NOAA’s Digital Coast web site not only includes data for coastal managers, but also also provides the tools, training, and information needed to turn these data into the information most needed by coastal resource management professionals. The site includes a section on using social science data in coastal management.
NOAA is sponsoring a webinar on July 11 from 2-3 pm EDT called “The Social Coast: Social Science, Simply Explained and Applied.” It will provide a guided tour of the Social Coast website and provide real-world success stories on using demographic and economic data in coastal management. The Social Coast website provides data, tools, training, and stories on one of the most important aspects of coastal management: the people. The Social Coast filters out the relevant demographic and economic data sets available through the Digital Coast, provides examples of how to use them, and demonstrates their benefits. These data narrow in on the coastal components of a broad range of demographic and economic data sets from agencies such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and others. Register for the webinar at https://noaacsc.adobeconnect.com/_a1005979616/july2012/event/registration.html