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Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island - Benthic Habitat Map 2015


Identification_Information:
Citation:
  • Citation_Information:
    • Originator: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, National Centers For Coastal and Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, Biogeography Branch
    • Publication_Date: 201502
    • Title: Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island - Benthic Habitat Map 2015
    • Edition: 1st
    • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
    • Online_Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=258
    • Larger_Work_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
        • Publication_Date: Unpublished material
        • Publication_Time: Unknown
        • Title: Benthic Habitat Mapping of Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island
        • Edition: 1st
        • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Online Data Viewer
        • Other_Citation_Details: contact Ken.Buja@noaa.gov for more information on BIOmapper
        • Online_Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/products/maps
Description:
  • Abstract:
    • This benthic habitat map was created from a semi-automated habitat mapping process, using a combination of bathymetry,  satellite imagery, aerial imagery and underwater videos to classify  the 0-35m deep benthic habitats of the region around Northeast Puerto Rico (NEPR) and Culebra Island, including the shallow part of the Northeast Ecological Reserves, Puerto Rico. The area of interest includes the nearshore waters of Fajardo and Luqillo to the Former Roosevelt Roads Navy Base, the Vieques Sound, La Cordillera Reserve, the Luis Pena Reserve, and the waters around Culebra Island. The benthic habitat map is classified based: on 1) geomorphological structure, 2) hard bottom cover, 3) topographic complexity, 4) dominant biological cover, 5) live coral cover and 6) dominant type of coral cover. Underwater photo and video data was collected to provide ground validation for remote sensing imagery, and to assess the accuracy t of the final map. Habitat features are described by varying levels of detail (i.e., major and minor categories nested within them), so users can depict the habitat information that best suits their research or management needs.
  • Purpose:
    • Habitat maps provide a spatially explicit representation of benthic structure and biological cover. The spatial products developed for this project will: (1) inform local managers as to the current distribution of resources and help prioritize management actions, (2) provide a point of comparison for past and future mapping efforts, (3) help locate sensitive marine habitats, and (4) guide future benthic habitat monitoring efforts.
Time_Period_of_Content:
  • Time_Period_Information:
    • Range_of_Dates/Times:
      • Beginning_Date: 201302
      • Ending_Date: 201502
  • Currentness_Reference:
    ground condition
Status:
  • Progress: Complete
  • Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
  • Bounding_Coordinates:
    • West_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.759998
    • East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.168596
    • North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.446613
    • South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.196796
Keywords:
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NCEI Geoportal Filter
    • Theme_Keyword: CoRIS_Metadata
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    • Theme_Keyword: habitat Map
    • Theme_Keyword: coastal ocean science
    • Theme_Keyword: biogeography
    • Theme_Keyword: remote sensing
    • Theme_Keyword: northeast ecological reserve
    • Theme_Keyword: benthic habitat
    • Theme_Keyword: coral reef
    • Theme_Keyword: seagrass
    • Theme_Keyword: acropora palmata
    • Theme_Keyword: acropora cervicornis
    • Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
    • Theme_Keyword: principle component analysis
    • Theme_Keyword: world view 2
    • Theme_Keyword: geostatistical modeling
    • Theme_Keyword: ground validation
    • Theme_Keyword: accuracy assessment
    • Theme_Keyword: geomorphological structure
    • Theme_Keyword: hard bottom cover
    • Theme_Keyword: topographic complexity
    • Theme_Keyword: dominant biological cover
    • Theme_Keyword: live coral cover
    • Theme_Keyword: snorkel
    • Theme_Keyword: gopro
    • Theme_Keyword: seaviewer
    • Theme_Keyword: trimble
    • Theme_Keyword: arcgis
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CRCP Project
    • Theme_Keyword: Mapping Shallow Benthic Habitats of the North East Reserves MPA, Puerto Rico
    • Theme_Keyword: 793
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
    • Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Habitats
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
    • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Plants > Seagrass
    • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
    • Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
  • Theme:
    • Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
    • Theme_Keyword: oceans
    • Theme_Keyword: environment
  • Place:
    • Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
    • Place_Keyword: Northeast Ecological Reserve
    • Place_Keyword: Fajardo
    • Place_Keyword: Cabeza de San Juan
    • Place_Keyword: Culebra
    • Place_Keyword: La Cordillera
    • Place_Keyword: Vieques Sound
    • Place_Keyword: U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
    • Place_Keyword: Caribbean
    • Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
  • Place:
    • Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
    • Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Luquillo (18N065W0012)
    • Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Luquillo (18N065W0012)
    • Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Fajardo (18N065W0004)
    • Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Fajardo (18N065W0004)
    • Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
    • Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
    • Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
    • Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
Access_Constraints:
  • Please cite any use of this data.
Use_Constraints:
  • NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.  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 in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.
