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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Western Alaska ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Polygons and Lines), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/40623.

Item Identification

Title: Western Alaska ESI: ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index Shoreline Types - Polygons and Lines)
Short Name: W_Alaska_esi
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2003-07
Abstract:

This data set contains vector lines and polygons representing the shoreline and coastal habitats of Western Alaska classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI for Western 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:

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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 and Anchorage, Alaska; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska; and State of Alaska - Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), Juneau, Alaska.

Supplemental Information:

Resource Description - ESI Atlas for Western 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 Wildlife

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Alaska
None Western Alaska

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 and Anchorage, Alaska; Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; National Marine Fisheries Service, Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska; and State of Alaska - Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), Juneau, Alaska.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 517259
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: 517261
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: 517262
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: 517260
Date Effective From: 2003-07
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: These data were compiled during 2002-2003. The currentness dates for these data range from 1950 to 2001 and are documented in the Source_Information section.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 517265
W° Bound: -173.12
E° Bound: -161
N° Bound: 64
S° Bound: 59

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 517264
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002
End: 2003

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 589362
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 835
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 414399
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 835
Surface Object Present?: Yes
Surface Object Count: 6617

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: 517257
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 517278
Activity Date/Time: 2003-07
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 517277
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: 589360
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 605792
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 719444
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 8.3) and SQL SERVER(r) (version 7.0). The hardware configuration is 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: bioindex.e00, birds.e00, esi.e00, fish.e00, fishl.e00, habitats.e00, hydro.e00, index.e00, invert.e00, lakes.e00, m_mammal.e00, mgt.e00, nests.e00, socecon.e00, streams.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 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 1:63,360 USGS topographic quads, should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:63,360. 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 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-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

DLG Hydrography

CC ID: 605795
Contact Name: U. S. Geological Survey
Publish Date: 1999-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1950
Extent End Date/Time: 1997
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

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

ESI Overflight

CC ID: 605793
Contact Name: Colin Plank
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Digital Shoreline | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Norton Sound, Alaska ESI Atlas

CC ID: 605794
Contact Name: Research Planning, Inc.
Publish Date: 1983-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1983
Scale Denominator: 63360
Source Contribution:

Digital Shoreline | Source Geospatial Form: Hardcopy Map | Type of Source Media: paper

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 605796
Description:

ESI maps for the region were created using sources and methods described below. Shoreline habitats were mapped during overflights and ground surveys conducted by experienced coastal geologists. The shoreline of southern Norton Sound (from St. Michael Island to Cape Vancouver) was originally mapped during overflights in June and July 1980, during the fieldwork for the earlier Norton Sound ESI maps. The shoreline of Kuskokwim Bay (from Cape Vancouver to Goodnews Bay) was originally mapped during overflights in July and August 1981, during the fieldwork for the earlier Bristol Bay ESI maps. During these overflights, the shoreline types were recorded on then-current 1:63,360-scale USGS topographic maps. Only large-scale modifications to the shoreline were noted on the maps (and only those observed during the 1980 and 1981 overflights). Because of the complexity of the shoreline, multiple habitats were often described for each shoreline segment. Salt marshes, while extensive in the region, were seldom mapped as polygonal features because of the difficulty in determining their landward extent. However, many of the tidal flats were mapped as polygons. The shorelines of St. Matthew Island have never been classified due to its remoteness.

Process Date/Time: 2003-05-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity ESI.AAT
Entity ESI.PAT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 40623
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:40623
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