Several previous studies have indicated that economic methods are underutilized in management decision making and socio-economic data to support decision making are often limited.
MOP and COMPASS convened a workshop for northeast regional resource managers on the use of economic data and methods in resource management. An expert panel of economists, led by Rob Johnston from the Marsh Institute at Clark University, developed a two day workshop to educate and discuss economic methods with resource managers.
Role in Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
An understanding of social and economic values are key components of CMSP
Challenges & Applications
Recommendations from this workshop for enhancing the use of economic methods and communication between resource managers and economists will be broadly applicable.
Providing opportunities for resource managers to better understand economic methods will enable more effective use of applicable methods and economic data in management decisions.
Rob Johnston (Marsh Institute at Clark University)
Dan Holland (GMRI)
Doug Lipton (UMD)
Marisa Mazzotta, Resource Managers throughout the northeast