This project demonstrates one of MOP’s primary roles—we bring stakeholders together to improve the science (tools and data) used to enhance ocean management planning. When affected stakeholders are a part of the solution (a part of the process to design data collection methods and goals), ultimately, more valuable information is collected and better informed decisions are made.
This project could not have been conducted without the combined, diligent efforts of our partners listed below.
Primary Research Organization
Kim Starbuck, Massachusetts Ocean Partnership
David Terkla and Chris Watson, Department of Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston
Jack Wiggin and Kristin Uiterwyk, Urban Harbors Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston
Nicholas Napoli, Massachusetts Ocean Partnership
Leona Roach, Marine Consulting Services
Tim Welch, Ecotrust
Editors: Kim Starbuck,Leona Roach, Kristin Uiterwyk and Prassede Vella, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
The following people provided invaluable insight, knowledge, expertise and support during the design, development and implementation of the 2010 Massachusetts Recreational Boater Survey:
Advisory Group: Nathalie Grady (Massachusetts Marine Trades Association); Peter Caten (Massachusetts Boating and Yacht Clubs Association); David Fronzuto (Massachusetts Harbormasters Association); Dan Pingaro (Sailors for the Sea); Rob Johnston (George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University); and Bob Leeworthy (Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
Those who donated prizes for survey participant recruitment: The Massachusetts Ocean Partnership; the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association; Sea Tow South Shore; Newburyport Marinas; and Kingman Yacht Center.Others:Brian Clarridge, Swaati Eklund and John Rogers, The Center for Survey ResearchJohn Weber, Prassede Vella and Dan Sampson, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone ManagementCharles Steinback, EcotrustThe Donahue Institute (University of Massachusetts); Newburyport Marina; Cape Ann Marina: Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina; Onset Bay Marina; Hyannis Marina; the Harbormaster of Tisbury; the Harbormasters of Nantucket; and Molly Kile.
Out of state boater marinas (Marina operators that distributed paper-based surveys to boaters visiting from out of state):
- Onset Bay Marina and Yacht Sales
- Cape Ann’s Marina Resort
- Hyannis Marina
- Newburyport Marinas
- Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina
- The Nantucket Harbormaster’s Office
- The Tisbury Harbormaster