Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas, Gulf of Mexico, Upper Coast of Texas PDFs 1996, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 2009, Alabama 2007, Florida 1995-2003 maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0064870)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division
Publication_Date: 201005
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title:
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas, Gulf of Mexico, Upper Coast of Texas PDFs 1996, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 2009, Alabama 2007, Florida 1995-2003 maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0064870)
Edition: May 2010
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: GIS DVD atlas product
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas
Issue_Identification:
Gulf of Mexico, Upper Coast of Texas PDFs 1996, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 2009, Alabama 2007, Florida 1995-2003 maps and geographic information systems data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, Washington
Publisher:
NOAA National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division
Other_Citation_Details:
This ESI atlas updates and consolidates data previously released on individual ESI atlases for the Gulf of Mexico and Florida. Data are available form the NOS Office of Response and Restoration and are also archived at the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center. The product includes files for both GIS and non-GIS users.
Online_Linkage: <http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/index.php>
Description:
Abstract:
The most widely used approach to sensitive environment mapping in the U.S. is NOAA's Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI). This approach systematically compiles information in standard formats for coastal shoreline sensitivity, biological resources, and human-use resources. ESI maps are useful for identifying sensitive resources before a spill occurs so that protection priorities can be established and cleanup strategies designed in advance. Using ESIs in spill response and planning reduces the environmental consequences of the spill and cleanup efforts. This data product includes data presented as GIS project files, MOSS files, extensive metadata and documentation, and .PDF maps for non-GIS users. ESI MAPS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATION. These files comprise modifications and additions to earlier releases of ESI atlases developed for the Gulf of Mexico region which are also archived at the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) under separate NODC accession numbers - Gulf of Mexico (Alabama 2007, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 1997) under NODC accession number 0036821, and Florida 1995-997 under NODC accession number 0014187. The PDF maps included on this release for the upper Texas coast are also available as an earlier product filed under NODC accession number 0046089. Each included state has detailed metadata and additional documentation included with the data and data layers. This release for the Gulf of Mexico ESI atlas was produced in May 2010. Specifically, it includes 1. New ESI data for Mississippi published in hard copy format in December, 2009, 2. Modifications to data layers in the Louisiana GIS data, 3. Adds the Florida ESI Geodatabase and PDFs to the DVD, and replaces the ESI, ESIP, hydro, and Hydrol data layers with updated shoreline data collected in 2003. 4. Upper coast Texas PDFs were included on this DVD release.
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:
The metadata record is a collection-level record for the data contained on the DVD product. Users are encouraged to review specific metadata records developed and included by the principal investigators for each individual state to obtain specific information on data sources and processing steps.

Resource Description: NODC accession number 0064870

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1950
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: 2009
Ending_Time: Unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.00
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.026
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.875
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.446
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: Oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory
Theme_Keyword: Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Oil Spill
Theme_Keyword: Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Chemical Spills
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Ecological Characterization
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: sensitivity maps
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: coastal resources
Theme_Keyword: oil spill planning
Theme_Keyword: coastal hydrography
Theme_Keyword: nesting sites
Theme_Keyword: birds
Theme_Keyword: fish
Theme_Keyword: mammals
Theme_Keyword: reptiles
Theme_Keyword: shoreline
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Birds
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Reptiles > Turtles
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Mammals > Cetaceans
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Mammals > Pinnipeds
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States of America > Alabama
Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States of America > Texas
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States of America > Louisiana
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States of America > Mississippi
Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States of America > Florida
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Coastal waters of Florida
Place_Keyword: Coastal waters of Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: North American Coastline - South
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Florida
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints:
None. The National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington and/or the NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center would appreciate acknowledgment as data originators and/or data source as applicable.
Use_Constraints:
DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOS Office of Response and Response and Restoration, Office of Response and Restoration
Contact_Position: Lead Tech Information Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way, N.E.
