Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2019: Water temperature data from Subsurface Temperature Recorders (STRs) deployed at coral reef sites in Batangas, Philippines from 2012 to 2015, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/45815.

Item Identification

Title: Water temperature data from Subsurface Temperature Recorders (STRs) deployed at coral reef sites in Batangas, Philippines from 2012 to 2015
Short Name: Philippines: STRs
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017
Abstract:

Water temperature data were collected by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) using subsurface temperature recorders (STRs) deployed at fixed climate survey sites located on hard bottom shallow water (< 15 m) habitats in the Philippines. Climate sites were established by CREP to assess multiple features of the coral reef environment (in addition to the data described herein) over time.

These STRs or high-accuracy temperature loggers made by SeaBird Electronics (SBE) were deployed on the reef for a period of 3 years from March 2012 to June 2015, and the sample interval was set to one hour.

STRs aid in the monitoring of seawater temperature variability. These water temperature time series data for the Philippines, along with other data collected at the climate survey sites (archived separately), can be used to help scientists assess and understand how coral reefs are responding to thermal stress that can lead to coral bleaching. The data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive.

Purpose:

The Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) at NOAA Fisheries is conducting in-situ climate monitoring across the U.S. Pacific Islands Region. Climate monitoring provides a comprehensive view of climate change impacts on coral reef ecosystems and helps identify areas of resilience and vulnerability. The key indicators used to identify and monitor climate-driven trends include 1) thermal stress caused by changes in sea temperature, 2) ocean acidification resulting from changes in carbonate chemistry, and 3) ecological impacts by collecting data on coral growth rates and community structure to understand the impacts of thermal stress and ocean acidification on the ecosystem.

This particular dataset for the Philippines is part of a 3-year project ("Climate, Biodiversity and Fisheries in the Coral Triangle: Embracing the E in Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries Management") implemented by CREP. This project was funded by NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission Asia (RDMA) as part of the U.S. Coral Triangle Initiative, with additional support from the Coral Triangle Support Partnership and USAID Philippines.

The goal of the project was to build on CREP’s expertise to provide tools and information about climate change, ocean acidification, and their impacts on biodiversity and fisheries that could inform and be incorporated into an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) for the Philippines. CREP worked with local governments, communities, and NGO’s to build science capacity by establishing robust observing capabilities and providing hands-on training to initiate collection of climate science information for the Verde Island Passage in the Philippines that can be used toward adaptive EAFM.

Supplemental Information:

The NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) traveled to the Verde Island Passage region of the Philippines in 2012 to deploy moored oceanographic (subsurface temperature recorders [STRs]) and ecological (calcification accretion units [CAUs] and autonomous reef monitoring structures [ARMS]) instrumentation, to collect surface and bottom water samples, and to conduct benthic photo-quadrat surveys, which included the collection of benthic images; in 2013 to collect additional water samples; and again in 2015 to recover the instrumentation and to collect another round of water samples and benthic images. All activities were conducted by SCUBA divers at five locations in the municipalities of Mabini and Tingloy, including Batong Buhay, Koala Reserve Area, Arthur's Reef, Twin Rocks, and Batalang Bato. At each of the five locations, a shallow and deep survey site was established for a total of 10 survey sites.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Oceanography
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
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 Physical
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature > Bottom
CRCP Project 483
CRCP Project Climate, Biodiversity and Fisheries in the Coral Triangle: Embracing the E in Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS DEPTH - OBSERVATION
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS Water Temperature
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS Continuous
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CORAL REEF STUDIES
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Triangle Initiative
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
None STR
None Subsurface temperature recorder
None United States Agency for International Development
None USAID

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Philippines > Batangas > Arthur's Rock (13N120E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Philippines > Batangas > Mabini (13N120E0032)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Philippines > Batangas > Tingloy (13N120E0009)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Philippines > Batangas > Twin Rocks Sanctuary (13N120E0005)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > South China Sea > Balayan Bay > Arthur's Rock (13N120E0002)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > South China Sea > Balayan Bay > Mabini (13N120E0032)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > South China Sea > Balayan Bay > Twin Rocks Sanctuary (13N120E0005)
CoRIS Place Thesaurus OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > South China Sea > Maricaban Island > Tingloy (13N120E0009)
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS NW Pacific (limit-180)
None Arthur's Reef
None Batalang Bato
None Batong Buhay
None Koala Reserve Area
None Philippines
None Twin Rocks
None Verde Island Passage

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: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

The data includes documentation for each survey (CREP_VIP_DocumentationSTR-FieldData.csv) and water temperature recordings (CREP_VIP_DocumentationSTR-Data.csv)

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/45942
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 and the United States Agency for International Development
Instrument (Deprecated): Seabird Electronics subsurface temperature recorder (STR) or temperature logger
Platform (Deprecated): STRs are attached to a mounting bracket with weights and then strapped to solid substrate at the benthos using cable ties.
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): Not applicable

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 565215
Date Effective From: 2016
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

Data Steward

CC ID: 565213
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To: 2016
Contact (Person): Clark, Jeanette
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: jeanette.clark@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5484
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Distributor

CC ID: 565212
Date Effective From: 2017
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Distributor

CC ID: 565207
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To: 2017
Contact (Person): Trick, Kevin L
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: kevin.trick@noaa.gov
Phone: 808-725-5421
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 565209
Date Effective From: 2012
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: 565214
Date Effective From: 2012
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: 565210
Date Effective From: 2012
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: 565208
Date Effective From: 2015
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: 565211
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To: 2015
Contact (Person): Young, Charles W
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: charles.young@noaa.gov
Contact Instructions:

Email preferred

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

Mabini and Tingloy in Batangas, Philippines

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 566701
W° Bound: 120.87
E° Bound: 120.9
N° Bound: 13.728054
S° Bound: 13.658594
Description

Five survey locations in the municipalities of Mabini and Tingloy in Batangas, Philippines (near the Verde Island Passage), including Batong Buhay, Koala Reserve Area, Arthur's Reef, Twin Rocks, and Batalang Bato.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 566703
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2012-03-12
End: 2015-05-28
Alternate Start As Of Info: SBP1201 - deployed in 2012
Alternate End As Of Info: MP1507 - recovered in 2015
Description:

Time frame of the dataset from when the instrument was deployed in 2012 to when it was recovered in 2015.

