Seagrass bed presence in the coastal waters of the United States from 1986 to March 2015 (NCEI Accession 0176291)

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This dataset consists of a distribution map of the presence and location of seagrasses in the coastal waters of the United States. Seagrasses are aquatic vascular vegetation beds dominated by submerged, rooted, vascular species or submerged or rooted floating freshwater tidal vascular vegetation. This dataset is compiled from data provided by various coastal states and local agencies and/or nonprofits. The features have been crosswalked to the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS). This is NOT a complete collection of seagrasses on the seafloor, nor are the locations to be considered exact. The presence and location of the seagrasses have been derived from multiple state websites.
  • Cite as: NOAA Office for Coastal Management; MarineCadastre.gov (2018). Seagrass bed presence in the coastal waters of the United States from 1986 to March 2015 (NCEI Accession 0176291). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176291. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1986-01-01 to 2015-03-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 49.002104
S: 24.44372
E: -66.976244
W: -124.766547
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Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-09-21
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: W709EE
Purpose To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.
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  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
  • These data are intended for coastal and ocean planning. Not for navigation.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Office for Coastal Management; MarineCadastre.gov (2018). Seagrass bed presence in the coastal waters of the United States from 1986 to March 2015 (NCEI Accession 0176291). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176291. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Originator Keywords
  • CMECS
  • Coastal and Marine Ecological Classifcation Standard
  • Seagrasses
  • aquatic vegetation
  • benthic
  • brackish
  • eelgrass
  • freshwater
  • herbaceous
  • macroalgae
  • oyster bed
  • seagrass
  • surfgrass
  • tidal
  • turf algal bed
  • vascular vegetation
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/OCM > Office of Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA Office for Coastal Management; MarineCadastre.gov (2018). Seagrass bed presence in the coastal waters of the United States from 1986 to March 2015 (NCEI Accession 0176291). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0176291. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-09-21T18:46:52Z - NCEI Accession 0176291 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: SPECIES IDENTIFICATION (measured); Units: n/a; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
  • Parameter or Variable: CMECS (calculated); Units: n/a; Observation Category: other; Sampling Instrument: n/a.
Last Modified: 2019-01-03T21:54:57Z
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