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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: American Samoa ESI: CASSPT (Coral Areas of Special Significance - Points), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40185.

Item Identification

Title: American Samoa ESI: CASSPT (Coral Areas of Special Significance - Points)
Short Name: AM_Samoa_casspt
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2004-02
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for "Coral Areas of Special Significance" in American Samoa. Coral Areas of Special Significance were designated by resource experts as those areas that should be highly prioritized for protection following spills, due to various reasons (e.g., species diversity, rare coral, endangered/threatened marine animal species, high fish/invertebrate concentrations, sensitive habitat, etc.). In this data set, they are represented by vector points. This data set comprises a portion of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for American Samoa. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. See also the BENTHIC (Benthic Marine Habitat Polygons) data layer, part of the larger American Samoa ESI database, for additional coral information.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act, with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.

Notes:

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Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington, and NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for American Samoa

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Coral
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None American Samoa

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer-input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington, and NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 503020
Date Effective From: 2004-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 503022
Date Effective From: 2004-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 503023
Date Effective From: 2004-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 503021
Date Effective From: 2004-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: These data were compiled during 2002-2003. The currentness dates for these data range from 1996 to 2003 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 503026
W° Bound: -171.266
E° Bound: -167.964
N° Bound: -10.873
S° Bound: -14.723

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 503025
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002
End: 2004

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 587997
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor). ESI data are processed into multiple formats to make them useful to a wider community of GIS/mapping users. Distribution formats include ARC export, MOSS and Shape files, and MARPLOT map folders. An ArcView ESI project and ESI_Viewer product are also included on the distribution CDs for ease of use of the ESI data. The database files are distributed both in the NOAA standard relational database format (see NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 115) and in a simplified desktop flat file format. This metadata document includes information on both of these database formats.;

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 503018
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 503039
Activity Date/Time: 2015-07-06
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 503038
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from 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: 587995
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 602278
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719011
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ARC/INFO(r) (version 8.3) and SQL SERVER(r) (version 7.0). The hardware configuration is PC's with Windows Operating System (NT4.0/2000).The Spatial_Data_Organization_Information section refers only to the source files in the ARC export format. The following files are included in that data set: benthic.e00, birds.e00, casspt.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, reptiles.e00, socecon.e00, t_mampt.e00. Associated relational and desktop data tables provided in Arc export and text format are bio_lut, biofile, biores, breed, breed_dt, seasonal, soc_dat, soc_lut, sources, species, and status.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, hardcopy data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

These data were developed by regional experts who manually delineated areas of special significance. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they were compiled on 1:24,000 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic maps. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

"Coral Areas of Special Significance" were designated by resource experts as those areas that should be highly prioritized for protection following spills, due to various reasons (e.g. species diversity, unique habitat, endangered/threatened marine animal species, high fish/invertebrate concentrations, subsistence use, etc.). See also the BENTHIC (Benthic Marine Habitat Polygons) data layer, part of the larger American Samoa ESI database, for additional coral information. Also refer to other biology layers for additional information on associated species. These data do not necessarily represent all Coral Areas of Special Significance in American Samoa.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute_Accuracy_Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies (such as dangles, unnecessary nodes, etc.). A final review is made by the GIS manager, where the data are written to CD-ROM and the metadata are written. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to a number of quality and consistency checks.

Lineage

Sources

Distribution of Reef and Pelagic Fish, Sea Turtles, and Invertebrates

CC ID: 602281
Contact Name: National Park Service
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Source Contribution:

Coral Areas of Special Significance information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert Knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Special Management Areas on Tutuila

CC ID: 602280
Contact Name: Coral Reef Advisory Group
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Coral Areas of Special Significance information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy text | Type of Source Media: paper

The Status of the Coral Reefs of the Samoan Archipelago

CC ID: 602279
Contact Name: Alison Green (AS DMWR)
Publish Date: 1996-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Source Contribution:

Coral Areas of Special Significance information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy text | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 602282
Description:

The main source of data used to depict Coral Areas of Special Significance was personal interviews with resource experts from the National Park of American Samoa (NPS). Resource experts designated these areas for high priority protection following spills.

Process Date/Time: 2003-11-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity CASSPT.PAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40185
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40185
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:50+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: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year