Vieques, Puerto Rico Benthic Habitat Maps derived from 2006-2008 IKONOS imagery and orthophotography

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Laurie Bauer, NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Vieques, Puerto Rico Benthic Habitat Maps derived from 2006-2008 IKONOS imagery and orthophotography
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
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 "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" when using these data.
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/vieques/>
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 Program
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Other_Citation_Details:
Bauer, L.J., M.S. Kendall, A.G. Zitello, and T. Battista. 2010. Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico. pp. 9-46. In: Bauer and Kendall (eds.), An Ecological Characterization of the Marine Resources of Vieques, Puerto Rico Part II: Field Studies of Habitats, Nutrients, Contaminants, Fish, and Benthic Communities. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 110. Silver Spring, MD. 174 pp.
Description:
Abstract:
Benthic habitat maps of the nearshore marine environment of Vieques, Puerto Rico were created by visual interpretation of remotely sensed imagery. The objective of this effort, conducted by NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment - Biogeography Branch in partnership with NOAA's Offic of Response and Restoration, was to provide spatially-explicit information on the habitat types, biological cover and live coral cover of Vieques' coral reef ecosystem.
Purpose:
This product served as source information for a fine-scale assessment of the status, abundance, and distribution of marine habitats of Vieques. 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:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2006
Ending_Date: 2008
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.629827
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.241154
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.205879
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.047328
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: coral reef
Theme_Keyword: benthic habitats
Theme_Keyword: reef
Theme_Keyword: submerged aquatic vegetation
Theme_Keyword: unconsolidated sediments
Theme_Keyword: zone
Theme_Keyword: geomorphological structure
Theme_Keyword: biological cover
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Coral Cover
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Vieques Island > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Vieques > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: Vieques
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: PR
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Not for navigation.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Laurie Bauer
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713 - 3028
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
A comprehensive assessment was conducted to evaluate the thematic accuracy of the Vieques benthic habitat map. Thematic accuracy was characterized for major and detailed geomorphological structure, major and detailed biological cover, and percent coral cover. The independent accuracy assessment revealed successful overall map accuracies of over 90% for major structure, and over 80% for detailed structure and cover classes.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
IKONOS sattelite imagery was the primary imagery source used for delineating benthic habitats in Vieques. IKONOS satellite imagery was geo-positioned, pan sharpened and deglinted by NOAA. During the digitizing process, image stretches and manipulating image contrast, brightness and color balance were performed in ArcGIS to enhance features in the processed imagery. True-color digital orthophotography obtained with an ADS40 digital sensor was the secondary imagery source used for delineating benthic habitats of Vieques. Orthophotography provided by 3001, Inc., on contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was obtained in September and October of 2007 with a one foot ground sample distance (GSD), flight height of 8,650 feet, and 30% sidelap.

GIS topologic quality was established by executing ArcGIS extension routines that check for: overlapping polygons, multipart polygons, sliver polygons and void polygons. Additionally checks for adjacent polygons with the same habitat attributes were completed. All errors were identified and corrected. This file is believed to be logically consistent.

