Atlantic Shoreline Classification The Atlantic dataset is part of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Shoreline Classification and Pre-Spill database. Shoreline classification data has been developed for use by the Environmental Emergencies Program of Environment and Climate Change Canada for environmental protection purposes. Marine and estuarine shorelines are classified according to the character (substrate and form) of the upper intertidal (foreshore) or upper swash zone (Sergy, 2008). This is the area where oil from a spill usually becomes stranded and where treatment or cleanup activities take place. The basic parameter that defines the shoreline type is the material that is present in the intertidal zone. The presence or absence of sediments is a key factor in determining whether oil is stranded on the surface of a substrate or can penetrate and/or be buried. This dataset contains thousands of linear shoreline segments ranging in length from 200 m and 2 km long. The entities represent the location of the segments and their geomorphological description. There exist further fields in the attribute table for this dataset. We are currently working on standardizing our shoreline segmentation datasets and the updated data will soon be uploaded to the catalog. Sergy, G. (2008). The Shoreline Classification Scheme for SCAT and Oil Spill Response in Canada. Proceedings of the 31stArctic and Marine Oil Spill Program Technical Seminar.Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON, Pp. 811-819. 2017-05-12 2019-01-21 Environment and Climate Change Canada ec.cnuesig-gisneec.ec@canada.ca Nature and EnvironmentOtherOversee and Manage Site ConditionsRespond to Environmental EmergenciesAtlantic - Prince Edward Island (PE)Atlantic - New Brunswick (NB)Atlantic - Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)Atlantic - Nova Scotia (NS)Quebec (QC)Water - Drainage regions - Maritime CoastalWater - Drainage regions - Newfoundland–LabradorWater - Drainage regions - Saint John–St. CroixWater - Major drainage area - Maritime ProvincesWater - Ocean basin - Arctic OceanOceans Atlantic Shoreline ClassificationESRI REST https://ec.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/EPB_EPO/ShorelineSegmentationWithSCATClassification/MapServer/4 Atlantic Shoreline ClassificationESRI REST https://ec.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/EPB_EPO/ShorelineSegmentationWithSCATClassification/MapServer/4 Atlantic Shoreline ClassificationWMS https://ec.gc.ca/arcgis/services/EPB_EPO/ShorelineSegmentationWithSCATClassification/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=0&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Atlantic Shoreline ClassificationWMS https://ec.gc.ca/arcgis/services/EPB_EPO/ShorelineSegmentationWithSCATClassification/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS&layers=0&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html ShorelineClassification_AR.csvCSV http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/emergencies/shoreline-segmentation-with-shoreline-cleanup-assessment-technique-scat-classification/atlantic-shoreline-classification/ShorelineClassification_AR.csv ShorelineClassification_AR_OpenDataCatalogue.gdb.zipFGDB/GDB http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/emergencies/shoreline-segmentation-with-shoreline-cleanup-assessment-technique-scat-classification/atlantic-shoreline-classification/ShorelineClassification_AR_OpenDataCatalogue.gdb.zip View ECCC Data Mart (English)HTML http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/emergencies/shoreline-segmentation-with-shoreline-cleanup-assessment-technique-scat-classification/atlantic-shoreline-classification View ECCC Data Mart (French)HTML http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/emergencies/shoreline-segmentation-with-shoreline-cleanup-assessment-technique-scat-classification/atlantic-shoreline-classification?lang=fr How To Guide - Navigating Through Open Data Portals - for ECCC Shoreline Data.pdfPDF http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/emergencies/shoreline-segmentation-with-shoreline-cleanup-assessment-technique-scat-classification/atlantic-shoreline-classification/How_To_Guide_-_Navigating_Through_Open_Data_Portals_-_for_ECCC_Shoreline_Data.pdf Guide Pratique - Naviguer à travers les catalogues de données ouvertes - pour les rivages d'ECCC.pdfPDF http://data.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/emergencies/shoreline-segmentation-with-shoreline-cleanup-assessment-technique-scat-classification/atlantic-shoreline-classification/Guide_Pratique_-_Naviguer__travers_les_catalogues_de_donnes_ouvertes_-_pour_les_rivages_dECCC.pdf

Atlantic Shoreline Classification

The Atlantic dataset is part of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Shoreline Classification and Pre-Spill database. Shoreline classification data has been developed for use by the Environmental Emergencies Program of Environment and Climate Change Canada for environmental protection purposes. Marine and estuarine shorelines are classified according to the character (substrate and form) of the upper intertidal (foreshore) or upper swash zone (Sergy, 2008). This is the area where oil from a spill usually becomes stranded and where treatment or cleanup activities take place. The basic parameter that defines the shoreline type is the material that is present in the intertidal zone. The presence or absence of sediments is a key factor in determining whether oil is stranded on the surface of a substrate or can penetrate and/or be buried. This dataset contains thousands of linear shoreline segments ranging in length from 200 m and 2 km long. The entities represent the location of the segments and their geomorphological description.

There exist further fields in the attribute table for this dataset. We are currently working on standardizing our shoreline segmentation datasets and the updated data will soon be uploaded to the catalog.

Sergy, G. (2008). The Shoreline Classification Scheme for SCAT and Oil Spill Response in Canada. Proceedings of the 31stArctic and Marine Oil Spill Program Technical Seminar.Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON, Pp. 811-819.

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Atlantic Shoreline Classification Web Service ESRI REST English Access
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ShorelineClassification_AR.csv Dataset CSV English
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ShorelineClassification_AR_OpenDataCatalogue.gdb.zip Dataset FGDB/GDB English
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View ECCC Data Mart (English) Web Service HTML English Access
View ECCC Data Mart (French) Web Service HTML French Access
How To Guide - Navigating Through Open Data Portals - for ECCC Shoreline Data.pdf Guide PDF English Access
Guide Pratique - Naviguer à travers les catalogues de données ouvertes - pour les rivages d'ECCC.pdf Guide PDF French Access

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