Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: Unexploded Ordnance Areas, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/54407.

Item Identification

Title: Unexploded Ordnance Areas
Short Name: UnexplodedOrdnanceAreas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-12
Abstract:

Unexploded ordnances (UXO) are explosive weapons (bombs, bullets, shells, grenades, mines, etc.) that did not explode when they were employed and still pose a risk of detonation. Ocean disposal of munitions was also an accepted international practice until 1970, when it was prohibited by the Department of Defense. In 1972 Congress also passed the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act banning ocean disposal of munitions and other pollutants. This dataset represents known or possible former explosive dumping areas and UXOs. This is NOT a complete collection of unexploded ordnances on the seafloor, nor are the locations considered to be accurate. Two related datasets should be viewed in tandem: Unexploded Ordnance Locations displays known/possible individual or tightly grouped unexploded ordnances on the ocean floor and Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) displays areas identified by the United States Army Corps of Engineers where unexploded ordnances may exist.

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. NOAA ENC Direct to GIS Internet Mapping Service is designed to allow for the visualization, querying and downloading of NOAA's Electronic Navigational Chart's (NOAA ENC) data in common Geographic Information System (GIS) formats.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Categories oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None ammunition
None bombs
None caution
None danger
None depth charge
None dumping ground
None explosives
None mines
None missile
None obstruction
None oceans
None ordnance
None projectiles
None rockets
None shells
None torpedo
None unexploded
None UXO

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alaskan waters
None Atlantic
None Coastal Waters
None Gulf of Mexico
None Pacific
None United States Sovereign Territories
None United States, USA

Physical Location

City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
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

Data Set Credit: CREDIT: NOAA ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM), NOAA Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 792632
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 792634
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 792633
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 792637
W° Bound: -177.199236
E° Bound: 177.693256
N° Bound: 59.165649
S° Bound: 13.094967

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 792636
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-05-08
Description:

ground condition

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

See access and use constraints information.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 794516
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/UnexplodedOrdnance.zip
File Name: Unexploded Ordnances

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794517
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
File Name: ORT Map Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 792630
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1.5713

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate. The NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data is derived from NOAA ENC's which conforms to the International Hydrographic Organization Transfer Standard for Digital Hydrographic Data, Special Publication S-57, ENC Product Specification Edition 2.0.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000. The NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data is derived from data that conforms to the International Hydrographic Organization Transfer Standard for Digital Hydrographic Data, Special Publication S-57, ENC Product Specification Edition2.0.

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. NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data represents current coverage of all ENC Charts. As new NOAA ENCs and NOAA ENC editions are created they will be added to the NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data on the first of every month.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean. The NOAA ENC Direct data is derived from NOAA ENC's which conforms to the International Hydrographic Organization Transfer Standard for Digital Hydrographic Data, Special Publication S-57, ENC Product Specification Edition 2.0. NOAA ENC Direct to GIS data has added generalized nautical chart symbology to aid in the visualization of this data.

Lineage

Sources

(multiple, see details in other citation)

CC ID: 792625
Contact Name: NOAA ENC Direct to GIS Technical Contact, NOAA, NOS, OCS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-10-29
Citation URL: https://encdirect.noaa.gov/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Feature Classes and Shapefiles

Federal and State Waters

CC ID: 792623
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mapping and Boundary Branch, Branch Chief
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-01
Source Contribution:

State and Federal waters within the Economic Exclusion Zone of the United States feature class used to clip source datasets.

Maritime Limits and Boundaries of United States of America

CC ID: 792622
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-01
Citation URL: http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/downloads/USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Maritime limits and boundaries of the United States shapefile including the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the U.S. extending 200 nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline and adjacent to the 12 nm territorial sea of the U.S., overlapping the 12-24nm contiguous zone. The EEZ was used to clip the source datasets.

RNC/NOAA_RNC (ImageServer)

CC ID: 792624
Contact Name: NOS Special Projects
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-04-19
Citation URL: https://seamlessrnc.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/RNC/NOAA_RNC/ImageServer
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Image server

Unexploded Ordnance (layer package)

CC ID: 792621
Contact Name: NOAA Beaufort Lab, MSE, Lisa Wickliffe
Source Contribution:

Layer Package

Unexploded Ordnances

CC ID: 792620
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-02-15
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/UnexplodedOrdnances.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Feature Class

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 792626
Description:

Delete all extraneous fields then append attributed features into final schema to ensure the original NOAA_UXO schema is preserved.

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-07 00:00:00
Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): , E-GIS Data Manager
Non-InPort Process Contact Phone (Deprecated): 727-576-9500

Process Step 2

CC ID: 792627
Description:

Download polygon ENC_DIRECT_DATASETS. Merge the point files into a single feature class and merge the area files into a single feature class. Remove all features with no mention of ordnance in any attribute field. Extract all point and polygon features that intersect the US_EEZ boundary, then project these layers into Web Mercator for comparison to the NOAA RNC_Imagery.

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-07 00:00:00
Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): , E-GIS Data Manager
Non-InPort Process Contact Phone (Deprecated): 727-576-9500

Process Step 3

CC ID: 792628
Description:

Reading the attribute tables of each feature class, delete any features with no mention of unexploded items or explosive weapons. Delete features that are duplicates. Visually confirm and adjust size, placement, and description of each feature. Compare between all layers, removing duplicates, and compare to NOAA_RNC imagery as a guide to determine which polygon features to convert to point as well as to update attributes in the layers. Clip the resulting features to the FederalAndStateWaters shoreline, check geometry, and project data into World Mercator.

Process Date/Time: 2018-05-07 00:00:00
Non-InPort Process Contact (Deprecated): , E-GIS Data Manager
Non-InPort Process Contact Phone (Deprecated): 727-576-9500

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Type Title
Entity (ENT) Unexploded Ordnance Areas

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54407
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-10-02 15:19+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27