Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: East Florida, maps in portable document format, Volume 1, Volume 2 (NODC Accession 0004150)

This data set comprises the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps in Portable Document Format (.PDF) for the shoreline of East Florida (to encompass the coastal areas from the Florida/Georgia border to Boca Raton, Florida). ESI data characterize coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats; sensitive biological resources; and human-use resources. This Atlas was compiled from geographical and biological data collected from 1950-1990s; the intertidal habitats were mapped during aerial and ground surveys conducted in May, 1993, and biological and human-use resources data were compiled by regional biologists in 1995. The dates for the original data vary and are completely documented in within the included FGDC metadata file "METADATA.PDF" and document "INTRO.PDF".

An associated data set, Environmental Sensitivity Index Atlas (ESI) Florida 1995-1997 Digital Data Re-Release is available as NODC Accession 0014187.
  • Cite as: Iredale, H.; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: East Florida, maps in portable document format, Volume 1, Volume 2 (NODC Accession 0004150). 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 1996-04-01 to 1996-04-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.75
S: 26.375
E: -80
W: -81.75
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-04
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 ESI MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.

Information from left of discs - April 1996, Seattle, Washington

These data were originally submitted to the NODC as a set of 2-CD-ROMs; the second CD contains maps in high-resolution format for output. These data are have are extensively documented with included detailed metadata, a user guide, a map legend file, and separate subdirectories for low and high (300 dpi) environmental sensitivity maps. These files require Adobe Acrobat reader or compatible software for viewing.

An associated data set, Environmental Sensitivity Index Atlas (ESI) Florida 1995-1997 Digital Data Re-Release is available as NODC Accession 0014187. Other ESI atlases are also archived at the NODC.

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 The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act, with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources. Oil spill planning and response remains the primary use of these maps; however, they are finding ever-widening use in such areas as coastal resource inventories and assessments, coastal planning, and recreational planning.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Iredale, H.; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: East Florida, maps in portable document format, Volume 1, Volume 2 (NODC Accession 0004150). 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
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Map Images > Environmental Sensitivity Index
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Coastal Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Hydrosphere > Water Quality > Contaminants > Chemical
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Birds
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Mammals > Cetaceans
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Mammals > Pinnipeds
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Reptiles > Turtles
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > BIVALVES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Coastal Resources
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Coral Reef Conservation
  • ESI
  • ESI Atlas
  • ESI Maps
  • Environmental Sensitivity Index
  • Hydrography
  • Natural Hazards Assessment
  • Oceans
  • Oil and Chemical Spills
  • Oil spill planning
  • Sensitivity maps
  • Wildlife
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 Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale (26N080W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Broward County > John U. Lloyd (26N080W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Duvall County > Jacksonville (30N081W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Palm Beach County > Boynton Beach (26N080W0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Palm Beach County > Breakers Reef (26N080W0005)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Palm Beach County > West Palm Beach (26N080W0004)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > St. Lucie County > Oculina Deepwater Reef (27N080W0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > St. Lucie County > St. Lucie Nearshore Reefs (27N080W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Boynton Beach (26N080W0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Breakers Reef (26N080W0005)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Fort Lauderdale (26N080W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > John U. Lloyd (26N080W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > Oculina Deepwater Reef (27N080W0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > St. Lucie Nearshore Reefs (27N080W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Florida Reef Tract > West Palm Beach (26N080W0004)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Jacksonville (30N081W0001)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Originator Place Keywords
  • East Florida
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: Iredale, H.; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: East Florida, maps in portable document format, Volume 1, Volume 2 (NODC Accession 0004150). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-01-04T15:52:34 - NCEI Accession 0004150 v1.1 was published.
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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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  • biota surveys
  • coral reef surveys
  • visual analysis
  • visual observation
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