• Puerto Rico - U.S. Virgin Islands Benthic Habitat Maps: Prepared by Visual Interpretation from Remote Sensing Imagery Collected by NOAA Year 1999

    Updated: Oct 01, 2013

    This project is a cooperative effort among the National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment; the United States Geological Survey; the National Park Service; and the National Geophysical Data Center, to produce benthic habitat maps and georeferenced imagery for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This project was conducted in support of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. Twenty-one distinct benthic habitat types within eight zones were mapped directly into a GIS system using visual interpretation of orthorectified aerial photographs. Benthic features were mapped that covered an area of 1600 km^2. In all, 49 km^2 of unconsolidated sediment, 721 km^2 of submerged vegetation, 73 km^2 of mangroves, and 756 km^2 of coral reef and colonized hardbottom were mapped.

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    Metadata Date Sep 11, 2013
    Metadata Created Date Oct 01, 2013
    Metadata Updated Date Oct 01, 2013
    Reference Date(s) Dec 01, 2001 (publication)
    Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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    Harvested from NCDDC-NOS-NCCOS

    About this Dataset

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date Sep 11, 2013
    Metadata Created Date Oct 01, 2013
    Metadata Updated Date Oct 01, 2013
    Reference Date(s) Dec 01, 2001 (publication)
    Responsible Party National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch (Point of Contact)
    Contact Email
    Access Constraints Use Constraints: Not for navigation, Access Constraints: None
    Bbox East Long -64.42
    Bbox North Lat 18.59
    Bbox South Lat 17.62
    Bbox West Long -68.01
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update notPlanned
    Harvest Object Id fd8e6442-4557-4185-becd-15c5d4378054
    Harvest Source Id e89e9c93-4500-401b-b5dc-ee86470fd269
    Harvest Source Title NCDDC-NOS-NCCOS
    Licence These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.
    Metadata Language
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 1999-01-01
    Temporal Extent End 2001-01-01

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