Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: U.S. and British Virgin Islands maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0049955)

This data set comprises an update of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for the Virgin Islands. ESI data characterize estuarine 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.
This digital data re-release includes shoreline, hydrological, and biological data in formats for GIS systems and as Adobe Acrobat maps with extensive documentation. These data were originally distributed as a DVD product.
  • Cite as: Petersen, J.; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: U.S. and British Virgin Islands maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0049955). 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 1998-07-01 to 2001-07-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.943
S: 17.467
E: -64.065
W: -65.167
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-20
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 MAPS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Acknowledgment of the publishers and contributing sources listed in Data_Set_Credit section of the included metadata would be appreciated in products derived from these data. NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.

Files are grouped into separate categories for GIS, MOSS, data tables, documentation, and .pdf files. Extensive metadata is provided for each GIS theme layer.

A previous version of this data are available in NODC accession 0002069. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0002069
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.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Petersen, J.; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: U.S. and British Virgin Islands maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0049955). 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 > Coastal Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Shorelines
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Fish
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Birds
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Macroinvertebrates
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Mammals
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Reptiles
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Coastal Habitat
  • Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Marine Habitat
  • Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Reef Habitat
  • Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Wetlands > Marine
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • 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
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > AMPHIBIANS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CHEMICAL SPILLS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS
  • 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 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 > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Anegada > Anegada (18N064W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Beef Island (18N064W0037)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands (18N064W0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Jost Van Dyke (18N064W0078)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Peter Island (18N064W0023)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Tortola > Tortola (18N064W0036)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > British Overseas Territory > British Virgin Islands > Virgin Gorda > Virgin Gorda (18N064W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. John > St. John (18N064W0011)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Anegada > Anegada (18N064W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands (18N064W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands > Jost Van Dyke (18N064W0078)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands > Peter Island (18N064W0023)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > British Virgin Islands > Tortola (18N064W0036)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Tortola > Beef Island (18N064W0037)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Gorda > Virgin Gorda (18N064W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. John (18N064W0011)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN 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, J.; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: U.S. and British Virgin Islands maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0049955). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-20T16:35:11 - NCEI Accession 0049955 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.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • biota surveys
  • visual observation
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