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Office of Response and Restoration, 2022: Georgia 2015 ESI INVERTEBRATE Polygons, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55541.

Item Identification

Title: Georgia 2015 ESI INVERTEBRATE Polygons
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015
Abstract:

This feature class resides within the BIOLOGY Feature Data Set of the Georgia - 2015 ESI Geodatabase. It contains sensitive biological resource data for marine, and estuarine invertebrate species in Georgia. Vector polygons in this data set represent invertebrate distribution, spawning areas, 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 Georgia. 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.

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 > 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 > GEORGIA

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, INVERT) 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 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: 822374
Date Effective From: 2015-06
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: 822376
Date Effective From: 2015-06
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: 822377
Date Effective From: 2015-06
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: 822375
Date Effective From: 2015-06
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: 823263
W° Bound: -81.8341
E° Bound: -80.62
N° Bound: 32.3516
S° Bound: 30.66
Description

This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Georgia 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: 823264
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014
End: 2015
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: 822387
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 1448

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: 823265
Start Date: 2015
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi_download
Distributor: Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) (2015-06 - Present)
File Name: Georgia_2015_GDB.zip
Description:

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

File Date/Time: 2016-09-12 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 129 MB
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 822378
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: 823266
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: 823267
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 the Georgia ESI data.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 822380
Activity Date/Time: 2015-06
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 822379
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: 822381
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 822382
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 822383
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2(R) and SQL SERVER(R) (version 2005). The hardware configuration is PC's 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 biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Some of the spatial components of the biological data layers may have been developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on hardcopy base maps with a scale of 1:24,000. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered "fuzzy", and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources. 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, scientific articles, state and federal agency reports, survey data, maps, and digital data on invertebrate distribution, spawning areas, and concentration areas. These data do not necessarily represent all invertebrate occurrences in Georgia. 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; 43, Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica; 44, Horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus; 49, Blue crab, Callinectes sapidus; 50, White shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus; 51, Brown shrimp, Farfantepenaeus aztecus; 119, Atlantic brief squid, Lolliguncula brevis; 657, Cannonball jellyfish, Stomolophus meleagris.

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 a several consistency checks, and processed into the final delivery format.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Four main sources of data were used to depict invertebrate distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR); 2) fishery-independent sampling data provided by GADNR; 3) fishery-independent sampling data provided by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP); and 4) vector digital data on oyster reef locations provided by GADNR.

Sources

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF FISHES AND INVERTEBRATE IN SOUTHEAST ESTUARIES

CC ID: 822396
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: NELSON, D.M. E.A. IRLANDI, L.R. SETTLE, M.E. MONACO, AND L. COSTON-CLEMENTS
Publish Date: 1991-10-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1991
Citation URL: https://nccospublicstor.blob.core.windows.net/projects-attachments/107/ELMR_SE_report.pdf
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

ECOLOGICAL MONITORING TRAWL SURVEY

CC ID: 822392
Contact Name: GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (GADNR)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: EMAIL

GEORGIA OYSTER REEFS

CC ID: 822391
Contact Name: GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (GADNR)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

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

LIFE HISTORY, DISTRIBUTION, AND SEASONALITY OF FISHES AND INVERTEBRATES OF COASTAL GEORGIA

CC ID: 822390
Contact Name: GEER, P. AND S. EMMERT - GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (GADNR)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

LOCATION AND SEASONALITIES OF COASTAL GEORGIA WATERBIRDS

CC ID: 822393
Contact Name: KEYES, TIM - GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (GADNR), WILDLIFE RESOURCES DIVISION, NONGAME CONSERVATION
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: EXPERT KNOWLEDGE | Type of Source Media: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION

SOUTHEAST AREA MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM - SOUTH ATLANTIC INNER STRATA SAMPLING DATA

CC ID: 822388
Contact Name: ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION (ASMFC)
Publish Date: 2015-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004
Extent End Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: spreadsheet | Type of Source Media: online

