Rhode Island Renewable Energy Zone

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Publication_Date: 20100816
Publication_Time: 000000
Title: Rhode Island Renewable Energy Zone
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Publication_Date: 20111022
Publication_Time: 000000
Title: Rhode Island Special Area Management Plan
Other_Citation_Details:
For More Information:
<http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/oceansamp/>
Description:
Abstract:
Global warming is perhaps the most critical issue of the 21st century. It is already accelerating sea level rise, leading to beach erosion, property losses, and increasing Rhode Island's vulnerability to hurricanes and floods. Climate change may adversely affect food supply, public health, and the economy. Rhode Island is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by using renewable energy resources, primarily offshore wind farms, to meet 15 percent of its energy needs. From 2008 to 2010, through a public policy process that includes scientific research and stakeholder involvement, the Ocean SAMP will make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to zone its offshore waters for diverse activities including renewable energy development. This process will also protect current uses and habitats through zones for commercial fishing; critical habitats for fish, marine animals, and birds; marine transport; and more
Purpose:
A Renewable Energy Zone, approximately 2 km wide (landward from state water boundary), extending from a location east to southwest of Block Island has been selected as the most suitable area for offshore renewable energy development in the Ocean SAMP area. This zone is graphically depicted in Figure 8.35 within the RI OceanSAMP Volume 1 document available at: <http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/oceansamp/>
Supplemental_Information: <http://www.narrbay.org/d_projects/oceansamp/>
Status:
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.653562
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.477057
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.168668
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.095891
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: OceanSAMP
Theme_Keyword: Renewable Energy
Theme_Keyword: Offshore
Theme_Keyword: Marine Spatial Planning
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: University of Rhode Island
Contact_Position: Research Associate
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: University of Rhode Island
Address: Coastal Institute at Kingston
Address: 1 Greenhouse Road
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8-4
Data_Set_Credit: RI OceanSAMP Project Team
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset was obtained from URI and projected to GCS NAD 83.
Process_Date: 2012-10-23
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: RPS-ASA
Contact_Person: Rachel Shmookler
Contact_Position: Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 55 Village Sq. Dr.
City: South Kingstown
State_or_Province: Ri
Postal_Code: 02906
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 4017896224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected]

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

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Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

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Entity_Type_Label: RenewableEnergyZone
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121022
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: University of RHode Island
Contact_Position: Research Associate
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: University of Rhode Island
Address: Coastal Institute at Kingston
Address: 1 Greenhouse Road
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02881
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 401-874-5054
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8-4
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
<DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;"><DIV><P><SPAN>Not for navigation. These data are for visualization purposes only and were developed to highlight potential use conflicts in the RI coastal zone.</SPAN></P></DIV></DIV>

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