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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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This collection includes various coral reef data that was extracted by analyses of Structure-from-Motion (SfM) imagery of coral reef ecosystems across the Pacific Islands Regions by the Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) of NOAA. This collection includes coral reef benthic cover, vital rates (growth, mortality, recruitment), structural complexity, and coral demographic data. Coral reef benthic cover, vital rates, and demographic data were produced by annotations of orthoprojections generated from SfM imagery, whereas structural complexity was derived from the digital elevation models, which were produced from orthomosaics, also generated from SfM imagery. Source SfM imagery is archived separately due to filesize. Refer to specific accession pages for funding agencies, dates, and regions.
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2020). Benthic cover and other related datasets derived from Structure-from-Motion (SfM) imagery of coral reef ecosystems in Pacific Islands Regions. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/PIFSC-SfM-DerivedData. Accessed [date].
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2014-05-06 to 2022-08-06
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -178.34
East: -154.8042
South: 19.07632
North: 28.38500
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Structure from Motion (SfM) Coral Vital Rates Annotations derived from Fixed Site Imagery across the Hawaiian Archipelago from 2014-2019, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/63093.
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Coral Reef Structural Complexity derived from Structure-from-Motion (SfM) imagery collected at Stratified-Random Sites (StRS) across the Main Hawaiian Islands in 2019, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/67851.
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Benthic cover derived from structure from motion images collected during marine debris surveys at coral reef sites entangled with derelict fishing nets at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from missions in 2018 and 2021, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/59172.
  • 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.
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Structure from Motion (SfM) Coral (Adult and Juvenile) Annotations derived from Stratified Random Site (StRS) Imagery across the Hawaiian Archipelago since 2019, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/63097.
  • Suka, R., Asbury, M., Couch, C., Gray, A., Winston, M., Oliver, T. 2019. Processing Photomosaic Imagery of Coral Reefs Using Structure-from-Motion Standard Operating Procedures. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-93, 54 p. 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
  • Winston, Morgan; Couch, Courtney S.; Ferguson, Marie; Huntington, Brittany; Swanson, Dione W.; Vargas-Ángel, Bernardo. Ecosystem Sciences Division Standard Operating Procedures: Data Collection for Rapid Ecological Assessment Benthic Surveys, 2018 Update. NOAA technical memorandum NMFS-PIFSC; 92. 2019. https://doi.org/10.25923/w1k2-0y84
  • Suka, R., Morioka, J., Huntington, B., O'Brien, K., Acoba, T. 2020. 2018 Marine Debris Removal and Assessment in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, PIFSC Special Publication, SP-20-001, 8 p. https://doi.org/10.25923/f19b-je14
  • Benthic cover and other related datasets derived from Structure-from-Motion (SfM) imagery of coral reef ecosystems in Pacific Islands Regions; SfM-Derived Coral Vital Rates Annotations. NCEI Accession Numbers 0209247, 0244392, 0253462, 0253468, 0257945, 0268310. 2020
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2020-05-13
  • revision: 2023-10-13
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
Accessions: 0209247, 0244392, 0253462, 0253468, 0257945, 0268310, 0282457, and 0283598
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2020). Benthic cover and other related datasets derived from Structure-from-Motion (SfM) imagery of coral reef ecosystems in Pacific Islands Regions. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/PIFSC-SfM-DerivedData. Accessed [date].
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program
  • Related Funding Agency: NOAA Marine Debris Program
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; OAR; Ocean Acidification Program
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Map Images > Coral Mapping
  • Numeric Data Sets > Benthic
  • Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Algal Cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Coralline Algae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Crustose Coralline Algae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Fleshy Macroalgae
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Vegetation > Algae > Turf Algae
  • 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 > Coral Growth
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Damage Assessment > Marine Debris
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Benthos Analysis > Quadrat Monitoring > Photograph Analysis
  • 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 > Biosphere > Zoology > Sponges
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Hard Seafloor Substrate
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology
  • 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 > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Hard Coral Cover
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs > Coral Reef Ecology > Rugosity
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Coral Communities
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Invertebrates
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • Fractal dimension
  • Height range
  • Rugosity
  • SfM
  • Structure from Motion
  • Structure from Motion (SfM)
  • digital elevation model
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 Island Fisheries Science Center
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
  • RAMP
  • Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes Provider Platform Names
  • M/V IMUA
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Provider Instruments
  • Agisoft Metashape
  • R software
  • computer
  • Agisoft Metashape
  • Agisoft Metashape software
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • Dive Computer
  • GIS
  • Viscore
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
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 > Hawaii > Kauai Island (22N159W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Hawaii > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Kure Atoll (28N178W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Oahu (21N157W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Honolulu > Pearl and Hermes Reef (27N176W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Kalawao > Kahoolawe Island (20N156W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Hawaii > Kauai > Niihau Island (21N160W0001)
  • 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 > Kahoolawe Island > Kahoolawe Island (20N156W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Kauai Island > Kauai Island (22N159W0001)
  • 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 > Molokai Island > Molokai Island (21N157W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Niihau Island > Niihau Island (21N160W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu Island > Oahu (21N157W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (28N178W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Kure Atoll (28N178W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Northwestern Hawaiian Islands > Pearl and Hermes Reef (27N176W0001)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Place Names
  • Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 31360
  • 31361
  • 743
  • Assessing impacts of Hawaii's 2019 coral bleaching event on coral recovery and coral communities
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)
  • Scaling up coral reef science through Photogrammetry and Artificial Intelligence
Provider Project Names
  • Hawaii Coral Bleaching Collaborative (HCBC)
  • Papahanaumokuakea Marine Debris Project
  • RAMP
  • Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Ecosystem Sciences Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2020). Benthic cover and other related datasets derived from Structure-from-Motion (SfM) imagery of coral reef ecosystems in Pacific Islands Regions. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/PIFSC-SfM-DerivedData. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2020-05-13T19:12:09Z - NCEI Accession 0209247 v1.1 was published.
  • 2022-01-05T21:38:12Z - NCEI Accession 0244392 v1.1 was published.
  • 2022-05-12T21:28:45Z - NCEI Accession 0253462 v1.1 was published.
  • 2022-05-25T18:07:00Z - NCEI Accession 0253468 v1.1 was published.
  • 2022-08-10T21:34:35Z - NCEI Accession 0257945 v1.1 was published.
  • 2022-11-11T14:31:48Z - NCEI Accession 0268310 v1.1 was published.
  • 2023-02-16T15:16:29Z - NCEI Accession 0253462 was revised and v2.2 was published.
  • 2023-09-15T21:54:30Z - NCEI Accession 0282457 v1.1 was published.
  • 2023-10-13T13:42:44Z - NCEI Accession 0283598 v1.1 was published.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • photograph
  • scale
  • swimmer/diver
  • visual observation
Platform
  • NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai
  • NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette
  • NOAA Ship Rainier
Last Modified: 2024-02-21T13:40:56Z
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