NOAA Habitat Restoration Monitoring (NOHARM) wetland imagery data in coastal Louisiana from 1998 to 2008 (NCEI Accession 0176256)

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries (NMFS), and the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC) have teamed to develop the NOAA Habitat Restoration Monitoring (NOHARM) project. Data presented here are part of an experimental approach to monitoring selected NOAA-sponsored restoration projects. Data include overhead imagery, ground truth photographs, metadata, summaries, spectral signatures, and GIS map files to: 1) view overhead imagery to assess change over time and 2) relate ground truth images to overhead imagery.
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2018). NOAA Habitat Restoration Monitoring (NOHARM) wetland imagery data in coastal Louisiana from 1998 to 2008 (NCEI Accession 0176256). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 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 1998-10-01 to 2009-03-10
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29.7528
S: 29.0663
E: -89.134
W: -92.49
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-09-25
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
The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act -Wetlands protect us from storms, enrich our culture, sustain our economy and provide a vital ink to fishery resources. Louisiana ranks second only to Alaskain total pounds of commercial fish and shellfish landed, accounting for roughly 75 percent of the Gulf of Mexico landings, about 28 percent of the total volume of U.S. fisheries with a value of about $1 billion annually. Over 50,000 people are engaged in wetland dependent fisheries. The Louisiana coast has lost over 1 million acres of wetlands since the 1930s, and that loss is expected to continue into the next few decades. To combat this loss, Congress enacted the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act program (CWPPRA or "Breaux Act"). The Act provides for targeted funds to be used for planning and implementing projects that create, protect, restore and enhance wetlands in coastal Louisiana. It was passed in 1990, and is authorized until 2019. NOAA Fisheries approaches its CWPPRA projects with dual objectives: to stem the loss of coastal wetlands, and to increase fisheries habitat. Certain of these NOAA-Fisheries
projects are being monitored with the aid of overhead imagery. These data along with other information are presented on this NOAA Habitat Restoration Monitoring (NOHARM) archive package.
Purpose Ground truth photographs were taken to: 1) assist delineation of shorelines from imagery, 2) enable identification of changes in land cover via comparison over time, and 3) identify species and document their presence over time. Remote sensing via overhead imagery was used to provide a consistent and repeatable, top-down perspective for making observations of the structural status (e.g., accretion, erosion) of a restoration project. Spectral Signature Information was collected using a hand-held Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD), Inc. field spec pro consisting of three individual spectrometers spanning the 350 - 2500 nanometer wavelength of the electromagnetic spectrum. (Analytical Spectral Devices Inc, 2002). The data were collected for selected species covering large areas of the project as information for future analysis.
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  • While every effort is made to ensure data presented are error-free, errors do occur. We ask that you notify us of any errors. Overhead images presented should not be used for navigation purposes as no depth information can be derived from such imagery. The United States Government assumes no legal liability or responsibility should you choose to rely on such images for navigational or other purposes. Similarly, the United States Government assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the consequences of any business decisions made in reliance on any information, image, product or process displayed on these web pages. The information on government web pages is in the public domain unless specifically annotated otherwise (copyright may be held elsewhere) and may therefore be used freely by the public.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2018). NOAA Habitat Restoration Monitoring (NOHARM) wetland imagery data in coastal Louisiana from 1998 to 2008 (NCEI Accession 0176256). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • US DOC; NOAA; NESDIS; National Centers for Environmental Information
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Provider Keywords
  • Barrier Island Restoration
  • Coastal Wetlands
  • Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restorations Act (CWPPRA)
  • Dredged Material
  • Hydrologic Restoration
  • Marsh Creation
  • Marsh Grasses
  • Plant Species
  • Sediment and Nutrient Trapping
  • Shoreline Protection
  • Shoreline Stabilization
  • Spectral Signatures
  • Vegetation
  • Water Diversion
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/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
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Provider Instruments
  • Handheld Analytical Spectral Devices
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Provider Place Names
  • Atchafalaya Delta
  • Big Island
  • Coastal Louisiana
  • Delta Wide Crevasse
  • East Timbalier Island
  • Four Mile Canal
  • Lake Chapeau
  • Little Vermillon Bay
  • Louisiana Wetlands
  • Pass Chaland
  • Pecan Island
  • Pelican Island
  • Point Au Fer
  • West Belle Pass
Project keywords Provider Project Names
  • NOAA Habitat Restoration Monitoring (NOHARM)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Centers for Environmental Information (2018). NOAA Habitat Restoration Monitoring (NOHARM) wetland imagery data in coastal Louisiana from 1998 to 2008 (NCEI Accession 0176256). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2018-09-25T14:30:46 - NCEI Accession 0176256 v1.1 was published.
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Last Modified: 2018-11-01T15:26:12
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