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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Southwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI BENTHIC Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/52296.

Item Identification

Title: Southwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI BENTHIC Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for seagrass, macroalgae, hardbottom communities, and deep sea coral in Southwest Florida. Vector polygons in this data set represent seagrass, macroalgae, hardbottom communities, and deep sea coral. Species specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer.

This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Southwest Florida. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.

Notes:

Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 10518, 03-29-2018 16:18

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Spatial Reference Information (FGDC:spref),

- Spatial Data Organization Information (FGDC:spdoinfo)

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 > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal Resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None Environmental Sensitivity Index
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity Maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
None Southwest Florida

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Maintenance Note:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The primary attribute tables associated with the ESI biology data are BIOFILE, SOURCES, and BREED_DT. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, BENTHIC) is linked to the BIOFILE using the RARNUM field. There is a many-to-many relationship from the data layer to the BIOFILE, as an RARNUM may be repeated in several geographic features. Likewise, in the BIOFILE, the same RARNUM may appear in multiple records, representing a unique combination of species found in that region. To be represented by the same RARNUM, these species groups must also share the same seasonality, concentration, mapping qualifier, and source information.

The items in the BIOFILE are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, STATE, S_DATE, F_DATE, GRANK, GRANKDATE, MAPPING_QUALIFIER, CONC, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC, BREED1, BREED2, BREED3, BREED4, BREED5, RARNUM, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and BREED. The G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE fields provide links to the SOURCES table, where object level source information is available. The BREED field is the link to the BREED_DT table, where searchable breed information is provided. The links to both of these tables are also many-to-many.

During the collection of the ESI data, six relational data tables are used to store the attribute data. These are the BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS tables. When we create new ESI data, we populate these tables to maintain the integrity of the data collected. Once completed, all information populating these tables is collapsed into the BIOFILE to ease data queries and general usability of the final product.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA ESI Guidelines

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed and used successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Kathleen OKeife with FWRI served as contract and technical manager for the project. Timyn Rice, Christi Santi, Ryan Druyor, Chris Boland, and other FWRI staff contributed significantly to the project, as did many other individuals from several state and federal agencies and other organizations. At Research Planning, Inc. in Columbia, South Carolina, numerous scientific and staff were involved with different phases of the project. Mark White, GIS Director, and Christine Boring, Biology Dept. Manager, were co-Project Managers. The ESI shoreline was classified by Jennifer Horsman, Steve Quan, and Dr. Tim McClinton. The biological data were collected and compiled by Christine Boring, Lauren Szathmary, and Jennifer Weaver. Lee Diveley, Katy Beckham, Jeff Dahlin, Chris Locke, and Bryan Thom processed and produced the GIS data and final metadata documents. This project was further supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington for final data conversion to the current NOAA standard.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 799398
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 799399
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 799400
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 799401
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 797997
W° Bound: -84.0099
E° Bound: -80.721
N° Bound: 27.2699
S° Bound: 24.5018
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Southwest Peninsular Florida ESI study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 797998
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Description:

Time Frame Range starts with ESI Project Start Year, and ends with ESI Atlas Publication Year.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 782266
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 3963

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed by downloading the zipped ArcGIS geodatabase from the Download URL (see Distribution Information). Questions can be directed to the ESI Program Manager (Point Of Contact).

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.

Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc.

Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data.

Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 748995
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2018 - Present)
File Name: SW_Peninsular_Florida_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

This feature class is part of the downloadable Esri Arc Geodatabase.

File Date/Time: 2017-07-27 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 131 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 748994
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 748996
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Southwest Florida ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 798000
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/resources/esi-guidelines
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Guidelines for developing ESI data content and overview of ESI data structure. Useful for data collectors and users requiring more in depth information on the ESI process.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4.1(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is a PC with Microsoft Windows Operating System 10.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of survey data, digital modeling data, and maps on seagrass, macroalgae, hardbottom communities, and deep sea coral. These data do not necessarily represent all benthic occurrences in Southwest Florida. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 85, Seagrass, n/a; 148, Hardbottom community, n/a; 609, Submerged aquatic vegetation, n/a; 1036, Macroalgae, n/a; 1183, Deep sea coral, n/a.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute Accuracy Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies, and SQL SERVER(R) to ArcGIS(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, before the final Geodatabase and metadata are created. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Main sources of data used to depict benthic distribution and seasonality for this data layer are: 1) Predictive habitat suitability models for deep sea corals from NOAA; 2) deep sea coral survey data from NOAA; 3) benthic habitat survey data from Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR); and survey locations from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI).

