Data Management Plan
DMP Template v2.0.1 (2015-01-01)Please provide the following information, and submit to the NOAA DM Plan Repository.
Reference to Master DM Plan (if applicable)
As stated in Section IV, Requirement 1.3, DM Plans may be hierarchical. If this DM Plan inherits provisions from a higher-level DM Plan already submitted to the Repository, then this more-specific Plan only needs to provide information that differs from what was provided in the Master DM Plan.
1. General Description of Data to be Managed
This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for submerged aquatic vegetation, seagrass, oyster reefs and deep sea corals in Louisiana. Vector polygons in this data set represent aquatic vegetation, seagrass, oyster reefs and deep sea coral distribution. 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 Louisiana. 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.
Notes: Only a maximum of 4000 characters will be included.
Notes: Data collection is considered ongoing if a time frame of type "Continuous" exists.
Notes: All time frames from all extent groups are included.
This geographic extent includes the entire coastal Louisiana and Lower Mississippi River ESI study area. The spatial extent of individual layers or feature classes may vary.
Notes: All geographic areas from all extent groups are included.
(e.g., digital numeric data, imagery, photographs, video, audio, database, tabular data, etc.)
(e.g., satellite, airplane, unmanned aerial system, radar, weather station, moored buoy, research vessel, autonomous underwater vehicle, animal tagging, manual surveys, enforcement activities, numerical model, etc.)
2. Point of Contact for this Data Management Plan (author or maintainer)
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. This field is required if applicable.
3. Responsible Party for Data Management
Program Managers, or their designee, shall be responsible for assuring the proper management of the data produced by their Program. Please indicate the responsible party below.
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Data Steward" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Programs must identify resources within their own budget for managing the data they produce.
5. Data Lineage and Quality
NOAA has issued Information Quality Guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information which it disseminates.
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The mapping extent was dependent upon information availability and location of mapped coastal habitats and shorelines. Digital data were provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) Biogeography Branch, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- 2013-12-01 00:00:00 - Aquatic vegetation: Polygonal beds of aquatic vegetation were obtained from the 2008 National Wetlands Inventory dataset. For the purpose of this atlas, they were classified as "Seagrass", which is composed of higher salinity grasses and "Submerged aquatic vegetation", which represents brackish-freshwater species. Polygons smaller than 1500 square meters were not included in the atlas. Species likely present in seagrass areas include Thalassia spp., Halodule spp., Syringodium spp., Halophila spp., and Ruppia spp.. Species likely present in SAV beds include Millfoil spp., Hydrilla spp., Coontail spp., Ruppia spp., and Potamogeton spp. LDWF provided anecdotal information identifying areas that were likely to have aquatic vegetation that was unmapped by the NWI. These areas are noted by the presence of an icon on the paper maps, but are not reflected in the digital data. (Citation: NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY (NWI) - HABITAT)
- 2013-12-01 00:00:00 - Oyster reefs: Locations of oyster reefs were provided by LDWF and are mapped as the species "Oyster reef". Please note that not all areas of the state are surveyed, so reefs may exist in other areas. Also, while the presence of live oysters on oyster reefs is highly likely, areas mapped as oyster reefs do not necessarily indicate that live oysters will be present. (Citation: OYSTER REEFS PER SIDESCAN SONAR)
- 2013-12-01 00:00:00 - Deep sea coral: Predicted habitat suitability models for 18 species of deep sea coral were provided by the NOAA Coastal Center for Monitoring and Assessment. All species were combined and mapped as Deep sea coral in the Louisiana ESI BENTHIC feature class. Areas had a high or very high likelihood of containing any species of deep sea coral are combined into the ESI concentration "highly likely". Areas that are categorized as having medium-low to medium likelihood are combined into the ESI concentration "potential". The species aggregated as deep sea corals include Lophelia pertusa, Madrepora spp., Madracis spp., Callogorgia spp., Bebryce spp., Hypnogorgia spp., the families Ellisellidae, Gorgoniidae, Paramuriceidae, Plexauridae, the orders Alcyonacea, Scleractinia (except Oculina spp.), and Antipatharia. (Citation: PREDICTED LIKELIHOOD OF SUITABLE HABITAT FOR DEEP SEA CORALS IN THE U.S. GULF OF MEXICO (THRESHOLDED CATEGORIES))
- 2013-12-01 00:00:00 - The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist using the process steps described to create the BENTHIC 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 BENTHIC data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.
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6. Data Documentation
The EDMC Data Documentation Procedural Directive requires that NOAA data be well documented, specifies the use of ISO 19115 and related standards for documentation of new data, and provides links to resources and tools for metadata creation and validation.
- 1.7. Data collection method(s)
- 4.1. Have resources for management of these data been identified?
- 4.2. Approximate percentage of the budget for these data devoted to data management
- 5.2. Quality control procedures employed
- 7.1. Do these data comply with the Data Access directive?
- 7.1.1. If data are not available or has limitations, has a Waiver been filed?
- 7.1.2. If there are limitations to data access, describe how data are protected
- 7.4. Approximate delay between data collection and dissemination
- 8.1. Actual or planned long-term data archive location
- 8.3. Approximate delay between data collection and submission to an archive facility
- 8.4. How will the data be protected from accidental or malicious modification or deletion prior to receipt by the archive?
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7. Data Access
NAO 212-15 states that access to environmental data may only be restricted when distribution is explicitly limited by law, regulation, policy (such as those applicable to personally identifiable information or protected critical infrastructure information or proprietary trade information) or by security requirements. The EDMC Data Access Procedural Directive contains specific guidance, recommends the use of open-standard, interoperable, non-proprietary web services, provides information about resources and tools to enable data access, and includes a Waiver to be submitted to justify any approach other than full, unrestricted public access.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Distributor" is used. The support role must be in effect. This information is not required if an approved access waiver exists for this data.
Notes: This field is required if a Distributor has not been specified.
Notes: All URLs listed in the Distribution Info section will be included. This field is required if applicable.
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).
Notes: This field is required if applicable.
8. Data Preservation and Protection
The NOAA Procedure for Scientific Records Appraisal and Archive Approval describes how to identify, appraise and decide what scientific records are to be preserved in a NOAA archive.
(Specify NCEI-MD, NCEI-CO, NCEI-NC, NCEI-MS, World Data Center (WDC) facility, Other, To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended)
Notes: This field is required if archive location is World Data Center or Other.
Notes: This field is required if archive location is To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended.
Notes: Physical Location Organization, City and State are required, or a Location Description is required.
Discuss data back-up, disaster recovery/contingency planning, and off-site data storage relevant to the data collection
9. Additional Line Office or Staff Office Questions
Line and Staff Offices may extend this template by inserting additional questions in this section.