Surficial Sediment Classification
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          Office for Coastal Management
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          NOAA Office for Coastal Management
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            Telephone: 
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                  (843) 740-1202
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              Delivery point: 
                  2234 South Hobson Ave
              City: 
                  Charleston
              Administrative area: 
                  SC
              Postal code: 
                  29405-2413
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                missing
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                  coastal.info@noaa.gov
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                  NOAA Office for Coastal Management Website
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                  NOAA Office for Coastal Management Home Page
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  Date stamp: 
      2021-03-18T00:00:00
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      ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata Part 2 Extensions for imagery and gridded data
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      ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Surficial Sediment Classification Date: Date: Date: 2018-08-17 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/54406 title: InPort Catalog ID 54406 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54406 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/oceanreports Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Ocean Reports Description: More information and online data visualization. Function: Online function code: download Role: inapplicable Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: This data layer is a point coverage of known sediment samplings within the United States Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ). The data comprising this layer were sourced from two U.S. Geological Survey databases (usSEABED and the East Coast Sediment Texture Database) as well as the NOAA Electronic Navigation Charts. There are many scientifically accepted sediment classification schemes in use today, and the wide variety represented in the data sources used in this product dictated the generalized attributes utilized herein. Additional details regarding the standardization of the data can be found in the data processing and attribute definitions sections of this document. In many cases, additional details such as Munsell coloration, grain size, and composition are available in the raw data from the source. Interested parties are encouraged to seek further information from the source of the data listed in the attribute table and further described in the sources section of this document. 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:
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          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
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                      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: 
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                    URL: 
                      https://coast.noaa.gov
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                      WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
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                      NOAA Office for Coastal Management Website
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                      NOAA Office for Coastal Management Home Page
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                      information
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            Role code: 
              custodian
      Resource maintenance: 
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          Maintenance and update frequency: 
            Maintenance frequency code: 
              asNeeded
      Descriptive keywords: 
        Keywords: 
          Keyword: 
              bottom type
          Keyword: 
              East Coast Sediment Texture Database
          Keyword: 
              ECSTDB
          Keyword: 
              geology
          Keyword: 
              National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
          Keyword: 
              NOAA
          Keyword: 
              sand
          Keyword: 
              seabed
          Keyword: 
              seafloor
          Keyword: 
              sediment
          Keyword: 
              sediment data
          Keyword: 
              texture
          Keyword: 
              U.S. Geological Survey
          Keyword: 
              USGS
          Keyword: 
              usSEABED
          Type: 
            Keyword type code: 
              theme
      Descriptive keywords: 
        Keywords: 
          Keyword: 
              Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
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              theme
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            Citation: 
              Title: 
                  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
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                missing
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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
      Descriptive keywords: 
        Keywords: 
          Keyword: 
              Atlantic
          Keyword: 
              Caribbean Sea
          Keyword: 
              EEZ
          Keyword: 
              Gulf of Mexico
          Keyword: 
              National
          Keyword: 
              Pacific
          Keyword: 
              United States
          Keyword: 
              United States Exclusive Economic Zone
          Keyword: 
              United States Territories
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              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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                  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
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                Date: 
                  Date: 
                      2017-04-24
                  Date type: 
                    Date type code: 
                      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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              ORT
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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]: Surficial Sediment Classification [Data Date 
              Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54406.
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          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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              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. 
              http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html
      Resource constraints: 
        Security constraints: 
          Classification: 
            Classification code: 
              unclassified
          Classification system: 
            missing
          Handling description: 
            missing
      Aggregation Info: 
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          Aggregate Data Set Name: 
            Citation: 
              Title: 
                  NOAA Data Management Plan (DMP)
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                unknown
              Identifier: 
                Identifier: 
                  Authority: 
                    Citation: 
                      Title: 
                          NOAA/NMFS/EDM
                      Date: 
                        inapplicable
                  Code: 
                      54406
              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/54406.pdf
                          Protocol: 
                              WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                          Name: 
                              NOAA Data Management Plan (DMP)
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                              NOAA Data Management Plan for this record on InPort.
