NCCOS Assessment: Benthic Habitat Map for the Insular Shelf South of St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (NCEI Accession 0170098)

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The dataset describes the spatial distribution of benthic habitats on the insular shelf south of St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. These benthic habitats include: (1) Coral Reef Colonized with Live Coral, (2) Pavement Colonized with Live Coral, (3) Rhodoliths with Macroalgae, (4) Rhodoliths with Macroalgae and Bare Sand, and (5) Bare Sand. These habitats were translated into the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) scheme. NCCOS developed these spatially resolved maps using environmental predictors, underwater videos/photos and mathematical modeling techniques. The overall thematic accuracy for this map is 85.8% (corrected for proportional bias).

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Metadata Date January 3, 2019
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 24, 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Model
Metadata Date January 3, 2019
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 24, 2018 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Costa, Bryan; Kracker, Laura; Battista, Tim; Sautter, Will; Mabrouk, Ayman; Edwards, Kimberly; Taylor, Chris; Ebert, Erik (2018). NCCOS Assessment: Benthic Habitat Map for the Insular Shelf South of St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands (NCEI Accession 0170098). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5930RFV [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -64.642701
Bbox North Lat 18.313243
Bbox South Lat 18.11361
Bbox West Long -65.269529
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0170098
Harvest Object Id 37b2520c-9844-4c63-9af3-c9ae393f4171
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2004-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2017-09-30

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