Sources

BENTHIC HABITAT MAPPING AND SUBSTRATE CHARACTERIZATION IN THE NORTHERN ESTUARIES, FLORIDA

CC ID: 749006
Contact Name: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE), JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011

BENTHIC RESOURCES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

CC ID: 749005
Contact Name: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SWFWMD) - KRIS KAUFMAN
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

DIGITAL DATA: PREDICTIVE MODELS OF DEEP-SEA CORAL HABITAT SUITABILITY IN THE U.S. GULF OF MEXICO

CC ID: 748999
Contact Name: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NOAA, NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE (NOS), NATIONAL CENTERS FOR COASTAL OCEAN SCIENCE, CENTER FOR COASTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, BIOGEOGRAPHY BR. - KINLAN, BP; POTI, M; ETNOYER, P; SICELOFF, L; JENKINS C; DORFMAN D; CALDOW C.
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=35

FWRI SEAGRASS SURVEY LOCATIONS

CC ID: 749000
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FWRI) - MARGARET (PENNY) HALL
Publish Date: 2016-01-01

NOAA'S NATIONAL DATABASE FOR DEEP-SEA CORALS AND SPONGES

CC ID: 749001
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) DEEP SEA CORAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (DSCRTP)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Citation URL: https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/website/AGSViewers/DeepSeaCorals/mapSites.htm

RBNERR 2014 BENTHIC HABITATS

CC ID: 749002
Contact Name: ROOKERY BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE (NERR)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014

SEAGRASS IN 2014

CC ID: 749004
Contact Name: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SWFWMD)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: http://data.swfwmd.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets?q=*&page=2&sort_by=name&sort_order=asc&group_id=d9a4213eb9ea4713bb710e03bdcc6648

SFWMD 2014 SEAGRASS

CC ID: 749003
Contact Name: SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SFWMD)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 749007
Description:

Deep sea coral habitat: Predictive models showing habitat suitability for 18 species of deep sea corals were provided by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. All species were combined and mapped as deep sea coral in the ESI atlas. Areas that had a high or very high likelihood of containing deepwater corals are combined into the ESI concentration "highly likely". Areas that are categorized as having medium-low to medium likelihood are combined into the ESI concentration "potential". Only areas that have a concentration of highly likely are displayed in the atlas. The species aggregated as deep sea corals include Lophelia pertusa, Madrepora spp., Madracis spp., Callogorgia spp., Bebryce spp., Hypnogorgia spp., the families Ellisellidae, Gorgoniidae, Paramuriceidae, Plexauridae, the orders Alcyonacea, Scleractinia (except Oculina spp.), and Antipatharia. Additionally, coral points from the NOAA Deep Sea Coral Database were mapped as 500 m buffered polygons. Only coral points from the same taxa as those used from the predictive model were included in the atlas.

Nearshore benthic habitat data: Benthic habitat data from 2014 aerial surveys were provided by SWFWMD, SFWMD, and Rookery Bay NERR. These datasets classified the benthic habitat into categories, and the following categories were mapped in the ESI: seagrass (continuous and patchy), macroalgae, and hardbottom communities. (Oysters, a separate category, were mapped in the Invertebrates layer.) For parts of the Everglades that were not covered by one of the aforementioned datasets, FWRI provided seagrass survey locations. In the Everglades area, these survey locations were mapped and indicate presence of seagrass, but, due to lack of sampling, lack of seagrass coverage in the ESI in this area does not indicate seagrass absence.

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the BENTHIC data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; 2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 3) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The ESI, biology, and human-use data are compiled into the standard ESI digital data format. A second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the BENTHIC data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2017-02-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity BENTHIC
Entity BIOFILE
Entity BREED_DT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 52296
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:52296
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-03-29 16:18+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-03-29 17:48+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-15
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year