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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Chesapeake Bay 2016 ESI RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Polygons, Points, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55002.

Item Identification

Title: Chesapeake Bay 2016 ESI RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Polygons, Points
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2016-09
Abstract:

This data set contains vector polygons depicting locations of artificial reefs, critical habitats, essential habitats, and fishery areas; and vector points showing locations of aquaculture sites, artificial reefs, commercial fishing pound net sites, recreational fishing locations, repeated measure sites, and water intakes in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia.

As a whole, the ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil, and include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. The entirety of the ESI Human-Use data layers consists of: PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons, Points; NAVIGATION-MARINE Polygons, Points, Lines; POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Points, Lines; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Polygons, Points; SOCECON Polygons, Points, Lines; and NATURAL HAZARD Polygons.

Purpose:

The ESI data are intended to provide baseline 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. The ESI data may be appropriate for many other coastal management efforts, though the original intent should be kept in mind.

Notes:

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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 > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ECONOMIC RESOURCES > AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ECONOMIC RESOURCES > MARICULTURE PRODUCTION
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 Human use resources
None Management Areas
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 > MARYLAND
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
UNCONTROLLED
None Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia

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:

In addition to the geographic data layers, two associated data tables, SOC_DAT and SOURCES, are used to store the complex socioeconomic data in the ESI data structure. The geographic data layer containing socioeconomic data resource information (in this case, RESOURCE_POLYS and RESOURCE_POINTS) is linked to the Socioeconomic Resources table (SOC_DAT) using HUNUM. HUNUM is a unique reference number concatenated with the atlas number (for Chesapeake Bay, the number is 285). SOC_DAT and the associated data tables are described in detail in this document. See the Browse_Graphic section for a link to the entity-relationship diagram, which describes the way these tables relate to the geographic data layers and other attribute tables in the ESI data structure.

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 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 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), Emergency Response Division (ERD), Seattle, Washington.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 803559
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 803561
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 803562
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 803560
Date Effective From: 2016-09
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: 803606
W° Bound: -77.5418
E° Bound: -74.7942
N° Bound: 39.7215
S° Bound: 36.5498
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Chesapeake Bay and Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia 2016 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: 803607
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: 803572
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 200
Point Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Count: 2808

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: 803608
Start Date: 2016
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2016-09 - Present)
File Name: ChesapeakeBay_2016_ESI_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2017-01-06 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 783 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 803563
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: 803609
URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/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.

URL 3

CC ID: 803610
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:

ESI Browse Graphic depicts the relationships between the spatial data layers and the attribute data tables for all potential ESI data layers and tables.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 803565
Activity Date/Time: 2016-09
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 803564
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.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 803566
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 803567
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 803568
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software package used to develop the atlas is Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R). The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 7.

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.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Spatial components for the human-use data layers can come from expert interviews and digital sources. Most of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Some of the spatial components of the human-use data layers are compiled on digital base maps with a scale of 1:24,000 or larger. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set.

Completeness Report:

These data represent a synthesis of expert knowledge and available hardcopy reports and digital data for human-use or management features. It contains vector polygons depicting artificial reefs, critical habitats, essential habitats, and fishery areas; and vector points showing locations of aquaculture sites, artificial reefs, commercial fishing pound net sites, recreational fishing locations, repeated measure sites, and water intakes in Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Coasts of Maryland and Virginia.

The entirety of the ESI Human-Use data layers consists of: PARKS-MANAGED AREAS Polygons, Points; NAVIGATION-MARINE Polygons, Points, Lines; POLITICAL-JURISDICTIONAL Polygons, Points, Lines; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Polygons, Points; SOCECON Polygons, Points, Lines; and NATURAL HAZARD Polygons.

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

Sources

ARTIFICIAL REEFS FOR US WATERS AS OF FEBRUARY 2014

CC ID: 803576
Contact Name: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE (NOS), COASTAL SERVICES CENTER (CSC)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ArtificialReefs.zip
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

BLUE INFRASTRUCTURE

CC ID: 803573
Contact Name: CENTER FOR COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (CCRM), VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE (VIMS), COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Citation URL: http://ccrm.vims.edu/gis_data_maps/data/index.html
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

COMMERCIAL POUND NET SITES

CC ID: 803579
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/maps.aspx
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

ECOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF MARYLAND - VULNERABLE SPECIES

CC ID: 803611
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POLY INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

FINAL CRITICAL HABITAT FOR THE MARYLAND DARTER (ETHEOSTOMA SELLARE)

CC ID: 803612
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Citation URL: http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab/FGDC_Classic.htm?xmlfile=../docs/crithab/metadata/fch_49fr34228_etse_2009.xml
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POLY INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE APPROVED BOUNDARIES

CC ID: 803585
Contact Name: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE (USFWS)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://www.fws.gov/gis/data/national/
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

