Data and Tools
This short guide includes:
a) One Pager on the Ocean and Coastal economies and populations: what they are, when to use, and things you need to know.
b) Short description of coastal population statistics.
c) Quick Facts on the Ocean and Coastal Economies.
The Spatial Trends in Coastal Socioeconomics – or STICS – Web site provides the coastal management community access to several national demographic and economic datasets recompiled in a variety of geographic units that managers must work with on a daily basis.
The STICS Web site offers three separate tools to facilitate quick data retrieval, comprehensive data downloads, and map-based queries and downloads: the Quick Report Tool, the Data Download Tool, and the Census 2000 Mapper.
A clear, simple, and engaging Web destination that will foster an increased awareness of the crucial importance of healthy coastal ecosystems to a robust U.S. economy, a safe population, and a sustainable quality of life for coastal residents.
The annual Fisheries Economics of the U.S. report and the periodic Fishing Communities of the U.S. report are part of the Fisheries Economics & Sociocultural Status & Trends series. This series is prepared by the Division of Economics & Social Analysis, Office of Science & Technology, NOAA Fisheries. Presented from an economic or sociocultural perspective, these reports contain descriptive statistics about U.S. commercial and recreational fishing activities, fishing communities, fishing- and marine-related industries, and related coastal and demographic information.
Economic information related to commercial and recreational fishing activities, and fishing-related industries in the United States are reported in the annualFisheries Economics of the U.S. statistical series. The primary purpose of this publication is to provide the public with easily accessible economic information about the Nation’s commercial and recreational fishing activities and associated fishing-related industries.
Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) describes six economic sectors that depend on the oceans and Great Lakes:
- Living Resources
- Marine Construction
- Marine Transportation
- Offshore Mineral Resources
- Ship and Boat Building
- Tourism and Recreation
ENOW contains annual time-series data for 448 coastal counties, 30 coastal states, and the nation, derived from data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Four economic indicators are provided:
- Gross Domestic Product
Launched in 2008, the Digital Coast is used to address timely coastal issues, including land use, coastal conservation, hazards, marine spatial planning, and climate change. One of the goals behind the creation of the Digital Coast was to unify groups that might not otherwise work together. This partnership network is building not only a website, but also a strong collaboration of coastal professionals intent on addressing coastal resource management needs. Website content is provided by numerous organizations, but all must meet the site’s quality and applicability standards.