SPECIES PROFILES: LIFE HISTORIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF COASTAL FISHES AND INVERTEBRATES (SOUTH ATLANTIC) - AMERICAN OYSTER

CC ID: 822389
Contact Name: BURREL, V.G., JR.
Publish Date: 1986-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1986
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

SPECIES PROFILES: LIFE HISTORIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF COASTAL FISHES AND INVERTEBRATES (SOUTH ATLANTIC) - BROWN SHRIMP

CC ID: 822394
Contact Name: LARSON, S.C., M.J. VAN DEN AVYLE, AND E.L. BOZEMAN, JR.
Publish Date: 1989-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1989
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

SPECIES PROFILES: LIFE HISTORIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF COASTAL FISHES AND INVERTEBRATES (SOUTH ATLANTIC) - WHITE SHRIMP

CC ID: 822395
Contact Name: MUNCY, R.J.
Publish Date: 1984-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1984
Source Contribution:

INVERT INFORMATION | Source Geospatial Form: document | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 822397
Description:

Nearshore marine and estuarine distributions of brown, white, and pink shrimp, as well as Atlantic brief squid, blue crab, cannonball jellyfish, and horseshoe crab were mapped primarily using data provided by GADNR and the SEAMAP. Distribution and life history information from Estuarine Living Marine Resources (ELMR) program (Nelson et al. 1991) was used exclusively for blue crab, and brown, white, and pink shrimp species in the Altamaha and Savannah estuary systems. Presence and absence by month calculated from GADNR and ASMFC data used the exact same methods as were used for fish species. The fishery-independent Ecological Monitoring Trawl Survey was summarized by GADNR staff for the sampling years 2004-2013 and by sampling region. Summary statistics included the frequency of each species caught during each month for each sampling region, as well as the abundance of each species by month and sampling region. Sampling regions were provided as a shapefile by GADNR staff. Species that were found to occur with a 10% frequency or higher in a given month for a given sampling region were marked as present for that month and sampling region. Additional life history seasonalities, such as larvae, eggs, and spawning months, were typically gathered from interviews with resource experts at GADNR, USFWS Species Profiles, or ELMR Program data (Nelson et al. 1991). For the nearshore area out to 10m depth, invertebrate species distribution and seasonalities were supplemented with data from the SEAMAP program of the ASMFC. Fishery-independent sampling for the SEAMAP program is conducted in roughly three months out of the year, April, July, and October, however sampling in practice strays into many of the preceding and following months. Data used for the ESI included the years 2004-2013, and the frequencies of species caught were used to determine monthly presence/absence. Presence within a month was determined by the same 10% frequency cut-off as was used with GADNR fishery independent sampling data. Sampling months were used a proxies for the season within which sampling occurred. Thus, if a species was found to be present in April, it was assumed to be present in March and May; likewise this was done for June and August (July), and September and November (October). Horseshoe crab spawning areas were mapped based on known red knot foraging areas, per direction of GADNR staff. Timing of beach spawning was provided by Tim Keyes with GADNR. Oyster reefs were mapped using digital data provided by GADNR. The minimum mapping unit of the Georgia Oyster Reef data set was 5 square meters, and the extent of mapping was restricted to recreational harvest areas. In order to minimize the number of polygons, ensure inclusion of smaller reefs not captured with the mapping methods, and create a more generalized distribution, polygons in the data set were buffered by 50 meters and merged together. Oyster reefs mapped in the ESI are not the only reefs that could occur in coastal areas. GADNR mapping was restricted to recreational harvest areas, and while these areas contain some of the larger and more productive reefs, oyster presence can be assumed in most tidal creeks and sounds.

Process Date/Time: 2015-06-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: ESI Program Manager
Email Address: orr.esi@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 822398
Description:

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: 2015-06-01 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: 55541
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:55541
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2019-02-19 16:46+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-11-30 16:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-02-25
Owner Org: ORR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year