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98115-6349
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206-526-6400
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-526-6329
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: john.kaperick@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Pacific time
Contact_Instructions:
Phone/Fax or e-mail the NOS Office of Response and Restoration, or see NOS/ORR website for atlas orders
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 in partnership with Federal, state and local agencies for individual states.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: none
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: not applicable
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
This DVD product contains Arcview 3.x project and supporting files, a geodatabase format for use in ArcGIS 9.2x, extensive documentation in .PDF format, MOSS format files, Arc export format files, and map .PDF files. The files provide for both GIS and non-GIS users.

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
A multi-stage error checking process is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. The process includes a standardized data entry methodology, hardcopy data review by in-house and external resource experts, a final Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) process, and multiple automated logical consistency checks. Quantitative data (such as densities, counts, abundances, or concentrations) provided by resource experts for inclusion in the data set may vary widely in attribute accuracy, depending upon the methodology used to collect and compile such data. For a more detailed evaluation of source data attribute accuracy, contact the sources listed in the Lineage section of the individual metadata records included in the data for each individual state.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
A multi-stage error checking process, described in the Attribute_Accuracy_Report field of this metadata record, is used to verify both attribute accuracy and logical consistency throughout data production. This process includes multiple automated logical consistency checks that test the files for missing or duplicate data, rules for proper coding, GIS topological consistencies (such as dangles, unnecessary nodes, etc.), and SQL SERVER to ARC/INFO consistencies. A final review is made by the GIS manager, where the data are written to CD-ROM/DVD and the metadata are written. After the data are delivered to NOAA, they are again subjected to a number of quality and consistency checks.
Completeness_Report:
Alabama GIS layers (all compiled 2006-2007)- HYDRO layer currentness dates range from 1977-2006. ESI (Shoreline Types Lines and Polygons) currentness dates range from 1977-2007. MGMT polygons currentness dates range from 1992-2006. SOCECON data currentness dates range from 1974-2006. BIRD polygons currentness dates range from 2004-2006. FISH polygon currentness dates range from 1996-2007. INVERT polygon currentness dates range from 1996-2007. REPTILES polygons currentness dates range from 2004-2006. M_MAMMAL currentness date is from 2006. T_MAMMAL currentness date is 2006. HABITATS currentness dates range from 2002-2006.East Florida - The intertidal habitats were mapped during aerial and ground surveys conducted in May, 1993. The biological and human-use resources data were compiled by regional biologists in 1995. The dates for these data vary and are documented in the Lineage section of the specific metadata for East Florida with original data ranges from 1950-1996. South Florida - The intertidal habitats were mapped during aerial and ground surveys conducted 21-25 June 1993. The biological and human-use resources data were compiled by regional biologists in 1995. The dates for these data vary and are documented in the Lineage section of the metadata for South Florida with original dates ranging from 1964 to 1996. West Florida - The intertidal habitats were mapped during aerial and ground surveys conducted from 21-25 June 1993. The biological and human use resources data were compiled by regional biologists in 1996. The dates for these data vary and are documented in the Lineage section of the metadata for these data, original data range from 1964-1995. West Peninsular Florida - The intertidal habitats were mapped during aerial and ground surveys conducted in June 1993. The biological and human-use resources data were compiled by regional biologists in 1995. The dates for these data vary and are documented in the Lineage section in the metadata record for these data and range from 1979-1996. Louisiana GIS layers- All data were compiled 2002-2003. HYDRO layer dates range from 1988-2001. ESI (Shoreline types) range from 1988-2001. INDEX data dates range from 1999-2001.ROADS (Road lines) data dates range from 1991-2001. PARISH data date is 1999. BIRDS data range from 1960-2001. NESTS data range from 1978-2001. FISH data range from 1988-2001. INVERT data range from 1988-2001. REPTILES data range from 1988-2001. T_MAMMAL data range from 1972-2001. HABITATS data range from 1988-2001. MGT (Management area polygons) data range from 1999-2000. SOCECON data range from 1998-2003.MISSISSIPPI GIS layers - All data were compiled 2008-2009. HYDRO layer data range from 1986-2008. ESI data range from 1986-2009. WETLANDS data are from 1996. INDEX polygons data is from 2009. MGT data range from 1972-2009. SOCECON data range from 1995-2009. BIRDS polygons range from 2006-2009. NESTS (Nest Points) data are from 2009. FISH data polygons are form 1997-2009. INVERT polygons are from 1997-2009. REPTILES polygons are from 2005-2009. M_MAMMAL polygons are from 2009. T_MAMMAL polygons are from 2009. HABITAT polygons are from 2005-2009.