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Colony-level annotations using Structure-from-Motion models from sites surveyed across the Main Hawaiian Islands during the 2019 bleaching event (NCEI Accession 0244392)

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Coral adult colony demographic data described in this dataset are derived from the GIS analysis of benthic photomosaic imagery. The source imagery was collected using a Structure from Motion (SfM) approach during in-water surveys conducted by divers. The data were collected by the NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD; formerly the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division) and [on Hawaii Island] in partnership with State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) during the 2019 bleaching event in the Main Hawaiian Islands.

The SfM surveys were conducted at fixed sites ranging in depth from 18-52'. Sites were photographed using underwater cameras for later processing using one of two SfM approaches: using a spiral swim pattern (where divers take images continuously in a circular pattern covering a circle of 12m diameter), or within a defined box where divers swam back and forth to cover a 10 x 10m area. The photographs were processed using Agisoft Metashape software to generate orthomosaic images that were analyzed in ArcGIS for adult coral colony demographic metrics. Data was collected for each site within at least 10 randomly generated 0.49m2 quadrats. Additional quadrats were analyzed if necessary until the sample sizes per species of interest were met. If a species had very low density at a given site (< 10 patches recorded within the first 10 quadrats), it was dropped from further observations. However, the data for these patches remains in the raw data in order to provide presence/absence data. Therefore, data should be carefully analyzed to ensure accurate species density calculations are done. For each adult coral colony patch (>= 5cm in diameter), maximum diameter, ID (to lowest taxonomic level), morphology, bleaching extent (% of the patch with reduced pigmentation), and bleaching severity (1-3 from least to most severe) were recorded.
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2022). Colony-level annotations using Structure-from-Motion models from sites surveyed across the Main Hawaiian Islands during the 2019 bleaching event (NCEI Accession 0244392). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0244392. Accessed [date].
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2019-10-08 to 2019-11-13
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -158.0667
East: -155.830367
South: 19.42335
North: 21.47959
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Benthic cover and other related datasets derived from Structure-from-Motion (SfM) imagery of coral reef ecosystems in Pacific Islands Regions
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  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Colony-level annotations using Structure-from-Motion models from sites surveyed across the Main Hawaiian Islands during the 2019 bleaching event, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/65764.
  • Suka, Rhonda; Asbury, Mollie; Gray, Andrew Elisha; Winston, Morgan; Oliver, Thomas; Couch, Courtney S. Processing Photomosaic Imagery of Coral Reefs Using Structure-from-Motion Standard Operating Procedures. NOAA technical memorandum NMFS PIFSC; 93. 2019. https://doi.org/10.25923/h2q8-jv47
  • Rodriguez, Caroline; Amir, Corinne; Gray, Andrew; Asbury, Mollie; Suka, Rhonda; Lamirand, Mia; Couch, Courtney S.; Oliver, Thomas. Extracting Coral Vital Rate Estimates at Fixed Sites Using Structure-from-Motion Standard Operating Procedures; Measuring Coral Vital Rates Using Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry at Fixed Sites: Standard Operating Procedures and Error Estimates. NOAA technical memorandum NMFS PIFSC; 120. 2021. https://doi.org/10.25923/a9se-k649
  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:PIFSC-SfM-DerivedData
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2022-01-05
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 8UFY62

**Note**: This data package does NOT include the source Structure from Motion (SfM) imagery, or intermediate data products such as orthomosaic images, as mentioned in the methods section of the abstract. It solely contains annotated adult coral demographic data derived from these images.
Purpose The Hawaii Coral Bleaching Collaborative (HCBC) planned and executed a field survey response in 2019 that applied a structured, hypothesis-driven approach to document the extent of coral bleaching in the Hawaiian Archipelago, and laid the groundwork for tracking coral response and recovery through time. The purpose of the Structure from Motion (SfM) surveys throughout the Main Hawaiian Islands is to efficiently and effectively collect coral demographic data.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2022). Colony-level annotations using Structure-from-Motion models from sites surveyed across the Main Hawaiian Islands during the 2019 bleaching event (NCEI Accession 0244392). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0244392. Accessed [date].
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  • Related Funding Agency: NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Benthic
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Condition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Coral Diseases > Bleaching
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Damage Assessment > Visual
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > GIS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Biological
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Photographic Analysis
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Scleractinia (stony corals)
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral Communities
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Contributing Data Centers
  • CRED
  • CREP
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem Division
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
  • DAR
  • DLNR
  • Division of Aquatic Resources
  • ESD
  • Ecosystem Sciences Division
  • Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources
  • PIFSC
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instruments
  • Agisoft Metashape software
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • GIS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii (21N160W0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Oahu (21N157W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Lanai Island (20N156W0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Maui > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands (21N157W0027)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii > Hawaii (21N160W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Hawaii Island > Hawaii Island (19N155W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Lanai Island > Lanai Island (20N156W0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Maui Island > Maui Island (20N156W0004)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Oahu (21N157W0003)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 31361
  • Assessing impacts of Hawaii's 2019 coral bleaching event on coral recovery and coral communities
Provider Project Names
  • Hawaii Coral Bleaching Collaborative (HCBC)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2022). Colony-level annotations using Structure-from-Motion models from sites surveyed across the Main Hawaiian Islands during the 2019 bleaching event (NCEI Accession 0244392). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0244392. Accessed [date].
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  • 2022-01-05T21:38:12Z - NCEI Accession 0244392 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: CORAL - COLONY SIZE (measured); Units: square meter; Observation Category: GIS product; Sampling Instrument: GIS; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Colony size measured using ArcGIS Pro.
  • Parameter or Variable: CORAL - SPECIES IDENTIFICATION (measured); Units: unitless; Observation Category: laboratory analysis; Sampling Instrument: visual observation.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • photograph
  • visual observation
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