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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Long Island Sound 2016 SOCECON, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47272.

Item Identification

Title: Long Island Sound 2016 SOCECON
Short Name: Long Island Sound 2016 SOCECON
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

These feature classes reside within the SOCECON Feature Data Set of the Long Island Sound 2016 ESI Geodatabase. They contain vector points and lines representing Socio-economic human-use resource data for Long Island Sound and adjacent lands and waters. The study area includes Long Island Sound, Peconic Bay, tributary watersheds, tidal tributaries, and freshwater streams and lakes, in New York and Connecticut.

Features represented as points include Airports (A), Archaeological Sites (AS), Abandoned Vessels (AV), Beaches (B), Campgrounds (C), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Plan (RMP) Facilities (EPAF), Heliports, Historical Sites (HS), Historic Wrecks (HWR), Landfills (LF), NOAA facilities (NOAA), and Waste Disposal Sites (WD). Features represented as lines include Rail Routes (RR).

Each ArcGIS each feature class (SOCECON POINTS, SOCECON LINES) has an attribute table, considered as an Entity or "Child Item" in this metadata record.

Location-specific Type and Source information are stored in these related data tables, SOC_DAT and SOURCES (described below), which are stand-alone tables within the Geodatabase.

This data set is a portion of the ESI data for Long Island Sound. As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.

Additional human-use information is in other feature class themes within the SOCECON Directory, including NAVIGATION/MARINE (POINTS, LINES, and POLYGONS), PARKS/MANAGED AREA (POINTS and POLYGONS), POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL (POINTS and POLYGONS), RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (POINTS and POLYGONS), and NAT_HAZARD (POLYGONS).

Purpose:

The ESI data are intended to provide baseline 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. The ESI data may be appropriate for many other coastal management purposes, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Notes:

1564

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, Maryland, for NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
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

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CONNECTICUT
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > LONG ISLAND SOUND
UNCONTROLLED
None Connecticut River
None Gardiners Bay
None Long Island
None Peconic Bay

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Maintenance Note:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

In addition to the geographic data layers, two associated data tables, SOC_DAT and SOURCES, are used to store the complex socioeconomic data in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layers containing socioeconomic data resource information (in this case, SOCECON POINTS and SOCECON LINES) are linked to the Socioeconomic Resources table (SOC_DAT) using HUNUM. HUNUM is a unique reference number concatenated with the atlas number (for Long Island Sound 2016, the number is 283).

SOC_DAT and SOURCES data tables are described in detail in this document as Child Items. 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:

NOAA ESI Guidelines, Version 3.0 (Petersen et al. 2002)

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://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 (NOAA), 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. If problems are encountered in downloading the ESI data or with file corruption, contact NOAA (see Distributor). These data represent a snapshot in time and temporal changes may have occurred. The data are not intended to include all biological or human-use resources present in an area; they focus on species and resources particularly sensitive to oiling. In the event of a spill, they should be used for a first assessment only. The data providers are the experts with regard to individual resources. They should be contacted to confirm if more current data exist or if in-depth information is needed about a particular resource.

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.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 582640
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 582641
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 582642
Date Effective From: 2016
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: 582643
Date Effective From: 2016
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: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 769229
W° Bound: -73.9276
E° Bound: -71.7963
N° Bound: 41.987
S° Bound: 40.6881
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Long Island Sound ESI study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 769230
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Description:

Time Frame Range starts with ESI Project Start Year, and ends with ESI Atlas Publication Year.

Spatial Information

Spatial Resolution

Level of Detail Description:

In the "Vector Representation" section, Topology Level is considered "Geometry Only", Lines are considered as "Curve Objects", and Points are considered as "Point Objects".

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: No
Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes
TIN: No
Stereo Model: No
Video: No

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 591706
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: No
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Curve Object Count: 44
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 1038
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed by downloading the zipped ArcGIS geodatabase from the Download URL (see Distribution Information). Questions can be directed to the ESI Program Manager (Point Of Contact).

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. 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. Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 582644
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: ESI Program Manager (2016 - Present)
File Name: LongIslandSound_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

This feature class is part of the downloadable Esri Arc Geodatabase.

File Date/Time: 2017-05-08 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 176 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 582645
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 711386
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/resources/esi-guidelines
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Guidelines for developing ESI data content and overview of ESI data structure. Useful for data collectors and users requiring more in depth information on the ESI process.

