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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2023: NCRMP and related PIFSC surveys: Statistical Summary of Key Environmental Variables at Coral Reef Survey Sites across the Pacific Ocean from 2000 to 2020, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65209.

Item Identification

Title: NCRMP and related PIFSC surveys: Statistical Summary of Key Environmental Variables at Coral Reef Survey Sites across the Pacific Ocean from 2000 to 2020
Short Name: Environmental Data Summary (EDS)
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2021-12-08
Publication Date: 2022
Abstract:

The Environmental Data Summary (EDS) tool was developed by scientists of the Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) at the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC). The survey data utilized in tool development was funded by the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) as well as other related projects including the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) and USAID. The EDS is an advanced environmental data summary tool that gives users a simple, consistent way to enhance in situ survey data with external environmental data. The EDS is written in R and provides users an interface to NOAA CoastWatch and OceanWatch datasets through the ERDDAP server protocol. The oceanographic parameters involved in this tool include chlorophyll A, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), turbidity (Kd490), wave height, and sea surface temperature (SST) measurements. The EDS outputs were summarized at NCRMP REA Site level from 2000 to 2020 across 57 islands covered by the survey.

Purpose:

The EDS allows users to download/filter/extract/summarize large amounts of gridded and tabular data given user-defined time stamps and geographical coordinates. The various external environmental data summarized at individual survey sites can aid scientists to assess and understand how living marine resources are impacted by the environmental variabilities.

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Supplemental Information:

The NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) details a long term approach to provide an ecosystem perspective via monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner. The NCRMP coordinates various NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort. Through the implementation of the NCRMP, NOAA is able to clearly and concisely communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis.

NCRMP is a framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate, and socioeconomic indicators at 10 priority coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. This integrated approach consolidates monitoring of coral reefs under a uniform method in the Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. NCRMP is funded by the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and supported by NOAA Fisheries, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), NOAAs Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), NOAA Coral Reef Watch, and many other partners. The Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) at NOAA Fisheries is leading in-situ climate monitoring in the U.S. Pacific Islands Region.

The climate component of NCRMP in the Pacific provides a comprehensive view of climate change impacts on coral reef ecosystems and helps identify areas of resilience and vulnerability. The key indicators used to identify and monitor climate-driven trends include 1) thermal stress caused by changes in sea temperature, 2) ocean acidification resulting from changes in carbonate chemistry, and 3) ecological impacts by collecting data on coral growth rates, erosion, and community structure to understand the impacts of thermal stress and ocean acidification on the ecosystem. Each year, ESD scientists work closely with CRCP and partners during Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP) missions to collect data using moored oceanographic and ecological instruments stationed at fixed sites in the Pacific Ocean, and water samples collected by divers. The in-situ data and satellite-based observations are also used in modeling efforts. Innovative analysis techniques are used to develop products that give fellow scientists, managers, decision makers and the public a better understanding of a regions resources and how they are changing over time.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Oceanography
CRCP Project FY21(31357 National Coral Reef Monitoring Program)
ISO 19115 Topic Category 007
ISO 19115 Topic Category Environment
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS LATITUDE
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS LONGITUDE
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS POSITION - GEOGRAPHIC
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS model output
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS satellite data
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program; CORAL REEF STUDIES; Ocean Acidification Program; National Coral Reef Monitoring Program; Pacific Reef and Assessment Monitoring Program
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Central Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Coastal Waters of Hawaii
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Equatorial Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Northwest Pacific
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS South Pacific Ocean
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Ecosystem Sciences Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None Ecosystem Sciences Division
None ESD
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC
None RAMP
None Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program

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 > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Wake Atoll (19N167E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Baker Island > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Howland Island > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Johnston Atoll > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Wake Atoll > Wake Atoll (19N167E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Baseline studies
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS North Pacific Ocean

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS GPS

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

For each site ID, summarized environmental data columns include xxx, yyy, zzz, defined by day week month level mean sd, q range.

