|Title:||Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act|
The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act legally establishes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Marine Debris Program. The mission of the NOAA Marine Debris Program is to use research, prevention, and reduction activities to investigate and solve problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our Nation's marine environment and ensure navigation safety. The Act outlines three central program components for the MDP to undertake: 1) mapping, identification, impact assessment, removal, and prevention; 2) reducing and preventing gear loss; and 3) outreach.
Date enacted: December 22, 2006
Codification: 33 U.S.C. Sec. 1951 et seq.
Authority: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords||
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||boundaries|
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||oceans|
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||planningCadastre|
|None||Marine Debris Research, Prevention and Reduction Act|
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords||
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
|None||Exclusive Economic Zone|
|None||Northern Mariana Islands|
|None||United States of America|
|Organization:||Office for Coastal Management|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||As Needed|
|Data Set Credit:||Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management|
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2016-05-11|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Organization):||NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)|
2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
|Currentness Reference:||Publication Date|
Extent Group 1
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1
|Time Frame Type:||Discrete|
|Data Access Constraints:||
|Data Use Constraints:||
For coastal and ocean planning
MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry
Activity Log 1
Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.
Activity Log 2
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
Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.
The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.
|Horizontal Positional Accuracy:||
Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.
Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.
Topology has been validated, including least possible modification of the original data as needed to correct topology errors. These errors were noted in southern Alaska (two errors) and the Gulf of Mexico (two errors).
Binational Features for the United States and Mexico Border Region
|Contact Name:||Department of the Interior (DOI), United States Geological Survey (USGS)|
|Extent Start Date/Time:||2006|
US/Mexico international boundary | Type of Source Media: online
U.S. Maritime Limits and Boundaries
|Contact Name:||Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coast Survey (OCS)|
|Extent Start Date/Time:||2013-09-13|
National boundary of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online
Process Step 1
1. The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act's geographic coverage was developed from two existing data sets: (A) OCS's U.S. Maritime Limits and Boundaries shapefile (EEZ and equivalent boundary), and (B) USGS's US/Mexico international boundary. 2. Where boundaries from the two data sources intersected in Texas and California, boundaries were cut accordingly so that no ArcGIS "dangles" remained. 3. Where boundaries in the Pacific Ocean crossed the International Date Line, the single part polylines were manually closed within an edit session. 4. Topology errors were addressed, which included two errors in southern Alaska and two errors in the Gulf of Mexico (within the OCS data). 5. The national polyline (including Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. territories) was converted to a polygon. 6. Added fields and populated accordingly.
|Process Date/Time:||2016-01-01 00:00:00|
Rubric scores updated every 15m
|Catalog Item ID:||48891|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Anne Ball|
|Metadata Record Created:||2017-11-14 15:56+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||Jesse Brass|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2022-01-11 18:52+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2018-02-08|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|