Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Beach Nourishment Projects, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/59711.

Item Identification

Title: Beach Nourishment Projects
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2020-06-23
Abstract:

Beach Nourishment projects occur throughout coastal states in the United States. These projects can be privately, federally or state funded. Material used in nourishment comes from a variety of sources (inland sources, dredged navigational channels or offshore sites). These data combine historical data compiled in the Western Carolina University Beach Nourishment Viewer database, as well as the National Beach Nourishment Database generated by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. The data contain attribute information on the general location of sand placement, primary funding source and funding type, volume of sediment emplacement (in cubic yards), length of beach nourished (in feet) and cost and inflated cost for over 2,000 beach nourishment episodes dating back to 1920.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None beach
None coastal
None dredging
None environment
None environmental
None management
None marine cadastre
None marine spatial planning
None national
None natural resources
None ocean energy planning
None oceans
None offshore energy planning
None planningCadastre
None renewable energy planning
None sand
None sand resources
None seafloor sediment
None shoreline

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alaska
None Atlantic
None East Coast
None Gulf of Mexico
None Hawaii
None Pacific
None United States
None West Coast

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: ORIGINATORS: Western Carolina University (WCU) Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines; Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM); American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Regional Sediment Management Program; Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 908660
Date Effective From: 2020-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 908661
Date Effective From: 2020-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 908663
Date Effective From: 2020-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 908662
Date Effective From: 2020-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 908673
W° Bound: -165.431308
E° Bound: -69.932613
N° Bound: 64.4977
S° Bound: 20.907669

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 908665
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/BeachNourishmentProjects.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 908664
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/BeachNourishmentProjects/MapServer
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 908666
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reporting Tool
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Beach Nourishment Locations

CC ID: 908670
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Western Carolina University (WCU) Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2020-01-01
Citation URL: http://beachnourishment.wcu.edu/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Beach nourishment locations and associated attributes

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 908671
Description:

Data Processing Steps 1: Collating Information

1. ‘Master’ Database was downloaded from Western Carolina University’s Beach Nourishment website: http://beachnourishment.wcu.edu/glossary#downloads

2. This database was in Excel format the Data Tabs that were used: ‘All Projects’ & ‘NJ 2000-2012’

3. ‘All Projects’ tab contained Latitude and Longitude

4. ‘NJ 2000-2012’ tab contained Points for start and finish locations of Beach Nourishment Projects. The centroid of these lines were used for Latitude and Longitude in our eventual completed database.

5. This data was compared with the data from the online ‘National Beach Nourishment Database’ https://gim2.aptim.com/ASBPANationwideRenourishment/

6. 2016-2018 data that was not contained in the Western Carolina University’s Beach Nourishments website was collected from this NBND.

7. These data were then combined into one resulting point data excel sheet for import to ArcGIS.

8. Update January 2020: Accessed BOEM: Marine Minerals Program for Beach Placement, and added additional beach placement to overall database: metadata for BOEM: https://mmis.doi.gov/boemmmis/metadata/PlanningAndAdministration/BeachPlacement.xml

Process Date/Time: 2020-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 908684
Description:

Data Processing Step 2: NOAA NOS NCCOS Data Processing

1. Once data were combined into one point data excel sheet, they were imported as a .CSV file into ArcGIS 10.7.

2. Data were checked for consistency across data sets. Main attributes include number of nourishments at a given location (date range: 1920 through 2019), and in most cases, the volume of sand used during each nourishment event, and the total cost associated with the project are also reported.

3. NCCOS team decided to show differences among sites visually by using the frequency of nourishment events over time, as this was the most consistently reported parameter.

4. An additional attribute field was then created, Cnt_Latitu: Alias 'Count', which is the total number of nourishments for each particular site. This will be the column in which the layer file is based for proper display for online products.

5. Graduated proportional symbology was used to visualize areas with higher frequency of nourishment events relative to others in the data set.

6. The layer was then classified using 5 classes and Natural breaks (Jenks) Graduated Quantiles. Realtive comparisons were made among the different types of statistical breakdown before natural breaks were used during classification.

7. Efforts were made to collect data from the Pacific Island Territories, as well as U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but no reliable data source was identified at this time (2/25/2020).

Process Date/Time: 2020-01-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 59711
Metadata Record Created By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Created: 2020-05-19 16:40+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-06-24 14:03+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-06-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2021-06-09