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Last Updated: 10/10/07

Data Themes:

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Bathymetry

Basic Hydrography

Surface Sediments and Subaqueous Soils

Sediment Contaminant Inventory

Hydro-geologic Framework

Water Chemistry

Submerged Habitats

Political Boundaries

EPA and Other Regional Datasets

Miscellaneous

This page contains a listing of data related to submerged resources at 10 coastal National Park Service Units in the Northeast Region (ACAD, ASIS, BOHA, CACO, COLO, GATE, GEWA, FIIS, SAHI, SAIR). This project was a collaborative effort between the National Park Service, the Field Technical Support Center for GIS at URI, and USGS. The purpose of this project was to provide the necessary geospatial support, including information and data mining, for the development of the Northeast Region marine resources inventory and mapping study plan. This document contains a listing of data and related documents acquired throughout this project. Data are organized by theme.

The "Park" column lists the park(s) to which the data refer; All indicates the data extent covers the Northeast Region. The "Type" column refers to the current form of the data. Raster and Vector types denote data in GIS format. Excel, Report, and PDF types denote non-GIS data which may or may be convertible to GIS. Website denotes a source of online data. All data cataloged below other than those labeled Website, can be obtained from the FTSC at URI. The "Link" column provides access to online data, source agency, or additional information.

Bathymetry


Park Name Type Description Link
ALL Blended Coastal Bathymetry Raster A blended bathymetric dataset for the Coastal U.S. Waters.  3-arc second (~90m) data obtained from the NGDC Coastal Relief Model (GEODAS) was merged with the NGDC ETOPO2 data to fill in where gaps existed in the 90m data.

NOAA National Geophysical Data Center

ASIS VA Nearshore Seismic and Sidescan Sonar Lines PDF A set of 28 PDF plates depicting seismic and sidescan sonar lines from the nearshore area of southern Assateague Island (in the Virginia section). They were collected by David Krantz and Douglas Levin. There is a graphic in the upper-left corner of each document showing the area included in each pdf.
ASIS Interpolated Grid of Maryland's Coastal Bay Bathymetry, based on 2000 and 2003 Bathymetry Survey Raster This data set contains an interpolated grid data based on a TIN created from point data which represent individual soundings from hydrographic surveys collected in Coastal bays in 2000 and 2003. Depths are adjusted for tidal stage and referenced to NAVD88 datum. See point dataset for more details
ASIS Maryland Coastal Bay Bathymetry Survey Points Vector This data set contains point data that represents individual soundings from hydrographic surveys collected in Coastal bays in 2000 and 2003. Depths are adjusted for tidal stage and referenced to NAVD88 datum. Description of methods for collecting the hydrographic surveys and data reduction are included in final reports submitted to the Fisheries Service, Md. Dept. of Natural Resources and to CZM, DNR, respectively: Wells, D.V., and Ortt, R., Jr., 2001, Bathymetric Survey of Assawoman Bay, St. Martin River, Sinepuxent Bay and Newport Bay; Coastal and Estuarine Geology File Report No. 01-2, Maryland Geological Survey, 24, with Appendices. Wells, D.V., Ortt, R.A., VanRyswick, S., Conkwright, R.D., and Offerman, K.A., 2004, Bathymetric Survey of the Maryland portion of Chincoteague Bay, Maryland Geological Survey, Coastal and Estuarine Geology Program, File Report 04-04, 17 pp, with Appendices. Isle of Wight data was not included in above citations, but were collected in 2003.
ASIS Bay Contours from 1964-1966 for Sinepuxent Bay Vector Dataset is from 1964-1966 and depicts the Bay waters for the MD portion of Assateague known as Sinepuxent Bay. These data (baydepths.shp and baycontours.shp) were saved into the current version of the ASIS Electronic Library in January of 2007. At this time, any source or accuracy information could not be found, except for what is included in the metadata.
ASIS Bay Depths (points) from 1964-1966 for Sinepuxent Bay Vector Dataset is from 1964-1966 and depicts the Bay waters for the MD portion of Assateague known as Sinepuxent Bay. These data (baydepths.shp and baycontours.shp) were saved into the current version of the ASIS Electronic Library in January of 2007. At this time, any source or accuracy information could not be found, except for what is included in the metadata.
ASIS Ocean City Inlet Tidal Delta Bathymetry Grid Raster As part of the Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) North End Restoration Project, sediment is being dredged from the Ocean City tidal delta complex, and deposited in the near shore of Assateague Island. These bathymetry grid datasets are a result of bathymetery measurements taken by the US Army Corps of Engineers, then interpolated to form a grid that can be easily used by researchers and managers working on this project. These bathymetry datasets are collected before and after each dredge event. Datasets cover various extents of the Inlet and are dated Jan, April, Sept, Dec 2004; March, May, Aug, Dec 2005; March, Sept 2006. Datasets covering the largest extents are Jan 2004 and Aug 2005.
BOHA Channels Vector Channels digitized from NOAA Nautical Charts, Shows major dredged channels
COLO, GEWA Bathymetric one meter contour interval for the CB mainstem Vector This dataset contains bathymetric one meter low water contours for the mainstem Chesapeake Bay. The contour were generated by ArcInfo using surveys from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hydrographic Survey Data CD-ROM. The one meter low water contours were generated by interpolating the Hydrographic surveys (~3.5 million soundings) and generating contours.
COLO Bathymetry for Goodwin and Catlett Islands, York River, VA0 Raster Two bathymetry datasets, one for Catlett Island and one for Goodwin Island. Two bathymetry datasets, one for Catlett Island and one for Goodwin Island. In April 2004, researchers from the Virginia Institute 0of Marine Science (VIMS) conducted swath bathymetry and side scan sonar surveys at Catlett and Goodwin Islands. These data sets will be used in conjunction with the sediment grab sample and sediment profile image data from joint benthic mapping project (completed by VIMS and the NOAA Coastal Services Center). Acoustic, grab, and SPI information (collected in 2002, 2003, and 2004) will be used to characterize benthic habitats by Catlett and Goodwin Islands on the York River, and to examine relationships between animal communities and sediment characteristics.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

york.htm

COLO Side Scan Sonar Imagery for Goodwin and Catlett Islands, York River, VA JPEG Two side scan sonar datasets, one for Catlett Island and one for Goodwin Island. Two bathymetry datasets, one for Catlett Island and one for Goodwin Island. In April 2004, researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) conducted swath bathymetry and side scan sonar surveys at Catlett and Goodwin Islands. These data sets will be used in conjunction with the sediment grab sample and sediment profile image data from joint benthic mapping project (completed by VIMS and the NOAA Coastal Services Center). Acoustic, grab, and SPI information (collected in 2002, 2003, and 2004) will be used to characterize benthic habitats by Catlett and Goodwin Islands on the York River, and to examine relationships between animal communities and sediment characteristics.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

york.htm

FIIS Great South Bay Bathymetry Raster High resolution Bathymetry Data of Great South Bay from NOAA
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Basic Hydrography : Wave Climate (height, direction, periodicity), Tide Characteristics (range, phase), Circulation (currents)


Park Name Type Description Link
ALL NOAA Wavewatch III Website Service provided by NOAA, provides Wave Heights, Peak Periods, and winds speeds

NOAA Wavewatch III

ALL National Weather Service Buoy Observation Data - Real Time and Historical Website Measurements of water temp, air temp, tides, wave height, wind speed and direction, and other observations. Bouy location map is available here: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/hmd.shtml NOAA National Data Buoy Center
ALL Historical Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Tracks, 1851-2006 Vector Tropical storm and hurricane tracks in the Atlantic with date, name, wind speed, and other weather data

http://maps.csc.noaa.gov/

hurricanes/download.html

ASIS Weather Monitoring Data Report ASIS monitors precipitation, wind speed, temperature, and other weather data at two stations: Park Headquarters and the RAWS station in the middle of the Island. These data are compiled in Access databases, Excel files, and annual reports. There is a map of the stations in the Weather Monitoring Handbook. Since there are only two stations, it may not be worthwhile to convert these data to GIS format.
ASIS Locations of tide gauges in bays west of ASIS Vector Locations of tide gauges in the bays west of ASIS, managed by NPS resoure management staff. Gauges record temperature, salinity, pH, dissolved O2, and either chlorophyll or turbidity.
ASIS Locations of channel markers in bays west of ASIS Vector Locations of channel markers placed by the Coast Guard. This appears to have been created to support personal watercraft management. These markers are used to update and develop NOAA's nautical charts
ASIS Tax ditches in Worcester and Wicomico Counties Vector Locations of tax ditches in Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico Counties. Developed by the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC) and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. http://www.esrgc.org/tditches.htm
ASIS Public Drainage Associations in Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico Counties Vector Areas affected by the tax ditches in the Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. Developed by the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC) and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. http://www.esrgc.org/tditches.htm
ASIS ASIS Waterbodies Vector Locations of waterbodies in and around ASIS.
ASIS Locations of freshwater ponds on Assateague Island National Seashore Vector The purpose of this data set is to depict locations of freshwater ponds on Assateague Island National Seashore for wildlife management and general mapping.
ASIS Locations of permanent survey stations used to monitor the water level of freshwater lakes on Assateague Island National Seashore Vector In the summer of 2003, NRM Personnel and cooperators installed and surveyed-in survey markers (steel pipe, survey nails), and water level Staff Gauges at freshwater pond sites in the study area of ASIS Maryland using a total station and traditional surveying methods. These data are the positions of permanent monitoring stations (Staff Gauges), from which pond water level will be tracked, and of permanent survey markers, or 'benchmarks', from which future measurements and calibrations can be staged.
ASIS Groundwater Resources on ASIS PDF PDF copies of published journal articles about groundwater resources on ASIS.
COLO VIMSWAVE - VA Inst. Marine Science Directional Wave Data Website Wave data collected at 3 buoys in the lower Chesapeake Bay; old, but VIMS says these are the only such data available

http://www.vims.edu/physical/

research/VIMSWAVE/

VIMSWAVE.htm

FIIS, GATE, SAHI Area Hydrography (polygons) Vector A vector file of polygon hydrography features such as lakes, ponds, reservoirs, major rivers, streams, canals, etc. in New York State, created as part of the Accident Location Information System (ALIS) project. ALIS is a multi-agency project involving the NYS Office of Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC), the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT).

