Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Stratified random surveys (StRS) of coral demography and condition across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from 2007-09-21 to 2012-08-19 (NCEI Accession 0184869)

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The data described here result from benthic coral demographic surveys across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from September 21, 2007 to August 19, 2012. Sites were surveyed using belt transects to collect adult coral colony metrics, including colony size, partial mortality in two categories - old dead and recent dead, and non-lesion forming condition including bleaching and disease.

A two-stage stratified random sampling (StRS) design was employed to survey the coral reef ecosystems throughout the region. The survey domain encompassed the majority of the mapped area of reef and hard bottom habitats in the 0-30 m depth range. The stratification scheme included island, reef zone, and depth. Sampling effort was allocated based on strata area and sites were randomly located within strata. The StRS design effectively reduces estimate variance through stratification using environmental covariates and by sampling more sites rather than sampling more transects at a site. Therefore, site-level estimates and site-to-site comparisons should be used with caution.

The data were collected as part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument funded research cruises to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. These data were funded separately from but are complementary to coral demographic data collected during NOAA's Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP) missions led by the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Ecosystem Sciences Division (formerly the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division) across the Pacific Islands Region from 2008 to 2012.
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (2019). Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Stratified random surveys (StRS) of coral demography and condition across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from 2007-09-21 to 2012-08-19 (NCEI Accession 0184869). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0184869. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2007-09-21 to 2012-08-19
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 28.4572
S: 23.0533
E: -161.922
W: -178.37
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-03-01
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
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Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: JT4Y37
Purpose The Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (Pacific RAMP), established by the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Ecosystem Sciences Division (formerly the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division) and supported by NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP), is tasked with documenting and understanding the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems in the U.S. Pacific Islands Region. Pacific RAMP involves interdisciplinary monitoring of oceanographic conditions and biological surveys of organisms associated with hard-bottomed habitats in 0-30 m depths. Each Pacific Islands region—including the Hawaiian and Mariana Archipelagos, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas—was typically surveyed on a biennial cycle, with the goal to support integrated, consistent and comparable monitoring of coral reefs across all U.S.-affiliated regions. The data described was collected as part of the Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (RAMP), which pre-dates the establishment of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) in 2013, which is a framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate, and socioeconomic indicators at 10 priority coral reefs across the U.S. and its territories. This integrated approach consolidates monitoring of coral reefs under a uniform method in the Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. NCRMP is funded by the CRCP and supported by NOAA Fisheries, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), and many other partners. The PIFSC Ecosystem Sciences Division at NOAA Fisheries is leading biological monitoring of coral reefs in the U.S. Pacific Islands Region.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (2019). Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Stratified random surveys (StRS) of coral demography and condition across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from 2007-09-21 to 2012-08-19 (NCEI Accession 0184869). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0184869. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
  • Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Principal Investigators
Collaborators
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species Richness
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Coral Colony Size and Condition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Rapid Assessment Studies
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > BioDiversity
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Coral Cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral Communities
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > REEF > CORAL REEF
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Provider Keywords
  • Coral Belt Survey
  • Coral Disease
  • REA
  • Rapid Ecological Assessments
  • belt transect
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/PIFSC/ESD > Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 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
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
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 > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Provider Place Names
  • NWHI
  • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
  • Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Provider Project Keywords
  • RAMP
  • Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center; Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (2019). Pacific Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program: Stratified random surveys (StRS) of coral demography and condition across the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from 2007-09-21 to 2012-08-19 (NCEI Accession 0184869). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0184869. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2019-03-01T14:15:20Z - NCEI Accession 0184869 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: CORAL (measured); Units: unitless; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: swimmer/diver; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Coral Belt version c.
  • Parameter or Variable: CORAL - COLONY SIZE (measured); Units: cm; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: swimmer/diver; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Coral Belt version c.
  • Parameter or Variable: CORAL - SPECIES IDENTIFICATION (measured); Units: unitless; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: swimmer/diver; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Coral Belt version c.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual observation
Platform
  • NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai
Last Modified: 2019-03-01T15:41:55Z
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