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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ESI: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40559.

Item Identification

Title: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey ESI: SOCECON (Socioeconomic Resource Points and Lines)
Short Name: RICTNYNJ_SOCECON
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2002-03
Abstract:

This data set contains human-use resource data for bridges, state borders, airports, aquaculture sites, beaches, boat ramps, commercial fishing sites, Coast Guard, ferries, historical sites, marinas, water intakes, and wash over sites in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Vector points in this data set represent human-use site locations.This data set comprises a portion of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data 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. See also the MGT (Management Area Polygons) data layer, part of the larger Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey 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:

2095

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 Socioeconomic
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
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 (for the Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey atlas, the number is 71). ID is a unique combination of the atlas number (71), 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; 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: 515201
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: 515203
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: 515204
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: 515202
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 1953 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 515207
W° Bound: -74.538987
E° Bound: -71.090936
N° Bound: 41.8846228
S° Bound: 39.993476

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 515206
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1999
End: 2001

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589170
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 890
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 962
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 167

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: 515199
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 515223
Activity Date/Time: 2002-03
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 515222
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: 589168
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605239
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719380
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 SOCECON data set was developed from pre-existing digital and hardcopy sources and largely reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that hardcopy data are compiled on basemaps 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 and available hardcopy documents on bridges, state borders, airports, aquaculture sites, beaches, boat ramps, commercial fishing sites, Coast Guard, ferries, historical sites, marinas, water intakes, and wash over sites. Refer to the MGT (Management Area Polygons) data layer for additional human-use information. These data do not represent all human-use sites in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

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

Aerial overflights

CC ID: 605252
Contact Name: Research Planning, Inc.
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy map | Type of Source Media: paper

Airports in CT

CC ID: 605253
Contact Name: CTDEP
Publish Date: 1984-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1969
Extent End Date/Time: 1984
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital points | Type of Source Media: Floppy disk

Airports in RI

CC ID: 605250
Contact Name: RIGIS
Publish Date: 1989-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1976
Extent End Date/Time: 1983
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital points | Type of Source Media: online

Aquaculture lease sites in CT

CC ID: 605248
Contact Name: CTDOA (Aquaculture Div., Milford)
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1978
Extent End Date/Time: 1999
Scale Denominator: 10000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Aquaculture lease sites in RI

CC ID: 605247
Contact Name: Ganz, A. (RIDEM, Wakefield)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Aquaculture sites

CC ID: 605258
Contact Name: Alves, D. (RI CRMC)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Boat ramps in RI

CC ID: 605244
Contact Name: RIGIS
Publish Date: 1996-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1953
Extent End Date/Time: 1988
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital points | Type of Source Media: online

Connecticut / Rhode Island Atlas & Gazetteer

CC ID: 605249
Contact Name: DeLorme
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1999
Scale Denominator: 65000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Ferries in CT

CC ID: 605254
Contact Name: CTDEP
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1990
Extent End Date/Time: 1991
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital points | Type of Source Media: Floppy disk

Fish and marine mammals in RI; commercial fishing; historical sites

CC ID: 605242
Contact Name: Lynch, T. (RIDEM, Wakefield)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Historic/archaeological sites in RI

CC ID: 605246
Contact Name: RI Hist. Pres. & Heritage Comm.
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Human-use features

CC ID: 605259
Contact Name: Levine, E. (NOAA, NYC)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Locations of bridges, historic sites, marinas

CC ID: 605260
Contact Name: The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Locations of archaeological/historic sites in NJ

CC ID: 605261
Contact Name: NJ State Hist. Pres. Office
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

Marinas in RI

CC ID: 605245
Contact Name: RIGIS
Publish Date: 1996-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Scale Denominator: 24000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital | Type of Source Media: online

Natural Heritage Data - selected points in RI; washover sites

CC ID: 605241
Contact Name: RI Natural Heritage Program
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy maps | Type of Source Media: paper

NY/NJ Water Intakes

CC ID: 605256
Contact Name: NY/NJ Area Committee
Publish Date: 1994-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1994
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy table | Type of Source Media: CD-ROM

NYS Historic Sites

CC ID: 605255
Contact Name: NYS Historic Preservation Office
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Digital points | Type of Source Media: Email

Recreational beaches; washover sites

CC ID: 605257
Contact Name: Freedman, J. (RI CRMC)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Seawater intakes in RI

CC ID: 605243
Contact Name: Luchetti, L., (USCG, Providence)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy table | Type of Source Media: Email

Shellfish concentration areas and aquaculture sites in NY

CC ID: 605251
Contact Name: Barnes, D. & B. Cunningham (NYSDEC)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Shellfish concentration areas and commercial fishing in RI

CC ID: 605240
Contact Name: Ganz, A. (RIDEM, Wakefield)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Source Contribution:

Socioeconomic Information | Source Geospatial Form: Expert knowledge | Type of Source Media: Personal communication

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605262
Description:

Three main sources of data were used to depict human-use resources for this data layer: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (RI CRMC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; 2) digital point coverages, including: 1996 Rhode Island GIS (RIGIS) boat ramp and marina coverages for RI, a 1989 RIGIS airport coverage for RI, a 1984 Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP) digital coverage of airports in CT, a 1999 CT DEP coverage of ferries in CT, and a 2000 New York State Historic Preservation Office digital coverage of historic sites in NY; and 3) various hardcopy documents, including: information on the locations of water intakes, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Safety Office, Providence, and the New York/New Jersey Area Committee; 2000 CT Department of Agriculture (CT DOA) hardcopy maps of aquaculture lease sites in CT; DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteers for Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey; 1999 maps generated by Research Planning, Inc. during aerial overflights; 2000 New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office archaeological/historical site maps; and a 1999 NJ DEP Fish, Game, & Wildlife map of New Jersey's Wild Places and Open Spaces. Information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy maps and reports was compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles. Digital data was used as it was provided. Following the data compilation phase, two sets of completed maps were sent out to the resources agencies for review, and edits were made based on recommendations by the resource experts.

Process Date/Time: 2001-09-01 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: 40559
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40559
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 Review Frequency: 1 Year