Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: Deep-Sea Stony Coral Habitat Suitability, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/48878.

Item Identification

Title: Deep-Sea Stony Coral Habitat Suitability
Short Name: DeepSeaStonyCoralHabitatSuitability
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-09-20
Abstract:

Deep-sea corals, also known as cold water corals, create complex communities that provide habitat for a variety of invertebrate and fish species, such as grouper, snapper, and sea bass. The map depicts the relative likelihood of finding suitable habitat for stony corals at a given location and is a prediction based on a statistical model relating several environmental characteristics to the presence of stony corals using observations of stony corals. Stony coral are the primary reef-building corals and produce hard skeletons made of aragonite, a crystal form of calcium carbonate. Please also reference the "Deep-Sea Soft Coral Habitat Suitability" layer. Predictions from these habitat suitability models can be used to support conservation and management of deep-sea corals and to assist with targeting areas for mapping and exploration.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Notes:

11019

Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None animals
None benthic
None cold water corals
None corals
None deep-sea corals
None habitat
None habitat suitability
None invertebrates
None marine wildlife
None modeled
None ocean energy planning
None predictive models
None species distribution

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Atlantic
None Gulf of Mexico
None National
None Southeast
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 652336
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 652338
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 652339
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 652337
Date Effective From: 2017-09-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 652342
W° Bound: -96.723789
E° Bound: -64.995977
N° Bound: 44.641853
S° Bound: 23.580831

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 652341
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2017-09

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 652332
URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/DeepSeaCoralHabitatSuitability.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 652334
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 652335
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 652367
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-20
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 652366
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717294
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Thresholded Logistic Outputs

CC ID: 652327
Contact Name: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Citation URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=35
Source Contribution:

Raster images were obtained from NOAA NCCOS and averaged and combined into habitat suitability models by NOAA OCM | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 652328
Description:

+ Download the 3 zip files from https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=35:

DSC_PredictiveModeling_US_Northeast_MidAtlantic.zip

DSC_PredictiveModeling_US_Southeast.zip

DSC_PredictiveModeling_US_Gulf_of_Mexico.zip

+ From each zip file, extract the ESRI_Grid folder from the Thresholded_Logistic_Outputs folders

+ For each location, separate rasters into soft and stony:

GOM Soft GOM Stony SE Soft SE Stony NE Soft NE Stony

ALCY LOPHPERT ALCY ENALPROF ALCY SCLER

ALCYGORG MADRAC ALCYCALCAX LOPHPERT ALCYGORG SCLERCARYO

ALCYNONGORG MADREP ALCYGORG MADROCUL ALCYNONGORG SCLERFLABELL

ANTI SCLER ALCYHOLAX OCULSPP PENN

BEBR SCLERFRAME ALCYNONGORG SCLERFRAME PENNSESS

CALLO SCLERNONFRAME ANTI SCLERNONFRAME PENNSUBSESS

ELLIS PENN STYL

GORG

HYPNO

ISID

PARA

PLEX

+ Using the Raster Calculator, Average each of the 6 groupings into a new raster

+ Project each output into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere

+ Mosaic to New Raster the 3 soft coral rasters and the 3 stony coral rasters using MEAN as the mosaic operator

+ Convert Raster to Polygon the soft coral raster and the stony coral raster, unchecking the box to simplify polygons

+ In each feature class, select features where gridcode = 0 and switch selection

+ Dissolve both feature classes on gridcode field, unchecking the box to create multipart features

+ Rename gridcode field to value

Process Date/Time: 2017-05-01 00:00:00
Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): MarineCadastre.gov Data Steward: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Non-InPort Process Contact Email (Deprecated): coastal.info@noaa.gov

Process Step 2

CC ID: 652329
Description:

Working from data processed in May 2017:

1. Renamed value field to "predictedLikelihood"

2. Created Domain for predictedLikelihood field based on NCCOS documentation for Low (0-1), Medium-Low (1-2), Medium (2-5), High (6-9), and Very High (10) thresholded values.

3. Assigned Domain to predictedLikelihood field.

4. Updated cartography and legend based on these new descriptor values.

5. Created new layer file.

Process Date/Time: 2017-08-29 00:00:00
Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): MarineCadastre.gov Data Steward: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Non-InPort Process Contact Email (Deprecated): coastal.info@noaa.gov

Child Items

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Type Title
Entity (ENT) DeepSeaStonyCoralHabitatSuitablility

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48878
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:55+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09