Short Citation:
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2021: New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40007.

Item Identification

Title: New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas
Short Name: NH_ME_ocean_uses_atlas_project
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 http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/dataanalysis/atlas_nhsm/.

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.

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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:

The New Hampshire / Southern Maine Ocean Uses Atlas bins human use data into 3 sectors: fishing, industrial, and non-consumptive. Each sector has a unique dataset, and expanded information on use definitions and data processes for each sector can be found in each dataset's metadata file. Ancillary datasets used for processing and analysis are also included. Fishing dataset - contains data on commercial dive fishing, commercial fishing with benthic fixed gear, commercial fishing with benthic mobile gear, commercial kelp and algae harvest, commercial lobster fishing, commercial pelagic fishing, kayak fishing, shore-based fishing, recreational dive fishing, recreational fishing from boats - benthic species, recreational fishing from boats - pelagic species, and shore-based recreational harvest; Industrial dataset - contains data on aquaculture, cruise ships, military operations, mining and mineral extraction, offshore alternative energy, offshore oil and gas, shipping, and underwater cables; Non-Consumptive dataset - contains data on beach use, motorized boating, paddling, sailing, scuba and snorkeling, surface water sports, swimming, tidepooling, and wildlife viewing at sea; Ancillary dataset - contains project boundaries and shoreline; All use datasets contain a field that reflects the use name, and a value of 1 for that field indicates a "yes" for the use's presence.

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.

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: 497411
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: 497413
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: 497414
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: 497412
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: 497417
W° Bound: -70.955177
E° Bound: -67.457981
N° Bound: 43.946476
S° Bound: 42.812529

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 497416
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2010-03-08

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.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 497418
Download URL: http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/helpful_resources/inventoryfiles/nhme_ocean_uses_atlas_gisdata_may2010.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Shapefile

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 497408
URL: http://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/dataanalysis/atlas_nhsm/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 497409
URL: http://www.crrc.unh.edu/workshops/ocean_uses/index.html
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 497467
Activity Date/Time: 2014-10-22
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 497466
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.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.6.1500

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40007
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: 2017-04-10
Owner Org: ONMS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-04-11