Marine Managed Areas Inventory of the United States: National Marine Sanctuary Program Digital Boundaries
Entry ID: CZM_moris_mpa_nms_ma_poly

[ Get Data ]
[ Update this Record ]

Summary
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 ... View entire text

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 ... View entire text
Related URL

Description: View Original Metadata document from the CZM website.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 48.51   S: -14.38   E: -70.04   W: -179.27

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Special Projects (SP)
Dataset Title: Marine Managed Areas Inventory of the United States: National Marine Sanctuary Program Digital Boundaries
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Silver Spring, MD
Dataset Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Special Projects (SP)
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.mpa.gov

Dataset Originator/Creator: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Special Projects (SP)
Dataset Title: Marine Managed Areas Inventory of the United States
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Silver Spring, MD
Dataset Publisher: NOAA's Ocean Service, Special Projects (SP)
Online Resource: http://www.mpa.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-01-01
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 0.000010
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Special Projects assumed that the digital data sets originating from NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries Office 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 ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

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.

CUSTOM ORDER PROCESS: None available
Use Constraints 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.

FEES: None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.mass.gov/czm/
Dataset ID: Downloadable Data

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA NOS SPECIAL PROJECTS
Phone: 301-713-3000
Fax: 301-713-4384
Email: special.projects at noaa.gov, mpainfo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
1305 East West Highway
9th FL, N/MB7
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 0.577
Distribution Format: ARCE
Fees: See Use Constraints.
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-713-3000
Fax: 301-713-4384
Email: special.projects at noaa.gov, mpainfo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
1305 East West Highway
9th FL, N/MB7
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
View entire list
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-02-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-22
[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site