APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Issues

Caribbean Sea Region

TABLE 3f.

Priority of Issues for Respondents' planning practice/analysis/research (Question #10): Caribbean

ISSUE Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Climate Change Impacts 3 20 7 47 0 0 3 20 1 7 1 7 15 100
Coastal Storms 8 53 2 13 1 7 3 20 0 0 1 7 15 100
Commercial Fishing 2 13 0 0 5 33 2 13 2 13 4 27 15 100
Conservation 6 40 3 20 2 13 4 27 0 0 0 0 15 100
Cultural and Heritage Resource Mgmt 4 27 3 20 2 13 5 33 1 7 0 0 15 100
Economic Development 3 20 5 33 3 20 3 20 1 7 0 0 15 100
Energy Development (incl. alternative) 2 13 3 20 5 33 1 7 2 13 2 13 15 100
Fiscal Planning 2 13 3 20 4 27 3 20 1 7 2 13 15 100
Flooding/Inundation/Storm Surge 9 60 3 20 0 0 1 7 1 7 1 7 15 100
Food Systems/Agriculture 1 7 1 7 3 20 5 33 3 20 2 13 15 100
Habitat Systems Restore & Monitor 5 33 4 27 1 7 2 13 1 7 2 13 15 100
Hazards Management 6 40 5 33 1 7 2 13 0 0 1 7 15 100
Infrastructure/Utilities Development 6 40 4 27 2 13 1 7 1 7 1 7 15 100
Land Use Planning/Growth Mgmt 10 67 3 20 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 100
Nearshore/Offshore Habitat Mapping 2 13 3 20 5 33 0 0 2 13 3 20 15 100
Nonpoint Source Pollution 4 27 2 13 4 27 2 13 1 7 2 13 15 100
Oil/Pollutant Spill Response 1 7 3 20 1 7 4 27 3 20 3 20 15 100
Population Migration 2 13 3 20 2 13 3 20 3 20 2 13 15 100
Port/Harbor/Marina Development 4 27 4 27 3 20 1 7 2 13 1 7 15 100
Protected Area Management 7 47 3 20 0 0 0 0 3 20 2 13 15 100
Protected Species Management 4 27 3 20 3 20 1 7 1 7 3 20 15 100
Public Access 7 47 2 13 3 20 1 7 0 0 2 13 15 100
Recreation and Tourism 6 40 3 20 4 27 0 0 0 0 2 13 15 100
Resilience 5 33 2 13 2 13 3 20 1 7 2 13 15 100
Sea Level Rise/Lake Level Change 6 40 3 20 2 13 1 7 1 7 2 13 15 100
Shoreline Change Management 3 20 6 40 2 13 0 0 2 13 2 13 15 100
Submerged Lands Management 2 13 5 33 3 20 0 0 2 13 3 20 15 100
Subsidence 0 0 4 27 2 13 3 20 4 27 2 13 15 100
Sustainability 3 20 5 33 6 40 0 0 1 7 0 0 15 100
Transportation (ground) 5 33 3 20 3 20 1 7 3 20 0 0 15 100
Transportation (marine) 3 20 2 13 2 13 3 20 3 20 2 13 15 100
Tsunami (including seiche) 3 20 3 20 2 13 3 20 2 13 2 13 15 100
Water Quality Monitoring 3 20 4 27 3 20 2 13 1 7 2 13 15 100
Waterfront & Brownfield Development 2 13 4 27 3 20 3 20 2 13 1 7 15 100
Wetland Loss 4 27 4 27 4 27 1 7 1 7 1 7 15 100
Working Waterfronts 4 27 2 13 4 27 1 7 1 7 3 20 15 100

a. Not Applicable


Table 3f lists 36 issues for which Caribbean coastal region respondents were asked to rate their priority for planning practice, analysis, and research. The five issues with the highest percentage of very high or high priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Land Use Planning/Growth Management (87%)
  2. Flooding/Inundation/Storm Surge (80%)
  3. Hazards Management (73%)
  4. Infrastructure/Utilities Development (67%)
  5. Climate Change Impacts (67%)

The three issues with the highest percentage of low or very low priority or "Not Applicable" ratings from respondents are:

  1. Oil /Pollutant Spill Response (67%);
  2. Food Systems/Agriculture (66%); and
  3. Subsidence (60%).

Table 3f lists 36 issues for which Caribbean coastal region respondents were asked to rate their priority for planning practice, analysis, and research. The five issues with the highest percentage of very high or high priority ratings from respondents are:

  1. Land Use Planning/Growth Management (87%)
  2. Flooding/Inundation/Storm Surge (80%)
  3. Hazards Management (73%)
  4. Infrastructure/Utilities Development (67%)
  5. Climate Change Impacts (67%)

The three issues with the highest percentage of low or very low priority or "Not Applicable" ratings from respondents are:

  1. Oil /Pollutant Spill Response (67%);
  2. Food Systems/Agriculture (66%); and
  3. Subsidence (60%).