Completeness_Report:
Delineation of all habitat boundaries was conducted with the image scale at 1:4,000. This ensured that the level of detail produced by the photo interpreter was uniform throughout the project. The minimum mapping unit (MMU) for identifying habitats or features was 1,000 square meters. The software utilized in this project was designed to alert the photo interpreter each time a polygon was drawn smaller than the a MMU; at which point the polygon was then aggregated with the most logical adjacent polygon.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
3001, Inc., the imagery acquiring firm, reported 1:4,800 scale RMSE accuracy of 1.25 m for the orthophotography, but NOAA calculations with known ground control locations resulted in RMSE accuracy of 2.15 m. It is believed that polygon horizontal accuracies are inherited from the source imagery.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bauer, L.J., M.S. Kendall, A.G. Zitello, and T. Battista. 2010.
Publication_Date: 2010
Title: Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Other_Citation_Details:
Bauer, L.J., M.S. Kendall, A.G. Zitello, and T. Battista. 2010. Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico. pp. 9-46. In: Bauer and Kendall (eds.), An Ecological Characterization of the Marine Resources of Vieques, Puerto Rico Part II: Field Studies of Habitats, Nutrients, Contaminants, Fish, and Benthic Communities. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 110. Silver Spring, MD. 174 pp.
Type_of_Source_Media: report
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2010
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico
Source_Contribution:
This report describes the habitat classification scheme used to classifiy habitat features. The Vieques habitat classification scheme defines benthic communities on the basis of four primary coral reef ecosystem attributes: 1) broad geographic zone, 2) geomorphological structure type, 3) dominant biological cover, 4) degree of live coral cover, and 5) percent hardbottom.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ken Buja
Publication_Date: 2009
Title: NOAA Habitat Digitizer Extension
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Other_Citation_Details:
NOAA. 2009. Habitat Digitizer Extension. NOAA Biogeography Branch. Silver Spring, MD. Available: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/digitizer/welcome.html>.
Online_Linkage:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/digitizer/welcome.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: computer program
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2009
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NOAA Habitat Digitizer Extension
Source_Contribution:
This ArcGIS extension was used to digitize and attribute benthic zones, structure and biological cover of this map.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Space Imaging Inc.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: IKONOS Satellite Imagery
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Thornton, CO
Publisher: Space Imaging Inc.
Other_Citation_Details:
This imagery was obtained at a 4 m pixel resolution, deglinted and pan sharpened.
Type_of_Source_Media: raster digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2006
Ending_Date: 2008
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: IKONOS satellite imagery
Source_Contribution:
Used to identify and digitize benthic habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: 3001, Inc.
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Orthophotography
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: 401 Dividend Drive, Suite K, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Publisher: 3001, Inc.
Other_Citation_Details:
Imagery acquired on contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Type_of_Source_Media: raster digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200611
Ending_Date: 200703
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Orthophotography
Source_Contribution:
Used to identify and digitize benthic habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1) Imagery Acquisition - The first step in map creation was the acquisition and processing of a comprehensive dataset of remotely sensed imagery. All imagery was geo-positioned to ensure acceptable spatial accuracy in the mapping product. In the case of Vieques, two separate data types were used (color orthophotography and IKONOS satellite imagery) in order to capture the full mappable extent using optical techniques.
Process_Date: 2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Tim A. Battista
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Position: Lead Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713 - 3028
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tim.battista@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
2) Habitat Boundary Delineation - A first draft benthic habitat map was generated by delineating all features that could be identified by visual inspection of the remotely sensed imagery. During the creation of this first draft, the interpreter placed discrete points on the map that were difficult to distinguish and that warranted further field investigation. These sites were labeled as "ground validation" positions.
Process_Date: 2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Laurie J. Bauer
Contact_Organization:
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
Contact_Position: Marine Ecologist/Primary Map Creator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: laurie.bauer@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
3) Ground Validation - NOAA field scientists explored the ground validation locations with a suite of assessment techniques depending on the conditions at each site. A combination of underwater video, free diving, snorkeling and surface observations were used to survey the ecological characteristics at each location. This information was analyzed and the initial maps were edited to generate a second draft map.
Process_Date: 2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Laurie J. Bauer
Contact_Organization:
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
Contact_Position: Marine Ecologist/Primary Map Creator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: laurie.bauer@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
4) Expert Review - The draft map was then distributed to local experts for review. Comments were integrated into the map products to generate a final draft map.
Process_Date: 2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Laurie J. Bauer
Contact_Organization:
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
Contact_Position: Marine Ecologist/Primary Map Creator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: laurie.bauer@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
5) Accuracy Assessment - An independent team of NOAA scientists not associated with map creation, conducted field investigations at pre-defined locations to assess the accuracy of the final draft map. Locations were generated with a stratified random sampling design that allowed for a statistically rigorous assessment of map accuracy.
Process_Date: 2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Matt S. Kendall
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-4388
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: matt.kendall@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
6) Final Products Creation - A final benthic habitat map for Vieques was generated by correcting inaccuracies elucidated by the accuracy assessment. Additionally, all associated datasets, including GIS files, field video and metadata were packaged and provided to project partners and the public.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Laurie J. Bauer
Contact_Organization:
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
Contact_Position: Marine Ecologist/Primary Map Creator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: laurie.bauer@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-Polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 3244

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 20
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
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate Pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
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Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Attribute Table for Benthic Habitat Map of Vieques
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile attribute table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UniqueID
Attribute_Definition:
A distinct identifier used to define each unique combination of habitat characteristics
Attribute_Definition_Source: None
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Specific code used for NOAA coral reef habitat maps
Codeset_Source:
Described in "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area
Attribute_Definition: Calculated feature area
Attribute_Definition_Source: None
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Area of feature in square meters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter
Attribute_Definition: Calculated feature perimeter
Attribute_Definition_Source: None
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Length of feature perimeter in meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Zone
Attribute_Definition: Geographic zone
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Refer to "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Maj_Struct
Attribute_Definition: Major Geomorphological Structure
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Refer to "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Det_Struct
Attribute_Definition: Detailed Geomorphological Structure
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Refer to "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Maj_Cover
Attribute_Definition: Major Biological Cover
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Refer to "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Maj_Cov
Attribute_Definition: Percent Patchiness of Major Biological Cover
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Refer to "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Coral_Cv
Attribute_Definition: Percent Cover of Live Coral
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Refer to "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Hard
Attribute_Definition: Percent Hardbottom
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Refer to "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Cover
Attribute_Definition:
Concatenation of Major Biological Cover and Percent Major Biological Cover
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Refer to "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unknown
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Specific details of the attributes and values therein can be found in "Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico" (Bauer et al. 2010)
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Bauer, L.J., M.S. Kendall, A.G. Zitello, and T. Battista. 2010. Benthic Habitats of Vieques, Puerto Rico. pp. 9-46. In: Bauer and Kendall (eds.), An Ecological Characterization of the Marine Resources of Vieques, Puerto Rico Part II: Field Studies of Habitats, Nutrients, Contaminants, Fish, and Benthic Communities. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 110. Silver Spring, MD. 174 pp.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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 Program
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: laurie.bauer@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is publishing this data on their website. NCCOS Biogeography Branch does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the written report and metadata records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper use.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer_Size: 5.672
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/vieques/data.aspx>
Fees: None
Custom_Order_Process: Contact NOAA for distribution options (see Distributor).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100622
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Laurie J. Bauer
Contact_Organization:
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
Contact_Position: Marine Ecologist/Primary Map Creator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: laurie.bauer@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700, Monday to Friday, EST
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time
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CoRIS:
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CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20060101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20081231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/metadata_vieques_benthic_habitats.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 4932

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