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NOAA Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Pearl and Hermes

Identification Information

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: NOAA Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Pearl and Hermes

Date:

Date: November 22, 2017
Date Type: creation (CI_DateTypeCode)
Identifier:
Code: hi_noaa_perl_benthic_habitats
Authority: org.pacioos

Responsible Party:

Organization Name: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Contact:

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov
Protocol: http
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: originator (CI_RoleCode)

Responsible Party:

Organization Name: Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: info@pacioos.org

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://pacioos.org
Protocol: http
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: distributor (CI_RoleCode)
Other Citation Details: OGC web services (WMS and WFS) enabled by PacIOOS via GeoServer.

Abstract:

Benthic habitat maps for the nearshore, shallow (< 30 m) coastal waters of Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) and the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) produced these data to support coral reef research and management. Habitat regions were digitally identified using visual interpretation of orthorectified satellite imagery with a minimum mapping unit (MMU) of approximately 100 square meters (1/40 acre).

A slightly different benthic habitat classification scheme was used for the NWHI compared to the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) and other regions across the Pacific (e.g., American Samoa, Guam, and CNMI). While many classes are similar, they are not categorized as biological cover types, geomorphological structure types, and geographic zones. Instead, a hierarchical scheme was used to flexibly denote substrate category (e.g., unconsolidated and hardbottom), structure (e.g., linear reef or pavement), and cover (e.g., coral, coralline algae, or macroalgae).

A total of 45 detailed benthic habitat classes were identified within the NWHI. For simplification and to more easily distinguish cover types, these are presented in a set of 7 aggregated benthic habitat classes including 5 hardbottom substrate classes (live coral, coralline algae, macroalgae, uncolonized, and unknown biological cover) and 2 unconsolidated substrate classes (macroalgae and uncolonized). Query an aggregated polygon to get the detailed benthic habitat classification at the clicked location.

Purpose:

PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.

Credit:

The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Regional Association within the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). PacIOOS is coordinated by the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Organization Name: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Contact:

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov
Protocol: http
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: pointOfContact (CI_RoleCode)

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Image File: http://www.pacioos.hawaii.edu/metadata/browse/hi_noaa_perl_benthic_habitats.png

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords:

Keyword Type: theme (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: Earth Science Biological Classification Plants Angiosperms (Flowering Plants) Monocots Seagrass
Keyword: Earth Science Biosphere Aquatic Ecosystems Benthic Habitat
Keyword: Earth Science Biosphere Vegetation
Keyword: Earth Science Land Surface Geomorphology Coastal Landforms/Processes
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Coastal Processes Coral Reefs
Keyword: Earth Science Solid Earth Geomorphic Landforms/Processes Coastal Landforms Coral Reefs
Keyword: Earth Science Solid Earth Geomorphic Landforms/Processes Coastal Landforms Coral Reefs Patch Reef

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Science Keywords

Keywords:

Keyword Type: place (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Hawaii
Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Central Pacific Ocean Hawaiian Islands Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Pearl and Hermes

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Location Keywords

Keywords:

Keyword Type: project (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: PacIOOS Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Project Keywords

Keywords:

Keyword Type: dataCenter (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: PacIOOS Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: GCMD Data Center Keywords

Aggregation Information:

Aggregate Dataset Name:

Citation Information:

Title: Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

Association Type: largerWorkCitation (DS_AssociationTypeCode)

Initiative Type: project (DS_InitiativeTypeCode)

Resource Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Use Limitation:

The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.

Language:

eng

Topic Categories (MD_TopicCategoryCode):

Topic Category: biota
Topic Category: oceans

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

Westbound Longitude: -176.01187
Eastbound Longitude: -175.69991
Southbound Latitude: 27.72585
Northbound Latitude: 27.98056

Services:

Service Identification:

Identifier: OGC-WFS

Service Type: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS)

Contains Operation:

Operation Name: GetCapabilities

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://geo.pacioos.hawaii.edu/geoserver/PACIOOS/hi_noaa_perl_benthic_habitats/ows?service=WFS&version=1.0.0&request=GetCapabilities
Name: OGC-WFS
Protocol: OGC:WFS
Description: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS). Supported WFS versions include 1.0.0, 1.1.0, and 2.0.0. Supported output formats include CSV, GeoJSON, GeoJSON-P, GML, KML, and Shapefile (Zipped).
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Services:

Service Identification:

