Short Citation:
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2021: New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas: Dominant and Aggregates, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40003.

Item Identification

Title: New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas: Dominant and Aggregates
Short Name: NH_ME_ocean_uses_atlas_dominant_aggregates
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2010-03-08
Abstract:

The Ocean Uses Atlas Project is an innovative partnership between the Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) and NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM). The Project was designed to enhance ocean management through geospatial data on the full range of significant human uses of the ocean environment from the shorelines of New Hampshire and Southern Maine to the EEZ boundary. The data were 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 http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/ocean_uses/index.html or https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/OceanUsesNewHampshireMaine/MapServer.

Purpose:

The New Hampshire / Southern Maine 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. Specifically, the data will be used in the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) during the March 2010 Spill of National Significance (SONS) drill. This dataset contains all dominant use areas and sector aggregates, and is part of the larger New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas database.

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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 Aquaculture
None Beach Use
None Benthic Fishing with Fixed Gear
None Benthic Fishing with Mobile Gear
None Boating
None Commercial Dive Fishing
None Commercial Kelp and Algae Harvest
None Commercial Lobster Fishing
None Commercial Pelagic Fishing
None Cruise Ships
None Fishing
None Human Uses
None Industrial Use
None Kayak Fishing
None Military Operations
None Mining and Mineral Extraction
None Non-Consumptive Use
None Ocean Use
None Offshore Alternative Energy
None Offshore Oil and Gas
None Paddling
None Recreational Boat Fishing
None Recreational Dive Fishing
None Recreational Harvest
None Sailing
None Scuba
None Shipping
None Shore Fishing
None Snorkeling
None Spill Response
None Swimming
None Tidepooling
None Underwater Cables
None Water Sports
None Wildlife Viewing

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Atlantic Ocean
None Casco Bay
None East Coast
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Gulf of Maine
None Maine
None New Hampshire

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:

This dataset contains dominant use areas for all uses collected in the New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas and also aggregations by use sector. For more detailed information for each use (general use footprint, future use areas) see the sector datasets.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

For more information on use definitions and types, see the readme document supplied with the data or visit http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/ocean_uses/index.html.For a crosswalk of field names to use names, see the aliases in the supplied ArcMap document NHME_ocean_uses_atlas_SAMPLE.mxd

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: 497205
Date Effective From: 2010-03-08
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: 497207
Date Effective From: 2010-03-08
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: 497208
Date Effective From: 2010-03-08
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: 497206
Date Effective From: 2010-03-08
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: 497211
W° Bound: -70.955177
E° Bound: -67.457981
N° Bound: 43.946476
S° Bound: 42.812529

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 497210
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2010-03-08

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 587921
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 26845

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.

URLs

URL 2

CC ID: 497203
URL: http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/ocean_uses/index.html
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 497260
Activity Date/Time: 2010-10-06
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 497259
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: 587919
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 718821
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 1:100,000. During post processing, original workshop polygons were aggregated to an ordered one-quarter nautical mile squared 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:

Underwater cables were only mapped in the general use footprint and so are not reflected in this dataset. For the sector aggregates, dominant use areas for commercial lobster fishing (where dominant use was mapped separately for summer and winter) were combined so that it only contributed once to the sum of uses.

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: 497198
Description:

Data from all 3 use sectors of the New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas were copied into 1 dataset.

Process Date/Time: 2010-03-08 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 497199
Description:

Fields that pertained to the general use footprint or future use areas were removed, with only the dominant use areas retained for each ocean use.

Process Date/Time: 2010-03-08 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 497200
Description:

Aggregates of dominant use areas were created for each sector, and then combined into an all-sector aggregate.

Process Date/Time: 2010-03-08 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40003
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