Marine Managed Areas of the United States: National Marine Fisheries Service Digital Boundaries

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Special Projects (SP)
Publication_Date: 20050101
Title:
Marine Managed Areas of the United States: National Marine Fisheries Service Digital Boundaries
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Special Projects (SP)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mpa.gov>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Special Projects (SP)
Publication_Date: 20050101
Title: Marine Managed Areas Inventory of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Special Projects (SP)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.mpa.gov>
Description:
Abstract:
Executive Order 13158 mandates that the U.S. Departments of Commerce and the Interior "publish and maintain a list of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that meet the definition of MPA for the purposes of this order." To provide this information, an inventory of existing U.S. Marine Managed Areas (MMAs) is being developed. The inventory will support the development of the "list of MPA's" called for in the Executive Order 13158. Digital boundary files for the MMAs have been compiled from various agencies and formatted for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS) to produce a thematic series of maps for the Marine Managed Areas Inventory Atlas. This atlas is designed to enhance the understanding of the spatial relationships among the sites in the MMA Inventory. The Inventory will be used to inform federal agencies and all interested parties of the location of sites. It will help scientists and managers examine the design effectiveness of the current system of managed areas and determine which habitats are in need of improved or additional protection measures.
Purpose:
The MMA inventory Atlas is a collection of maps designed to provide a visual geographic context for the MMA Inventory. It will allow users to examine various combinations of programs and selected MMA networks at local and regional levels throughout the coastal U.S. The data are intended to serve as a spatial representation of the approximate boundaries of MMAs for the National Marine Managed Areas Inventory. These data are based on interpretation of available information and are not to be used for navigation purposes or as legally binding for enforcement, ownership or management purposes.
Supplemental_Information:
The boundaries are created with the most recent and accurate boundary information available, but edges and/or borders of the boundaries may change due to natural land changes, site boundary modification or higher resolution maps. Therefore, the currency or accuracy of these boundaries cannot be guaranteed.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1997
Ending_Date: present
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.211212
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.983123
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.003369
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.168547
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Marine Managed Areas
Theme_Keyword: Marine Protected Areas
Theme_Keyword: MMA Inventory Atlas
Theme_Keyword: National Marine Fisheries Service Digital Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: NMFS
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Boundary
Theme_Keyword: Oceans
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Management
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Society
Theme_Keyword: Biota
Theme_Keyword: Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Oceans
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Caribbean
Place_Keyword: East Coast
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
NOT LEGALLY BINDING: The boundaries contained in these files are spatial representations of the approximate boundaries of sites in the National Marine Managed Areas Inventory (MMA Inventory). The Inventory is being created to support the implementation of Executive Order 13158. The boundaries will support planning and analysis activities that will contribute to the development of a national system of marine protected areas. These boundary files cannot be used to define navigation routes, enforcement efforts, ownership rights, or management responses.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Special Projects (SP)
Contact_Position: MPA GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway N/MB7
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3000
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mpainfo@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, EST
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Special Projects assumed that the digital data sets originating from the National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Constituent Services were accurate. However, Special Projects tested the accuracy of the data by manual comparison of the source with hard copy print outs if availble. Attributes were further verified using visual inspection.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All data sets were reprojected for integration into the MMA Inventory GIS. Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRIs) ArcGIS 8.x was used to complete all reprojections. Shorelines were then used to determine logical consistency. Geometry appears to be topologically clean.
Completeness_Report:
The Marine Managed Areas Inventory of the United States data set contains boundaries for 80 National Marine Fisheries Service units. To view the MMA site criteria, please visit http:\\www.mpa.gov. Attribute information from the source has been simplified.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The MMA boundaries are approximate and are not to be used as legal definitions. This data set was compiled from the most accurate information available at the time, but no positional accuracy assessment has been performed.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Constituent Services
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: National Marine Fisheries Service Digital Boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: NMFS Office of Constituent Services
Other_Citation_Details:
Contact Information:

Office of Constituent Services National Marine Fisheries Service 1315 East-West Highway 9th Floor F/CS Silver Spring, MD 20910

Email: cyber.fish@noaa.gov

Type_of_Source_Media: shapefile
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NMFS OCS
Source_Contribution:
Used to compile a GIS layer of all Marine Managed Areas for the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The National Marine Fisheries Service Digital Boundaries shapefile is a cumulation of individual shapefiles for each unit. In order to create this dataset, accurate boundary files for each unit were reprojected to be compatible with the MMA Inventory GIS. The files were then merged together and attribute tables edited, so they reflect the same information. The main addition to the attribute tables was the creation of a field titled agency and a field titled region. Agency represents the federal agency responsible for management of the site and region represents the geographic region where each site is located. The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management edited out all data not in New England waters out to 200 nautical miles and reprojected the data into the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (Fipszone 2001). Units are meters.
Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Special Projects (SP)
Contact_Position: MPA GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway N/MB7
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3000
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mpainfo@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: W:\czm\GIS_data\MPAs\nmfs_exp
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: W:\czm\MORIS_Working_Data\new_data\MPAs\mpa_nmfs_ma

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 11

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2001
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.000000
False_Easting: 200000.000000
False_Northing: 750000.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.001024
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.001024
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: nmfs
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
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_ID
Attribute_Definition: Unique ID assigned to each site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA/NOS/SPO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Variable
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA/NOS/SPO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Variable
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AGENCY
Attribute_Definition: State Agency responsible for management of site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA/NOS/SPO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Variable
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REGION
Attribute_Definition: Geographic region where site is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA/NOS/SPO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: variable
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA_MILES
Attribute_Definition:
Area (mi) calculated in Eckert IV projection using XTools for ArcMap 8.x Version 3.1
Attribute_Definition_Source: NOAA/NOS/SPO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: variable

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Special Projects (SP)
Contact_Position: MPA GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N/MB7
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3000
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mpainfo@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, EST
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. These boundaries are not to be used as LEGAL definitions. The boundaries are created with the most recent and accurate boundary information available, but the edges and/or borders of the boundaries may change due to the natural land changes, site boundary modification or higher resolution maps. Therefore, the currency or accuracy of these boundaries cannot be guaranteed.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Transfer_Size: 1.649
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://gis.mpa.gov/website/mma/run.htm>
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
If you have difficulties with a download, please contact the webmaster at mpaweb@noaa.gov.
Custom_Order_Process: None available

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050222
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Special Projects (SP)
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Position: MPA GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway N/MB7
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3000
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4384
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mpainfo@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, EST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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