National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in USVI from 2017-02 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170928)

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The data in this file come from a survey of adult residents in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). The survey was conducted for a random stratified sample of households on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix from February to April of 2017. These data were collected to record baseline human dimensions information and socioeconomic characteristics of USVI’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 USVI’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 1,188 with a response rate of 28% for telephone surveys and between 15-20% for in person surveys.
  • Cite as: Edwards, Peter; Loerzel, Jarrod; Levine, Arielle; Gorstein, Matt (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in USVI from 2017-02 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170928). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2017-02-01 to 2017-04-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.431305
S: 17.659779
E: -64.549084
W: -65.10259
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
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 1,188 with a response rate of 28% for telephone surveys and between 15-20% for in person surveys. Resident surveys took place on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) in 2017. The potential respondent universe for this study was adults, eighteen years or older, who live on USVI for at least 6 months out of the year. 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 islands were included in the potential respondent universe. Residents of USVI over the age of 18 were surveyed via telephone and via face to face interviews from February to April of 2017. Contracted surveyors used Questionnaire Programming Language (QPL) software and offered the survey in two languages: English and Spanish. For telephone surveys, the survey data were entered into the computer as each interview was being conducted, eliminating manual data entry after the completion of the survey. The survey questionnaire was programmed so that QPL branched, coded, and substituted phrases in the survey based on previous responses to ensure the integrity and consistency of the data collection. Telephone surveying times are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., local time. A five-callback design was used to maintain the representativeness of the sample, to avoid bias toward people easy to reach by telephone, and to provide an equal opportunity for all to participate. When a respondent could not be reached on the first call, subsequent calls were placed on different days of the week and at different times of the day. For the in-person interviews, a team of professional interviewers conducted all in person interviews with residents of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. The in person interviewers were conducted as intercept surveys. Using the local knowledge of USVI-based team members, in person surveys were conducted at more than 30 sites frequented by USVI residents. These sites were selected to be geographically distributed around the islands in locations designed to capture residents of all ages, ethnicities, and income strata. In-person surveys were administered using tablets and/or laptops, with the data being inputted directly in real-time using data collection software. In addition to electronic data entry hardware, paper-based questionnaires were also made available to all surveyors in case unforeseen information technology issues arose. The on-site in-person surveys were conducted from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.

Submission Package ID: 2UEJKR
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 (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in USVI from 2017-02 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170928). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Edwards, Peter
  • Loerzel, Jarrod
  • Levine, Arielle
  • Gorstein, Matt
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 and Services 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 Submitter Instrument Keyword
  • Questionnaire
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. John > St. John (18N064W0011)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Lesser Antilles > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. John (18N064W0011)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
NCCOS Research Location Keywords
  • NCCOS Research Location > Geographic Area > Coral Reefs
  • NCCOS Research Location > Region > Caribbean Sea
  • NCCOS Research Location > U.S. States and Territories > U.S. Virgin Islands
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 743
  • National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (Socioeconomic Monitoring)
Submitter Project Keywords
  • NCCOS Project No.180: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Implementation: Biological and Socioeconomic Monitoring
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Edwards, Peter; Loerzel, Jarrod; Levine, Arielle; Gorstein, Matt (2018). National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in USVI from 2017-02 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170928). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2018-05-04T15:42:19 - NCEI Accession 0170928 v1.1 was published.
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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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