Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Benthic Habitats and Surficial Geology of Apalachicola Bay, Florida 2006 Geodatabase, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47873.

Item Identification

Title: Benthic Habitats and Surficial Geology of Apalachicola Bay, Florida 2006 Geodatabase
Short Name: fl_ab06-geodatabase_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.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

This file geodatabase contains three feature layers corresponding to the CMECS 2012 Geoform, Substrate, and Biotic components. These layers were converted from an earlier version classified according to the System for Classifying Habitats in Estuarine and Marine Environments (SCHEME) using the CMECS Crosswalk Tool. Each feature layer has its own metadata record describing the attributes, and data development methods associated with it.

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
None Geoform Component
None Substrate Component

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: 610539
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: 610541
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: 610542
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: 610540
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: 610545
W° Bound: -85.096005
E° Bound: -84.755168
N° Bound: 29.783119
S° Bound: 29.601303

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 610544
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005
End: 2006

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data can be downloaded via the World Wide Web (WWW);

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 750312
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.

Distribution 2

CC ID: 750313
Download URL: https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/publications/of2006-1381/
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 750315
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: 750316
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: 750317
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: 750318
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: 750319
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: 610586
Activity Date/Time: 2017-03-30
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 610585
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: 750314
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: 47873
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