Identifier: OGC-WMS

Service Type: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)

Contains Operation:

Operation Name: GetCapabilities

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://geo.pacioos.hawaii.edu/geoserver/PACIOOS/hi_noaa_perl_benthic_habitats/ows?service=WMS&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities
Name: OGC-WMS
Protocol: OGC:WMS
Description: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS). Supported WMS versions include 1.1.1 and 1.3.0. Supported map formats include AtomPub, GeoRSS, GeoTIFF, GIF, JPEG, KML/KMZ, PDF, PNG, SVG, and TIFF. Supported info formats include GeoJSON, GeoJSON-P, GML, HTML, and plain text.
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Services:

Service Identification:

Identifier: OGC-WMS-C

Service Type: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service - Cached (WMS-C)

Contains Operation:

Operation Name: GetCapabilities

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://geo.pacioos.hawaii.edu/geoserver/PACIOOS/gwc/service/wms?service=WMS&version=1.1.1&request=GetCapabilities&tiled=true
Name: OGC-WMS-C
Protocol: OGC:WMS-C
Description: Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service - Cached (WMS-C). Use of WMS-C is similar to traditional WMS but with the addition of the "tiled=true" parameter, which triggers GeoServer to pull map tiles from GeoWebCache if they have been previously generated. This can dramatically improve performance, especially for larger datasets. Supported map formats include JPEG and PNG. Supported info formats include GeoJSON, GML, HTML, and plain text.
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

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Data Quality Information

Scope:

dataset

Lineage:

Statement:

OGC web services (WMS and WFS) enabled by PacIOOS via GeoServer. Original data from source provider may have been reformatted, reprojected, or adjusted in other ways to optimize these capabilities.

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Spatial Representation Information

Number Of Dimensions:

2

Axis Dimension Properties:

Dimension:

Dimension Name: column (MD_DimensionNameTypeCode)

Dimension:

Dimension Name: row (MD_DimensionNameTypeCode)

Cell Geometry:

area (MD_CellGeometryCode)

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Content Information

Coverage Description:

Dimensions:

Dimension:

Attribute Name: id
Attribute Type: int
Descriptor:

Polygon identifier.

Dimension:

Attribute Name: gridcode
Attribute Type: int
Descriptor:

A numerical value representing a unique benthic habitat aggregate classification.

Dimension:

Attribute Name: habclass
Attribute Type: String
Descriptor:

Benthic habitat aggregate classification.

Dimension:

Attribute Name: area_sq_m
Attribute Type: float
Units: m2
Descriptor:

Area of benthic habitat polygons in square meters.

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Distribution Information

Distributor:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Organization Name: Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Contact:

Contact Address:

Email: info@pacioos.org

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://pacioos.org
Name: URL for the data publisher
Protocol: http
Description: This URL provides contact information for the publisher of this dataset
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: publisher (CI_RoleCode)

Distributor Transfer Options:

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://geo.pacioos.hawaii.edu/geoserver/
Name: GeoServer
Protocol: http
Description: This URL provides access to this dataset via GeoServer, which offers multiple output formats and an OpenLayers viewer.
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://geo.pacioos.hawaii.edu/geoexplorer/
Name: GeoExplorer
Protocol: http
Description: This URL provides a viewer for this dataset.
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://pacioos.org/voyager/index.html?b=27.748648,-176.013979,27.979928,-175.707048&t=h&o=benth:4::d37l0o90
Name: PacIOOS Voyager (Google Maps API)
Protocol: http
Description: This URL provides a viewer for this dataset.
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/benthic/e98nwhi/
Name: Shapefiles: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Protocol: http
Description: This NOAA/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch website provides documentation and data access to the original benthic habitat Shapefiles for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Function: download (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)

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Metadata Reference Information

File Identifier:

http://pacioos.org/metadata/iso/hi_noaa_perl_benthic_habitats.xml

Language:

eng

Character Set:

UTF8 (MD_CharacterSetCode)

Hierarchy Level:

dataset (MD_ScopeCode)

Hierarchy Level:

service (MD_ScopeCode)

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Organization Name: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Contact:

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov
Protocol: http
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: pointOfContact (CI_RoleCode)

Date Stamp:

November 22, 2017

Metadata Maintenance Information:

Maintenance And Update Frequency: unknown

Maintenance Note:

This record was translated from GeoServer OGC Web Services (OWS) using PacIOOS software.

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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