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Pacific Islands Regional Office, 2022: Temperature and Current Instrument Data in the Coral Nursery with the Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project (SCNPP) in the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) since 2019, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/64587.

Item Identification

Title: Temperature and Current Instrument Data in the Coral Nursery with the Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project (SCNPP) in the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) since 2019
Short Name: SCNPP: Temperature and Current Instrument Nursery Data
Status: On Going
Publication Date: 2021-05-21
Abstract:

Water temperature and current time series data provided in this data set are from a Lowell Instruments TCM-1 Current Meter deployed at the Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project (SCNPP) site in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The temperature and current instrument recorders were deployed for a period of <1 year, from June of 2019 - February 2020 and were re-deployed again for a period of <1 year from April of 2020 - June of 2020, and have been redeployed since then. The data is a part of an ongoing timeseries and updated entries are expected annually. Data are downloaded and converted using the proprietary MAT_LOGGER drive and MAT Logger Commander also provided by Lowell Instruments.

The Current data described here includes: local date and time, speed (cm/s), Bearing (degrees), Velocity-N (cm/s) and Velocity-E (cm/s). The current sample interval over time stays consistently at 1 minute intervals.

The Temperature data described here includes local date and time and temperature (c). The temperature sample interval over time ranges from 1 - 2 minutes.

More information about Lowell Instruments and the TCM-1 tilt current meter can be found here –

https://www.tempcon.co.uk/shop/lowell-instruments-tcm-1-tilt-current-meter

Purpose:

Water temperature and current data aid in the monitoring of seawater conditions which are used to help the Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project (SCNPP) team understand how the coral fragments in the nursery are impacted and respond to environmental conditions.

This project represents the first effort to develop a coral culturing and restoration program in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Funding has been provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) Habitat Conservation Division (HCD), and NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), and contracted to Johnston Applied Marine Sciences (JAMS). The primary local stakeholder included the CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality Division of Coastal Resources Management (BECQ-DCRM), the Department of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR), and the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW).

The overarching goals of this project over the long-term are to maintain and enhance coral populations, including threatened species, through cultivation and propagation, restore coral reef ecosystem function, and improve reef resilience. The objectives of this contract were to support the scoping, construction, deployment, and monitoring of the first ocean-based coral nursery in the CNMI and the first coral nursery in the Pacific to work with a listed coral species (Acropora globiceps)

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Oceanography
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Water Current Direction
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Water Velocity
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature > Bottom
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category Oceans
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS CURRENT METER - DIRECTION
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS CURRENT METER - SPEED
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS WATER TEMPERATURE
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS in situ
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS physical
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS time series
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Small Boat
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS NW Pacific
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Regional Office
None CNMI
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
None Coral Nursery
None Coral restoration
None Current logger
None JAMS
None Johnston Applied Marine Sciences
None Managaha Marine Conservation Area
None Mariana Archipelago
None Mariana Islands
None Marianas
None Oceanography Instrument
None Pacific Islands Regional Office
None PIRO
None Saipan
None Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project
None SCNPP
None Temperature logger
None time series

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Saipan > Saipan Island (15N145E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Saipan Island > Saipan Island (15N145E0002)

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Regional Office
City: Saipan
State/Province: MP
Country: USA
Location Description:

The CNMI NOAA Field Office

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The Current data described here includes: local date and time, speed (cm/s), Bearing (degrees), Velocity-N (cm/s) and Velocity-E (cm/s). The current sample interval over time stays consistently at 1 minute intervals.

The Temperature data described here includes local date and time and temperature (c). The temperature sample interval over time ranges from 1 - 2 minutes.

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/64676
Distribution Liability:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Data Set Credit: NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office and funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1066869
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): McKagan, Steven
Address: PMB582 10003
Saipan, MP 96950
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Email Address: steven.mckagan@noaa.gov
Phone: 670-234-0004

Distributor

CC ID: 1066870
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1066871
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): McKagan, Steven
Address: PMB582 10003
Saipan, MP 96950
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Email Address: steven.mckagan@noaa.gov
Phone: 670-234-0004

Originator

CC ID: 1066872
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO)
Address: 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA

Originator

CC ID: 1066873
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
Address: 1305 East West Highway 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
Phone: (301) 713-3155
URL: https://coralreef.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1066874
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): McKagan, Steven
Address: PMB582 10003
Saipan, MP 96950
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Email Address: steven.mckagan@noaa.gov
Phone: 670-234-0004

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1066876
W° Bound: 145.725903
E° Bound: 145.726103
N° Bound: 15.240542
S° Bound: 15.240342
Description

The Saipan Coral Nursery - ID: SCN_01 in the data

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1066877
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2019-06-17
End: 2020-02-17
Description:

Temperature and Current recorder time series from deployment to recovery

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 1066878
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2020-04-09
End: 2020-06-29
Description:

Temperature and Current recorder time series from deployment to recovery

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

1) Data analyses should take all field exigencies into account. The most effective way to do this would be active collaboration with the Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project dataset data steward and point of contact.

