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Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies: Integrating Science ...

In response to the continued decline of coral reef ecosystem health, we developed a research program to define and understand the causes and effects of reef degradation and provided managers ...

Ecosystem Based Management: An Analysis of Nationa...

Ecosystem based management (EBM) is a holistic, adaptive approach to developing policies that ensure ecosystem sustainability, food and water security, and improve human health outcomes for future generations. Informed by ...

Evaluating Socioeconomic Indicators of Coastal Com...

Waterway in Cocodrie, Louisiana, a fishing, shrimping, and crabbing community in Terrebonne Parish. Credit: Seann Regan, NOAA. The project team will analyze socioeconomic data in and around working waterfronts in ...

Land Use and Ecosystem Health: Decision-making Too...

We are studying how land-use decisions affect the health of an area’s ecosystem. We are building models that show the consequences of land-use choices on the Chesapeake Bay health and ...

Linking Coral Reefs, Coastal Watersheds, and Human...

Our research project combines ecological studies, physical oceanographic research, and social science to reduce human impacts (e.g., runoff, sediment, and non-point source pollution) that threaten the coastal coral reefs of ...

Measuring the Human Dimensions of Coastal Ecosyste...

We are using social science to better understand the linkages between coastal ecosystems and human health and well-being, with the aim of providing information to managers responsible for natural resources, ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Implementat...

The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) is a framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate, and socioeconomic indicators at 10 priority coral reefs across the U.S. and its ...

Outdoor Recreation in Coastal Virginia

Taskinas Creek, a small tributary of the York River (Virginia). Credit: NOAA. Understanding who visits coastal and marine areas and why is crucial for natural resource managers. However, this information ...

Patterns of Visitation at Gray’s Reef National Mar...

Basic statistics on visitor use are lacking at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS). High-resolution satellite data, buoy camera pictures, and weather patterns will be used to quantify and predict ...

Social Values of Ecosystem Services in Marine Prot...

We explored the connections between humans and the places they live, work, and play. Specifically, we looked at how people use, how they value, and how they depend on the ...

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National Marine Ecosystem Status Website Provides ...

NOAA has announced a re-launch of its National Marine Ecosystem Status website, a tool that provides easy access to NOAA’s wide range of important coastal and marine ecosystem data. The ...

New Publication Provides Insight into Resident Per...

A new NOAA publication suggests that outreach efforts have been successful in communicating to the public the benefits provided by coral reef ecosystems. Study results indicate that in the U.S ...

NOAA Releases Infographic to Communicate Socioecon...

Caption: Screen grab of infographic for South Florida Trends, 2014-2019. Credit NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. Click here to view the full infographic. The Socioeconomic Component of the National Coral ...

StoryMap Highlights Boat Visitations at Gray’s Ree...

Fishing for red snapper at GRNMS. Credit NOAA ONMS. Information on the number and types of visitors to Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is needed to inform management decisions. A ...

U.S. Socio-economic Effects of Harmful Algal Bloom...

NCCOS Competitive Research Program (CRP) and the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) released proceedings from a 2020 workshop on the socio-economic ...

NOAA Publishes Results from Second Coral Reef Soci...

Figure 1. Map of South Florida in relation to total coral cover. Survey results are representative of the following 5 counties: Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe. Credit: NOAA ...

Podcast Explores Economics of Natural vs Armored S...

Some oceanfront landowners in Neskowin, Oregon, have chosen to use rock revetments, or rip-rap, to protect their properties from erosion. Their decision has implications for property values, public access, and ...

Visitation Patterns Measured at Gray’s Reef Nation...

NCCOS scientists completed the first stage of a collaborative and multidisciplinary study of visitor use patterns at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Understanding visitation at this marine protected area will ...

Scientists, Managers Identify Mapping Priorities f...

A sanctuary archaeologist explores the wreck of the wooden steam barge Shamrock, lost in Thunder Bay in 1905. Credit: Jennifer Idol. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and ...

Smaller, More User-friendly Sensor Developed to De...

NCCOS-supported scientists and engineers have developed a smaller and more user-friendly low cost sensor that fishermen can use to detect and track the onset of low oxygen events off the ...

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Data & Publications

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Socioeconomic Monitoring Component: Summary Findings for Hawai'i, 2015

This technical memorandum presents the findings from the initial Hawaiʻi NCRMP socioeconomic data collection. The report presents preliminary social indicators and provides examples of how composite indicators can be used to analyze changes over time in a long term setting ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Socioeconomic Monitoring Component: Summary Findings for Puerto Rico, 2015

This technical memorandum presents the findings from the initial Puerto Rico NCRMP socioeconomic data collection. The report presents preliminary social indicators and provides examples of how indicators can be used to analyze changes over time in a long-term setting. The ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Socioeconomic Monitoring Component. Summary Findings for American Samoa, 2014

This report outlines human dimensions information relevant to coral reef resources in American Samoa. The findings here are derived from a combination of data gathered through household surveys conducted in February 2014, and additional secondary sources of socioeconomic information for ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Socioeconomic Monitoring Component. Summary Findings for South Florida, 2014

This technical memorandum presents the findings from the initial South Florida NCRMP socioeconomic data collection. The report presents preliminary social indicators and provides examples of how indicators can be used to analyze changes over time in a long term setting ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in American Samoa

The socioeconomic survey data in this collection come from surveys of adult residents in American Samoa conducted as part of NOAA's ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Surveys are conducted on a recurring basis every 5-7 years for a ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Guam

The socioeconomic survey data in this collection come from surveys of adult residents in Guam conducted as part of NOAA's ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Surveys are conducted for a random stratified sample of households on the island ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Hawaii

The socioeconomic survey data in this collection come from surveys of adult residents in Hawaii conducted as part of NOAA's ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Surveys are conducted for a random stratified sample of households on a recurring ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Hawaii from 2014-11-11 to 2014-11-26 (NCEI Accession 0161545)

The data in this file comes from a survey of adult residents in Hawaii. The survey was conducted for a random stratified sample of households on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai in Hawaii in the ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Puerto Rico

The socioeconomic survey data in this collection come from surveys of adult residents in Puerto Rico conducted as part of NOAA's ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Surveys are conducted for a random stratified sample of households on a ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Puerto Rico from 2014-12-08 to 2015-02-20 (NCEI Accession 0161544)

The data in this file comes from a survey of adult residents in Puerto Rico. The survey was conducted for a random stratified sample of households in the nine socioeconomic regions of Aguadilla, Arecibo, Bayamon, Caguas, Carolina, Humacao, Mayaguez, Ponce, ...

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