US Environmental Protection Agency National Coastal Assessment for Hawaii 2002: Water Quality, Fish Taxon, Sediment Chemistry Data (NODC Accession 0061250)

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Title:
US Environmental Protection Agency National Coastal Assessment for Hawaii 2002: Water Quality, Fish Taxon, Sediment Chemistry Data (NODC Accession 0061250)
Abstract:
In 2002, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) National Coastal Assessment (NCA), in conjunction with state agencies, Region 9, and the University of Hawaii, conducted the first comprehensive survey of the condition of estuarine resources in Hawaii. The survey sampled 79 stations on islands of the Hawaiian chain and included all of the indicators of the NCA surveys. The Hawaiian surveys,however, did not produce estimates of sediment toxicity because of insufficient soft sediments, and rather than assessing contaminant levels in fish, it assessed the body burdens of sea cucumbers.The Western Pilot-Coastal Monitoring is a large-scale, comprehensive environmental monitoring strategy designed to provide regional characterization of estuarine conditions along the West and Pacific Coasts of the United States.
Supplemental_Information:
NOAASupplemental:Entry_ID: UnknownSensor_Name: Sampling bags, nets, jars Sensor_Name: Hydrolab H2O Datasonde Sensor_Name: Hydrolab DO sensor Source_Name: small boat, SCUBA Project_Campaign: Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program National Coastal Assessment Monitoring Platform (CRIMP)Originating_Center: Western Ecology Division, US EPA Storage_Medium: ASCII Text Reference: None Online_size: 5809 kilobytes

Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0061250

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Walt Nelson, Western Ecology Division, US EPA, and Stephen Hale, Atlantic Ecology Division, NHEERL-AED, US EPA, Unknown, US Environmental Protection Agency National Coastal Assessment for Hawaii 2002: Water Quality, Fish Taxon, Sediment Chemistry Data (NODC Accession 0061250).

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -160.144
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -155.062
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.217
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.723

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Apr-2002
    Ending_Date: 30-Oct-2002
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

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

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    SAMPLING STATIONS: see about/HawaiiMapEPA_NCA.jpgsee data/0-data/Station_Locations_Information/coast_out.slSUBMITTING MEDIUM:Data downloaded from <http://oaspub.epa.gov/coastal/coast.search> States: Hawaii, Years: 2002Document states also surveys in 2004-2005. These are not yet available.DIRECTORY ORGANIZATION, FILE NAMES AND FORMATS:Directory data/0-data/ contains the files as acquired from the originators.Directories and files in 0-data/Directory: Station_Locations_Information/file: coast_out.sl comment: station information file: IN_sta_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Station_Visit_Information/file: coast_out.sv comment: stations visited information, a subset of coast_out.sl Directory: Benthic_Abundance_Data_By_Replicate/file: display.bta_parse comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_babn_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Benthic_Abundance_Data_By_Station_Taxon/file: display.bsa_parse comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_babn_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Benthic_Grab_Data_By_Replicate/file: display.bg_parse comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_babn_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Benthic_Summary_Data_By_Station/file: display.bgs_parse comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_babn_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Netted_Organism_Abundance_Data_By_Replicate/file: display.no_parse comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_fshabn_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Objects_Observed_in_Trawl_From_Boat/file: coast_out.oo comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_obsobj_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Sediment_Analyte_Concentrate_Data/file: coast_ana.sac comment: codes for parameters file: coast_qa.sac comment: codes for quality control file: display.sac_parse comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_schm_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Sediment_Grain_Composition_Data/file: display.sga_parse comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_sgrn_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Sediment_Toxicity_Test_Data/file: coast_out.stt comment: data defined by headerfile: coast_qa.stt comment: codes for quality control file: IN_tox_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Tissue_Chemistry_Concentration_Data/file: coast_ana.tcc comment: codes for parameters file: coast_qa.tcc comment: codes for quality control file: display.tcc_parse comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_tchm_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Trawl_Abundance_Length_Data_By_Station_Taxon/file: display.ttss_parse comment: data defined by headerfile: IN_fshabn_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Trawl_Summary_Data_By_Station/file: display.tss_parsecomment: data defined by headerfile: IN_fshabn_m.txt comment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control Directory: Water_Quality_By_Station/file: coast_qa.wqm comment: codes for quality control file: display.wqm_parsecomment: data defined by headerfile: IN_wtr_m.txtcomment: metadata for data collection, methods, processing, and quality control
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Requested Acknowledgment If you plan to publish these data in any way, EPA requires a standard statement for work it has supported: "Although the data described in this article have been funded wholly or in part by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency through its EMAP-National Coastal Assessment Program, it has not been subjected to Agency review, and therefore does not necessarily reflect the views of the Agency and no official endorsement should be inferred."

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

    Walt Nelson
    Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch, Western Ecology Division, US EPA
    Project Lead
    2111 S.E. Marine Science Dr.
    Newport, OR 97365
    USA

    541-867-4041 (voice)
    Nelson.Walt@epa.gov


Why was the data set created?

