Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps available from National Ocean Service (NOS)

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Title: Environmental Sensitivity Index Maps available from National Ocean Service (NOS)
Description:
Abstract:
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps are an integral component in oil-spill contingency planning and assessment. They serve as the first source of information in the event of an oil spill incident. Other uses of these maps include coastal resource inventories and assessments, coastal planning, and recreational planning. ESI maps contain three types of information: shoreline classification (specifically, sensitivity to oiling), human-use resources, and biological resources. This information is plotted on 7.5 minute USGS quadrangles. Shoreline classification involves sectioning the shoreline into habitats according to geomorphological characteristics, sensitivity to spilled oil, natural persistence of oil, and ease of cleanup. Human use resources that might be damaged by oil or response actions are also included in the maps. These human-use resources include: recreational and shoreline access areas (e.g., parks and beaches), specially protected areas (e.g., wildlife reserves), water extraction sites (e.g., surface and ground water intakes), and historical and cultural sites. Biological resources in ESI maps include oil-sensitive animals and plants, with information at the species level. Special attention is given to areas where concentrations of oil-sensitive species occur, such as breeding grounds, nesting habitats, and staging areas. ESI atlases have been prepared for most of the U.S. shoreline, including the Great Lakes, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Trust Territories. ESI maps are a product of the Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division (HAZMAT) of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration. ESI maps are published as a collection of paper maps or digitally bound as an atlas. An ESI atlas covers a state, such as South Carolina or a small region such as Delaware Bay. Digital ESI data is published in atlas form as both PDF files and as files for use with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). PDF files allow users to simply view and print maps without the need for buying additional software. Users with GIS software can access files in uncompressed ARC/INFO export format to undertake more detailed analysis of ESI data. [This summary was adapted from the NOS MapFinder ESI Map product description.]
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Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19950101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 173.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -130.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 54.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -161.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -154.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE CLASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND RESOURCES > COASTAL RESOURCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES > ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY CLASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BARRIER ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > DUNES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INLETS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > LAGOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ROCKY COASTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > WATER QUALITY > OCEAN CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > ESTUARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: U.s. Coast
Theme_Keyword: United States Coast
Theme_Keyword: Conservation
Theme_Keyword: Esi
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Maps
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > U.S. EAST COAST
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO > U.S. GULF COAST
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GREAT LAKES
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > U.S. WEST COAST
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA > ALASKA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NOS/ORR > Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NOAA/HAZMAT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Hazardous Materials Response and Assessment Division
Address: Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment
Address: NOAA/National Ocean Service
Address: 7600 Sand Point Way N.E.
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98115-6349
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 206-526-6317
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 206-526-6329
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hmrd.webmaster@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOS_ORCA_HAZMAT_ESI_MAPS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PDF, ARC/INFO
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/order/esi_cd....
Access_Instructions:
ESI Order Form, for ordering ESI data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mapindex.nos.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
NOS MapFinder allows online search and download of PDF versions of ESI maps.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi/esiintro....
Access_Instructions:
ESI Map Information
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20091106
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
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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