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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Southwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI INVERTEBRATE Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54799.

Item Identification

Title: Southwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI INVERTEBRATE Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-02
Abstract:

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for marine and estuarine invertebrate species in Southwest Florida. Vector polygons in this data set represent invertebrate distribution and concentration areas. Species specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer.

This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Southwest Florida. 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.

Purpose:

The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.

Other Citation Details:

Prepared by Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
None Coastal resources
None Coastal Zone Management
None Environmental Monitoring
None ESI
None Oil spill planning
None Sensitivity maps

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
None Southwest Peninsular Florida

Physical Location

Organization: Office of Response and Restoration
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Maintenance Note:

Data content is considered static once published. However, if issues with the Geodatabase linkages or table contents are identified, the Geodatabase and/or the associated Map Document may be updated. Assure most current data is being used by downloading from https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download and/or comparing modification dates provided at this site.

Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The primary attribute tables associated with the ESI biology data are BIOFILE, SOURCES, and BREED_DT. The geographic data layer containing biological resource information (in this case, BENTHIC) is linked to the BIOFILE using the RARNUM field. There is a many-to-many relationship from the data layer to the BIOFILE, as an RARNUM may be repeated in several geographic features. Likewise, in the BIOFILE, the same RARNUM may appear in multiple records, representing a unique combination of species found in that region. To be represented by the same RARNUM, these species groups must also share the same seasonality, concentration, mapping qualifier, and source information.

The items in the BIOFILE are ELEMENT, SUBELEMENT, NAME, GEN_SPEC, S, F, STATE, S_DATE, F_DATE, GRANK, GRANKDATE, MAPPING_QUALIFIER, CONC, JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC, BREED1, BREED2, BREED3, BREED4, BREED5, RARNUM, G_SOURCE, S_SOURCE, and BREED. The G_SOURCE and S_SOURCE fields provide links to the SOURCES table, where object level source information is available. The BREED field is the link to the BREED_DT table, where searchable breed information is provided. The links to both of these tables are also many-to-many.

During the collection of the ESI data, six relational data tables are used to store the attribute data. These are the BIORES, BREED, SEASONAL, SOURCES, SPECIES, and STATUS tables. When we create new ESI data, we populate these tables to maintain the integrity of the data collected. Once completed, all information populating these tables is collapsed into the BIOFILE to ease data queries and general usability of the final product.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

NOAA ESI Guidelines

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_guidelines
Distribution Liability:

Although these data have been processed and used successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.

Data Set Credit: This project was supported by the Florida Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Kathleen OKeife with FWRI served as contract and technical manager for the project. Timyn Rice, Christi Santi, Ryan Druyor, Chris Boland, and other FWRI staff contributed significantly to the project, as did many other individuals from several state and federal agencies and other organizations. At Research Planning, Inc. in Columbia, South Carolina, numerous scientific and staff were involved with different phases of the project. Mark White, GIS Director, and Christine Boring, Biology Dept. Manager, were co-Project Managers. The ESI shoreline was classified by Jennifer Horsman, Steve Quan, and Dr. Tim McClinton. The biological data were collected and compiled by Christine Boring, Lauren Szathmary, and Jennifer Weaver. Lee Diveley, Katy Beckham, Jeff Dahlin, Chris Locke, and Bryan Thom processed and produced the GIS data and final metadata documents. This project was further supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington for final data conversion to the current NOAA standard.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 799798
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 799799
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office of Response and Restoration (ORR)
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 799800
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 799801
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): ESI Program Manager
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 799803
W° Bound: -84.0099
E° Bound: -80.721
N° Bound: 27.2699
S° Bound: 24.5018
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Southwest Peninsular Florida ESI study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 799804
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2016
Description:

Time Frame Range starts with ESI Project Start Year, and ends with ESI Atlas Publication Year.

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 799822
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Composite Object Present?: Yes
Composite Object Count: 2264

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

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).

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.

Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. Edges may have been altered for cartographic processes. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc.

Besides the above warnings, there are no use constraints on these data.

Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 799823
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2018 - Present)
File Name: SW_Peninsular_Florida_2016_GDB.zip
Description:

This feature class is part of the downloadable Esri Arc Geodatabase.

File Date/Time: 2017-07-27 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 131 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 798733
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi
Name: ESI Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Overview of ESI data content and uses.

URL 2

CC ID: 799819
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/ESI-Browse-Graphic.pdf
Name: ESI Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Depicts the relationships between spatial data layers and attribute data tables for the Southwest Florida ESI data.

URL 3

CC ID: 799820
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/resources/esi-guidelines
Name: ESI Guidelines
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: pdf
Description:

Guidelines for developing ESI data content and overview of ESI data structure. Useful for data collectors and users requiring more in depth information on the ESI process.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 798735
Activity Date/Time: 2017-02
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 798734
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.4.1(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PC's with Windows Operating System 10.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge and digital data on invertebrate distribution and concentration areas. These data do not necessarily represent all invertebrate occurrences in Southwest Florida. The following species are included in this data set: (Species_ID, Common Name, Scientific Name [n/a if not applicable]): 4, Pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum; 41, Bay scallop, Argopecten irradians; 43, Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica; 44, Horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus; 49, Blue crab, Callinectes sapidus; 72, Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus; 74, Stone crabs, Menippe spp.; 100, Quahog, Mercenaria spp.; 729, Tunicates, n/a.