URL 3

CC ID: 736529
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for the Long Island Sound ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 582647
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 582646
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.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 7.

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, 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.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of multiple sources of data (e.g. expert knowledge, digital data, hardcopy documents and maps) on socioeconomic resources.

For additional human-use information, see other feature class themes within the SOCECON Directory, including NAVIGATION/MARINE (POINTS and LINES), PARKS/MANAGED AREA (POINTS and POLYGONS), POLITICAL/JURISDICTIONAL (POINTS and POLYGONS), RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (POINTS and POLYGONS), and NAT_HAZARD (POLYGONS). These data do not necessarily represent all human-use features in the Long Island Sound region.

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, and SQL SERVER(R) to ArcGIS(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, before the final Geodatabase and metadata are created. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to a several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Sources

AIRPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES

CC ID: 582652
Contact Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Publish Date: 2012-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Scale Denominator: 1000000

ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRESERVES

CC ID: 582662
Contact Name: CT OFFICE OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
Publish Date: 2014-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=3933&q=293854

CAPTAINS COVE HELIPORT

CC ID: 582663
Contact Name: CAPTAINS COVE SEAPORT
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.captainscoveseaport.com/home/heliport/

CEDAR POINT COUNTY PARK

CC ID: 582659
Contact Name: SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Parks/CedarPointCountyPark.aspx

CT PUBLIC CAMPING AREAS

CC ID: 582656
Contact Name: CT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325038&deepNav_GID=1621

Environmental Sensitivity Index Guidelines, Version 3.0

CC ID: 582664
Contact Name: NOAA/NOS Office of Response and Restoration, Seattle WA
Publish Date: 2002-03-01
Citation URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines

EPA FACILITIES DATABASE

CC ID: 582660
Contact Name: U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/fii/fii_query_java.html

INDIAN ISLAND COUNTY PARK

CC ID: 582658
Contact Name: SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Parks/Parks/IndianIslandCountyPark.aspx

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE SITES - CONNECTICUT

CC ID: 582655
Contact Name: CT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Publish Date: 1995-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/magic_2/vector/37800/municipalsolidwastect_37800_0000_1995_s24_ctdep_1_shp.zip

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

CC ID: 582653
Contact Name: U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Publish Date: 2014-07-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1966
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Scale Denominator: 24000
Citation URL: https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2210280

NOAA FACILITIES IN THE LONG ISLAND AREA

CC ID: 582661
Contact Name: NOAA HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICE
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015

NY PUBLIC CAMPING AREAS

CC ID: 582657
Contact Name: NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/camping.html

RAILROADS OF THE UNITED STATES

CC ID: 582665
Contact Name: U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Publish Date: 2014-03-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-03-01
Scale Denominator: 1000000
Citation URL: http://nationalmap.gov/small_scale/atlasftp.html

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES MAP

CC ID: 582654
Contact Name: NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: https://data.ny.gov/Energy-Environment/Landfill-Solid-Waste-Management-Facilities-Map/afg5-7i6u

WRECKS AND OBSTRUCTIONS DATABASE

CC ID: 582651
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Office of Coast Survey, OCS
Publish Date: 2014-07-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1981
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://nationalmap.gov/small_scale/atlasftp.html

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 582666
Description:

Information on human-use features within the study area were acquired from multiple sources for the study area, which includes Long Island Sound and adjacent areas in New York and Connecticut. Features represented as points include Airport (A), Archaeological Site (AS), Abandoned Vessel (AV), Beach (B), Campground (C), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Plan (RMP) Facility (EPAF), Heliport (HP), Historical site (HS), Historic Wreck (HWR), Landfill (LF), NOAA Facility (NOAA), and Waste Disposal Site (WD). Features represented as lines include Rail Route (RR).

These data were developed as SOCECON POINTS and SOCECON LINES feature classes within the ESI Long Island Sound - 2016 Geodatabase, following ESI Guidelines v.3.0 (Petersen et al. 2002). Additional data are contained in the joined table SOC_DAT using HUNUM as a unique ID, and in SOURCES using SOURCE_ID as a unique ID.

Process Date/Time: 2016-08-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Source: Environmental Sensitivity Index Guidelines, Version 3.0

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity SOCECON LINES
Entity SOCECON POINTS
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47272
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:47272
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2017-09-07 17:40+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-09-28
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-09-29