Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: North Slope, Alaska, Volume 1, geographic information systems data, Volume 2, maps in portable document format (NODC Accession 0014928)

ESI data characterize the marine and 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. 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.

Hydrological data range from 1950-2000, biological data range from 1998-2004 and were compiled in 2003-2004. Data are presented as GIS and associated files, with included MOSS and .PDF files for non-GIS users. Extensive documentation is included with the data.

Updates to these data were received as DVD in 2008, including the Northwest Arctic, Western Alaska, and North Slope and were archived at the NODC under accession number 0049913.
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: North Slope, Alaska, Volume 1, geographic information systems data, Volume 2, maps in portable document format (NODC Accession 0014928). 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 1950-01-01 to 2004-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72
S: 68
E: -140.8
W: -168
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-10
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
ESI MAPS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.

Information from left of discs - June 2005, Seattle, Washington

These data were originally released as a 2-CD-ROM set. Images of the CDs have been archived at the NODC with this accession in conjunction with the data files.

This project was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service, Office of Response and Restoration, Hazardous Materials Response Division, Seattle, Washington and Anchorage, Alaska; NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Region; Oil Spill
Recovery Institute, Cordova, Alaska; Alaska CHADUX Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska; Alaska Clean Seas, Deadhorse, Alaska; and Minerals Management Service, Anchorage, Alaska.

The ESI database should not be used to the exclusion of other pertinent data or information held by state or federal agencies or other organizations. Likewise, information contained in the database cannot be used in place of consultations with environmental, natural resource, and cultural resource agencies, or in place of field surveys.
Recognize that the information contained in the ESI database represents known concentration areas or occurrences of natural, cultural, and human-use resources, but does not necessarily represent the full distribution or range of each species or resource. This is particularly important to recognize when considering potential impacts to protected resources, such as endangered species, wetlands, etc. Acknowledgment of the originators, publishers, contributors, and sources listed would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

These data were recompiled by NOS as part of a single DVD set in 2008.
The DVD update data are filed at the NODC under accession number 0049913, which also includes Northwest Arctic and Western Alaska data.

The original disk for this NODC Accession has 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.

Additional Alaskan ESI data are available from the following NODC accessions:

DVD Digital data re-release, April, 2007, Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas Alaska,
Prince William Sound-2000, Aleutians-2001, Bristol Bay 2004, maps and geographic information
systems data archived in NODC accession 0014162,
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0014162

DVD Digital data release, May, 2000, Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas, Aleutian Islands,
Alaska, maps and geographic information systems data archived in NODC accession 0014927.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0014927

CD digital data release, April 2001 (vs.2), Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas, Prince William
Sound, Alaska, Volume 1 and Volume 2, geographic information systems data archived in NODC
accession 0019218.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0019218

CD digital data release, March 2004, Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas, Kodiak, maps and
geographic information systems data archived in NODC accession 0026418.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0026418

CD digital data release, June 2004, Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas, Bristol Bay, Alaska,
maps and geographic information systems data archived in NODC accession 0033382.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0033382

CD digital data release, June 2003, Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas, Cook Inlet, Alaska,
maps and geographic information systems data archived in NODC accession 0046027.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0046027

CD digital data release, October 2002, Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas, NW Arctic, Alaska -
Volume 2, maps and geographic information systems data, archived in NODC accession 0046028.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0046028

CD digital data release, February 2003 (vs. 3), Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas, Southeast
Alaska - Volume 1, geographic information systems data and Volume 2, maps in portable document
format archived in NODC accession 0046029.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0046029

CD digital data release, July 2003, Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas, Western Alaska -
Volume 1, geographic information systems data and data tables and Volume 2, maps in portable
document format archived in NODC accession 0046030.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0046030

DVD Digital Data Re-release, September 2008, Seattle, Washington titled - ESI Atlas Alaska-2
Northwest Arctic-2002, North Slope-2005, Western-2003, maps and geographic information systems
data, archived in NODC accession 0049913.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0049913

DVD Digital Data Re-release, January, 2009, Seattle, Washington titled - Alaska ESI (2) Cook
Inlet-2002, Kodiak-1998, Southeast-2002, Bristol Bay-2004, Prince William Sound-2000,
Aleutians-2001, maps and geographic information systems data archived in NODC accession 0050372.
https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0050372
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: North Slope, Alaska, Volume 1, geographic information systems data, Volume 2, maps in portable document format (NODC Accession 0014928). 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 > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIOECONOMICS
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
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
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: North Slope, Alaska, Volume 1, geographic information systems data, Volume 2, maps in portable document format (NODC Accession 0014928). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2011-01-10T16:22:37 - NCEI Accession 0014928 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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