabird distribution and relative abundance in the NY region representative of the period from 1980-1988. Individual species were modeled in 4 seasons when sufficient data was available. Species models were integrated using the common Shannon Diversity Index calculation (Krebs, 1989) to estimate diversity of seabirds. See the following report for more information on this layer's lineage. Menza, C., B.P. Kinlan, D.S. Dorfman, M. Poti and C. Caldow (eds.). 2012. A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight: Science to Support Offshore Spatial Planning. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 141. Silver Spring, MD. 224 pp.

Process Date/Time: 2012-05-01 00:00:00
Source: Seabird and Cetacean Assessment Program

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Estimated seabird diversity

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 38957
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38957
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:50+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