Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: National Estuarine Research Reserve System(NERRS) Vegetation Monitoring Data, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47712.

Item Identification

Title: National Estuarine Research Reserve System(NERRS) Vegetation Monitoring Data
Short Name: National Estuarine Research Reserve System(NERRS) Vegetation Monitoring Data
Status: In Work
Abstract:

The National Estuarine Research Reserve System has developed a consistent protocol for monitoring vegetation across the nations estuaries. Eventually, the goal is to be monitoring vegetation regularly at every Reserve, allowing for robust spatial and temporal analyses of estuarine vegetation trends. To date, 18 Reserves have implemented this vegetation monitoring protocol. The vegetation community that is assessed varies by reserve. The protocol has been implemented for submerged aquatic vegetation such as eelgrass and algae, as well as for emergent vegetation such as salt marshes and mangroves. The vegetation monitoring protocol involves permanent sampling plots along fixed transects. Parameters monitored include percent cover of all plant species, as well as stem density and canopy height of the common species. Elevation is also assessed for each plot when feasible. The complete monitoring protocol provides more details. These data will be valuable for tracking changes in abundance of particular species of interest, or in species composition over time. For instance, the transects can be used to detect landward migration of vegetation communities in the face of projected sea level rise. The National Estuarine Research Reserves is a network of 28 reserves protected for long-term research, ecosystem monitoring, education, and coastal stewardship. Established by the Coastal Zone Management Act, the reserve system is a partnership program between NOAA and the coastal states. NOAA provides funding, national guidance, and technical assistance. Each reserve is managed on daily basis by a lead state agency or university with input from local partners. These data are collected as part of the NERRS System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP), which includes (1) abiotic indicators of water quality and weather; (2) biological monitoring; and (3) watershed, habitat, and land use mapping. Data were collected under individual Reserve NOAA grant/cooperative agreements and managed by the CDMO under NOAA grant/cooperative agreement #NA16NOS4200125 (2016) and prior grants. For more information on Reserve locations and programs, please visit www.nerrsdata.org or www.nerrs.noaa.gov.

Purpose:

To identify and track short-term variability and long-term changes in the integrity and biodiversity of representative estuarine ecosystems and coastal watersheds for the purpose of contributing to effective national, regional and site specific coastal zone management.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

NERRS Centralized Data Management Office(CDMO)

cdmodata@belle.baruch.sc.edu

843-904-9003

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MANGROVES
None canopy height
None data
None elevation
None estuary
None oceanographic
None percent cover
None physical
None stem density
None submerged aquatic vegetation

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
None carribbean
None pacific islands
None U.S. coastal waters
None U.S. east coast
None U.S. territorial waters
None U.S. west coast

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Continually
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Distribution Liability:

The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data.The data are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures allow. These procedures are descibed in the detailed metadata statement enclosed within any data transmission. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 596361
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 598601
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NERRS Centralized Data Management Office (CDMO)
Email Address: cdmodata@belle.baruch.sc.edu
URL: Website home page

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 596360
W° Bound: -160.4
E° Bound: -62.4
N° Bound: 61.648
S° Bound: 17.706

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 596359
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS System-wide Monitoring Program data. The NERRS retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). System-wide Monitoring Program. Data accessed from the NOAA NERRS Centralized Data Management Office website: http://www.nerrsdata.org/; accessed 12 October 2012.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 596362
Download URL: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu
File Type: CSV

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Datasets contain complete annual survey results and detailed metadata documents unless otherwise noted.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Reserves conduct surveys annually, enter their observations into a standard template data file, create a detailed metadata document, and QAQC their data entry. This package is submitted to the CDMO and distributed to the NERRS Biomonitoring committee for review and additional QAQC. The final package is prepared for posting by the CDMO and ultimately posted to www.nerrsdata.org. The process date given below reflects the years this metadata record was created.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

QAQC is performed by Reserve staff, the NERRS Biomonitoring Committee, and the CDMO.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47712
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:35+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2018-11-28 12:34+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-11-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-11-10
Linking Share Level (Deprecated): Across the InPort Catalog