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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Polygons and Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40545.

Item Identification

Title: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Polygons and Lines)
Short Name: RICTNYNJ_ESI
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2002-03
Abstract:

This data set contains vector lines and polygons representing the shoreline and coastal habitats of Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system.This data set comprises a portion of the ESI for Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. 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:

2081

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; State of Rhode Island, Department of Environmental Management, Providence, Rhode Island; and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey

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 Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Connecticut
None New Jersey
None New York
None Rhode Island

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; State of Rhode Island, Department of Environmental Management, Providence, Rhode Island; and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 514651
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: 514653
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: 514654
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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: 514652
Date Effective From: 2002-03
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 1999-2001. The currentness dates for these data range from 1996 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 514657
W° Bound: -74.538987
E° Bound: -71.090936
N° Bound: 41.8846228
S° Bound: 39.993476

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 514656
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1999
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589128
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 11558
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 1160594
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 11558
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 28338

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: 514649
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 514672
Activity Date/Time: 2002-03
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 514671
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: 589126
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605068
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719366
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: birds.e00, bio_lut.e00, biofile.e00, biores.e00, breed.e00, breed_dt.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, habitats.e00, habpt.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, invertpt.e00, m_mammal.e00, m_mampt.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, reptiles.e00, seasonal.e00, soc_dat.e00, soc_lut.e00, socecon.e00, sources.e00, species.e00, status.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, 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:

The ESI data set was developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the 1:24,000 USGS topographic quads should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:24,000. The minimum mapping unit (MMU) of the actual shoreline classification segments is estimated at 50 meters when mapping is conducted using 1:24,000 hardcopy fieldmaps. Field verification has shown that the absolute positional accuracy of breaks between shoreline ESI types with a 95-percent error bound is approximately 58 meters. 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 coastal shorelines and habitats classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system.

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

Color Infrared Digital Imagery, Series 3, Vol. 5

CC ID: 605070
Contact Name: NJDEP
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Information | Source Geospatial Form: Color Infrared Digital Imagery | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Connecticut Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles

CC ID: 605072
Contact Name: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CDEP)
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Scale Denominator: 12000
Source Contribution:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Information | Source Geospatial Form: Color Infrared | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

ESI Shoreline

CC ID: 605071
Contact Name: Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)
Publish Date: 1994-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1994
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Complete Chains | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Narragansett Bay Coastal Habitats

CC ID: 605074
Contact Name: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Protection (RIDEP)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Data | Type of Source Media: Floppy Disk

Significant Habitats and Habitat Complexes of the New York Bight Watershed

CC ID: 605075
Contact Name: New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC)
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Complete Chains | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Statewide Tidelands and Land Use/Land Cover

CC ID: 605069
Contact Name: NJDEP
Publish Date: 1996-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Source Contribution:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Complete Chains | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Tidal Wetlands

CC ID: 605073
Contact Name: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CDEP)
Publish Date: 1997-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Source Contribution:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Complete Chains | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Topographic Quadrangles

CC ID: 605077
Contact Name: US Geological Survey
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Information | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: paper

Wetlands

CC ID: 605076
Contact Name: RIGIS
Publish Date: 1989-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1989
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Environmental Sensitivity Index Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital Complete Chains | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605078
Description:

The intertidal shoreline habitats of metropolitan New York and New Jersey were mapped during overflights and ground surveys conducted by an experienced coastal geologist in November and December 1999. Prior to the field study, some preliminary shoreline classifications and modifications were made using color Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles (DOQQs) provided by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP). Images provided in the DOQQ dataset were photos of the coastal zone taken from 1995 to 1997. The ESI mapping overflights were conducted using H-65 helicopters operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, flying at elevations of 400-600 feet and slow air speed. During this work, the ESI ranking of observed intertidal shoreline habitats was denoted directly onto the shoreline depicted on 1:24,000-scale USGS topographic maps. Where appropriate, revisions to the existing shoreline were made and, where necessary, multiple habitats were described for each shoreline segment. Basemaps used in the field were then scanned using a large format scanner. Shoreline classifications mapped during the surveys were transposed onto the digital shorelines provided by NJ DEP and, in the case of New York, created in-house, using a combination of New York State Tidal Wetlands (NYSTW) program data and older Marine Spill Response Corporation data.Original Connecticut ESI maps, published in 1984, were re-examined and fully updated. The intertidal shoreline habitats of Connecticut were mapped during overflights and ground surveys conducted by an experienced coastal geologist in November of 1999. Prior to the field study, some preliminary shoreline classifications were made using black-and-white 12,000 Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles (DOQQs) provided by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. The vertical photography used in the DOQQs was taken in 1990-1991. The shoreline used in this atlas was digitized from these photos. Overflights were conducted using an H-60 Helicopter operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, flying at elevations of 400-600 feet and slow air speed. During this work, the ESI ranking of observed intertidal shoreline habitats was denoted directly onto the shoreline depicted on 1:24,000-scale USGS topographic maps. Where appropriate, revisions to the existing shoreline were made and, where necessary, multiple habitats were described for each shoreline segment. Basemaps used in the field were then scanned using a large format scanner, and shoreline classifications mapped during the surveys were transposed onto the shoreline digitized from the DOQQs.Original Rhode Island ESI maps, published in 1983, were re-examined and fully updated. The intertidal shoreline habitats of Rhode Island were mapped during overflights and ground surveys conducted by an experienced coastal geologist in November of 1999. Preliminary classification of portions of the shoreline near inlets was conducted using black and white vertical aerial photography at a scale of 1:12,000 and color oblique photos taken from previous studies. The overflights were conducted using an H-60 helicopter operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, flying at elevations of 400-600 feet and slow air speed. During this work, the ESI ranking of observed intertidal shoreline habitats was denoted directly onto the shoreline depicted on 1:24,000-scale USGS topographic maps. Where appropriate, revisions to the existing shoreline were made and, where necessary, multiple habitats were described for each shoreline segment. Basemaps used in the field were then scanned using a large format scanner, and shoreline classifications mapped during the surveys were transposed onto the digital shorelines provided by the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (NBEP, a program of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management) and the RIGIS database of the University of Rhode Island.

Process Date/Time: 2001-09-01 00:00:00

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40545
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40545
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