Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats of Southwest Puerto Rico: GeoEye Image po_502736_PS

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Shallow-water (<30m) benthic habitat maps of the nearshore marine environment of two areas in Southwest Puerto Rico (PR), including the Guanica Bay/La Parguera region on the south coast and the Belvedere reserve on the west coast, were mapped and characterized using visual interpretation of optical remotely sensed imagery. The objective was to provide spatially-explicit information on the habitat types, biological cover and live coral cover of the region’s coral reef ecosystem. These maps will be used to support marine resource management and conservation in the Commonwealth. GeoEye-1 satellite imagery was purchased for the mapping area. Photo-interpreters accurately and reliably delineated boundaries of features from this GeoEye-1 imagery as they appeared on the computer monitor using a software interface.

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Metadata Date June 20, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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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) January 1, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Note: NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION., Access Constraints: Please cite any use of this data.
Bbox East Long -67.17
Bbox North Lat 18.1
Bbox South Lat 18.06
Bbox West Long -67.44
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 6d5d2047-e94c-47aa-bfc4-edce76f78e5a
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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