The third major section of the survey polled respondents on their needs for data, tools, and training from Digital Coast. These are provided on three separate pages through the links that follow, which in turn contain links to separate regional results for each question.

As with the question on Issues, these were all complex questions asking respondents to provide answers or rankings on a long list of options. All of these are intended to derive essential information for APA on what kinds of support Digital Coast can or should provide to its members, in order to drive APA’s quest to make Digital Coast as useful and relevant to APA members as possible.

In particular, the questions on tools and training needs relate directly to existing services provided by NOAA's Digital Coast website and staff.