Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Submarine Cable Areas, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54402.

Item Identification

Title: Submarine Cable Areas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Abstract:

Submarine Cable Areas are any area which contains one or more submarine cables. Within protected waters such as harbors, rivers, bays, estuaries or other inland waterways the location of submarine cables is indicated areas marked ‘‘Cable area’’. The extent of the limits of the area is governed by local conditions but shall include the immediate area which overlies a cable. Ordinarily, the area will depic the full cable area but should not exceed 500 feet on each side of the location of the cable, except on small scale charts where an area of that width would not be of sufficient prominence. The area will be designated on charts with ‘‘cable area’’ as appropriate, but no other information as to the character or ownership of the installation will appear. Engineers furnish copies of all permits issued for submarine cables to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), with their recommendation of whether or not the installation should be shown on NOAA nautical charts. Decisions to publish these cable areas on NOAA nautical charts lie solely within NOAA’s discretion. The areas found in Alaska were projected into NAD 1983 Alaska Albers Equal Area Conic and had their area calculations completed in that projection. All data in the layer is projected into WGS 1984 World Mercator.Additional information about Submraine Cables can be found at: https://www.gc.noaa.gov/gcil_submarine_cables.html For Regulation of Cables, information can be found at: https://www.gc.noaa.gov/gcil_submarine_cables_domestic.htmlFor International Regulations of Cables, information can be found at: https://www.gc.noaa.gov/gcil_submarine_cables_international.html

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. NOAA ENC Direct to GIS Internet Mapping Service is designed to allow for the visualization, querying and downloading of NOAA's Electronic Navigational Chart's (NOAA ENC) data in common Geographic Information System (GIS) formats.

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 Categories oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Categories transportation
ISO 19115 Topic Category Oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category transportation
ISO 19115 Topic Category Transportation
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Nautical Charting
Tri - Service Spatial Data Standard Hydrography
Tri - Service Spatial Data Standard Marine Navigation
Tri - Service Spatial Data Standard Transportation
None Cable Area
None Regulated Area

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
None U.S. territories
None U.S. waters

Physical Location

City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (hardcopy)
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: CREDIT: NOAA ENC ORIGINATORS: NOAA's Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey (OCS); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 792416
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: 792417
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: 792419
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: 792418
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: 792421
W° Bound: -177.429997
E° Bound: 173.401884
N° Bound: 70.496077
S° Bound: -14.281095

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

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: 792422
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/SubmarineCableAreas.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Submarine Cable Areas
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794507
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Map Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 792414
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1.5713

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate. The NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data is derived from NOAA ENC's which conforms to the International Hydrographic Organization Transfer Standard for Digital Hydrographic Data, Special Publication S-57, ENC Product Specification Edition 2.0.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000. The NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data is derived from data that conforms to the International Hydrographic Organization Transfer Standard for Digital Hydrographic Data, Special Publication S-57, ENC Product Specification Edition2.0.

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. NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data represents current coverage of all ENC Charts. As new NOAA ENCs and NOAA ENC editions are created they will be added to the NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data on the first of every month.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean. The NOAA ENC Direct data is derived from NOAA ENC's which conforms to the International Hydrographic Organization Transfer Standard for Digital Hydrographic Data, Special Publication S-57, ENC Product Specification Edition 2.0. NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data has added generalized nautical chart symbology to aid in the visualization of this data.

Lineage

Sources

Cable_Area (General, Coastal, Approach, Harbour, Berthing)

CC ID: 792410
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coastal Survey- Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-10-29
Citation URL: https://encdirect.noaa.gov/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

file geodatabase feature classes of cable areas at differing resolutions.

Raster Nautical Charts (RNC)

CC ID: 792409
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-01-01
Citation URL: http://egisws02.nos.noaa.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/RNC
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Raster of NOAA Nautical Charts.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 792411
Description:

Utilize NOAA’s RNC as a base layer to review for existing scale information for each shape area. Start by creating an empty feature class for the cable areas, and then add all Berthing cable areas to SubmarineCableArea feature class. Select by location, where all HarbourAreas intersect Berthing & reverse the selection so that areas that exist do not intersect the existing areas are selected, copy these areas & add them to SubmarineCableArea feature class. Re-select areas that overlap BerthingAreas from HarbourAreas & individually confirm existence & correctness of Cable Area using the RNC. Add or adjust cable areas based on largest scale available to resolve resolution conflicts. Perform this method for each scale layer onto the next largest layer until all areas have been quality controlled for scale conflict issues. (Berthing to Harbour, Harbour to Approach, Approach to Coastal, Coastal to General)

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-23 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 792412
Description:

The NOAA ENC database has been built from a combination of charted information as well as original "source"information. NOAA has compiled critical features such as channel limits, aids to navigation, and obstructions from the original documents that were used to put the feature on the paper chart. The objective is to use the most accurate information for features that are critical to the safety of navigation. NOAA uses a number of sources in compiling NOAA ENCS including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveys, drawings, and permits, U.S.Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariner, National Imagery and Mapping Agency Notices to Mariners, NOAA hydrographic surveys, and the largest scale paper chart of an area. ENC Direct to GIS data was created by transforming Approach and Harbor NOAA ENC version 2 cells to ESRI's shapefile format using Safe Software'sFeature Manipulation Engine.

Process Date/Time: 2016-10-22 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Submarine Cable Areas

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54402
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 14:11+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