Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2018: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Benthic Images Collected from Climate Stations across the Mariana Archipelago in 2014, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/36144.

Item Identification

Title: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Benthic Images Collected from Climate Stations across the Mariana Archipelago in 2014
Short Name: NCRMP: Benthic Images from Climate Stations Marianas
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Photoquadrat benthic images were collected at NCRMP climate stations and permanent sites identified by the Ocean and Climate Change team across the Mariana archipelago in 2014 according to protocols established by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) and the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). The imagery allows for a quantitative analysis using image analysis software to derive an estimate of benthic percent cover.

Climate stations are 3-4 sites per island that were selected in a stratified random fashion to be roughly equally spaced around the island, along the 15 m contour, on hard bottom, and at least 1 km away from a river mouth or embayment. Once selected we assess multiple features of the coral reef environment including in-situ temperature (STR), seawater carbonate, net carbonate accretion (CAU), bioerosion (BMU), and cryptobiota diversity (ARMS).

These data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive.

Purpose:

The NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) details a long term approach to provide an ecosystem perspective via monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner. The NCRMP is intended to coordinate various NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort. Through the implementation of the NCRMP, NOAA will be able to clearly and concisely communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis.

Notes:

Created by AMD 2015-06-15

Supplemental Information:

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (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 CRCP and supported by NOAA Fisheries, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), and many other partners. The Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) at NOAA Fisheries is leading biological monitoring in the U.S. Pacific Islands Region.

The biological component of NCRMP in the Pacific 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). Each year, CREP scientists work closely with CRCP and local partners to collect biological data on fish populations and coral reef communities from strategically selected sites during Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP) missions. 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.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Visual Images > Habitats
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Baseline studies
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 > Rapid assessment studies
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Benthic biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral reef ecology > Coral cover
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral Communities
CRCP Project 743
CRCP Project National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category Biota
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS PHOTOQUADRAT IMAGES
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS imagery
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS HI'IALAKAI
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CORAL REEF STUDIES
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Ecosystem Sciences Division; Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Triennial

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Asuncion Island > Asuncion Island (19N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Maug > Maug Island (20N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Pagan > Pagan Island (18N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Rota > Rota Island ( Luta ) (14N145E0007)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Saipan > Saipan Island (15N145E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Tinian > Tinian Island (14N145E0005)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Guam > Guam (13N144E0000)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Asuncion Island > Asuncion Island (19N145E0001)
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)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Maug Island > Maug Island (20N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Pagan Island > Pagan Island (18N145E0001)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Rota Island > Rota Island ( Luta ) (14N145E0007)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Saipan Island > Saipan Island (15N145E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Tinian Island Reefs > Tinian Island (14N145E0005)
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
NODC Sea Area Names Thesaurus NW Pacific (limit-180)
None CNMI
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
None Mariana Archipelago
None Marianas

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: JPG Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2016
Data Presentation Form: Image (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Raw data include approximately 30 benthic photographs per survey site. Included in the archive package is a list of survey sites, including site id, location (latitude/longitude), and survey date, where photoquads were collected. The file naming convention for each photo/image is [SITE]_[YEAR]_[TRANSECT]_[PHOTO_NUMBER].JPG (for example: TUT-903_2012_A_01.JPG).

Distribution Liability:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Data Set Credit: PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Program and funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Instrument (Deprecated): Digital camera
Platform (Deprecated): Not applicable
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): Not applicable

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 368576
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Person: Bernardo Vargas-Angel
Mailing Address (Business): 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: bernardo.vargasangel@noaa.gov
Phone Number: (808)725-5423
Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Organization Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Organization Phone: 808-725-5300
Organization URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Organization Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Distributor

CC ID: 368582
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Person: Brian Beck
Mailing Address (Business): 1315 East-West Highway
Bldg SSMC3, Room 4620
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Email Address: brian.beck@noaa.gov
Phone Number: 301-713-4844
Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Organization Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Organization Phone: (301) 713-3277

