Gulf-Wide Information System, Environmental Sensitivity Index Brackish Marsh, Geographic NAD83, LDWF (2001) [esi_brackish_marsh_LDWF_2001]


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Metadata Language: eng; USA
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Resource Type: Dataset
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Organisation Name: Research Planning, Inc.
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: (803) 256-7322
Fax: (803) 254-6445
Delivery Point: 1121 Park Street
City: Columbia
Administrative Area: South Carolina
Postal Code: 29201
Metadata Date: 2007-10-16
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
Metadata Standard Version: ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
Data Identification
Abstract: This data set contains Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) brackish marshes data of coastal Louisiana. The ESI is a classification and ranking system, which characterizes the relative sensitivity and ease of cleanup of shoreline habitats exposed to spilled oil. This data set comprises a portion of the Gulf-Wide Information System (G-WIS) database for the entire coastal zone of Louisiana. The G-WIS data include three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.
Purpose: The G-WIS data are created to support environmental assessments associated with oil and gas exploration, production, and transportation activities in the Gulf of Mexico. The G-WIS data structure is closely related to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data structure used by NOAA, USCG, and other agencies for oil spill planning and response purposes. These data therefore support the requirements of the Clean Water Act, with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, in the development of response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources. G-WIS and ESI data are also appropriate for other natural resource management and environmental assessment purposes. See also the HABITAT and ESI data layers, part of the larger Louisiana G-WIS database, for additional habitat and ESI information.
Language: eng; USA
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Citation:
Title: Gulf-Wide Information System, Environmental Sensitivity Index Brackish Marsh, Geographic NAD83, LDWF (2001) [esi_brackish_marsh_LDWF_2001]
Date:
Date: 2001-09-01
Date Type: Publication Date
Edition: Second
Organisation Name: Minerals Management Service (MMS) 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS-5220, New Orleans, LA 70123-2394
Role: Publisher
Contact Info:
City: New Orleans
Administrative Area: LA
Organisation Name: Minerals Management Service (MMS) 1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS-5220, New Orleans, LA 70123-2394; Louisiana State University (LSU), Center for Coastal, Energy and Environmental Resources (CCEER) and the Department of Geography and Anthropology, 302 Howe-Russell, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808; and Research Planning, Inc. (RPI), 1121 Park Street, Post Office Box 328, Columbia, South Carolina 29202
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Online Resource: http://lagic.lsu.edu/data/losco/esi_brackish_marsh_LDWF_2001.zip
Representation Type: Vector
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Coastal resources
Keyword: Coastal Zone Management
Keyword: ESI
Keyword: G-WIS
Keyword: Oil spill planning
Keyword: Sensitivity maps
Keyword: Wildlife
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: Coastal Louisiana
Associated Thesaurus: None
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -93.905136
East Bounding Longitude: -89.380104
North Bounding Latitude: 30.369080
South Bounding Latitude: 29.205643
Constraints: Although this data has been processed successfully on a computer system at Research Planning, Inc. (RPI), no warranty, expressed of implied, is made by RPI regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Research Planning, Inc. warrants the delivery of this product in computer-readable format, and will offer a replacement copy of the product when the product is determined unreadable by computer input peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition. The data herein, including but not limited to geographic data, tabular data, analytical data, electronic data structures or files, are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the data is assumed by the user. No guarantee of accuracy is granted, nor is any responsibility for reliance thereon assumed. In no event shall the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office (LOSCO) be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits or benefits arising out of use of or reliance on the data. The LOSCO does not accept liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers or other transformations or conversions, nor is there responsibility assumed to maintain the data in any manner or form. These data have been developed from the best available sources. Although efforts have been made to ensure that the data are accurate and reliable, errors and variable conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the data may be reflected in the data supplied. Users must be aware of these conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, scale, resolution, rectification, positional accuracy, development methodology, time period, environmental and climatic conditions and other circumstances specific to these data. The user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of the data provided herein. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. The user should refer to the accompanying metadata notes for a description of the data and data development procedures. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers at the LOSCO, no guarantee, expressed or implied, is made by LOSCO regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. Distribution of these data is intended for information purposes and should not be considered authoritative for navigational, engineering, legal and other site-specific uses.
Legal Constraints:
Use Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other Constraints: Use Constraints: The G-WIS database was developed to provide summary information on sensitive natural and human-use resources for the purposes of oil spill planning, environmental assessment, and natural resource management. Although the G-WIS database should be a valuable planning and resource management tool, it should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Also, this database and related map products should not be used for navigation. Recognize that the information contained in the G-WIS database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. For more information or guidance on proper and improper uses of these data, please contact the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Research Planning, Inc. Acknowledgement of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed in this document would be appreciated in products derived from or utilizing these data.
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Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
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Format Version: 9.2
Specification: ESRI Geodatabase and shapefile, DBF, HTML
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URL: http://lagic.lsu.edu/data/losco/esi_brackish_marsh_LDWF_2001.zip
Distributor:
Distributor Contact:
Organisation Name: Research Planning, Inc.
Role: Distributor
Contact Info:
Voice: (803) 256-7322
Fax: (803) 254-6445
Delivery Point: 1121 Park Street
City: Columbia
Administrative Area: South Carolina
Postal Code: 29201
Country: USA
Distributor:
Distributor Contact:
Individual Name: David Gisclair
Organisation Name: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office
Position Name: Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Director
Role: Distributor
Contact Info:
Voice: (225) 219-5800
Fax: (225) 219-5802
Delivery Point: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office
City: Baton Rouge
Administrative Area: LA
Postal Code: 70804
Country: USA
E-Mail Address: dgisclair@losco.state.la.us
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Scope: Dataset