NOAA Point Shapefile - 100m2 Fish Density of St. Johns Shelf, United States Virgin Islands, Project NF-10-03-USVI, 2010, WGS84

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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 Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title:
NOAA Point Shapefile - 100m2 Fish Density of St. Johns Shelf, United States Virgin Islands, Project NF-10-03-USVI, 2010, WGS84
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ccfhr.noaa.gov/>
Description:
Abstract:
This data contains densities of fishes detected using mobile fisheries sonar on board the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. The data were acquired in concert with a multibeam bathymetry survey of St. John Shelf, off the coast of United States Virgin Islands in 2010. Fish densities are presented by size classes, corresponding to individual lengths inferred from the intensity of acoustic target return, in units of fish per 100 square meters.
Purpose:
To design and implement a mobile fisheries sonar survey in concert with multibeam echosounder hydrographic surveys to assess and map fish densities and biomass within management priority areas.2. To assess distribution of fish densities relative to management areas and habitat types. 3. To assess location and size of purported reef fish spawning aggregations.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20100330
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: 20100404
Ending_Time: Unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.854841
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.684697
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.254122
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.171634
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Fisheries Acoustics
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Acoustics
Theme_Keyword: Fish Survey
Theme_Keyword: Splitbeam Sonar
Theme_Keyword: 120kHz
Theme_Keyword: Simard
Theme_Keyword: NOAA
Theme_Keyword: Reef
Theme_Keyword: Coral
Theme_Keyword: ES60
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Biology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Attenuation/Transmission > Bioacoustics > Fishes
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United State Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: USVI
Place_Keyword: St. Johns Shelf
Place_Keyword: Caribbean
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Lesser Antilles > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: USVI
Access_Constraints: Please cite any use of this data.
Use_Constraints: Not for Navigation
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commmerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Nation Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR), Applied Ecology and Restoration Research Branch
Contact_Person: Chris Taylor
Contact_Position: Ecologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 101 Pivers Island Road
City: Beaufort
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28516
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 2527283595
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: chris.taylor@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm EST
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable
Completeness_Report:
These data consist of fish densities in St. Johns Shelf, United States Virgin Islands. The data was collected during corresponding multibeam operations.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Acoustic data was collected aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster using ES120-7C splitbeam transducer. The Kongsberg ES120-7C and ES38-B transducer was deployed via a hull mounting bracket aboard the R/V Nancy Foster. Kongsberg ES transceivers and Simard ES60 software was used in the data acquisition. Data was collected during all shifts of multibeam survey.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Echoview 4 was used in this step of the data processing. The EK60 .raw file format was edited for erroneous ping returns and acoustic noise. Fish were track using a tracking algorithm and the fish tracks were export in a .csv format.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A R script was used to calculate the density and size of fish through out the water column. Then projected in 100 square meter resolution ArcGIS shapefile.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Arc Catalog was used to merge the daily shapefiles into one cruise shapefile.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported into the Arc Shapefile.
Process_Date: 20101102
Process_Time: 10040500

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 7251

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
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: ST_Johns_Shelf_2010
Entity_Type_Definition:
Fish Distrubution in St. Johns Shelf, United States Virgin Islands 2010. Fish are divided into three size classes small(<11cm), medium(11cm-29cm), and Large(>29cm). Each point represents 100 square meter interval and the fish with in that interval.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Unique Feature Identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: ERSI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Geometric Shape
Attribute_Definition_Source: ERSI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Defines Geometry of shape
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Interval
Attribute_Definition: Area of the survey divided into 100 meter square sections
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1549
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude
Attribute_Definition:
The angular distance north or south of the earth's equator, measured in degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 18.171634
Range_Domain_Maximum: 18.2541222
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute_Definition:
The angular distance East or West from the Prime Meridian, measured in deqrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -64.684697
Range_Domain_Maximum: -64.854697
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sm_Fish
Attribute_Definition: Average Size of Small Fish <11cm in a given interval.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -49.999961
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decibel(dB)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sm_Density
Attribute_Definition: Density of Small Fish(<11cm) in a given interval.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 86.47992
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Md_Fish
Attribute_Definition:
Average Size of Medium Fish between 11cm and 29cm in a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -43.899828
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decibel(dB)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Md_Density
Attribute_Definition:
Density of Medium Size Fish(between11cm and 29cm) in a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 22.758989
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lg_Fish
Attribute_Definition: Average Size of Large Fish >29cm in a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -35.898887
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decibel(dB)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lg_Density
Attribute_Definition: Density of Large Fish >29cm in a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 6.82895
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Date
Attribute_Definition: Average Date of the data during collection for a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 3/30/2010
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4/4/2010
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EST
Attribute_Definition:
Average Eastern Standard Time of the data during collection for a given interval
Attribute_Definition_Source: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 12:00 AM
Range_Domain_Maximum: 11:59 PM

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commmerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Nation Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR), Applied Ecology and Restoration Research Branch
Contact_Person: Chris Taylor
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 101 Piver Island Road
City: Beaufort
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28516
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 2528380833
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability:
These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. 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, 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 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.NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA can not assume liability for and 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: .shp
Transfer_Size: 0.416
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 100.0
Recording_Density_Units: gigabyte
Recording_Format: ISO 9960
Fees: 0
Ordering_Instructions: Contact Chris Taylor @ chris.taylor@noaa.gov

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120119
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commmerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Nation Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research (CCFHR), Applied Ecology and Restoration Research Branch
Contact_Person: Erik Ebert
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 101 Piver Island Road
City: Beaufort
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28516
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 2527288751
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: erik.ebert@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm EST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time
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CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20120119042903
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20100330
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20100404
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/stj_shelf_2010_metadata.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 6437

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