Point_of_Contact:
  • Contact_Information:
    • Contact_Organization_Primary:
      • Contact_Organization: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
      • Contact_Person: Tim Battista
    • Contact_Address:
      • Address_Type: mailing and physical
      • Address:
        1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
      • Address:
        9th Floor, #9311
      • City: Silver Spring
      • State_or_Province: MD
      • Postal_Code: 20910
      • Country: United States of America
    • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028 x171
    • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
    • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tim.battista@noaa.gov
    • Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
    • Contact Instructions:
      Primary contact mode: email
Data_Set_Credit:
  • Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
  • Microsoft Windows 7; ESRI ArcCatalog 10.1
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Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
  • All users should independently analyze the dataset according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.
Completeness_Report:
  • Ground validation work was completed after two field missions. Extra GV sites that were determined to be useful habitat information were added to the shapefile as well. All GV points are linked to the site video and photos that are served in the Biomapper data portal.
Positional_Accuracy:
  • Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
    • Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
      point data represents the approximate centroid (+ - 20m) of each drop-camera or snorkel transit of a ground validation site.
Lineage:
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
        • Publication_Date: Unpublished material
        • Publication_Time: Unknown
        • Title: NEPR Bathymetry Model
        • Edition: Revised
        • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
        • Online_Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/products/maps
    • Type_of_Source_Media: Biomapper Online Data Viewer
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 2013
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Bathymetry Model
    • Source_Contribution:
      Benthic Habitat Map
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
        • Publication_Date: Unpublished material
        • Publication_Time: Unknown
        • Title: NEPR Principle Component Analysis
        • Edition: Revised
        • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
        • Online_Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/products/maps
    • Type_of_Source_Media: Biomapper Online Data Viewer
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 2013
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR PCA
    • Source_Contribution:
      Benthic Habitat Map
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
        • Publication_Date: Unpublished material
        • Publication_Time: Unknown
        • Title: WV2 Satellite Imagery Mosaic
        • Edition: Revised
        • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
        • Online_Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/products/maps
    • Type_of_Source_Media: Biomapper Online Data Viewer
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 2014
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Satellite Imagery
    • Source_Contribution:
      Benthic Habitat Map
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
        • Publication_Date: Unpublished material
        • Publication_Time: Unknown
        • Title: NEPR Ground Validation Videos
        • Edition: Revised
        • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: video data
        • Online_Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/products/maps
    • Type_of_Source_Media: Biomapper Online Data Viewer
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 2014
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Ground Validation
    • Source_Contribution:
      Benthic Habitat Map
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
        • Publication_Date: Unpublished material
        • Publication_Time: Unknown
        • Title: NEPR Accuracy Assessment Videos
        • Edition: 1st
        • Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: video data
        • Other_Citation_Details: Videos are available to stream as high res and low resolution MP4 on the BIOmapper web portal.
        • Online_Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/products/maps
    • Type_of_Source_Media: Online Data Viewer
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Single_Date/Time:
          • Calendar_Date: 2014
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Accuracy Assessment
    • Source_Contribution:
      Benthic Habitat Map
  • Source_Information:
    • Source_Citation:
      • Citation_Information:
        • Originator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
        • Publication_Date: Unpublished material
        • Publication_Time: Unknown
        • Title: NEPR Benthic Habitat Map
        • Edition: 1st
    • Type_of_Source_Media: Online data viewer
    • Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      • Time_Period_Information:
        • Range_of_Dates/Times:
          • Beginning_Date: 201304
          • Ending_Date: 201502
      • Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
    • Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Benthic Habitat Map
    • Source_Contribution:
      The bathymetry model, PCA, satellite imagery mosaic, ground validation videos, and accuracy assessment videos.
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      A multiresolution bathymetry model was created for northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island. The model was derived using geostatistical modeling of depth sounding data from 1900-2013, including led soundings, single-beam sonar, multibeam sonar surveys and LiDAR surveys. The source depth layers were kriged into multiple resolutions (4m, 20m and 100m depending on source data density) and merged using Global Mapper, Surfer and ArcGIS to produce a continuous 4m surface.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Bathymetry Model
    • Process_Date: 201305
    • Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Bathymetry Model
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      The geostatistical bathymetry model was processed into derived morphometric layers using Raster Calculator and Jenness Surface Tools in ArcGIS. The slope, slope of slope, rugosity, curvature profile, curvature plan, standard deviation, and mean were derived from the bathymetry model and analyzed for its three first principle components in ENVI. The PCA image was then saved as a 3 band raster (Geotiff). The PCA 3 band image was included as a layer to the semi-automated feature extraction and classification process that produced the benthic habitat map.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Bathymetry Model
    • Process_Date: 201502
    • Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR PCA
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      An enhanced satellite imagery mosaic was geNEPRated from the mosaic of high resolution WorldView-2 satellite data. Cloud and land cover were masked and the near infrared1 band were used to deglint the RGB bands in the imagery. The Lyzenga method was then used to water-column correct the enhanced RGB bands to better represents underwater benthic habitats. The final mosaic color-balanced using 12 individual scenes divided into 27 sub-scenes using a neighborhood analysis in PCI. The final mosaic was included as a layer to the semi-automated feature extraction and classification process that produced the benthic habitat map.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Satellite Imagery
