APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Data

Caribbean Sea Region

TABLE 11b.

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

DATA SET None Current Data Time-Series Data Data Projections TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # %
Aerial/Satellite Imagery 0 0 8 53 5 33 2 13 15 100
Archaeological/Cultural Resources 3 20 10 67 1 7 1 7 15 100
Bathymetric Elevation (depth of lake or ocean floors) 2 13 10 67 1 7 2 13 15 100
Benthic Environmental Data (bottom of rivers, lakes, or oceans) 1 7 10 67 3 20 1 7 15 100
Building Quantities & Types (commercial, industrial, residential) 0 0 7 47 5 33 3 20 15 100
Coastal Habitat 1 7 8 53 4 27 2 13 15 100
Economic Output by Business Sector 3 20 5 33 5 33 2 13 15 100
Employment by Business Sector 2 13 7 47 4 27 2 13 15 100
Land Cover and Land Cover Change 2 13 4 27 7 47 2 13 15 100
Land Use 0 0 6 40 6 40 3 20 15 100
Land Elevation 0 0 9 60 4 27 2 13 15 100
Marine Jurisdictional Boundaries 2 13 12 80 0 0 1 7 15 100
Navigational 5 33 8 53 1 7 1 7 15 100
Population Attributes (age, race, education, etc.) 2 13 7 47 2 13 4 27 15 100
Population Counts 0 0 8 53 3 20 4 27 15 100
Relative Sea Level Rise 2 13 3 20 2 13 8 53 15 100
Risk Management Data (e.g. storm surge, floodplain, etc.) 1 7 5 33 3 20 6 40 15 100
Shoreline Erosion 1 7 4 27 3 20 7 47 15 100
Wages/Earnings by Business Sector 4 27 4 27 5 33 2 13 15 100
Water Quality 4 27 3 20 6 40 2 13 15 100
Weather/Climate Data 3 20 5 33 3 20 4 27 15 100

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 11b lists 21 data sets for which Caribbean coastal region respondents were asked to identify needs to support planning practice, analysis, and research.

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

  1. Navigational (33%);
  2. Wages/Earnings by Business Sector (27%); and
  3. Water Quality (27%).

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

  1. Marine Jurisdictional Boundaries (80%);
  2. Archaeological/Cultural Resources (67%);
  3. Bathymetric Elevation (67%); and
  4. Benthic Environmental Data (67%).

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

  1. Land Cover and Land Cover Change (47%);
  2. Land Use (40%); and
  3. Water Quality (40%).

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

  1. Relative Sea Level Rise (53%);
  2. Shoreline Erosion (47%); and
  3. Risk Management Data (40%).