Inventory of Coastal Recreation and Tourism Data

As more communities turn to tourism for economic development, it becomes crucial to develop a sustainable tourism industry that enhances both communities and the environment. The NOAA Office for Coastal Management partnered with the Eastern Research Group to create an inventory of national and select state-level data on social and economic impacts of recreation and tourism, as well as associated environmental information on the impacts on natural resources. States included within the inventory are California, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Data categories include

  • Recreational and tourism-related employment
  • Recreational activity preferences and participation data
  • Travel data
  • Recreational expenditures
  • Macro-level environmental impacts, where available
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