Data Management Plan
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Data Management Plan
DMP Template v2.0.1 (2015-01-01)Please provide the following information, and submit to the NOAA DM Plan Repository.
Reference to Master DM Plan (if applicable)
As stated in Section IV, Requirement 1.3, DM Plans may be hierarchical. If this DM Plan inherits provisions from a higher-level DM Plan already submitted to the Repository, then this more-specific Plan only needs to provide information that differs from what was provided in the Master DM Plan.
1. General Description of Data to be Managed
This sections provides the Simplified Geographic Description for each of the Proposed Units.
The 19 Proposed Critical Habitat Units for Nassau Grouper include:
Navassa Island Unit. Waters surrounding Navassa Island. Area = 2.468 sq. km.
Puerto Rico Unit 1 - Mona Island. Waters off the west and south coast of Mona Island. Area = 18.344 sq. km.
Puerto Rico Unit 2 - Desecheo Island. Waters off the southwest coast of the island. Area = 0.468 sq. km.
Puerto Rico Unit 3 - Southwest. Waters off the southwest coast of the Puerto Rico main island. Area = 112.393 sq. km.
Puerto Rico Unit 4 - Northeast. Waters off the northeast coast of the Puerto Rico main island. Area = 48.754 sq. km.
Puerto Rico Unit 5 - Vieques Island. Waters off the west and northeast, east, and southeast coasts of the island. Area = 9.488 sq. km.
Puerto Rico Unit 6 - Culebra/Culebrita Islands. The Culebra area consists of waters off the southeastern Culebra coastline. The Culebrita area consists of waters off the western and southern coasts of the island. Area = 4.149 sq. km.
United States Virgin Island Unit 1- St Thomas. Waters off the east coast of St. Thomas Island and waters off the southwest, south, and southeast coast of the Water Island. Area = 9.183 sq. km.
United States Virgin Island Unit 2- St. John. Waters off the east coast of the island. Area = 6.552 sq. km.
United States Virgin Island Unit 3- St. Croix. Waters off the east end of St. Croix Island and waters off the north coast of Buck Island. Area = 50.35 sq. km.
Florida Unit 1 Ã¢ÂÂ Biscayne Bay/Key Largo. Waters south of Rickenbacker Causeway, including portions of waters from the coastline into Biscayne Bay, and waters off the eastern coastline to 80ÃÂ°29'21" W, 25ÃÂ° 01' 59" N. Area = 1279.696.
Florida Unit 2 - Marathon. Waters off the southern shoreline approximately between Knights Key to 80ÃÂ°55'51"W, 24ÃÂ° 46' 26" N. Area = 172.379.
Florida Unit 3 - Big Pine Key to Geiger Key. Waters off the south side of coastline and US 1 from approximately Geiger Key to Big Pine Key. Area = 372.369 sq. km.
Florida Unit 4 - Key West. Shoal waters south of Woman Key. Area = 127.078 sq. km.
Florida Unit 5 - New Ground Shoal. New Ground Shoal waters. Area = 31.042 sq. km.
Florida Unit 6 - Halfmoon Shoal. Halfmoon Shoal waters. Area = 33.615 sq. km.
Florida Unit 7 - Dry Tortugas. Waters encompassing Loggerhead Key and waters surrounding Garden Key and Bush Key. Area = 4.437 sq. km.
Spawning Site Unit 1 - Bajo de Sico. All waters encompassed by 100m isobath bounded in the Bajo de Sico spawning area bound within the following coordinates: A) 67ÃÂ°26Ã¢ÂÂ13Ã¢ÂÂW, 18ÃÂ°15Ã¢ÂÂ23Ã¢ÂÂN, B) 67ÃÂ°23Ã¢ÂÂ 08Ã¢ÂÂW, 18ÃÂ°15Ã¢ÂÂ26Ã¢ÂÂN, C) 67ÃÂ°26Ã¢ÂÂ 06Ã¢ÂÂW, 18ÃÂ°12Ã¢ÂÂ55Ã¢ÂÂN, and D) 67ÃÂ°26Ã¢ÂÂ 13Ã¢ÂÂW, 18ÃÂ°12Ã¢ÂÂ56Ã¢ÂÂN. Area = 10.738 sq. km.
Spawning Site Unit 2 - Grammanik Bank/Hind Bank. All waters which make up the Hind Bank and the Grammanik Bank, interconnecting waters between these banks, and waters extending out to the 200 fathom line directly south from Grammanik Bank. Area = 59.6907 sq. km.
Source of Base Data Creating these Units:
The shoreline was created using Acropora critical habitat data (from NOAA NCCOS Benthic Habitat Mapping 2000-2002 - land and mangrove attribute combined for shoreline) https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/project/benthic-habitat-mapping-puerto-rico-virgin-islands/. Contours were derived from the National Geophysical Data CenterÃ¢ÂÂs 2004 U.S. Coastal Relief Model https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/coastal/crm.html. The NCCOS Benthic Habitat Mapping program provides data and maps at http://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/benthic/default.aspx, which was used to pull in substrate data. Benthic data was also used from The Nature Conservancy and can be found and downloaded here: https://sites.google.com/view/caribbean-marine-maps
Standardized metadata has been prepopulated for the Fields and Values and the standard spatial reference is the World Geodetic System 1984 geographic coordinate system (GCS_WGS_1984, EPSG well-known identifier 4326).
