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Pacific Islands Network (PACN) Marine Monitoring Sites

Identification Information

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Pacific Islands Network (PACN) Marine Monitoring Sites

Date:

Date: January 25, 2016
Date Type: creation (CI_DateTypeCode)
Identifier:
Code: pac_nps_all_pacn_sites
Authority: org.pacioos

Responsible Party:

Organization Name: U.S. National Park Service (NPS)
Contact:

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/pacn/
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:

Locations of monitoring sites related to the Pacific Islands Network (PACN) Benthic Marine and Marine Fish monitoring protocols administered by the U.S. National Park Service (NPS). These monitoring sites are located within nearshore waters of the following National Parks:

* Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (NHP) on the western shore of Hawaii Island (Big Island)
* Kalaupapa National Historical Park (NHP) on the nothern shore of Molokai in Hawaii
* War in the Pacific National Historical Park (NHP) on the western shore of Guam
* National Park (NP) of American Samoa on the northern shore of Tutuila

The benthic marine community within PACN is a complex ecologic system and a diverse taxonomic environment, including algae and corals and other invertebrates. Reef-building corals are the primary architectural organism and are sensitive to environmental degradation; therefore, they are a good indicator of overall health for nearshore marine ecosystems. Primary stressors to coral reefs include disease, bleaching, sedimentation, eutrophication, storms, and global climate change. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has proposed using coral reefs as a worldwide indicator ecosystem for global climate change (Spalding et al. 2004). For these reasons, the PACN has chosen to implement long-term monitoring of benthic marine communities. Benthic marine communities are most closely linked with marine fish, and monitoring efforts will be conducted at the same time and location to maximize data value.

Fish are a major component of coral reef ecosystems. This highly diverse assemblage of carnivores, planktivores, herbivores, and detritovores serves a variety of ecological functions. Fish affect ecosystem structure, productivity, and sustainability. Selected species can act as indicators of general reef health, environmental stress, and potential ecosystem changes. Fishing is increasingly recognized as a principal threat to Pacific Ocean coral reefs and other marine ecosystems worldwide. In this respect, it is highly probable that most of the Pacific island national parks can be categorized as "impaired" to "seriously impaired" in terms of their fish communities. While the harvest of fish and other marine creatures will be addressed in a separate (fisheries-dependent) monitoring protocol, data collected through PACN marine fish monitoring contributes to the overall fish analyses by providing an in-water (fisheries-independent) assessment of the size and abundance of species within park waters.

For further information, please see:
http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/pacn/

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: U.S. National Park Service (NPS)
Contact:

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/pacn/
Protocol: http
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: pointOfContact (CI_RoleCode)

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

File Description:

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords:

Keyword Type: theme (MD_KeywordTypeCode)

Keyword: Earth Science Biological Classification Animals/Vertebrates Fish
Keyword: Earth Science Biosphere Aquatic Ecosystems Reef Habitat
Keyword: Earth Science Human Dimensions Environmental Governance/Management Environmental Assessments
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Aquatic Sciences Fisheries
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Coastal Processes Coral Reefs
Keyword: Earth Science Oceans Marine Environment Monitoring

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 Big Island
Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Central Pacific Ocean Hawaiian Islands Hawaii Island
Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Central Pacific Ocean Hawaiian Islands Molokai
Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean South Pacific Ocean Polynesia American Samoa Tutuila
Keyword: Ocean Pacific Ocean Western Pacific Ocean Micronesia Guam

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: environment
Topic Category: farming
Topic Category: oceans

Extent Information:

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Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

Westbound Longitude: -170.72420
Eastbound Longitude: 144.73060
Southbound Latitude: -14.28128
Northbound Latitude: 21.21557

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/pac_nps_all_pacn_sites/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/pac_nps_all_pacn_sites/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: accuracy_n
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: compass_be
Attribute Type: double

Dimension:

Attribute Name: coord_syst
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: coord_unit
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: datum
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: depth
Attribute Type: decimal

Dimension:

Attribute Name: est_h_erro
Attribute Type: double

Dimension:

Attribute Name: gcs
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: gcs_datum
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: geom
Attribute Type: gml:PointPropertyType

Dimension:

Attribute Name: habitat
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: latitude
Attribute Type: decimal

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_create
Attribute Type: date

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_discon
Attribute Type: date

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_establ
Attribute Type: date

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_name
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_notes
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_status
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_type
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_upda_1
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_update
Attribute Type: date

Dimension:

Attribute Name: loc_year_e
Attribute Type: int

Dimension:

Attribute Name: location_i
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: longitude
Attribute Type: decimal

Dimension:

Attribute Name: management
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: site_id
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: utm_zone
Attribute Type: string

Dimension:

Attribute Name: x_coord_en
Attribute Type: decimal

Dimension:

Attribute Name: x_coord_st
Attribute Type: decimal

Dimension:

Attribute Name: y_coord_en
Attribute Type: decimal

Dimension:

Attribute Name: y_coord_st
Attribute Type: decimal

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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)

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Metadata Reference Information

File Identifier:

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

Language:

eng

Character Set:

UTF8 (MD_CharacterSetCode)

Hierarchy Level:

dataset (MD_ScopeCode)

Hierarchy Level:

service (MD_ScopeCode)

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Organization Name: U.S. National Park Service (NPS)
Contact:

Online Resource:

Linkage: http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/pacn/
Protocol: http
Function: information (CI_OnLineFunctionCode)
Contact Role: pointOfContact (CI_RoleCode)

Date Stamp:

January 31, 2018

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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Metadata Views

ISO Text-Only

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in plain text

ISO XML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)