Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: U.S. and British Virgin Islands Maps and Geographic Information Systems Data Digital Data Re-release, 2000 (NODC Accession 0049955)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Emergency Response Division, Office of Response and Restoration, NOAA National Ocean Service
Publication_Date: 200807
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title:
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: U.S. and British Virgin Islands Maps and Geographic Information Systems Data Digital Data Re-release, 2000 (NODC Accession 0049955)
Edition: Digital Data Re-release July 2008 Seattle, Washington
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: atlas
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NOAA Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI)
Issue_Identification: U.S. and British Virgin Islands - 2000
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, Washington
Publisher: NOAA/NOS Office of Response and Restoration
Other_Citation_Details:
NOAA's ESI series compiles information in standard formats for coastal shoreline sensitivity, biological resources, and human-use resources. Using ESIs in chemical response and planning can reduce environmental consequences. These data are an update of an earlier release of an ESI Atlas for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Data were originally distributed as an atlas on DVD.
Online_Linkage: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0049955>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set comprises an update of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for the Virgin Islands. ESI data characterize estuarine environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.
Purpose:
The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.
Supplemental_Information:
This digital data re-release includes shoreline, hydrological, and biological data in formats for GIS systems and as Adobe Acrobat maps with extensive documentation. These data were originally distributed on DVD.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199807
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: 200107
Ending_Time: Unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Shorelines, wetlands, and shelf boundary of U.S. and British Virgin Islands
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.167
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.065
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.943
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.467
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Coastal Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Marine Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Reef Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Wetlands > Marine
Theme_Keyword: Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Chemical Spills
Theme_Keyword: Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Oil Spill
Theme_Keyword: Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Shorelines
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Macroinvertebrates
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Birds
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Mammals
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Reptiles
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Map Images > Environmental Sensitivity Index
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands (18N064W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. John > St. John (18N064W0011)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands (18N064W0000)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. John (18N064W0011)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Anegada > Anegada (18N064W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Anegada > Anegada (18N064W0001)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Virgin Gorda > Virgin Gorda (18N064W0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Gorda > Virgin Gorda (18N064W0003)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Beef Island (18N064W0037)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Tortola > Beef Island (18N064W0037)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Peter Island (18N064W0023)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands > Peter Island (18N064W0023)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Tortola > Tortola (18N064W0036)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands > Tortola (18N064W0036)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Jost Van Dyke (18N064W0078)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands > Jost Van Dyke (18N064W0078)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: USVI
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the publishers and contributing sources listed in Data_Set_Credit (below) would be appreciated in products derived from these data. 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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOAA National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration Emergency Response Division
Contact_Person: Jill Petersen
Contact_Position: IT Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way, NE
Address: Building 3
Address: Routing Code: N/ORR1NR
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98115-6349
Country: U.S.A
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206-526-6944
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: unknown
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-526-6329
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jill.petersen@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5:00 PM, Pacific time
Contact_Instructions:
Phone/E-mail/Letter/Fax during regular business hours. More about NOAA Office of Response and Restoration services and products may be found online at <http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/>
Data_Set_Credit:
This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington; United States Environmental Protection Agency; United States Coast Guard; U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources; British Virgin Islands Conservation and Fisheries Department; and United States Department of the Interior.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Not applicable
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
These data are presented in various subdirectories which hold Arcview project and associated files (.shp, .shx, .dbf), Arc GIS project and associated files (.mxd, .mdb, .lyr), Multiple Overlay Statistical System export (MOSS) files, and .PDF (Portable Document Format) maps and metadata. The software packages used to develop the atlas are Environmental Systems Research Institute's ARC/INFO(r) (version 8.0.2) and ORACLE(r) RDBMS (version 8.0.5.0.0). The hardware configuration is Hewlett Packard workstations (models 715/50 and 712/80i with 4 X-terminals) with UNIX operating system (HP-UX Release A.10.20).
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration
Publication_Date: 20090122
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: NOAA Office of Response and Restoration home page
Edition: January 2009
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: web site
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Other_Citation_Details:
Users can find other ESI atlases for other U.S. regions and additional ORR services and products through this website.
Online_Linkage: <http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/>

