Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Atlas: Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, maps and geographic information systems data (NCEI Accession 0002825)

Currently, the most widely used approach to sensitive environment mapping in the United States is the NOAA Environmental Sensitivity Index or ESI. This approach systematically compiles information in standard formats for coastal shoreline sensitivity, biological resources, and human-use resources. ESI maps are useful for identifying sensitive resources before a spill occurs so that protection priorities can be established and cleanup strategies designed in advance. Using ESIs in spill response and planning reduces the environmental consequences of the spill and cleanup efforts. NOAA has undertaken a wide-ranging program to promote open ESI standards and to develop digital ESI databases for high-priority coastal areas in partnerships with states and other Federal agencies. NOTE: MAPS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES

This ESI Atlas Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands: Maps and Geographic Systems Data contains geographic shape files e.g., ArcView 3.x project and supporting shape and .dbf files, of the locale and identified sensitive areas and biota. Accompanying detailed Adobe Acrobat .PDF ESI maps, extensive metadata, a user guide, and files in MOSS Map Overlay and Statistical System format are also provided; in addition, files have been provided for users of ArcGIS 9.x. Biological and geographical data utilized in this atlas date from 1999 to 2005 and data were compiled 2004-2005.

A digital data re-release from April 2007 is also archived at the NODC under accession number 0033616.

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Last Updated December 31, 2019, 02:27
Created October 24, 2018, 15:27
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