Biological assessment of marine resources for the Republic of the Maldives, Indian Ocean, August, 2001 (NODC Accession 0000670)

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In August 2001, biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service were asked to conduct an assessment of the national government's capability to respond to major threats (e.g. anthropogenic and natural) to the marine habitat of the Republic of the Maldives. A marine survey was conducted at selected locations to assess impacts to the marine environment. Biologists documented reef fishes, corals, other macroinvertebrates, and algae, and provided general descriptions of the benthic community at each of four primary survey sites.
  • Cite as: Foster, Kevin; US DOI/Fish and Wildlife Service > Pacific Islands Ecoregion (2010). Biological assessment of marine resources for the Republic of the Maldives, Indian Ocean, August, 2001 (NODC Accession 0000670). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2001-08-22 to 2001-08-29
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 5.516667
S: 2.933333
E: 73.566667
W: 72.716667
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-17
  • revision: 2013-03-17
Edition 1.2
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Co-investigator: Alan Everson, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service;

Project: Disaster preparedness mitigation assessmeent mission to the Republic of the Maldives
Purpose The purpose for this assessment is to assist the Maldivian government plan for environmental disasters. Pre-planning for environmental disasters could help the government avoid or reduce potential negative impacts to marine biological resources. Minimizing the risk of impacts directly benefits the Maldivian people who rely upon marine resources for daily subsistence and economic purposes.
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  • Cite as: Foster, Kevin; US DOI/Fish and Wildlife Service > Pacific Islands Ecoregion (2010). Biological assessment of marine resources for the Republic of the Maldives, Indian Ocean, August, 2001 (NODC Accession 0000670). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Biological survey
  • Coral species
  • algae species
  • benthic habitat
  • coastal studies
  • coral reef
  • macro-invertebrate species
  • reef fish species
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOI/USFWS > U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Originator Place Keywords
  • Indian Ocean
  • Maldives
  • North Male Atoll
  • South Male Atoll
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Foster, Kevin; US DOI/Fish and Wildlife Service > Pacific Islands Ecoregion (2010). Biological assessment of marine resources for the Republic of the Maldives, Indian Ocean, August, 2001 (NODC Accession 0000670). Version 1.2. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2010-12-17T01:40:51 - NCEI Accession 0000670 v1.1 was published.
  • 2013-03-17T15:04:10 - NCEI Accession 0000670 was revised and v1.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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  • visual observation
Platform
  • SWIMMER/DIVER
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