To answer broad-scale questions on environmental conditions, EMAP and its partners have collected estuarine and coastal data from hundreds of stations along the coasts of the continental United States. Types of data include water column parameters, sediment chemistry and toxicity, benthic communities,demersal fish, and tissue contaminants. EMAP's National Coastal Assessment comprises all the estuarine and coastal sampling done by EMAP beginning in1990. This includes the sampling done in the biogeographic provinces as well as data from the Regional EMAP (REMAP) studies done by EPA Regional Offices. Program Objective EPA's National Coastal Assessment (NCA), is a five-year effort led by EPA's Office of Research and Development to evaluate the assessment methods it has developed to advance the science of ecosystem condition monitoring. C2000 represents the current state of evolution of EPA's EMAP. EMAP was originally designed to provide a quantitative assessment of the regional extent of environmental problems by measuring status and change in selected indicators of ecological condition. EMAP provides a strategy to identify and bound the extent, magnitude and location of environmental degradation and improvement on a regional scale.Data Set Objective The objective of the sampling design is to provide a statistically defensible strategy for collecting information about selected indicators of ecological condition and their variability. The design is flexible to allow alternative future uses.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: Unknown (process 1 of 1)
    Data Set Background Discussion The EMAP-Estuaries sampling design on which C2000 is based combines the strengths of systematic and random sampling with our understanding of estuarine systems. It provides a design that will allow probability-based estimates of the status of the Nation's estuarine systems, the variability associated with that status, its spatial and temporal components, and the temporal trends associated with changes in these systems.The Coastal 2000 sampling design is based on a single, annual sampling season of each station during the Index Period. The design differs from previous EMAP designs in that existing monitoring programs were incorporated where appropriate. "Biased" programs, such as those designed to evaluate the effects of a treatment plant, would NOT be appropriate for inclusion. Working with the states, the C2000 design team was able to identify a large number of sites that are currently being monitored and meet the criteria for being unbiased in their location. Many were randomly located in the original monitoring design.Data Acquisition Sampling Objective The navigation goal was to be within a 100 ft radius of the assigned latitude and longitude of a sampling site.Sample Collection Methods Summary The randomly selected Western Pilot sampling locations will be provided to the field crews as coordinates of latitude/longitude in degrees-minutes, expressed to the nearest 0.01 minute (i.e., 00 00.00'). The crews will use GPS to locate the site. The acceptable tolerance goal for siting is that the sampling station be established within 0.01 nm (±100 ft) of the given coordinates. This reflects the accuracy expected from a properly functioning GPS unit of the caliber that will used for the study. The GPS's performance should be verified on a daily basis. Field crews will strictly adhere to the above guidelines for siting the station, unless there are substantiated reasons that prevent sampling within that defined area. All stations were visited by small boat whenever possible.Specific methodology is in the reference below. Also additional information is provided in:1) data/0-data/Station_Locations_Information/IN_sta_m.txt2) data/0-data/"each data directory"/"file starting with IN"INSTRUMENT TYPES:Station locations were determined using a GPS and are accurate within a radius of 100 ft. North American Datum of 1983 was used.Sampling platforms: small boat, SCUBA sampling jars (van veen or Hawaii grab method for sediments)sampling nets sampling bags25 m transect line Hydrolab H2O Datasonde Hydrolab DO sensor REFERENCES: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2001. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) National Coastal Assessment: Quality Assurance Project Plan 2001-2004. Office of Research and Development,National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, FL. EPA/620/R-01/002.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2001. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) National Coastal Assessment: Field Operations Manual. Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Gulf Ecology Division,Gulf Breeze, FL. EPA/620/R-01/003.Nelson WG, Brock R, Lee H II, Lamberson JO, Cole F. 2007. Condition of estuaries and bays of Hawaii for 2002: A statistical summary. Washington (DC): Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory. EPA/620/R-07/001.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Walt Nelson
    Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch, Western Ecology Division, US EPA
    Project Lead
    2111 S.E. Marine Science Dr.
    Newport, OR 97365
    USA

    541-867-4041 (voice)
    Nelson.Walt@epa.gov

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    quality control completed

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    see methodology


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required

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

    NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
    Attn: Data Access Group, User Services Team
    SSMC-3 Fourth Floor
    Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
    USA

    301-713-3277 (voice)
    301-713-3302 (FAX)
    NODC.Services@noaa.gov

    Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday
  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 makes no warranty regarding these data,expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA, NESDIS, NODC and NCDDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 08-Dec-2012
Last Reviewed: 30-Aug-2010
Metadata author:
Mr. Patrick C. Caldwell
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC
Hawaii/US Pacific Liaison
1000 Pope Road, MSB 316
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
USA

(808)-956-4105 (voice)
(808) 956-2352 (FAX)
caldwell@hawaii.edu

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Metadata standard:
FGDC CSDGM (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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