APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Tools

Caribbean Sea Region

TABLE 5f.

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

TOOL Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Airborne LIDAR Data Process & Anal. 4 27 4 27 3 20 2 13 0 0 2 13 15 100
Benthic Terrain Modeler 3 20 2 13 4 27 3 20 1 7 2 13 15 100
C-CAP Land Cover Atlas 4 27 5 33 2 13 2 13 0 0 2 13 15 100
CanVis Visual Simulation 5 33 4 27 2 13 2 13 0 0 2 13 15 100
Chart Reprojector 4 27 1 7 2 13 2 13 2 13 4 27 15 100
Coastal County Snapshots 8 53 2 13 1 7 2 13 1 7 1 7 15 100
Cumulative Impacts Model 4 27 4 27 4 27 0 0 1 7 2 13 15 100
Digital Shoreline Analysis System 5 33 5 33 2 13 0 0 1 7 2 13 15 100
eCoastal Tools 3 20 2 13 6 40 0 0 2 13 2 13 15 100
Electronic Navigational Chart Handler 4 27 1 7 4 27 1 7 2 13 3 20 15 100
Essential Fish Habitat Mapper 3 20 3 20 5 33 0 0 3 20 1 7 15 100
FUSION 4 27 3 20 3 20 2 13 0 0 3 20 15 100
Habitat Priority Planner 4 27 4 27 3 20 3 20 0 0 1 7 15 100
Hazard Assessment Template 8 53 3 20 1 7 1 7 0 0 2 13 15 100
Hazards US Multi-Hazard HAZUS-MH 6 40 5 33 1 7 1 7 0 0 2 13 15 100
Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS 9 60 2 13 2 13 0 0 0 0 2 13 15 100
Impervious Surface Analysis Tool 5 33 8 53 1 7 1 7 0 0 0 0 15 100
Landscape Fragmentation Tool 5 33 3 20 3 20 1 7 0 0 3 20 15 100
Legislative Atlas 4 27 3 20 2 13 1 7 3 20 2 13 15 100
Lidar Data Handler 5 33 2 13 4 27 1 7 0 0 3 20 15 100
MarineMap 5 33 3 20 1 7 2 13 1 7 3 20 15 100
Marxan with Zones 3 20 3 20 5 33 1 7 1 7 2 13 15 100
Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre 2 13 4 27 5 33 0 0 1 7 3 20 15 100
Nautical Chart Viewer 3 20 3 20 4 27 0 0 2 13 3 20 15 100
Nonpt-Source Pollute & Ersn Compare 4 27 4 27 3 20 0 0 3 20 1 7 15 100
Pract Toolkit Marine Consv Agreemnts 4 27 2 13 2 13 2 13 2 13 3 20 15 100
Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model 6 40 4 27 2 13 0 0 1 7 2 13 15 100
Sea Lev Rise & Coast Flood Freq View 8 53 3 20 2 13 0 0 0 0 2 13 15 100
Soil Data Viewer 4 27 3 20 4 27 0 0 2 13 2 13 15 100
Spatial Trends Coast Socioecon Quick 3 20 4 27 5 33 0 0 1 7 2 13 15 100
Storm Data Resource Guide 5 33 1 7 3 20 1 7 3 20 2 13 15 100
Storm Mapping Tutorial 3 20 4 27 2 13 1 7 2 13 3 20 15 100
Topograph & Bathym Data Inventory 5 33 4 27 3 20 0 0 1 7 2 13 15 100
US Marine Protected Area Online Map 5 33 2 13 2 13 1 7 3 20 2 13 15 100
Vdatum 5 33 4 27 3 20 1 7 0 0 2 13 15 100
Wave Exposure Model 5 33 4 27 1 7 0 0 1 7 4 27 15 100

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 5f lists 36 tools for which Caribbean 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. Impervious Surface Analysis Tool (86%);
  2. Hazard Assessment Template1 (73%);
  3. Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH) (73%);
  4. Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS (73%); and
  5. Sea Level Rise & Coastal Flood Frequency Viewer2 (73%).


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

  1. Chart Reprojector3 (53%) and
  2. Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (47%).4

Endnotes

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

2. Sea Level Rise & Coastal Flood Frequency Viewer portrays sea level rise scenarios and potential impacts.

3. Chart Reprojector allows users to "reproject" digital NOAA nautical charts with this stand-alone application.

4. 40% of respondents rated several tools as low or very low importance or "Not Applicable."