APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Communication Challenges

Great Lakes Region

TABLE 8i.

Communicating Coastal or Marine Planning Information to Users (Question #19): Great Lakes

LEVEL OF EASE # %
Very Easy 5 4.5
Somewhat Easy 11 10.0
Neutral 46 41.8
Somewhat Difficult 27 24.5
Very Difficult 7 6.4
Not Applicable 14 12.7
TOTAL 110 100.0

Table 8i shows how 110 respondents from the Great Lakes coastal region rated the ease with which they communicate coastal or marine planning information to users of their planning practice, analysis, and research. Less than 15% responded that communicating coastal or marine planning information is very or somewhat easy, while nearly 31% responded that communicating coastal or marine planning information is very or somewhat difficult. Nearly 13% of respondents apparently do not communicate coastal or marine planning information to users, as indicated by their "Not Applicable" response.