Presence of Didemnum vexillum (colonial tunicate) at floating docks, cobble shores, and tidepools in 2011

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Publication_Date: 20120420
Publication_Time: 000000
Title:
Presence of Didemnum vexillum (colonial tunicate) at floating docks, cobble shores, and tidepools in 2011
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/invasives/monitor/id.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset represents documented presence of the non native species Didemnum vexillum. Data were collected in 2011 by CZM staff, partners, and trained citizen scientists of CZM's Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative (MIMIC). Monitoring primarily occurred during the summer (136 visits), followed by the fall (32), and spring (21).
Purpose:
MIMIC is a partnership between state and federal agencies, scientific experts, volunteers, and nonprofits that seeks to expand monitoring efforts for marine invasive species by training volunteers to identify 23 established and potential marine invaders. The purpose of this dataset is to inform managers and the general public about the distribution of Didemnum vexillum at floating docks, cobble shores, and tidepools.
Supplemental_Information:
For more information about MIMIC, participating organizations, and monitoring protocols used, please visit <http://www.mass.gov/czm/invasives/monitor/mimic.htm>.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110401
Beginning_Time: 000000
Ending_Date: 20111130
Ending_Time: 000000
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.517590
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.927804
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.581748
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.377223
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: Biological Classification > Animals/Invertebrates > Tunicates
Theme_Keyword:
Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Community Dynamics > Invasive Species
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States of America > Maine
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States of America > Massachusetts
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States of America > Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Maine
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Access_Constraints:
None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name or to suggest that CZM endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CZM cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Person: Adrienne Pappal
Contact_Position: Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: UNITED STATES
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1218
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: adrienne.pappal@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email preferred
Data_Set_Credit:
These spatial data were created by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative partner organizations for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). 2011 partners included: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eight Towns and the Bay, University of Massachusetts-Boston, National Park Service-Boston Harbor Islands, Salem Sound Coastwatch, North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Three Bays Preservation, Inc., Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, and independent volunteers (Team Eastham).
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.4.4000

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Seven out of 57 sites were visited by the CZM program coordinator for quality control side-by-side sampling and site audits. At the end of the monitoring year, a representative sample of datasheets were reviewed by the program coordinator for errors and checked against database entries for consistency. In addition, the database itself was reviewed for duplicate and/or questionable entries, evidence of inconstancies in the monitoring protocol, and correspondence with data collected through quality control visits. In 2011, 20 entries were deleted. Observations were removed primarily due to errors in database entry (duplicate entries) (18 entries), followed by questionable species identification (2). Twenty one records were edited due to inconsistencies between the datasheets and the database, mainly in the visit date or type of site sampled. In addition, 61 entries were added from data/site visits that were recorded on datasheets but not entered electronically.
Logical_Consistency_Report: A logical consistency report was not conducted for these data.
Completeness_Report:
Data are complete for sampling year 2011 according to MIMIC protocols.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Some sampling site point locations were derived from Google Earth.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Originator: Eight Towns and the Bay
Originator: Salem Sound Coastwatch
Originator: North and South Rivers Watershed Association
Originator: Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Originator: Team Eastham
Originator: National Park Service, Boston Harbor Islands
Originator: University of Massachusetts, Boston
Originator: Rhode Island Coastal Management Resource Council
Originator: Three Bays Preservation, Inc
Publication_Date: 20111231
Publication_Time: 000000
Title: Marine Invader Tracking and Information System
Other_Citation_Details: Online Linkage: <http://massbay.mit.edu/mitis/index.php>
Type_of_Source_Media: onLine
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110401
Beginning_Time: 000000
Ending_Date: 20111130
Ending_Time: 000000
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: database
Source_Contribution:
Data from citizen scientists and partners were extracted from the MITIS database.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Publication_Date: 20111231
Publication_Time: 000000
Title: Marine invasive species monitoring data
Other_Citation_Details: Data collected from CZM staff biologists
Type_of_Source_Media: hardDisk
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20110401
Beginning_Time: 000000
Ending_Date: 20111130
Ending_Time: 000000
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: spreadsheet
Source_Contribution: Data from CZM staff were extracted from Excel spreadsheets.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were collected using the protocols specified in Monitoring Marine Invasive Species: Guidance and Protocols for Volunteer Monitoring Groups. Datasheets were reviewed by local coordinators and entered into the Marine Invader Tracking and Information System (MITIS) online database. Data were imported from the database after quality-control checks and converted into applicable data layers. Data collected by CZM staff were extracted from Excel spreadsheets. A spreadsheet of the data was added to ArcGIS and the points were displayed as XY data in the World Geodetic System of 1984 (WGS 84). The data were exported as a point shapefile and projected to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (FIPS zone 2001), meters.
Process_Date: 20120418
Process_Time: 000000
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Person: Adrienne Pappal
Contact_Position: Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: UNITED STATES
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1218
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: adrienne.pappal@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email preferred

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 22

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.71666666666667
Standard_Parallel: 42.68333333333333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.5
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.0
False_Easting: 200000.0
False_Northing: 750000.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000008155898179040834
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000008155898179040834
Planar_Distance_Units:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Didemnum_vexillum_2011
Entity_Type_Definition: Presence of Didemnum vexillum in 2011
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Data collected in 2011 as part of CZM's Marine Invader Monitoring and Information Collaborative
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITE_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Site name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TYPE
Attribute_Definition: Type of site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: dock
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating dock site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CZM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: tidepool
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tidepool site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CZM
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: cobble
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cobble shore site.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CITY
Attribute_Definition: City in which site is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition: State in which site is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in decimal degrees (WGS 84).
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in decimal degrees (WGS 84).
Attribute_Definition_Source: CZM
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Description of the features.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Data include presence of Didemnum vexillum, site name, site type, and coordinates.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: CZM

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: UNITED STATES
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Distribution_Liability:
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall CZM be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CZM and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile (.shp)
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x
Transfer_Size: 0.001
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm>
Fees:
GIS and coordinate files may be downloaded at no charge by following links on the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management website (<http://www.mass.gov/czm/mapping/index.htm>).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120420
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: UNITED STATES
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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