MARYLAND ARTIFICIAL REEF INITIATIVE CENTER POINTS

CC ID: 803580
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

MID-ATLANTIC ARTIFICIAL REEFS

CC ID: 803613
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: THE NATURE CONSERVANCY (TNC), VIRGINIA PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2010
Extent End Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://portal.midatlanticocean.org/visualize/%23x=-73.24&y=38.93&z=7&logo=true&controls=true&basemap=Ocean&tab=data&legends=false&layers=true
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POLY INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

NATIONAL DATA BUOY CENTER BUOY LOCATIONS

CC ID: 803575
Contact Name: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE, DATA, AND INFORMATION SERVICE (NESDIS), NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA CENTER (NODC), NATIONAL COASTAL DATA DEVELOPMENT CENTER (NCDDC)
Publish Date: 2003-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2003
Citation URL: http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/approved_recs/ncddc_ims/gis/ims/final/buoylocations.html
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

NATIONAL STATUS AND TRENDS: MUSSEL WATCH PROJECT ANALYTE CHEMISTRY FILE (1986 TO PRESENT)

CC ID: 803577
Contact Name: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (DOC), NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA), NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE (NOS), NATIONAL CENTERS FOR COASTAL OCEAN SCIENCE (NCCOS), CENTER FOR COASTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT (CCMA), NATIONAL STATUS AND TRENDS PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2006-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2006
Citation URL: http://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/ltmonitoring/nsandt/default.aspx
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHIC REAL-TIME SYSTEM (PORTS)

CC ID: 803583
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) TIDES AND CURRENTS
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ports.html
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

PSFA-PUBLICSHELLFISHFISHINGAREAS

CC ID: 803614
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2012-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Citation URL: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/maps.aspx
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POLY INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

SHELLFISH HARVESTING WATERS SAMPLING STATIONS

CC ID: 803581
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT (MDE), SCIENCE SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SSA)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: https://data.maryland.gov/Energy-and-Environment/Shellfish-Harvesting-Map/tdsh-zm6j
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

THE LONG TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH NETWORK: BALTIMORE ECOSYSTEM STUDY & VIRGINIA COAST RESERVE

CC ID: 803584
Contact Name: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), LONG TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH (LTER) NETWORK
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

THE NATIONAL WATER LEVEL OBSERVATION NETWORK (NWLON)

CC ID: 803582
Contact Name: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) TIDES AND CURRENTS
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/nwlon.html
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

VIRGINIA'S PUBLIC FISHING LAKES

CC ID: 803586
Contact Name: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES (DGIF)
Publish Date: 2008-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

WATER QUALITY MONITORING STATIONS

CC ID: 803574
Contact Name: CHESAPEAKE BAY PROGRAM
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.chesapeakebay.net/pub/Geographic/ChesapeakeBay/WQMonitoringStations/
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

YELLOW PERCH LOCATIONS

CC ID: 803578
Contact Name: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Citation URL: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/maps.aspx
Source Contribution:

RESOURCE_POINT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 803587
Description:

This atlas is the second edition of two separate first edition atlases, Virginia (2005, #25) and Maryland (2007, #47). Polygonal artificial reef data were provided by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VADGIF), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and NOAA\x92s Coastal Services Center (CSC). Designated Critical Habitat was mapped for the Maryland darter (Etheostoma sellare), provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Essential habitat for Maryland\x92s vulnerable, rare, threatened, and/or endangered species were obtained from Maryland DNR. Fishery areas included Virginia\x92s Baylor Grounds and public oyster grounds provided by the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCR), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William and Mary, in addition to the black drum and oyster management areas. Public Shellfish Fishing Areas in Maryland were mapped by Maryland DNR. These digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the RESOURCE_POLY data layer.

Due to imagery inconsistencies and data precision the spatial accuracy of socioeconomic point data could appear skewed. Aquaculture sites were provided by the Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCR), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William and Mary. Artificial reef data were provided by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VADGIF), Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and NOAA\x92s Coastal Services Center (CSC). Commercial pound net fishing sites were provided by Maryland DNR. Recreational fishing locations were provided by Maryland DNR and VADGIF. Repeated measurement sites obtained from NOAA include: national data buoy locations (DB), Mussel Watch monitoring sites (MWS), National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON), and Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS). Water quality monitoring stations (WQ) were obtained from the Chesapeake Bay Program. The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network provided the locations for their LTER Stations. The fish hatchery water intake was provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). These digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the RESOURCE_POINT 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 RESOURCE_POINT data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.

Process Date/Time: 2016-09-01 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 RESOURCE POINTS
Entity RESOURCE POLYS
Entity SOC_DAT
Entity SOURCES

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 55002
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55002
Metadata Record Created By: Jill Petersen
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-29 14:41+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-14
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-02-15