Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2018: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Rapid Ecological Assessments of Fish Belt Transect Surveys (BLT) at Coral Reef Sites across the Pacific Ocean from 2000 to 2009, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/5565.

Item Identification

Title: Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Rapid Ecological Assessments of Fish Belt Transect Surveys (BLT) at Coral Reef Sites across the Pacific Ocean from 2000 to 2009
Short Name: RAMP: Fish Surveys (BLT)
Status: Complete
Abstract:

Belt transects (BLT) is one of the non-invasive underwater-survey methods to enumerate the diverse components of diurnally active shallow-water reef fish assemblages. At each REA survey sites, BLT fish surveys are conducted along 3 consecutively-placed, 25m transect lines to quantify relatively small-bodied and abundant fishes. A pair of scuba diver-observers conducts parallel swims along the transect lines, recording size-class specific counts of all fishes encountered, to species-level where possible, within visually estimated but defined belt widths: 4 m wide for fishes > 20 cm TL (100 m2 area) on the initial swim-out, and 2 m wide for fishes < 20 cm TL (50 m2 area) on the subsequent swim back. Transects lines are typically set at depths of 10-15 m. Reef ledges and holes are visually searched. Stations are completed on all sides of the island/atoll, weather and sea conditions permitting. Raw survey data included species level abundance estimates.

Reef fish and benthic estimate data collected during BLT surveys can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive.

Purpose:

The Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP), established by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) and supported by NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), is tasked with documenting and understanding the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems in the U.S. Pacific. Pacific RAMP involves interdisciplinary monitoring of oceanographic conditions and biological surveys of organisms associated with shallow water hard-bottomed habitats (typically 10-15m, always <30 m deep). Regions are surveyed on a biennial cycle and aims to support integrated, consistent and comparable monitoring of coral reefs across all U.S.-affiliated regions.

Notes:

Created by SIS, partially updated. AMD 2015-06-03

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species Richness
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Rapid assessment studies
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Reef fish census > Stationary
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 > Coral Cover
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Rugosity
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish > Fish Assemblages
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Macroinvertebrates
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Macroinvertebrates
CRCP Project 1221
CRCP Project 587
CRCP Project C204 Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP): Biennial monitoring for the US Pacific Islands and Atolls
CRCP Project Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Monitoring coral reef ecosystems of the US Pacific Islands and Atolls
ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS FISH - CORAL REEF
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS FISH BIOMASS
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS FISH SPECIES
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - COUNT
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - ORGANISM LENGTH
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS survey
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS survey - biological
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS survey - swimmer/diver
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS visual estimate
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS HI'IALAKAI
NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS OSCAR ELTON SETTE
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CORAL REEF STUDIES
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Reef and Assessment Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP)
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS US DOC; NOAA; NMFS; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Ecosystem Sciences Division; Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
PARR Exclusion Legacy Data Set
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
None PIFSC
None Rapid Ecological Assessment
None REA
None Reef Fish
None SPC
None Stationary Point Count

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Biennial

Spatial Keywords

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NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Equatorial Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS North Pacific Ocean
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS NW Pacific
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS South Pacific Ocean
None CNMI
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
None Main Hawaiian Islands
None Mariana Archipelago
None Mariana Islands
None Marianas
None MHI
None Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
None NWHI
None Pacific Remote Island Areas
None PRIA

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 Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2017
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Source Media Type (Deprecated): Online
Entity Attribute Overview:

Raw survey data includes metadata for each survey (where, when, who, area); site characteristics (depth, reef type); individual reef fish observations identified to the lowest taxonomic level possible (usually species) including size, count, and observation type; and parameters needed to calculate biomass and density.

Entity Attribute Detail URL: https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/36869
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): Not applicable
Platform (Deprecated): Not applicable
Physical Collection / Fishing Gear (Deprecated): Not applicable

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 388636
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Person: Paula M Ayotte
Mailing Address (Business): 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: paula.ayotte@noaa.gov
Phone Number: (808)725-5403
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: 388637
Date Effective From: 2017
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: 388638
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To: 2017
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.

Distributor

CC ID: 388639
Date Effective From: 2007
Date Effective To: 2010
Person: Michael F Parke
Mailing Address (Business): 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: michael.parke@noaa.gov
Phone Number: (808)725-5754
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: 388640
Date Effective From: 2010
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.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 388641
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To: 2010
Person: Haiying Wang
Mailing Address (Business): 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: haiying.wang@noaa.gov
Phone Number: (808)725-5367
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: 388643
Date Effective From: 2000
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.

Originator

CC ID: 388642
Date Effective From: 2000
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 388644
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Person: Ivor D Williams
Physical Address (Business): 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Bldg 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: ivor.williams@noaa.gov
Phone Number: (808)725-5427
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: 388645
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To: 2010
Person: Robert Schroeder
Email Address: robert.schroeder@noaa.gov
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:

American Samoa

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 383510
W° Bound: -171.09225
E° Bound: -168.13792
N° Bound: -11.04588
S° Bound: -14.560017
Description

American Samoa

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 383545
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004-02-04
End: 2004-02-25
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0402
Description:

Mission OES0402 at Ofu, Olosega, Rose, Swains, Ta'u, and Tutuila.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 383554
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002-02-09
End: 2002-03-03
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0201
Description:

Mission TC0201 at Ofu, Olosega, Rose, Swains, Ta'u, and Tutuila.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 383511
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-02-11
End: 2006-03-08
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0602
Description:

Mission HI0602 at Ofu, Olosega, Rose, Swains, Ta'u, and Tutuila.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 383543
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-02-18
End: 2008-03-18
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0802
Description:

Mission HI0802 at Ofu, Olosega, Rose, Swains, Ta'u, and Tutuila.

