Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Ocean Uses: Hawaii (PROUA),

Item Identification

Title: Ocean Uses: Hawaii (PROUA)
Short Name: OceanUsesHawaiiPROUA
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015-10

This Pacific Regional Ocean Uses Atlas (PROUA) Project is an innovative partnership between NOAA and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) designed to document where coastal communities in Hawaii use the ocean across a full range of typical human activities and sectors. Using participatory mapping techniques, the project offers a proven, flexible, and scalable approach allowing coastal communities to consider an accurate account of human use for ocean planning. Tribal uses of the ocean were not mapped explicitly, though tribal chairs and/or their designated representatives were formally invited by BOEM to participate in the mapping workshops. The sharing of tribal use information was dependent upon each tribe's determination of whether the mapping workshops were an appropriate forum for sharing such information. Any tribal use information shared during the workshops was incorporated into the defined use categories. Thus, the atlas data and map products do not explicitly depict tribal use. For more information on the project, please visit


To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.



Supplemental Information:




Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees


Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category society
None aquaculture
None benthic fishing
None boat fishing
None canoeing
None cruise ships
None dive fishing
None fishing
None fishing from shore
None gathering from shore
None kayak fishing
None kayaking
None military operations
None mining and mineral extraction
None motorized boating
None ocean dumping
None offshore alternative energy
None paddling
None pelagic fishing
None permanent research areas
None scuba
None shipping
None shore use
None snorkeling
None socioeconomics
None surface board sports
None surfing
None swimming
None underwater pipelines
None underwater transmission cables
None wildlife viewing at sea

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Hawaii
None United States

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 makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the web site are provided 'as is' without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 653446
Date Effective From: 2015-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


CC ID: 653448
Date Effective From: 2015-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 653449
Date Effective From: 2015-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Point of Contact

CC ID: 653447
Date Effective From: 2015-10
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 653452
W° Bound: -164.133021
E° Bound: -151.265706
N° Bound: 25.597563
S° Bound: 15.553678

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 653451
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2015-10

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.



CC ID: 653442
URL Type:
Online Resource


CC ID: 653444
URL Type:
Online Resource


CC ID: 653445
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 653492
Activity Date/Time: 2016-01-28

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 653491
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using '' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717470
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality


The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.




CC ID: 653438
Contact Name: NOAA Marine Protected Areas Center, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Publish Date: 2015-04-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-04
Citation URL:
Source Contribution:

Results from PROUA workshops. | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 653439

+ Data were digitized by workshop participant groups in Kona and Hilo, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai, Wailuku, Maui, and Honolulu and Waipahu, Oahu (June 2014) and Lanai City, Lanai and Hoolehua, Molokai (September 2014).

+ Data from each group were reviewed following the workshop to:

+ Detail any instructions from participants to add/remove areas in post-processing

+ Review GIS technician and facilitator workshop notes for any relevant data-editing comments

+ Discuss any areas that might require special attention or follow up

+ All polygons were clipped to the project boundary to remove land and any marine areas outside the scope of the workshop.

+ Use-specific procedures were performed based on participant input.

+ This involved adding or removing areas as instructed by workshop participants based on certain depths or distances from shore.

+ A spatial join analysis was run for each use using one quarter nautical mile hexagonal micro blocks as the zonal layer to determine the number of groups that identified a use in each grid cell.

+ Data normalized for each use.

+ For the footprint and future use aspects, an analysis cell with any number greater than 0 became a 1.

+ For dominant, if the number of workshop groups who mapped a cell as dominant was at or greater than 50% of the groups who mapped that use, the value became a 1.

+ All other cells became a 0, so that the final field values are binary (1= Yes, 0 = No)

+ Processed data was analyzed for completeness and consistency.

+ If only 2 or fewer groups had knowledge of dominant use for the entire area, all dominant areas were retained.

+ For areas where patterns did not agree, contextual edits were made based on reviewing workshop notes or existing sources and making logical edits where appropriate.

+ Data validation webinars were held to solicit comments on draft maps, and to make edits prior to finalizing data products.

+ A Dissolve was then performed on the data including all attributes in order to improve draw time and response.

Process Date/Time: 2015-04-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) OceanUsesHawaiiPROUA

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48908
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09