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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Northwest Arctic, Alaska: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40463.

Item Identification

Title: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: Northwest Arctic, Alaska: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines)
Short Name: NW_Artic_SOCECON
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2002-08
Abstract:

This data set contains vector points and lines representing human-use resource data for airports, marinas, and mining sites in Northwest Arctic, Alaska. Location-specific type and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. See also the MGT (Management Area Polygons) data layer, part of the larger Northwest Arctic, Alaska ESI database for additional human-use information.This data set comprises a portion of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for Northwest Arctic, Alaska. 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:

2026

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 Anchorage, Alaska; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Bering Straits Coastal Resources Service Area, Unalakleet, Alaska; Northwest Arctic Borough, Kotzebue, Alaska; Cominco Mining Company, Red Dog, Alaska; Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Oil Spill Cooperative, Anchorage, Alaska; NANA Regional Corporation, Kotzebue, Alaska; Alaskan Civil Air Patrol, Kotzebue, Alaska; and National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau, Alaska.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Northwest Arctic, Alaska

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 ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Socioeconomic
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Alaska
None Northwest Arctic

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
Entity Attribute Overview:

In addition to the geographic data layers, two relational attribute or data tables, SOC_DAT and SOURCES, are used to store the complex socioeconomic data in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layer containing socioeconomic resource information (in this case, SOCECON) is linked to the Socioeconomic Resources table (SOC_DAT) using the unique ID and the lookup table SOC_LUT, or it can be linked directly using HUNUM. HUNUM is a unique reference number concatenated with the atlas number (the Northwest Arctic atlas number is 73). ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (73), an element specific number (SOCECON = 10) and a unique record number. SOC_DAT and the other relational data tables are described below in detail. See the Browse_Graphic section for a link to the entity-relationship diagram, which describes the way these tables relate to the geographic data layers and other attribute tables in the ESI data structure.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Unknown

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 Anchorage, Alaska; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Bering Straits Coastal Resources Service Area, Unalakleet, Alaska; Northwest Arctic Borough, Kotzebue, Alaska; Cominco Mining Company, Red Dog, Alaska; Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Oil Spill Cooperative, Anchorage, Alaska; NANA Regional Corporation, Kotzebue, Alaska; Alaskan Civil Air Patrol, Kotzebue, Alaska; and National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau, Alaska.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 511926
Date Effective From: 2002-08
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: 511928
Date Effective From: 2002-08
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: 511929
Date Effective From: 2002-08
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: 511927
Date Effective From: 2002-08
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 2001-2002. The currentness dates for these data range from 2001 to 2002 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 511932
W° Bound: -172
E° Bound: -159.667
N° Bound: 68
S° Bound: 62.7

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 511931
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001
End: 2002

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 588920
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 16270
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 51
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 35

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: 511924
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 511946
Activity Date/Time: 2002-08
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 511945
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: 588918
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 604378
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719285
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 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: birds.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, m_mammal.e00, m_mampt.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, socecon.e00, t_mammal.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:

The spatial components of the SOCECON data sets were developed from pre-existing digital and hardcopy sources and regional experts. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that hardcopy data were compiled on basemaps with a scale of 1:250,000. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original data source and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge and hardcopy data on socioeconomic resources in Northwest Arctic, Alaska. Refer to the MGT (Management Area Polygons) data layer for additional human-use information. These data do not necessarily represent all human-use sites in Northwest Arctic, Alaska.

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.), 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

Mining/land use in Nome

CC ID: 604379
Contact Name: Anderson, I. (Sitnasuak)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic information | Source Geospatial Form: expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Observations of marinas/ports from overflights

CC ID: 604380
Contact Name: Plank, C. (RPI)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic information | Source Geospatial Form: expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Soc_econ attribute information

CC ID: 604382
Contact Name: Whitney, J. (NOAA, Anchorage)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2002
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Topographic quadrangles

CC ID: 604381
Contact Name: US Geological Survey (USGS)
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic information | Source Geospatial Form: hardcopy map | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 604383
Description:

Three main sources of data were used to depict human-use resources for this data layer: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from Sitnasuak Native Corporation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); 2) observations made during overflights; and 3) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:250,000 topographic quadrangles. Information gathered during initial interviews, overflights, and from hardcopy maps was compiled as point features onto USGS 1:250,000 topographic quadrangles. The compiled data were digitized off the base maps into an ArcInfo system to create the SOCECON data layer. All ESI, biology, and human-use data were plotted onto hardcopy draft maps. Following the creation of draft maps, a second set of interviews was conducted with the resource experts. Participants who were unable to attend the meetings were sent a set of maps to review. Edits to the SOCECON data layer were made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps were created.

Process Date/Time: 2002-05-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity SOCECON.AAT
Entity SOCECON.PAT
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOC_LUT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40463
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40463
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 Review Frequency: 1 Year