http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/

gisdata/inventories/

details.cfm?DSID=928

FIIS, GATE, SAHI Linear Hydrography Vector A vector file of linear hydrography features such as minor rivers, streams, canals, etc. in New York State, created as part of the Accident Location Information System (ALIS) project. ALIS is a multi-agency project involving the NYS Office of Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC), the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT).

http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/

gisdata/inventories/

details.cfm?DSID=928

SAHI NPS Water Resources Division River Reach File (RF3) Hydrography Vector This data set contains small-scale base GIS data layers compiled by the National Park Service Servicewide Inventory and Monitoring Program and Water Resources Division for use in a Baseline Water Quality Data Inventory and Analysis Report that was prepared for the park. The report presents the results of surface water quality data retrievals for the park from six of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) national databases: (1) Storage and Retrieval (STORET) water quality database management system; (2) River Reach File (RF3) Hydrography; (3) Industrial Facilities Discharges; (4) Drinking Water Supplies; (5) Water Gages; and (6) Water Impoundments. The small-scale GIS data layers were used to prepare the maps included in the report that depict the locations of water quality monitoring stations, industrial discharges, drinking intakes, water gages, and water impoundments. The data layers included in the maps (and this dataset) vary depending on availability, but generally include roads, hydrography, political boundaries, USGS 7.5' minute quadrangle outlines, hydrologic units, trails, and others as appropriate. The scales of each layer vary depending on data source but are generally 1:100,000.
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Surface Sediments and Subaqueous Soils: Grain size, Organic/Inorganic


Park Name Type Description Link
ALL CONMAPSG: Continental Margin Mapping (CONMAP) sediments grainsize distribution for the United States East Coast Continental Margin Vector

Starting in 1962, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) began a joint program to study the marine geology of the continental margin off the Atlantic coast of the United States. As part of this program and numerous subsequent projects, thousands of sediment samples were collected and analyzed for particle size. The sediment map of the Continental Margin Mapping Program (CONMAP) series is a compilation of grain-size data produced in the sedimentation laboratory of the Woods Hole Science Center (WHSC) of the Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and from both published and unpublished studies. The purpose of the CONMAPSG sediment layer is to show the sediment grain size distributions. The maps depicted in this series are old and do not accurately depict small-scale sediment distributions or sea-floor variability. This data layer is supplied primarily as a gross overview and to show general textural trends. For a map of the data, click here.

USGS Surficial Sediment Data

ALL ECSTDB2005 - USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database (2005) Vector

This sediment database contains location, description, and texture of samples taken by numerous marine sampling programs. Most of the samples are from the Atlantic Continental Margin of the United States, but some are from as diverse locations as Lake Baikal, Russia, the Hawaiian Islands region, Puerto Rico, the Gulf of Mexico, and Lake Michigan. The database presently contains data for over 23,000 samples, which includes texture data for approximately 3800 samples taken or analyzed by the Atlantic Continental Margin Program, a joint U.S. Geological Survey/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution project conducted from 1962 to 1970. For a map of U.S. East Coast sample sites, click here.

USGS Surficial Sediment Data

ACAD Maine Intercontinental Shelf Sediment Data Vector

Between 1984 and 1991, over 1,700 bottom sample stations were occupied in the northwestern Gulf of Maine. Although the data were originally collected for a variety of research projects, contracts, and graduate student theses, they were eventually compiled as part of a Maine Geological Survey and University of Maine program to map the inner continental shelf of this region. The purpose of this data layer is to make available a subset of a data set produced by the Maine Geological Survey and the University of Maine. This subset contains information for those samples with raw grain size data, and which are located on the inner continental shelf from the northwestern Gulf of Maine. Data were published online by Lawrence J. Poppe of USGS. For a map of sample sites, click here.

USGS Surficial Sediment Data from Gulf of Maine

ACAD, BOHA, CACO USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database Vector

This database contains location, description, and texture of samples taken by numerous marine sampling programs of the Coastal and Marine Geology Program. The database presently contains data for over 21,000 samples, which includes texture data for approximately 3800 samples taken or analyzed by the Atlantic Continental Margin Program, a joint U. S. Geological Survey/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution project conducted from 1962 to 1970. The surficial sediment information provided in this data layer have been clipped from this source database. Data are limited to those samples processed by the USGS sediment laboratory at the Woods Hole Science Center and are from off the northeastern United States. Data were published online by Lawrence J. Poppe of USGS. For a map of sample sites, click here.

USGS Surficial Sediment Data from Gulf of Maine

ASIS EPA DE/MD Coastal Bays Station Locations Vector The objective of the Coastal Bays Joint Assessment was to assess the ecological condition of the Delaware and Maryland coastal bays, compare the current ecological condition of the bays with their historical condition and to evaluate indicators and sampling design elements that can be used to direct future monitoring activities in the system. Data collected include water quality, sediment grain size, organic matter, chlorophyll, and contaminants, benthic macro invertebrate abundance and biomass, and demersal fish abundance.

http://oaspub.epa.gov/

coastal/coast.search

ASIS Maryland Coastal Bays Sediment Mapping Project: Sediment Cores Vector This data set contains location, textural, and chemical parameters for 346 sediment samples from 32 cores collected in Maryland's Coastal Bays. The location parameters include UTM zone 18 North coordinates, as well as Maryland State Plane Grid (in meters), and latitude and longitude for sediment sample locations. Textural parameters include percent by weight of water, sand, silt, clay and gravel size components, and cumulative weight percentages for quarter phi size class between -1 phi and 4 phi, phi values for 5, 16, 50, 84, and 95 cumulative percentiles. Chemical parameters include total nitrogen, total carbon, organic carbon, reactive carbon, total phosphorus, and total sulfur contents and concentrations for nine metals: cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, nickel, and zinc. The set also includes monosulfide speciation data and Lead-210 activity values (for sedimentation rates).

NPS Data Store

ASIS Maryland Coastal Bays Sediment Mapping Project: RSA Sediment Size Data Vector This data set contains location and textural parameters for 411 surface sediment samples collected in Maryland's Coastal Bays. The location parameters include UTM zone 18 North coordinates, as well as Maryland State Plane Grid (in meters), and latitude and longitude for sediment sample locations. Textural parameters from the Rapid Sediment Analysis (RSA) include cumulative weight percentages for quarter phi size class between -1 phi and 4 phi, phi values for 5, 16, 50, 84, and 95 cumulative percentiles, Folk graphic mean and sorting (standard deviation) for sediments consisting of greater than 75 percent sand. NPS Data Store
ASIS SSURGO Databases for Accomack County, VA and Worcester County, MD Vector SSURGO depicts information about the kinds and distribution of soils on the landscape. The soil map and data used in the SSURGO product were prepared by soil scientists as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey.
BOHA Sediments of Boston Harbor Vector

A study was made of the composition, grain-size distribution, and organic content of grab samples collected from Boston Harbor. This dataset is a digital version of the grain-size data released in the publication Mencher et al. (1968), Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 38(1):79-86. Data were published online by Lawrence J. Poppe of USGS. For a map of sample sites, click here.

USGS Surficial Sediment Data from Gulf of Maine

BOHA, CACO Massachusetts Water Resources Administration Sediment Data Vector

The samples in this dataset were collected and analyzed under the direction of the Massachusetts Water Resources Administration. The data were generated to study the effects of the Boston sewage outflow. Data were previously incorporated into the USGS's Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database. The purpose of this data layer is to release a digital version of the data published in Blake et al. (1993), Coats et al. (1994), Coats (1995), and Kropp and Diaz (1995) for interpretation of textural distributions. Data were published online by Lawrence J. Poppe of USGS. For a map of sample sites, click here.

