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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: NESDIS Suspected Oil: Marine Pollution Surveillance Reports (MPSR) Metadata, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/52380.

Item Identification

Title: NESDIS Suspected Oil: Marine Pollution Surveillance Reports (MPSR) Metadata
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Abstract:

The Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB) of NOAA/NESDIS detects oil slicks in satellite imagery over U.S. waters (and international waters when requested by OR&R) in order to meet the NOAA Office of Response & Restoration (OR&R) need for oil spill information. The Marine Pollution Surveillance Report (MPSR) is issued by SAB satellite analysts when accidental or intentional marine oil spills are detected in imagery. The Marine Pollution Surveillance Program consists of manual detection and mapping of oil slicks primarily through the use of available moderate to high resolution optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite imagery.

Purpose:

The Marine Pollution Surveillance Report (MPSR) is a product package created in the NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB) when a marine anomaly is identified in U.S. waters or approaches that’s believed to be the result of an accidental or intentional oil discharge. Reports are also generated for marine debris fields on an event driven, requested basis. The complete MPSR package includes 2 JPEG maps, 1 KML, GIS files, and a text file. Oil spill monitoring operations are supported 24x7x365. These products are then used to provide surveillance support to oil spill responders working in U.S. waters.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None Incidents
None Lease
None Lease Block
None Managed Areas
None Marine Pollution Surveillance Report
None MPSR
None National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
None National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
None Navigation
None NESDIS
None NOAA
None Office Satellite Products and Operations
None Oil
None Oil Spill
None Oil Trajectory Map
None Oiling Footprint
None OSPO
None Pacific Northwest U.S.
None Region
None SAB
None Satellite Analysis Branch

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Alaska
None Atlantic
None British Columbia
None California
None Great Lakes
None Gulf of Mexico
None Hawaii
None Mid Atlantic U.S.
None Northeast U.S.
None Northwest U.S.
None Pacific
None Pacific Islands
None Puerto Rico
None Southeast U.S.
None Subregion

Physical Location

Organization: NESDIS National Oceanographic Data Center
City: College Park
State/Province: MD
Location Description:

NESDIS/ OSPO / SPSD Office of Satellite and Product & Services Division/ Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB)

Building: NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS
Maintenance Frequency: Daily
Data Presentation Form: Zipfiles, JPEG Maps, KML, Shapefiles
Distribution Liability:

The NOAA/NESDIS Satellite-Derived Surface Oil Analysis Products are experimental products and have not been subjected to the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service's normal quality control or quality assurance procedures and do not meet the criteria for standards of official NESDIS products. They are available on a best effort basis and their quality, completeness, availability and/or timeliness cannot be guaranteed. No warranties are expressed or implied regarding the accuracy, completeness, availability or reliability of the information provided. They are released for limited public use as experimental data to be used only with appropriate caution. The user assumes the entire risk related to use of the information. In no event will NESDIS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use of the data.In addition, reference in the NESDIS Surface Oil Analysis Products to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof.

Data Set Credit: NESDIS/OSPO/SPSD/SAB

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 885110
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NESDIS National Oceanographic Data Center (NESDIS-NODC)
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Phone: 301-713-3277
URL: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/

Distributor

CC ID: 885112
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: 885111
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NESDIS National Oceanographic Data Center (NESDIS-NODC)
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Phone: 301-713-3277
URL: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/

Point of Contact

CC ID: 751395
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NESDIS National Oceanographic Data Center (NESDIS-NODC)
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Phone: 301-713-3277
URL: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
Contact Instructions:

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB)

NOAA NESDIS OSPO

E/SP, NCWCP

5830 University Research Court

College Park, MD 20740

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Extents include: US Waters and their approaches. International waters when requested by NOAA's Office of Response & Restoration (OR&R).

