National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Environmental Sensitivity Index - Prince William Sound, Alaska
This data set is available from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and comprises the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) data for Prince William Sound, Alaska. ESI data characterize estuarine environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources. This data set contains the Environmental Sensitivity Index shoreline data.
The ESI data were collected, mapped, and digitized to provide environmental data for oil spill planning and response. The Clean Water Act with amendments by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 requires response plans for immediate and effective protection of sensitive resources.
Data and Resources
Start Date: 1997/01/01
End Date: 1999/12/31
Data Types: GIS