Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Benthic Habitats and Surficial Geology of Apalachicola Bay, Florida 2006 Biotic, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47872.

Item Identification

Title: Benthic Habitats and Surficial Geology of Apalachicola Bay, Florida 2006 Biotic
Short Name: fl_ab06-biotic_Metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015
Abstract:

These data were collected under a cooperative mapping program between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management (NOAA\OCM), and the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). The primary objectives of this program were to collect marine geophysical data to develop a suite of seafloor maps to better define the extent of oyster habitats, the overall seafloor geology of the bay and provide updated information for management of this resource. In addition to their value for management of the bay's oyster resources, the maps also provide a geologic framework for scientific research and the public.

High-resolution bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and seismic profile data were collected over 230 square kilometers of the floor of the bay. The study focused on the Apalachicola Bay and Western St. George Sound portions of the estuary in mostly in depths > 2.0 meters.

Original contact information:

Contact Org: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Phone: 843-740-1202

Email: coastal.info@noaa.gov

Purpose:

This shapefile provides a high-resolution interpretation of the surficial geology of Apalachicola Bay, and western part of St. George Sound, Florida. The interpretation is based on the sidescan sonar imagery, the bathymetry, available sediment sample information, and seafloor observations. The initial surficial geologic interpretations have been translated by the Office for Coastal Management into the Florida System for Classifying Habitats in Estuarine and Marine Environments (SCHEME). No sediment classes were lost during this process.

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
General benthic
General CMGP
General Coastal and Marine Geology Program
General field activity serial number 05001
General field activity serial number 06001
General geologic interpretation
General geologic mapping
General Geology
General habitat
General interpreted seafloor facies
General Marine Geology
General oyster beds
General Seafloor
General Sidescan-Sonar
General Surficial Sediments
General U.S. Geological Survey
General USGS
General WHSC
General Woods Hole Science Center
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 Biotic Component
None CMECS
None Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
General 2005
General 2006

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
General Apalachicola Bay
General Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
General Florida
General Gulf of Mexico
General St. George Sound
General United States
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
General Seafloor

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
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

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. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 610487
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: 610489
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: 610490
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: 610488
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: 610493
W° Bound: -85.096005
E° Bound: -84.755168
N° Bound: 29.783119
S° Bound: 29.601303

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 610492
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005
End: 2006

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 610479
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 80

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 750305
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/benthic/Benthic_Cover_Data/FL_ApalachicolaBay.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

FTP download of data files.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 750307
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: 750308
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: 750309
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: 750310
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

URL 5

CC ID: 750311
URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1381/GIS/thumbnails/SurficialGeology.jpg
Name: Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: JPEG
Description:

JPEG image of Surficial Geology shapefile

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 610531
Activity Date/Time: 2017-03-30
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 610530
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC 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: 750306
Activity Date/Time: 2018-04-11
Description:

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

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The accuracy of this interpretive data layer is dependent on the level of detail of the source material and interpretation procedures for capturing that source. The primary limiting factor for the level of detail of the source is the scale of the remotely sensed data, and positional accuracy, distribution and total number of surficial samples available for the area. The map scale or remotely sensed image resolution determines the level of content that may be extracted from a given source during digitization.

Completeness Report:

Interpreted facies were qualitatively compared to ground truth data collected for NOAA in 1999. No quantitative comparison was conducted.

Conceptual Consistency:

Topology was created for these polygons to identify/verify/and fix the following rules:

1) Polygons must not have gaps. All data gaps less than 15 m across were automatically fixed. A total of 5 errors were identified and fixed

2) Polygons must not overlap. No errors were found.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 610472
Description:

This data layer was digitized from visual interpretations using ArcView 3.3. Shapefile was digitized at a zoom scale of 1:5000 or greater. Each polygon was digitized and given one of 11 attributes to describe the general composition of that unit.

Process Date/Time: 2006-12-21 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 610473
Description:

Completed shapefile was imported to a polygon feature class. Topological rules were built to identify and fix any gaps or overlaps between adjacent polygons.

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-02 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 610474
Description:

Resulting feature class was visually reviewed to identify and edit any polygons that did not extend to the border of the sidescan sonar.

Process Date/Time: 2007-01-25 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 610475
Description:

Exported feature class from personal geodatabase to a shapefile and projected to geographic.

Process Date/Time: 2007-07-01 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 610476
Description:

Original USGS Surficial Geology classes were cross-walked into the Florida System for Classifying Habitats in Estuarine and Marine Environments (SCHEME). All surficial geology classes translated smoothly into SCHEME. Descriptive information was captured in the Modifiers field. No information or data records were lost during this process. Geoform attributes not captured in the SCHEME hierarchy have been added as modifiers (ex. tidal inlet).

Process Date/Time: 2012-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 610477
Description:

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://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.

Process Date/Time: 2015-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Biotic

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47872
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