Coral baseline survey of Ma'alaea Harbor for light-draft vessels, Island of Maui, December 1997 - January 1998 (NODC Accession 9900025)

In 1968 the United States Congress approved funding for renovations to the existing harbor. Subsequently, a General Design Memorandum and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared in 1980 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, 1980). The project, however, did not receive funding until 1989 (Forestell and Brown, 1991). A supplemental EIS was prepared in 1994 which included additional data on algae and endangered humpback whales. This document also included the renovation plans from the 1980 EIS for enhancing existing harbor facilities, increasing the number of berths and construction of an additional breakwater fronting the harbor to reduce swell within the harbor.

This proposed modification and expansion of the harbor raised concerns about the negative impact on coral reefs in and around the harbor as well as the impact on recreational surfing sites and nearby coastline developments. Biological impacts include siltation on nearby reefs from dredging operations and physical destruction of the reef habitat during construction of the breakwater and channel entrance. All parties involved were interested in evaluating possible mitigation measures. In order to assess habitat loss and potential damage to the adjacent coral reef ecosystem it was necessary to determine the extent and structure of the coral habitat through a series of underwater surveys. This information in turn will be used to recommend type and extent of mitigation activity.
  • Cite as: Brown, Eric K; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2010). Coral baseline survey of Ma'alaea Harbor for light-draft vessels, Island of Maui, December 1997 - January 1998 (NODC Accession 9900025). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1997-12-01 to 1998-01-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 20.8
S: 20.8
E: -156.5
W: -156.5
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-19
Edition 1.1
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
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Contact info:
Agency: UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
PI: Jokiel, Dr. Paul
Address:
address: 2525 CORREA ROAD, HIG331
city: HONOLULU
state: HI
postal: 96822
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose Basic research
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Brown, Eric K; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2010). Coral baseline survey of Ma'alaea Harbor for light-draft vessels, Island of Maui, December 1997 - January 1998 (NODC Accession 9900025). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
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
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Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
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  • Cite as: Brown, Eric K; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2010). Coral baseline survey of Ma'alaea Harbor for light-draft vessels, Island of Maui, December 1997 - January 1998 (NODC Accession 9900025). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-19T00:38:45 - NCEI Accession 9900025 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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  • photograph
Platform
  • SWIMMER/DIVER
  • VARIOUS SMALL VESSELS
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