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                              information
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          Association Type: 
            Association type code: 
              crossReference
      Language: 
          eng; US
      Topic category: 
        Topic category code: 
          geoscientificInformation
      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: 
                  -179.982331
              East bound longitude: 
                  179.935255
              South bound latitude: 
                  -14.373513
              North bound latitude: 
                  73.063461
          Temporal element: 
            Temporal extent: 
              Extent: 
                Time instant: 
                  Description: 
                    ground condition | Currentness: Publication Date
                  Time position: 
                    2018-08-17
      Supplemental Information: 
          The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). 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/54483 Citation: Title: Surficial Sediment Classification Date: Date: Date: 2018-10-26 Date type: Date type code: publication
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Distribution info: Distribution: Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/SurficialSedimentClassification.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Surficial Sediment Classification Description: missing Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/ Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: ORT Map Service 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: Accuracy of each attribute is dependent on the accuracy of the lineage data. 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: Crosswalk schemas from each source into new schema as shown: Layer - (raw attribute that crosswalked to Source) - (raw attribute that crosswalked to Classification) - (raw attribute that crosswalked to AdditionalDescription). ENC - Appropriate portion of SORIND - NATSUR - NATQUA. ECSTDB - created field and populated with "USGS, East Coast Sediment Texture DataBase" - CLASSIFICATION - LITHOLOGY. PAC_EXT and GMX_EXT - created field and populated with "USGS, usSEABED" - SHEPARDCOD - FOLKCODE. Date and time: 2018-08-12T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Delete duplicate features (identical Shape (location) and Classification) Date and time: 2018-08-15T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Merge all Feature classes together Date and time: 2018-08-13T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Merge all ENC feature classes into one Date and time: 2018-08-09T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Select and delete all features that are completely outside the EEZ Date and time: 2018-08-08T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Project all source data into World Mercator Date and time: 2018-08-07T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Create and populate SampleDepth field as shown: Layer - (raw attribute) - (processing steps). ENC - attribute created and populated with "Surface" for all records. ECSTDB - T_DEPTH and B_DEPTH - add new field called "SampleDepth", convert X_DEPTH fields to text and divide by 100 to convert to meters, Concatenate text fields into SampleDepth with " to " between and " meters" at end, select by attribute to replace entries with at least one "-9999" value to "Unknown", select by attribute and replace entries where T_DEPTH and B_DEPTH are equal with "(depth) meters", select by attribute and replace any "0" values with "Surface". PAC_EXT and GMX_EXT - SAMPLETOP and SAMPLEBASE - follow same processing steps as ECSTDB, with exception of dividing by 100 (measurements are already in meters in these datasets). Date and time: 2018-08-11T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Identify ENC duplicates via topology. Delete one feature if category (NATSUR) attribute is the same in both features, or if one is NULL. Otherwise, mark as exception. Date and time: 2018-08-10T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Delete all records that lack a meaningful value in both Classification and Description. Date and time: 2018-08-14T00:00:00 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Atlantic and US East Coast sediment samples Source citation: Citation: Title: ECSTDB2014.shp: U.S. Geological Survey East Coast Sediment Texture Database (2014) Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: U.S. Geological Survey Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/data/surficial_sediments/ecstdb2014.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: 2014-01-01 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: State and Federal waters within the Economic Exclusion Zone of the United States feature class used to clip source datasets. Source citation: Citation: Title: Federal and State Waters Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Mapping and Boundary Branch, Branch Chief Role: inapplicable Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Time position: 2018-06-01 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Gulf of Mexico sediment samples Source citation: Citation: Title: GMX_EXT: usSEABED EXTracted data for the entire U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/146/htmldocs/data_cata.htm> 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: 2006-01-01 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Source of data, all of USA and Sovereign Territories Source citation: Citation: Title: NOAA ENC Direct layers: Approach_Seabed_Area_point, Berthing_Seabed_Area_point, Coastal_Seabed_Area_point, General_Seabed_Area_point, Harbour_Seabed_Area_point, Overview_Seabed_Area_point Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: NOAA Office of Coastal Management (OCM) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://encdirect.noaa.gov/ 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: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Pacific coast sediment samples Source citation: Citation: Title: PAC_EXT: usSEABED EXTracted data for the entire U.S. Pacific Coast Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/data_cata.html 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: 2006-01-01
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