Algal species and other data collected using photographs in the southern coast of the island of Ofu from 08 September 1992 to 11 September 1992 (NODC Accession 9800197)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Algal species and other data collected using photographs in the southern coast of the island of Ofu from 08 September 1992 to 11 September 1992 (NODC Accession 9800197)
Abstract:
The US Congress has authorized the Department of the Interior to enter into a lease agreement with the Governor of American Samoa to establish the National Park of American Samoa. This park would include a nearshore reef along the southern coast of the island of Ofu. This fringing reef on Ofu provides a natural lagoon habitat which is uncommon in American Samoa. This area supports a local subsistence fishery and provides excellent opportunities for diving and snorkeling.

A survey of the nearshore reefs in the area of the proposed national park at Ofu was conducted between 7-12 September, 1992. The goals of the survey were to: 1) collect baseline data on the current status of the reefs and reef resources in the area, 2) to establish long-term monitoring stations to enable documentation of the health of the reef communities through time, and 3) to contribute information to a comprehensive coastal resource survey of Tutuila and the Manua Islands. The overall purpose of the work was to design and implement the biotic component of a reef monitoring program for the areas within and adjacent to the proposed national park site.

Supplemental_Information:
Note: Metadata for this accession were extracted from a legacy database maintained by the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The design of the database did not exactly reflect the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM).

Principal Investigator (PI) and organization contact information accurately represents all available information from the legacy database at the time that this description was created. However, proper attribution of a PI to a specific institution or the role (submitting or collecting) taken by an institution may not be correct due to inexact mapping between fields in the legacy database and the CSDGM. Due to this uncertainty, the contact information was initially recorded in the Supplemental Information element of the CSDGM description.

To develop more accurate metadata, the NODC reviews metadata for all accessions on an ongoing basis.

Points of contact for this data set include: Contact info: Agency: THE OCEANIC INSTITUTE PI: Friedlander, Dr. Alan Address address 41-202 KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY, MAKAPUU POINT city WAIMANALO state: HI postal: 96795

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    (OI), Oceanic Institute , 19990727, Algal species and other data collected using photographs in the southern coast of the island of Ofu from 08 September 1992 to 11 September 1992 (NODC Accession 9800197): US National Oceanographic Data Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -169.7
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -169.7
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.2
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.2

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 08-Sep-1992
    Ending_Date: 11-Sep-1992
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

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  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

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  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Oceanic Institute
    Attn: (2813) Friedlander, Dr. Alan
    41-202 KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY, MAKAPUU POINT
    WAIMANALO, HI 96795
    UNITED STATES

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Why was the data set created?

BASIC RESEARCH


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Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    US National Oceanographic Data Center
    User Services Team
    SSMC3 FOURTH FLOOR; 1315 EAST WEST HWY
    SILVER SPRING, MD 20910-3282

    301-713-3272 (voice)
    301-713-3302 (FAX)
    NODC.Services@noaa.gov

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    NOAA and NODC make no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data.

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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 19-Oct-2013
Metadata author:
US National Oceanographic Data Center
Data Officer
SSMC3 FOURTH FLOOR; 1315 EAST WEST HWY
SILVER SPRING, MD 20910-3282
USA

301-713-3272 (voice)
301-713-3302 (FAX)
NODC.DataOfficer@noaa.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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