APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Training

Pacific Islands Region

TABLE 6j.

Interest in Web-Based Training on Coastal and Marine Planning Issues (Question #16): Pacific Islands

TRAINING Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Assessing GIS for your Organization (assists organizations in understanding components needed for GIS) 4 14 3 10 6 21 7 24 5 17 4 14 29 100
CanVis (intro to CanVis software, a visualization tool in planning, policy-making, and communication) 6 21 3 10 7 24 4 14 4 14 5 17 29 100
Coastal Inundation Mapping (info on coastal inundation issues & teaches spatial techniques to map inundation) 10 34 3 10 9 31 3 10 1 3 3 10 29 100
Conservation Data Documentation (guide to document conservation geospatial information in GIS) 6 21 4 14 10 34 2 7 3 10 4 14 29 100
GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (green infrastructure, natural resource conservation, resilience) 11 38 6 21 5 17 3 10 0 0 4 14 29 100
GIS for Managers (provides an overview of the basic principles and functionality of ArcGIS) 6 21 2 7 8 28 4 14 5 17 4 14 29 100
Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience (teaches green infrastructure concepts for resilience) 10 34 6 21 4 14 4 14 1 3 4 14 29 100
Habitat Priority Planner (provides knowledge and skills for  Habitat Priority Planner, ArcGIS extension) 7 24 4 14 6 21 5 17 1 3 6 21 29 100
Introduction to Coastal GIS (fundamentals of ArcGIS software, within a coastal management context) 8 28 6 21 6 21 5 17 0 0 4 14 29 100
N-SPECT (provides knowledge and skills to use Non-Point Source Pollution & Erosion Comparison Tool) 7 24 3 10 5 17 5 17 3 10 6 21 29 100
Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (remote sensing technologies and image analysis techniques) 8 28 7 24 5 17 4 14 0 0 5 17 29 100
Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (community assmt, plan for risk/vulnerability, adaptn strategies) 7 24 8 28 8 28 1 3 0 0 5 17 29 100

a. Not Applicable


Table 6j lists 12 web-based trainings on coastal and marine planning issues for which Pacific Islands 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 (59%);
  2. Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience (55%);
  3. Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (52%);
  4. Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (52%); and
  5. Introduction to Coastal GIS (49%).

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

  1. Assessing GIS for Your Organization (55%);
  2. N-SPECT (48%);
  3. CanVis (45%);
  4. GIS for Managers (45%); and
  5. Habitat Priority Planner (41%).