Shoreline mapping vector data for the Canadian Arctic based on low-altitude helicopter geo-tagged videography: Beaufort Sea 2010-2012 In the face of increasing economic opportunities in Canada's northern regions, the need to improve our state of preparedness for oil spill related emergencies in particular is critical. While significant efforts have been put towards documenting baseline coastal information across Canada’s southern regions, there is a large information gap regarding Arctic shorelines. Baseline coastal information such as shoreline form, substrate and vegetation type, is required for operational prioritization, coordination of on-site spill response activities (i.e., SCAT: Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique), as well as providing valuable information for wildlife and ecosystem management. A standardized methodology was developed to map shoreline characteristics at six study sites across the Canadian Arctic: James Bay, Resolute Bay, Hudson Bay, Labrador Coast, Victoria Strait, and Beaufort Sea. Geo-referenced high definition videography was collected during the summers of 2010 to 2012 along coastlines within the study sites. Detailed information (i.e. shoreline type, substrate, form, height, slope, fetch, access type, exposure, etc.) describing the upper intertidal, supratidal, and backshore zones was extracted from the video and entered into a geospatial database using a data collection form. This information was used to delimit and map alongshore segments in the upper intertidal zone. The result is a vector dataset containing thousands of linear shoreline segments ranging in length from 200 m and 2 km long. In total, almost seven thousand kilometers of northern shorelines were mapped, including twenty five different shoreline types based on the upper intertidal zone. This information will feed into a larger ongoing project focused on Arctic coastal ecosystems as well as serve as valuable information for oil spill response planning should the need arise. This database also provides valuable information for habitat management, local shoreline planning, can feed into environmental assessments or be used to aid research site selection. 2015-06-10 2016-11-17 Environment and Climate Change Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentCanadian Arcticshorelinesoil spillemergency preparednesssensitivity mappingvideographyBeaufort Seacoastal managementcoastal studies Beaufort SeaCSV http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./BeaufortSea.csv Beaufort SeaJSON http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./BeaufortSea.json Beaufort SeaSHP http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./BeaufortSea.zip Data Collection MethodologyHTML http://www.jcronline.org/doi/abs/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00059.1 Data Collection MethodologyHTML http://ec.gc.ca/Publications/default.asp?lang=En&xml=936A3A36-3C95-4DC2-ABA3-55713FB3C598 Data Collection MethodologyHTML http://ec.gc.ca/Publications/default.asp?lang=Fr&xml=936A3A36-3C95-4DC2-ABA3-55713FB3C598 Data DictionaryPDF http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./Field_Name_Descriptions_Part1.pdf Data DictionaryPDF http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./Field_Name_Descriptions_Part2.pdf EC Data MartHTML http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012. EC Data MartHTML http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./?lang=fr Beaufort SeaSHP http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./BeaufortSea.zip Beaufort SeaJSON http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./BeaufortSea.json Beaufort SeaCSV http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./BeaufortSea.csv Data DictionaryPDF http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./Field_Name_Descriptions_Part1_French.pdf Data DictionaryPDF http://donnees.ec.gc.ca/data/sites/scientificknowledge/shoreline-mapping-vector-data-for-the-canadian-arctic-based-on-low-altitude-helicopter-geo-tagged-videography-beaufort-sea-2010-2012./Field_Name_Descriptions_Part2_French.pdf Data Collection MethodologyHTML http://www.jcronline.org/doi/abs/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-14-00059.1

Shoreline mapping vector data for the Canadian Arctic based on low-altitude helicopter geo-tagged videography: Beaufort Sea 2010-2012

In the face of increasing economic opportunities in Canada's northern regions, the need to improve our state of preparedness for oil spill related emergencies in particular is critical. While significant efforts have been put towards documenting baseline coastal information across Canada’s southern regions, there is a large information gap regarding Arctic shorelines. Baseline coastal information such as shoreline form, substrate and vegetation type, is required for operational prioritization, coordination of on-site spill response activities (i.e., SCAT: Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique), as well as providing valuable information for wildlife and ecosystem management. A standardized methodology was developed to map shoreline characteristics at six study sites across the Canadian Arctic: James Bay, Resolute Bay, Hudson Bay, Labrador Coast, Victoria Strait, and Beaufort Sea. Geo-referenced high definition videography was collected during the summers of 2010 to 2012 along coastlines within the study sites. Detailed information (i.e. shoreline type, substrate, form, height, slope, fetch, access type, exposure, etc.) describing the upper intertidal, supratidal, and backshore zones was extracted from the video and entered into a geospatial database using a data collection form. This information was used to delimit and map alongshore segments in the upper intertidal zone. The result is a vector dataset containing thousands of linear shoreline segments ranging in length from 200 m and 2 km long. In total, almost seven thousand kilometers of northern shorelines were mapped, including twenty five different shoreline types based on the upper intertidal zone. This information will feed into a larger ongoing project focused on Arctic coastal ecosystems as well as serve as valuable information for oil spill response planning should the need arise. This database also provides valuable information for habitat management, local shoreline planning, can feed into environmental assessments or be used to aid research site selection.

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Beaufort Sea Dataset CSV English Access
Beaufort Sea Dataset JSON English Access
Beaufort Sea Dataset SHP English Access
Data Collection Methodology Guide HTML English Access
Data Collection Methodology Guide HTML English Access
Data Collection Methodology Guide HTML French Access
Data Dictionary Guide PDF English Access
Data Dictionary Guide PDF English Access
EC Data Mart Dataset HTML English Access
EC Data Mart Dataset HTML French Access
Beaufort Sea Dataset SHP French Access
Beaufort Sea Dataset JSON French Access
Beaufort Sea Dataset CSV French Access
Data Dictionary Guide PDF French Access
Data Dictionary Guide PDF French Access
Data Collection Methodology Guide HTML English Access

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