Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Formerly Used Defense Sites (Unexploded Ordnances), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54409.

Item Identification

Title: Formerly Used Defense Sites (Unexploded Ordnances)
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-12
Abstract:

Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) are the locations from which military activity occurred and the various trajectory and ranges from these areas where weapons were deployed or tested. Therefore, this dataset acts as a possible proxy for Unexploded Ordinances (UXOs) or hazardous material locations. UXOs are explosive weapons (bombs, bullets, shells, grenades, mines, etc.) that did not explode when they were employed and still pose a risk of detonation. Two related datasets that should be viewed in tandem are Unexploded Ordnance Areas displays known or possible former explosive dumping areas and Unexploded Ordnance Locations displays known or possible individual or tightly grouped unexploded ordnances on the ocean floor.

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. This dataset includes polygon information for Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS), as well as polygon information for Munitions Response Areas (MRA) and Munitions Response Sites (MRS).

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 intelligenceMilitary
ISO 19115 Topic Categories oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Categories planningCadastre
ISO 19115 Topic Category intelligenceMilitary
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None ammunition
None bomb
None caution
None danger
None depth charge
None dumping ground
None explosives
None FUDS
None mine
None missile
None MRA
None MRS
None obstruction
None oceans
None ordnance
None projectile
None rocket
None shell
None torpedo
None unexploded
None UXO

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America

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 (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: CREDIT: USACE, NOAA ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM), NOAA Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 792726
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: 792728
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: 792727
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: 792731
W° Bound: -178.141155
E° Bound: 179.488237
N° Bound: 64.400289
S° Bound: -14.275244

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 792730
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2015-01-31
Description:

ground condition

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

See access and use constraints information.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 794484
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/UnexplodedOrdnance_FUDS.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Unexploded Ordnance (FUDS)

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794485
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/OceanReports/MapServer
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Map Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 792724
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 10.4.1.5713

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

Federal and State Waters

CC ID: 792711
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mapping and Boundary Branch, Branch Chief
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-01
Source Contribution:

State and Federal waters within the Economic Exclusion Zone of the United States feature class used to clip source datasets.

FUDS_Inventory_(state)

CC ID: 792712
Contact Name: USACE, Environmental Division, FUDS National Program Manager
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-09-30
Citation URL: https://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Formerly-Used-Defense-Sites/FUDS-Inventory/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

PDF

FUDS_Polygon

CC ID: 792710
Contact Name: Anna Hudson, USACE, Environmental Division, FUDS National Program Manager
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-12-31
Citation URL: https://geoplatform-usace.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/corpsmap::fuds-polygons
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Shapefiles

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 792713
Description:

Concatenate FUDS_number and Site_ID into new field in Inventories table and FUDS layer. Join the table to the layer on this variable.

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-26 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 792714
Description:

Dissolve based on Name, Phase, Site ID, District, MRA number, MRS number, State, Program, Category and Division

Process Date/Time: 2018-09-14 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 792715
Description:

Field calculate the Category field in the FUDS layer from the appropriate attributes in the joined table.

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-27 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 792716
Description:

Merge source layers together and remove extraneous attributes from resulting attribute table.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 792717
Description:

Add "Program" attribute and populate with name of program for each layer (FUDS, MRA, MRS).

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 792718
Description:

Eliminate features occurring on land by clipping (preserve intersecting area) to FederalAndStateWaters.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 00:00:00

Process Step 7

CC ID: 792719
Description:

Project all source layers into World Mercator.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 00:00:00

Process Step 8

CC ID: 792720
Description:

Convert Inventories into excel format and combine into single file. Convert excel document to table

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-25 00:00:00

Process Step 9

CC ID: 792721
Description:

Remove any FUDs features that overlapped with a MRA or MRS or both.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-15 00:00:00

Process Step 10

CC ID: 792722
Description:

Populate the Division field in the FUDS layer via information gleaned from the map on the Inventories webpage

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-28 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Unexploded Ordnance (FUDS)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54409
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: 2020-12-10 20:42+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-08-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-08-09