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Alabama - The HYDRO data set was developed from pre-existing digital data and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the 1:24,000 USGS topographic quads should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:24,000. The spatial location of the ESI shoreline was developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the 1:24,000 USGS topographic quads should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:24,000. The minimum mapping unit (MMU) of the actual shoreline classification segments is estimated at 50 meters where mapping is conducted using 1:24,000 hardcopy field maps. Field verification has shown that the absolute positional accuracy of breaks between shoreline ESI types with a 95-percent error bound is approximately 58 meters. Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Some of the spatial components of the biological data layers may have been developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on hardcopy base maps with a scale of 1:24,000. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections of specific metadata records for more information on the original data source and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered 'fuzzy,' and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources. Florida - The ESI data uses USGS 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles as the base map. It is estimated that the ESI has a minimum mapping unit of 50 feet. The biological data sets are developed primarily using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. Unlike shorelines, which maintain relative spatial stability through time, the biological data by nature migrate across the landscape. Therefore, the 1:24,000USGS quadrangles are used as a base map in gathering the data but the data have 'fuzzy' boundaries which must be understood when utilizing this information. Louisiana - For the HYDRO layer, the main source of data used to depict the hydrography for this data layer was the Minerals Management Service (MMS) Gulf-Wide Information System hydrography layer for Louisiana. This layer was used with no modifications (please see the LINEAGE section of the specific metadata record for Louisiana for more information on the process used developing this layer. For the ESI (Environmentally Sensitive Shoreline Types) layer, the shoreline was digitized from the 1998 LOSCO/USGS Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles (DOQQ), which meet National Map Accuracy Standards at an approximate scale of 1:12,000. The horizontal positional accuracy for the majority of shoreline lines are likely to be similar to that of the DOQQs. A known problem existed with the registration of the DOQQs representing the northern portion of the Chandaleur Islands. This was fixed with a temporary re-registration to other digital data, but horizontal positional accuracy is likely to have suffered. In some cases, shoreline lines were digitized from field sketches and oblique aerial photography. The horizontal positional accuracy of these lines is difficult to quantify, but likely to be far worse than that of the shoreline digitized from DOQQs. The minimum mapping unit (MMU) of the actual shoreline classification segments is estimated at 50 feet. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections of this state's specific metadata record for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set. The spatial components of the biological data sets were developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections of specific metadata records for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final dataset. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered 'fuzzy', and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources. Mississippi - the hydrography data set was developed from pre-existing digital data and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the 1:24,000 USGS topographic quads should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:24,000. The spatial location of the ESI shoreline was developed from pre-existing digital sources and reflects the positional accuracy of these original data. The horizontal positional accuracy of the 1:24,000 USGS topographic quads should conform to National Map Accuracy Standards at scales of 1:24,000. The minimum mapping unit (MMU) of the actual shoreline classification segments is estimated at 50 meters where mapping is conducted using 1:24,000 hardcopy field maps. Field verification has shown that the absolute positional accuracy of breaks between shoreline ESI types with a 95-percent error bound is approximately 58 meters. See the Lineage and Process_Description sections of the specific metadata record for more information on the original source data and how these data were integrated or manipulated to create the final data set. Spatial components for the biological data layers can come from expert interviews, hardcopy, or digital sources. Some of the spatial components of the biological data layers may have been developed using regional experts who estimate concentration areas. It is difficult to estimate the positional accuracy of such data, except to state that they are compiled on hardcopy base maps with a scale of 1:24,000. Some of the spatial components of the biological data sets are developed from pre-existing digital or hardcopy sources and reflect the positional accuracy of these original data. Note that biological resource data by their very nature are considered 'fuzzy', and this should be understood when considering the positional accuracy of vector digital objects representing these resources.