Extent Group 2

Extent Description:

Hawaiian Archipelago

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 383560
W° Bound: -160.545217
E° Bound: -154.8178
N° Bound: 22.244967
S° Bound: 18.91465
Description

Main Hawaiian Islands

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 383564
W° Bound: -178.378433
E° Bound: -161.92992
N° Bound: 28.456708
S° Bound: 23.055
Description

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 383562
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-02-24
End: 2005-03-05
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0502
Description:

Mission OES0502 at Hawaii, Maui, and Oahu.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 383561
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-07-27
End: 2006-08-19
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0610
Description:

Mission HI0610 at Hawaii, Kauai, Kaula, Lanai, Lehua, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and Oahu.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 383563
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-10-17
End: 2008-11-13
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0810
Description:

Mission OES0810 at Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Lehua, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and Oahu.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 383565
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004-09-16
End: 2004-10-11
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0401
Description:

Mission HI0401 at French Frigate, Gardner, Kure, Laysan, Lisianski, Maro, Midway, and Pearl & Hermes.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 5

CC ID: 383566
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-09-03
End: 2006-10-01
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0611
Description:

Mission HI0611 at French Frigate, Kure, Laysan, Lisianski, Maro, Midway, Necker, and Pearl & Hermes.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 6

CC ID: 383567
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-09-14
End: 2008-10-09
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0809
Description:

Mission HI0809 at French Frigate, Kure, Laysan, Lisianski, Maro, Midway, and Pearl & Hermes.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 7

CC ID: 383568
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2003-07-14
End: 2003-08-08
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0306
Description:

Mission OES0306 at French Frigate, Gardner, Kure, Laysan, Lisianski, Maro, Midway, Necker, and Pearl & Hermes.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 8

CC ID: 383569
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2000-09-09
End: 2000-10-05
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0011
Description:

Mission TC0011 at French Frigate, Kure, Laysan, Lisianski, Maro, Necker, Nihoa, and Pearl & Hermes.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 9

CC ID: 383570
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001-09-13
End: 2001-09-24
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0110
Description:

Mission TC0110 at French Frigate and Maro.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 10

CC ID: 388831
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002-09-10
End: 2002-10-04
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0207
Description:

Mission TC0207 at French Frigate, Kure, Laysan, Lisianski, Maro, Midway, Necker, and Pearl & Hermes.

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 11

CC ID: 388832
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-07-14
End: 2005-08-06
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0505
Description:

Mission HI0505 at Kauai, Lanai, Lehua, Maui, Molokai, Molokini, Niihau, and Oahu

Extent Group 3

Extent Description:

Mariana Archipelago

Extent Group 3 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 383572
W° Bound: 142.75887
E° Bound: 145.85093
N° Bound: 20.5532
S° Bound: 12.8113
Description

Mariana Archipelago

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 383573
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007-05-12
End: 2007-05-22
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0702
Description:

Mission HI0702 at Aguijan, Guam, Rota, Saipan, and Tinian.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 383574
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007-05-25
End: 2007-06-08
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0703
Description:

Mission HI0703 at Agrihan, Alamagan, Asuncion, Farallon de Pajaros, Guguan, Maug, Pagan, Sarigan, and Tinian.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 383575
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-04-05
End: 2009-04-14
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0902
Description:

Mission HI0902 at Aguijan, Guam, Rota, Saipan, and Tinian.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 383576
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-04-18
End: 2009-05-05
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0903
Description:

Mission HI0903 at Agrihan, Alamagan, Asuncion, Farallon de Pajaros, Guguan, Maug, Pagan, Saipan, and Sarigan.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 5

CC ID: 383577
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2003-08-22
End: 2003-09-28
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0307
Description:

Mission OES0307 at Agrihan, Aguijan, Alamagan, Anatahan, Arakane, Asuncion, Farallon de Pajaros, Guam, Guguan, Maug, Pagan, Pathfinder, Rota, Saipan, Santa Rosa, Sarigan, and Tinian.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 6

CC ID: 383578
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-09-04
End: 2005-09-30
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0511
Description:

Mission OES0511 at Agrihan, Aguijan, Alamagan, Arakane, Asuncion, Farallon de Pajaros, Guguan, Maug, Pagan, Pathfinder, Rota, Saipan, Sarigan, and Tinian.

Extent Group 3 / Time Frame 7

CC ID: 383579
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-10-03
End: 2005-10-08
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0512
Description:

Mission OES0512 at Guam, and Santa Rosa.

