GRID-based habitat plot data for the public nesting sea turtle beach of Pacuare, Caribean Sea, Costa Rica July of 2013

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Falk Huettmann - Laszlo Koever
Publication_Date: 20130729
Publication_Time: NA
Title:
GRID-based habitat plot data for the public nesting sea turtle beach of Pacuare, Caribean Sea, Costa Rica July of 2013
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
Series_Name: 1
Issue_Identification: 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF)
Publisher: Maderas Rainforest Conservancy
Other_Citation_Details:
Authors are with Maderas Rainforest Conservancy, Sea Turtle class 2013
Online_Linkage:
See simialr GRID and other data of the Sea Turtle Class, by the author and online
Description:
Abstract:
This GRID habitat survey was done at a globally relevant public sea turtle nesting beach: Pacuare (Playa Vigilada). It is situated at the Caribean Sea in Costa Rica ((latitude10.20123 longitude 83.25925; geographic datum WGS84). We did our grid-based habitat survey on 18th of July in 2013. The individual GRID points are geo-referenced by latitude and longitude (decimal degrees, +- 10 meters acuracy) and were visited only once (no 3 repeats because it consists of sand and private property) and no species information was taken (sand beach habitat). From 25 regular GRID points 15 were inaccessable because the nearby jungle and reserve. We took photos for every point (horizontally, ground and sky), more details can be seen there. This grid can for instance be used for change detection, shoreline location, develeopment, and beach erosion questions over time for turtle nest habitat. Known and observed sea turtles to occur for this region are Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea TSN 173843), and presumably Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata TSN 208666) and the Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas TSN 173833). This dataset is in an MS Excel format and is less than 1MB in size.
Purpose:
The aim of this GRID was to describe the actual habitat situaton about the shore, hinterland, landcover and the general surroundings of this nesting beach of global relevance for sea turtle species. It represents a snapshot in time and space, and it we for instance be used for change detection, shoreline location, development and beach erosion questions over time for sea turtle nest habitat.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 201307
Currentness_Reference: current
Status:
Progress:
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Pacuare (beach called Playa Vigilada) situated at the Caribean Sea in Costa Rica.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.26576
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.26282
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.20890
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.20551
Bounding_Altitudes:
Altitude_Minimum: 15.000
Altitude_Maximum: 22.000
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: GRID
Theme_Keyword: beach
Theme_Keyword: sea turtle
Theme_Keyword: survey
Theme_Keyword: monitoring
Theme_Keyword: conservation
Theme_Keyword: Pacuare
Theme_Keyword: Playa Vigilada
Theme_Keyword: Costa Rica
Theme_Keyword: Central-America
Theme_Keyword: Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Caribbean
Theme_Keyword: Atlantic
Theme_Keyword: Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea TSN 173843)
Theme_Keyword: Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata TSN 208666)
Theme_Keyword: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas TSN 173833)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Pacuare
Place_Keyword: Playa el Vigilada
Place_Keyword: Caribean Sea
Place_Keyword: Costa Rica
Place_Keyword: Central America
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: single species
Taxonomic_Keywords: vertebrates
Taxonomic_Keywords: reptiles
Taxonomic_Keywords: Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea TSN 173843)
Taxonomic_Keywords: Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata TSN 208666)
Taxonomic_Keywords: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas TSN 173833)
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Classification_System_Modifications: itis.org
Taxonomic_Procedures:
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Superdomain
Taxon_Rank_Value: Biota
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animalia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Reptilia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Testudines
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Cheloniidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chelonia
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chelonia mydas
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Eretmochelys
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Eretmochelys imbricata
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Dermochelyidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Dermochelys
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Dermochelys coriacea
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann
Contact_Organization: UAF
Contact_Position: Associate Professor
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 474 7882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: photos
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Camera photos
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit: Maderas Rainforest Conservcancy, sea turtle class
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Notebook and GPS + camera
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
see online data from the Sea Turtle class and the author and for other GRIDs
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Analytical_Tool:
Analytical_Tool_Description: GPS and field notebook
Tool_Access_Information:
Tool_Access_Instructions:

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Data are accurate and documented with photos, and for accessible grid points
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The GRID is not completely accessible, but data are complete for all other grid plots.
Completeness_Report: Complete as a data set.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Commercial GPS, +-10m
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
designed by author, see also M.Sc. thesis by Dirk Nemitz on GRIDs and data analysis.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: No process steps have been described for this data set
Process_Date: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Pacuare Reserve, public beach, Caribbean Sea
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Ellipsoid_Name: World Geodetic System of 1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.25722210088
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Attribute values

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: GRID_survey_Pacuare_July_2013
Entity_Type_Definition: title of our excel sheet
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: plotname
Attribute_Definition: name of the GRID points
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: latitude
Attribute_Definition: latitude of GRID points
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: longitude
Attribute_Definition: longitude of GRID points
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: altitude
Attribute_Definition: altitude of GRID points in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: geoprj
Attribute_Definition: type of the used geographical system
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: location
Attribute_Definition: name of the beach
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: citiy
Attribute_Definition: name of the nearest city
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: country
Attribute_Definition: name of the country where we did our survey
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: day
Attribute_Definition: day of survey
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: month
Attribute_Definition: month of survey
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: year
Attribute_Definition: year of survey
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: date
Attribute_Definition: date of survey
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: observers
Attribute_Definition: name of people who did the survey
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: photos taken
Attribute_Definition: from what we took the photos
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: note
Attribute_Definition: note about we saw/experienced at the GRID points
Attribute_Definition_Source: authors

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: see authors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Resource_Description:
MS Excel data sheet PC IBM
Distribution_Liability: None
Custom_Order_Process: Visit office, via phone or email
Technical_Prerequisites: PC IBM

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20031106
Metadata_Review_Date: 20031114
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20031106
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann and Laszlo Koever
Contact_Organization: UAF and University of Debrecen
Contact_Position: Associate Professor and Ph.D. student
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:
City:
State_or_Province:
Postal_Code:
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 474 7882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Hours_of_Service: regular business hours
Contact_Instructions: Contact office, via phone or email
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: NA
Metadata_Use_Constraints: NA
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: NA
Metadata_Security_Classification: NA
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: NA

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