Estimating the Local Marine Economy: Telling Your Story
Many jobs in coastal communities depend on marine resources and access to waterways. These jobs can be vulnerable to hazards like coastal flooding and lake level changes. This course will help participants tell a compelling story about the importance of their waterfront by identifying local marine jobs and using local economic data. These stories are helpful when compiling information for comprehensive coastal resilience planning efforts, grant applications, and outreach projects.
The Office for Coastal Management offers a condensed, virtual version of this course, available when travel and in-person gatherings are not feasible.
You will learn how to
- Describe the coastal and marine economy for your community using economic data and local knowledge
- Identify industries vulnerable to coastal hazards
- Tell a compelling story with economic data and information for your community
- Bring laptop with internet capability and Microsoft Excel
Continuing Education Credits
This course offers six hours of continuing education credits for the American Institute of Certified Planners and five credit hours for Certified Floodplain Manager professional certifications.