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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.

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    Metadata :: Environmental Sensitivity Index - Prince William Sound, Alaska

Status: Complete
Start Date: 1997/01/01
Type: Data
End Date: 1999/12/31
Data Types: GIS
Primary Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Other Agencies
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

ISO Topics
biota, environment


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