|Title:||Deep-sea Coral Observations|
Deep Sea Coral Presence data from around the United States of America 1842 to 2017. Data extracted from the NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program. Please cite the database as: NOAA (2018) National Database for Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges (version 20180329-0). https://deepseacoraldata.noaa.gov/; NOAA Deep Sea Coral Research & Technology Program.
To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||ocean|
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||planningCadastre|
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords||
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
|None||Exclusive Economic Zone|
|None||Outer Continental Shelf|
|None||United States of America|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||As Needed|
|Data Presentation Form:||Map (digital)|
|Data Set Credit:||NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Habitat Conservation, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management|
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2018-06|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Organization):||NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)|
2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
|Currentness Reference:||Publication Date|
Extent Group 1
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
|Data Use Constraints:||
For coastal and ocean planning
Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333
The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.
|Horizontal Positional Accuracy:||
Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.
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.
These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.
Deep Sea Coral Observations
|Contact Name:||Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC), Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSCRTP)|
|Extent Start Date/Time:||2018-06-01|
|Citation URL Name:||Source Online Linkage|
|Citation URL Description:||
URL where the source data were originally accessed.
Feature Catalogue for NOAA National Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Database 1842-Present
Process Step 1
(1) Data opened in Python and the following Columns were extracted (over 114 columns available containing a variety of data to choose from, see: https://ecowatch.ncddc.noaa.gov/erddap/info/deep_sea_corals/index.html Columns Extracted: "Flag", "FlagReason", "VernacularNameCategory", "TaxonRank", "ScientificName", "Latitude", "Longitude", "ObservationDate", "ObservationYear", "DepthInMeters", "DepthMethod", "LocationAccuracy", "SamplingEquipment", "DataProvider" (2) All rows that were “Flagged” were removed – in most cases there was missing data or uncertainty about that particular record. (3) Any data that did not have an ObservationYear were removed (Most of this was removed when the flagged columns were removed, but a few -999 were present and removed) (4) New Field / Column added “SimplifiedCategory”, which contains classifications – to reduce number of categories for display. Rows that had NULL for ‘VernacularNameCategory’ were deleted VernacularNameCategory Simplified Category stony coral (cup coral) Stony Coral stony coral (branching) Stony Coral stony coral (unspecified) Stony Coral black coral black coral gold coral gold coral gorgonian coral gorgonian coral soft coral soft coral sea pen sea pen lace coral lace coral stoloniferan coral stoloniferan coral lithotelestid coral lithotelestid coral longhorn hydrozoan coral Hydrozoan other coral-like hydrozoan Hydrozoan sponge (unspecified) Sponge glass sponge Sponge demosponge Sponge calcareous sponge Sponge homoscleromorph sponge Sponge (5) ObservationDate was dismantled into ObservationMonth, ObservationDay, and converted from text to integers. The reason for this is that Excel has issues storing dates prior to 1900, hence the need to store Day, Month, and Year into separate columns (6) -999 replaced with NULL for DepthInMeters (7) The Flag, Flag Reason, Observation Date columns were deleted and no longer relevant (8) Data extracted by Economic Exclusion Zone boundary and then Projected from WGS 1984 GCS to WGS 1984 World Mercator
|Process Date/Time:||2018-06-01 00:00:00|
Rubric scores updated every 15m
|Entity||Deep-Sea Coral Observations|
|Catalog Item ID:||66128|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Brianna Key|
|Metadata Record Created:||2021-12-22 03:16+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||SysAdmin InPortAdmin|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2022-08-09 17:11+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2021-12-22|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Last Review Date:||2021-12-22|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2022-12-22|