US Virgin Islands Abandoned Vessel Inventory

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Abandoned Vessel Program
Publication_Date: 20040408
Title: US Virgin Islands Abandoned Vessel Inventory
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: ESRI shapefile and PDF
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, WA
Publisher:
NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Damage Assessment Center, Abandoned VesselProgram
Online_Linkage:
<http://archive.orr.noaa.gov/topic_subtopic_entry.php?RECORD_KEY%28entry_subtopic_topic%29=entry_id,subtopic_id,topic_id&entry_id%28entry_subtopic_topic%29=174&subtopic_id%28entry_subtopic_topic%29=17&topic_id%28entry_subtopic_topic%29=2>
Description:
Abstract:
NOAA Abandoned Vessel Project Data for US Virgin Islands. Abandoned vessels pose a significant threat to the NOAA Trust resources through physical destruction of coral habitats and dispersion of toxic chemicals and gear. The Damage Assessment Center (DAC) is addressing this issue by creating a comprehensive database of abandoned vessels. These vessels can potentially threaten coral ecosystems in U.S. waters. Current databases are limited in their scope or definition of abandoned vessels. The inventory is a compilation of existing data from sources such as NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard, States, Territories and the maritime industry, as well as original data from maps and personal interviews with local sources.
Purpose:
The Abandoned Vessel Project's purpose is to locate and identify abandoned vessels that threaten coral ecosystems in U.S. waters, assess the threat and seek removal if warranted. This is part of a national effort to map abandoned vessels that may impact coral and associated habitats (seagrass and mangroves)
Supplemental_Information:
These reports do not represent all AVP data in the region. They represent sites that have enough supporting information to rate as high, medium or low priorities for vessel removal. Vessels with too little supporting information or those that have already been removed are not included. The data in the US Virgin Islands inventory are not complete. Significan field validation is required.

These data were generated through a number of steps. We started by culling several other databases for records that pertain to grounded sunk and abandoned vessels. These records made our base record set in 2001. From that point forward, we have been working to add and improve the core data set through a number of efforts. We collect information from our website, from the media, from direct interviews and through field surveys. All of these data are used to categorize and prioritize individual records. Many vessels have been assigned a removal priority from high to low depending on a number of factors including threats to public safety, the environment, navigation and aesthetics. Other vesselss, with very little information, are not prioritized until we develop better data.

The primary data sources are the US Coast Guard's Abandoned Vessel Inventory System and Marine Safety Management System, NOAA's Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System and Florida's Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20040408
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.177855
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.426484
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.530613
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.500323
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Documents > Abandoned Vessel Inventory
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat > Grounded Vessel
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: derelict vessels
Theme_Keyword: grounded vessels
Theme_Keyword: abandoned vessels
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Lesser Antilles > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: U. S. Virgin Islands
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: USVI
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: Not to be used for navigational purposes.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Doug Helton
Contact_Organization: NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Contact_Position: Rapid Assessment Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98115
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206.526.4563
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-526-6665
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: doug.helton@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: M-F 9-5
Contact_Instructions: Phone / Fax / Email - include your contact information please.
Data_Set_Credit:
Ian Zelo, NOAA, National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Damage Assessment Center, Abandoned VesselProgram
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.2.0.700

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Geographic Location of vessels located in US Waters
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 30

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ian Zelo
Contact_Organization: NOAA - Abandoned Vessel Program
Contact_Position: Environmental Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA - DAC
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98115
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206.526.4599
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-526-6665
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ian.j.zelo@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8:30-4:30
Contact_Instructions: Phone / Fax / Email
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PDF
Format_Information_Content:
Inventory contains Vessel Name, Removal Priority, Description, Location and Primary Source of this information.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://archive.orr.noaa.gov/av_catalog.php>
Access_Instructions:
Select place name to obtain list of vessels and then select vessel name to view details.
Fees: none
Custom_Order_Process:
Contact the Abandoned Vessel Program if you require additional records etc.
Technical_Prerequisites:
Knowledge of ESRI software, Arcview, is strongly recomended for accessing the shapfile inventory.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121217
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ian Zelo
Contact_Organization: NOAA - Abandoned Vessel Program
Contact_Position: Environmental Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: NOAA - DAC
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way NE
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98115
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206.526.4599
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-526-6665
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ian.j.zelo@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8:30-4:30
Contact_Instructions: Phone / Fax / Email
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20041216045907
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20040408
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20040408
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/abandoned_vessel_inventory_us_virgin_islands_2004.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 817

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