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NOAA's National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) Data Collection


Metadata
File Identifier: coralreef.noaa.gov:NCRMP2016
Metadata Language: English
: utf8
Resource Type: Dataset
MD_ResponsibleParty:
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/Coral Reef Conservation Program
Position Name: CRCP Data Manager
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: 301-713-4844
Delivery Point: 1315 East West Highway, Rm 4620
City: Silver Spring
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: brian.beck@noaa.gov
Online Resource: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/
Metadata Date: 2017-01-24
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
Metadata Standard Version: ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
Data Identification
Abstract: Coral reefs provide nearly $30 billion in net benefits in goods and services to world economies each year, including tourism, fisheries, and coastal protection, and an estimated $3.4 billion annually in total economic value to the U.S. The "Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000" authorizes a national program that includes "monitoring [and] assessment...that benefit the understanding, sustainable use, and long-term conservation of coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems." The Coral Program developed the "National Coral Reef Monitoring Program" (NCRMP) to: a) support conservation of the nation's coral reef ecosystems through documenting and understanding the status and tredns of core indicators, b) provide an ecosystem perspective by monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner, c) coordinate various Coral Program biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort, and d) communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis The goals of NCRMP are to: a) develop consistent and comparable methods for all indicators b) develop and maintain strong partnerships with federal, state/territory, and academic partners c) collect scientifically sound, geographically comprehensive biological, climate, and socioeconomic data in U.S. coral areas d) deliver high-quality data, data products, and tools to the coral reef conservation community e) provide context for interpreting results of localized monitoring f) provide periodic assessments of the status and trends of the nation's coral reef ecosystems The focus is on four monitoring themes: benthic community structure, fish community structure, climate impacts, and socioeconomic condition. NCRMP monitoring covers all ten priority U.S coral reef areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands [USVI], Flower Garden Banks [FGB], Main Hawaiian Islands [MHI], Northwestern Hawaiian Islands [NWHI], Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI], American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas [PRIA]. Benthic and fish monitoring will be conducted using a diver-based stratified random-sampling design throughout shallow water coral reefs. Carbonate chemistry water sampling will be conducted at a subset of the biological sampling areas, while a smaller number of fixed stations will have variable configurations of instrumentation, including ocean acidification monitoring buoys at six locations. Satellite monitoring of regional thermal stress will complement in situ measurements of ocean temperature. Socioeconomic monitoring will be conducted using human dimension surveys of a random sample of residents every three to four years. Partnerships with the state or territory governments, as well as federal agencies (including U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, and Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument) and academic institutions (including Nova Southeastern University, University of Hawai’i, University of Miami, University of Puerto Rico, and University of the Virgin Islands) will provide valuable monitoring data (particularly at various long-term fixed-site locations), logistical support for field operations, scientific research, and statistical analyses that will contribute to NCRMP imprementation and status and trends assessments.
Purpose: The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program supports the "National Coral Reef Monitoring Program" (NCRMP) for biological, physical, and socioeconomic monitoring of coral throughout the U.S. Pacific, Atlantic, and Caribbean coral reef areas. The overarching goal of this effort is to collect the information needed to gauge changing conditions of U.S. coral reef ecosystems, which are among the most biologically diverse and economically valuable ecosystems on earth, providing billions of dollars in food, jobs, recreational opportunities, coastal protection, and other important services.
Language: English
Thumbnail:
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Browse Graphic Caption: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Study Areas
CI_Citation:
Contact Info:
Title: NOAA's National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) Data Collection
Date:
Date: 2016
Date Type: Creation Date
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/Coral Reef Conservation Program
Position Name: CRCP National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Coordinator
Role: Principal Investigator
Contact Info:
Voice: 240-533-0771
Delivery Point: SSMC4, N/OCM6, Rm 10400
City: Silver Spring
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: justine.kimball@noaa.gov
Online Resource: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/
Point Of Contact:
Organisation Name: DOC/NOAA/Coral Reef Conservation Program
Position Name: CRCP Data Manager
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: 301-713-4844
Delivery Point: 1315 East West Highway, Rm 4620
City: Silver Spring
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: brian.beck@noaa.gov
Online Resource: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/
Topic Category: Environment and Conservation
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Geographic Information > Biology
Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Biology
Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Oceanography
Keyword: Map Images > Sea Surface Temperature
Keyword: Geographic Information > Socioeconomic
Associated Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > ESA Listed Species
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Benthos analysis > Transect monitoring > Linear transect (point)
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Macroinvertebrates
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Calcification Accretion Unit (CAU)
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure (ARMS)
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Bioerosion Monitoring Unit (BMU)
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Carbon Dioxide > Partial Pressure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Carbonate Chemistry
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Socio-economic Survey
Associated Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Lesser Antilles > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Flower Garden Banks > West Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0002)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > East Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0001)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Texas > West Flower Garden Banks (27N093W0002)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Florida
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii > Hawaii (21N160W0000)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii (21N160W0000)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Wake Atoll > Wake Atoll (19N167E0001)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Wake Atoll (19N167E0001)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Johnston Atoll > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Howland Island > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Baker Island > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
Associated Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -180
East Bounding Longitude: 180
North Bounding Latitude: 35
South Bounding Latitude: -31.75
West Bounding Longitude: -180
East Bounding Longitude: -154.670950
North Bounding Latitude: 35
South Bounding Latitude: 18.772710
West Bounding Longitude: -67.399870
East Bounding Longitude: -65.248715
North Bounding Latitude: 18.645740
South Bounding Latitude: 17.784130
West Bounding Longitude: -83
East Bounding Longitude: -79
North Bounding Latitude: -26
South Bounding Latitude: 24.25
West Bounding Longitude: 142
East Bounding Longitude: 146
North Bounding Latitude: 21
South Bounding Latitude: 14.2
Constraints: Please note: NOAA and CRCP make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and CRCP cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data.
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Other Constraints: None
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