APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Tools

Arctic Region

TABLE 5c.

Importance of Tools for Respondents' planning practice/analysis/research (Question #14)b: Arctic

TOOL Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Airborne LIDAR Data Process & Anal. 8 40 1 5 5 25 2 10 1 5 3 15 20 100
Benthic Terrain Modeler 1 5 3 15 7 35 1 5 6 30 2 10 20 100
C-CAP Land Cover Atlas 3 15 6 30 7 35 4 20 0 0 0 0 20 100
CanVis Visual Simulation 4 20 5 25 6 30 3 15 0 0 2 10 20 100
Chart Reprojector 1 5 7 35 4 20 5 25 1 5 2 10 20 100
Coastal County Snapshots 4 20 6 30 6 30 2 10 1 5 1 5 20 100
Cumulative Impacts Model 7 35 8 40 0 0 2 10 2 10 1 5 20 100
Digital Shoreline Analysis System 4 20 8 40 3 15 2 10 2 10 1 5 20 100
eCoastal Tools 2 10 7 35 8 40 0 0 1 5 2 10 20 100
Electronic Navigational Chart Handler 1 5 2 10 6 30 6 30 2 10 3 15 20 100
Essential Fish Habitat Mapper 5 25 5 25 5 25 2 10 1 5 2 10 20 100
FUSION 6 30 6 30 3 15 2 10 1 5 2 10 20 100
Habitat Priority Planner 6 30 5 25 5 25 1 5 1 5 2 10 20 100
Hazard Assessment Template 9 45 4 20 4 20 1 5 0 0 2 10 20 100
Hazards US Multi-Hazard HAZUS-MH 8 40 7 35 2 10 2 10 0 0 1 5 20 100
Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS 1 5 4 20 2 10 2 10 4 20 7 35 20 100
Impervious Surface Analysis Tool 3 15 3 15 6 30 4 20 0 0 4 20 20 100
Landscape Fragmentation Tool 2 10 6 30 2 10 6 30 0 0 4 20 20 100
Legislative Atlas 3 15 2 10 7 35 4 20 1 5 3 15 20 100
Lidar Data Handler 8 40 3 15 3 15 2 10 0 0 4 20 20 100
MarineMap 2 10 7 35 3 15 3 15 2 10 3 15 20 100
Marxan with Zones 1 5 6 30 3 15 4 20 2 10 4 20 20 100
Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre 1 5 5 25 4 20 6 30 1 5 3 15 20 100
Nautical Chart Viewer 2 10 0 0 8 40 3 15 3 15 4 20 20 100
Nonpt-Source Pollute & Ersn Compare 4 20 3 15 4 20 4 20 2 10 3 15 20 100
Pract Toolkit Marine Consv Agreemnts 2 10 4 20 3 15 4 20 4 20 3 15 20 100
Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model 2 10 4 20 5 25 4 20 3 15 2 10 20 100
Sea Lev Rise & Coast Flood Freq View 4 20 6 30 3 15 3 15 2 10 2 10 20 100
Soil Data Viewer 4 20 4 20 5 25 3 15 2 10 2 10 20 100
Spatial Trends Coast Socioecon Quick 4 20 5 25 6 30 3 15 1 5 1 5 20 100
Storm Data Resource Guide 2 10 6 30 6 30 3 15 2 10 1 5 20 100
Storm Mapping Tutorial 1 5 8 40 3 15 3 15 4 20 1 5 20 100
Topograph & Bathym Data Inventory 5 25 6 30 3 15 4 20 1 5 1 5 20 100
US Marine Protected Area Online Map 3 15 2 10 7 35 3 15 3 15 2 10 20 100
Vdatum 3 15 5 25 6 30 3 15 1 5 2 10 20 100
Wave Exposure Model 2 10 8 40 4 20 2 10 2 10 2 10 20 100

a. Not Applicable

b. Responses to Question #15 (What other coastal decision support tools (including models) would improve your planning practice/analysis/research?) are provided in the Raw Survey Response Matrix.


Table 5c lists 36 tools for which Arctic coastal region respondents were asked to rate importance for planning practice, analysis, and research. The five tools with the highest percentage of very high or high importance ratings from respondents are:

  1. Cumulative Impacts Model1 (75%);
  2. Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH) (75%);
  3. Hazard Assessment Template2 (65%);
  4. Digital Shoreline Analysis System3 (60%); and
  5. FUSION4 (60%).


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

  1. Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS (65%);
  2. Electronic Navigational Chart Handler (55%);
  3. Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (55%);
  4. Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre (50%); and
  5. Nautical Chart Viewer (50%)

Endnotes

1. The Cumulative Impacts Model Provides estimates of human impacts on ocean ecosystems from a host of activities.

2. Hazard Assessment Template offers guidance on developing a website that addresses hazard-related data specific for your region.

3. Digital Shoreline Analysis System computes rate-of-change statistics from multiple historic shoreline positions.

4. FUSION assists users in viewing, analyzing, and processing lidar data sets.