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Processes used to develop individual data layers vary depending on the data type presented. In general, for the ESI (Shoreline Types layers and polygon layer), depending on the type of source data, four general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: (1) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; (2) digital data layers are evaluated and used 'as is' or integrated with the other data sources; (3) overflight classifications are digitized from the scanned and registered hardcopy field maps; and/or (4) classifications are interpreted from oblique GPS-referenced photography or video taken during overflights. After the initial shoreline classifications, these data are edgematched and checked for logical consistency errors. Review maps are plotted at 1:24,000 scale for verification of polygonal and linear attributes. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The compiled ESI, biology, and human-use data are plotted onto hardcopy draft maps. Following the delivery of draft maps to the participating resource experts, a second set of interviews is conducted to review the maps. If necessary, edits to the ESI data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created. Please see the Process_Description section of specific metadata records for each state for more information.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Contact_Person: Jill Petersen
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way, NE
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98115-6349
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206-526-6944
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-526-9329
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jill.Petersen@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5PM Pacific Time
Contact_Instructions: Phone, FAX, E-mail, letter, or see NOAA/ORR website
Cloud_Cover: Unknown

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NODC User Services
Contact_Person: Andy Allegra or Kelly Logan
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: National Oceanographic Data Center
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC1
Address: SSMC3, 4th Floor
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:30-5:00 PM, EST
Contact_Instructions: Phone/Fax/E-mail/Letter
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCVIEW
Format_Information_Content:
Arcview project (.apr) files, associated files as .aih, .ain, .dbf, .shp, .shx. Transfer size refers to ALL files in all folders AVPROJ for AL, LA, and MS.
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 449.4
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0064870>
Access_Instructions:
Data may be directly downloaded from the NODC Ocean Archive System (OAS) by searching on the NODC Accession number listed in the RESOURCE_DESCRIPTION filed of this metadata record, or by searching the OAS by specific fields such as title, coordinates, region, etc. Contact the NODC for custom orders.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: DBFILES
Format_Information_Content:
EOO or .e00 (ArcInfo coverage export) files (also described as a transferable text file version of a data layer), matching files as .txt. Transfer size refers to ALL files in all DBFILES folders for Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 18.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0064870>
Access_Instructions:
Data may be directly downloaded from the NODC Ocean Archive System (OAS) by searching on the NODC Accession number listed in the RESOURCE_DESCRIPTION filed of this metadata record, or by searching the OAS by specific fields such as title, coordinates, region, etc. Contact the NODC for custom orders.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GEODATABASE
Format_Information_Content:
ArcGIS project and associated files (.mdb, mxb), and layer files (.lyr) for MS, AL, FL, and LA. Transfer size refers to all GEODATABASE files for these states.
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 1787.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0064870>
Access_Instructions:
Data may be directly downloaded from the NODC Ocean Archive System (OAS) by searching on the NODC Accession number listed in the RESOURCE_DESCRIPTION filed of this metadata record, or by searching the OAS by specific fields such as title, coordinates, region, etc. Contact the NODC for custom orders.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MOSS
Format_Information_Content:
Multiple Overlay Statistical System export files for MS, Al, and LA
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 1160.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0064870>
Access_Instructions:
Data may be directly downloaded from the NODC Ocean Archive System (OAS) by searching on the NODC Accession number listed in the RESOURCE_DESCRIPTION filed of this metadata record, or by searching the OAS by specific fields such as title, coordinates, region, etc. Contact the NODC for custom orders.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PDF
Format_Information_Content:
Portable Document Format files. Transfer size is for all PDFs associated for all states (MS, FL, TX. LA, AL). Maps for non-GIS users, detailed metadata for GIS layers, user guides, and additional documentation was provided by the product developer as .PDF files.
