Natural infrastructure, such as seagrass beds, oyster reefs, and sand dunes can aid in protecting coastal communities. Without these natural defenses, storm surge, erosion, and sea level rise can have ... Read More
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 ... Read More
This two-year project is determining the economic value of the reduction in storm impacts to coastal communities due to the presence of natural infrastructure in the region associated with the ... Read More
A new publication describes human dimension information related to coral reef resources in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) findings come ... Read More
This week's National Ocean Service Science Seminar features "An Overview of Social Science Research within the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science" on Thursday, May 5 from 12–1 pm ET ... Read More
The Biennial Social Coast Forum held in Charleston, South Carolina earlier this month brought social scientists and coastal managers together to share information and research about people - where they ... Read More
The International Symposium for Society and Natural Resources held June 13-18, 2015 in Charleston, SC, featured several NCCOS social science research efforts ranging from socioeconomic monitoring in the US coral ... Read More
This report presents a framework and provides findings from a community vulnerability assessment analysis conducted in the Choptank Habitat Focus Area (HFA) within the Chesapeake Bay. Due to the strong connectivity between Chesapeake Bay communities and their environment, the risks ... Read More
This report provides findings from an analysis and evaluation of the economic effects of potential measures to manage the co-occurrence of shipping traffic and whales in the Channel Islands region off the coast of California. These potential management measures are ... Read More
Non-commercial fishing, which includes recreational and subsistence fishing activity, is part of the culture and heritage of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Residents of USVI fish for enjoyment, to gather food, to bond with others, as well as for gifting ... Read More
This study focuses on the ecosystem of coastal habitats (e.g., seagrass beds, marshes, and coastal forests), which operate as natural infrastructure, and can benefit coastal communities, other types of human development, and economic activity by reducing the impacts of coastal ... Read More
This report details the results of a survey effort conducted by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science in coastal Georgia which included the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. The survey instrument ... Read More
This report presents the findings of a survey initiative conducted to gauge the social values of ecosystem services of the visitors, seasonal residents, and permanent residents of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve). In order to gauge the perceived ... Read More
This report outlines human dimensions information relevant to coral reef resources in Guam. The findings here are derived from a combination of data gathered through household surveys conducted from February to July of 2016, and additional secondary sources of socioeconomic ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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