Socio-economic monitoring for US Coral Reef Jurisdictions
Coral Reef Conservation Program & National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Type Period Note:
"Webinar presented by the NCRMP Social Science Team, 9 January 2014. NOAAs Coral Reef Conservation Program, in partnership with the Hollings Marine Laboratory, is leading a new effort to incorporate social and economic monitoring into the national monitoring plan for US coral reef jurisdictions. The National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP) is a strategic framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate and (for the first time) socioeconomic indicators in US coral reef areas across the U.S and its territories. The socioeconomic component will include gathering a wide variety of information, including population demographics, use of coral reef resources, and knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of coral reef resources and management. The overall goal of the socioeconomic monitoring component is to track relevant information regarding each jurisdictions social and economic structure in order to investigate both the impacts of society on coral reefs, and the contributions of healthy corals to nearby communities.The NCRMP Social Team will present prioritized indicators, monitoring methods, and examples from the field in order to highlight the role of social monitoring in resource management."
National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP)
FY2012 CRCP Project ID 626; Project Title: NCRMP Social Science Activities; Principal Investigator: Christy Loper