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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COASTAL AND MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING REFERENCE MATERIALS
The Marine Planning Project Team is pleased to offer the Coastal Management Community access to a comprehensive body of reference materials designed to inform, educate and facilitate the implementation of coastal and marine spatial planning. Whether your work is just beginning or well underway, the Select Bibliography offers access to an international library of case studies, training materials, papers and reports that pertain to the process and implementation of marine planning.
KEY QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION BY U.S. COASTAL MANAGERS WHILE IMPLEMENTING COASTAL AND MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING (CMSP)
This document identifies key questions – organized according to steps in the CMSP process – that are important for coastal managers and other stakeholders to answer while implementing marine planning. While conducting the gap analysis for the Marine Planning curriculum, Project Staff considered the questions, tools, inputs and outputs of the marine planning process, and whether these were met by the available training materials. These questions are designed such that, when answered, workshop participants will come away with a working understanding of their maritime domain, their community, and the process of marine planning. This list of questions was created by consulting the University of Rhode Island (URI) and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) workshop curricula as well as from source materials in the Marine Planning Bibliography.
SUMMARY OF APRIL, 2012 SURVEY OF U.S. COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS
During April, 2012 an electronic Survey (the Survey) was developed for and distributed to the broader U.S. Coastal Management Community. The Survey was sent by e-mail invitation to 566 regional coastal managers recommended by staff at Coastal States Organization and by individual Marine Planning Steering Committee members. A public link to the Survey was made available at the Marine Planning project website while notice of the Survey opening was made available in the April 20, 2012 Coastal States Organization electronic newsletter. The Survey was undertaken to assist the Marine Planning Project Team in their understanding – from the Coastal Manager’s perspective – of the current state of marine planning efforts, where (regionally) they were most engaged in the marine planning process and which training materials they believed to be were deficient or absent and which circumstances or conditions facilitated or impeded their marine planning implementation work.
The survey included 16 multiple choice questions each of which offered space for write in comments. The reporting and summary results include answers grouped by subject matter: characterization of the population of respondents, reporting on the current “state of CMSP efforts” and the list of desirable, additional training and tools.Comments are not included in the Summary results.