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Oceanographic Data Center User Services Division
Contact_Position: Ocean information specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Routing: E/OC
Address: SSMC3, Fourth Floor
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: unknown
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:30 - 4:30 EST
Contact_Instructions: Phone/E-mail/Letter/FAX
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 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: .apr and associated .dbf, .shx, .shp
Format_Information_Content:
AVPROJ contains an ArcView 3.x project and the supporting shape and dbf files. The subdirectory AVPROJ contains the project file, VI.APR with documentation and software for installation. The project itself is a single view containing a theme for each ESI data layer. Themes have been symbolized using standard ESI colors and patterns. It includes links from the biology and socioeconomic themes to a flat file version of the ESI tables. An ESI menu enables links to searchable breeding and source tables for more complex queries. DBFILES is broken down into two subdirectories, DESKTOP and RELFILES. The DESKTOP directory contains a simplified flat file format that permits data queries without establishing the complex links needed for the relational files. Supporting data tables allow more complex queries of the breeding and source items. These are the tables that are included in the Geodatabase, the ArcView project and with the ESI viewer. The RELFILES directory contains the relational data tables that were used during the ESI data collection. These are a set of normalized, relational tables that will maintain the integrity of the data during updates. Though they are considerably more complex, these tables should be used for maintenance and updating of the ESI data set.
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 6.3
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0049955>
Access_Instructions:
Download data via NODC's Ocean Archive system at the NODC homepage (<http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0049955>) or contact NODC for custom order. (When requesting data from the NODC, the desired data set may be referred to by the 7-digit number given in the RESOURCE DESCRIPTION field of this metadata record)
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Linux, UNIX, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: .mxb and associated .yr files
Format_Information_Content:
ESI files with other data you already have symbolized. The layer files have the ESI symbolization saved as well as the links to the data tables. The geodatabase tables biofile, breed_dt, sources and soc_dat should be added to any project where you are using the ESI layer files.
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 73.24219
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0049955>
Access_Instructions:
Download data via NODC's Ocean Archive system at the NODC homepage (<http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0049955>) or contact NODC for custom order. (When requesting data from the NODC, the desired data set may be referred to by the 7-digit number given in the RESOURCE DESCRIPTION field of this metadata record)
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Linux, UNIX, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MOSS
Format_Information_Content:
MOSS contains the ESI geographic data in MOSS (Multiple Overlay Statistical System) file format. This simple text format makes it easy to write translators to other GIS software. Users of these files should use the lookup tables provided in this directory rather than those in the DBFILES directory.
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 68.35938
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0049955>
Access_Instructions:
Download data via NODC's Ocean Archive system at the NODC homepage (<http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0049955>) or contact NODC for custom order. (When requesting data from the NODC, the desired data set may be referred to by the 7-digit number given in the RESOURCE DESCRIPTION field of this metadata record)
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Linux, UNIX, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: .PDF
Format_Information_Content:
PDFS contains electronic versions of the Virgin Islands ESI atlas in portable document format. The document GUIDE.PDF describes how to use the navigable PDF software, for example, to link from the index to the appropriate atlas page then to the back of the map. The PDFs may be used on-line or are excellent for printing out individual atlas pages.
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 95.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0049955>
Fees:
None for direct download from Internet. Additional fees may apply for custom orders.
Ordering_Instructions:
Download data via NODC's 'Ocean Archive' system at the NODC homepage (<http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0049955>) or contact NODC for custom order. (When requesting data from the NODC, the desired data set may be referred to by the 7-digit number given in the RESOURCE DESCRIPTION field of this metadata record)
Turnaround: Within 12 hours for direct download
Custom_Order_Process:
Contact NODC User Services via phone/letter/FAX/e-mail: nodc.services@noaa.gov
Technical_Prerequisites:
Geographic Information System (GIS) software such as Arc-GIS, Arcview, or ability to work with MOSS and .mxd and .prj projects, and/or ability to open and utilize .pdf files.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20090128
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: Present
Ending_Time: Unknown

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130328
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130328
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20130328
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
Contact_Person: Sheri Phillips or Don Collins
Contact_Position: oceanographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: SSMC3, 4th Floor
Address: E/OC1
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3280
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: unknown
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5:00 PM, EST
Contact_Instructions: Phone/E-mail/Letter/Fax
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
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: Not applicable

CoRIS:
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/fgdc_metadata_nodc_0049955.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6646

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