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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico

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Benthic survey data provided in this collection of datasets were gathered around Puerto Rico as part of NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)-led missions in collaboration with various partners. These partners include the University of Puerto Rico, HJR Reefscaping, Ecoelectrica, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales), the University of the Virgin Islands and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.

This benthic data collection for the ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) consists of two survey types: the Line Point-Intercept (LPI) method and the Coral Demographic method. The LPI method provides a measure of percent cover of biotic and abiotic components of the benthos in a stratified random sampling design in hardbottom and coral reef habitats. LPI surveys are concurrent with and along the same transect as fish surveys. The coral demographics protocol provides more detailed and species-specific insight (‘signal magnitude’) for coral populations than is provided by percent cover.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5pg1q23. Accessed [date].
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  • CRCP Benthic Cover Puerto Rico (download)
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  • CRCP Invertebrates ESACorals Puerto Rico (download)
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  • CRCP Coral Demographic Survey Puerto Rico (download)
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2014-05-19 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -67.949417
East: -65.228901
South: 17.867048
North: 18.519091
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-03-07
  • revision: 2023-11-05
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Accessions that are part of the current collection: 0217139, 0224418, and 0272313. The following two accessions, 0151729 and 0174524, were originally part of this collection and may have been cited using the collection's DOI. The data in these two packages were superseded by the accession 0224418 which represents the latest version of the data.
Purpose The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) details a long-term approach to provide an ecosystem perspective via monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner. The NCRMP is intended to coordinate various Coral Reef Conservation Coral Reef Program (CRCP) biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort. Through the implementation of the NCRMP, NOAA will be able to clearly and concisely communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5pg1q23. 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 > Description
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Species Richness
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > ESA Listed Species
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Transect Monitoring > Linear Transect (point)
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Coral Colony Size and Condition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > In Situ Biological
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Benthic biology
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Coral Cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates > Macroinvertebrates
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords NCCOS Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Data Types > Field Observation
  • NCCOS Research Data Types > Long-term Monitoring
  • NCCOS Research Priorities > Marine Spatial Ecology
  • NCCOS Research Topics > Ecological and Biological Characterization
  • NCCOS Research Topics > Habitat Mapping
Provider Keywords
  • REEF AND/OR BOTTOM REGIME - RUGOSITY
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Contributing Data Centers
  • CSS
  • HJR Reefscaping, Inc.
  • Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources
  • US DOC; NOAA; NFMS; Southeast Fisheries Science Center (NMFS/SEFSC)
  • University of Puerto Rico
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instruments
  • ruler
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Isla de Desecheo (18N067W0007)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Isla de Mona (18N067W0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Vieques > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Culebra Island (18N065W0011)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Desecheo (18N067W0007)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Isla de Mona (18N067W0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Vieques Island > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords NCCOS Location Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Locations > Regions > Caribbean Sea
  • NCCOS Research Locations > U.S. States and Territories > Puerto Rico
Provider Place Names
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Puerto Rico
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP) Implementation
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
Provider Project Names
  • NCCOS Project #180 National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Implementation: Biological and Socioeconomic Monitoring
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Stratum Keywords
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science; NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessment of coral reef benthic communities in Puerto Rico. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7289/v5pg1q23. Accessed [date].
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Processing Steps
  • 2020-08-14T19:56:15Z - NCEI Accession 0217139 v1.1 was published.
  • 2020-12-24T11:39:21Z - NCEI Accession 0217139 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2021-01-19T23:28:40Z - NCEI Accession 0224418 v1.1 was published.
  • 2022-12-02T15:44:00Z - NCEI Accession 0272313 v1.1 was published.
  • 2023-11-05T12:50:21Z - NCEI Accession 0217139 was revised and v3.3 was published.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual observation
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