Seafloor substrate (hard and soft bottom) maps derived from satellite imagery for the islands and atolls of the Pacific Remote Island Areas

Seafloor substrate (i.e., hard vs. soft bottom) from 0 to up to 30 m depths around islands/atolls in Pacific Remote Island Areas produced by the NOAA Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD). The islands/atolls include Howland, Baker, Jarvis, Kingman Reef, Palmyra Atoll, Johnston Atoll, Wake Atoll. This is a preliminary product derived from an unsupervised classification of depth-invariant indices prepared from high resolution satellite images. Unsupervised classification segmented the indices into multiple classes, and the binary substrate map was produced by mapping interpreter's informed judgments in attributing the predicted classes. Where required, area-specific class attribution and minor manual editing were undertaken to remove inaccurate predictions.

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Last Updated August 6, 2019, 05:56
Created June 21, 2019, 23:57
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. \n\nPlease cite NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC), Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) when using the data. \n\nPacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Ecosystem Sciences Division (2018). Seafloor substrate (hard and soft bottom) maps at select islands/atolls in American Samoa, Mariana Archipelago, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. | Distribution Liability: While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty."]
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dataset-reference-date [{"type": "creation", "value": "2018"}, {"type": "publication", "value": "2018"}]
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graphic-preview-description An example hard- and soft-bottom substrate map of Tutuila (prepared using a different methodology compared with the substrate maps prepared for the project described here).
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licence ["NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose."]
metadata-date 2019-07-24T20:58:36
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