Data Management Plan
DMP Template v2.0.1 (2015-01-01)Please provide the following information, and submit to the NOAA DM Plan Repository.
Reference to Master DM Plan (if applicable)
As stated in Section IV, Requirement 1.3, DM Plans may be hierarchical. If this DM Plan inherits provisions from a higher-level DM Plan already submitted to the Repository, then this more-specific Plan only needs to provide information that differs from what was provided in the Master DM Plan.
1. General Description of Data to be Managed
Humboldt Bay is the largest estuary in California north of San Francisco Bay and represents a significant resource for the
north coast region. Beginning in 2007 the Office for Coastal Management began collaborating with the California SeaGrant program and
other local partners to support an ecosystem-based management (EBM) project for Humboldt Bay. One element of this project was to
develop subtidal habitat goals for the long-term management of the bay and provide a framework for conservation and management across
the land-sea interface. The imagery collection and benthic habitat delineation for Humboldt Bay were essential to the development of
subtidal goals and implementation of EBM for the region. Together, these efforts will provide important and replicable data and an
information framework for ecosystem-based coastal and marine conservation planning and implementation. 12 Bit 4 Band imagery was
collected in June,2009 within 1 hour of either side of a minus one (-1) foot tide with low turbidity,low wind,low sun angle and no cloud cover. The horizontal spatial accuracy of the imagery is within +/- 3 meters CE95 of position on the ground and was captured at a spatial resolution (pixel size) of 0.54m x 0.54m. The imagery was tiled and named according to the existing USGS digital ortho quarter quad boundaries (ex. Arcata_South_NE.tif). A small buffer (~100 m) was produced with each tile to prevent gaps in coverage. Habitat features were interpreted and digitized on screen in an ARCGIS Geodatabase 9.3 resulting in accurate and efficient 3D extraction of the data. Habitats were delineated with a high level of detail with the minimum mapping unit (MMU) being 0.01 hectares(approx.10m x 10m).
Original contact information:
Contact Org: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Notes: Only a maximum of 4000 characters will be included.
Notes: Data collection is considered ongoing if a time frame of type "Continuous" exists.
Notes: All time frames from all extent groups are included.
Notes: All geographic areas from all extent groups are included.
(e.g., digital numeric data, imagery, photographs, video, audio, database, tabular data, etc.)
(e.g., satellite, airplane, unmanned aerial system, radar, weather station, moored buoy, research vessel, autonomous underwater vehicle, animal tagging, manual surveys, enforcement activities, numerical model, etc.)
2. Point of Contact for this Data Management Plan (author or maintainer)
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. This field is required if applicable.
3. Responsible Party for Data Management
Program Managers, or their designee, shall be responsible for assuring the proper management of the data produced by their Program. Please indicate the responsible party below.
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Data Steward" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Programs must identify resources within their own budget for managing the data they produce.
5. Data Lineage and Quality
NOAA has issued Information Quality Guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information which it disseminates.
(describe or provide URL of description):
- 2010-06-09 00:00:00 - The imagery was flown on 6/27/2010 between 9:35 and 10:24 A.M. by HJW geospatial Pacific Aerial Surveys The horizontal spatial accuracy of the imagery is within +/- 3 meters CE95 of position on the ground. The radiometric resolution of the 4 band image composites is 12-bit. The imagery was processed to remove atmospheric effects such as haze and to highlight the spectral response of submerged areas. The imagery has a minimal exposure variation between adjacent flight lines. The 4 band imagery is tiled and named according to the existing USGS digital ortho quarter quad boundaries (ex. Arcata_South_NE.tif). A small buffer (~100 m) was produced with each tile to prevent gaps in coverage. The tiles are in GeoTIFF format. An index shape file indicating the image file name, location in the final file structure and the USGS tile name is included to enable users to easily identify the location of an individual tile. The 4 band image sets was delivered within a "Unmanaged Raster Catalog" created within the ESRI Geodatabase structure to serve as an easy method for users to access the images The imagery was captured at a spatial resolution (pixel size) of 0.54m x 0.54m and was delivered in a Universal Transverse Mercator - Zone 10 projection using the NAD1983 datum.
- 2015-01-01 00:00:00 - The data were converted from a single ESRI polygon shapefile classified according to the System for Classifying Habitats in Estuarine and Marine Environments (SCHEME) to the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) 2012 format (which can be found at https://iocm.noaa.gov/cmecs). This was accomplished using the CMECS Crosswalk Tool (https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/cmecs-crosswalk) which produces separate geoform, biotic, and biotic feature layers from the original input benthic habitat dataset. This biotic feature layer contains CMECS biotic component attributes where an "Equal" or "Nearly Equal" SCHEME value was present in the original data. Polygons for which no biotic information was present have been removed. No other changes to the original polygon boundaries or any other alterations of the original SCHEME data were made during this process.
(describe or provide URL of description):
6. Data Documentation
The EDMC Data Documentation Procedural Directive requires that NOAA data be well documented, specifies the use of ISO 19115 and related standards for documentation of new data, and provides links to resources and tools for metadata creation and validation.
- 1.7. Data collection method(s)
- 3.1. Responsible Party for Data Management
- 4.1. Have resources for management of these data been identified?
- 4.2. Approximate percentage of the budget for these data devoted to data management
- 5.2. Quality control procedures employed
- 7.1. Do these data comply with the Data Access directive?
- 7.1.1. If data are not available or has limitations, has a Waiver been filed?
- 7.1.2. If there are limitations to data access, describe how data are protected
- 7.3. Data access methods or services offered
- 7.4. Approximate delay between data collection and dissemination
- 8.1. Actual or planned long-term data archive location
- 8.3. Approximate delay between data collection and submission to an archive facility
- 8.4. How will the data be protected from accidental or malicious modification or deletion prior to receipt by the archive?
(describe or provide URL of description):
7. Data Access
NAO 212-15 states that access to environmental data may only be restricted when distribution is explicitly limited by law, regulation, policy (such as those applicable to personally identifiable information or protected critical infrastructure information or proprietary trade information) or by security requirements. The EDMC Data Access Procedural Directive contains specific guidance, recommends the use of open-standard, interoperable, non-proprietary web services, provides information about resources and tools to enable data access, and includes a Waiver to be submitted to justify any approach other than full, unrestricted public access.
Data is available upon request
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Distributor" is used. The support role must be in effect. This information is not required if an approved access waiver exists for this data.
Notes: This field is required if a Distributor has not been specified.
Notes: All URLs listed in the Distribution Info section will be included. This field is required if applicable.
Notes: This field is required if applicable.
8. Data Preservation and Protection
The NOAA Procedure for Scientific Records Appraisal and Archive Approval describes how to identify, appraise and decide what scientific records are to be preserved in a NOAA archive.
(Specify NCEI-MD, NCEI-CO, NCEI-NC, NCEI-MS, World Data Center (WDC) facility, Other, To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended)
Notes: This field is required if archive location is World Data Center or Other.
Notes: This field is required if archive location is To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended.
Notes: Physical Location Organization, City and State are required, or a Location Description is required.
Discuss data back-up, disaster recovery/contingency planning, and off-site data storage relevant to the data collection
9. Additional Line Office or Staff Office Questions
Line and Staff Offices may extend this template by inserting additional questions in this section.