Coastal Critical Habitat Designations
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Metadata: 
  File identifier: 
      gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54209
  Language: 
    Language Code: 
      eng
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      UTF8
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      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Office for Coastal Management
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Phone: 
            Telephone: 
              Voice: 
                missing
          Address: 
            Address: 
      Role: 
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          resourceProvider
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          NOAA Office for Coastal Management
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          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
          Online Resource: 
            Online Resource: 
              Linkage: 
                URL: 
                  https://coast.noaa.gov
              Protocol: 
                  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
              Name: 
                  NOAA Office for Coastal Management Website
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                  NOAA Office for Coastal Management Home Page
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                Online function code: 
                  information
      Role: 
        Role code: 
          pointOfContact
  Date stamp: 
      2021-03-18T00:00:00
  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)
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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Coastal Critical Habitat Designations Date: Date: Date: 2018-10-31 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/54209 title: InPort Catalog ID 54209 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54209 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 Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: The Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires the Federal government to designate critical habitat, areas of habitat essential to the species' conservation, for ESA listed species. This dataset is a compilation of the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service designated critical habitat in coastal areas of the United States. Critical habitat is defined as: (1) Specific areas within the geographical area occupied by the species at the time of listing that contain physical or biological features essential to conservation, which may require special management considerations or protection; and (2) specific areas outside the geographical area occupied by the species if the agency determines that the area itself is essential for conservation. See metadata for online linkages to reference full listings of proposed and final critical habitat areas. Purpose: To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act. Credit:
      Status: 
        Progress code: 
          completed
      Point of contact: 
        Responsible party: 
          Organisation name: 
              NOAA Office for Coastal Management
          Contact info: 
            Contact: 
              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
              Online Resource: 
                Online Resource: 
                  Linkage: 
                    URL: 
                      https://coast.noaa.gov
                  Protocol: 
                      WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                  Name: 
                      NOAA Office for Coastal Management Website
                  Description: 
                      NOAA Office for Coastal Management Home Page
                  Function: 
                    Online function code: 
                      information
          Role: 
            Role code: 
              pointOfContact
      Point of contact: 
        Responsible party: 
          Organisation name: 
              NOAA Office for Coastal Management
          Contact info: 
            Contact: 
              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
              Online Resource: 
                Online Resource: 
                  Linkage: 
                    URL: 
                      https://coast.noaa.gov
                  Protocol: 
                      WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                  Name: 
                      NOAA Office for Coastal Management Website
                  Description: 
                      NOAA Office for Coastal Management Home Page
                  Function: 
                    Online function code: 
                      information
          Role: 
            Role code: 
              custodian
      Resource maintenance: 
        Maintenance information: 
          Maintenance and update frequency: 
            Maintenance frequency code: 
              asNeeded
      Descriptive keywords: 
        Keywords: 
          Keyword: 
              Critical Habitat
          Keyword: 
              Endangered
          Keyword: 
              Endangered Species Act
          Keyword: 
              ESA
          Keyword: 
              Final
          Keyword: 
              Proposed
          Keyword: 
              Threatened
          Type: 
            Keyword type code: 
              theme
      Descriptive keywords: 
        Keywords: 
          Keyword: 
              Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
          Type: 
            Keyword type code: 
              theme
          Thesaurus name: 
            Citation: 
              Title: 
                  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
              Date: 
                missing
      Descriptive keywords: 
        Keywords: 
          Keyword: 
              Continent > North America > United States Of America
          Keyword: 
              Continent > North America > United States Of America
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              place
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            Citation: 
              Title: 
                  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
              Date: 
                missing
      Descriptive keywords: 
        Keywords: 
          Keyword: 
              Atlantic
          Keyword: 
              Coastal Waters
          Keyword: 
              Gulf of Mexico
          Keyword: 
              National
          Keyword: 
              Pacific
          Keyword: 
              United States
          Keyword: 
              USA
          Type: 
            Keyword type code: 
              place
      Descriptive keywords: 
        Keywords: 
          Keyword: 
              DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office of Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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              Title: 
                  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
              Date: 
                Date: 
                  Date: 
                      2017-04-24
                  Date type: 
                    Date type code: 
                      publication
              Edition: 
                  8.5
              Cited responsible party: xlink: https://data.noaa.gov/docucomp/1edb41d0-428a-11df-9879-0800200c9a66 title: GCMD Landing Page
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        Keywords: 
          Keyword: 
              MarineCadastre
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              project
          Thesaurus name: 
            Citation: 
              Title: 
                  InPort
              Date: 
                inapplicable
      Resource constraints: 
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              otherRestrictions
          Other constraints: 
              Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: Coastal Critical Habitat Designations [Data Date 
              Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54209.
