ResourceRestoration and implementation efforts in Culebra / Paul Sturm, Roberto Viqueira Rios.
"Culebra is a small island off the northeast coast of Puerto Rico. It is home to 1,900 residents and is 11.6 square miles in area including the small adjacent uninhabited islands of Culebrita, Cayo Norte and Luis Pena. Culebra is a destination for tourism...
ResourceReduction and control of sediment-laden runoff near critical coral reef ecosystems through the implementation of BMPs in Culebra, Puerto Rico / submitted by: Roberto A. Viqueira Rios ; submitted to: Lisa Vandiver, Anne Kitchell.
"Efforts to support and implement the Culebra Community Watershed Action Plan for Coral Reefs and Water Quality has led to unprecedented collaborations between the Municipality of Culebra, the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER), Nati...
ResourceImplementation of an erosion control program to reduce sediment loading rates from land-based sources to the coral reefs of Culebra, Puerto Rico / Roberto Viqueira Rios [and five others].
Metadata Thumbnail "This report summarizes our training and Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation project in Culebra, PR. Culebra is a small 6 square mile island off the east coast of Puerto Rico where nearshore coral reefs are being impacted by often poorly control...
ResourceCulebra community watershed action plan for water quality and coral reefs / prepared for NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, Puerto Rico DRNA, Culebra Office of the Mayor ; prepared by Paul Sturm, Roberto Viqueira, Louis Meyer, Edwin A. Hernandez-Delgado, Carmen Gonzalez-Ramos, Alfredo Montanez-Acuna, Abimarie Otano-Cruz.
"This watershed plan represents the culmination of the initial watershed planning process in Culebra - the goal of the watershed plan is to help chart a course for the improvement of water quality and coral reefs and to serve the goals of the citizens of ...
ResourceCulebra, Participatory GIS Mapping Exercise September, 2015 - Culebra, Puerto Rico
"Culebra is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico located approximately 17 miles (27 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland and 12 miles (19 km) west of St. Thomas with a total area of 7,000 acres (including the cays). Much of the island and its surroundin...
ResourcePlan de manejo de la Reserva Natural Canal de Luis Pena, Culebra, Puerto Rico / equipo facilitador, Manuel Valdes Pizzini, Manuel Valdes Pizzini, Carlos J. Carrero Morales, Milton Munoz Hincapie, Diana M. Beltran rodriguez, Maria Fernandez Arribas ; preparado por el Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios del Litoral, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayaguez con la colaboracion del Programa de Colegio Sea Grant de la UPR para la Administracion para el Desarrollo y la Conservacion de Culebra (ACDEC).
ResourceUnpaved Road Assessment and Prioritization of NOAA Investments on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
"Culebra's Integrated Watershed Management Plan (2013) identified unpaved roads as a primary contributor to sediment loadings in the nearshore coastal waters, which are threatening coral reef habitats in the region. Since then, NOAA has invested over $800...
ResourceResults of the evaluations from the fishers workshops held in Vieques and Culebra.
Downloadable DataVelocity Data collected from moored Hull-Mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers positioned in Vieques Sound and Virgin Passage in the US Caribbean
Velocity data were collected from Hull-Mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers moored across Virgin Passage between Culebra, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, USVI, and across Vieques Sound, between Culebra, Puerto Rico and Vieques, Puerto Rico (US Caribbean...
ResourceEducational products in support of Culebra's no take marine protected area in Puerto Rico
"Update interpretive signs along the park with new results from ongoing research inside the marine protected area and results from management actions. As of February 2012, initial meetings were accomplished with graphic artist, sign artist, local fish ass...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Accuracy Assessment Points - 2015
This shapefile denotes the location of underwater photos and videos taken in shallow water (0-35m) benthic habitats surrounding Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island. The area includes the nearshore waters of Fajardo and Luqillo to the Former Roosevelt...
ResourceReducing LBSP threats from unpaved roads on Culebra Island
The coral reef ecosystems of Culebra are some of the more pristine habitats within the northeastern Caribbean marine biodiversity (Hernández-Delgado et al.,2000).  However, long-term monitoring has shown an alarming 5-11% annual decline in percent coral c...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Ground Validation Points 2015
This shapefile denotes the location of underwater photos and videos taken in shallow water (0-35m) benthic habitats surrounding Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island. The area includes the nearshore waters of Fajardo and Luqillo to the Former Roosevelt...