USGS Surficial Sediment Data from Gulf of Maine

CACO Digital Mapping and Characterization of Intertidal Habitats in Wellfleet Harbor, Nauset Marsh, and Hatches Harbor, Cape Cod National Seashore Vector This project was conducted by Mike Bradley at the University of Rhode Island. The products include the final report, an Excel file of sediment characteristics (grain size, organic content), a shapefile of sediment sampling locations, and an mxd document that contains an ortho of the Cape, a shapefile of the intertidal habitats, and a shapefile of photo locations hyperlinked to the photos.
COLO Sediment Characteristics for Goodwin and Catlett Islands, York River, VA Vector Sediment grab samples were analyzed for grain size and organic content to compare with sediment profile images. Three datasets were created, one for each year from 2002-2004.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/benthic/

data/northeast/york.htm

COLO, GEWA Chesapeake Bay Bottom Sediments Vector Dataset represents classified bottom sediments of the Chesapeake Bay. This map presents data obtained from the collected Bay sediments, a project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and performed by the Maryland Geological Survey(MGS) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS).
FIIS SSURGO Soils Vector Detailed Soil survey, shows Tidal Marsh areas

http://www.ncgc.nrcs.usda.gov/

products/datasets/ssurgo/

GATE Sediment Characteristics for Upper Bay of NY/NJ Harbor Vector Sediment grab samples were analyzed for grain size and organic content to compare with sediment profile images. Two datasets were created, one for 1994 and one for 1995

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/benthic/

data/northeast/nynj.htm

GATE Sediment Characteristics for Lower Bay of NY/NJ Harbor Vector Sediment grab samples were analyzed for grain size and organic content to compare with sediment profile images. Two datasets were created, one for 1994 and one for 1995

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/benthic/

data/northeast/nynj.htm

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Sediment Contaminant Inventory: Distribution, Contaminant Level, metals, PAH, PCB


Park Name Type Description Link
ACAD, BOHA, CACO Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database Vector

The purpose of this data layer is to release a subset of the Gulf of Maine Contaminated Sediments Database that can be used to interpret surficial sediment distribution off the northeastern U.S. This product is the result of a collaborative effort of principal investigators from the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of New Hampshire, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, the University of Massachusetts, and active participation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other federal and state agencies. Data were published online by Lawrence J. Poppe of USGS. For a map of sample sites, click here.

USGS Surficial Sediment Data from Gulf of Maine

ASIS Maryland Coastal Bays Sediment Mapping Project: Surficial Sediment Vector This data set contains location, textural, and chemical parameters for 988 surficial sediment samples collected in Maryland's Coastal Bays. The location parameters include UTM zone 18 North coordinates, as well as Maryland State Plane Grid (in meters), and latitude and longitude for sediment sample locations. Textural parameters include percent by weight of water, sand, silt, clay and gravel size components. Chemical parameters include total nitrogen, total carbon, organic carbon, reactive carbon, total phosphorus, and total sulfur contents and concentrations for nine metals: cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, nickel, and zinc. NPS Data Store
ASIS Sediment Chemistry Analyte Concentration data from EPA DE/MD Coastal Bays Program Excel The objective of the Sediment Chemistry data set is to present the results of analyses conducted on a surficial sediment homogenate. The organic and inorganic compound concentrations measured included: 15 major and trace elements, 24 individual Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds, the pesticide DDT and its metabolites, 9 pesticides other than DDT, 18 individual Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) congeners, and tri-butyltin (MBT, DBT, TBT), Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and acid volatile sulfides (AVS). This suite of analytes is the same as that measured in NOAA's National Status and Trends (NS&T) program. Concentrations of all analytes are reported on a dry weight basis. EPA Coastal Data Search
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Hydro-geologic Framework: Geology, Subsurface Geology


Park Name Type Description Link
ASIS Non-energy resources and shallow geological framework of the inner continental margin off Ocean City, Maryland Report A report by Darlene V. Wells, Maryland Geological Survey (MGS). As part of the seventh year of the Minerals Management Service - Association of American State Geologists Continental Margin Program, MGS examined over 300 kilometers of high resolution seismic profile records and lithological logs and textural data from 162 vibracores to further delineate the shallow geologic framework of Maryland's inner continental shelf. The seismic profiles and vibracores were originally collected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) to locate and assess beach fill borrow areas for the Ocean City Beach Replenishment Project. The textural data from sediment samples taken from the vibracores show that the shallow shelf sediments consist primarily of medium to fine sand. Gravel is not a major component. Sediments become coarser in the northerly and offshore direction.
ASIS Potential offshore sand resoures in southern Maryland shoal fields Report A report by Robert Conkwright and Rebecca Gast, Maryland Geological Survey. Extensive beach restoration projects on the Maryland coast are placing increased pressure on known offshore sand resources within State waters. A shoal field in waters off Assateague Island, containing eight linear shoals, was examined for potential sand resources. This field, designated Shoal Field III, is located approximately ¾ of a nautical mile off Assateague Island, and extends eastward 14 miles. Seismic surveys and vibracore samples were used to estimate the quality and quantity of sediments contained within the shoals.
ASIS Offshore sand resoures in central Maryland shoal fields Report A report by Robert Conkwright and Christopher Williams, Maryland Geological Survey. Extensive beach restoration projects on the Maryland coast are placing increased pressure on known offshore sand resources within State waters. A shoal field in waters off Assateague Island, MD was sampled for potential sand resources. This field, designated Shoal Field II, is located approximately 6 kilometers off Assateague Island. Vibracore samples were used to estimate the quality and quantity of sediments contained in five shoals.
ASIS ASIS Geologic Resource Management Issues Scoping Summary Report A Geologic Resource Evaluation scoping meeting for Assateague Island National Seashore took place in Berlin, Maryland on July 26-28, 2005. A field trip highlighting the dynamic coastal processes at the seashore followed the roundtable discussion. This report briefly describes the general geology of Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS), including a geologic history of the park, geologic resource management issues in the park, and the status of Geologic Resource Evaluation (GRE) digital geologic mapping projects related to the park.
ASIS Overwash of North End of ASIS, March 2004 Vector Assateague Island is a barrier island subject to forces that dynamically alter the physical and biotic properties of the island. Winter storms are a major driver of change, causing shoreline erosion and often shaping interior island characteristics through overwash events. A small storm on March 10-11, 2004 caused the island to be overwashed in several locations. This dataset maps the extent of 6 of the overwash fans on the North End of the island. These areas were collected through a GPS on March 11, 2004 by walking the perimeter of the wet sand.
ASIS Overwash produced by TS Ernesto (1-2) September 2006) on the North End of Assateague Island Vector Tropical Storm Ernesto impacted Assateague Island on 1-2 September and the island overwashed in several locations. This dataset contains elevations of overwash areas on the northend of Assateague Island shortly after Ernesto passed. Horizontal and vertical position was determined with a Trimble 5700 RTK GPS total station on 7 September 2006.
ASIS Overwash produced by high tides and storms on the North End of Assateague Island, November 2006 Vector A storm passed through the area on 12 November, and coupled with high tides overwash occured at several locations including across the constructed storm berm. This dataset contains elevations of overwash areas on the northend of Assateague Island shortly after the storm and high tides passed. Horizontal and vertical position was determined with a Trimble 5700 RTK GPS total station on 11 November 2006.
ASIS Overwash produced by Thanksgiving nor'easter (22-23 Nov 2006) on the North End of Assateague Island Vector A nor'easter over the Thanksgiving holiday (22-23 November) produced strong wind and waves which caused overwash along the island. Several areas overwashed across the constructed storm berm. This dataset contains elevations of overwash areas on the northend of Assateague Island shortly after this storm passed. All overwash areas on the constructed berm were surveyed. Horizontal and vertical position was determined with a Trimble 5700 RTK GPS total station on 7 September 2006.
ASIS Erosion, Overwash, and Storm Response Resources PDF 8 published articles and reports related to coastal sediment processes on ASIS and other barrier beach systems.
ASIS Berm Alteration Resources Report Resources related to the berm constructed in 1998 at the north end of the island to mitigate storm impacts. Documents include reports, PowerPoint presentations, and the 2004 Year-in-review website.

NPS Year In Review 2004

ASIS Elevation Surveys of the ASIS North End Constructed Berm Notches Vector A constructed berm was installed on the north end of Assateague in 1998 to mitigate storm impacts. In 2002, the berm was reguilt, and in January 2005, notches were created in an attempt to re-introduce natural overwash prcesses. These notches were monitored every month except for Poping Plover nesting season. Point datasets were created for pre-notch Jan and for post-notch Jan, Feb, Mar, April, Sept, and Dec.
ASIS Documentation of North End Restoration Report The ASIS database contains extensive documentation of the construction process and monitoring of the berm alteration in 2002. This section of the database includes reports, CAD files, and aerial photos, in addition to GIS datasets.

