Short Citation:
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2021: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40114.

Item Identification

Title: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN)
Short Name: simon
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 1999
Abstract:

The Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN) is an integrated, long-term program that takes an ecosystem approach to identify and understand changes to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. There are more than forty institutions and organizations in the greater Monterey Bay area that are currently examining various aspects of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Marine research conducted in the sanctuary includes long-term monitoring programs that are essential to furthering our understanding, and to determining the health, of the marine ecosystem. SIMoN enables researchers to monitor the sanctuary effectively by integrating the existing monitoring programs and identifying gaps in information. By avoiding duplication of these programs, resources can be more effectively directed towards surveying and characterizing habitats, assessing the impact of natural processes or human activities on specific resources, and long-term monitoring. Finally, SIMoN serves to make the monitoring data available to managers, decision makers, the research community, and the general public. Current projects, maps and graphs, and educational information are organized by subject on the website. In addition, three interactive maps are available which allow users to visualize, analyze and extract spatial data. The SIMoN Standard Viewer provides a wide variety of GIS data layers of various themes and focus. This viewer is useful for comparing spatial data from a wide variety of scientific disciplines. The SIMoN Water Quality Viewer provides GIS data layers relevant to water quality issues in and around the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Finally the R/V McArthur II Research Cruise Viewer provides GIS data layers and links to video clips and images obtained from the April, 2004 McArthur II survey conducted in the Monterey Bay, Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries.

Purpose:

The Sanctuary Integrated Monitoring Network (SIMoN) has been designed in partnership with the regional science and management community to identify natural and human induced changes to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). The integration of high quality scientific research and long-term monitoring data sets through this program will furnish the information needed for effective management and provide a greater basic understanding of the Sanctuary, its resources and its processes.

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Supplemental Information:

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. Stretching from Marin to Cambria, the MBNMS encompasses a shoreline length of 276 miles and 5,322 square miles of ocean. Supporting one of the world's most diverse marine ecosystems, it is home to numerous mammals, seabirds, fishes, invertebrates and plants in a remarkably productive coastal environment.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None beaches
None central california marine research
None central california sporadic events
None central california web cams
None Environmental Monitoring
None estuary
None fisheries
None geology
None invasive species
None kelp forests
None marine mammals
None marine reserves
None monitoring program
None ocean observatories
None oceanography
None rocky shores
None seabirds
None seamounts
None shorebirds
None submarine canyons
None threatened species
None tides
None water quality
None weather

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None California
None Central California
None Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
None United States

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
Distribution Liability:

The project reports do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries or the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation. No warranties are expressed or implied regarding the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information provided or linked to through the SIMoN web portal. The user assumes the entire risk related to use of the data or any information. Please see the metadata records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper use. NOAA disclaims liability of any kind whatsoever, including, without limitation, liability for quality, performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOAA be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of the data or any information presented or linked to in the web portal.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 500757
Date Effective From: 1999
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): GIS Coordinator
Address: 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Phone: (301) 713-3125
Fax: (301) 713-0404

Distributor

CC ID: 500759
Date Effective From: 1999
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): GIS Coordinator
Address: 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Phone: (301) 713-3125
Fax: (301) 713-0404

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 500760
Date Effective From: 1999
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): GIS Coordinator
Address: 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Phone: (301) 713-3125
Fax: (301) 713-0404

Point of Contact

CC ID: 500758
Date Effective From: 1999
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): GIS Coordinator
Address: 1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email Address: sanctuaries@noaa.gov
Phone: (301) 713-3125
Fax: (301) 713-0404

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 500763
W° Bound: -123.14
E° Bound: -121.11
N° Bound: 37.88
S° Bound: 35.55

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 500762
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1999

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Until results are peer reviewed and published, they should not be considered conclusive.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None.

Metadata Use Constraints:

None.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 500764
Download URL: http://www.sanctuarysimon.org/
Distributor:
Description:

Applications

File Type: web portal

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 500756
URL: http://www.sanctuarysimon.org/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 500800
Activity Date/Time: 2010-10-18
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 500799
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40114
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:28+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