Short Citation:
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2021: California Ocean Uses Atlas: Non-Consumptive sector, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39996.

Item Identification

Title: California Ocean Uses Atlas: Non-Consumptive sector
Short Name: CA_ocean_uses_atlas_nonconsumptive
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2010-03-03
Abstract:

This dataset is a result of the California Ocean Uses Atlas Project: a collaboration between NOAA's National Marine Protected Areas Center and Marine Conservation Biology Institute. The Project was designed to enhance ocean management through geospatial data on the full range of significant human uses of California's ocean environment from the shoreline to the 200 nm EEZ boundary. Data was gathered from regional ocean experts and users through participatory GIS methods. For more information on the project scope, background and related data products, please visit www.mpa.gov.

Purpose:

The California Ocean Uses Atlas Project fills a critical information gap in ocean management by providing an unprecedented, comprehensive, consistent and spatially explicit picture of human uses for management agencies, policy makers and stakeholders interested in sound and equitable ocean governance. Using participatory GIS concepts and applications, the Atlas Project generated spatial data and map products illustrating patterns, intensity, and temporal changes in a wide range of human uses in three broad categories of use: (i) fishing, (ii) non-consumptive, and (iii) industrial activities. The resulting datasets depict patterns of ocean use on a broad scale appropriate for a variety of ocean planning and management needs. This dataset contains the non-consumptive activities, and is part of the larger California Ocean Uses Atlas database.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category society
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Socioeconomics
None Beach Use
None Boating
None Human Uses
None Non-Consumptive Use
None Ocean Use
None Paddling
None Sailing
None Scuba
None Snorkeling
None Swimming
None Tidepooling
None Water Sports
None Wildlife Viewing

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None California
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Pacific Ocean
None West Coast

Physical Location

Organization: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
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
Entity Attribute Overview:

The Non-Consumptive sector contains 9 ocean uses: -Beach use: includes walking, running, digging, resting, shell collecting, wildlife viewing, driving, camping, kite flying, bonfires, picnicking, dog walking; excludes beach renourishment, dredging, scientific/educational specimen collecting, seascape viewing from boats or from shoreward of the beach, surf fishing, swimming; -Motorized boating: includes personal watercraft, outboard motors, private motorized vehicles; excludes fishing boats and wildlife viewing charters, cruise ships; -Paddling: includes kayaking, canoeing, rowing, outrigger paddling; excludes motorized craft, surfing, wind-surfing; -Sailing: includes sailboats, overnight anchoring; excludes sailing kayaks and canoes; -SCUBA/snorkeling: includes SCUBA diving, tethered diving, snorkeling (free diving); excludes surface swimming; -Surface water sports: includes surfing, wind-surfing, kite surfing; excludes paddled boats, snorkeling; -Swimming: includes short- and long-distance surface swimming any distance from shore; excludes SCUBA diving, tethered diving, snorkeling (free diving); -Tidepooling: includes use of rocky shores for naturalist, leisure, or educational purposes; excludes intertidal collection or subsistence harvest of living marine species (i.e. plants, invertebrates and fish) for consumption, bait, aquaria or research; -Wildlife viewing at sea: includes any commercial boat-based or aerial wildlife viewing at sea; excludes shore-based wildlife viewing; For all uses mapped in this sector, the use footprint and dominant use areas are included in the dataset. The use footprint (aka the Maximum Footprint of Use) includes all areas in which the use is known to occur with some regularity, regardless of frequency or intensity. The dominant use areas include areas where the use is most commonly pursued and are defined as areas within the general use footprint that are routinely used by most users most of the time. Future use areas are also included for certain uses where participants anticipated an increase in spatial extent or intensity. Future use areas reflect an anticipated significant and disproportionate (relative to other areas) change in patterns of use through either a lateral expansion of a dominant use area or an increase in intensity of use, or both in the foreseeable future but within the next ten years.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

For more information on use definitions and types, see the readme document within the geodatabase or visit https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/OceanUsesCalifornia/MapServer.

Distribution Liability:

Atlas data describe broad uses of the ocean, and are not intended to be used for navigational purposes or provide information on regulations affecting human activities.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 496876
Date Effective From: 2010-03-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): MPA Data Manager
Address: 99 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Email Address: mpainventory@noaa.gov
Phone: 831-647-6462
Fax: 831-647-1732

Distributor

CC ID: 496878
Date Effective From: 2010-03-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): MPA Data Manager
Address: 99 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Email Address: mpainventory@noaa.gov
Phone: 831-647-6462
Fax: 831-647-1732

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 496879
Date Effective From: 2010-03-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): MPA Data Manager
Address: 99 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Email Address: mpainventory@noaa.gov
Phone: 831-647-6462
Fax: 831-647-1732

Point of Contact

CC ID: 496877
Date Effective From: 2010-03-03
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): MPA Data Manager
Address: 99 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Email Address: mpainventory@noaa.gov
Phone: 831-647-6462
Fax: 831-647-1732

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 496882
W° Bound: -129.005271
E° Bound: -116.299841
N° Bound: 42.09755
S° Bound: 30.415166

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 496881
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2010-03-03

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 587909
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None.