    • Process_Date: 201306
    • Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Satellite Imagery
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      The Ground validation sites were planned by manually placing points on a draft habitat map. The sites were selected to include all types of remote sensing signatures that could be identified, covering habitat features across the whole project area (approximately two GV sites/km2). Each ground validation site was sampled either by an underwater drop-camera (SeaViewer Sea-Drop 950 and a GoProHero 3 Black Edition) or by snorkeling to the site with handheld underwater video camera (GoProHero 3 Black Edition, 1440*1920 pixels video, 12 MP photo/5s). Drop Camera Videos were positioned and recorded using a Trimble Geo XH GPS system, while snorkel videos were positioned using a handheld Garmin GPS on a dive buoy. The video data was then used to extract habitat data used to classify the habitat map, as well as presence of selected key species such as ESA listed Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis corals.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Ground Validation
    • Process_Date: 2013
    • Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Ground Validation
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      Accuracy Assessment points for the NEPR were selected using a stratified random sampling method based on the benthic habitat map schema. Each accuracy assessment site was entered into a Garmin GPS navigation, located by the Biogeography Team in the field, and sampled either by an underwater drop-camera or by snorkeling to the site with handheld underwater video camera. Videos were analyzed by the Biogeography Team and recorded into a database using a Trimble Geo XH system. The video data was then used to accuracy assess the Benthic Habitat map. Presence of selected key species such as ESA listed Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis corals were also recorded.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Accuracy Assessment
    • Process_Date: 2014
    • Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Accuracy Assessment
  • Process_Step:
    • Process_Description:
      The 2015 benthic habitat map for Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island, covers 711 km2 of Benthic Habitats with a minimum mapping unit of 100m2. The map was digitized using semi-automated feature extraction techniques and remote sensing imagery (a bathymetry model [1900-2013], WorldView-2 satellite imagery [2011-2013], and Aerial Imagery [2007, 2010]). Ground Validation Videos were collected and classified based on a habitat classification scheme to verify the habitat features segmented using remote sensing imagery. The map was classified using Boosted Regression Tree modelling, using the remote sensing data, the GV data and a suite of spatial predictors including data extracted from the CariCOOS nearshore oceanographic model. The model map was manually edited and adjusted based on visual interpretation. The final map product was adjusted based on the result from a separate accuracy assessment field data collection.
    • Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Benthic Habitat Map
    • Process_Date: 201302
    • Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NEPR Benthic Habitat Map

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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:
  • Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
  • SDTS_Terms_Description:
    • SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
    • Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1419
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
  • Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    • Planar:
      • Map_Projection:
        • Map_Projection_Name: Nad83 UTM Zone 20 N
          • Mercator:
        • Nad83 UTM Zone 20 N
          • Scale_Factor_at_Equator: 0.999600
          • Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -63.000000
          • False_Easting: 500000.000000
          • False_Northing: 0.000000
      • Planar_Coordinate_Information:
        • Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: row and column
        • Coordinate_Representation:
          • Abscissa_Resolution: 1.00
          • Ordinate_Resolution: 1.00
        • Planar_Distance_Units: meters
    • Geodetic_Model:
      • Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
      • Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
      • Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
      • Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information: Overview_Description:
  • Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Each benthic habitat polygon is characterized by a habitat schema based on semi-automated imagery and analysis and observational data collected from the underwater video developed by the Biogeography Team. Each habitat polygon contains information and attributes on the Major Geomorphological Structure, Detailed Geomorphological Structure, Percent Hardbottom, Topographic Complexity, Dominant Biological Cover, Percent Biological Cover, Percent Coral Cover and Dominant Coral Type (hard/mixed/soft). An additional category “Habitat Overview” was included to simplify the habitat schema into one attribute table. Additional observations of Acropora coral presence, selected fauna presence, biological cover (co-occurring) and water visibility are linked to photos and underwater videos in a geodatabase.
  • Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    For more details on the entity and attribute information on the NEPR Benthic Habitat Map and the benthic habitat classification scheme, see Chapter 2 of the NCOSS technical memorandum “Benthic Habitats of Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island”.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
  • Contact_Information:
    • Contact_Organization_Primary:
      • Contact_Organization: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
      • Contact_Person: Tim Battista
    • Contact_Address:
      • Address_Type: mailing and physical
      • Address:
        1305 East West Highway, SSMC4
      • Address:
        9th Floor, #9311
      • City: Silver Spring
      • State_or_Province: MD
      • Postal_Code: 20910
      • Country: United States of America
    • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028 x171
    • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
    • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tim.battista@noaa.gov
    • Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
    • Contact Instructions:
      Primary contact mode: email
Resource_Description:
  • Downloadable 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 in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20180620
Metadata_Contact:
  • Contact_Information:
    • Contact_Person_Primary:
      • Contact_Person: Will Sautter
      • Contact_Organization: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
    • Contact_Address:
      • Address_Type: mailing and physical
      • Address:
        1305 East West Highway, SSMC4, 9th Floor #9226
      • City: Silver Spring
      • State_or_Province: MD
      • Postal_Code: 20910
      • Country: USA
    • Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713 -3028 x174
    • Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713 - 4043
    • Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Will.Sautter@noaa.gov
    • Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Metadata_Standard_Name:
  • FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:
  • FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:
  • local time
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