NPS Year In Review 2003

ASIS Sediment By-Passing Events Related to the Assteague Island NS North End Restoration project Vector As part of the ASIS North End Restoration Project, sediment is being dredged from the Ocean City tidal delta complex, and deposited in the near shore of Assateague Island. The dredging is performed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredge boat Currituck, which is a split-hull hopper dredge. GPS point locations are recorded when the hull opens and deposits sediment (labeled as 'Placement' in the 'Event' attribute) and also when sediment samples are collected during borrow events (labeled as 'Dredge Sample' in the 'Event' attribute.) These datasets provide the locations of dredge events that were conducted aboard the USACE vessel Currituck from Jan-March 2004, Oct-Nov 2004, March-April 2005, Sept-Nov 2005, and March 2006. Also included with these point datasets is a polygon dataset showing areas of dredging and placement.
ASIS US ACE Nearshore Profile of the North End of Assateague Island Vector In association with the North End Restoration project, the USACE collected topographic profiles on the northernmost 13 km of Assateague Island. A sled survey collected elevations from the upper beach to the depth of closure along transects spaced at 0.25 km intervals. Data were collected in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007. Prior permission must be granted from Gregory Bass of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, before this data is distributed.
ASIS Geomorphological Monitoring Reports Report The Geomorphological Monitoring Program initiated in 1995 was continued at Assateague Island National Seashore through 2004. Surface elevations were recorded along beach profile transects in spring and fall using a total station and traditional surveying methods. Shoreline position surveys were conducted in spring and fall using differential Global Positioning System technology. All survey data were processed and compiled into representative graphics to illustrate geomorphological changes occurring on Assateague Island over the years. Additional data collected some years include LiDAR and aerial photos.
ASIS Shorelines for Geomorphological Monitoring Vector Shoreline position recorded as part of Geomorphological Monitoring Program at ASIS from 1994 through 2007. Data were collected multiple times each year, and each collection is recorded in a separate shapefile. A single shapefile containing all shorelines from Dec 1994-Dec 2006 also exists.
ASIS Micellaneous Historical Shorelines Vector Shorelines of ASIS and nearby towns and water bodies from various years (circa 1850, 1908, 1929, 1933, 1942, 1962, 1980, 1980, 1998, 2000, 2002, and other years). Shoreline segments for Assaqoman Bay, Berlin, Boxiron, Dividing Creek, Girdletree, Ocean City, Selbyville, Snow Hill, Tingles Island, and Whittington Point are available, as well as for ASIS.
ASIS 2003 Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware Costal Bays Shoreline Vector This data set contains vector shorelines for DE, MD, and VA coastal bays: Little Assawoman Bay, Assawoman Bay, Isle of Wight Bay, St. Martin River, Sinepuxent Bay, Newport Bay, and Chincoteague Bay. Shoreline vectors were digitized from aerial photography taken in multiple years. The Delaware shoreline was digitized on-screen from the DOQQs (Assawoman Quad) compiled from color infrared photography flown on April 12, 1989, by the National Aerial Photography Program (NAPP). The Maryland shoreline was originally extracted from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources wetland delineation maps, which were digitized from digital orthoquarter quads (DOQQs) compiled from color infrared photography flown on April 12, 1989, by the National Aerial Photography Program (NAPP). The shoreline was further modified to account for some shoreline changes that occurred between 1989 and 2000/2003. The Virginia portion of Chincoteague Bay shoreline was obtained from VIMS.
ASIS Topographic Profiles Vector Cross-island profiles were collected during spring and fall 2004, 2005, 2006, and Spring 2007, continuing transect monitoring begun in 1995. Elevations are collected every 10m and at all significant elevation changes along transects that run at a 291/111 degree azimuth. Elevations were collected using a Trimble 5700 GPS total station and referenced to the NAVD88 datum. These data are used to monitor and understand the dynamics of barrier islands and their associated dune complexes. Also included with these data are reports, SOPs, images, and Access databases of the data.
ASIS GPS and NPS Monuments for Topographic Profiles Vector In 1995, Assateague Island NS initiated a long-term program to begin monitoring key aspects of island geomorphology. One of the goals of this program was the documentation of cross-island beach profile elevations on a biannual basis in order to describe and evaluate trends in island topographic relief and storm-driven change. For this purpose a profile network baseline was established by Taylor, Wisemann and Taylor in 1993, and expanded by NPS personnel in 1995. Individual profile lines were numbered in consecutive order from north to south and prefaced in text by GPS or NPS, denoting whether the baseline monument was established by Taylor, Wisemann, Taylor, or NPS, respectively. Spacing between GPS monuments is 2.0 Km, with NPS monuments located approximately midway between GPS monuments. The result is a profile line density of 1 Km along the northern 10 Km of Assateague Island (commonly referred to as the "North End"), and a 2 Km density for the remainder of the island. This file marks the location of the GPS and NPS monuments.
ASIS Ocean City Inlet Jetty Vector Digitized polygon of the jetty at the inlet created at the North End of ASIS by a hurricane in late August 1933. Other documentation and data related to the Jetty include a US ACE report from 1994 and aerial photos of the Ocean City Inlet from 1933 to 2000.
ASIS Rehabilitation of the South Jetty, Ocean City, Maryland Report US Army Corps of Engineers Technical Report CERC-94-6. Discusses the creation of the Ocean City Inlet in 1933, maintenance of the Inlet and jetties, and impacts on Assateague Island. Other documentation and data related to the Inlet include a shapefile of the jetty on Assateague Island and aerial photos of the Ocean City Inlet from 1933 to 2000.
ASIS Dune Management Documentation Report Documentation and SOPs related to dune management, beach grass planting, and dune fence and cable management. There are no GIS data associated with these documents
ASIS Coastal Vulnerability Assessment of Assateague Island National Seashore to Sea-Level Rise Report A coastal vulnerability index (CVI) was used to map relative vulnerability of the coast to future sea-level rise within Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) in Maryland and Virginia. The CVI ranks the following in terms of their physical contribution to sea-level rise-related coastal change: geomorphology, regional coastal slope, rate of relative sea-level rise, shoreline change rates, mean tidal range and mean wave height. Rankings for each variable were combined and an index value calculated for 1-minute grid cells covering the park. The areas within Assateague that are likely to be most vulnerable to sea-level rise are those with the highest occurrence of overwash and the highest rates of shoreline change.

http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov

/project-pages/nps-cvi/

ASIS Potential Impacts of Sea Level Rise on the Beach at Ocean City, Maryland Report US EPA report examining the potential implications of sea level rise for efforts to control erosion of the beach at Ocean City, Maryland. 3 scenarios are examined: 1ft per century, 2 1/3 ft per century (aa in by 2025), and 4.5 ft per century (15 in by 2025).
ASIS Map of potential impacts of sea level rise on ASIS PDF Sea Level Rise Predictions for the year 2100, this map shows areas of the Virginia section of ASIS that would be underwater given 30cm, 60 cm, or 90 cm rise by the year 2100.
GATE Historical Shorelines - Sandy Hook Vector Historical shorelines for Sandy Hook are available selected years between for 1835 to 1998
GATE Shoreline Monitoring - Staten Island Vector Monitoring of South Shore of Staten Island
GATE New Jersey DEP Shoreline Structures Vector Shoreline protection structures along the NJ coast and within the NJ Coastal Areas Facilities Review Act zone. Strucutres include jetties, groins, revetments, sea walls, and breakwaters, NJDEP GIS Digital Data Download
GEWA Seawall at GEWA Vector Seawall construction along the Potomac River at George Washington Birthplace NM as it existed in 2003.
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Water Chemistry: Water quality, Temperature, Salinity, Chlorophyll, Pathogens


Park Name Type Description Link
ALL NOAA NMFS Water Column Properties Data Website surface and bottom temperature data for offshore waters, NC to ME; can be viewed in an IMS or downloaded as spreadsheet or ASCII text files

http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/

epd/ocean/MainPage

ALL USGS Water Data for the Nation Website Real-Time surface and ground water data from across the country, as well as water quality, sediment, and biological sample data. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis
ACAD eMOLT - Environmental Monitoring on Lobster Traps Website water quality measurements taken by attaching monitors to lobster traps - covers coastal Maine and Massachusetts http://www.emolt.org/
ACAD Molluscan Water Quality Monitoring Points Vector Point locations used for mullscan shellfish growing areas in Maine with pollution classifications. Samples are analyzed for fecal coliform contamination; contamination data are stored in a separate database. Maine Office of GIS
ACAD Mount Desert Island Water Quality Coalition Phytoplankton Database Website MDI Water Quality Coalition collects data on phytoplankton species around Mount Desert Island, focusing ont he detection of toxic species. Data appear to be downloadable from their website, but a login from MDIWQC is required. This is student-collected data and the reliability of the data may be questionable. But it appears that they collect phytoplankton samples on a regular basis. This group is part of the Maine Phytoplankton Monitoring Program, http://www.umaine.edu/umext/ssteward/phyto.htm

http://www.mdiwqc.org/

phyto/welcome.htm

ACAD Maine Outstanding Resource Waters Website This is a report from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection describing Outstanding Resource Waters in the State of Maine. There are no data with this document, but the spatial extent of the water bodies is described.

http://www.maine.gov/dmr/

aquaculture/water_

classification_program.htm

ACAD, ASIS, CACO, COLO, GATE, GEWA, SAHI NPS Baseline Water Quality Data Inventory and Analysis Report The NPS Water Resources Division and Servicewide Inventory and Monitoring Program conducted baseline water quality data inventroy and anlysis of surface waters in the parks. The dates of these reports are as follows ACAD, COLO - 1994; ASIS, CACO - 1995; GATE, GEWA - 1997, SAHI - 1998. The reports were produced using data compiled from the EPA's water quality data (STORET, River Reach File, Industrial Facilities Discharge, Drinking Water Supplies, and Stream Gages). NPS Water Quality Reports
ASIS State of Maryland Coastal Bays Report PDF This report was produced by MD DNR, MD Chesapeake Bay Program, and the UMCES Integration and Application Network. It contains no downloadable GIS data, but is a very thorough report with great maps and graphics. This is a great water quality resource, and uses GIS data, even though the data aren't downloadable.

