Short Citation:
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2021: New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas: Non-Consumptive sector, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40006.

Item Identification

Title: New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas: Non-Consumptive sector
Short Name: NH_ME_ocean_uses_atlas_nonconsumptive
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 the non-consumptive activities, and is part of the larger New Hampshire / Southern Maine 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 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:

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 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: 497373
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: 497375
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: 497376
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: 497374
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: 497379
W° Bound: -70.955177
E° Bound: -67.457981
N° Bound: 43.946476
S° Bound: 42.812529

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 497378
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2010-03-08

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 587930
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: 497371
URL: http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/ocean_uses/index.html
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 497406
Activity Date/Time: 2010-10-06
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 497405
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: 587928
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 718824
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:

All uses in the Non-Consumptive sector were mapped for the entirety of the project area.

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: 497361
Description:

Data were digitized by workshop participant groups in Durham, NH.

Process Date/Time: 2010-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 497362
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: 2010-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 497363
Description:

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

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 497364
Description:

All polygons were clipped to the project boundary to remove land and any marine areas outside the scope of the workshop.

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 497365
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: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 497366
Description:

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

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 7

CC ID: 497367
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. If only 2 or fewer groups had knowledge of dominant use for the entire area, all dominant areas were retained. All other cells became a 0, so that the final field values are binary (1= Yes, 0 = No)

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 8

CC ID: 497368
Description:

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

Process Date/Time: 2010-02-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40006
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