National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) from 2016-08 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170927)

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The data in this file come from a survey of adult residents in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The survey was conducted for a random stratified sample of households on the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota from August 2016 to April 2017. These data were collected to record baseline human dimensions information and socioeconomic characteristics of CNMI’s coral reef adjacent populations such as human use patterns, management support/opposition, and knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of coral reefs/coral reef management. These baseline data are being used as a starting point for socioeconomic monitoring of CNMI’s coral reefs. Data were collected through the telephone random digit dial survey method and the face to face interview method, and the total sample size for this survey was 722 with a response rate of 20%.
  • Cite as: Edwards, Peter; Loerzel, Jarrod; Levine, Arielle; Gorstein, Matt; Dillard, Maria (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) from 2016-08 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170927). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2016-08-01 to 2017-04-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 15.320843
S: 14.072533
E: 145.873011
W: 145.076238
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-05-04
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Resident surveys took place on the islands of CNMI in 2016 and 2017. CNMI contains 3 inhabited islands: Saipan, Tinian, and Rota, and these islands were the sampling strata for NCRMP in CNMI. The potential respondent universe for this study was adults, eighteen years or older, who live on Saipan, Tinian, or Rota. Due to the importance of understanding all potential users of the coral reefs who may be affected by activities related to NOAA’s CRCP, the survey was not restricted to those who live directly on the coastline. Therefore, all adults on the island were included in the potential respondent universe. Residents of CNMI over the age of 18 were surveyed via telephone and via face to face interviews from August 2016 to April 2017. To obtain a sample that did not over or under-sample regions of Saipan based on population density, the 2010 US Census population density data was initially used to develop a density dependent sampling strategy. It was quickly determined from field efforts that the 2010 population data for Saipan does not accurately represent present day population distribution. This is in part due to Typhoon Soudelor, which hit Saipan directly in August of 2015 and severely impacted infrastructure and housing. Face to face surveyors found that many of the areas in which the 2010 census data indicated high population density were still largely abandoned as of early 2017. Without accurate density information, the survey method was changed to a random approach in which the surveyors arbitrarily chose a section of the island from digital maps and drove in this area until an inhabited neighborhood was found. If more than one residence was present, the surveyor would approach every third door. If the approached residence was abandoned, the surveyor noted this and continued to the next residence in the sequence. Face to face interviewers used electronic tablets or laptops with the survey instrument programmed into an application that recorded time and duration of survey, the results of each house visited (i.e. no answer, refused survey, successful survey), and automatically skipped questions as necessary based upon answers to previous questions. Phone numbers were obtained from online phone books for Saipan, Tinian and Rota and compiled into a project database. Both landline and cell phone numbers were available. The database was then filtered by phone number prefix to remove the majority of non-residential numbers and categorize by island. Surveyors worked within a specific island until its quota had been met. The database was used to randomly select phone numbers, as well as track which numbers had been used and the results of each call (i.e. no answer, disconnected, refused survey, successful survey, non-residential number). In the case of Saipan, numbers that were initially recorded as “no answer” were called again after all available numbers had been contacted once, because more surveys were needed. Numbers which were still “no answer” were re-entered into the re-call pool and used again as necessary. The CNMI online phone book was updated during the survey process, which increased the availability of working numbers and enabled the completion of the surveys. Contracted surveyors used Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) software for telephone surveys and offered the survey in four languages: English, Chamorro, Carolinian, and Tagalog. A total of 722 interviews were completed (702 by phone and 20 by face to face interview), yielding a response rate of approximately 20% (20% for telephone and 29% for face to face interviews).

Submission Package ID: 6P54PE
Purpose The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) details a long-term approach to provide an ecosystem perspective via monitoring climate, fish, benthic, and socioeconomic variables in a consistent and integrated manner. The NCRMP in intended to coordinate various Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) biological, physical, and human dimensions activities into a cohesive NOAA-wide effort. Through the implementation of the NCRMP, NOAA will be able to clearly and concisely communicate results of national-scale monitoring to national, state, and territorial policy makers, resource managers, and the public on a periodic basis.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Edwards, Peter; Loerzel, Jarrod; Levine, Arielle; Gorstein, Matt; Dillard, Maria (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) from 2016-08 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170927). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Edwards, Peter
  • Loerzel, Jarrod
  • Levine, Arielle
  • Gorstein, Matt
  • Dillard, Maria
Principal Investigators
  • Peter Edwards
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
  • Jarrod Loerzel
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Collaborators
  • Arielle Levine
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
  • Justine Kimball
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (Coral Reef Conservation Program - CRCP)
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Matt Gorstein
    US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; NOS; National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Socioeconomic
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Baseline studies
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Socio-economic Survey
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIOECONOMICS
NCCOS Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Data Type > Field Observation
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Long-term Monitoring
  • NCCOS Research Priority > Social Science
  • NCCOS Research Topic > Coral Reefs
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords Provider Instruments
  • Questionnaire
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Rota > Rota Island ( Luta ) (14N145E0007)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Saipan > Saipan Island (15N145E0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Northern Mariana Islands > Tinian > Tinian Island (14N145E0005)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Mariana Archipelago > Northern Mariana Islands ( CNMI ) (18N146E0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Rota Island > Rota Island ( Luta ) (14N145E0007)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Saipan Island > Saipan Island (15N145E0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > Tinian Island Reefs > Tinian Island (14N145E0005)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
NCCOS Research Location
  • NCCOS Research Location > Geographic Area > Coral Reefs
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > U.S. Pacific
  • NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (Socioeconomic Monitoring)
Provider Project Names
  • NCCOS Project No.180: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Implementation: Biological and Socioeconomic Monitoring
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Edwards, Peter; Loerzel, Jarrod; Levine, Arielle; Gorstein, Matt; Dillard, Maria (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) from 2016-08 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170927). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • Parameter or Variable: HUMAN ACTIVITY (measured); Units: Multiple; Observation Category: other; Sampling Instrument: documentation only - no instrument type.
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