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Field Value

Title

Estuary Water Quality Data Compilation - SOC 2010

Abstract

Estuary water quality data (chlorophyll a, salinity and turbidity) were accessed and collated from a wide range of sources in 2007/2008 to assist with the production of the 'Estuaries and Coastal Lakes' theme of the first round of NSW State of the Catchments (SOC) reports.; ; Data sources included NSW government departments, local councils, water supply authorities, universities and consultants. The original data were collected for a variety of reasons including:; compliance with environmental standards (ie assess the impact of STPs on receiving waters) ; SoE reporting; planning and management; research; ; The source data have been compiled into one Excel spreadsheet with 78 fixed format Excel worksheets, one for each estuary. Where provided the location of water quality monitoring sites is provided as a spatial dataset.; ; The method of data collection, units of measure, data quality, and period of record varies between data providers. Data were subjected to a quality assurance process before being accepted into the database. Some data are subject to agreement with the individual data providers and have been removed from the dataset.; ; The data were used for developing a new classification system based on the response of chlorophyll a to nutrient loading from the catchment. The classification system was then applied to defining reference condition, trigger values (chlorophyll a and turbidity) for management action and the extent of compliance of water samples with the trigger values.

Resource locator

Water Estuary WaterQualitySOC2010

Name: Water Estuary WaterQualitySOC2010

Protocol: WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-http--download

Function: download

Unique resource identifier

Code

31f6acc8-8dde-4e99-b799-26fa20edf2e1

Presentation form

documentDigital

Edition

Not known

Dataset language

eng

Metadata standard

Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Version

1.1

Dataset URI

https://datasets.seed.nsw.gov.au/dataset/31f6acc8-8dde-4e99-b799-26fa20edf2e1

Purpose

This estuary dataset was developed under a new Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) Program initiated by the NSW Government in 2007 to assess and better manage the health of natural resources across the State. The MER Program is in response to the NSW Natural Resources MER Strategy which has the objective of providing appropriate information for decision-making by natural resource managers.

Status

historicalArchive

Spatial representation type

textTable

Spatial reference system

Authority code

GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)

Code identifying the spatial reference system

4283

Equivalent scale

1:None

Additional information source

This dataset also contains sampling locations for data collection as part of the NSW Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Program (Estuaries Theme). Those sampling locations are not discrete sampling sites as composite sampling is carried out along transects and within zones. The coordinates in the spatial dataset represent the midpoint of the transects/zones.; ; Sites in the spatial dataset have been located using coordinates provided, where no exact monitoring location is known, sample sites are located in the estuary entrance and 'unknown coordinates' is displayed in the Site Name field.

Classification of spatial data and services

Field Value

Topic category

oceans

Keywords

Field Value

Keyword set

keyword value

MARINE-Estuaries

Originating controlled vocabulary

Title

ANZLIC Search Words

Reference date

2008-05-16

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

148

East bounding longitude

154

North bounding latitude

-37.5

South bounding latitude

-28

Vertical extent information

Minimum value

-100

Maximum value

2228

Coordinate reference system

Authority code

urn:ogc:def:cs:EPSG::

Code identifying the coordinate reference system

5711

Temporal extent

Begin position

1978-01-01

End position

N/A

Dataset reference date

Date type

creation

Effective date

2010-08-19

Date type

publication

Effective date

2010-08-19

Date type

revision

Effective date

2011-09-19

Resource maintenance

Maintenance and update frequency

irregular

Contact info

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Quality and validity

Field Value

Lineage

Original data were produced by field sampling, in situ measurements and laboratory analysis. Datasets were supplied as Excel files of varying format by data providers. Data have been compiled into 78 fixed format Excel spreadsheet files, one for each estuary, and subjected to a quality assurance process. Data subject to licensing restrictions has been removed.; ; Where provided by individual data custodians the location of water quality monitoring sites has been compiled into a separate spatial dataset. This dataset was compiled by Cardno Pty Ltd on behalf of OEH.

Constraints related to access and use

Field Value

Constraint set

Use constraints

This data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 Attribute 'Department of Planning, Industry and Environment ' in publications using this data.

Limitations on public access

Data Quality

Field Value

Scope

dataset

Completeness Commission

Date type

revision

Effective date

2001-01-01

Explanation

Completeness Ommission

Date type

revision

Effective date

2001-01-01

Explanation

Topological Consistency

Explanation

Checked for missing attributes All attributes were checked

Responsible organisations

Field Value

Responsible party

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Web address

http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/

Responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Field Value

Metadata point of contact

Contact position

Data Broker

Organisation name

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Full postal address

PO Box A290

Sydney South

NSW

1232

Australia

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Telephone number

131555

Facsimile number

02 9995 5999

Email address

data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au

Responsible party role

distributor

Metadata date

2010-08-19

Metadata language

eng