http://ian.umces.edu/

pdfs/mcb.pdf

ASIS Bay Water Quality Monitoring Site Locations in the Coastal Bays Vector This data set contains the locations of water monitoring sites located in the bays west of Assateague Island National Seashore. These sites are checked monthly to monitor the water quality. Water quality monitoring data is stored in a database called Bay_Water.mdb
ASIS Water Quality Data from EPA DE/MD Coastal Bays program Excel Water quality data were collected as part of the US EPA DE/MD Coastal Bays program. Station information, Water Quality data (turbidity, DO, TSS, nutrients, chlorophyll a, phaeophytin) and Bottom conditions (pH, salinity, temperature) are found in three separate Excel tables with associated EPA metadata.
ASIS Beach Water Sampling Sites on ASIS Vector Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS) Resource Management staff monitors ocean beaches weekly for enterococcus bacteria from early May through mid September. Also once a month, ASIS staff collects fecal coliform samples for the Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (MD DHMH). Fecal coliform sampling is performed in conjunction with the enterococcus sampling. Samples are collected from 5 sites weekly and an additional 2 sites in the State Park during monthly state fecal coliform sampling.
ASIS Beach Water Quality Reports Report Reports on monitoring of bacterial counts at ASIS
ASIS, COLO, GEWA Virginia 2006 Section 303(d)/305(b) Impaired Waters Vector This database contains 5 shapefiles: Impaired Estuaries, Impaired Lakes and Reservoirs, Impaired Rivers, National Pollution Disposal and Elimination Facilities, and Water Quality Monitoring Stations. These data accompany the 2006 305(b)/303(d) Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report, produced by the VA Dept of Environmental Quality.

http://www.deq.state.va.us/

wqa/ir2006.html

BOHA eMOLT - Environmental Monitoring on Lobster Traps Website water quality measurements taken by attaching monitors to lobster traps - covers coastal Maine and Massachusetts http://www.emolt.org/
BOHA, CACO Shellfish Stations Vector These points are used for collecting water quality, shellfish samples, marine biotoxin, note: just location, no additional data MassGIS
BOHA, CACO MWRA Environmental Quality Department Technical Reports PDF Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's Annual Reports are available online. These are not GIS data, and data is not downloadable, but the reports cover a wide range of environmental data from Boston Harbor and Massachusetts/Cape Cod Bays. Data include fish and shellfish toxicity, sediment chemistry, marine mammal observations, benthic monitoring, bacterial analyses, nutrients, and other topics related to the impacts of sewage treatment discharge in these water bodies.

MWRA Reports

CACO eMOLT - Environmental Monitoring on Lobster Traps Website water quality measurements taken by attaching monitors to lobster traps - covers coastal Maine and Massachusetts http://www.emolt.org/
COLO Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Website Measured and calculated physical and nutrient parameters collected from 1984 to the present. Data can be downloaded by water body, station, city, county, or watershed.

http://www.chesapeakebay.

net/data/index.htm

COLO Chesapeake Bay Observing Program (CBOS) Water Quality Buoy Data Website Meteorological and Hydrological data collected From Buoys in Chesapeake Bay; VIMS maintains a buoy at the mouth of the York River

http://www.vims.edu/

resources/databases.html

COLO VIMS Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Website Meteorological and Hydrological data collected every 6 minutes from stations on the VIMS campus on the York River.

http://www.vims.edu/

resources/databases.html

COLO Baseline Water Quality Data (bwqd) Vector A Baseline surface water quality survey of COLO
COLO Baseline Water Quality of Back River system, Jamestown, COLO (Paper 2) Vector Baseline water quality of Back River system on Jamestown Island. A shapefile of data collection points can be linked to an Excel file of water quality data. This dataset is part of Fishery Inventory and Baseline Water Quality of the Back River System, Jamestown Island, COLO, Virginia
COLO Baseline Water Parameters in the Tidal Environment of COLO (Paper 4) Vector A qualitative fish inventory of the Swann's Point, Kingsmill Neck and Wormley Pond by individual species (Number, Size and Range) and season captured. A shapefile of data collection points can be linked to an Excel file of water quality data. This dataset is part of A Qualitative Inventory of Fisheries Resources and Baseline Water Parameters in the Tidal Environment of the Colonial national Historical Park, Yorktown, Virginia
COLO, GEWA Alliance for Chesapeake Bay Citizen's Monitoring Program Water Quality Data Website Data collected by volunteers throughout the Bay, updated online daily

http://www.acb-online.org/

project.cfm?vid=87

FIIS, GATE, SAHI New York State 2006 Section 303(d) List of Imparied/TMDL Waters PDF Proposed Final Report of 303(d) List waters for New York State. This is not GIS data, but one could look up specific water bodies in this list and find their designation. GATE, FIIS, and SAHI all include listed Impaired water bodies.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/

chemical/31290.html

GATE New Jersey DEP 2006 Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report Vector New Jersey DEP assessment of 303(d) and 305(b) waters for 2006. This shapefile corresponds to the pdf report available on the NJ state website

http://www.state.nj.us/dep/

wms/bwqsa/integratedlist

2006Report.html

GATE New York Harbor Water Quality Survey Report The NY DEP collects water quality data in the NY/NJ Harbor region. The 2004 report describes trends in fecal coliform bacteria, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll a, and secchi transparency. These indicators are used to quantify the health of the harbor system. The report includes maps of sampling locations and figures of the data.

http://home2.nyc.gov/html/

dep/html/news/hwqs.html

GATE New Jersey STORET sampling locations Vector Station locations where water quality samples in NJDEP's NJ STORET database are collected.

http://www.state.nj.us/

dep/gis/lists.html

SAHI Friends of the Bay Water Quality Monitoring Reports PDF Friends of the Bay monitors water quality in the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Estuary, including dissolved oxygen, nitrogen, coliform bacteria, water clarity, and wildlife identification. Annual reports for the years 1999-2002 are available on their website, along with a map of their sampling locations.

http://friendsofthebay.org/

programs/programs_

01_wqm.htm

SAHI NPS Water Resources Division Water Quality Monitoring Stations Vector This data set contains small-scale base GIS data layers compiled by the National Park Service Servicewide Inventory and Monitoring Program and Water Resources Division for use in a Baseline Water Quality Data Inventory and Analysis Report that was prepared for the park. The report presents the results of surface water quality data retrievals for the park from six of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) national databases: (1) Storage and Retrieval (STORET) water quality database management system; (2) River Reach File (RF3) Hydrography; (3) Industrial Facilities Discharges; (4) Drinking Water Supplies; (5) Water Gages; and (6) Water Impoundments. The small-scale GIS data layers were used to prepare the maps included in the report that depict the locations of water quality monitoring stations, industrial discharges, drinking intakes, water gages, and water impoundments. The data layers included in the maps (and this dataset) vary depending on availability, but generally include roads, hydrography, political boundaries, USGS 7.5' minute quadrangle outlines, hydrologic units, trails, and others as appropriate. The scales of each layer vary depending on data source but are generally 1:100,000.
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Submerged Habitats: Ocean, Estuarine, Coastal, Vegetated & Unvegetated, Species distribution


ParkName Type Description Link
ALL National Wetlands Inventory Vector NWI - Data includes freshwater, estuarine, and marine wetlands. Data are downloadable from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
ALL NOAA NMFS Trawl Survey Data Website Numbers and weights of fish by species caught in offshore waters, NC to ME; can be viewed in an IMS or downloaded as spreadsheet or ASCII text files

http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/

epd/ocean/MainPage

ACAD Coastal Maine SAV Data Vector Submerged Aquatic Vegetation mapped by ME Dept of Marine Resources with NOAA CSC Coastal Change Analysis Program

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/maine.htm

ACAD Tidal Pools Vector GPSed tidepools studied by Petritis et al. Beginning in 1999 (Sea Cave Study)
ACAD Maine Eelgrass Vector Statewide eelgrass mapping project
ACAD Beginning with Habitat Report Report and data generated through cooperative effort of agencies and organizations. Beginning with Habitat is a habitat-based landscape approach to
assessing wildlife and plant conservation needs and opportunities. Datasets include water resources, riparian habitats, high value plants and animal habitats.
http://www.beginningwithhabitat.org
ACAD Shellfish Habitat Vector Shellfish habitats area along coastal Maine coded with the type of shellfish that grows in the area
ACAD Marine Worm Habitat Vector Marine Worm Habitiat areas coded with type of worms found
ASIS Exotic Plant Species Recorded on Assateague Island NS, 1999-2001 Vector This shapefile is a collection of points marking the locations of exotic vegetation currently being managed by the Resource Management division (Ailanthus altissma, Carex kobomugi, Lythrum salicaria). These data were created to accompany the report Exotic Species Management, 1999-2001.
ASIS Loggerhead Sea Turtle Data Vector 3 point shapefiles and 2 line shapefiles give the locations of nest sites, attempted nest sites, and crawl paths for loggerhead turtles on ASIS.
ASIS Assateague Island Piping Plover Nests Vector Locations of Piping Plover nests for each year between 1994 and 2006
ASIS Assateague Island North End Piping Plover Habitat Vector This data set contains ocean and bay shoreline, herbaceous vegetation, shell beds, unvegetated areas, shrubs, ponds and mudflats on the northern 9.5 kilometers of the island. The original map theme was created by walking area perimeters with a GPS unit, or by using aerial photography and creating areas such as mudflats, in approximately 1999 and 2000. In 2002, some areas were altered after estimating the vegetation changes during the spring. Data are available for 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
ASIS Assateague Island Piping Plover Brood and Chick Range Estimates Vector These data represent estimates of brood locations and ranges in 1994 and 2000
ASIS Marine Animal Strandings Report ASIS maintains data on strandings of turtles, whales, seals, and other marine animals. Data are in a variety of forms, mainly non-GIS, including pdfs, word documents, Access databases, and Excel spreadsheets. One shapefile was found for the location of a sperm whale carcass. Some strandings in the Stranded_Database have UTM coordinates associated with them.
ASIS Rare Plants Vector Locations of plants rare to the state of Maryland found on ASIS from 1998-2003.

