Item Identification

Title: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
Short Name: NCRMP
Status: In Work
Abstract:

This is the parent project for metadata held by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) that is funded by the Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). The underlying metadata records are cataloged under 4 different regions: Hawaiian archipelago, American Samoa, Marianas, and Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIAs).

Purpose:

This folder is used to organize metadata held by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) that is part of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). It also serves as a template used to develop metadata records for related data sets.

Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP), established by NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) and supported by NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), is tasked with documenting and understanding the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems in the U.S. Pacific. Pacific RAMP involves interdisciplinary monitoring of oceanographic conditions and biological surveys of organisms associated with hard-bottomed habitats in the 0 to 30 meter depth range. Regions are surveyed on a triennial cycle, as part of the implementation of NOAA's National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). The NCRMP aims to support integrated, consistent and comparable monitoring of coral reefs across all U.S.-affiliated regions. Partnership and cooperation with other federal and jurisdictional management groups is a core principle of the NCRMP.

Pacific RAMP includes the following biological monitoring objectives:

- Gather information on and document the status and trends of coral reef fishes and benthic assemblages in the U.S. Pacific;

- Provide information on status and trends of coral reef taxa of ecological and economic importance;

- Generate data suitable for tracking and assessing changes in reef assemblages in response to human, oceanographic, or environmental stressors; and

- Generate data suitable for evaluating the effectiveness of specific management strategies, and to support appropriate adaptive management.

The NCRMP provides a steady flow of scientific information required to track the health of coral reefs. This monitoring plan consists of a broad, overarching framework within which scientific research is conducted to achieve coral reef conservation. The four primary goals of NCRMP are: (1) monitor the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems (including human communities); (2) monitor and assess climate-related threats to coral reefs; (3) provide a consistent flow of data and information to communities in coral reef jurisdictions; and (4) foster partnerships to expand the scope and scale of coral reef monitoring.

The NCRMP has three themes: biological, climate and socioeconomic monitoring. Under the biological monitoring theme, the Pacific RAMP collects the both benthic and reef-associated fish data: fish and coral abundance and demographic metrics as well as information on benthic composition and key species.

Supplemental Information:

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP) is a framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate, and socioeconomic indicators at 10 priority coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. This integrated approach will consolidate monitoring of coral reefs under a uniform method in the Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. NCRMP is funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and supported by NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP), and many other partners.

CREP is leading biological monitoring missions to gather data on fish populations and coral reef communities in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. Each year, CREP's scientists work closely with CRCP and local partners to collect biological data from thousands of strategically selected sites. Innovative analysis techniques are then used to develop products that give fellow scientists, managers, decision makers and the public a better understanding of a region’s resources and how they are changing over time. The biological component of NCRMP provides a triennial ecological characterization at a broad spatial scale of general reef condition for reef fishes, corals and benthic habitat (i.e., fish species composition/density/size, benthic cover, and coral density/size/condition). Data collection occurs at stratified random sites where the sampling domain for each region is partitioned by habitat type and depth. Data provided in this data set were collected in the U.S. Pacific Islands Region as part of CREP-led missions in collaboration with local partners in the various regions.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Benthic
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Calcification Rate
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Water Quality
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus ONLY ONE: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/data/keywords/coris_discovery_keywords.pdf
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus AT LEAST ONE: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/data/keywords/coris_theme_keywords.pdf
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Algal Cover
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Algal Growth > Calcification Rate
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Calcareous Macroalgae
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Crustose Coralline Algae
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Encrusting Macroalgae
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Fleshy Macroalgae
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Calcification Accretion Unit (CAU)
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure (ARMS)
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Transect Monitoring > Belt Transect
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Coral Colony Size and Condition
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Biological
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Physical
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Photographic Analysis
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Rapid Assessment Studies
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census > Stationary
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Coral Cover
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Habitats
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Rugosity
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral Communities
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Assemblages
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Biodiversity
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Alkalinity
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Calcification
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Carbon Dioxide
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Carbon Dioxide > Partial Pressure
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Carbonate Chemistry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chemistry Monitoring and Assessment
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Inorganic Carbon
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Ocean Acidification
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > pH
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature > Bottom
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
CRCP Project 1221
CRCP Project 409
CRCP Project 587
CRCP Project 743
CRCP Project C204 Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP): Biennial monitoring for the US Pacific Islands and Atolls
CRCP Project National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
CRCP Project Ocean Acidification - Quantification of Calcification and Accretion Rates of Corals and Crustose Coralline Algae across the Pacific Ocean
CRCP Project Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Monitoring coral reef ecosystems of the US Pacific Islands and Atolls
ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category Biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/datatype
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/obstype
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS HI'IALAKAI
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS OSCAR ELTON SETTE
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Ocean Acidification Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Reef and Assessment Monitoring Program
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Equatorial Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS North Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS NW Pacific
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS South Pacific Ocean
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC
None RAMP
None Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None triennial

