Short Citation:
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2021: STEER Coastal Use Mapping Project, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40008.

Item Identification

Title: STEER Coastal Use Mapping Project
Short Name: STEER_coastal_use_data
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2012-10
Abstract:

The Coastal Use Mapping Project is designed to collect critical information on human activities in and near the St. Thomas East End Reserves (STEER). The project purpose is to improve understanding of the spatial range and intensity of key human activities and uses in this region in order to better inform resource management. Workshops were held on St. Thomas where the public, scientists, and stakeholders were invited to participate in creating maps of ocean uses

for the STEER.

Purpose:

Coral reefs in the USVI are facing increasing pressures from a growing variety of ocean uses, as well as increased coastal development and watershed impacts. The STEER contains extensive mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs. It houses a variety of commercial activities and is adjacent to a landfill, marinas, an EPA Superfund Site, and residential areas served by individual septic systems. The Coastal Use Mapping Project is intended as a step to improving coastal and watershed management activities. The information collected through this project will provide a better understanding of human uses, issues, and constraints in the STEER. It can help inform management decisions to better protect the ecosystem, while minimizing impacts on those who depend on marine resources and reducing user conflict. The project includes collecting and

mapping existing watershed information, and conducting participatory mapping workshops to gain a better understanding of key human uses and use motivations that affect the STEER.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Socioeconomic
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Socio-economic Survey
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 Anchoring
None Bait fishing
None Boating
None Camping
None Charter boat tours
None Charter Diving
None Charter Snorkeling
None Conch fishing
None Emergency mooring
None Ferry transit
None Fishing
None Handline fishing
None Jet Skis
None Kiteboarding
None Mooring
None Mooring
None Non-Extractive Use
None Ocean Use
None Ocean Uses
None Paddling
None Permanent mooring
None Recreational Boat Fishing
None Recreational Dive Fishing
None Recreational Harvest
None Recreational Use
None Research
None Sailing
None SCUBA
None Shore Fishing
None Snorkeling
None SNUBA
None Spearfishing
None Swimming
None Thrill Craft
None Transient mooring
None Water Sports
None Whelk fishing
None Wildlife Viewing
None Wind-sufring

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
CoRIS Region USVI
None Caribbean
None St. Thomas
None STEER
None U.S. Virgin Islands

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
Distribution Liability:

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: 497482
Date Effective From: 2012-10
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: 497484
Date Effective From: 2012-10
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: 497485
Date Effective From: 2012-10
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: 497483
Date Effective From: 2012-10
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: Workshop data collected in May 2012

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 497488
W° Bound: -64.882334
E° Bound: -64.821505
N° Bound: 18.325102
S° Bound: 18.29651

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 497487
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2012-05

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 587933
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 4303

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

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: 497489
Download URL: http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/coris/data/NOAA/nos/STEER/STEER_coastal_use_mapping_2012_1130.gdb.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: ESRI Geodatabase

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 497480
URL: http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/coris/data/NOAA/nos/STEER/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 497544
Activity Date/Time: 2012-12-13
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 497543
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: 587931
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.5.4400

Data Quality

Accuracy:

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

Completeness Report:

A detailed spreadsheet is available that describes decisions made during processing of the workshop data. Contact the Point of Contact for more information on the project and data processing.

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: 497469
Description:

Data were digitized by workshop participant groups in Bolongo Bay, US Virgin Islands.

Process Date/Time: 2012-05-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 497470
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: 2012-05-01 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 497471
Description:

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

Process Date/Time: 2012-05-01 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 497472
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: 2012-05-01 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 497473
Description:

Use-specific procedures were performed based on participant input. This involved adding or removing areas as instructed by workshop participants based on certain depths or distances from shore.

Process Date/Time: 2012-05-01 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 497474
Description:

A spatial join analysis was run for each use using 50 meter squared microblocks as the zonal layer to determine the number of groups that identified a use in each grid cell.

Process Date/Time: 2012-05-01 00:00:00

Process Step 7

CC ID: 497475
Description:

Data normalized for each use. For the footprint, 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: 2012-05-01 00:00:00

Process Step 8

CC ID: 497476
Description:

Processed data was analyzed for completeness and consistency. Uses that seemed inconsistent or incomplete were marked for further investigation.

Process Date/Time: 2012-05-01 00:00:00

Process Step 9

CC ID: 497477
Description:

A follow-up meeting with workshop participants was held for comment on preliminary results. Participant inputs were recorded for future edits.

Process Date/Time: 2012-10-30 00:00:00

Process Step 10

CC ID: 497478
Description:

Final edits were made to dataset based on participant response.

Process Date/Time: 2012-11-13 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) STEER_coastal_use_data

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40008
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: 2017-09-14
Owner Org: ONMS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-09-15