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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: Benthic Habitats of Hawaii Derived From IKONOS and Quick Bird Satellite Imagery, 2004-2007, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39330.

Item Identification

Title: Benthic Habitats of Hawaii Derived From IKONOS and Quick Bird Satellite Imagery, 2004-2007
Short Name: hawaii_habitat
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2007-09
Abstract:

This project is a cooperative effort between the National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, the University of Hawaii, BAE Systems Spectral Solutions and Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLC. The goal of the work was to map the coral reef habitats of the Main Eight Hawaiian Islands by visual interpretation and manual delineation of IKONOS and Quick Bird satellite imagery.A two tiered habitat classification system was tested and implemented in this work. It integrates geomorphologic reef structure and biological cover into a single scheme and subsets each into detail. It also includes fourteen zones.

Purpose:

The National Ocean Service is conducting a map production effort to digitally map biotic resources and coordinate a long-term monitoring program that can detect and predict change in U.S. coral reefs, and their associated habitats and biological communities.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Habitats
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Mapping > Habitat mapping
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Remote sensing > Satellite (digital scans) > IKONOS
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Map Images > Ikonos
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Mapping > Habitat mapping
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Remote sensing > Satellite (digital scans) > IKONOS
Geospatial Platform OceanCommunity
ISO 19115 Topic Category 007
ISO 19115 Topic Category 008
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None 2007 Hawaiian Benthic Habitat Maps
None coral reef
None coralline algae
None cover
None habitat
None reef
None structure
None submerged aquatic vegetation
None unconsolidated sediments
None zone

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
None Main Eight Hawaiian 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) intends to publish this data on CD-ROM. NCCOS Biogeography Branch does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the metadata records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper use.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 466095
Date Effective From: 2007-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 466097
Date Effective From: 2007-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 466098
Date Effective From: 2007-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 466096
Date Effective From: 2007-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 466099
Date Effective From: 2007-09
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: 466102
W° Bound: -156.07887
E° Bound: -154.790154
N° Bound: 20.295631
S° Bound: 18.888913

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 466101
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004
End: 2007

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 584405
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1764

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor).;

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Not for navigation

URLs

URL 2

CC ID: 466092
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/hawaii_cd_07/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 466093
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/hawaii_cd_07/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 466132
Activity Date/Time: 2013-10-22
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 466131
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: 584403
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 601031
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716641
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 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535

Data Quality

Accuracy:

This GIS polygon product was generated from a subset of fourteen image bundles which, when combined, constitute approximately 85% of the Main Eight Hawaiian Islands. A statistical analysis that generates a Tau statistic was conducted. The Tau statistic for the major classes of structure and cover is 0.971 and 0.908 respectively. The Tau statistic for detailed structure and cover classes is 0.891 and 0.827 respectively.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

RMS from digitized output was determined using the ESRI RMEer2 extension and shown to be <1m for this work.

Completeness Report:

BAE Systems acquired, processed and delivered ortho-rectified imagery to Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii. Delineation of all habitat boundaries was conducted with the image scale at 1:6,000 or less. This ensures that the level of detail produced by the photo interpreter is uniform throughout the project.The minimum mapping unit (MMU) for identifying habitats or features was 1 acre or less. The software utilized in this project was designed to alert the photo interpreter each time a polygon was drawn smaller than the a MMU of 1 acre. When this occurred the photo interpreter has the choice whether to include the polygon in the data set. Only in areas where local coral reef managers expressed interest in specific map classes or in Marine Protected Areas or for areas of land were polygons of smaller then the MMU allowed.

Conceptual Consistency:

All mapping was conducted from ortho-rectified IKONOS and QuickBird satellite imagery provided by BAE prior to map production. IKONOS and Quick Bird satellite imagery was corrected for atmospheric and water column effects, color balanced, pan sharpened and deglinted. During the digitizing process, image stretches and manipulating image contrast, brightness and color balance were performed in the ArcView Image Analysis Extension to enhance features in the processed imagery.GIS topologic quality was established by executing ArcView extension routines that check for: overlapping polygons, multipart polygons, sliver polygons and void polygons. Additionally checks for adjacent polygons with the same habitat attributes were completed. All errors were identified and corrected. This file is believed to be logically consistent.

Lineage

Sources

Classification Scheme for Benthic Habitats of the Pacific

CC ID: 601032
Contact Name: NOS NCCOS CCMA Biogeography Branch
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Citation URL: http://www.digitalglobe.com
Source Contribution:

This document identified the zone, structure and biological cover types attributed in the data set | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: Report

Coral Reef Digitizing Extension

CC ID: 601033
Contact Name: Ken Buja
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Citation URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/digitizer/
Source Contribution:

This ArcView extension was used to digitize and attribute benthic zones, structure and biological cover of this map. | Type of Source Media: computer program

IKONOS Satellite Imagery / QuickBird Satellite Imagery

CC ID: 601034
Contact Name: GeoEye (formerly Space Imaging Inc.) / Digital Globe
Publish Date: 2007-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2007
Citation URL: http://www.geoeye.com
Source Contribution:

Used to identify and digitize benthic habitats for the Main Eight Hawaiian Islands. | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 601035
Description:

Benthic habitat maps were digitized by delineating habitat boundaries from ortho-rectified IKONOS and Quick Bird satellite imagery loaded into ArcView 3.3 GIS software with the Image Analysis and NOAA Coral Reef Habitat Digitizing extensions both activated. Digitizing was conducted using heads-up on computer screen methods with the minimum mapping unit (MMU) set to 1 acre and the image scale at 1:6,000. All remotely sensed imagery was processed by BAE prior to map production. The imagery was corrected for atmospheric and water column effects, pan sharpened and deglinted. During the digitizing process, images were stretched and contrast, brightness and color balance were modified using the Arc View Image Analysis Extension to enhance features in the processed imagery.A first draft map was completed and features in the imagery where uncertainties existed, due to confusing or difficult to interpret signatures, were identified for future ground validation effort. An ArcView GIS point theme was generated with points positioned on the features of uncertain habitat type or along transects though gradients between habitat types. The GIS points were converted to GPS waypoints using Trimble Pathfinder Software and were navigated to in the field using a Trimble GeoExplorer 3 GPS data logger.A benthic habitat characterization was conducted at each site by use of a tethered video camera snorkeling, free diving, or where water depth and clarity permitted, by observation from the surface. GPS data were collected at each location and site ID, depth, habitat type, zone and the method used to make the assessment were recorded. A second draft of the map was generated incorporating these field observations.

Process Date/Time: 2006-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Hawaii

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39330
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39330
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:51+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