National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
Guam: 2023 Socioeconomic Survey
The second cycle of the Guam socioeconomic survey is scheduled for 2023.
In 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducted the first-ever National Coral Reef Monitoring Program resident survey in Guam. The national survey collects information on resident use of coral reefs, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of coral reefs and management. The survey has helped NOAA and the Guam Government improve programs designed to protect coral reefs at local, regional, and national levels, as well as inform continuing research and communication products.
The second cycle of socioeconomic surveys is being conducted during the spring of 2023. Starting in January, household residents of Guam will be randomly selected and invited to participate in the survey. The survey will be administered by students of the University of Guam (a neutral third party) and offered in English, Chuukese, CHamoru, and Korean languages.
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires federal agencies to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget each time they collect or sponsor the collection of information. Surveys must go through a rigorous review process that may include multiple reviews and require many months to be approved.
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