Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Hawaii, December 2001, 2002, Volume 1 and 2 (NODC Accession 0002828)

Currently, the most widely used approach to sensitive environment mapping in the United States is the NOAA Environmental Sensitivity Index or ESI. This approach systematically compiles 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. NOAA has undertaken a wide-ranging program to promote open ESI standards and to develop digital ESI databases for high-priority coastal areas in partnerships with states and other Federal agencies.

MAPS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. This ESI Atlas Hawaii Maps and Geographic Systems Data Volumes 1 and 2 contain geographic shape files (ArcView project and supporting shape and .dbf files) of the locale and identified sensitive areas and biota. Accompanying detailed Adobe Acrobat .PDF ESI maps, extensive metadata, a user guide, and files in MOSS (Map Overlay and Statistical System) format are also provided. Biological and geographical data utilized in this atlas date from 1968 to 2001, data were compiled 2000-2001.
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Hawaii, December 2001, 2002, Volume 1 and 2 (NODC Accession 0002828). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2000-01-01 to 2001-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29.252
S: 18.713
E: -154.598
W: -179.278
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-13
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
DO NOT USE THESE MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES!

An updated version of these data, re-release April 2007, are available in NODC accession 0033632.

DISCLAIMER: NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NODC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

The Hawaii ESI files were originally provided on two CDs. Volume 1 contains all of the geographic information system data and the documentation. The second CD has all of the Hawaii atlas data in portable document format (pdf). File details are from readme1.pdf:

AVPROJ (Volume 1)
This directory contains an ArcView project and the supporting shape and dbf files. The subdirectory AVPROJ contains the project
file, HI.APR, with documentation and software for installation.
The project itself is a single view containing a theme for each ESI data layer. Themes have been symbolized using the standard ESI colors and patterns. It includes links from the biology and socioeconomic themes to a flat file version of the ESI tables. An ESI menu enables links to searchable breeding and source tables for more complex queries. These links can also be turned off to maximize the performance of simpler queries.

DBFILES (Volume 1)
This directory is broken down into two subdirectories, DESKTOP and RELFILES. The DESKTOP directory contains a simplified flat
file format that permits data queries without establishing the complex links needed for the relational files. Supporting data tables allow more complex queries of the breeding and source items. These are the tables that are used in the ArcView project and with the esiviewer. The RELFILES directory contains the relational data tables that were used during the ESI data collection. These are a set of normalized, relational tables that will maintain the integrity of the data during updates. Though
they are considerably more complex, these tables should be used by those who will be responsible for maintaining and updating the
ESI data set.

Both sets of database files are provided in two formats. The first is uncompressed Arc Export files that can be directly imported into INFO tables. The second is a comma-delimited
text format for use in any other database system.
For further information, including item definitions, see the Hawaii metadata document.

DOCUMENT (Volume 1)
This directory contains three pdf documents. METADATA should be referenced for entity and attribute information as well as data
lineage. The metadata is also included as an html document. The more general GUIDELINES describes what is contained in an ESI, how data are collected, and general GIS/database considerations.
The document DESKTOP gives a detailed explanation of the contents of the CD, and also explains the simplified flat file data
structure.

ESI_VIEW (Volume 1)
This directory contains Macintosh and Windows installers for an ESI data viewer. The viewer is comprised of MARPLOT, a mapping application produced by NOAA, and the associated data tables in a stand-alone version of Filemaker Pro. The first section of the TOUR document describes the installation procedure. TOUR will also help you to understand the ESI information and shows you how to formulate simple, yet useful queries. MARPLOT documentation is provided for more general questions.

MOSS (Volume 1)
This directory contains the ESI geographic data in MOSS (Map Overlay and Statistical System) file format. This format may
be used directly by MOSS GIS or its simple text format makes it easy to write translators to other GIS software. Users of these files should use the lookup tables provided in this
directory (BIO_LUT.TXT and SOC_LUT.TXT) in place of the lookup tables in the DBFILES directory.

HI_PDFS (Volume 2)
This directory contains an electronic version of the Hawaii ESI atlas in pdf format. The document GUIDE.PDF describes how to use
the navigable .pdf software, for example, to link from the index to the appropriate atlas page then to the back of the map. The .pdfs may be used on-line or are excellent for printing out individual atlas pages.

SOURCE (Volume 1)
This directory contains the ESI geographic data in uncompressed, double-precision, Arc export file format. These data (as all geographic data on this CD) are provided in geographic coordinates, Old Hawaiian Datum.

SYMBOLS (Volume 1)
This directory contains the ESI symbology and lookup tables for use with ARCEDIT and ARCPLOT software. The .e00 files are
exported versions of the font, lineset, markerset, and shadeset. A readme.txt file tells where these files should be installed.
The associated lookup tables are in the LUT directory. These are INFO tables stored in uncompressed Arc export format.

The original disks for this NODC Accession have 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.
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Hawaii, December 2001, 2002, Volume 1 and 2 (NODC Accession 0002828). Version 1.1. 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/VERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS > National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ESI > Environmental Sustainability Index
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Hawaii, December 2001, 2002, Volume 1 and 2 (NODC Accession 0002828). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-01-13T20:19:02 - NCEI Accession 0002828 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 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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Instrument
  • biota surveys
  • visual analysis
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