Benthic Cover

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

Benthic cover (habitat) maps are derived from aerial imagery, underwater photos, acoustic surveys, and data gathered from sediment samples. Shallow to moderate-depth benthic habitat information assists ecosystem-based marine resource management. Many habitats, including hard and soft corals, are home to a diversity of marine organisms, which provide many important ecosystem services, including fishing, tourism, water quality enhancement, and shoreline protection. Coral reef ecosystems and associated bottom types are under increasing pressure from environmental and anthropogenic stressors. Mitigating these threats requires analyzing their spatial distribution, making benthic habitat mapping a key component to the conservation and management activities of state and federal agencies.

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Metadata Date September 20, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) September 20, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 20, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) September 20, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html, Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long 171.387439
Bbox North Lat 28.460447
Bbox South Lat -14.561060
Bbox West Long -178.384928
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Object Id 00b500e6-e2ae-457d-83bd-830d9996f6aa
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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