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nccos/BiogeographicAssessments_USCaribbeanPrioritization (MapServer)

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Service Description: We developed a spatial framework and on-line application to identify priorities for seafloor mapping and visual surveys in the US Caribbean territories of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. This project will enable federal resource agencies and participating organizations to more effectively coordinate assets, and efficiently guide future US Caribbean seafloor mapping, research, and exploration activities. This project’s objective is to identify and summarize spatial priorities for seafloor mapping and visual surveys in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. Seafloor mapping is defined as using sound navigation and ranging (SoNAR) to make maps of the surficial seabed and/or sub-bottom features. Visual surveys include underwater video collection using towed camera sleds, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). This prioritization does not include in situ sampling, cores, bottom grabs, etc. This effort uses GIS data from ongoing NCCOS projects in the US Caribbean. Other relevant, readily-available GIS datasets (e.g., essential fish habitats, habitat areas of particular concern, etc.) are provided in the prioritization application from existing data warehouses (e.g., NOAA SE Deep Coral Digital Atlas) or if provided by partners in readily-accessible GIS formats. These datasets can be viewed by participating organizations to help guide their selection of high priority areas.

Map Name: Spatial Priorities

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Layers: Description: These data layers were compiled to support the development of Federal spatial priorities for seafloor mapping and visual surveys in the US Caribbean territories of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.

Copyright Text: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

Spatial Reference: 102100  (3857)


Single Fused Map Cache: false

Initial Extent: Full Extent: Time Info: Units: esriMeters

Supported Image Format Types: PNG32,PNG24,PNG,JPG,DIB,TIFF,EMF,PS,PDF,GIF,SVG,SVGZ,BMP

Document Info: Supports Dynamic Layers: true

MaxRecordCount: 1000

MaxImageHeight: 4096

MaxImageWidth: 4096

Supported Query Formats: JSON, geoJSON

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Max Scale: 0

Supports Datum Transformation: true



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