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Office for Coastal Management, 2023: Military Ship Shock Boxes within the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico,

Item Identification

Title: Military Ship Shock Boxes within the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-12

A location, which is not considered a Military Range, where ship shock trials (explosives are detonated underwater against surface ships) can be conducted by Naval Sea System Command on new classes of Navy ships. Ship shock trials consist of a series of underwater detonations that propagate a shock wave through a ships hull under deliberate and controlled conditions simulating near misses from underwater explosions. A representative ship from a new ship class is exposed to detonations to assess the ability of the ship and crew to withstand near-miss situations. Charges can be used in any combination during the execution of a shock trial.

The team worked with the Navy to provide this data, which is a subset of the Navy's Common Operating Picture, for ocean planning purposes.


To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.


Original contact information:

Contact Name: EIMS Data WIPT Team

Contact Org: U.S. Fleet Forces


Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None coastal
None Full Ship Shock Trial
None Navy
None testing

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Outer Continental Shelf
None Territorial Sea
None United States of America

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Entity Attribute Overview:

featureName, featureDescription, facilityIdentifier, installationidentifier, trainingIdentifier, dataSource, areSize, AreaUnitDomain

Distribution Liability:

Data Set Credit: Department of Defense, NGA

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 802371
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:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 802368
W° Bound: -87.435724
E° Bound: -73.896944
N° Bound: 37.658611
S° Bound: 21.714983

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 802367
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-10

Date delivered from source

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1121306
Download URL:
Description: Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 802375
Download URL:

Data Quality



Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:


Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent




CC ID: 802380
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Position
Contact Name: Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces - U.S. Navy
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-10-24
Citation URL:
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

Data was delivered through email. URL is where the data can be accessed from the source.

Source Contribution:

Data acquired from the authoritative source. Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 802381

1) Shapefile was acquired via email

2) Import data into file geodatabase

3) Apply aliases to attribute fields

4) CHECK GEOMETRY and set CRS to NAD83 GRS 80

Process Date/Time: 2018-11-20 00:00:00
Source: Ship_Shock_Boxes

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Military Ship Shock Boxes: Atlantic / Gulf of Mexico

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54962
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54962
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-27 17:08+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:09+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-28
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-11-28
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-28