This report provides a description of existing marine outreach and education programs and implementation gaps in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) as well as a series of action recommendations to improve communication efforts, summarizing the information collected for the Strategizing for Improved Outreach, Education and Communication Pertaining to USVI Marine and Fisheries Management and Conservation Project, which is part of the larger Marine Outreach and Education USVI Style (MOES-VI) effort. The overall goal for this project was to identify and describe the current state of marine outreach and education in the USVI, identify gaps and challenges in current efforts, and provide recommendations and objectives to fill identified needs. The primary inputs for this project were related reports and studies, as well as the observations, experiences, and opinions offered by those people most closely associated with marine outreach and education in the USVI. This plan is for anyone or any entity interested in past or proposing communications, outreach and education efforts regarding the marine environment and its resources in the USVI.
Citation: NOAA CRCP (2014). Marine Outreach and Education U.S. Virgin Islands Style Initiative: Strategizing For Improved Outreach, Education and Communication Pertaining to USVI Marine and Fisheries Management and Conservation, U.S. Virgin Islands. Final Report. Prepared by AECOM, Jenn Travis, and Bob Trumble. Christiansted, St. Croix.
Executive Summary (pdf, 1.76 MB)
Full Report (pdf, 11.9 MB)
Appendices A-D (pdf, 265 KB)
For more information contact:
Lia.Ortiz@noaa.gov (US Virgin Islands)
Lisamarie.Carrubba@noaa.gov (US Caribbean)