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NOAA Point Shapefile - ROV transects, US Caribbean - St. Thomas and St. John - Project NF-03-10-USVI - (2010), UTM 20N NAD83

Metadata Updated: March 15, 2024

This shapefile denotes the location of underwater photos and/or video that were collected by NOAA scientists using a Spectrum Phantom S2 ROV (remotely operated vehicle). Photos and/or video were collected between 03/18/2010 and 04/05/2010 along 33 transects south of St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. These photos and videos will be manually classified into different habitat classes, and integrated with the abiotic data collected by the acoustic sonar (sound navigation and ranging) systems to develop a benthic habitat map for the U.S. Caribbean. Habitat maps describe the location of habitat features (in relation to the shoreline), their physical composition and the types of organisms that colonize them. Fundamentally, habitat maps provide critical information about the extent, health and composition of marine resources, which is vital for communicating information about the distribution and abundance of species to resource managers, scientists and the p ublic. Habitat maps also support an increasing number of landscape ecology studies, as well as the process of marine spatial planning, including the design and evaluation of marine protected areas (MPAs).

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Dates

Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS NCCOS

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38880
Access Constraints Cite As: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, [Date of Access]: NOAA Point Shapefile - ROV transects, US Caribbean - St. Thomas and St. John - Project NF-03-10-USVI - (2010), UTM 20N NAD83 [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38880., Access Constraints: Please cite any use of this data., Use Constraints: Note: NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.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., Distribution Liability: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Biogeography Branch does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes.
Bbox East Long -64.693586
Bbox North Lat 18.246527
Bbox South Lat 18.156904
Bbox West Long -65.242221
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 7b15ff0d-b064-478d-a554-18f714f82481
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": [[[-65.242221, 18.156904], [-64.693586, 18.156904], [-64.693586, 18.246527], [-65.242221, 18.246527], [-65.242221, 18.156904]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2010-03-18
Temporal Extent End 2010-04-05

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