APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Training

Gulf of Mexico Region

TABLE 6h.

Interest in Web-Based Training on Coastal and Marine Planning Issues (Question #16): Gulf of Mexico

TRAINING Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Assessing GIS for your Organization (assists organizations in understanding components needed for GIS) 21 21 20 20 12 12 15 15 16 16 16 16 100 100
CanVis (intro to CanVis software, a visualization tool in planning, policy-making, and communication) 23 23 30 30 19 19 11 11 8 8 9 9 100 100
Coastal Inundation Mapping (info on coastal inundation issues & teaches spatial techniques to map inundation) 21 21 23 23 18 18 11 11 13 13 14 14 100 100
Conservation Data Documentation (guide to document conservation geospatial information in GIS) 22 22 22 22 17 17 11 11 12 12 16 16 100 100
GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (green infrastructure, natural resource conservation, resilience) 27 27 26 26 19 19 9 9 6 6 13 13 100 100
GIS for Managers (provides an overview of the basic principles and functionality of ArcGIS) 26 26 20 20 16 16 11 11 14 14 13 13 100 100
Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience (teaches green infrastructure concepts for resilience) 24 24 28 28 18 18 8 8 9 9 13 13 100 100
Habitat Priority Planner (provides knowledge and skills for  Habitat Priority Planner, ArcGIS extension) 22 22 29 29 19 19 9 9 10 10 11 11 100 100
Introduction to Coastal GIS (fundamentals of ArcGIS software, within a coastal management context) 18 18 18 18 26 26 14 14 14 14 10 10 100 100
N-SPECT (provides knowledge and skills to use Non-Point Source Pollution & Erosion Comparison Tool) 19 19 19 19 23 23 9 9 16 16 14 14 100 100
Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (remote sensing technologies and image analysis techniques) 18 18 19 19 23 23 15 15 13 13 12 12 100 100
Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (community assmt, plan for risk/vulnerability, adaptn strategies) 29 29 23 23 17 17 9 9 11 11 11 11 100 100

a. Not Applicable


Table 6h lists 12 web-based trainings on coastal and marine planning issues for which Gulf of Mexico coastal region respondents were asked to rate their interest. The five trainings with the highest percentage of very high or high interest ratings from respondents are:

  1. GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (53%);
  2. CanVis (53%);
  3. Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (52%);
  4. Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience (52%); and
  5. Habitat Priority Planner (51%).

The five trainings with the highest percentage of low or very low interest ratings from respondents are:

  1. Assessing GIS for Your Organization (31%);
  2. Introduction to Coastal GIS (28%);
  3. Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (28%);
  4. N-SPECT (25%) and
  5. GIS for Managers (25%).

The trainings with the highest percentage of respondents rating the training as "Not Applicable" are:

  1. Assessing GIS for Your Organization (16%);
  2. Conservation Data Documentation (16%);
  3. Coastal Inundation Mapping (14%);
  4. N-SPECT (14%).