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > American Samoa > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > USA Minor Outlying Islands > Wake Atoll (19N167E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > American Samoa > American Samoa (14S170W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Baker Island > Baker Island (00N176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Howland Island > Howland Island (00S176W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Johnston Atoll > Johnston Atoll (16N169W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Jarvis Island (00S160W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Kingman Reef (06N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Line Islands > Palmyra Atoll (05N162W0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Wake Atoll > Wake Atoll (19N167E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
None Pacific Remote Island Areas
None PRIA

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory SEA FLOOR

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 257420
Date Effective From: 2000
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Brainard, Russell E
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: rusty.brainard@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5419
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Distributor

CC ID: 257418
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kanemura, Troy T
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: troy.kanemura@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5422
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 257417
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): DesRochers, Annette M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: annette.desrochers@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5461
Business Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Originator

CC ID: 257464
Date Effective From: 2013
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) (CRCP)
Address: 1305 East West Highway 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
Phone: (301) 713-3155
URL: http://coralreef.noaa.gov

Originator

CC ID: 257419
Date Effective From: 2000
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 257424
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Oliver, Thomas
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: thomas.oliver@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5444
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Point of Contact

CC ID: 257421
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Williams, Ivor D
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: ivor.williams@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5427
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Point of Contact

CC ID: 257423
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Vargas-Angel, Bernardo
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: bernardo.vargasangel@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5423
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Mariana Archipelago

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 348718
W° Bound: 142
E° Bound: 147
N° Bound: 21
S° Bound: 13
Description

CHECK LIST OF ISLANDS AND DATE RANGES BASED ON DATASET

Mariana Archipelago including Guam, Rota, Tinian, Aguijan, Saipan, Sarigan, Guguan, Alamagan, Pagan, Agrihan, Asuncion, Maug, and Farallon de Pajaros.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 348719
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014-03-24
End: 2014-05-19
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1401
Description:

MARAMP 2014, Legs I through III

Extent Group 2

Extent Description:

American Samoa

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 348720
W° Bound: -171.5
E° Bound: -169
N° Bound: -11
S° Bound: -15
Description

CHECK LIST OF ISLANDS AND DATE RANGES BASED ON DATASET

American Samoa including Tutuila, Manu'a (Ofo, Olosega, and Ta'u), Rose Atoll, and Swains.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 348721
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-02-15
End: 2015-04-04
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1501
Description:

ASRAMP 2015, Legs I through III

Extent Group 3

Extent Description:

Hawaiian Archipelago including the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 348722
W° Bound: -160.5
E° Bound: -153
N° Bound: 22.5
S° Bound: 18
Description

CHECK LIST OF ISLANDS AND DATE RANGES BASED ON DATASET

Main Hawaiian Islands, including Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Molokai, Niihau, Lanai, as well as Kaula, Lehua, and Molokini.

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 348723
W° Bound: -179.9
E° Bound: -160.5
N° Bound: 29
S° Bound: 22.5
Description

CHECK LIST OF ISLANDS AND DATE RANGES BASED ON DATASET

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, including Nihoa, Necker, French Frigate Shoals, Gardner, Maro, Laysan, Lisianski, Pearl and Hermes, Midway, and Kure.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 348724
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013-10-01
End: 2013-10-31
Alternate Start As Of Info: SB1320
Description:

MHI RAMP 2013, Shore-based surveys on Oahu

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 348725
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013-08-01
End: 2013-08-23
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1304
Description:

MHI RAMP 2013

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 348726
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013-09-03
End: 2013-09-19
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1305
Description:

NWHI RAMP 2013 DOESN'T APPLY TO BIOLOGICAL SURVEYS

Extent Group 4

Extent Description:

Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA)

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 348727
W° Bound: -177
E° Bound: -159.5
N° Bound: 17
S° Bound: -0.5
Description

CHECK LIST OF ISLANDS AND DATE RANGES BASED ON DATASET

Phoenix (Baker and Howland) and Line Islands (Jarvis, Kingman, and Palmyra), and Johnston Atoll. These six of the seven PRIA are routinely surveyed as part of the American Samoa RAMP (ASRAMP) missions (Johnston, Baker and Howland during the first leg of ASRAMP, and Jarvis, Kingman, and Palmyra during the last leg of ASRAMP).

