National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) - Coastal Spatial Framework and Coastal Indicator Data

Metadata Updated: November 27, 2019

The NFHAP Coastal Spatial Framework and Indicator Datasets consist of a geospatial base layer developed in ArcGIS, and associated data fields joined to the spatial framework. The Coastal Spatial Framework is a layer of 612 distinct polygons covering coastal areas of the Continental U.S. Polygons represent either coastal watersheds (land) or coastal waters (estuaries, inshore marine, offshore marine),and are classified into six regions and 22 nested subregions. Each polygon is assigned a unique code (UniqueID) to provide location reference for indicator data, and enable joins to separate data tables.s for information recorded in the Bibliography and Assessment tables. Key indicator data fields attributed to each estuarine polygon include scores for eutrophication, pollutants and contaminants, coastal watershed land use changes, and freshwater inflow and hydrologic alteration over time. In addition, a composite score is calculated as the geometric mean of the four indicator scores.

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Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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NFHAP_2010_coastal_scores_map2.jpg (98kb) provides an illustration of the composite scores for 201 estuaries of the continental U.S., based on a geometric mean of four indicator scores for Eutrophication, Pollutants and contaminants, Coastal watershed land use changes, Freshwater inflow and hydrologic alteration.  The composite scores are stated in terms of "risk of current habitat degradation", scaled in five categories from "Very Low" to "Very High".

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2011 (publication)
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Bbox East Long -67
Bbox North Lat 49
Bbox South Lat 24
Bbox West Long -125
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description NFHAP_2010_coastal_scores_map2.jpg (98kb) provides an illustration of the composite scores for 201 estuaries of the continental U.S., based on a geometric mean of four indicator scores for Eutrophication, Pollutants and contaminants, Coastal watershed land use changes, Freshwater inflow and hydrologic alteration. The composite scores are stated in terms of "risk of current habitat degradation", scaled in five categories from "Very Low" to "Very High".
Graphic Preview File https://mermaid.ncddc.noaa.gov/nos_de/nccos/CCMA/Biogeography/NFHAP/NFHAP_Coastal/idinfo/browse/NFHAP_2010_coastal_scores_map2.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38929
Harvest Object Id df3d0273-e02e-4ac4-822e-2b533fc2b2a3
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Harvester True

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