      Resource constraints: 
        Constraints: 
          Use limitation: 
              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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              NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, 
              content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, 
              information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without 
              warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. 
              https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html | Distribution Liability: NOAA makes no warranties 
              or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or 
              suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available 
              on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are 
              intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. 
              https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html
      Resource constraints: 
        Security constraints: 
          Classification: 
            Classification code: 
              unclassified
          Classification system: 
            missing
          Handling description: 
            missing
      Aggregation Info: 
        AggregateInformation: 
          Aggregate Data Set Name: 
            Citation: 
              Title: 
                  NOAA Data Management Plan (DMP)
              Date: 
                unknown
              Identifier: 
                Identifier: 
                  Authority: 
                    Citation: 
                      Title: 
                          NOAA/NMFS/EDM
                      Date: 
                        inapplicable
                  Code: 
                      54209
              Cited responsible party: 
                Responsible party: 
                  Organisation name: 
                    inapplicable
                  Contact info: 
                    Contact: 
                      Online Resource: 
                        Online Resource: 
                          Linkage: 
                            URL: 
                              https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inportserve/waf/noaa/nos/ocm/dmp/pdf/54209.pdf
                          Protocol: 
                              WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                          Name: 
                              NOAA Data Management Plan (DMP)
                          Description: 
                              NOAA Data Management Plan for this record on InPort.
                          Function: 
                            Online function code: 
                              information
                  Role: 
                    inapplicable
          Association Type: 
            Association type code: 
              crossReference
      Language: 
          eng; US
      Topic category: 
        Topic category code: 
          oceans
      Topic category: 
        Topic category code: 
          oceans
      Environment description: 
          Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1.5713
      Extent: 
        Extent: 
          Geographic element: 
            Geographic bounding box: 
              West bound longitude: 
                  -180
              East bound longitude: 
                  180
              South bound latitude: 
                  13.639711
              North bound latitude: 
                  70.333363
          Temporal element: 
            Temporal extent: 
              Extent: 
                Time instant: 
                  Description: 
                    ground condition | Currentness: Publication Date
                  Time position: 
                    2018-08-01
      Supplemental Information: 
          The native coordinate system for this layer is NAD 1983 (ESPG: 4269). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data 
          served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 
          Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.
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Content info: Feature catalogue description: Compliance code: false Language: Language Code: eng Included with dataset: false Feature types: GIS File Feature catalogue citation: xlink: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54210 Citation: Title: Coastal Critical Habitat Designations Date: Date: Date: 2018-10-29 Date type: Date type code: publication
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Distribution info: Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: REST Service Version: missing Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/CoastalCriticalHabitatDesignations.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/CoastalCriticalHabitatDesignations.zip Description: missing Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/PhysicalOceanographicAndMarineHabitat/MapServer/10 Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/PhysicalOceanographicAndMarineHabitat/MapServer/10 Description: missing Function: Online function code: download
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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: The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate. 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. Result: missing Report: Completeness commission: Name of measure: Completeness Report Evaluation method description: Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness. Result: missing Report: Conceptual consistency: Name of measure: Conceptual Consistency Evaluation method description: These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean. Result: missing Lineage: Lineage: Statement: missing Process step: Process step: Description: Go to http://ecos.fws.gov/ecp/report/table/critical-habitat.html and download (1) the zip file containing aggregated critical habitat shapes for all species, and (2) the zip file containing individual shapefiles and metadata for all species. Convert USFWS individual polygon shapefiles that are unique (not duplicated by the NMFS data) and that are located in coastal areas except Hawaii to single-part features, project into WGS 1984 World Mercator, and merge resulting features into a single feature class. Organize attributes to retain all information found in section 7 of this document and set the Authority attribute as USFWS. Date and time: 2018-07-26T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Use USFWS and NMFS species websites to assign missing attribute information, where applicable. Check the USFWS ECOS website (https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp) for species listed as "proposed", and delete confirmed species. Date and time: 2018-07-26T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: For Hawaii, extract all features from the CRITHAB_POLY.shp located in the Hawaii and NWHI areas (except Hawaiian Monk Seal) and project into WGS 1984 World Mercator. Merge resulting single-part features into a single feature class and organize attributes to retain all information found in section 7 of this document and set Authority attribute to USFWS. Update species with shared common names or with "No Common Name". Date and time: 2018-07-26T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Go to NOAA Fisheries website to view NMFS critical habitat maps and data. Download geospatial Critical Habitat data for any protected species with designated critical habitat. Convert NMFS shapefiles and KMZ files to single-part feature classes in a file geodatabase, then project into WGS 1984 World Mercator. Group feature classes based on location and work on each area at a time. For each area, merge features into a single feature class. Where necessary, convert unique line features (those that do not duplicate polygon features) by buffering by 500 feet and then merging resulting features into the working feature class. Organize attributes to retain all information found in section 7 of this document and set the Authority attribute as NMFS. Date and time: 2018-07-26T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Merge NMFS, USFWS, and Hawaii feature classes into a single feature class, check geometry, and convert multi-part to single-part features. Date and time: 2018-07-26T00:00:00 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Feature classes were obtained from USFWS, cleaned up, and condensed by NOAA OCM. Source citation: Citation: Title: CriticalHabitat Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://ecos.fws.gov/docs/crithab/crithab_all/crithab_all_layers.zip 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 Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Time position: 2018-07-09 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Feature classes were obtained from USFWS, cleaned up, and condensed by NOAA OCM. Source citation: Citation: Title: CriticalHabitat Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: National Marine Fisheries Service Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/resources/data-and-maps?title=critical+habitat 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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