Data Management Plan
DMP Template v2.0.1 (2015-01-01)Please provide the following information, and submit to the NOAA DM Plan Repository.
Reference to Master DM Plan (if applicable)
As stated in Section IV, Requirement 1.3, DM Plans may be hierarchical. If this DM Plan inherits provisions from a higher-level DM Plan already submitted to the Repository, then this more-specific Plan only needs to provide information that differs from what was provided in the Master DM Plan.
1. General Description of Data to be Managed
This data set contains vector polygons representing the shoreline and coastal habitats of Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River classified according to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) classification system. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Louisiana. 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. See also the ESIL data layer, part of the larger Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River ESI database, for additional ESI information.
Notes: Only a maximum of 4000 characters will be included.
Notes: Data collection is considered ongoing if a time frame of type "Continuous" exists.
Notes: All time frames from all extent groups are included.
This geographic extent includes the entire coastal Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River ESI study area. The spatial extent of individual layers or feature classes may vary.
Notes: All geographic areas from all extent groups are included.
(e.g., digital numeric data, imagery, photographs, video, audio, database, tabular data, etc.)
(e.g., satellite, airplane, unmanned aerial system, radar, weather station, moored buoy, research vessel, autonomous underwater vehicle, animal tagging, manual surveys, enforcement activities, numerical model, etc.)
2. Point of Contact for this Data Management Plan (author or maintainer)
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. This field is required if applicable.
3. Responsible Party for Data Management
Program Managers, or their designee, shall be responsible for assuring the proper management of the data produced by their Program. Please indicate the responsible party below.
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Data Steward" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Programs must identify resources within their own budget for managing the data they produce.
5. Data Lineage and Quality
NOAA has issued Information Quality Guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information which it disseminates.
(describe or provide URL of description):
- 2013-12-01 00:00:00 - The coastal Louisiana shoreline was derived from the integration of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) shoreline (2010); the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) dataset (1973-2010); the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) national shoreline (2008); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Continually Updated Shoreline Product (CUSP) (1963-2010); and manual digitization at 1:4,000 from 2010-2011 BING aerial and 2011-2013 Google Earth aerial imagery. The most recent shoreline was utilized where available. The intertidal shoreline habitats were classified based on the 2010 MC252 SCAT Video Survey of Louisiana; 2013 low-altitude oblique aerial photography from Research Planning, Inc. (RPI); 2008-2011 low-altitude oblique aerial photography from BING Pictometry; 2010-2011 BING aerial imagery; and 2011-2013 Google Earth aerial imagery. In addition, MC252 SCAT shoreline survey geo-referenced ground photos were used to verify shoreline habitats where available. Oblique aerial photography by RPI was conducted during low tide at elevations of 800-1,200 feet and slow air speed. A continuous, overlapping set of geo-referenced oblique aerial photographs were acquired for the Louisiana shoreline from Sabine Lake to Atchafalaya Bay, and along the lower Mississippi River from Port Sulphur to the Gulf of Mexico, including SouthWest Pass, South Pass, and Pass a Loutre. Shoreline features of 10 meters or greater in length were classified. In addition, wetland polygon datasets originally created by the USFWS National Wetlands Inventory were modified and updated to be used in conjunction with the ESI shoreline. Where necessary, multiple types were described for each shoreline segment. 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 ESIP data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.
- 2014-05-01 00:00:00 - The Lower Mississippi River shoreline was derived from the integration of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Continually Updated Shoreline Product (CUSP) (2000-2013); the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) dataset (1973-2010); the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), the NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) regional land cover dataset, and manual digitization at 1:4,000 from 2010-2011 Bing aerial and 2011-2013 Google Earth aerial imagery. The most recent shoreline was utilized from these 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 ESIP data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.
(describe or provide URL of description):
6. Data Documentation
The EDMC Data Documentation Procedural Directive requires that NOAA data be well documented, specifies the use of ISO 19115 and related standards for documentation of new data, and provides links to resources and tools for metadata creation and validation.
- 1.7. Data collection method(s)
- 4.1. Have resources for management of these data been identified?
- 4.2. Approximate percentage of the budget for these data devoted to data management
- 5.2. Quality control procedures employed
- 7.1. Do these data comply with the Data Access directive?
- 7.1.1. If data are not available or has limitations, has a Waiver been filed?
- 7.1.2. If there are limitations to data access, describe how data are protected
- 7.2. Name of organization of facility providing data access
- 7.2.1. If data hosting service is needed, please indicate
- 7.4. Approximate delay between data collection and dissemination
- 8.1. Actual or planned long-term data archive location
- 8.3. Approximate delay between data collection and submission to an archive facility
- 8.4. How will the data be protected from accidental or malicious modification or deletion prior to receipt by the archive?
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7. Data Access
NAO 212-15 states that access to environmental data may only be restricted when distribution is explicitly limited by law, regulation, policy (such as those applicable to personally identifiable information or protected critical infrastructure information or proprietary trade information) or by security requirements. The EDMC Data Access Procedural Directive contains specific guidance, recommends the use of open-standard, interoperable, non-proprietary web services, provides information about resources and tools to enable data access, and includes a Waiver to be submitted to justify any approach other than full, unrestricted public access.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Distributor" is used. The support role must be in effect. This information is not required if an approved access waiver exists for this data.
Notes: This field is required if a Distributor has not been specified.
Notes: All URLs listed in the Distribution Info section will be included. This field is required if applicable.
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).
Notes: This field is required if applicable.
8. Data Preservation and Protection
The NOAA Procedure for Scientific Records Appraisal and Archive Approval describes how to identify, appraise and decide what scientific records are to be preserved in a NOAA archive.
(Specify NCEI-MD, NCEI-CO, NCEI-NC, NCEI-MS, World Data Center (WDC) facility, Other, To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended)
Notes: This field is required if archive location is World Data Center or Other.
Notes: This field is required if archive location is To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended.
Notes: Physical Location Organization, City and State are required, or a Location Description is required.
Discuss data back-up, disaster recovery/contingency planning, and off-site data storage relevant to the data collection
9. Additional Line Office or Staff Office Questions
Line and Staff Offices may extend this template by inserting additional questions in this section.