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

Referred to as EDS

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: PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Program and partners

Support Roles

Data Set Credit

CC ID: 1079753
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

Data Steward

CC ID: 1079755
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Tanaka, Kisei
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: kisei.tanaka@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 1079756
Date Effective From: 2020
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
Contact Instructions:

NCEI

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1175805
Date Effective From: 2022
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Luers, Lori H
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: lori.luers@noaa.gov

Originator

CC ID: 1079752
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: pifsc.info@noaa.gov
Phone: 808-725-5360
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1079754
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Tanaka, Kisei
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: kisei.tanaka@noaa.gov
View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

NWHI region including following islands: "Nihoa", "Necker", "French Frigate", "Maro", "Laysan", "Lisianski", "Pearl & Hermes" "Kure", "Midway", "Gardner"

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1111171
W° Bound: -178.4
E° Bound: -161.9
N° Bound: 28.5
S° Bound: 23.1
Description

NWHI region including following islands: "Nihoa", "Necker", "French Frigate", "Maro", "Laysan", "Lisianski", "Pearl & Hermes" "Kure", "Midway", "Gardner"

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1125897
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000
End: 2019

Extent Group 2

Extent Description:

SAMOA region including following islands; "Tutuila", "Tau", "Ofu & Olosega", "Swains", "Rose", "South Bank"

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1111807
W° Bound: -171.1
E° Bound: -168.1
N° Bound: -11
S° Bound: -14.9
Description

SAMOA region including following islands; "Tutuila", "Tau", "Ofu & Olosega", "Swains", "Rose", "South Bank"

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1125898
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002
End: 2020

Extent Group 3

Extent Description:

CT region including following islands: "Philippines", "Timor Leste", "New Britain"

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1111808
W° Bound: 120.9
E° Bound: 150.4
N° Bound: 13.7
S° Bound: -9.3
Description

CT region including following islands: "Philippines", "Timor Leste", "New Britain"

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1125899
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012
End: 2015

Extent Group 4

Extent Description:

PRIAs region including following islands: "Howland", "Baker", "Jarvis", "Palmyra", "Kingman", "Johnston", "Wake"

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1111809
W° Bound: -176.6
E° Bound: -166.7
N° Bound: 19.3
S° Bound: -0.4
Description

PRIAs region including following islands: "Howland", "Baker", "Jarvis", "Palmyra", "Kingman", "Johnston", "Wake"

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1125900
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001
End: 2018

Extent Group 5

Extent Description:

MARIAN region including following islands: "Saipan", "Tinian", "Sarigan", "Zealandia", "Pagan", "Agrihan", "Stingray", "Farallon de Pajaros", "Supply", "Maug", "Asuncion", "Anatahan", "Guguan", "Alamagan", "Pathfinder", "Arakane", "Aguijan", "Rota", "Guam", "Santa Rosa"

Extent Group 5 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1111810
W° Bound: 142.4
E° Bound: 145.9
N° Bound: 20.6
S° Bound: 12.8
Description

MARIAN region including following islands: "Saipan", "Tinian", "Sarigan", "Zealandia", "Pagan", "Agrihan", "Stingray", "Farallon de Pajaros", "Supply", "Maug", "Asuncion", "Anatahan", "Guguan", "Alamagan", "Pathfinder", "Arakane", "Aguijan", "Rota", "Guam", "Santa Rosa"

Extent Group 5 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1125901
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2003
End: 2017

Extent Group 6

Extent Description:

MHI region including following islands: "Oahu", "Maui", "Hawaii", "Kauai" "Niihau", "Lehua", "Molokai", "Lanai", "Molokini", "Kaula", "Kahoolawe"

Extent Group 6 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 1111811
W° Bound: -160.5
E° Bound: -154.8
N° Bound: 22.2
S° Bound: 18.9
Description

MHI region including following islands: "Oahu", "Maui", "Hawaii", "Kauai" "Niihau", "Lehua", "Molokai", "Lanai", "Molokini", "Kaula", "Kahoolawe"

Extent Group 6 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1125902
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005
End: 2019

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

Not applicable

Security Handling Description:

Not applicable

Data Access Policy:

NOAA Ecosystem Science Division (ESD) Data Sharing Recommendations, version 9.0 updated August 12, 2015:

ESD welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on research issues contributing to the scientific basis for better management of marine ecosystems. ESD has a very diverse set of field activities that generates large volumes of data using an array of data collection protocols.

