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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: Deep-water exploration and research in the Alaska region: peer-reviewed literature and technical reports conducted within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone, 2000-01 to 2020-06, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/62981.

Item Identification

Title: Deep-water exploration and research in the Alaska region: peer-reviewed literature and technical reports conducted within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone, 2000-01 to 2020-06
Short Name: NCCOS Dataset: Alaska Marine Spatial Bibliography v2020
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2020-09
Abstract:

This project is a spatial bibliography of deep-water (greater than 200 meters depth) studies conducted in the Alaska region within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone from 2000 to 2020. Six academic disciplines are included: biology and ecology of benthic and pelagic taxa, chemistry, physical oceanography, geology, marine cultural heritage, and resource management. Seven geographic regions are defined according to the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center management areas*: Southeast and Central Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Eastern and Northern Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, and Bering Sea. This project also includes information, if available, about the sampling methods and collected data types from each study.

*These regions do not define exploration priorities for the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

Purpose:

The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research is planning future fieldwork in the deep waters (greater than 200 meters depth) of the Alaska region. The purpose of this spatial bibliography is to map previously conducted research in order to identify unexplored and under-described areas. In addition to scoping science and knowledge gaps in the Alaska region, the tool is available for broader use by partners as a geospatially-explicit query platform.

Other Citation Details:

This project was led by OER and completed through partnerships with the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, the NOAA Central Library, the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the NOAA Regional Alaska Team.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > SUBSETTING/SUPERSETTING > SPATIAL SUBSETTING
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Service Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICES > BIBLIOGRAPHIC > BIBLIOGRAPHIC DATABASES
ISO 19115 Topic Category
biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category
geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category
oceans
UNCONTROLLED
None Spatial Bibliography

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > GULF OF ALASKA
UNCONTROLLED
None Aleutian Islands

Physical Location

City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1087239
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 1087241
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Address: 1305 East West Highway, Rm 8110
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 989432
Date Effective From: 2020-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Nelson, David Moe
Email Address: david.moe.nelson@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 999587
Date Effective From: 2020-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Le, Jennifer
Email Address: jennifer.le@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 989435
W° Bound: 167.64
E° Bound: -130
N° Bound: 74.79
S° Bound: 47.88
Description

Spatial extent includes marine waters of Alaska, both State waters and Federal Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 989434
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2020

Spatial Information

Spatial Resolution

Level of Detail Description:

Angular, Horizontal, and Vertical Distance; and Equivalent Scale Denominator are unknown.

The original shapefiles which provide the spatial framework are projected in NAD 1983 Alaska Albers (EPSG: 3338). The Geographic Coordinate System is GCS North American 1983 (EPSG: 4269).

The feature layer, as hosted in the web map, is automatically projected as Web Mercator (EPSG: 3557) in ArcGIS Online ( see https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000013950 ) .

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 991316
Topology Level: Geometry Only
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 7

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1053668

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geocentric
EPSG Code: EPSG:3338
EPSG Name: NAD83 / Alaska Albers
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Reference System 2

CC ID: 1042799

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Projected
EPSG Code: EPSG:3857
EPSG Name: WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Reference System 3

CC ID: 1042751

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed through the interactive web map at the URL provided in in Distribution Information. Questions or special requests can be directed to the Point of Contact or the Metadata Contact.

Data Use Constraints:

DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Management boundaries are not to be considered legal boundaries. 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: 991318
Start Date: 2020-10
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://maps.coastalscience.noaa.gov/alaskaspatialbibliography/
Distributor: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) (2020 - Present)
File Name: AlaskaSpatialBibliography.gdb
Description:

The Arc Geodatabase includes a spatial layer of seven polygons representing Alaska marine waters, joined with a set of data tables representing bibliographic information.

File Date/Time: 2020-10-01 00:00:00
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
File Size: 17.3 MB
Application Version: ArcGIS Pro v2.6
Review Status: Not Chked

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1033052
URL: https://maps.coastalscience.noaa.gov/alaskaspatialbibliography/
Name: Spatial bibliography of deep-water exploration and research in Alaska
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: ArcGIS Online
Description:

NOAA ArcGIS Online web site featuring the Alaska Spatial Bibliography.

URL 2

CC ID: 1039088
URL: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/development-partnerships/21alaska/welcome.html
Name: Intra-NOAA Collaboration To Prepare For Future Deep-Ocean Exploration in Alaska
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Project home page hosted by NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration

URL 3

CC ID: 1042800
URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/spatial-bibliography-of-deep-water-exploration-and-research-in-alaska-an-intra-noaa-collaboration/
Name: Spatial Bibliography of Deep-water Exploration and Research in Alaska: an Intra-NOAA Collaboration
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: html
Description:

Project home page hosted by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 991319
Activity Date/Time: 2020-10
Activity Type: Create metadata
Responsible Party: David Moe Nelson
Description:

InPort metadata record created and edited in October 2020. Submitted for publication in March 2021.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 1087240
Activity Date/Time: 2021-09-22
Activity Type: Metadata review
Responsible Party: Jessica Morgan
Description:

Reviewed metadata, edited keywords (switched from uncontrolled to controlled), added nccos.data as Data Steward, Distributor.

