Groundtruthing Notes and Miscellaneous Biological Datasets from Coral Ecosystems Surveys from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Rapid Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program of 2000-2002 (NODC Accession 0001448)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (NOWRAMP) began in 2000 with the mission to rapidly evaluate and map the shallow water reef habitats in the NWHI. Utilizing two research vessels Rapture and R/V Townsend Cromwell, researchers spent 30 days at sea visiting each of the ten major islands, atolls and reefs in the remote region of the Hawaiian archipelago. This dataset is a small subset from these cruises. It includes spreadsheet data files on habitats, coral cores, coral species, substrate types, and substrate type percent bottom cover. A descriptive document is also included which was the basis for groundtruthing images from remote sensing. These descriptions give a wide range of information on coral and reef fish species abundance and distribution.

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Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party University of California Santa Cruz (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -161.91921
Bbox North Lat 28.45942
Bbox South Lat 23.0567
Bbox West Long -178.37817
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 1da391f0-ba3a-41cc-8793-7e1467d01284
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2000-09-20
Temporal Extent End 2002-10-07

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