The following recommendations are for your consideration as you use this data:

1) Data analyses should take all field exigencies into account. The most effective way to do this would be active collaboration with ESD principal investigators.

2) In all presentations, product releases, or publications using data generated by ESD, proper acknowledgement of both ESD and the individuals responsible for data collection is expected. Citing the DOI (if available) is preferred, a non-DOI example is listed below.

3) If you collect or generate data for the same study areas, ESD requests that you share relevant information on complimentary data collections.

4) Those receiving data are strongly urged to inform the ESD Data Management 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. This information is necessary in order to improve the collections and to facilitate more efficient and economical data processing and retrieval. The users are asked to supply copies of any missing data that may be located, and to provide information as to significant subsets and special aggregations of data that are developed in using the material provided.

Example citation:

"This publication makes use of data products provided by the Ecosystem Science Division (ESD), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP). 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

Data Use Constraints:

Please cite NOAA Fisheries, Ecosystem Science Division (ESD) when using the data.

Example:

Ecosystem Science Division; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: NCRMP: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Statistical Summary of Key Environmental Variables at Coral Reef Survey Sites across the Pacific Ocean from 2000 to 2020, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65209.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1111812
Download URL: https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0256762
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2020 - Present)
File Name: ncrmp_eds_final_2000-2020.csv
Description:

The csv file contains relevant outputs from NCRMP EDS program at REA survey sites locations.

File Date/Time: 2021-12-13 00:00:00
File Type: .csv
File Size: ~25 MB

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1079759
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/region/pacific-islands#science
Name: NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region - Science Overview
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 1176479
URL: https://coastwatch.noaa.gov/cw/data-access-tools.html
Name: NOAA Coastwatch Oceanwatch Data Access Tools
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information on NOAA Coastwatch Data Access Tools

URL 3

CC ID: 1182752
URL: https://github.com/krtanaka/ncei_eds
Name: EDS scripts
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Github URL for the publically available EDS code

Technical Environment

Description:

R version 4.1.2 (2021-11-01) -- "Bird Hippie"

Copyright (C) 2021 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing

Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Rapid Ecological Assessment Quadrat Surveys Sites were used as spatiotemporal proxies of the EDS outputs.

Accuracy:

The EDS outputs were verified by Kisei Tanaka and Thomas Oliver.

Completeness Report:

Statistically summarized environmental variables were only extracted for shallow water and hard-bottom SPC survey sites.

Conceptual Consistency:

The same R codes are used to compute statistical summary of environmental data at each surveyed site. Periodic examination of the EDS output is conducted throughout 2020-present for bias or other discrepancies.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Kisei Tanaka is routinely conducing a standard QC measures twice every fiscal year.

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?:

NOAA IRC and NOAA Fisheries ITS resources and assets.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Environmental Data Summary (EDS) is an advanced environmental data summary tool that gives users a simple, consistent way to enhance in situ survey data with external environmental data. The EDS is written in R and provides users an interface to NOAA CoastWatch • OceanWatch datasets through the ERDDAP server protocol. The program allows users to download/filter/extract large amounts of gridded and tabular data given user-defined time stamps and geographical coordinates.

Sources

Tanaka KR, Oliver TA (2021) NCRMP: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Statistical Summary of Key Environmental Variables at Coral Reef Survey Sites across the Pacific Ocean from 2000 to 2020. gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65209

CC ID: 1079764

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1128751
Description:

All reproducible codes, data and SOPs can be found here. Any inquires and questions can be sent to kisei.tanaka@noaa.gov

https://github.com/krtanaka/eds_workshop

https://github.com/krtanaka/ncei_eds

Process Date/Time: 2022-03-09 00:00:00
Process Contact: Tanaka, Kisei
Email Address: kisei.tanaka@noaa.gov
Source: Tanaka KR, Oliver TA (2021) NCRMP: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Statistical Summary of Key Environmental Variables at Coral Reef Survey Sites across the Pacific Ocean from 2000 to 2020. gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65209

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 Environmental Data Summary Data Dictionary

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65209
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65209
Metadata Record Created By: Brooke Olenski
Metadata Record Created: 2021-08-25 21:49+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Sarah Kunkel
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-20 03:04+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-07-27
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-07-27
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-07-27