National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
Hawaii: 2020 Socioeconomic Survey
The second cycle of the Hawai'i socioeconomic survey occurred from April to June 2020.
In 2015, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducted the first-ever National Coral Reef Monitoring Program resident survey in Hawai'i. 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 Hawai'ian 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 was conducted from April to June of 2020. Households on the islands of Hawai'i, O'ahu, Maui, and Kauai were randomly selected to participate in the survey. The research team is currently analyzing data and developing information products.
May - September 2019: Partner engagement (sampling design and survey development)
April - August 2019: Hiring of subcontractor
September 2019 - March 2020: Surveying preparation
November - December 2019: Office of Management and Budget survey review and approval 
April - June 2020: Data collection
July - December 2020: Data quality assurance and control
January - August 2021: Data analyses, report writing
Fall 2021/Winter 2022: Report of findings; final report and infographics posted; data archived
The NCRMP socioeconomic team would like to acknowlege the following groups and organizations for their assistance in implementing the 2020 Hawai'i Socioeconomic Survey.
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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