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 2500.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/accession/0064870>
Access_Instructions:
Data may be directly downloaded from the NODC Ocean Archive System (OAS) by searching on the NODC Accession number listed in the RESOURCE_DESCRIPTION filed of this metadata record, or by searching the OAS by specific fields such as title, coordinates, region, etc. Contact the NODC for custom orders.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Fees: None if directly downloaded, standard fee applies for DVD copy
Ordering_Instructions:
Data may be directly downloaded from the NODC's Ocean Archive System by referencing the NODC Accession Number listed in the RESOURCE DESCRIPTION field of this metadata record, or contact the NODC for custom orders. The Ocean Archive System may also be searched by title, dates, geographical coordinates, and other parameters.
Turnaround: 24 hours for direct download
Custom_Order_Process: Please contact NODC User Services for custom order requests.
Technical_Prerequisites:
PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser, FTP capability. In addition, for these data users minimally require the ability to read PDF documents. Full usage of these files requires access to and knowledge of GIS software.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20100607
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: Present
Ending_Time: Unknown

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Contact_Person: John Kaperick
Contact_Position: West Coast Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way, NE
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98115-6349
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206-526-6400
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-526-6329
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: john.kaperick@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5PM, Pacific time
Contact_Instructions: Phone/FAX/E-mail/letter
Resource_Description:
ESI Atlas Gulf of Mexico Upper Coast of Texas PDFs 1996, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 2009, Alabama 2007, Florida 1995-2003 Maps and Geographic Information Systems Data DVD, Digital Data Release May 2010
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. NOAA warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCVIEW
Format_Information_Content:
Arcview project (.apr) files, associated files as .aih, .ain, .dbf, .shp, .shx. Transfer size refers to ALL files in all folders AVPROJ for AL, LA, and MS.
File_Decompression_Technique: zip format files (.zip)
Transfer_Size: 449.4
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer/>
Access_Instructions:
The NOS Data Explorer serves as a portal to obtain NOS spatial data. This site allows users to search NOS data holdings, view metadata, and link to and/or download specific data sets. NOS Data Explorer uses pop-up windows. Please check your browser settings to make sure that this feature is enabled. Data Explorer offers interactive mapping tools that allow users to locate NOS products in any area in the United States and its territories through a metadata catalog. Search results provide users with metadata records and links to websites with additional information. Specific data sets are available to view and download.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: DBFILES
Format_Information_Content:
EOO or .e00 (ArcInfo coverage export) files (also described as a transferable text file version of a data layer), matching files as .txt. Transfer size refers to ALL files in all DBFILES folders for Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi
File_Decompression_Technique: zip format files (.zip)
Transfer_Size: 18.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer/>
Access_Instructions:
The NOS Data Explorer serves as a portal to obtain NOS spatial data. This site allows users to search NOS data holdings, view metadata, and link to and/or download specific data sets. NOS Data Explorer uses pop-up windows. Please check your browser settings to make sure that this feature is enabled. Data Explorer offers interactive mapping tools that allow users to locate NOS products in any area in the United States and its territories through a metadata catalog. Search results provide users with metadata records and links to websites with additional information. Specific data sets are available to view and download.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GEODATABASE
Format_Information_Content:
ArcGIS project and associated files (.mdb, mxb), and layer files (.lyr) for MS, AL, FL, and LA. Transfer size refers to all GEODATABASE files for these states.