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 acknowledgment:

"This publication makes use of data products gathered 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 and the United States Agency for International Development. 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:

These oceanographic data are PRELIMINARY data and have not been screened for accuracy. NOAA can not be held liable for use of these data in a manner other than for perusal of preliminary oceanographic data for scientific research on coral reefs ecosystems.

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

Suggested citation:

Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2017). Water temperature data from Subsurface Temperature Recorders (STRs) deployed at coral reef sites in Batangas, Philippines from 2012 to 2015. NOAA's National Center for Environmental Information, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/45815.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 565217
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0163746
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017 - Present)
File Name: MV_OCN_STR_TIMESERIES_Philippines_2015.csv
Description:

Compiled temperature time series data from all subsurface temperature recorders deployed by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) in the Philippines in 2012 and recovered in 2015.

File Date/Time: 2016-10-24 00:00:00
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 565218
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/ocean_and_climate_change.php
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PHP
Description:

Information about the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program's Ocean and Climate Change team on the PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Program website.

URL 2

CC ID: 565219
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/img/diver_deploying_small_instrument_med.jpg
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: jpg
Description:

A diver deploying a small monitoring instrument (STR).

URL 3

CC ID: 565221
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/survey_methods.php
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PHP
Description:

NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program website, survey methods page, which includes information about the field methods used by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program's Ocean and Climate Change Team for data collection

URL 4

CC ID: 566717
URL: https://pifscblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/verde-island-passage/
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

NOAA PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Program blog post from the 2013 mission to the Philippines.

URL 5

CC ID: 566718
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/coral_triangle_initiative.php
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PHP
Description:

Information about the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program's activities in the Coral Triangle.

Technical Environment

Description:

Raw data are downloaded from an STR using the SeaBird Electronics SeaTerm software program and saved as .ASC files. The data are quality controlled using MatLab, and the files are saved as .CDP files and then migrated into the Oracle database.

PIFSC Oracle database view: MV_OCN_STR_TIMESERIES

Data Quality

Representativeness:

All NULL temperature values are included to bridge data gaps in order to complete the time series.

Accuracy:

INSTRUMENT SPECIFICATIONS

Temperature (degrees Celsius): Measurement Range -5 to 35; Initial Accuracy +/-0.002, Typical Stability 0.0002 per month, Resolution 0.0001.

Clock Accuracy: 5 seconds per month.

Completeness Report:

For each instrument, two (2) data files are generated. The file with extension .ASC is raw data downloaded from the instrument, including header information. Files with extension .CDP (CREP Data Product) have had the header information, and pre- and post-deployment data removed, and preliminary quality control conducted by plotting the data, reviewing the record, and removing obviously erroneous records. Only the CDP files are provided in this dataset. -9.99-E29 values in the data, where they exist, indicate that this observation/analysis was not conducted for the sample record where it appears.

Conceptual Consistency:

All data gathered are conceptually consistent with the given methodology.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

The data is quality controlled by CREP personnel after the data is downloaded from the instrument.

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?:

The data is captured in several locations: files stored on a laptop and backed up to an external drive by the user during the mission, and on the PIFSC network post mission before the data are imported into the PIFSC Oracle database. The PIFSC network and Oracle database are maintained and regularly backed up by PIFSC ITS.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Water temperature data are collected using high-accuracy subsurface temperature recorders (STRs) made by SeaBird Electronics (SBE). STRs are deployed on the reef for a period of 3 years at depths ranging from 0-30m along depth transects at Ocean and Climate Change monitoring survey sites.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 565225
Description:

STRs are attached to a mounting bracket weighted with 6 lb, and then strapped to solid substrate (attached dead coral or rock) at the benthos using cable ties by SCUBA divers. A GPS point is taken by surface support personnel at the surface float which is positioned directly above the instrument during the dive. The depth of the instrument is taken by photographing a diver depth gauge next to the serial number of the instrument after installation.

Process Contact: Pomeroy, Noah
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5439
Email Address: noah.pomeroy@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 565226
Description:

Upon recovery, a second waypoint and depth are taken in the same manner as the deployment before cutting the instrument free. When a STR is recovered, typically, another STR is deployed in the same location. This was not the case in the Philippines.

Process Contact: Pomeroy, Noah
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5439
Email Address: noah.pomeroy@noaa.gov

Process Step 3

CC ID: 565227
Description:

Data are downloaded using the SeaBird SeaTerm program (saved as .ASC), and then post-processed using MATLAB (saved as .CDP). Data from when the instrument was turned on but not yet deployed are removed, and data from the period between removal and data download are also removed.

Process Contact: Pomeroy, Noah
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5439
Email Address: noah.pomeroy@noaa.gov

Process Step 4

CC ID: 567031
Description:

Processed data files (.CDP), once quality controlled, are migrated into the PIFSC Oracle database by the CREP data managment team. Data exports are typically provided via database views (saved queries).

Process Contact: Trick, Kevin L
Phone (Voice): 808-725-5421
Email Address: kevin.trick@noaa.gov

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 45815
Metadata Record Created By: Annette M DesRochers
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-21 23:29+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-30
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-30