APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Communication Challenges

Atlantic Northeast Region

TABLE 8f.

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

LEVEL OF EASE # %
Very Easy 2 1.5
Somewhat Easy 17 12.5
Neutral 60 44.1
Somewhat Difficult 34 25.0
Very Difficult 11 8.1
Not Applicable 12 8.8
TOTAL 136 100.0

Table 8f shows how 136 respondents from the Atlantic Northeast coastal region rated the ease with which they communicate coastal or marine planning information to users of their planning practice, analysis, and research. Only 14% responded that communicating coastal or marine planning information is very or somewhat easy, while over 33% responded that communicating coastal or marine planning information is very or somewhat difficult. Nearly 9% of respondents apparently do not communicate coastal or marine planning information to users, as indicated by their "Not Applicable" response.

Because other questions in this series allowed multiple responses, it is not possible to produce valid regional cross-tabulations for them.