ResourceNOAA selects Puerto Rico's Northeast Reserves and Culebra Island as new habitat focus area / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
"The Northeast Reserves and Culebra Island, located on northeastern Puerto Rico, has been selected a new Habitat Focus Area under NOAAs Habitat Blueprint. This site encompasses the watersheds of the Northeast Ecological Corridor and its related marine are...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island - Benthic Habitat Map 2015
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 Pue...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island - Geographic Zone Map 2015
This geographic zone map was created by interpreting satellite and aerial imagery, seafloor topography (bathymetry model), and the new NEPR Benthic Habitat Map (2015). The area of interest includes the nearshore shallow waters (0-35m) of Fajardo and Luqil...
ResourceGuidance for reducing the impact of dirt roads on Culebra reefs
Metadata Thumbnail "The goal of this short document is to recommend general standards for dirt road construction, maintenance and retrofitting in Culebra, P.R. to minimize their impact on the nearshore marine environment. Also, this guide will provide the tools to minimize ...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Bathymetry Model - NOAA TIFF Image
This GeoTiff is a bathymetry model of the seafloor of Northeast Puerto Rico that contains the shallow water area (0-35m deep) of the Northeast Ecological Reserve: including the waters off of Fajardo and Luqillo, to the Former Roosevelt Roads Navy Base, th...
ResourceDevelopment of an erosion control program to reduce sediment loading rates from land-based sources to the coral reefs of Culebra, Puerto Rico / Paul Sturm, Roberto Viqueira Rios, Louis Meyer Comas.
"This report summarizes our visit to Culebra for coordination for the implementation of a sediment and erosion control program in Culebra, Puerto Rico. Visit took place from April 20th to 23rd of 2012. The main objectives our trip were to contact local NG...
Downloadable DataSeawater Temperature and Salinity Moored Time-Series Records, Collected During 2010 and 2011 in Vieques Sound and Virgin Passage (NODC Accession 0077910)
Sea-Bird SBE37SM MicroCat Conductivity/Temperature (CT) recorders were deployed between March 2010 and April 2011 on shallow water moorings located in Vieques Sound, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Passage USVI. The recovered temperature, conductivity, and salin...
Downloadable DataHull-Mounted (shipboard) Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data collected during shipboard surveys during 2010 and 2011 in Vieques Sound, Virgin Passage and surrounding regions (NODC Accession 0088063)
Teledyne RD Instruments Ocean Surveyor 150kHz and Workhorse 300kHz ADCPs were utilized during cruises conducted between March 2010 and April 2011 in Vieques Sound, Puerto Rico, Virgin Passage USVI, and the surrounding region. The processed data are prese...
Downloadable DataConductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data collected during shipboard surveys during 2010 and 2011 in Vieques Sound, Virgin Passage and surrounding regions (NODC Accession 0088063)
Sea-Bird Electronics CTDs were utilized during cruises conducted between March 2010 and April 2011 in Vieques Sound, Puerto Rico, Virgin Passage USVI, and the surrounding region. The recovered profile data are presented here in an ACII format.
Downloadable Data2016 - 2017 USGS Lidar DEM: Puerto Rico
Metadata Thumbnail Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG) collected 3451 square miles in Puerto Rico. The nominal pulse spacing for this project was 1 point every 0.7 meters. Dewberry used proprietary procedures to classify the LAS according to project specifications: 0-Never Class...
ResourceReduction and control of sediment-laden runoff near critical coral reef and other coastal ecosystems through the implementation of BMPs in Culebra, Puerto Rico FY-2016
"The purpose ofthis project was to reduce the impact of unpaved roads on coralresources on Culebra, a CRCP priority area and the Caribbean Habitat Focus Area in Puerto Rico. This project furthers implementation of priority restoration objectives of the 20...
Downloadable DataNortheast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island Principle Component Analysis - NOAA TIFF Image
This GeoTiff is a representation of seafloor topography in Northeast Puerto Rico derived from a bathymetry model with a principle component analysis (PCA). The area covered includes the shallow water area (0-60m deep) of the Northeast Ecological Reserves:...