APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Data

Pacific Islands Region

TABLE 4j.

Respondents' data needs for planning practice/analysis/research (Question #12)a: Pacific Islands

DATA SET None Current Data Time-Series Data Data Projections TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # %
Aerial/Satellite Imagery 3 10 13 45 9 31 4 14 29 100
Archaeological/Cultural Resources 4 14 19 66 5 17 1 3 29 100
Bathymetric Elevation (depth of lake or ocean floors) 9 31 15 52 3 10 2 7 29 100
Benthic Environmental Data (bottom of rivers, lakes, or oceans) 10 34 16 55 1 3 2 7 29 100
Building Quantities & Types (commercial, industrial, residential) 6 21 16 55 4 14 3 10 29 100
Coastal Habitat 6 21 13 45 8 28 2 7 29 100
Economic Output by Business Sector 11 38 11 38 5 17 2 7 29 100
Employment by Business Sector 10 34 10 34 6 21 3 10 29 100
Land Cover and Land Cover Change 3 10 9 31 14 48 3 10 29 100
Land Use 3 10 13 45 8 28 5 17 29 100
Land Elevation 5 17 19 66 3 10 2 7 29 100
Marine Jurisdictional Boundaries 10 34 18 62 1 3 0 0 29 100
Navigational 11 38 15 52 2 7 1 3 29 100
Population Attributes (age, race, education, etc.) 6 21 10 34 6 21 7 24 29 100
Population Counts 6 21 13 45 4 14 6 21 29 100
Relative Sea Level Rise 4 14 5 17 11 38 9 31 29 100
Risk Management Data (e.g. storm surge, floodplain, etc.) 2 7 13 45 4 14 10 34 29 100
Shoreline Erosion 3 10 7 24 13 45 6 21 29 100
Wages/Earnings by Business Sector 9 31 13 45 4 14 3 10 29 100
Water Quality 5 17 16 55 7 24 1 3 29 100
Weather/Climate Data 6 21 11 38 7 24 5 17 29 100

a. Responses to Question #13 (What other data needs do you have to best support your planning practice/ analysis/research?) are provided in the Raw Survey Response Matrix.


Table 4j lists 21 data sets for which Pacific Islands coastal region respondents were asked to identify needs to support planning practice, analysis, and research.

The five data sets with the highest percentage of respondents indicating they had no need are:

  1. Navigational (38%);
  2. Economic Output by Business Sector (38%);
  3. Benthic Environmental Data (34%);
  4. Employment by Business Sector (34%); and
  5. Marine Jurisdictional Boundaries (34%).

The five data sets with the highest percentage of respondents indicating they needed current data are:

  1. Land Elevation (66%);
  2. Archaeological/Cultural Resources (66%);
  3. Marine Jurisdictional Boundaries (62%);
  4. Building Quantities & Types (55%); and
  5. Water Quality (55%). 

The five data sets with the highest percentage of respondents indicating they needed time-series data are:

  1. Land Cover and Land Cover Change (48%);
  2. Shoreline Erosion (45%);
  3. Relative Sea Level Rise (38%);
  4. Aerial/Satellite Imagery (31%); and
  5. Land Use (28%).

The five data sets with the highest percentage of respondents indicating they needed data projections are:

  1. Risk Management Data (34%);
  2. Relative Sea Level Rise (31%);
  3. Population Attributes (24%);
  4. Population Counts (21%); and
  5. Shoreline Erosion (21%).