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Benthic Habitats of the Northern Mariana Archipelago Derived From IKONOS Imagery, 2001-2003

Metadata Updated: November 15, 2023

This project is a cooperative effort among the National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment; the University of Hawaii; BAE Systems Spectral Solutions; and Analytical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLC. The goal of the work was to map the coral reef habitats of American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands by visual interpretation and manual delineation of IKONOS satellite imagery.A two tiered habitat classification system was tested and implemented in this work. It integrates geomorphologic reef structure and biological cover into a single scheme and subsets each into detail. It also includes thirteen zones. Benthic features were mapped that covered an area of 45.2 square kilometers of which 4.4 were unconsolidated sediment and 40.9 were coral reef and hard bottom. Of the coral reef and hard bottom class, 59.9% is colonized by greater than 10% coral cover.

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Dates

Metadata Date October 17, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 15, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2004 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS NCCOS

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 17, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 15, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2004 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39401
Access Constraints Cite As: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, [Date of Access]: Benthic Habitats of the Northern Mariana Archipelago Derived From IKONOS Imagery, 2001-2003 [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39401., Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Not for navigation | Distribution Liability: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) produced this data CD-ROM. NCCOS Biogeography Branch does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the metadata records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper use.
Bbox East Long 146.075495
Bbox North Lat 20.568301
Bbox South Lat 15.991531
Bbox West Long 144.880757
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 650107ef-3498-4f53-89cc-d3548544c108
Harvest Source Id 9594655d-43d5-48eb-bc7d-86f579a54e78
Harvest Source Title NOS NCCOS
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[144.880757, 15.991531], [146.075495, 15.991531], [146.075495, 20.568301], [144.880757, 20.568301], [144.880757, 15.991531]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2002
Temporal Extent End 2004

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