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 348728
W° Bound: 166.59
E° Bound: 166.66
N° Bound: 19.33
S° Bound: 19.26
Description

Wake Island, one of the seven PRIA, is routinely surveyed as part of the Mariana Archipelago RAMP (MARAMP) missions.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 348729
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-01-01
End: 2015-02-01
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1501
Description:

ASRAMP 2015, Leg 1, Johnston Atoll, and the U.S. Phoenix Islands (Baker and Howland).

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 348730
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-04-01
End: 2015-04-30
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1501
Description:

ASRAMP 2015, Leg 3, U.S. Line Islands (Palmyra, Kingman, and Jarvis).

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 348731
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014-03-16
End: 2014-03-20
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1401
Description:

MARAMP 2014, Leg I, Wake Atoll

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

Not applicable

Security Handling Description:

Not applicable

Data Access Policy:

***CHECK THE FUNDING AGENCIES IN THE LAST PARAGRAHP***

Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) Data Sharing Recommendations, version 9.0 updated August 12, 2015:

CREP welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on research issues contributing to the scientific basis for better management of marine ecosystems. CREP has a very diverse set of field activities that generates large volumes of data using an array of data collection protocols.

The following recommendations are for your consideration as you use this data:

1) Data analyses should take all field exigencies into account. The most effective way to do this would be active collaboration with CREP principal investigators.

2) In all presentations, product releases, or publications using data generated by CREP, proper acknowledgement of both CREP and the individuals responsible for data collection is expected. Citing the DOI (if available) is preferred, a non-DOI example is listed below.

3) If you collect or generate data for the same study areas, CREP requests that you share relevant information on complimentary data collections.

4) Those receiving data are strongly urged to inform the CREP Data Management Team of any errors and discrepancies that are discovered during the course of using these data. They are further urged to bring to the attention of the Team all problems and difficulties encountered in using these data. This information is necessary in order to improve the collections and to facilitate more efficient and economical data processing and retrieval. The users are asked to supply copies of any missing data that may be located, and to provide information as to significant subsets and special aggregations of data that are developed in using the material provided.

Example citation:

"This publication makes use of data products provided by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program. The analysis and interpretations presented here are solely that of the current authors”

Data Access Procedure:

Data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive, accession # .

ADD ACCESSION ONCE ASSIGNED

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please cite CREP when using the data.

Example

Cite as: Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2015). <Metadata Title> (NCEI Accession #<#>). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 252826
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/accession#
Description:

Observations from XXX surveys of <WHAT> by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program conducted at various islands in the <REGION> between <TIMEFRAME> (NOAA NCEI Accession #).

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 252819
URL: http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/noaa_documents/NOS/CRCP/noaa_crcp_national_coral_reef_monitoring_plan_2014.pdf
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PDF
Description:

NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan.

URL 2

CC ID: 252820
URL: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/monitoring/
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program website.

URL 3

CC ID: 252821
URL: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/monitoring/resources/NCRMP_Fact_Sheet_20140812_FINAL.pdf
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PDF
Description:

NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program - Fact Sheet.

URL 4

CC ID: 252822
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/pacific_ramp.php
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

Official NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program website, Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP).

URL 5

CC ID: 252823
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cruise/img/diver_begins_laying_out_transect_lines_at_predetermined_locations_to_guide_coral_reef_survey_sm.jpg
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: JPG
Description:

NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) diver conducting coral reef survey.

Technical Environment

Description:

PIFSC Oracle Database view: <VIEW NAME>, or MS Access

Data Quality

Accuracy:

REQUIRED

Completeness Report:

REQUIRED

Conceptual Consistency:

REQUIRED

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

REQUIRED

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 28844
Metadata Record Created By: Annette M DesRochers
Metadata Record Created: 2015-11-17 19:43+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-12-06
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-12-07