File_Decompression_Technique: zip format files (.zip)
Transfer_Size: 1787.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer/>
Access_Instructions:
The NOS Data Explorer serves as a portal to obtain NOS spatial data. This site allows users to search NOS data holdings, view metadata, and link to and/or download specific data sets. NOS Data Explorer uses pop-up windows. Please check your browser settings to make sure that this feature is enabled. Data Explorer offers interactive mapping tools that allow users to locate NOS products in any area in the United States and its territories through a metadata catalog. Search results provide users with metadata records and links to websites with additional information. Specific data sets are available to view and download.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MOSS
Format_Information_Content:
Multiple Overlay Statistical System export files for MS, Al, and LA
File_Decompression_Technique: zip format files (.zip)
Transfer_Size: 1160.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer/>
Access_Instructions:
The NOS Data Explorer serves as a portal to obtain NOS spatial data. This site allows users to search NOS data holdings, view metadata, and link to and/or download specific data sets. NOS Data Explorer uses pop-up windows. Please check your browser settings to make sure that this feature is enabled. Data Explorer offers interactive mapping tools that allow users to locate NOS products in any area in the United States and its territories through a metadata catalog. Search results provide users with metadata records and links to websites with additional information. Specific data sets are available to view and download.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PDF
Format_Information_Content:
Portable Document Format files. Transfer size is for all PDFs associated for all states (MS, FL, TX. LA, AL). Maps for non-GIS users, detailed metadata for GIS layers, user guides, and additional documentation was provided by the product developer as .PDF files.
File_Decompression_Technique: zip format files (.zip)
Transfer_Size: 2500.0
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer/>
Access_Instructions:
The NOS Data Explorer serves as a portal to obtain NOS spatial data. This site allows users to search NOS data holdings, view metadata, and link to and/or download specific data sets. NOS Data Explorer uses pop-up windows. Please check your browser settings to make sure that this feature is enabled. Data Explorer offers interactive mapping tools that allow users to locate NOS products in any area in the United States and its territories through a metadata catalog. Search results provide users with metadata records and links to websites with additional information. Specific data sets are available to view and download.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser
Fees:
None for direct download, standard fees apply for CD/DVD and hardcopy maps
Ordering_Instructions:
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps and data can be downloaded for free from NOAA sites in a variety of formats. (Alternately, users can purchase an ESI CD/DVD with all of the formats that are available for that atlas of ESI maps.)Geodatabase Data and ESI Viewers - From the NOAA/ORR site (//response.restoration.noaa.gov/), users can download two types of ESI products: 1)Geodatabase Data. Download the latest version of ESI GIS data in the geodatabase format (for use in ESRI's ArcMap product). 2)ESI Viewers. Download the latest version of this freeware mapping and database engine, which allows users to view, print, and run simple queries on the ESI data. Both Macintosh and Windows formats are available. PDF Maps and GIS Data - From NOAA's National Ocean Service spatial data collection, Data Explorer [leaves ORR site], you can download electronic versions of the ESI atlases that are available on CD/DVD. These downloads include the entire contents of the ESI CD/DVD: ESI maps in PDF format, ESI data in GIS formats, and useful ESI resources. Review the ESI availability page to find out what formats are available for the desired region area.
Turnaround: Within 24 hours for direct download
Custom_Order_Process: Contact NOAA/ORR, Seattle, for custom orders
Technical_Prerequisites:
PC, Mac, Unix, Linux, standard Internet browser, FTP capability. Minimal use requires ability to read PDF documents. Additionally, users will require access to and knowledge of GIS software to fully utilize all included features in these data.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20100531
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: Present

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100623
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20110715
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Sheri Phillips
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NODC
Contact_Position: Oceanographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, E/OC1, SSMC3, 4th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: U.S.A.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3280 x127
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sheri.phillips@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9:30 AM - 6 PM Monday-Thursday
Contact_Instructions: E-mail, phone, FAX, mail
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: not applicable
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: not applicable

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20100623021619
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 19500101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20091231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/nodc_0064870_fgdc_meta.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 4933

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