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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: Benthic substrate type off California, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39578.

Item Identification

Title: Benthic substrate type off California
Short Name: substrate_socal.shp
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2006-01
Abstract:

The National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP) updates and revises the management plans for each of its 13 sanctuaries. This process, which is open to the public, enables each site to revisit the reasons for sanctuary designation and assess whether they are meeting their goals, as well as to set new goals consistent with the mandates of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. Issues raised by the public during this process are evaluated and a determination is made as to whether they will be incorporated into the updated plan. Many of these issues focus on topics such as the implementation of marine zoning or sanctuary boundary adjustments, both of which require information on the distribution of resources within and around the sanctuary. Recognizing this, NMSP and NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) formalized an agreement to collaborate in the revision process by developing such information through a series of biogeographic assessments conducted in selected sanctuaries. The resulting products are then supplied to sanctuary managers and staff for use in the policy and decision making process. This collaborative effort began along the west coast of the U.S. with the Cordell Bank, Gulf of Farallones, and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries, and is herein centered on the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS).

Purpose:

This data set depicts benthic substrate types in the form of either hard or soft substrate. This is a revision of benthic substrate data compiled by the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory with additional areas of hard bottom added by researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara. This work will complement and build upon a similar effort currently being conducted by the BP for three sanctuaries in central California (Cordell Bank, Gulf of the Farallones, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries). The biogeographic assessment for these three sanctuaries was conducted to identify important biological zones, time periods, and ecological linkages within an analysis area that extends from Point Arena in the north to Point Sal in the south. Furthermore, this study will incorporate data and information from a comprehensive west coast assessment completed by NOS in the late 1980s that resulted in the "West Coast of North America, Coastal and Ocean Zones, Strategic Assessment: Data Atlas". This Atlas contains maps of key biological, physical, and economic characteristics of the marine environment of the West Coast. The Atlas complemented the BP's Estuarine Living Marine Resources Program (ELMR) studies to define the biological and physical characteristics of adjacent estuarine systems, and included biogeographic analyses to define estuarine assemblages and inshore-offshore linkages between ecosystems.

Notes:

315

Supplemental Information:

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Marine Sanctuary Program will incorporatethis assessment with cultural and socio-economic analyses to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to fully analyze boundary change concepts.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > USE/FEEDING HABITATS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > PELAGIC
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > MODELS > DYNAMIC VEGETATION/ECOSYSTEM MODELS
UNCONTROLLED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None benthic habitat
None Substrate

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
UNCONTROLLED
None California
None Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

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:

None

Data Set Credit: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA/Biogeography Branch

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 475779
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 475781
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 475782
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 475780
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 475783
Date Effective From: 2006-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Clark, Randy
Address: 1021 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Email Address: randy.clark@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-688-3732

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 475786
W° Bound: -123.994751
E° Bound: -116.893797
N° Bound: 38.511889
S° Bound: 31.888952

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 475785
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2006-01

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 585950
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 4

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please reference NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA/Biogeography Branch when utilizing this 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 Program Manager: Randy Clark (email: randy.clark@noaa.gov).

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 475787
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/datasets/ccma/biogeo/cinms/Chap_2_Data/Substrate.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: .shp
File Size: 18.062

URLs

URL 2

CC ID: 475776
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/cinms/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 475777
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/sanctuaries/chanisl_nms/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 475796
Activity Date/Time: 2014-03-19
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 475795
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: 585948
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 601746
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Technical Environment

Description:

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

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The accuracy of soft and hard bottom features are intended to be accurate for southern California. Hard bottom is underestimated north of Morro Bay. This map has not been field validated.

Completeness Report:

Unknown

Conceptual Consistency:

Unknown

Lineage

Sources

Moss Landing Marine Laboratory - Substrate data

CC ID: 601747
Contact Name: Moss Landing Marine Laboratory
Source Contribution:

The orginal substrate data was provided by Moss Landing Marine Laboratory. | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 601748
Description:

The substrate data ranges from Washington to the U.S.-Mexico border (32o-48.5o latitude) and from 50-200 km from the shoreline (excluding estuaries). Benthic substrate data for California encompasses nearly 165,000 km2 of the continental shelf and slope and are classified into approximately 33 different habitat types. The level of spatial resolution varies across the dataset based on the quantity and quality of the original data sources used to construct this substrate map. As such, fine scale inaccuracies may exist throughout the range of the data. In addition to assessing the distribution of substrate types throughout the southern California region, the map was used as an input for deterministic habitat suitability models (HSM) for a select group of fishes and invertebrates. Linking the 33 classes of habitat types to species life history information from scientificliterature was difficult; thus, a separate substrate attribute was used for habitat suitability modeling which defined the substrate as either hard or soft. Model results for invertebrates were reviewed in June 2004 by a panel of experts. They expressed concern that the map underestimated the amount of hard bottom, most notably at depths between 0-30 m along the mainland south of Point Conception and around the Channel Islands. Additionalhard substrate data were then provided by scientists from UCSB who converted non-digital substrate maps developed by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) into a format suitable for use within a GIS. These data extend from Morro Bay to the U.S.-Mexico border and were combined with the NMFS substrate data, resulting in a better estimation of hard substrate in southern California.

Process Date/Time: 2005-01-01 00:00:00
Source: Moss Landing Marine Laboratory - Substrate data

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity substrate_socal

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39578
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39578
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-07-12
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-07-12
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-07-12