Coastal Maine Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Data 1993-1997
Entry ID: Coastal_Change_Analysis_Program_Maine_SAV_data_set

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Summary
Abstract: Maine's eelgrass (SAV) meadows form an important aquatic habitat for
the state. These meadows provide shelter for juvenile fish, and invertebrates.
In certain locations they also help stabilize unconsolidated sediments and
shorelines. Maine's Department of Marine Resources has mapped the SAV habitat
for the entire coast using the Coastal Change Analysis Protocol. This mapping
was accomplished from ... View entire text

Purpose: The state of Maine is mapping and monitoring SAV beds to assist in
locating sensitive areas for protection in the event of an oil spill. The SAV
maps also will form a baseline to determine trends in this system.

SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and Vector Object Count: 6715

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.11   S: 43.06   E: -66.97   W: -70.89

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Dataset Title: Coastal Maine Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Data 1993-1997
Dataset Release Date: 1999-09-30
Dataset Release Place: West Boothbay Harbor, ME
Dataset Publisher: Maine Department of Marine Resources
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Map
Online Resource: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/data/#benthic
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Thematic accuracy was checked using GPS controlled
navigation to representative areas of the coastline. The vector polygon data
was loaded into a field PC and displayed in ArcView software. A tracking
software allowed the analyst to travel to specific points in the data with
precision and to check the type of habitat in the ... View entire text
Access Constraints DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: None
Use Constraints Not for Navigation
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: Coastal_Change_Analysis_Program:_Maine_SAV_data_set

Data Center Personnel
Name: CLEARINGHOUSE MANAGER NOAA COASTAL SERVICES CENTER
Phone: (843)740-1210
Fax: (843)740-1224
Email: clearinghouse at csc.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29405-2413
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: ONLINE
Distribution Format: ESRI Arc Export format
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (843) 740-1200
Contact Address:
2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
Province or State: South Carolina
Postal Code: 29405
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-04-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-23
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