NPS Data Store

ASIS Sea Beach Amaranth Vector 3 shapefiles representing wild Sea Beach Amaranth plants, those planted by Park staff, and the locations of buried seed bank bags on ASIS.
ASIS Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Bays Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Vector A set of 24 coverages of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay and the Coastal Bays created by VIMS. Each coverage represents one year between 1974 and 2002. Years without data are 72, 73, 75-77, 82, and 83. Data from 1974 to 1990 are compiled in the Tier 1 coverage.
ASIS Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring Pilot Project Summary, 1998-2000 Report A two-part report on SAV monitoring from 1998-2000. Part I: Applicability of Water Quality Habitat Requirements; Part II: Use of Epiphytes as Park “Vital Sign” Indicators. These reports do not include GIS data.
ASIS Seagrass Recovery in Coastal Bays PDF Article published in Aquatic Botany on seagrass recovery in the Delmarva Coastal Bays following catastrophic decline in the 1930s. Orth, R.J., M.L. Luckenbach, S.R. Marion, K.A. Moore, and D.J. Wilcox. 2006. Seagrass recovery in the Delmarva Coastal Bays, USA, Aquatic Botany. 84(1):26-36. Science Direct
ASIS Fish Data from EPA DE MD Coastal Bays Program Excel Fish abundance, composition, and length data collected by the EPA in June, July, and August 1993.
ASIS Exclosure Locations: Marsh, Dune, and Forest Vector These datasets show the locations of marsh, dune, and forest exclosures designed to restrict wild horse and deer grazing. These exclosures are part of a project to shw the impact of herbivores on the island.
ASIS NWI Wetlands Vector Worcester County, Maryland wetlands from the the National Wetlands Inventory

http://wetlandsfws.er.

usgs.gov/nwi/misc_docs/

mapcodeslegend.pdf

ASIS Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wetlands Inventory of Worcester County, MD Vector Wetlands location and classification as defined by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us

/sw_index_flash.asp

ASIS Tiger Beetle Annual Reports Report Reports on the distribution and abundance of two rare tiger beetles, Cicindela dorsalis media and Cincindela lepida, at ASIS. These species are listed as Endangered by the State of Maryland and occur only on Assateague Island. PDF or JPEG maps of sampling locations accompany the 2002, 2004 and 2005 reports.
ASIS North End Vegetation Monitoring Data and Reports Report Data and reports related to vegetation monitoring associated with restoration of the berm at the North End of Assateague Island.
ASIS Mosquito Monitoring Data and Reports Excel Mosquito species and abundances were monitored at three locations: North Beach, Tingles Island, and Green Run. These data include monitoring for EEE and West Nile Virus.
ASIS, BOHA, CACO, COLO, GATE, GEWA Ecological Sensitivity Index Vector Shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources, characterized according to sensitivity to spilled oil; data provided by NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration. Data are organized by state or by small groups of states. Park units covered are BOHA, CACO, GATE, GEWA, COLO, and the Virginia portion of ASIS.

http://response.restoration.

noaa.gov/index.php#3

ASIS, COLO, GEWA Chesapeake Bay Tier I Coverage Vector The Tier I coverage represents the first tier of the three-tiered strategy that has been adopted to evaluate Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts
BOHA 1998 MassGIS Wetlands Vector 1998 Wetland tiles from Mass GIS and Mass DEP, created from Mass GIS ortho photos MassGIS
BOHA 2007 MassDEP Wetlands 1:12,000 Polygons Vector The DEP Wetlands datalayer comprises two feature types, polygons and arcs (lines). The attribute codes in the polygon layer describe different types of wetland environments and the arc attributes describe line types based on adjacent polygon types or arcs defined as hydrologic connections. The wetlands are interpreted from 1:12,000 scale, stereo color-infrared photography (CIR) by staff at UMASS Amherst. The interpretation is field checked by Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Wetlands Conservancy Program (WCP). There is one shapefile for each of the 3 watersheds that border Boston Harbor (Charles, Mystic, and Weir Rivers). MassGIS
BOHA Intertidal Study Vector Baseline survey of Intertidal assemblages and substrates on 21 islands in Boston Harbor by which to measure change caused by natural or anthropogenic events  
BOHA, CACO Coastal Massachusetts SAV Data Vector 1993-1997 Submerged Aquatic Vegetation mapped by MA DEP-WCP and Office of Coastal Zone Management with NOAA CSC Coastal Change Analysis Program

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/mass.htm

BOHA, CACO DEP Statewide Eelgrass Polygons Vector MA DEP Wetlands Conservancy Program delineated eelgrass (SAV) beds in order to determine change since 1995. Mass GIS
BOHA, CACO Shellfish Sampling Points Vector Station locations in Massachusetts have been designated by DMF's Shellfish Project. These point locations range from sites for collecting water quality and shellfish samples, to marine biotoxin (PSP) samples to locations of marinas and mooring fields. Each station is associated to a designated shellfish growing area (see separate datalayer description Designated Shellfish Growing Area Datalayer). This statewide dataset was also clipped to the boundary of BOHA and projected to UTM Zone 19, NAD 83. Mass GIS
BOHA, CACO Anadromous Fish Points Vector The data include all known coastal anadromous fish runs, spawning habitat, and runs for three major inland rivers - the Nashua, the Concord and the Shawsheen. There is one point shapefiles and 7 tables that relate to the shapefile Mass GIS
BOHA, CACO, SAIR Wetland Change 2001-2005 Vector In the fall of 2002, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) launched the Wetlands Change Project to evaluate its wetlands protection efforts over the previous decade utilizing remote sensing and new computer technology. Using the 1:12000 DEP Wetlands datalayer, which by 2002 had been produced for 70% of the state, the WC Program was able to develop a digital database of areas of apparent wetlands alteration occurring roughly from 1990 to April of 2001, by employing a GIS-based computer analysis methodology it had developed in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research. This methodology involved superimposing images from later aerial flyovers on the original, base wetlands maps produced by the WC Program, to highlight changes over time. Differences detected in areas previously mapped as wetlands on these maps, such as clearing, building, or filling, indicated that some wetlands alteration had occurred. Mass GIS
BOHA, CACO, SAIR Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) Priority Habitats of Rare Species Vector Geographic extent of habitats of state-listed rare species in Massachusetts based on observations documented within the last 25 years in the NHESP database. Mass GIS
BOHA, CACO, SAIR Shellfish Suitability Vector Habitats suitable for 10 species of shellfish along the coast of Massachusetts, including sites where shellfish have historically been sighted but may not currently support shellfish. Areas were not verified in the field and the boundaries were not surveyed, so locations are approximate. Mass GIS
BOHA, CACO, SAIR Designated Shellfish Growing Areas Vector Areas of potential shellfish habitat designated by the Massachusetts DFWELE Division of Marine Fisheries. Mass GIS
CACO Fish Traps (Weirs) Vector Point locations of fish trap permit holders' traps. Not all locations are active, and each point is coded with years active between 1990-1998 based on catch reports submitted monthly by permit holders. Mass GIS
CACO 2007 MassDEP Wetlands 1:12,000 Polygons Vector The DEP Wetlands datalayer comprises two feature types, polygons and arcs (lines). The attribute codes in the polygon layer describe different types of wetland environments and the arc attributes describe line types based on adjacent polygon types or arcs defined as hydrologic connections. The wetlands are interpreted from 1:12,000 scale, stereo color-infrared photography (CIR) by staff at UMASS Amherst. The interpretation is field checked by Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Wetlands Conservancy Program (WCP). Mass GIS
CACO Digital Mapping and Characterization of Intertidal Habitats in Wellfleet Harbor, Nauset Marsh, and Hatches Harbor, Cape Cod National Seashore Vector This project was conducted by Mike Bradley at URI. The products include the final report, and Excel file of sediment characteristics, a shapefile of sediment sampling locations, and an mxd document that contains an ortho of the Cape, a shapefile of the intertidal habitats, and a shapefile of photo locations hyperlinked to the photos. The habitat shapefile has metadata.
COLO SPI Habitat Data for Goodwin and Catlett Islands, York River, VA Vector Sediment profile image locations, with species and habitat descriptions. SPI data were used with sonar, benthic grab and sediment core data to characterize habitat types. Two datasets were created, one for 2002 and one for a subset that was resampled in 2004.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/york.htm

COLO Benthic Infauna for Goodwin and Catlett Islands, York River, VA Vector Shows abundance of benthic organisms from grab samples. Not all species are listed - only species of interest and commercially important species. Three datasets were created, one for each year from 2002-2004.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/york.htm