Conceptual Consistency:

A multi-stage error checking process, described in the above Attribute Accuracy Report, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies, and SQL SERVER(R) to ArcGIS(R) consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, before the final Geodatabase and metadata are created. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Sources of data used to depict invertebrate distribution and seasonality for this data layer include: 1) expert knowledge of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) and local agencies, and 2) digital datasets.

Sources

BENTHIC HABITAT MAPPING AND SUBSTRATE CHARACTERIZATION IN THE NORTHERN ESTUARIES, FLORIDA

CC ID: 798752
Contact Name: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE), JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT
Publish Date: 2011-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011

CHNEP BENTHIC HABITATS, 2006

CC ID: 798740
Contact Name: CHARLOTTE HARBOR NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006

Distribution and Abundance of Fishes and Invertebrates in Gulf of Mexico Estuaries, Volume I: Data Summaries

CC ID: 799824
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: Nelson, David Moe
Publish Date: 1992-09-01
Citation URL: https://nccospublicstor.blob.core.windows.net/projects-attachments/107/ELMRGulfMexVol1.pdf

Distribution and abundance of fishes and invertebrates in Gulf of Mexico estuaries, Volume II: Species life history summaries

CC ID: 798749
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: Nelson, David Moe
Publish Date: 1997-08-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Citation URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/estuarine-species-database-noaa-estuarine-living-marine-resources-program/
Citation URL Name: NOAA Estuarine Living Marine Resources Program

DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONALITY OF INVERTEBRATES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

CC ID: 798745
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FWRI) - RYAN GANDY
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

FISHERIES INDEPENDENT MONITORING DATA

CC ID: 798743
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FWRI)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2005
Extent End Date/Time: 2016

HORSESHOE CRAB SPAWNING AREAS DATABASE

CC ID: 798744
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FWRI)
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

HORSESHOE CRAB SPAWNING SEASONALITY

CC ID: 798742
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) - TIFFANY BLACK
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

INVERTEBRATE RESOURCES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

CC ID: 798741
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) - STEVE GEIGER
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

INVERTEBRATES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

CC ID: 798739
Contact Name: BROWDER, JOAN
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

LEE COUNTY OYSTERS NATURAL HISTORY

CC ID: 798747
Contact Name: LEE COUNTY NATURAL RESOURCES - LESLI HAYNES
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

NOAA's ESTUARINE LIVING MARINE RESOURCES (ELMR) DATABASE

CC ID: 798748
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: Nelson, David Moe
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000
Citation URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/estuarine-species-database-noaa-estuarine-living-marine-resources-program/
Citation URL Name: Estuarine Species Database for the NOAA Estuarine Living Marine Resources Program

RBNERR 2014 BENTHIC HABITATS

CC ID: 798750
Contact Name: ROOKERY BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE (NERR)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014

SARASOTA COUNTY OYSTERS

CC ID: 798751
Contact Name: SARASOTA COUNTY (KATHRYN MEAUX, JIM GRIMES)
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: http://www.sarasota.wateratlas.usf.edu/oysters/

SPINY LOBSTER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

CC ID: 798746
Contact Name: FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION (FWC) FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FWRI) - TOM MATTHEWS, ROD BERTELSON
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 798753
Description:

Information on the presence of oysters was derived from digital datasets. Polygons were buffered by 5 meters to meet the minimum mapping unit and reduce the presence of gaps between the shoreline of the source data and the ESI shoreline.

Horseshoe crab spawning beaches were mapped based on a database of public observations provided by FFWCC. Observations from 2008 to present were considered. Geographic areas which had reports of more than 50 crabs spawning in multiple years of the dataset were identified and digitized based on these reports. The inherent bias in the dataset likely underrepresents the extent of spawning in southwest Florida; available habitat is plentiful. Horseshoe crab spawning occurs year round but peaks in April and September/October.

Pink shrimp, blue crab and stone crab were mapped in the Charlotte Harbor region using densities and seasonalities derived from fishery independent monitoring (FIM) data. Abundances based on habitat strata were derived as described in the fish section. For the invertebrate layers, data from the FIM program were condensed into two strata - shallow (shoreline, shallow vegetated and shallow nonvegetated polygons) and deep (>1.8 m in depth). Records in the Ten Thousand Islands were generated based on NOAA's Estuarine living marine resources (ELMR) database and reviewed by FFWCC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) staff. These species, along with spiny lobster, were mapped to broad distribution polygons in the Gulf of Mexico based on expert knowledge of FFWCC.

Quahog and scallops were mapped to the FIM 'shallow' polygons in which they are likely to occur. Actual distribution of bay scallops in this region is variable from year to year, and is most commonly found in association with seagrasses. Two species of quahog occur in the area, and are most commonly found in association with unvegetated bottom. Aquaculture leases are present in Marco Island and Pine Island Sound.

The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the INVERT data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; 2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 3) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy 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 INVERT data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2017-02-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity BIOFILE
Entity BREED_DT
Entity INVERT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54799
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54799
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-13 16:43+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-15
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-02-16