Benthic Surveys for Ground Truthing of Coastal Benthic Mapping in the Main Eight Hawaiian Islands 2001-2002 (NODC Accession 0001329)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Benthic Surveys for Ground Truthing of Coastal Benthic Mapping in the Main Eight Hawaiian Islands 2001-2002 (NODC Accession 0001329)
Abstract:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS) initiated a coral reef research program in 1999 to map, assess, inventory, and monitor U.S. coral reef ecosystems. These activities were implemented in response to requirements outlined in the Mapping Implementation Plan developed by the Mapping and Information Synthesis Working Group (MISWG) of the Coral Reef Task Force (CRTF). As part of the MISWG of the CRTF, NOS's Biogeography Team has been charged with the development and implementation of a plan to produce comprehensive digital coral-reef ecosystem maps for all U.S. States, Territories, and Commonwealths within five to seven years. Joint activities between Federal agencies are particularly important to map, research, monitor, manage, and restore coral reef ecosystems. In response to the Executive Order 13089, NOS is conducting research to digitally map biotic resources and coordinate a long-term monitoring program that can detect and predict change in U.S. coral reefs, and their associated habitats and biological communities. Most U.S. coral reef resources have not been digitally mapped at a scale or resolution sufficient for assessment, monitoring, and/or research to support resource management. Thus, a large portion of NOS' coral reef research activities have focused on mapping of U.S. coral reef ecosystems. The map products will provide the fundamental spatial organizing framework to implement and integrate research programs and provide the capability to effectively communicate information and results to coral reef ecosystem managers. Although the NOS coral program is relatively young, it has had tremendous success in advancing towards the goal to protect, conserve, and enhance the health of U.S. coral reef ecosystems. One objective of the program was to create benthic habitat maps to support coral reef research to enable development of products that support management needs and questions. Therefore this product was developed in collaboration with many Hawaiian partners, including Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources, a leading coral reef management agency. An initial step in producing benthic habitat maps is the development of a habitat classification scheme. This dataset focuses on the in situ data used to ground truth the mapping efforts on the main Hawaiian Islands: Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau.
Supplemental_Information:
NOAASupplemental: :Entry_ID: Unknown: Sensor_Name: SCUBA, visual census; Sensor_Name: GPS; Project_Campaign: Hawaiian Islands Benthic Habitat Mapping; Originating_Center: NOAA/NOS Storage_Medium: shapefiles Online_size: 33097 Kbytes

Resource Description: NODC Accession Number 0001329

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Battista, T. A. , Coyne, M. S. , Kendall, M. S. , Monaco, M. E. , Waddell, J., NOAA National Ocean Service, Biogeography Team, Anderson, M., Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii, Smith, W., Jokiel, P., and University of Hawaii at Manoa, Unpublished material, Benthic Surveys for Ground Truthing of Coastal Benthic Mapping in the Main Eight Hawaiian Islands 2001-2002 (NODC Accession 0001329).

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    (1) NOAA National Ocean Service, Biogeography Team; N/SCI 1, SSMC4; 1305 East West Highway; Silver Spring, MD 20910 (2) Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii 1320 Aalapapa Dr. Lanikai, Oahu, Hawaii 96734 (3) University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology P.O. Box 1346; Kaneohe, HI 96744

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -160.25
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -154.8166
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.2233
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.9166

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jan-2001
    Ending_Date: 31-Dec-2002
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database

  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:
    Directories: accuracy_assessment_points/ hawaii/ maui/ molokai/ oahu/ ground_validation_points/ kauai/ maui/ molokai/ niihau/ oahu/ shapefiles/ hawaii/ lanai/ molokai/ oahu_section1/ kauai/ maui/ niihau/ oahu_section2/Each island directory has the original file (*.zip), theexpanded files, and a redundant ASCII CSV copy of the *.dbf file.Note, explicit details of each file are found in the FGDC metadata files: *.met.
    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?

    (1) NOAA National Ocean Service, Biogeography Team; N/SCI 1, SSMC4; 1305 East West Highway; Silver Spring, MD 20910 (2) Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii 1320 Aalapapa Dr. Lanikai, Oahu, Hawaii 96734 (3) University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology P.O. Box 1346; Kaneohe, HI 96744

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

    Tim Battista
    NOAA National Ocean Service
    Researcher
    1305 East West Highway
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    USA

    (301) 713-3028 x171 (voice)
    (301) 713-4388 (FAX)
    Tim.Battista@noaa.gov


Why was the data set created?

These data provide ground truth to remote sensing (color aerial photography and hyperspectral and IKONOS satellite imagery) used for the development of benthic habitat maps of the main Hawaiian Islands.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    Coyne and others, 2003 (source 1 of 1)
    Coyne, M. S. , Battista, T. A. , Anderson, M., Waddell, J., Smith, W., Jokiel, P., Kendall, M. S. , and Monaco, M. E. , 2003, Benthic Habitats of the Main Hawaiian Islands: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS CCMA 152, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Also available from U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Biogeography Program. 2003. (CD-ROM). Benthic Habitats of the Main Hawaiian Islands.
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: benthic habitat studies

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

    Date: Unknown (process 1 of 1)
    Random points are generated within major habitat polygons of coral reef habitat maps prepared to NOAA standards as described in the Classification Scheme for Benthic Habitats for the Main Eight Hawaiian Islands. A set of random points are generated within these polygons using a random point generator. Each point is navigated to in the field and habitat data acquired.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Dr. Miles Anderson
    Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLC
    Researcher
    1320 Aalapapa Dr.
    Kailua, HI 96734
    USA

    (808) 262-2417 (voice)
    (808) 262-7027 (FAX)
    miles@interpac.net

    Data sources used in this process:
    • Coyne and others, 2003

  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?

    none

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

    see Lineage - Process Step


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:
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)

    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)
    services@nodc.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 and NODC 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: 07-Dec-2012
Last Reviewed: 01-Aug-2005
To be reviewed: 01-Aug-2006
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

Hours_of_Service: 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays
Contact_Instructions: check services@nodc.noaa.gov if not available
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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