Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Shallow Corals, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54400.

Item Identification

Title: Shallow Corals
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-01
Abstract:

Shallow Corals were extracted from the Benthic Cover described herein by exporting all features classified as "B2.1.2" within the Biotic Cover Code field. Benthic cover (habitat) maps are derived from aerial imagery, underwater photos, acoustic surveys, and data gathered from sediment samples. Shallow to moderate-depth benthic habitat information assists ecosystem-based marine resource management. Many habitats, including hard and soft corals, are home to a diversity of marine organisms, which provide many important ecosystem services, including fishing, tourism, water quality enhancement, and shoreline protection. Coral reef ecosystems and associated bottom types are under increasing pressure from environmental and anthropogenic stressors. Mitigating these threats requires analyzing their spatial distribution, making benthic habitat mapping a key component to the conservation and management activities of state and federal agencies.

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 oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None benthic habitat
None biotic
None corals
None marine wildlife
None reef
None substrate
None zone

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Florida
None Hawaii
None Majuro
None Northeast Ecological Reserve
None Pacific Territories
None Palau
None Palmyra Atoll
None Puerto Rico
None United States
None US Virgin Islands

Physical Location

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 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 Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM); NOAA's Ocean Service, Office for Coastal Management (OCM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 792334
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 792336
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: 792335
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: 792339
W° Bound: -178.384928
E° Bound: 171.387439
N° Bound: 28.460447
S° Bound: -14.56106

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 792338
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2017-04-01
Description:

ground condition

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: 792341
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/ShallowCorals.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 792343
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 3

CC ID: 792344
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 4

CC ID: 792342
Download URL: https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/benthic/default.aspx
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 792333
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

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

Benthic Cover

CC ID: 792330
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-01-01
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/BenthicCover.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Please see benthic cover dataset on MarineCadastre.gov to see original source (NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science) information.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 792331
Description:

1. Download Benthic Cover dataset from MarineCadastre.gov. 2. Select by attributes: from Biotic Cover field all features classified as "Live Coral". 3. Export selection into new "Shallow Corals" feature class. 4. Project into World Mercator for Ocean Reporting Tool download. 5. Check geometry.

Process Date/Time: 2018-10-04 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Shallow Corals

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54400
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: 2019-10-02 14:09+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