COLO Fish Species Composition in Selected Streams in COLO (Paper 1) Vector A qualitative fish survey conducted on Creeks across COLO
COLO Fish Inventory and Baseline Water Quality of Back River system, Jamestown and COLO (Paper 2) Vector Fish inventory of Back River system on Jamestown Island, COLO; these data accompany the Baseline Water Quality data for the Back River System, Jamestown Island
COLO Fish Inventory and Baseline Water Quality of Cheatham Annex Naval Supply Center (Paper 3) Vector A qualitative fish survey conducted on Cheatham Annnex Pond; A shapefile of sample points, but the actual fish data and water quality data appear to be missing.
COLO A qualitative Inventory of Fisheries Resources and Baseline Water Parameters in the Tidal Environment of COLO (Paper 4) Vector A qualitative fish inventory of the Swann's Point, Kingsmill Neck and Wormley Pond by individual species (Number, Size and Range) and season captured. This dataset is part of A Qualitative Inventory of Fisheries Resources and Baseline Water Parameters in the Tidal Environment of the Colonial national Historical Park, Yorktown, Virginia
COLO, GEWA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Waterbodies, shows wetlands Vector Shows waterbodies, streams and wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, with minimal information about the features and limited metadata
COLO, GEWA Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic Vegetation, mapped by VIMS Vector Submerged Aquatic Vegetation mapped by VIMS for whole Chesapeake. Data are available for 1971 to 2005, but only the most recent were downloaded

http://www.vims.edu/

bio/sav/savdata.html

FIIS Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Raster Classification of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) from Quickbird-2 Satellite imagery for the Fire Island National Seashore. An unsupervised classification was performed to classify the seagrass habitats only within the areas of the park boundary. This data was created as part of National Park Service funded project to develop a protocol for mapping terrestrial and submerged aquatic habitats using satellite imagery. The SAV data presented here is to be used for monitoring of critical seagrass habitat. none
FIIS Long Island Benthic Habitat Vector Long Island Sound benthic habitat mapping conducted by Greenhorne and O'Mara in 2002-2003.

http://cugir.mannlib.

cornell.edu/

FIIS Estuarine Habitats in Great South Bay, Fire Island Wilderness Area Vector These data represent 8 submerged aquatic vegetation and salt marsh habitat classes in Great South Bay along the Wilderness Area of Fire Island National Seashore. NPS Data Store
FIIS FIIS Vegetation Mapping Project with crosswalked NWI classification Vector This dataset is the finished product of the NPS Vegetation Mapping Project at Fire Island National Seashore. This dataset depicts the association-level vegetation map for the entire length of Fire Island and the William Floyd Estate.
FIIS, GATE, SAHI Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats Vector The data set consists of boundaries of Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats as identified by NYS Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources None
GATE Benthic Infauna for the Upper Bay of NY/NJ Harbor Vector Shows abundance of benthic organisms from grab samples. Not all species are listed - only species of interest and commercially important species. Two datasets were created, one for 1994 and one for 1995. This project was initiated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to address their need for benthic habitat maps in NY / NJ Harbor.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

nynj.htm

GATE Benthic Infauna for the Lower Bay of NY/NJ Harbor Vector Shows abundance of benthic organisms from grab samples. Not all species are listed - only species of interest and commercially important species. Two datasets were created, one for 1994 and one for 1995. This project was initiated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to address their need for benthic habitat maps in NY / NJ Harbor.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

nynj.htm

GATE Sediment Profile Images for Upper Bay of NY/NJ Harbor Vector Sediment profile image locations, with species and habitat descriptions. SPI data were used with benthic grab and sediment core data to characterize habitat types. Two datasets were created, one for 1994 and one for 1995. This project was initiated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to address their need for benthic habitat maps in NY / NJ Harbor.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

nynj.htm

GATE Sediment Profile Images for Lower Bay of NY/NJ Harbor Vector Sediment profile image locations, with species and habitat descriptions. SPI data were used with benthic grab and sediment core data to characterize habitat types. Two datasets were created, one for 1994 and one for 1995. This project was initiated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to address their need for benthic habitat maps in NY / NJ Harbor.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

nynj.htm

GATE Cliffwood Beach and Union Beach Benthos Excel Benthic Invertebrate abundance and sediment characteristics. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is examining options for reducing erosion and providing flood protection along the shorelines of Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay, NJ. As a part of this investigation, USACE is characterizing benthic and fish communities at Cliffwood Beach, Union Beach, Point Comfort, Keansburg, and Port Monmouth, NJ.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

raritan.htm

GATE Benthos for Port Monmouth, Union Beach, Keansburg, Point Comfort Excel Benthic Invertebrate abundance, biomass and sediment characteristics. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is examining options for reducing erosion and providing flood protection along the shorelines of Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay, NJ. As a part of this investigation, USACE is characterizing benthic and fish communities at Cliffwood Beach, Union Beach, Point Comfort, Keansburg, and Port Monmouth, NJ.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

raritan.htm

GATE Fish Abundance for Port Monmouth, Union Beach, Keansburg, Point Comfort Excel Fish abundance from seine data. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is examining options for reducing erosion and providing flood protection along the shorelines of Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay, NJ. As a part of this investigation, USACE is characterizing benthic and fish communities at Cliffwood Beach, Union Beach, Point Comfort, Keansburg, and Port Monmouth, NJ.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

raritan.htm

GATE Fish Sizes for Port Monmouth, Union Beach, Keansburg, Point Comfort Excel Fish lengths from seine data. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is examining options for reducing erosion and providing flood protection along the shorelines of Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay, NJ. As a part of this investigation, USACE is characterizing benthic and fish communities at Cliffwood Beach, Union Beach, Point Comfort, Keansburg, and Port Monmouth, NJ.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

raritan.htm

GATE Water Quality for Port Monmouth, Union Beach, Keansburg, Point Comfort Excel Water temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and other parameters. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is examining options for reducing erosion and providing flood protection along the shorelines of Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay, NJ. As a part of this investigation, USACE is characterizing benthic and fish communities at Cliffwood Beach, Union Beach, Point Comfort, Keansburg, and Port Monmouth, NJ.

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/

benthic/data/northeast/

raritan.htm

GATE Jamaica Bay Salt Marshes Vector There are extensive datasets for the salt marshes of Jamaica Bay. Marsh-wide satellite imagery mapping has been done as well as extensive marsh mapping for current COE restoration project.
GATE Historic Jamaica Bay Salt Marsh data Vector Historical data on the marshes ranging from 1924 to 2003
GEWA Wetland (NWI Dataset) Vector This topical layer shows graphic representations of the type, size and location of the wetlands and deepwater habitats in the United States.
SAHI A Study of Marine Recreational Fisheries in Connecticut Report State of Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Annual Performance Report. This report includes a section describing trawl surveys in the Narrows section of Long Island Sound. Fish and invertebrate species, length, abundance, and biomass were recorded at 6 sampling locations per month between 2000-2004, and then at 3 sites per month starting in 2005. Tabular data in this report include Spring and Fall average counts for each species, total catch per year, and species richness.

http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp

/view.asp?a=2696&q=322718

&depNav_GID=1630&depNav=|

SAIR Invasive Plant Survey Vector Report and Shapefiles documenting all invasive Plants within the park, showing distribution and abundance. Suveyed terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic vegetation (only SAV was Pondweed (Potamogton crispus)). None
SAIR Vegetation Classification Vector Report and Shapefiles documenting vegetation within the park. Note: no submerged aquatic vegetation was surveyed None
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Political Boundaries


Park Name Type Description Link
ALL Exclusive Economic Zone - All America Territories Vector The Legally binding maritime limits for the US Waters.

http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov

/csdl/eez.htm

ACAD Maine Department of Marine Resources (MEDMR) Shellfish Growing Area Classification with closures Vector CLASS03E is a REGIONS dataset and contains status of molluscan shellfish growing area classifications for the coast of Maine, as of July 2003, east of Fort Point Stockton Springs, excluding Islesboro, Vinalhaven, and North Haven, suitable for mapping at 1:24,000 scale. Area boundaries are based on descriptions contained in legal notices, which are published as changes occur. POLYGON codes include CLOSURE area number, CLASSIFICATION, and ACRES.
ASIS ASIS Park Boundaries Vector Several shapefiles that describe the juristictional and physical boundaries of ASIS from 1972, 1998, and the present, as well as state boundaries for MD, DE, and VA

NPS Data Store

ASIS Maryland Coastal Bays Sensitive Areas Initiative geodatabase Vector Data provided to ASIS by the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. The data portray a variety of information concerning sensitive areas and resources within the MD coastal bays, including hydrgraphic information, boundaries, wetlands, SAV, and sensitive areas for specific species.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/

bay/czm/sensitive_areas.html

ASIS Maryland Coastal Bays Sensitive Areas Initiative Technical Report Report The Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for Maryland’s Coastal Bays is comprised of four Action Plans for the long-term restoration and protection of the coastal bays: Water Quality, Fish and Wildlife, Recreation and Navigation, and Community and Economic Development. The Sensitive Areas Initiative stems from Goal 3 of the Recreation and Navigation Action Plan, “to balance resource protection with recreational use.” The Sensitive Areas Technical Task Force was charged with taking a resource-based approach to identifying the sensitive natural resources in the coastal bays. In addition, the Task Force was asked to determine how to map the resources and to identify water-based activity threats. This document contains descriptions of the recognized sensitive resources in the coastal bays, maps of where these resources are located, rankings of resources to identify sensitive areas, gaps in information and data, and an initial review of threats. Additional documentation and products of the Task Force are included in the ASIS Electronic Library.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/

bay/czm/sensitive_areas.html

ASIS Examining the Effects of a Potential Wind Turbine Facility on the Viewshed of the Assateague Island National Seashore Report A report created by Arty Rodriguez, GIS specialist at ASIS, to assess potential impacts of a wind turbine facility off the coast of Ocean City and Assateague. Such a facility has not been officially proposed, but clearly there is the potential for such a proposal in the future. This project sought to investigate and prepare information about off-shore turbine placement, determining average visibility conditions, viewshed analysis, and photo simulations and visualizations.
BOHA, CACO Marine Beaches Vector Beach Extent (line) and Location (point) data produced by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Envir. Health Assessment with the MDPH/Div. of Community Sanitation. Includes layer files for mapping the two datasets. Mass GIS
BOHA, CACO Lobster Harvesting Areas Vector 25 statistical reporting areas covering a large portion of the Gulf of Maine and territorial waters of Massachusetts, with statistics for lobster harvest from 1997. Mass GIS
BOHA, CACO, SAIR Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Vector Shows locations of ACEC for the state of Massachusetts MassGIS
BOHA, CACO, SAIR Outstanding Resource Waters Vector This datalayer delineates those watershed areas in which some resources may be afforded Outstanding Resource Waters classification under the Massachusetts Surface Water Quality Standards of 1995. Mass GIS
GATE NJDEP Shellfish Classification 2005 for New Jersey Vector NJ coastal waters classifies according to shellfish harvest regulations. Waters are in 5 categories: prohibited, special restricted, seasonal (Nov-Apr), seasonal (Jan-Apr), and approved.

