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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Hawaii ESI: CASS_PT (Coral Areas of Special Significance - Points), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40317.

Item Identification

Title: Hawaii ESI: CASS_PT (Coral Areas of Special Significance - Points)
Short Name: Hawaii_cass_pt
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2001-11
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for Coral Areas of Special Significance in coastal Hawaii. 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) for Hawaii. 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.

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

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Hawaii

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 Hawaii

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.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 507276
Date Effective From: 2001-11
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: 507278
Date Effective From: 2001-11
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: 507279
Date Effective From: 2001-11
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: 507277
Date Effective From: 2001-11
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 2000-2001. The currentness dates for these data range from 2000 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 507282
W° Bound: -179.278
E° Bound: -154.598
N° Bound: 29.252
S° Bound: 18.713

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 507281
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588390
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 54

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: 507274
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 507295
Activity Date/Time: 2001-11
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 507294
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: 588388
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 603313
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719140
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 8.0.2) and ORACLE(r) RDBMS (version 8.0.5.0.0). The hardware configuration is Hewlett Packard workstations (models 715/50 and 712/80i with 4 X-terminals) with UNIX operating system (HP-UX Release A.10.20), and 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: bathy.e00, birds.e00, bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, cass_pt.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishpt.e00, habitats.e00, habpt.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, invertpt.e00, m_mammals.e00, m_mampt.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, pools.e00, reptiles.e00, reptpt.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, socecon.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, status.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, socecon, 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, rare coral, endangered/threatened marine animal species, high fish/invertebrate concentrations, sensitive habitat, etc.). Refer to other biology layers for additional information on corals and associated species. These data do not necessarily represent all "Coral Areas of Special Significance" in the state of Hawaii.

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 node, etc.), and ORACLE(r) to ARC/INFO(r) consistencies. 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

Coral Reef Distribution; Marine Mammal and Invertebrate Concentration Areas; Socioeconomic locations

CC ID: 603315
Contact Name: Maragos, J. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oahu)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

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

Coral, Algae, Reptile, Marine Mammal, Invertebrate, and Fish Distribution for Maui; Socioeconomic locations

CC ID: 603316
Contact Name: Brown, E. (University of Hawaii, Maui)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

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

Coral, Fish, Invertebrate, Reptile, and Marine Mammal Distribution for Big Island; Socioeconomic locations

CC ID: 603317
Contact Name: Walsh, W. (Department of Land and Natural Resources, Kona, Hawaii)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

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

Coral, Fish, Invertebrate, Sea Turtle, and Marine Mammal Concentration Areas; Socioeconomic locations

CC ID: 603314
Contact Name: Gulko, D. (Department of Land and Natural Resources, Oahu)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

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

Distribution of Aquatic Resources Around Kauai and Niihau; Dive Sites

CC ID: 603318
Contact Name: Bail, L. (Bubbles Below, Inc.)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

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

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 603319
Description:

The main source of data used to depict Coral Areas of Special Significance was personal interviews with resource experts from the Division of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other agencies. 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.). Information gathered during a set of interviews was compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles. A second set of interviews was conducted following the data compilation phase, and edits were made based on recommendations by the resource experts.

Process Date/Time: 2001-11-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity CASS_PT.PAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40317
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40317
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:51+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 Next Review Date: 2019-02-09