Coral reef monitoring data from sites across Micronesia from 2009-09-29 to 2015-09-25 (NCEI Accession 0162463)

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Benthic, fish, and macroinvertebrate census data are collected from sites around Micronesia as part of the ongoing Micronesia Challenge. Information on the program can be found at (www.micronesiareefmonitoring.com). Survey sites are selected around each island to be representative of natural environmental gradients, management, and major reef types. Thus, full site designs can be used to evaluate both island trends and site-specific trends. The data in this submission include fish counts, macroinvertebrate counts, and benthic species identification and percent cover.
  • Cite as: Houk, Peter; Yap Community Action Program; Yap State Division of Marine Resources; Chuuk Conservation Society; Chuuk Division of Marine Resources; Pohnpei State Fisheries; Conservation Society of Pohnpei; Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority; Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organization; Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority; College of the Marshall Islands (2017). Coral reef monitoring data from sites across Micronesia from 2009-09-29 to 2015-09-25 (NCEI Accession 0162463). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2009-09-29 to 2015-09-25
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 11.3552
S: 4.99999
E: 171.387
W: 134.383
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-09-08
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
Submission Package ID: GBMDB4
Purpose Guide coral-reef management at regional and local scales. Regional examples include the Micronesia Challenge, local examples include MPA networks.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Houk, Peter; Yap Community Action Program; Yap State Division of Marine Resources; Chuuk Conservation Society; Chuuk Division of Marine Resources; Pohnpei State Fisheries; Conservation Society of Pohnpei; Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority; Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organization; Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority; College of the Marshall Islands (2017). Coral reef monitoring data from sites across Micronesia from 2009-09-29 to 2015-09-25 (NCEI Accession 0162463). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Collaborators
  • Peter Houk
    University of Guam Marine Laboratory
  • Chuuk Conservation Society
  • Chuuk Division of Marine Resources
  • Conservation Society of Pohnpei
  • Kosrae Conservation and Safety ORganization
  • Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority
  • Micronesia Conservation Trust
  • University of Guam
  • Yap Community Action Program
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
  • Numeric Data Sets > Fish Census
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Reef Fish Census
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Hard Coral Cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Census > Macroinvertebrates
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
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
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 CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Marshall Islands > Majuro Atoll (07N171E0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Micronesia > Micronesia (07N150E0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Palau > Palau > Palau ( Belau ) (07N134E0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Ratak Islands > Majuro Atoll (07N171E0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Carolines > Micronesia (07N150E0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Carolines > Palau ( Belau ) (07N134E0000)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Grant
  • NA10NOS4260048
  • NA11NOS4820011
  • NA14NOS4820021
Related Projects
  • Micronesia coral reef science to management project
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Houk, Peter; Yap Community Action Program; Yap State Division of Marine Resources; Chuuk Conservation Society; Chuuk Division of Marine Resources; Pohnpei State Fisheries; Conservation Society of Pohnpei; Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority; Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organization; Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority; College of the Marshall Islands (2017). Coral reef monitoring data from sites across Micronesia from 2009-09-29 to 2015-09-25 (NCEI Accession 0162463). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2017-09-08T22:48:16 - NCEI Accession 0162463 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: BENTHIC SPECIES (calculated); Units: % cover; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: photograph; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Photo quadrat data; Data Quality Information: Photographs taken along 5 x 50m transect lines per site across Micronesia.
  • Data Type: FISH - CORAL REEF (measured); Units: Length; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Observer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Stationary point counts that are 5-m and last 3-min for each site; Data Quality Information: 12 SPC replicates spaced at intervals across 5 x 50 m transect lines.
  • Data Type: MACROINVERTEBRATE CENSUS (measured); Units: count; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Observer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Belt-transects at specific widths where the observer counts all macroinvertebrates along 5 x 50m lines.; Data Quality Information: Belt transects.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • photograph
  • visual observation
Last Modified: 2018-05-10T19:05:57
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