Data Use Constraints:

Atlas data describe broad uses of the ocean, and are not intended to be used for navigational purposes or provide information on regulations affecting human activities.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 496906
Activity Date/Time: 2010-10-06
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 496905
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: 587907
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 718816
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 9.2.6.1500

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Attribute accuracy was maintained by comparing data before and after each process step, and by comparing final product to source data.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Workshops were conducted at a maximum scale of 1:250,000. During post processing, original workshop polygons were aggregated to an ordered one nautical mile grid, so exact use locations within each block are not discernible. Data are intended to portray broad patterns for each use at a comparable scale to inform ocean management but are not intended for navigation or enforcement purposes.

Completeness Report:

All uses in the Non-Consumptive sector were mapped for the entirety of the project area. In 3 of the 4 regional atlas workshops, an attempt was made to map uses of the ocean by tribal peoples. Two distinct approaches were taken. First, we mapped tribal activities taking place within the existing range of ocean uses addressed by the Atlas project (e.g. tribal pursuit of benthic fishing with fixed gear; beach use by tribal peoples). Most of the resulting tribal use patterns fell within either the general maximum footprint or the dominant use area drawn for those uses by other non-tribal participants and are thus not represented as uniquely tribal activities. Second, we attempted to map distinctly tribal use areas tied to specific geographic locations of special cultural, spiritual or historical significance. Although some tribal participants provided relevant information, not all tribal interests were represented in each workshop and some participants were reluctant to portray use patterns of other tribes. As a result, the resulting maps of tribal activity patterns may depict an incomplete or misleading picture of the full spectrum of tribal uses of the ocean in each region. Consequently, in order to avoid misinterpretation of the tribal use patterns, and to maintain data consistency and integrity throughout the Atlas maps, the tribal use data are not explicitly depicted in the public release of the atlas data or map products. They will, however, be provided to the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative and to the tribal participants for their use, with appropriate explanatory information about their content and limitations. For additional information on the tribal ocean use data, please contact the MPA Center.

Conceptual Consistency:

Logical consistency was maintained by comparing data before and after each process step, and by comparing final product to source data.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 496863
Description:

Data were digitized by workshop participant groups in 4 subregions of California (Southern, Central, North Central, and Northern). The workshops were held between November 2008 and July 2009.

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 496864
Description:

Data from each group were reviewed following the workshop to: a. Detail any instructions from participants to add/remove areas in post-processing b. Review GIS technician and facilitator workshop notes for any relevant data-editing comments c. Discuss any areas that might require special attention or follow up.

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 496865
Description:

Data were processed by Project GIS Specialist to clean artifacts created during the live, participatory mapping process.

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 496866
Description:

All polygons were clipped to the appropriate California Atlas sub-region to remove land and any marine areas outside the scope of the workshop.

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 496867
Description:

Use-specific procedures were performed based on participant input. This involved removing areas that were stated as not occurring beyond a certain depth or distance from shore.

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 496868
Description:

A polygon-in-polygon analysis was run for each use using one nautical mile microblocks as the zonal layer to determine the number of groups that identified a use in each grid cell.

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 7

CC ID: 496869
Description:

Data normalized for each use. For the footprint and future use aspects, an analysis cell with any number greater than 0 became a 1. For dominant, if the number of workshop groups who mapped a cell as dominant was at or greater than 50% of the groups who mapped that use, the value became a 1. All other cells became a 0, so that the final field values are binary (1= Yes, 0 = No)

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 8

CC ID: 496870
Description:

After the previous steps were complete for every workshop region and use, the regions were merged into one statewide dataset.

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 9

CC ID: 496871
Description:

Merged regional data was analyzed for completeness and consistency. For areas where boundary patterns did not agree, contextual edits were made based on reviewing workshop notes and making logical edits where appropriate.

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 10

CC ID: 496872
Description:

The microblock polygons were dissolved for each use, retaining only the blocks where the use occurred. All dissolved polygons were then re-clipped to the study region and added to final geodatabase dataset.

Process Date/Time: 2009-01-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39996
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:27+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: ONMS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09