Socio-Economic Indicators Workshop
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
Coastal environments support a wide range of commercial activity and ecosystem services that affect community well-being and resilience. Monitoring and assessing environmental change is often limited to the collection of biophysical data, for example water quality, fish abundance, and shoreline change. Yet, data to support social and economic assessments is often not available. A need exists to collect non-traditional socio-economic data and identify the indicators that connect the health of coastal environments to community well-being.
Last year, the Socio-Economics Group at the Harte Research Institute hosted a workshop where natural resource managers and planners provided feedback on their socio-economic data and information needs. Now, they are organizing a second workshop to select socio-economic indicators based on those needs.
The Socio-Economics Group will be hosting this workshop on May 15-16, 2018 at which a select group of leading experts will gather. Participants will:
- Review socio-economic data and information needs provided by resource managers and community members
- Provide expertise in the selection of socio-economic indicators to be used in adaptive management that strongly connect to biophysical metrics
- Rank socio-economic indicators based on data availability, ease of implementation and transferability