Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas, Gulf of Mexico, Upper Coast of Texas PDFs 1996, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 2009, Alabama 2007, Florida 1995-2003 maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0064870)

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The most widely used approach to sensitive environment mapping in the U.S. is NOAA's Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI). This approach systematically complies 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. This data product includes data presented as GIS project files, MOSS files, extensive metadata and documentation, and .PDF maps for non-GIS users. ESI MAPS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.

These files comprise modifications and additions to earlier releases of ESI atlases developed for the Gulf of Mexico region which are also archived at the NODC under separate accession numbers - Gulf of Mexico (Alabama 2007, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 1997) under NODC accession number 0036821, and Florida 1995-997 under NODC accession number 0014187. The PDF maps included on this release for the upper Texas coast are also available as an earlier product filed under NODC accession number 0046089.

This release for the Gulf of Mexico ESI atlas was produced in May 2010. Specifically, it includes 1. New ESI data for Mississippi published in hard copy format in December, 2009, 2. Modifications to data layers in the Louisiana GIS data, 3. Adds the Florida ESI Geodatabase and PDFs to the DVD, and replaces the ESI, ESIP, hydro, and Hydrol data layers with updated shoreline data collected in 2003. 4. Upper coast Texas PDFs were included on this DVD release.
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas, Gulf of Mexico, Upper Coast of Texas PDFs 1996, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 2009, Alabama 2007, Florida 1995-2003 maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0064870). 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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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1977-01-01 to 2008-12-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.875
S: 24.446
E: -80.026
W: -97
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-18
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.

DATA SET CREDIT:
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.

Besides the above warning, there are no use constraints on these data. Note that 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.

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.

This original product also contains an update to the Query by Attribute tool. Users are encouraged to check the NOS Office of Response and Restoration web pages for tool updates and fixes at response.restoration.noaa.gov/esi. The NODC does not support tools developed by data originators.

Earlier releases of ESI atlases for this region have been filed under these NODC accession numbers - Gulf of Mexico - 0036821, Florida - 0014187, Upper Texas Coast - 0046089, East Florida - 0004150, West Florida - 0006249, W Peninsular Florida Volume 1 - 0006377, W Peninsular Florida Volume 2 - 0006394, South Florida - 0006539, Alabama - 0013800, Mississippi - 0013801, and Louisiana 0013802.
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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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Petersen, Jill; US DOC/NOAA > NOS - Seattle, WA (2011). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas, Gulf of Mexico, Upper Coast of Texas PDFs 1996, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 2009, Alabama 2007, Florida 1995-2003 maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0064870). 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
  • Geographic Information > Ecological Characterization
  • Geographic Information > Habitats
  • Geographic Information > Shorelines
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
  • 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 > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIOECONOMICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
  • Environmental Monitoring
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Bird
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • ESI
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Habitat
  • Hydrography
  • Invertebrate
  • Management
  • Marine Mammal
  • Nest
  • Reptile
  • Socioeconomic
  • Terrestrial Mammal
  • Wetlands
  • Wildlife
  • birds
  • coastal hydrography
  • coastal resources
  • fish
  • hydrology
  • mammals
  • nesting sites
  • oil spill planning
  • reptiles
  • sensitivity maps
  • shoreline
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
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Alabama
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Florida
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Louisiana
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Mississippi
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Texas
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Originator Place Keywords
  • Coastal waters of Florida
  • Coastal waters of Gulf of Mexico
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Mississippi
  • North American Coastline - South
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, Gulf of Mexico, Upper Coast of Texas PDFs 1996, Louisiana 2003, Mississippi 2009, Alabama 2007, Florida 1995-2003 maps and geographic information systems data (NODC Accession 0064870). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-18T23:06:17 - NCEI Accession 0064870 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 analysis
  • visual observation
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