Technical Environment

Description:

The software packages used to develop the Spatial Bibliography are Esri's ArcGIS Pro 2.6, ArcGIS Online, and Microsoft Excel 2016. The hardware configuration is PCs with Windows Operating System 10.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

This spatial bibliography was built from an annotated bibliography by the NOAA Central Library and a spatial framework based on the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center survey and management regions*. Each bibliographic entry was scanned for information on academic discipline, geographic region, site locations, sampling methods, and collected data types. This information was then linked to the spatial framework in order to map and create query options using an ArcGIS platform.

*These regions do not define exploration priorities for the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

Sources

Alaska Exclusive Economic Zone: Ocean Exploration and Research Bibliography

CC ID: 989439
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Central Library
Publish Date: 2020-09-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2020-09-01
Citation URL: https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/27087
Citation URL Name: Alaska Exclusive Economic Zone: Ocean Exploration and Research
Citation URL Description:

Annotated bibliography of scientific studies conducted in the marine waters of Alaska.

Source Contribution:

This document provided the bibliographic content, which was then linked with the spatial framework.

Alaska Regions

CC ID: 999584
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA/NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information
Publish Date: 2020-10-07
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2020-10-07
Citation URL: https://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=d881fd9a69564ac3876d0dca210ce445
Citation URL Name: Alaska Regions
Citation URL Description:

This polygon layer illustrates Alaskan regions delineated according to the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center survey and management areas. These regions do not define exploration priorities for the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

Source Contribution:

This polygon layer provided the spatial framework which was linked with the bibliographic information.

The original shapefiles which provide the spatial framework are projected in NAD 1983 Alaska Albers (EPSG: 3338). The Geographic Coordinate System is GCS North American 1983 (EPSG: 4269).

The feature layer, as hosted in the web map, is automatically projected as Web Mercator (EPSG: 3557) in ArcGIS Online.

National Ocean Mapping, Exploration, and Characterization (NOMEC) NOAA Fisheries – Alaska Response

CC ID: 989438
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA/NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Publish Date: 2020-08-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2020-08-01
Citation URL: https://repository.library.noaa.gov/view/noaa/26366
Citation URL Name: NOMEC NOAA Fisheries - Alaska Response
Citation URL Description:

Prioritization of areas for ocean mapping, exploring, and characterizing by NMFS Alaska Fisheries Science Center.

Source Contribution:

This document provided the basis for the GIS layer used in the spatial bibliography.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 991314
Description:

In collaboration with the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, the NOAA Central Library published an annotated bibliography on deep water (greater than 200 meters) research and exploration conducted in the Alaska region from 2000 to present. The annotated bibliography focused on peer-reviewed publications and other technical reports by U.S. and international scientists in Alaskan waters within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Six disciplines of interest were identified: (1) biology and ecology of benthic and pelagic taxa (from microbes to megafauna), (2) chemistry, (3) physical oceanography, (4) geology, (5) marine cultural heritage, and (6) management with major themes identified and summarized.

Process Date/Time: 2020-09-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: Le, Jennifer
Email Address: jennifer.le@noaa.gov
Source: Alaska Exclusive Economic Zone: Ocean Exploration and Research Bibliography

Process Step 2

CC ID: 999585
Description:

The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) created a polygon layer based on the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center survey and management regions to provide a spatial framework for this spatial bibliography. The Northern Bering Sea and the Southeastern Gulf of Alaska are additionally included as separate regions as an emerging management area of interest and as an area with specific scientific interests, respectively. These regions do not define exploration priorities for the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

Process Date/Time: 2020-10-07 00:00:00
Process Contact: Le, Jennifer
Email Address: jennifer.le@noaa.gov
Source: Alaska Regions

Process Step 3

CC ID: 999586
Description:

The NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) parsed information from the annotated bibliography into related data tables, joined by Unique IDs (see Child Items / Entities and Attributes for details). Information captured in the tables includes citation, URL (if available), academic discipline, geographic region, sampling method, collected data types, and location (if available). These data tables were then joined with the polgyon layer to create a geodatabase in ArcGIS. The geodatabase was used to create an interactive online tool in ArcGIS Online.

Process Date/Time: 2021-01-01 00:00:00
Process Contact: Nelson, David Moe
Email Address: david.moe.nelson@noaa.gov
Source: Alaska Exclusive Economic Zone: Ocean Exploration and Research Bibliography

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument Unavailable Reason: Not Applicable

Platforms

Platform Unavailable Reason: Not Applicable

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity AK_Management_Regions
Entity AK_Management_Regions_sub200m
Entity AuthorID
Entity CollectionID
Entity DisciplineID
Entity LocationID
Entity RegionID
Entity SampleID
Entity SourceAuthor
Entity SourceCollection
Entity SourceDiscipline
Entity SourceID
Entity SourceLocation
Entity SourceRegion
Entity SourceSample

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 62981
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:62981
Metadata Record Created By: David Moe Nelson
Metadata Record Created: 2020-09-22 14:45+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-07
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-04-07
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-04-07