Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Shallow benthic habitats of San Francisco Bay, California CMECS Geodatabase, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47857.

Item Identification

Title: Shallow benthic habitats of San Francisco Bay, California CMECS Geodatabase
Short Name: ca_sfb11-Geodatabase_Metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015
Abstract:

This dataset has been developed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management (OCM) as a collaborative and cooperative project with the California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC) on behalf of the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) to collect and delineate habitat data in the San Francisco Bay area. Data is intended for use in coastal management decision making, including applications such as sea level rise. The mission of the Center is to support the environmental, social, and economic well-being of the coast by linking people, information, and technology.

Original contact information:

Contact Org: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Phone: (843)740-1202

Email: coastal.info@noaa.gov

Purpose:

San Francisco Bay is the largest estuary in California and represents a significant resource for the Central California region. This dataset is intended to support the local coastal zone managers in their decision-making processes. These data will assist with the subtidal habitat goals for the long-term management of the bay.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

The primary project area is the San Francisco Bay area. The total area is estimated to cover approximately 930 sq mi of intertidal and subtidal lands. The area for which habitat delineations was required ranges from the upper limit of the intertidal zone to the point at which an image signature of the bottom is no longer visible due to depth or turbidity. In the San Francisco Bay system this depth is generally approximately -2 meters. This file geodatabase contains three feature layers corresponding to the CMECS 2012 Geoform, Substrate, and Biotic components. These layers were extracted by OCM from a single benthic habitat shapefile and share spatial geometry. No polygon boundaries were changed during this extraction process; however, polygons without geoform, substrate, or biotic information were removed from the respective feature layers. Each feature layer has its own metadata record describing the attributes, and data development methods associated with it.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Coastal
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None algae
None benthic habitat
None CMECS
None Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard
None eelgrass
None marsh
None seagrass
None sediment
None submerged aquatic vegetation

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > California
None California
None San Francisco
None San Francisco Bay

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Distribution Liability:

NOAA is in no way condoning or endorsing the application of this data for any given purpose. It is the sole responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose. It is also the obligation of the user to apply the data in an appropriate and conscientious manner. NOAA provides no warranty,nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete,incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. Much of the data is based on and maintained with ARC/GIS software developed by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). In addition, much of the information presented uses conventions and terms popularized by ARC/GIS and its user community. NOAA in no way represents the interests of ESRI, nor acts as agents for them.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 609911
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 609913
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 609914
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 609912
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 609917
W° Bound: -122.531409
E° Bound: -121.802459
N° Bound: 38.253577
S° Bound: 37.412059

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 609916
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-08-26
End: 2011-08-23

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Acknowledgment of Dewberry would be appreciated in products derived from this data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 750247
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/benthic/Benthic_Cover_Data/CA_SanFranciscoBay.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

FTP download of data files.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 750249
URL: https://iocm.noaa.gov/cmecs
Name: CMECS Home Page
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Information and resources on the CMECS standard and how to apply it

URL 2

CC ID: 750250
URL: http://www.cmecscatalog.org/
Name: CMECS Catalog
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Searchable online catalog of CMECS units, descriptions, and source references

URL 3

CC ID: 750251
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/
Name: NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) Digital Coast Data section
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The website provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Content comes from many sources, all of which are vetted by NOAA.

URL 4

CC ID: 750252
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/data/Images/Collections/BenthicCover_thumbnail.jpg
Name: Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: JPEG
Description:

Sample of benthic cover data

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 609936
Activity Date/Time: 2017-03-30
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 609935
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard 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: 750248
Activity Date/Time: 2018-04-11
Description:

Partial upload to move data access FTP links to Distribution Info and remove broken URLs.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47857
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 12:57+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-04-11
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-04-12