Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Deep-Sea Coral Observations, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54377.

Item Identification

Title: Deep-Sea Coral Observations
Short Name: Deep_Sea_Corals_Obs
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Deep Sea Coral Presence data from around the United States of America 1842 to 2017. Data extracted from the NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP). Please cite the database as: NOAA (2018) National Database for Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges (version 20180329-0). https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/; NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research & Technology Program.

Purpose:

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:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

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 farming
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None alternative energy planning
None coastal energy planning
None coral
None ecosystem
None environment
None environmental
None environmental energy planning
None farming
None habitat
None marine cadastre
None marine spatial planning
None national
None ocean energy planning
None oceans
None offshore energy planning
None planningCadastre
None renewable energy planning
None United States

Spatial Keywords

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

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
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 Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC), Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 791255
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 791256
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 791258
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 791257
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 791260
W° Bound: -179.99358
E° Bound: 179.994
N° Bound: 71.59183
S° Bound: -14.55684

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

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 Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 791263
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/DeepSeaCoralObservations.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Deep-Sea Coral Observations
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 791262
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/DeepSeaCoralObservations/MapServer
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Map Service
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 791253
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reporting Tool
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333

Data Quality

Accuracy:

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.

Lineage

Sources

Deep Sea Coral Observations

CC ID: 791250
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC), Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-01
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.nodc.noaa.gov/nodc/archive/arc0087/0145037/2.2/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Feature Catalogue for NOAA National Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Database 1842-Present

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 791251
Description:

(1) Data opened in Python and the following Columns were extracted (over 114 columns available containing a variety of data to choose from, see: https://ecowatch.ncddc.noaa.gov/erddap/info/deep_sea_corals/index.html Columns Extracted: "Flag", "FlagReason", "VernacularNameCategory", "TaxonRank", "ScientificName", "Latitude", "Longitude", "ObservationDate", "ObservationYear", "DepthInMeters", "DepthMethod", "LocationAccuracy", "SamplingEquipment", "DataProvider" (2) All rows that were “Flagged” were removed – in most cases there was missing data or uncertainty about that particular record. (3) Any data that did not have an ObservationYear were removed (Most of this was removed when the flagged columns were removed, but a few -999 were present and removed) (4) New Field / Column added “SimplifiedCategory”, which contains classifications – to reduce number of categories for display. Rows that had NULL for ‘VernacularNameCategory’ were deleted VernacularNameCategory Simplified Category stony coral (cup coral) Stony Coral stony coral (branching) Stony Coral stony coral (unspecified) Stony Coral black coral black coral gold coral gold coral gorgonian coral gorgonian coral soft coral soft coral sea pen sea pen lace coral lace coral stoloniferan coral stoloniferan coral lithotelestid coral lithotelestid coral longhorn hydrozoan coral Hydrozoan other coral-like hydrozoan Hydrozoan sponge (unspecified) Sponge glass sponge Sponge demosponge Sponge calcareous sponge Sponge homoscleromorph sponge Sponge (5) ObservationDate was dismantled into ObservationMonth, ObservationDay, and converted from text to integers. The reason for this is that Excel has issues storing dates prior to 1900, hence the need to store Day, Month, and Year into separate columns (6) -999 replaced with NULL for DepthInMeters (7) The Flag, Flag Reason, Observation Date columns were deleted and no longer relevant (8) Data extracted by Economic Exclusion Zone boundary and then Projected from WGS 1984 GCS to WGS 1984 World Mercator

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Deep-Sea Coral Observations

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54377
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-09-28 12:35+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27