[Parameters: Topic='BIOSPHERE', Term='AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS', Variable_Level_1='REEF HABITAT']
Artificial Reefs in MassachusettsEntry ID: CZM_moris_artificial_reefs_pt
Abstract: These vector point data represent the three permitted artificial reefs deployed in Massachusetts. Supplemental information including a brief history of their inception and their success in creating habitat can be accessed using the MORIS Hotlink tool. NOTE: This layer does not include fortuitously submerged artificial structures such as vessels.
Purpose: The intended use of this data is to support diverse activities including planning, management, maintenance, research and interpretation. Creation of artificial habitat can be an effective method of increasing productivity, providing additional recreational and commercial fishing opportunities, and enhancing the forage base (i.e., provide attachment substrate for blue mussels and habitat for ... finfish; settlement, forage, and shelter habitat for lobster; and habitat for several life-stages of winter flounder.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dmf/programsandprojects/artificia.htm#menu
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: N/A
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Entity point
Point and Vector Object Count: 62
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - PLANAR
Grid Coordinate System Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
SPCS Zone Identifier: 2001
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 Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Abscissa Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate Resolution: 0.000000
Planar Distance Units: meters
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222
NATIVE: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 22.214.171.1240
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Dataset Title: Artificial Reefs in Massachusetts
Dataset Release Date: 2006-08-19
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Start Date: 1996-01-01Stop Date: 2006-12-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: An Accuracy Report was conducted for these data.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: A Logical Consistency Report was not completed for these data.
COMPLETENESS REPORT: This data is complete to the specifications of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. All individual unit deployments are represented. A unit may consist of multiple objects such as a cluster of cobbles, tires, or concrete debris. Again, the individual points represent deployment locations of such units.
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
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.
Use Constraints USE CONSTRAINTS: Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, 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.
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/).
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: ARC/INFO
Fees: No fees
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Distribution Format: ARC/INFO
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (907) 786-3668
Fax: 907) 786-3636
Email: joy_geiselman at usgs.gov
USGS, Alaska Science Center Biological Science Office 1011 E. Tudor Rd., MS 701
Province or State: AK
Postal Code: 99503
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-15