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Short Citation:
Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: North Carolina: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40511.

Item Identification

Title: Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil: North Carolina: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines)
Short Name: North_Carolina_socecon
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2011-07
Abstract:

This data set contains human-use resource data for abandoned vessels, access points, airports, archaeological sites, artifical reefs, beaches, boat ramps, campgrounds, coast guard stations, commercial fishing sites, ferries, heliports, historical sites, marinas, recreational fishing, surfing, and water intakes in North Carolina. Vector points and lines in this data set represent human-use site locations. 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. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for North Carolina. 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 MGT data layer, part of the larger North Carolina ESI database, for additional human-use 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:

2011

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, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Human use resources
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps
None Socioeconomic resources
None Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None North Carolina

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:

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 data 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 (for North Carolina, the number is 235). ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (235), an element specific number (SOCECON = 10), and a unique record number. SOC_DAT and the other relational data tables are described in the Detailed_Description sections. 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:

A complete description of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for ESI atlases can be found in the NOAA ESI Guidelines (http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines).

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 (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4: Southeast, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Incident Management and Preparedness, Washington, D.C.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 513490
Date Effective From: 2011-07
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: 513492
Date Effective From: 2011-07
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: 513493
Date Effective From: 2011-07
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: 513491
Date Effective From: 2011-07
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: The data were compiled during 2010-2011. The currentness dates for the data range from 2004 to 2010 and are documented in the Lineage section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 513496
W° Bound: -78.625
E° Bound: -75.399
N° Bound: 36.625
S° Bound: 33.75

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 513495
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004
End: 2010

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589026
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 54
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 776
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 16

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 the widest community of GIS/mapping users. Distribution formats include Geodatabase; ARC export, MOSS, and Shape files; and MARPLOT map folders. An ArcMap .mxd file, an ArcView 3.x ESI project, and an ESI_Viewer product for use with the MARPLOT data are also included on the distribution CDs/DVDs 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: 513488
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 513511
Activity Date/Time: 2011-10-15
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 513510
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: 589024
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 604780
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719333
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 9.3) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2000). The hardware configuration is PC's with Windows Operating System (2000/XP/2003). The Spatial_Data_Organization Information section refers only to the source files in the ARC export format. The following files are included in the data set: birds.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, reptiles.e00, socecon.e00, t_mammal.e00, and wetlands.e00. Associated relational and desktop data tables provided in Arc export and text format are bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, and status.e00.

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:

Spatial components for the human-use data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Most of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Some of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are compiled on hardcopy base maps with a scale of 1:24,000. 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:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge, hardcopy reports, tabular, and digital data on socioeconomic resources. See also the MGT data layer, part of the larger North Carolina ESI database, for additional human-use information. These data do not necessarily represent all human-use sites in North Carolina.

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 SQL SERVER(R) to ARC/INFO(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, where the data are written to CD/DVD and the metadata are written. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to a number of quality and consistency checks. In the process of checking for topological and database consistencies, new ID's and RARNUM's or HUNUM's are also generated. The new ID's are a combination of atlas number, element number, and record number. In addition, the value used to represent the element is modified to reflect the type of feature being mapped. In the case of an element that is normally represented by a point or polygon, a value of 20 is added to the standard element value for mapping of linear features. In the case where an element usually mapped as a polygon is represented by a point, a value of 30 is added to the regular element value. The RARNUM's are also modified to include the atlas number, so multiple atlases can be combined and RARNUM's remain unique. RARNUM's are redefined on an element basis, so "resource at risk" groupings will contain only a single element. HUNUM's are also modified to include the atlas number.

Lineage

Sources

AIRPORTS

CC ID: 604787
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Citation URL: http://www.nconemap.com/Default.aspx?tabid=286
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

BASEDATA.GDP

CC ID: 604793
Contact Name: PICKENS, LAURA (CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

CAHA HISTORIC STRUCTURES

CC ID: 604783
Contact Name: CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE BEACH SHIPWRECKS

CC ID: 604795
Contact Name: SHIPWRECKS
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: HARDCOPY TEXT | Type of Source Media: online

CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE RESOURCES

CC ID: 604784
Contact Name: CARFIOLI, M. (NATIONAL PARK SERVICE)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE RESOURCES

CC ID: 604781
Contact Name: ALTMAN, JON (NATIONAL PARK SERVICE)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

CAPE LOOKOUT RESOURCES

CC ID: 604794
Contact Name: RIKARD, MICHAEL (NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

CULTURAL RESOURCES AT CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE

CC ID: 604798
Contact Name: STOVER, D. (NATIONAL PARK SERVICE)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY DATA FOR MARINE MAMMALS IN NORTH CAROLINA

CC ID: 604799
Contact Name: THAYER, VICKY (NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

FEDERAL LAND OWNERSHIP

CC ID: 604788
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA CENTER FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Citation URL: http://www.nconemap.com/Default.aspx?tabid=286
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

FERRY ROUTES

CC ID: 604790
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS UNIT
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

FISH DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE FOR THE ROANOKE RIVER

CC ID: 604786
Contact Name: LOEFFLER, MICHAEL (NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

MATTAMUSKEET NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RESOURCES

CC ID: 604785
Contact Name: FRINGELI, J. (U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

NATURAL RESOURCES AT CAPE HATTERAS

CC ID: 604782
Contact Name: BAKER, MICHELLE (NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

NC COASTAL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES

CC ID: 604797
Contact Name: STEWART, D. (U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE)
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

NC_DOCKAGE_20090921

CC ID: 604792
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA SHELLFISH SANITATION AND RECREATIONAL WATER QUALITY SECTION
Publish Date: 2009-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2009
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

NC_NATIONALREGISTER_COASTAL_20100301

CC ID: 604796
Contact Name: SOUTHERN, MICHAEL (NORTH CAROLINA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE)
Publish Date: 2010-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

REEF GUIDE 2005

CC ID: 604791
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES
Publish Date: 2005-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Citation URL: http://www.ncfisheries.net/reefs/index.html
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

SURFACE WATER INTAKES

CC ID: 604789
Contact Name: NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES - DIVISION OF WATER QUALITY, PLANNING BRANCH
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Citation URL: http://www.nconemap.com/Default.aspx?tabid=286
Source Contribution:

SOCECON INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 604800
Description:

Three main sources of data were used to depict human-use resources for this data layer. These included personal interviews with resource experts and digital and hardcopy data sets provided by: NC State University, National Park Service (NPS), NC Division of Marine Fisheries (NC DMF), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), NC Department of Environment and Natural Resouces (NC DENR), and NC State Historic Preservation Office (NC SHPO). The 2006 NCDENR Artificial Reefs data inside of the study area were represented with a single point at each reef's buoy location. The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the SOCECON data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; 2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; and/or 3) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The compiled ESI, biology, and human-use data are plotted onto hardcopy draft maps. Following the delivery of draft maps to the participating resource experts, a second set of interviews are conducted to review the maps. If necessary, edits to the SOCECON data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2011-07-01 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: 40511
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40511
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 14:52+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