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

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Walt Nelson, Western Ecology Division, US EPA
Originator: Stephen Hale, Atlantic Ecology Division, NHEERL-AED, US EPA
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
US Environmental Protection Agency National Coastal Assessment for Hawaii 2002: Water Quality, Fish Taxon, Sediment Chemistry Data (NODC Accession 0061250)
Online_Linkage: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0061250>
Description:
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.
Purpose:
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.
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

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20020401
Ending_Date: 20021030
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -160.144
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -155.062
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.217
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.723
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: coastal data
Theme_Keyword: benthic data
Theme_Keyword: water quality
Theme_Keyword: Benthic grab
Theme_Keyword: Benthic grab summary
Theme_Keyword: Benthic infauna station abundance
Theme_Keyword: Benthic infauna replicate abundance
Theme_Keyword: Fish community summary by station
Theme_Keyword: Fish taxon abundance by station
Theme_Keyword: Fish taxon and length abundance by station
Theme_Keyword: Presence/absence and type of trash and debris
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Chemistry Data
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Grain Analyses Data
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Toxicity Data
Theme_Keyword: Tissue Chemistry Data
Theme_Keyword: physical data
Theme_Keyword: temperature
Theme_Keyword: salinity
Theme_Keyword: pH
Theme_Keyword: turbidity
Theme_Keyword: conductivity
Theme_Keyword: dissolved oxygen
Theme_Keyword: Nutrient data
Theme_Keyword: nitrate
Theme_Keyword: nitrite
Theme_Keyword: phosphorus
Theme_Keyword: silicate
Theme_Keyword: nitrate/nitrite
Theme_Keyword: chlorophyll a
Theme_Keyword: ammonia
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Water Quality
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Hydrosphere > Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Chemistry
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > pH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Turbidity
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Oxygen
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Nutrients
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Nitrate
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Nitrite
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Phosphorus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Silicate
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Ammonia
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chlorophyll
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North Pacific
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
Place_Keyword: Ni'ihau
Place_Keyword: Kauai
Place_Keyword: Oahu
Place_Keyword: Molokai
Place_Keyword: Maui
Place_Keyword: Island of Hawaii
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: MHI
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Oahu (21N157W0003)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Oahu (21N157W0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Kauai Island > Kauai Island (22N159W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Kauai Island (22N159W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Molokai Island > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Maui Island > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Niihau Island > Niihau Island (21N160W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Kauai > Niihau Island (21N160W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: surface and benthic
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Dataset credit required
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Walt Nelson
Contact_Organization:
Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch, Western Ecology Division, US EPA
Contact_Position: Project Lead
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 2111 S.E. Marine Science Dr.
City: Newport
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97365
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-867-4041
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Nelson.Walt@epa.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
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."
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ASCII text

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: see methodology
Completeness_Report: quality control completed
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Walt Nelson
Contact_Organization:
Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch, Western Ecology Division, US EPA
Contact_Position: Project Lead
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 2111 S.E. Marine Science Dr.
City: Newport
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97365
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 541-867-4041
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Nelson.Walt@epa.gov

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
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
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121208
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100830
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mr. Patrick C. Caldwell
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/NCDDC
Contact_Position: Hawaii/US Pacific Liaison
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 1000 Pope Road, MSB 316
Address: Dept. of Oceanography
Address: University of Hawaii at Manoa
City: Honolulu
State_or_Province: Hawaii
Postal_Code: 96822
Country: USA
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CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20021030
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