Oculina Banks Habitat Area of Particular Concern Geographic Information System 2002 (NODC Accession 0090252)

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Title:
Oculina Banks Habitat Area of Particular Concern Geographic Information System 2002 (NODC Accession 0090252)
Abstract:
OGIS provides a comprehensive, interactive data source for the Oculina Banks Habitat Area of Particular Concern (OHAPC), a marine protected area off the east coast of Florida in 70 to 120 meters of water depth. An Oculina Geographic Information System (OGIS) provides a comprehensive, interactive data source for the Oculina Banks Habitat Area of Particular Concern (OHAPC), a marine protected area off the east coast of Florida in 70 to 120 meters of water depth. Data layers include: : multi-beam bathymetry, single-beam bathymetry, sidescan mosaics, sediment analyses, resulting interpretative maps of habitat types, video and still imagery from submersible (human occupied and remotely operated vehicles) dive transects and point counts (fish and habitat cover), and dive narratives. The data presented in the Oculina Banks Geographic Information System (OGIS) was collected as part of a cooperative project between: the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Undersea Research Program, NOAA Fisheries (also primary sponsor of OGIS), NOAA Ocean Service, NOAA Ocean Exploration Program, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)-- Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution (HBOI) and Florida State University.
Supplemental_Information:
Oculina Decision Support System:

The Oculina Decision Support System CD includes: - Web site (CD and on-line) - ArcView 3.2, On-line- less populated ArcIMS version of ArcView OGIS) - Raw data sets (CD)

The CD contains three folders and two readme files in the root directory. The readme files explain what is on the Cd and how to use the various products. The three folders include:

Oculina - Web site pages Oculina_arcview - the ArcView 3.2 project files Oculina_metadata - first draft of metadata created by C. Manning

Web site (oculina folder): - 9 pages linked to main index.htm, including: introduction, site history, 2001 survey, coral biology, reef ecology, human impacts, restoration, references, links, acknowledgements, and GIS Tools - last page, GIS Tools, among other things, links to the on-line ArcIMS version of the Oculina GIS (OGIS).

The main OGIS is in ArcView 3.2. A reduced ArcIMS version is available at www.uncw.edu/oculina. The ArcView project file, oculina_cd.apr, located in the /oculina_arview/ folder on the CD. Data folders in the /oculina_arcview/ folder include:

- Clelia_pdf folder on CD: dive narratives from research sub Clelia dives during 2001 Islands in the Stream expedition to Oculina Banks; each file was written by J. Arcuri on contract; each adobe pdf describes one dive based on review of the videotapes recorded during dive; observations include qualitative observations on species and habitat, and a table of fish counts based on the REEF level 1 fish census techniques; each file also references 3-4 digital image products (mpeg and jpegs) of representative events and habitat - Dive_Data folder on CD: this folder contains one folder-pics_videos-which contains the digital images from the 2001 Clelia dives; these were all grabbed from the video tapes as either still jpegs or mpeg clips; they are accessed via the shapefiles described below; they were chosen and captured by either J. Arcuri as part of the Clelia dive narratives, or by C. Manning in areas that he did topographic analysis of historic data - Geotif folder on CD: these are colored, shaded geotifs created by Seafloor Systems Inc. using 2002 multi-beam survey data; OculinaMain.tif/.tfw is for the southern portion of survey and OculinaAddOn.tif/.tfw is for the northwest survey lines - others may include other types of files including .sbn, .sbx, .prj, .plk

C. Manning created the original OGIS. As presented on the CD, it has 7 "default" views. Most contain some common data sets, e.g., boundaries of the OHAPC and a 5 min. grid for lat/long. In addition, each provides unique access to the following data:

1. 2001 Islands in the Stream Expedition-submersible Clelia and ROV dive data-photos, video clips, and fish counts-- from 2001 cruise to the OHAPC 2. Clelia Dive Tracks-detailed dive logs for 2001 Clelia dives 3. ROV dive tracks-detailed dive logs for 2001 ROV dives ???? is this a different set of dives??? 4. NOS bathymetry-color coded by depth chart from 1958-65 NOS hydrographic surveys 5. Additional Photos/Videos-access to additional digital images, above those available in View 1 6. Multi-beam survey-shaded, colored geotifs from 2002 multi-beam survey 7. Historical Data-tables of observations from past JSL submersible dive transects conducted by J. Reed ???? where are these data?

OGIS Shapefiles: The shapefile prefix in the following list of shapefiles is how the files (i.e., .shp, .shx, etc.) are named on the CD. The prefix is often followed in the list below by the theme label that C. Manning gave the theme (shapefile) in the views he chose to include in OGIS (these names do not always match the file name). If the filename prefix is not followed by a theme label, then it indicates that this shapefile was not used in Manningóóós default views listed above.