Distributor

CC ID: 368579
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To: 2016
Person: Troy T Kanemura
Mailing Address (Business): 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: troy.kanemura@noaa.gov
Phone Number: (808)725-5422
Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Organization Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Organization Phone: 808-725-5300
Organization URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Organization Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 368578
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Person: Annette M DesRochers
Physical Address (Business): 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: annette.desrochers@noaa.gov
Phone Number: (808)725-5461
Business Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Organization Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Organization Phone: 808-725-5300
Organization URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Organization Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Originator

CC ID: 368581
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Organization: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) (CRCP)
Organization Address: 1305 East West Highway 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
Organization Phone: (301) 713-3155
Organization URL: http://coralreef.noaa.gov

Originator

CC ID: 368580
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Organization Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Organization Phone: 808-725-5300
Organization URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Organization Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 368577
Date Effective From: 2014
Date Effective To:
Person: Bernardo Vargas-Angel
Mailing Address (Business): 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: bernardo.vargasangel@noaa.gov
Phone Number: (808)725-5423
Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Organization Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Organization Phone: 808-725-5300
Organization URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Organization Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Mariana Archipelago (Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, including Rota, Tinian, Saipan, Pagan, Asuncion, and Maug).

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 368794
W° Bound: 144.6259167
E° Bound: 145.81568649
N° Bound: 20.03537
S° Bound: 13.24126317

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 368795
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2014-03-25
End: 2014-05-05
Alternate Start As Of Info: HA1401
Description:

MARAMP 2014

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

Not applicable

Security Handling Description:

Not applicable

Data Access Policy:

NOAA 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 Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC). 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.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please cite NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) when using the data.

Suggested citation:

Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2016). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Benthic Images Collected from Climate Stations across the Mariana Archipelago in 2014. NOAA's National Center for Environmental Information, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/36144

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 368610
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0157759
File Name: Climate Images MARIAN 2014
Description:

Photoquadrat benthic images collected at NCRMP climate stations and permanent sites across the Mariana archipelago in 2014 by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP)

File Type: JPEG
FGDC Content Type: Downloadable Data

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 368603
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/corals.php
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML

URL 2

CC ID: 368604
URL: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/monitoring/
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) website.

Technical Environment

Description:

PIFSC network/file system:

\\picmakai\optical\OPTICAL\

\\picmakai\general\Cruise\CruiseData

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Handheld GPS units were used to mark site locations.

Comparability:

Survey transects were appropriately marked to allow direct, site-level temporal comparisons.

Completeness Measure:

Complete; photoquads were taken at all sites surveyed.

Completeness Report:

Only sites classified as climate stations / permanent sites were surveyed.

Conceptual Consistency:

Survey methods were consistent across all sites.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Benthic images and the file structure are quality controlled by CREP personnel before they are migrated and integrated into CREP's master optical directory on the PIFSC network.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

NOAA IRC and NOAA Fisheries ITS resources and assets.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Benthic photographs were collected for climate stations and permanent sites at pre-defined points along the transect. These photos are color-corrected (if necessary) prior to analysis. The data management team also uses a optical validation script to re-name photos and enforce several validation checks.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 368608
Description:

Climate stations are 3-4 sites per island that were selected in a stratified random fashion to be roughly equally spaced around the island, along the 15 m contour, on hard bottom, and at least 1 km away from a river mouth or embayment. Once selected we assess multiple features of the coral reef environment including in-situ temperature (STR), seawater carbonate, net carbonate accretion (CAU), bioerosion (BMU), and cryptobiota diversity (ARMS).

At the NCRMP station a 10m transect is run from the reference stake parallel to shore and in roughly a cardinal (N, S, E, or W) direction. At the 10m mark of the transect tape, a second 5m transect is deployed perpendicular and down-slope. This gives a total of a 15m transect and forms 2 of the boundary sides of the NCRMP plot. Bearings of each transect are recorded.

Along the 15m transect tape, two images are taken per meter, for a total of 30 images per climate station.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 36144
Metadata Record Created By: Troy T Kanemura
Metadata Record Created: 2016-12-30 12:58+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Troy T Kanemura
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2017-01-06 19:34+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-01-06
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-01-07
Linking Share Level: Across the InPort Catalog