Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico: GeoEye Image po_502736_PS

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 2012
Title:
Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico: GeoEye Image po_502736_PS
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Other_Citation_Details:
Please use citation for the written document "Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico."
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/benthic_swpr.aspx>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 2012
Title: Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: shapefile
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Other_Citation_Details:
Bauer, L.J., K. Edwards, K.K.W. Roberson, M.S. Kendall, K.K.W. Roberson, S. Tormey, and T. Battista. 2012. Shallow-water benthic habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA NOS NCCOS 155. Silver Spring, MD.
Description:
Abstract:
Shallow-water (<30m) benthic habitat maps of the nearshore marine environment of two areas in Southwest Puerto Rico (PR), including the Guanica Bay/La Parguera region on the south coast and the Belvedere reserve on the west coast, were mapped and characterized using visual interpretation of optical remotely sensed imagery. The objective was to provide spatially-explicit information on the habitat types, biological cover and live coral cover of the region’s coral reef ecosystem. These maps will be used to support marine resource management and conservation in the Commonwealth. GeoEye-1 satellite imagery was purchased for the mapping area. Photo-interpreters accurately and reliably delineated boundaries of features from this GeoEye-1 imagery as they appeared on the computer monitor using a software interface.
Purpose:
This product served as source information for a fine-scale assessment of the status, abundance, and distribution of marine habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico. The NOAA effort provides resource managers and researchers with increased technical capacity for ocean exploration, management, and stewardship. Direct implications to management measures include evaluation of management efficacy, a spatial framework for improved monitoring sampling design, improved assessment of human-use impacts, and marine spatial planning to support alternative marine protected area boundary alternatives.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20100901
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.44
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.17
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.1
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.06
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: coral reef
Theme_Keyword: benthic habitats
Theme_Keyword: aerial image
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Monitoring
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: U.S. Caribbean
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: Southwest
Place_Keyword: Guanica Bay
Place_Keyword: La Parguera
Place_Keyword: Belvedere
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: PR
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Seafloor
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2012
Access_Constraints: Please cite any use of this data.
Use_Constraints: Note: NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
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Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data are believed to be logically consistent, although not tested.
Completeness_Report: The image was pansharpened, georeferenced and co-registered
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: GeoEye
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: GeoEye-1 imagery
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: 2325 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Herndon, VA 20171
Publisher: Geoeye
Online_Linkage: <http://www.geoeye.com>
Type_of_Source_Media: Raster image
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2010
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: po_502736_PS
Source_Contribution:
Used to identify and digitize benthic habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
ENVI 4.6.1 software was used to derive a high-resolution, pansharpened and georeferenced dataset. For each scene, ENVI’s “Pan Sharpening” tool created a full-color image at the panchromatic band’s resolution (0.41 m). This image fusion tool merges the spectral signatures of the input color bands while using the panchromatic band to enhance the spatial features, two useful outcomes for the photointerpreter. Subsequently, geo-referencing was performed using ENVI’s “Orthorectify GeoEye-1 with Ground Control” module. The ground control points (GCP’s) were fixed ground features visible in the imagery that are used along with the satellite’s ephemeris data to link the image pixels to a coordinate system. NOAA scientists occupied and logged these points using a L1 Trimble GeoXT mapping grade GPS unit, and accuracy was enhanced by adjusting to the continuously-operating base station (PRMI CORS) located on Magueyes Island, PR. Due to the difficulty of obtaining precise positions for submerged features, only ground control points for terrestrial features were collected. Also as part of this module, terrain displacement was corrected for using the U.S. Geological Survey’s Digital Elevation Model (DEM). Once individually orthorectified, the scenes from each acquisition were geographically matched tightly to one another using ENVI’s “Warp From GCPs: Image to Image” tool.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov

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Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 10312
Column_Count: 67648
Vertical_Count: 1

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 19
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -63.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
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Planar_Distance_Units: meters
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Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Spectral Bands
Entity_Type_Definition: These images contain 4 spectral bands
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NOAA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Band 1
Attribute_Definition: Blue (positioned & pan-sharpened)
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government (NOAA). Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: img
Transfer_Size: 5950
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/benthic_swpr.aspx>
Fees: None
Custom_Order_Process: Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130308
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Laurie.Bauer@noaa.gov
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CoRIS:
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CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6639

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