http://www.state.nj.us/

dep/gis/lists.html

GATE NJDEP Coastal Planning Areas, New Jersey Vector Boundaries for the Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA)

http://www.state.nj.us/

dep/gis/lists.html

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Pollution Sources


Park Name Type Description Link
ASIS Air Quality Monitoring Report The Air Quality section of the ASIS database contains reports on atmonspheric deposition of nutrients to the MD Coastal Bays, air quality monitoring in the Coastal and Barrier Network, and Data Summaries from the NPS Gaseous Pollutant Monitoring Program
COLO Industrial Discharges and Intakes near COLO (bwqd_ind) Vector Shows the location of indutrial sites near COLO
FIIS, GATE, SAHI Remediation Sites in New York State Vector This dataset includes a point location for each remediation site in New York State which has been mapped as of September 2006 under the state Brownfield Cleanup Program. The file formerly known as Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites is now included in the Remediation Site file.

http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/

gisdata/inventories/

details.cfm?DSID=1097

FIIS, GATE, SAHI State Pollution Discharge Elimination System Program points Vector The SPDES permit program in the Department's Division of Water regulates municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities that discharge directly into navigable waters. There is a one to many relationship for Facility to SPDES. There is a separate table of SPDES IDs which may be linked to the shapefile's attribute table by DEC_ID.

http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/

gisdata/inventories/

details.cfm?DSID=1010

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EPA and other Regional Datasets


Park Name Type Description Link
ALL National Coastal Assessment Data Vector Working data from the National Coastal Assessment collected between 2003 and 2006. These data are not currently publically available, but will be as the EPA completes them. Data collected include water quality, sediment grain size, organic matter, and contaminants, benthic macro invertebrate abundance and biomass, fish abundance, length, and tissue contaminants.

http://oaspub.epa.gov/

coastal/coast.search

ACAD, ASIS, BOHA, CACO, COLO, FIIS, GATE, GEWA NPS Vital Signs Monitoring Hexagons and Random Sampling Points Vector These hexagons and sampling points were created for the NPS Vital Signs Monitoring program. The hexagon design is based on the probablistic sampling design developed by the US EPA.
ACAD, BOHA, CACO, FIIS, GATE, SAHI, SAIR National Coastal Assessment Data, Northeast Region Vector Data collected include water quality, sediment grain size, organic matter, and contaminants, benthic macro invertebrate abundance and biomass, fish abundance, length, and tissue contaminants.

http://oaspub.epa.gov/

coastal/coast.search

ASIS Assessment of the Ecological Condition of the Delaware and Maryland Coastal Bays Report This project assessed the ecological condition of the coastal bays of DE and MD. Two hundred sites were sampled in the summer of 1993 using a probability-based sampling design that was stratified to allow assessments of the coastal bays as a whole, each of four major subsystems within coastal bays (Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, Assawoman Bay, and Chincoteague Bay) and four target areas of special interest to resource managers (upper Indian River, St. Martin River, Trappe Creek, and dead-end canals). Measures of biological response, sediment contaminants, and eutrophication were collected at each site using the same sampling methodologies and quality assurance/quality control procedures used by EPA’s EMAP. In addition, trends in fish communities structure were assessed by collecting monthly beach seine and trawl measurements during the summer at about 70 sites.

http://www.epa.gov/emap/html

/data/estuary/data/index.html

ASIS, CACO, COLO, FIIS, GATE, GEWA, SAHI EPA EMAP, Virginian Province Vector An unbiased sampling design has been used in the EMAP- Estuaries Provinces so that estuarine resources and characteristics were sampled in proportion to their aerial distribution (Overton et al.,1991; Stevens et al.,1991). This sampling design makes it possible to estimate, with known confidence, the proportion or amount of area having defined environmental characteristics. Data collected include water quality, sediment grain size, organic matter, chlorophyll, and contaminants, benthic macro invertebrate abundance and biomass, fish abundance, length, and tissue contaminants. Samples were collected in or near all parks from COLO to CACO (did not include BOHA, SAIR, ACAD).

http://oaspub.epa.gov/

coastal/coast.search

ASIS, GEWA, COLO National Coastal Assessment Data, Southeast Region Vector Data collected include water quality, sediment grain size, organic matter, and contaminants, benthic macro invertebrate abundance and biomass, fish abundance, length, and tissue contaminants.

http://oaspub.epa.gov/

coastal/coast.search

ASIS, GEWA, COLO EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment (MAIA) Vector EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment (MAIA) monitored a variety of parameters at a number of mid-Atlantic stations, including one in the Potomac next to GEWA. MAIA monitored water quality, sediment quality, benthic communities, and fish.

http://oaspub.epa.gov/

coastal/coast.search

FIIS, GATE EPA STORET Data for Long Island Sound Vector The database contains raw biological, chemical, and physical data collected in Long Island Sound. STORET data were compiled from four counties in New York (Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk) and Monmouth County, New Jersey. Water quality, air temperature, and sediment contaminant data were collected by the State of New York and the National Park Service over a 50-year period, from January 1965 to September 2005. Data are stored in two feature classes in a geodatabase. See metadata associated with each feature class for additional information. http://www.epa.gov/STORET
FIIS, GATE EPA STORET Data for NY/NJ Metro Area Vector This dataset provides STORET data pertinent to the metropolitan area of New York and New Jersey. Water quality, air temperature, and sediment contaminant data were collected by the National Park Service, State of New York, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the Interstate Sanitation Commission between July 1972 and September 2005. See metadata associated with each feature class for additional information. http://www.epa.gov/STORET
GATE Regional EMAP Database 1998-1999 Vector The REMAP 1998 NY/NJ Harbor project was designed to support resource management decisions related to pollution control and remediation throughout the New York/New Jersey (NY/NJ) Harbor and to assist the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) in developing a contaminant monitoring strategy to be included in the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the NY/NJ Harbor system. Four sub-basins were sampled in the New York/New Jersey Harbor, including: Upper Harbor, Newark Bay, Lower Harbor (includes Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays), and Jamaica Bay. For purposes of this study, the region includes the lower portions of the Hudson, Passaic, Harlem, Hackensack and Raritan Rivers, upstream to a near-bottom salinity of 15 ppt, the East River to Long Island Sound and Lower Harbor to the Atlantic Ocean. Data are organized in a geodatabase, with one feature class containing station locations linked to tables of sample data. See metadata associated with individual tables and feature classes for additional information.

REMAP 1993-94 NY/NJ Harbor Data

GATE Regional EMAP Database 1993-1994 Vector The REMAP 1993/1994 NY/NJ Harbor project was designed to support resource management decisions related to pollution control and remediation throughout the New York/New Jersey (NY/NJ) Harbor and Bight Apex and to assist the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program (HEP) in developing a contaminant monitoring strategy to be included in the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the NY/NJ Harbor system. Six sub-basins were sampled in the New York/New Jersey Harbor, including: Upper Harbor, Newark Bay, Lower Harbor (includes Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays), Jamaica Bay, western Long Island Sound and the New York Bight Apex. For purposes of this study, the region includes the lower portions of the Hudson, Passaic, Harlem, Hackensack and Raritan Rivers, upstream to a near-bottom salinity of 15 ppt, the East River to Long Island Sound and Lower Harbor to the Atlantic Ocean. The New York Bight Apex is defined as the area of ocean bounded on the northwest by the transect from Sandy Hook, NJ to Rockaway Point, NY, the east by 73 deg 30' W longitude and the south by 40 deg 10'N latitude. The eastern boundary of the western Long Island Sound sub-basin is 73 deg 24' W longitude (from Eaton's Neck Point, NY to Norwalk, CT). Data are organized in a geodatabase, with one feature class containing station locations linked to tables of sample data. See metadata associated with individual tables and feature classes for additional information.

REMAP 1998-99 NY/NJ Harbor Data

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Miscellaneous


Park Name Type Description Link
ASIS Location of shipwreck, Exposed and Found in April 1999 Vector This dataset contains a single point for the location of a shipwreck within the boundary of ASIS that was uncovered in April 1999. Photos of the wreck are available from ASIS and are stored in the Park's Cultural Resources database. Use of the data is restricted to Park staff. Contact ASIS for the actual data if needed.
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