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|Title:||Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas, Gulf of Mexico, Upper Coast of Texas PDFs 1996, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 2009, Alabama 2007, Florida 1995-2003 maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0064870)|
|Abstract:||The most widely used approach to sensitive environment mapping in the U.S. is NOAA's Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI). This approach systematically complies information in standard formats for coastal shoreline sensitivity, biological resources, and human-use resources. ESI maps are useful for identifying sensitive resources before a spill occurs so that protection priorities can be established and cleanup strategies designed in advance. Using ESIs in spill response and planning reduces the environmental consequences of the spill and cleanup efforts. This data product includes data presented as GIS project files, MOSS files, extensive metadata and documentation, and .PDF maps for non-GIS users. ESI MAPS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.|
These files comprise modifications and additions to earlier releases of ESI atlases developed for the Gulf of Mexico region which are also archived at the NODC under separate accession numbers - Gulf of Mexico (Alabama 2007, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 1997) under NODC accession number 0036821, and Florida 1995-997 under NODC accession number 0014187. The PDF maps included on this release for the upper Texas coast are also available as an earlier product filed under NODC accession number 0046089.
This release for the Gulf of Mexico ESI atlas was produced in May 2010. Specifically, it includes 1. New ESI data for Mississippi published in hard copy format in December, 2009, 2. Modifications to data layers in the Louisiana GIS data, 3. Adds the Florida ESI Geodatabase and PDFs to the DVD, and replaces the ESI, ESIP, hydro, and Hydrol data layers with updated shoreline data collected in 2003. 4. Upper coast Texas PDFs were included on this DVD release.
|Seanames:||Coastal Waters of Florida, Coastal Waters of Gulf of Mexico, Florida Bay - Florida, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of Mexico, North American Coastline-South, North Atlantic Ocean|
|Observation types:||GIS product, atlas, benthic, biological, composition & location, derived products, survey - biological|
|Instrument types:||biota surveys, visual analysis, visual observation|
|Datatypes:||ANIMALS - GROUP - NUMBER IN GROUP, BENTHIC COMMUNITIES, BIOLOGICAL DATA, BIRDS, FISH CENSUS, FISH SPECIES, HABITAT - BENTHIC, HABITAT, MARINE MAMMALS, MARINE SPECIES INVENTORY, NESTING SITES, REPTILES, SHORELINE, SOCIOECONOMIC, TERRESTRIAL MAMMALS, VERTEBRATES|
|Submitting institution:||US DOC; NOAA; NOS - Seattle, WA|
|Collecting institutions:||US DOC; NOAA; NOS - Seattle, WA|
|Contributing projects:||COASTAL, CORAL REEF STUDIES, CoRIS, ESI|
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|Supplementary information:||DO NOT USE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.|
DATA SET CREDIT:
This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington.
Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that the ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys. Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products
derived from these data.
The original disk for this NODC Accession has been transferred to
the NOAA Central Library. A copy of each disk can be generated using
the .iso files in the data/0-data/disc_image/ directory.
This original product also contains an update to the Query by Attribute tool. Users are encouraged to check the NOS Office of Response and Restoration web pages for tool updates and fixes at response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi. The NODC does not support tools developed by data originators.
Earlier releases of ESI atlases for this region have been filed under these NODC accession numbers - Gulf of Mexico - 0036821, Florida - 0014187, Upper Texas Coast - 0046089, East Florida - 0004150, West Florida - 0006249, W Peninsular Florida Volume 1 - 0006377, W Peninsular Florida Volume 2 - 0006394, South Florida - 0006539, Alabama - 0013800, Mississippi - 0013801, and Louisiana 0013802.
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