APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Issues

Pacific Islands Region

TABLE 3j.

Priority of Issues for Respondents' planning practice/analysis/research (Question #10): Pacific Islands

ISSUE Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Climate Change Impacts 8 28 7 24 6 21 6 21 1 3 1 3 29 100
Coastal Storms 14 48 4 14 2 7 6 21 1 3 2 7 29 100
Commercial Fishing 2 7 7 24 5 17 5 17 4 14 6 21 29 100
Conservation 12 41 11 38 3 10 3 10 0 0 0 0 29 100
Cultural and Heritage Resource Mgmt 13 45 9 31 4 14 2 7 1 3 0 0 29 100
Economic Development 9 31 8 28 7 24 4 14 1 3 0 0 29 100
Energy Development (incl. alternative) 7 24 7 24 9 31 2 7 3 10 1 3 29 100
Fiscal Planning 4 14 8 28 7 24 7 24 2 7 1 3 29 100
Flooding/Inundation/Storm Surge 19 66 4 14 5 17 1 3 0 0 0 0 29 100
Food Systems/Agriculture 7 24 9 31 8 28 1 3 3 10 1 3 29 100
Habitat Systems Restore & Monitor 7 24 12 41 6 21 2 7 1 3 1 3 29 100
Hazards Management 11 38 9 31 5 17 4 14 0 0 0 0 29 100
Infrastructure/Utilities Development 7 24 11 38 10 34 0 0 1 3 0 0 29 100
Land Use Planning/Growth Mgmt 17 59 8 28 3 10 0 0 1 3 0 0 29 100
Nearshore/Offshore Habitat Mapping 5 17 8 28 9 31 1 3 4 14 2 7 29 100
Nonpoint Source Pollution 5 17 9 31 8 28 3 10 3 10 1 3 29 100
Oil/Pollutant Spill Response 4 14 5 17 6 21 4 14 6 21 4 14 29 100
Population Migration 4 14 5 17 6 21 7 24 5 17 2 7 29 100
Port/Harbor/Marina Development 7 24 8 28 5 17 3 10 3 10 3 10 29 100
Protected Area Management 11 38 7 24 7 24 3 10 1 3 0 0 29 100
Protected Species Management 10 34 9 31 4 14 3 10 2 7 1 3 29 100
Public Access 9 31 10 34 5 17 2 7 2 7 1 3 29 100
Recreation and Tourism 6 21 8 28 10 34 2 7 2 7 1 3 29 100
Resilience 8 28 6 21 6 21 1 3 4 14 4 14 29 100
Sea Level Rise/Lake Level Change 10 34 9 31 5 17 2 7 2 7 1 3 29 100
Shoreline Change Management 13 45 7 24 4 14 0 0 4 14 1 3 29 100
Submerged Lands Management 4 14 4 14 8 28 5 17 6 21 2 7 29 100
Subsidence 4 14 5 17 7 24 6 21 6 21 1 3 29 100
Sustainability 9 31 6 21 8 28 2 7 4 14 0 0 29 100
Transportation (ground) 12 41 8 28 6 21 1 3 2 7 0 0 29 100
Transportation (marine) 6 21 10 34 5 17 2 7 4 14 2 7 29 100
Tsunami (including seiche) 12 41 7 24 5 17 1 3 2 7 2 7 29 100
Water Quality Monitoring 8 28 8 28 6 21 4 14 2 7 1 3 29 100
Waterfront & Brownfield Development 8 28 6 21 6 21 4 14 3 10 2 7 29 100
Wetland Loss 8 28 8 28 3 10 5 17 4 14 1 3 29 100
Working Waterfronts 6 21 6 21 8 28 4 14 2 7 3 10 29 100

a. Not Applicable


Table 3j lists 36 issues for which Pacific Islands coastal region respondents were asked to rate priorities for planning practice, analysis, and research. The five issues with the highest percentage of very high or high priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Land Use Planning/Growth Management (87%)
  2. Flooding/Inundation/Storm Surge (80%)
  3. Conservation (79%)
  4. Cultural and Heritage Resource Management (76%)
  5. Transportation (ground) (69%)

The five issues with the highest percentage of low or very low or "Not Applicable" priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Commercial Fishing (52%);
  2. Oil/Pollutant Spill Response (49%);
  3. Population Migration (48%);
  4. Submerged Lands Management (45%); and
  5. Subsidence (45%).