2) In all presentations, product releases, or publications using data generated by SCNPP, proper acknowledgement is expected. Citing the DOI (if available) is preferred, a non-DOI example is listed below.

3) Those utilizing the data are strongly urged to inform the SCNPP team of any errors and discrepancies that are discovered during the course of using these data. They are further urged to bring to the attention of the team all problems and difficulties encountered in using these data.

Example acknowledgment:

"This publication makes use of data products gathered by the Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project (SCNPP), The CNMI NOAA Field Office, Pacific Island Regional Office (PIRO), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. The analysis and interpretations presented here are solely that of the current authors.”

Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1066882
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0234101
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: SCNPP_Current_Data
Description:

Time series instrument current data

File Date/Time: 2021-05-21 00:00:00
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1066881
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0234101
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: SCNPP_Temperature_Data
Description:

Time series instrument temperature data

File Date/Time: 2021-05-21 00:00:00
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

Distribution 3

CC ID: 1066883
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0234101
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: Site_Locations
Description:

Lookup table of nursery location

File Date/Time: 2021-05-21 00:00:00
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1066884
URL: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/e3b7072d13ad4f9a80853641e4b2f4e2
Name: Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project ArcGIS Story Map
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The ArcGIS story map describing the purpose, methodology and nursery design for the Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project. Published by the Hollings Scholars in 2020.

URL 2

CC ID: 1066885
URL: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=b83e111a90da42d09f9228836cfd0a43
Name: Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project Development and Performance ArcGIS Story Map
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The ArcGIS story map describing the reason for restoration, nursery design, data collected and the future direction of the pilot project. Published by the Hollings Scholars in 2019.

URL 3

CC ID: 1066886
URL: https://jamssaipan.com/projects/
Name: Johnston Applied Marine Sciences Projects
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project and a description of this project is in the list of projects supported by Johnston Applied Marine Sciences.

URL 4

CC ID: 1066887
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/pacific-islands-regional-office
Name: Pacific Islands Regional Office
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The Pacific Islands Regional Office "About Us" page.

URL 5

CC ID: 1066915
URL: https://www.tempcon.co.uk/shop/lowell-instruments-tcm-1-tilt-current-meter
Name: LOWELL INSTRUMENTS TCM-1 GENERAL PURPOSE TILT CURRENT METER
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The TCM-1 Current Meter used to collect temperature and current data.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Speed:

Low Range - 0-40 cm/s and accuracy of 2 cm/s + 3% of reading

High Range - 0-80 cm/s and accuracy of 3 cm/s + 3% of reading

Direction:

Range - 0-360° and accuracy of 5° (for speed >5 cm/s)

--A 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer determine tilt and bearing.

Temperature:

Range of -5 to 30 °C and accuracy of 0.1 °C

Range of -20 to -5, 30 to 50°C and accuracy of 0.2 °C

Start and Stop at user defined times

Completeness Report:

--8 GB memory card eliminates memory concerns

--Lithium battery allows continuous 1 minute 4Hz sampling for more than 1 year

Conceptual Consistency:

All data gathered are consistent with the given methodology.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Quality control is conducted after the instrument is retrieved and the data is downloaded from the instrument, when the data is processed and analyzed and when the data is packaged and submitted to the NOAA archive.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data is captured through an instrument logger, it is downloaded onto a drive through the instrument software, then data is exported and backed up onto google drive.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

The deployment, recovery and process steps of temperature and current data from the 'Lowell Instruments TCM-1 Current Meter' employed by the Saipan Coral Nursery Pilot Project team since 2019.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1066913
Description:

Instrument Deployment and Recovery

The TCM-1 Current Meter instrument is buoyant and is secured by a flexible tether to a cinder block, taken by small boat to the deployment location and is installed by SCUBA divers.

The instrument is recovered by SCUBA divers retrieving it from it's deployment location, removing the secured cinder block and bringing the instrument back to the office to download the data onto a drive.

After the data from the instrument is downloaded, the instrument batteries are switched out, the instrument is cleaned up, checked that all components are functioning correctly, and re-deployed in the same manner described above.

Process Contact: McKagan, Steven
Phone (Voice): 670-234-0004
Email Address: steven.mckagan@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1066914
Description:

Time Series Data Processing

Data are downloaded and converted using the proprietary MAT_LOGGER drive and MAT Logger Commander also provided by Lowell Instruments.

Process Contact: McKagan, Steven
Phone (Voice): 670-234-0004
Email Address: steven.mckagan@noaa.gov

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Current Logger Data Table
Entity Temperature Logger Data Table

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 64587
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:64587
Metadata Record Created By: Brooke Olenski
Metadata Record Created: 2021-04-29 22:50+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-20 02:07+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-07-08
Owner Org: PIRO
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-07-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-07-08