- theme = 5 min_utm: 5 min. lat/long grid drawn by C. Manning using polylines - 78utm_transect-theme = 1978 transects: points, each linked to table of data from 1978 JSL submersible dives conducted by Dr. John Reed in 1978; data includes his station number and lat/long - alldives: point, non-interactive (can not hot link) table of digital images (jpgs) for each of 2001 Clelia dives; not used in any of default views - citrutm1-theme = Control: polygon, habitat type map drawn by K. Scanlon based on 1995 side-scan survey; control area was north of EORR in area that was open to fishing in 1995 - didutm-Theme = EORR: polygon, habitat type map drawn by K. Scanlon based on 1995 side-scan survey of original Experimental Oculina Research Reserve (EORR) closed in 1994 - hapc_2000-theme = Hapc_2000: polyline, boundaries of the main portion of the OHAPC from Ft. Pierce to Cape Canaveral; reserve boundaries acquired from S. Atlantic Fisheries Management Council - theme = Hapc_satellite 2000: polyline, boundaries of the northwest satellite closed areas off Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral - historic_utm-theme = Additional Transects: points, linked to table of data observations by Dr. J. Reed from submersible dives conducted in the 1970s; data includes his station number, lat/long, depth, relief, and miscellaneous comments from Dr. Reed (e.g., relief, habitat type, coral cover) - jeffs_reef81_utm-theme = Jeffs Reef Region 1981: points, linked to table of data from 1981 JSL sub dives conducted by J. Reed; data includes Reed Sta. #, lat/long, and topographic info on mounds (base depths, top depth, max relief) - koenigsebastian: point, linked to table of locations of the Koenig et al. restoration structures deployed between 1995 and 2000; not used in the default set of views - nosft: point, NOS bathymetric data from unknown survey year, not used in any of current views - nosutm-Theme = NOS_utm: point, NOS bathymetric data from 1958-1965 single-beam fathometer surveys used in NOS Bathymetry view - Oculina_fish-theme = Fish Surveys: point, linked to: 1) via hot link tool, Adobe pdf files that are narratives of 2001 Clelia dives prepared by J. Arcuri from videotape records; and 2) via identify tool, table of fish count data made by J. Arcuri from 2001 Clelia dives, as reported in the dive narratives - PhotoX (5 shapefiles photo1.shp, photo2.shp, etc.)-theme = Photox: point, access to additional images from 2001 Clelia dives; digitized by C. Manning - Photos2-theme = Photos in View #1: point, photos digitized by J. Arcuri and referred to in Clelia dive narratives - Photos: point, images from Clelia dive 619, not used in any of views - Shoreline-Theme = Florida Shoreline: polyline, shoreline of entire Caribbean region, including FL; data table includes data on countries in region, e.g., population, square miles; source unknown - VideoX (5 shapefiles video1.shp, video2.shp, etc.)-Theme = Videox: point, access to additional images from 2001 Clelia dives; digitized by C. Manning - Videos-Theme = Videos in View #1: : point, video clips digitized by J. Arcuri and referred to in Clelia dive narratives - Clelia dive logs-Theme = e.g., clelia609.shp in View #2: Clelia sub dive logs located in the shapefiles/utm_clelia/ folder; files are all named similarly by dive number e.g., clelia609.shp; in some cases the filename will be clelia609a.shp; these files were reviewed more closely by C. Manning and more photo/video images created; in OGIS all these point files are located in one View (Clelia Dive Tracks)

Resource Description: Oculina Banks Geographic Information System

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 20021231, Oculina Banks Habitat Area of Particular Concern Geographic Information System 2002 (NODC Accession 0090252): NOAA Undersea Research Center at UNCW, Wilmington, NC.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0300
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.9000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.5000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.5000

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 01-Sep-1995
    Ending_Date: 05-Sep-2001
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

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

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: GIS

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

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

      This is a Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • Point (14)

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

      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
      UTM_Zone_Number: 17
      Transverse_Mercator:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
      False_Easting: 500000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using Row and Column
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 3.0
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 3.0
      Planar coordinates are specified in Meters

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.98.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Videotapes (mini-DV) collected with an underwater 3-chip CCD color video camera, deployed from the research submersible, Clelia (owned by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Inst.). Attribute table provides access to dive narrative pdf files. Fish abundances were estimated using the REEF classification method. The designations are as follows: S=single, F=few (2-10), M=many (11-100) A=abundant (>100).
    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?

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

    NOAA Undersea Research Center at UNCW
    Attn: Andrew N. Shepard
    Associate Director, NURC
    NURC/UNCW, 5600 Marvin Moss Ln
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28409
    USA

    910-962-2446 (voice)
    910-962-2444 (FAX)
    sheparda@uncw.edu

    Hours_of_Service: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm


Why was the data set created?

The goal of OGIS is to provide interactive access to a variety of data sources that characterize fish populations and habitat condition in the OHAPC, for use by fisheries managers, scientists and the general public.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

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

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


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


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

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

Access_Constraints:
There are no constraints for access and use of OGIS Web site (www.uncw.edu/oculina). The CD version may be available upon request from point of contact.
Use_Constraints: Not for legal use

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

    NOAA Undersea Research Center at UNCW
    Attn: Andrew N. Shepard
    Associate Director, NURC
    NURC/UNCW, 5600 Marvin Moss Ln
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28409
    USA

    910-962-2446 (voice)
    910-962-2444 (FAX)
    sheparda@uncw.edu

    Hours_of_Service: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    No warranty expressed or implied is made by NURC regarding the utility of the data format on any other system. Disclaimer - 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: 30-Sep-2014
Metadata author:
NOAA Undersea Research Center at UNCW
Attn: Andrew N. Shepard
Associate Director, NURC
NURC/UNCW, 5600 Marvin Moss Ln
Wilmington, North Carolina 28409
USA

910-962-2446 (voice)
910-962-2444 (FAX)
sheparda@uncw.edu

Hours_of_Service: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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