2017 Vessel Transit Counts by Type
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          NOAA Office for Coastal Management
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                  Charleston
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      2021-03-18T00:00:00
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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: 2017 Vessel Transit Counts by Type Date: Date: Date: 2019-02-06 Date type: Date type code: publication Identifier: Identifier: Authority: Citation: Title: NOAA/NMFS/EDM Date: inapplicable Code: Anchor: xlink: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55363 title: InPort Catalog ID 55363 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55363 Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Full Metadata Record Description: View the complete metadata record on InPort for more information about this dataset. Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry Description: More information and online data visualization. Function: Online function code: download Role: inapplicable Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Digital Coast Data section Description: More information and online data visualization. Function: Online function code: download Role: inapplicable Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/nationalviewer Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer Description: More information and online data visualization. Function: Online function code: download Role: inapplicable Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/ais/ Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: MarineCadastre.gov AIS Page Description: Online Resource Function: Online function code: download Role: inapplicable Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Other citation details: Design, development, and processing provided by: The Baldwin Group Inc. and RPS Group Inc. Abstract: Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are a navigation safety device that transmits and monitors the location and characteristics of many vessels in U.S. and international waters in real-time. In the U.S. the Coast Guard and industry collect AIS data, which can also be used for a variety of coastal planning purposes. NOAA and BOEM have worked jointly to re-task and make available some of the most important records from the U.S. Coast Guard's national network of AIS receivers. This dataset represents annual vessel transit counts summarized at a 100 m by 100 m geographic area. A single transit is counted each time a vessel track passes through, starts, or stops within a 100 m grid cell.
          
This record represents the metadata for each of these vessel types: Cargo, Fishing, Passenger, Pleasure Craft and Sailing, Tanker, and Tug and Towing. Purpose: To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act. Credit:
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              NOAA Office for Coastal Management
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                Telephone: 
                  Voice: 
                      (843) 740-1202
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                Address: 
                  Delivery point: 
                      2234 South Hobson Ave
                  City: 
                      Charleston
                  Administrative area: 
                      SC
                  Postal code: 
                      29405-2413
                  Country: 
                    missing
                  Electronic mail address: 
                      coastal.info@noaa.gov
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                      https://coast.noaa.gov
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              NOAA Office for Coastal Management
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              Phone: 
                Telephone: 
                  Voice: 
                      (843) 740-1202
              Address: 
                Address: 
                  Delivery point: 
                      2234 South Hobson Ave
                  City: 
                      Charleston
                  Administrative area: 
                      SC
                  Postal code: 
                      29405-2413
                  Country: 
                    missing
                  Electronic mail address: 
                      coastal.info@noaa.gov
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              Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
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              theme
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                  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
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                missing
      Descriptive keywords: 
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              AIS
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              Automatic Identification System
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              Cargo
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              coastal zone management
          Keyword: 
              Fishing
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              Military
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              ocean planning
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              Passenger
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              planning
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              Pleasure Craft
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              position report
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              Sailing
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              static data report
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              Tanker
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              Tow
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              transportation
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              Tug
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              vessel
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              vessel traffic
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              voyage
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              theme
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              Continent > North America > United States Of America
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              place
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                  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
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                missing
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          Keyword: 
              Atlantic Ocean
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              East Coast
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              Exclusive Economic Zone
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              Great Lakes
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              Gulf of Mexico
          Keyword: 
              Outer Continental Shelf
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              Pacific Ocean
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              United States
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              UTM Zone 1
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              UTM Zone 10
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              UTM Zone 11
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              UTM Zone 14
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              UTM Zone 15
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              UTM Zone 16
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              UTM Zone 17
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              UTM Zone 18
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              UTM Zone 19
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              UTM Zone 2
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              UTM Zone 20
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              UTM Zone 3
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              UTM Zone 4
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              UTM Zone 5
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              UTM Zone 6
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              UTM Zone 7
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              UTM Zone 8
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              UTM Zone 9
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              West Coast
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              place
      Descriptive keywords: 
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              DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office of Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
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                Date: 
                  Date: 
                      2017-04-24
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                      publication
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                  8.5
              Cited responsible party: xlink: https://data.noaa.gov/docucomp/1edb41d0-428a-11df-9879-0800200c9a66 title: GCMD Landing Page
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              AIS
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              project
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                  InPort
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                inapplicable
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              Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: 2017 Vessel Transit Counts by Type [Data Date 
              Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/55363.
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              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.
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              Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: These data are intended for coastal and ocean planning
              
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Data quality info: Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Report: Quantitative attribute accuracy: Name of measure: Accuracy Evaluation method description: Content was acquired from original sources ��� no additional testing was done to cross reference or confirm otherwise the field or geometry values from other sources. Result: missing Report: Absolute external positional accuracy: Name of measure: Horizontal Positional Accuracy Evaluation method description: Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000. Positional accuracy reflects the specifications and methods of the original data producer and has not been modified for the generation of this product. Result: missing Report: Completeness commission: Name of measure: Completeness Report Evaluation method description: All known records acquired from the Nationwide Automatic Identification System which includes approximately 58 U.S. ports and 11 coastal areas out to 24 nautical miles offshore. For further information on vessel reporting requirements and participation in the AIS, see carriage requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 33. Significant null values exist in some fields principally as a result of vessel operator practices. Result: missing Report: Conceptual consistency: Name of measure: Conceptual Consistency Evaluation method description: Tested through visual inspection and through the analysis of summary statistics on field values. Result: missing Lineage: Lineage: Statement: missing Process step: Process step: Description:
                  1.	Select tracks for each vessel type from the 2017 AIS Vessel Tracks geodatabase by groups as defined in the AIS Vessel Type and Group Codes, Marine Cadastre 2018-05-23.
                  
                  2.	Calculate transit count grids using the MarineCadastre.gov AIS Vessel Transit Counter tool for each month of tracks and for each ocean basin.
                  
                  3.	Merge monthly transit count grids into an annual transit count grid.
Date and time: 2018-01-02T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 1. Merge all 4 ocean basin/regional rasters into one raster using the mosaic to new raster tool. Date and time: 2018-11-20T00:00:00 Processor: Responsible party: Organisation name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (843) 740-1202 Address: Address: Electronic mail address: coastal.info@noaa.gov Role: Role code: processor Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Annual vessel tracks built using the Track Builder Pro 1.0 tool with time and distance parameters of 30 minutes and 1 nm. Vessel type definitions derived from the original NMEA record and the Authoritative Vessel Identification Service (AVIS) Vessel Catalog Source citation: Citation: Title: AIS Vessel Tracks 2017 Date: Date: Date: 2017-12-31 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/ais Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Source Online Linkage Description: URL where the source data were originally accessed. Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable
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