Satellite-derived bathymetry for nearshore benthic habitats in Timor-Leste from 2010-02-09 to 2013-10-02 (NCEI Accession 0169504)

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Bathymetric data derived from multispectral, high-resolution (2 m) satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite to provide near complete coverage of nearshore terrain along the northern coastline of Timor-Leste, including the district of Oecusse to the west of mainland Timor-Leste and Atauro Island. Satellite images acquired by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) for the region are from Jan 26 2010 to August 10, 2014. Methods used by CREP to estimate depths from the WorldView imagery were adapted from instructions developed by Kyle Hogrefe for using IKONOS imagery to derive seafloor elevations in optically clear water (Ehses and Rooney 2015).

Bathymetry values shallower than ~20 m were derived by gauging the relative attenuation of coastal, blue, green and yellow spectral radiance as a function of depth. A multiple linear regression analysis of coastal, blue, green and yellow band spectral values against in-situ depth determined the variables of y-intercept, coastal, blue, green and yellow slope values. The variables for each band were then used in a multivariate slope intercept equation to derive depth over the imagery. Variables and combinations of the bands were adjusted to improve the statistical accuracy and spatial coverage of the final derived bathymetry product. Digital image processing to derive depths was conducted with ENVI, and editing and integration was performed using Esri's ArcGIS.

The method assumes uniform water clarity but deviations from that condition made extraction difficult in water depths greater than 20 m. Results show that biotic material, or sediment in the water column skewed results shallower if the material has a high albedo and deeper if the material has a low albedo.
  • Cite as: Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2018). Satellite-derived bathymetry for nearshore benthic habitats in Timor-Leste from 2010-02-09 to 2013-10-02 (NCEI Accession 0169504). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2010-01-26 to 2014-08-10
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -8.1
S: -9.4
E: 127.4
W: 124
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-03-10
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
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Submission Package ID: 2JLTN9

Contains Submission Package ID: CMW43B

CMW43B Abstract:
Inventory of satellite images from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite purchased by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program for Timor-leste from Jan 26, 2010 to August 10, 2014. Images were acquired for purposes of deriving seafloor depths and benthic habitat classes for the nearshore waters (< 20m depths) of Timor-leste. In addition to the inventory, the dataset includes the regions of interest (ROI) defined by NOAA used to define the geographic areas to acquire the satellite images from DigitalGlobe, the boundary extent of the available images within each ROI, and the footprint (extent) of each image. The data within each satellite image is clipped to the ROI. The ROI, boundary, and footprint files are provided in shapefile format, and the inventory is provided as a text file, which corresponds to the footprints shapefile.
Purpose In 2011, NOAA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Timor-Leste Mission formed a 5-year bi-lateral partnership agreement from 2012 to 2016, in support of the Government of Timor-Leste—particularly the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF)—by addressing significant information gaps in their nearshore marine ecosystems. Specifically, MAF asked NOAA to address the following questions: 1.Where are the nearshore marine resources? 2.What are the nearshore marine resources? 3.How are they changing over time and what threats are potentially causing these changes? 4.What approaches are needed to manage and conserve the nearshore marine resources? With financial support from USAID and in-kind support from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (NOAA-CREP) conducted baseline ecosystem assessment surveys to inform ecosystem-based management planning in Timor-Leste. The primary activities conducted by NOAA to answer these questions included: 1.satellite mapping of nearshore habitats, 2.conducting coral reef ecosystem assessments, 3.establishing ecological baselines for climate change, and 4.building management capacity by developing a spatial data framework The bathymetry data described herein resulted from the first activity to conduct satellite mapping for the nearshore waters around Timor-Leste.
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  • Cite as: Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2018). Satellite-derived bathymetry for nearshore benthic habitats in Timor-Leste from 2010-02-09 to 2013-10-02 (NCEI Accession 0169504). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • Related Funding Agency: US DOS; United States Agency for International Development (USAID - USAID)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Bathymetry
  • Geographic Information > Habitats
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 > GIS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Base map
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Base map > Hyper/multispectral Imagery
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Base map > Satellite Imagery
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Remote Sensing > Satellite (digital scans) > WorldView-2
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > BATHYMETRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
Submitter Provided Keywords
  • Pseudobathymetry
  • derived depths
  • estimated depths
  • seafloor elevation
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/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Contributing Data Centers
  • CRED
  • CREP
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
  • PIFSC
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor) (09S126E0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Indian Ocean > Timor Sea > Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor) (09S126E0001)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH CHINA AND EASTERN ARCHIPELAGIC SEAS
Submitter Provided Place Keywords
  • Atauro
  • Baucau
  • Bobonaro
  • Dili
  • Jaco
  • Lautem
  • Liquica
  • Manatuto
  • Oecusse
  • Timor
  • Timor-leste
  • Vila MPA
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Coral Reef Ecosystem Program; Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2018). Satellite-derived bathymetry for nearshore benthic habitats in Timor-Leste from 2010-02-09 to 2013-10-02 (NCEI Accession 0169504). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
  • NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) Data Sharing Recommendations, version 9.0 updated August 12, 2015: CREP welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on research issues contributing to the scientific basis for better management of marine ecosystems. CREP has a very diverse set of field activities that generates large volumes of data using an array of data collection protocols. The following recommendations are for your consideration as you use this data: 1) Data analyses should take all field exigencies into account. The most effective way to do this would be active collaboration with CREP principal investigators. 2) In all presentations, product releases, or publications using data generated by CREP, proper acknowledgement of both CREP and the individuals responsible for data collection is expected. Citing the DOI (if available) is preferred, a non-DOI example is listed below. 3) If you collect or generate data for the same study areas, CREP requests that you share relevant information on complimentary data collections. 4) Those receiving data are strongly urged to inform the CREP Data Management Team of any errors and discrepancies that are discovered during the course of using these data. They are further urged to bring to the attention of the Team all problems and difficulties encountered in using these data. This information is necessary in order to improve the collections and to facilitate more efficient and economical data processing and retrieval. The users are asked to supply copies of any missing data that may be located, and to provide information as to significant subsets and special aggregations of data that are developed in using the material provided. Example citation: "This publication makes use of data products provided by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with funding support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The analysis and interpretations presented here are solely that of the current authors.”
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  • 2018-03-10T21:22:05 - NCEI Accession 0169504 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: BATHYMETRY (calculated); Units: meter; Observation Category: derived products; Sampling Instrument: Not applicable; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Bathymetry raster files, in geotiff format, derived from WorldView-2 satellite imagery from coastal waters of Timor-Leste..
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  • satellite sensor - general
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