Introduction to Conducting Focus Groups Summary: To be an effective steward of a regions coastal resources, it is important to know as much as possible about the thoughts and perceptions of the regions citizens. A focus group is a good tool to use, because a focus group requires a relatively small portion of time from a
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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.
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
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
Climate Change: Three Choices Adapt, Mitigate, Suffer Summary: Because of their proximity to and reliance upon the ocean and its resources, the coastal states have substantial and significant interests in the protection, management, and development of the resources of the exclusive economic zone that can only be served by the active participation of coastal … Authors: Rhode Island
Compatibility Determination: Considerations for Siting Coastal and Ocean Uses Summary: This draft report is one of several prepared under contract to the Massachusetts Ocean Partnership (MOP) to support the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) in its development of the integrated coastal ocean management plan mandated by the MA Oceans Act of2008. Authors: The