Shape = Feature Class, Polygon Data.
ID = Species ID
Scientific Name = Genus species
Common Name = Common Name of species
Listing Status = Federal status of a taxon under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Critical Habitat Status = Status of Critical Habitat Designation (i.e. Proposed or Designated)
Unit = Location of Identified Critical Habitat
Taxon = Taxon
Lead Office = NMFS Regional Office
Federal Register Rule = Public official notice of Rule
Publication Date = Publication Date of Federal Register Notice
Effective Date = Effective Date of Rule
Area SqKm = Area of Unit in Square Kilometers
Create Date = Last Date Polygon and Attribute Data were Modified
Notes = notes
InPort URL = MetaData URL Link (InPort)
Habitat Type = general location of critical habitats
eCFR = Link to designated critical habitat regulatory text and maps published in the eCFR.
Shape_Length = dynamic geodatabase field. Automatically calculated in the units of the output coordinate system specified by the Spatial Reference parameter by ESRI.
Shape_Area = dynamic geodatabase field. Automatically calculated in the units of the output coordinate system specified by the Spatial Reference parameter by ESRI.
Notes: Only a maximum of 4000 characters will be included.
Notes: Data collection is considered ongoing if a time frame of type "Continuous" exists.
Notes: All time frames from all extent groups are included.
Notes: All geographic areas from all extent groups are included.
(e.g., digital numeric data, imagery, photographs, video, audio, database, tabular data, etc.)
(e.g., satellite, airplane, unmanned aerial system, radar, weather station, moored buoy, research vessel, autonomous underwater vehicle, animal tagging, manual surveys, enforcement activities, numerical model, etc.)
2. Point of Contact for this Data Management Plan (author or maintainer)
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. This field is required if applicable.
3. Responsible Party for Data Management
Program Managers, or their designee, shall be responsible for assuring the proper management of the data produced by their Program. Please indicate the responsible party below.
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Data Steward" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Programs must identify resources within their own budget for managing the data they produce.
5. Data Lineage and Quality
NOAA has issued Information Quality Guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information which it disseminates.
(describe or provide URL of description):
(describe or provide URL of description):
6. Data Documentation
The EDMC Data Documentation Procedural Directive requires that NOAA data be well documented, specifies the use of ISO 19115 and related standards for documentation of new data, and provides links to resources and tools for metadata creation and validation.
- 1.7. Data collection method(s)
- 3.1. Responsible Party for Data Management
- 4.1. Have resources for management of these data been identified?
- 4.2. Approximate percentage of the budget for these data devoted to data management
- 5.1. Processing workflow of the data from collection or acquisition to making it publicly accessible
- 5.2. Quality control procedures employed
- 7.1. Do these data comply with the Data Access directive?
- 7.1.1. If data are not available or has limitations, has a Waiver been filed?
- 7.1.2. If there are limitations to data access, describe how data are protected
- 7.3. Data access methods or services offered
- 7.4. Approximate delay between data collection and dissemination
- 8.1. Actual or planned long-term data archive location
- 8.2. Data storage facility prior to being sent to an archive facility
- 8.3. Approximate delay between data collection and submission to an archive facility
- 8.4. How will the data be protected from accidental or malicious modification or deletion prior to receipt by the archive?
(describe or provide URL of description):
7. Data Access
NAO 212-15 states that access to environmental data may only be restricted when distribution is explicitly limited by law, regulation, policy (such as those applicable to personally identifiable information or protected critical infrastructure information or proprietary trade information) or by security requirements. The EDMC Data Access Procedural Directive contains specific guidance, recommends the use of open-standard, interoperable, non-proprietary web services, provides information about resources and tools to enable data access, and includes a Waiver to be submitted to justify any approach other than full, unrestricted public access.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Distributor" is used. The support role must be in effect. This information is not required if an approved access waiver exists for this data.
Notes: This field is required if a Distributor has not been specified.
Notes: All URLs listed in the Distribution Info section will be included. This field is required if applicable.
Notes: This field is required if applicable.
8. Data Preservation and Protection
The NOAA Procedure for Scientific Records Appraisal and Archive Approval describes how to identify, appraise and decide what scientific records are to be preserved in a NOAA archive.
(Specify NCEI-MD, NCEI-CO, NCEI-NC, NCEI-MS, World Data Center (WDC) facility, Other, To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended)
Notes: This field is required if archive location is World Data Center or Other.
Notes: This field is required if archive location is To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended.
Notes: Physical Location Organization, City and State are required, or a Location Description is required.
Discuss data back-up, disaster recovery/contingency planning, and off-site data storage relevant to the data collection
9. Additional Line Office or Staff Office Questions
Line and Staff Offices may extend this template by inserting additional questions in this section.