Category Archives: National

Introduction to Stakeholder Participation

Introduction to Stakeholder Participation Summary: This document briefly examines several important aspects of stakeholder participation. While little consensus exists on stakeholder participation methods and procedures, and there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach, this guide presents a set of procedural elements common to many effective… methods. Authors: NOAA Coastal Services Center Date: 2007 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: NOAA Coastal

Introduction to Conducting Focus Groups

Introduction to Conducting Focus Groups Summary: To be an effective steward of a region’s coastal resources, it is important to know as much as possible about the thoughts and perceptions of the region’s citizens. A focus group is a good tool to use, because a focus group requires a relatively small portion of time from a

Stakeholder Engagement Strategies for Participatory Mapping

Stakeholder Engagement Strategies for Participatory Mapping Summary: Participatory mapping is a general term used to define a growing toolbox of techniques that can help communities make land use decisions. This publication provides some simple strategies for facilitators leading a participatory mapping process. While there are many aspects of participatory mapping, thispublication focuses primarily on stakeholder involvement.

Environmental Sensitivity Index Mapping

Environmental Sensitivity Index Mapping Summary: The most widely used approach to sensitive environment mapping in the United States is NOAA’s Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI). This approach systematically compiles information in standard formats for coastal shoreline sensitivity, biological resources, and human use resources. Authors: NOAA National Ocean Service Date: 2008 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: NOAA National Ocean Service

Smart Growth for Coastal and Waterfront Communities

Smart Growth for Coastal and Waterfront Communities Summary: This guide begins with an overview of some of the challenges and opportunities that communities along the water face. Ten sections follow, one for each of the smart growth coastal and waterfront elements. Authors: NOAA National Ocean Service Date: 2009 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: NOAA National Ocean Service Document

Appendices for Strategic Advice on Designing and Implementing Coastal and Marine Spatial Plans: A Report from the NOAA Science Advisory Board

Appendices for Strategic Advice on Designing and Implementing Coastal and Marine Spatial Plans: A Report from the NOAA Science Advisory Board Summary: Questions and answers for the review of marine spatial management plans. Authors: NOAA Science Advisory Board Date: 2011 Geography: USA-National Source or Agency: Not Applicable Organization: NOAA Science Advisory Board Document Type: Papers and Reports

Ending the Range Wars on the Last Frontier: Zoning the Sea

Ending the Range Wars on the Last Frontier: Zoning the Sea Summary: This concluding chapter considers an ecosystem based management tool—ocean zoning—that has the potential to move humankind toward protection, recovery, and sustainable use of the sea’s biodiversity, a state more desirable than the one toward which current practices are forcing the oceans and our species.

Place-Based Ecosystem Management in the Open Ocean

Place-Based Ecosystem Management in the Open Ocean Summary: Effective place-based management of oceanic species will require population and ecosystem research and monitoring to help managers set ecologically sustainable catch limits. It will require precautionary decision making that makes protecting and recovering biodiversity the highest priority.… Authors: Norse, E., Crowder, L. B., Gjerde, K., Hyrenbach, D., Roberts, C.,

The Analysis of Governance Responses to Ecosystem Change: A Handbook for Assembling a Baseline

The Analysis of Governance Responses to Ecosystem Change: A Handbook for Assembling a Baseline Summary: This Guide describes conceptual frameworks and methods for examining the governance dimensions of ecosystem change in coastal regions. It offers a step-by-step process for assembling a baseline of trends in the condition and use of the ecosystem or ecosystems in a

New Discourses on Ocean Governance: Understanding Property Rights and the Public Trust

New Discourses on Ocean Governance: Understanding Property Rights and the Public Trust Summary:  begin with a look at how societal views and laws regarding ocean space have changed from the sixteenth century to the present. New ocean discourses are likely to lead to new systems of ocean governance to deal with new uses and conflicts arising