Extent Group 4

Extent Description:

Pacific Remote Island Areas

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 388833
W° Bound: 166.59378
E° Bound: 166.65736
N° Bound: 19.3254
S° Bound: 19.27116
Description

Wake Atoll

Extent Group 4 / Geographic Area 2

CC ID: 383581
W° Bound: -176.62707
E° Bound: -159.9731
N° Bound: 16.78817
S° Bound: -0.3825
Description

Pacific Remote Island Areas (excluding Wake Atoll)

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 383582
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-01-18
End: 2006-02-01
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0601
Description:

Mission HI0601 at Baker, Howland, and Johnston.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 2

CC ID: 383583
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2006-03-20
End: 2006-04-03
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0604
Description:

Mission HI0604 at Jarvis, Kingman, and Palmyra.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 3

CC ID: 383584
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2007-04-30
End: 2007-05-03
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0701
Description:

Mission HI0701 at Wake.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 4

CC ID: 383585
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-01-27
End: 2008-02-09
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0801
Description:

Mission HI0801 at Baker, Howland, and Johnston.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 5

CC ID: 383586
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2008-03-26
End: 2008-04-07
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0803
Description:

Mission HI0803 at Jarvis, Kingman, and Palmyra.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 6

CC ID: 383587
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-03-22
End: 2009-03-26
Alternate Start As Of Info: HI0901
Description:

Mission HI0901 at Wake.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 7

CC ID: 383588
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004-01-12
End: 2004-01-24
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0401
Description:

Mission OES0401 at Baker, Howland, and Johnston.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 8

CC ID: 383589
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2004-03-26
End: 2004-04-04
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0404
Description:

Mission OES0404 at Jarvis, Kingman, and Palmyra.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 9

CC ID: 383590
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2005-10-18
End: 2005-10-22
Alternate Start As Of Info: OES0513
Description:

Mission OES0513 at Wake.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 10

CC ID: 383591
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001-02-07
End: 2001-02-23
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0101
Description:

Mission TC0101 at Baker, Howland, Jarvis, Kingman, and Palmyra.

Extent Group 4 / Time Frame 11

CC ID: 383592
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2002-01-29
End: 2002-03-19
Alternate Start As Of Info: TC0201
Description:

Mission TC0201 at Baker, Howland, Jarvis, Kingman, and Palmyra.

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). 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). Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Rapid Ecological Assessments of Fish Belt Transect Surveys (BLT) at Coral Reef Sites across the Pacific Ocean from 2000 to 2009. NOAA's National Center for Environmental Information, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/5565.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 388828
Download URL: http://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0162462
File Name: V0_FISH_REA_BLT.csv
Description:

Observations from belt transect surveys of coral reef fishes by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) conducted at various islands in the U.S. Pacific Islands Region from 2000 to 2009

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
FGDC Content Type: Downloadable Data

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 42113
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/pacific_ramp.php
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PHP
Description:

Official NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) website, Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) project page.

URL 2

CC ID: 43570
URL: http://www.coris.noaa.gov/monitoring/
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) website.

URL 3

CC ID: 388864
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/fish.php
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PHP
Description:

Coral Reef Ecosystem Program website, Fish Ecology and Monitoring

URL 4

CC ID: 388865
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/survey_methods.php#belt_transect
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PHP
Description:

NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program website, description of Belt Transect Method used to survey coral reef fishes (2007-Present).

URL 5

CC ID: 388866
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/cred/survey_methods/fish_surveys/rapid_ecological_assessment_of_fish-survey_method_training.php
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PHP
Description:

NOAA PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) website, fish survey methods training page

Technical Environment

Description:

PIFSC Oracle database view: V0_FISH_REA

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Observations at each site were made by divers who have been trained, and met minimum standards in identifying species present at the survey locations and in estimating size of fishes in survey counts. However, all species identifications are made visually, sometimes in situations where a fish is only briefly seen.

Quantitation Limits:

The rep is the basic survey unit; however, the data are pooled to site level. Site level is the quantification limit.

Completeness Report:

Only shallow water hard-bottom habitats are surveyed (typically 10-15 meter deep, but some sites shallower, particularly in lagoon and backreef habitats. Sites rarely deeper than 20m). The survey sites were haphazardly selected during a period where reliable habitat and bathymetric maps were largely not available. Although efforts are made to include broad spatial coverage of surveys at each island, weather conditions and other environmental constraints prevented the team from surveying exposed reef areas at some locations and times.

Conceptual Consistency:

The same methods of data collection are used at each surveyed site, and periodic examination of the data is conducted throughout each mission to check for diver bias or other discrepancies.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Observations, including species identification and sizing, are periodically checked during expeditions for consistency between divers. Data entry is usually conducted on the same day as the survey. All data has been run through quality control checks by the data management team before the data were migrated to the Oracle database. Given the size of the data set, there remains some possibility of typographical or other errors.

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:

REQUIRED

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Type Title
100
Entity (ENT) View: V0_FISH_REA BLT

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 5565
Metadata Record Created By: Christopher Y Tokita
Metadata Record Created: 2007-10-18 09:36+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Troy T Kanemura
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2017-04-28 20:22+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-04-28
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-04-29
Linking Share Level: Within this Item's Project