Ocean SAMP Study Area

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: URI EDC
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Ocean SAMP Study Area
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.narrbay.org/d_projects/oceansamp/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: URI EDC
Publication_Date: 20090911
Title: Ocean SAMP (Special Area Management Plan) Project
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.narrbay.org/d_projects/oceansamp/>
Description:
Abstract:
Global warming is perhaps the most critical issue of the 21st century. It is already accelerating sea level rise, leading to beach erosion, property losses, and increasing Rhode Island's vulnerability to hurricanes and floods. Climate change may adversely affect food supply, public health, and the economy. Rhode Island is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by using renewable energy resources, primarily offshore wind farms, to meet 15 percent of its energy needs.
From 2008 to 2010, through a public policy process that includes scientific research and stakeholder involvement, the Ocean SAMP will make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to zone its offshore waters for diverse activities including renewable energy development. This process will also protect current uses and habitats through zones for commercial fishing; critical habitats for fish, marine animals, and birds; marine transport; and more.
Purpose:
These data were developed as part of the RI Ocean SAMP Project. The Rhode Island Ocean SAMP, or Ocean Special Area Management Plan, will define use zones for Rhode Island's offshore waters through a research and planning process that integrates the best available science with open public input and involvement.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.908650
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.844230
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.498047
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.910363
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: SAMP
Theme_Keyword: Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Boundary
Theme_Keyword: Federal waters
Theme_Keyword: State waters
Theme_Keyword: Coastline
Place:
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Narragansett Bay
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island Sound
Place_Keyword: Block Island Sound
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Not for navigation. These data are for visualization purposes only and were developed to highlight potential use conflicts in the RI coastal zone.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: URI Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: Research Associate
Contact_Position: Research Associate
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: University of Rhode Island
Address: Coastal Institute at Kingston
Address: 1 Greenhouse Road
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 401-874-4561
Hours_of_Service: M - F 8:00 -- 4:00
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000

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Citation_Information:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Ocean SAMP boundary was created using several geoprocessing and edition tools in ArcGIS 9.3. First, the original boundary was reshaped in order to include some areas of importance for renewable energy development. Latitude of 41 30' was set for the northern border across East Passage and West Passage, then a new polygon was created using the shoreline of RI below this latitude and finally completed with the original boundary offshore. The delineation of the shoreline was conducted by using the Erase tool, using as erase feature "Rhode Island state boundary" polygon. Block Island should be deleted first from RI state boundaries before geoprocessing. From this new output, ponds adjacent to the coast were also deleted with the edition tool. In addition, this Ocean SAMP boundary was modified using the RI western border offshore, including the waters within it and extracting those that do not belong to RI waters from either west and east sides.
Process_Date: Oct- 07-2008
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: URI Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: Research Associate
Contact_Position: Research Associate
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: University of Rhode Island
Address: Coastal Institute at Kingston
Address: 1 Greenhouse Road
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 401-874-4561
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8:00 -- 4:00

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Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
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SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2001
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Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
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False_Northing: 750000.000000
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Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
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Depth_Distance_Units: feet

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Entity_Type_Label: Ocean SAMP Boundary
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Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
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Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
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Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
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Overview_Description:

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: URI Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: Research Associate
Contact_Position: Research Associate
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: University of Rhode Island
Address: Coastal Institute at Kingston
Address: 1 Greenhouse Road
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 401-874-4561
Hours_of_Service: M - F 8:00 -- 4:00
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
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Transfer_Size: 25.751
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions: Visit: <http://www.narrbay.org/d_projects/oceansamp/>
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100803
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: URI Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: Research Associate
Contact_Position: Research Associate
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: University of Rhode Island
Address: Coastal Institute at Kingston
Address: 1 Greenhouse Road
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 401-874-4561
Hours_of_Service: M - F 8:00 -- 4:00
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
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