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 885109
W° Bound: -80.40576
E° Bound: -65.9729
N° Bound: 45.81721
S° Bound: 24.92409
Description

Atlantic Ocean extent

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 887039
W° Bound: 169.89258
E° Bound: -128.32031
N° Bound: 72.24892
S° Bound: 47.54687
Description

Alaska extent

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 3

CC ID: 887040
W° Bound: -176.71272
E° Bound: -151.80109
N° Bound: 30.15821
S° Bound: 17.26725
Description

Hawaii extent

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 4

CC ID: 887041
W° Bound: -67.68677
E° Bound: -65.10498
N° Bound: 20.10236
S° Bound: 17.3454
Description

Puerto Rico extent

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 5

CC ID: 751356
W° Bound: -97.53662
E° Bound: -79.87061
N° Bound: 30.50548
S° Bound: 25.36388
Description

Gulf of Mexico extent

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 6

CC ID: 885108
W° Bound: -127.74902
E° Bound: -117.1582
N° Bound: 50.00774
S° Bound: 32.02671
Description

Pacific Ocean extent

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 751355
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2010-04-20

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

MPSR data from the Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) can be obtained through the website: http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/ocean/marinepollution/

Data Use Constraints:

We request that you credit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) & National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service/Satellite Analysis Branch (NESDIS/SAB) when you use these data in a report, publication, or presentation.

Please credit NOAA/NESDIS if data is used in other products or other ways. Caveats such as the fact that the product is still experimental should also be included if the product is being redisplayed.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 751362
Start Date: 2018-03-01
End Date: Present
Download URL: http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/ocean/marinepollution/
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2018 - Present)
File Name: NESDIS Marine Pollution Products
File Type: GIS

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 751363
URL: http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/ocean/marinepollution/
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NESDIS Marine Pollution Products. Download archived reports.

URL 2

CC ID: 751365
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Office of Response and Restoration Home Page

URL 3

CC ID: 751366
URL: https://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/MPS/about.html
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NESDIS Marine Pollution Surveillance Program

URL 4

CC ID: 751369
URL: https://www.ospo.noaa.gov
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Office of Satellite and Product Operations Home Page

URL 5

CC ID: 885115
URL: https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/ocean/marinepollution/MPSR_About.pdf
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The Marine Pollution Surveillance Report Summary

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Imagery may include: Optical imagery from MODIS (NASA), VIIRS (NOAA), Sentinel-2 (ESA) and Landsat (USGS), ASTER (NASA), as well as SAR imagery from Sentinel-1 (ESA) and RADARSAT-2 (MDA) are routinely scanned for possible oil anomalies. The advantage of optical imagery is the ability to generate wavelength combinations that help distinguish oil from vegetation and other false positives. Disadvantages include being limited to daylight hours and cloud free weather conditions. SAR imagery allows for the detection of oil overnight and through clouds. Disadvantages associated with SAR include difficulty in positively identifying the substance as oil rather than vegetation or other false positives. Once a possible area of oil is identified, a wide array of ancillary data is consulted to help confirm the presence of oil.

Accuracy:

Uncertainty in oil detection relies on environmental conditions and satellite imagery quality. Specific remarks on accuracy are included in each report.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Varies
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: Online
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: TDB

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

The Marine Pollution Surveillance Report (MPSR) is created in near real time by an operational analyst when an anomaly believed to be oil is identified in satellite imagery. SAB analysts manually integrate data from numerous imagery sources including Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and high resolution visible imagery along with various ancillary data sources. The result is a quality-controlled display of the locations of possible detected oil on the surface of the ocean.

Sources

National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)

CC ID: 885113
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NESDIS
Publish Date: 2018-03-01

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 885114
Description:

Possible oil slicks are most often detected through the analysis of multispectral satellite imagery and synthetic aperture radar, but are sometimes identified through other surveillance mechanisms such as aerial photography. Anomaly identification is based on visual inspection, and a variety of ancillary datasets including an automated oil spill mapping tool.

Process Contact: NESDIS National Oceanographic Data Center (NESDIS-NODC)
Phone (Voice): 301-713-3277

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 52380
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:52380
Metadata Record Created By: Rachel Fox
Metadata Record Created: 2018-04-16 14:58+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-07-02
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-07-02
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-07-02