Seasonal Management Areas for North Atlantic Right Whales (polygon)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Amanda Frick, GIS Coordinator
Publication_Date: 20081010
Title:
Seasonal Management Areas for North Atlantic Right Whales (polygon)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/maps_gis_data/index.html>
Description:
Abstract:
These data represent Seasonal Mangagement Area locations where regulations implement speed restrictions in shipping areas at certain times of the year along the coast of the U.S. Atlantic seaboard. The purpose of the regulations is to reduce the likelihood of deaths and serious injuries to endangered North Atlantic right whales that result from collisions with ships as designated by 73 FR 60173, October 10, 2008, Rules and Regulations. Sunset clause removed 78 FR 73726, December 9, 2013
Purpose:
The purpose of these data is to visually represent the Seasonal Mangagement Area speed restriction locations for endangered North Atlantic right whales for GIS analysis and display. The NOAA Medium Resolution Vector Shoreline was added to create polygons for ease in symbolization.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20081209
Currentness_Reference: East coast of the U.S. Atlantic seaboard.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.460449
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.140000
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.500000
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.749994
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: economy
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: SMA speed restrictions right whale NOAA NMFS
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Although these data have been used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as to the accuracy of the data. The act of Distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the use of these data, software, or related materials.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Greg Silber
Contact_Position: Fishery Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-427-8485
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4060
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: greg.silber@noaa.gov
Data_Set_Credit: NOAA NMFS
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.2.3552

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: The SMA areas were compared to the 73 FR 60173 for consistency.
Completeness_Report:
The SMAs geographic coordinates were compared to 73 FR 60173 to make sure no coordinates were omitted.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The points for the Northeast U.S. and Block Island Sound SMA's were provided to the NMFS Southeast Regional Office by NMFS offices in the Northeast. Lines were created to connect the points, and the NOAA Medium Resolution Vector Shoreline was used with the 72 COLREG lines to create closed polygons for these areas.
Process_Date: 20080618
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
points for the Southeast U.S. were provided by the Southeast right whale Coordinator. Lines connected the points, and the NOAA Medium Resolution Vector Shoreline was used with the 72 COLREGS lines to complete the polygon for the Southeast U.S. SMA.
Process_Date: 20080618
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Points were located at the midpoint of the four port entrances in the northern Mid-Atlantic region. The points were projected to an Equi-distant Conic projection. The buffer tool was run at 20 nmi. The buffers were clipped using the NOAA Medium Resolution Vector Shoreline, and the 72 COLREGS to create the four port SMAs. The data was unprojected (Geographic Coordinate System). For the southern Mid-Atlantic region SMA, the Wilmington, NC, Georgetown, and Charleston, SC, Savannah and Brunswick, GA ports were buffered at 20 nm (using an Equi-distant Conic projection). A points on the buffer seaward and opposite each of the ports were connected to approximate a 20nm buffer of the shoreline. The NOAA Medium Resolution Vector Shoreline and 72 COLREGS were used to complete the polygon for the southern Mid-Atlantic SMA.
Process_Date: 20080618
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The polygons for all SMAs were merged and attributed with the restricion area name.
Process_Date: 20080618
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 10

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Longitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: right_whale_seasonal_management_areas_all_polygon
Entity_Type_Definition: shapefile
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ID
Attribute_Definition: unique identifier for each polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: 1-10 from south to north
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1-10
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: unique ID
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Restr_Area
Attribute_Definition: name of the location of the SMA. The area name or port name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri data
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: These are the names for the SMAs.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov
Distribution_Liability:
Users be advised that the accuracy of this data set is dependent upon the accuracy of the shoreline and 72 COLREGS data used in the creation process. For more details on this process, see the process description. The text descriptions in 73 FR 60173 and 78 FR 73726 are always the true definition of the location of the special management areas. These or any other depictions are for information purposes only and shouldn't be relied on for regulatory purposes.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20141001
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5312
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5309
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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