SC Sea Grant Consortium Strategic Planning
Constituent Survey – Fall 2006
How much value do you place on the following?

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
Count
Basic Research (Results of which further scientific understanding but may not have an immediate use)28.1% (86)40.8% (125)23.5% (72)6.9% (21)0.7% (2)0.0% (0)2.11 306 
Applied Research (Results of which address an identifiable problem)59.5% (182)35.0% (107)4.6% (14)1.0% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.47 306 
Adult or Informal Education and Public Awareness35.2% (107)39.8% (121)20.4% (62)4.3% (13)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)1.95 304 
K-12 Education41.2% (126)30.7% (94)20.3% (62)6.5% (20)1.0% (3)0.3% (1)1.95 306 
Undergraduate College Education (BS, BA)32.0% (98)42.5% (130)19.9% (61)3.9% (12)1.0% (3)0.7% (2)1.99 306 
Graduate College Education (MS, PhD)35.9% (109)38.8% (118)18.4% (56)5.3% (16)1.0% (3)0.7% (2)1.96 304 
Extension Programs (Technical assistance that translates science-based information into useful products)39.5% (121)35.6% (109)18.6% (57)5.2% (16)0.3% (1)0.7% (2)1.90 306 
Published Materials (Electronic and Hard Copy)29.5% (90)46.6% (142)21.0% (64)3.0% (9)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.97 305 

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In the last 5 years, how often did you obtain coastal and marine resource information from the following sources?

FrequentlyOftenNot OftenNeverNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
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Consortium Publications8.7% (26)31.3% (94)43.7% (131)14.0% (42)2.3% (7)2.65 300 
Consortium Website6.3% (19)25.3% (77)46.1% (140)20.1% (61)2.3% (7)2.82 304 
Consortium Extension Workshops, Meetings, Etc.4.7% (14)22.0% (66)41.3% (124)28.3% (85)3.7% (11)2.97 300 
Consortium Extension One-on-One Contacts9.0% (27)21.3% (64)35.2% (106)31.6% (95)3.0% (9)2.92 301 
Coastal Heritage Magazine11.5% (35)24.7% (75)30.9% (94)30.6% (93)2.3% (7)2.82 304 
College Courses4.9% (15)10.9% (33)19.7% (60)56.6% (172)7.9% (24)3.39 304 
Adult Education Programs0.7% (2)7.6% (23)23.8% (72)59.7% (181)8.3% (25)3.55 303 
Teacher Professional Development Programs3.3% (10)5.6% (17)15.4% (47)66.0% (202)9.8% (30)3.60 306 
Professional Development Programs (non-teacher)4.3% (13)16.4% (50)32.6% (99)40.5% (123)6.3% (19)3.16 304 
Other Websites33.9% (104)40.1% (123)19.5% (60)4.6% (14)2.0% (6)1.95 307 
Newspaper15.1% (46)41.8% (127)31.6% (96)9.5% (29)2.0% (6)2.36 304 
Radio7.5% (23)19.7% (60)43.0% (131)27.2% (83)2.6% (8)2.92 305 
Television6.9% (21)22.6% (69)45.2% (138)22.6% (69)2.6% (8)2.86 305 
Public Exhibits/Events (e.g., aquariums, museums, festivals) 10.2% (31)30.5% (93)48.5% (148)7.9% (24)3.0% (9)2.56 305 
Peer-reviewed Research Articles37.3% (113)24.1% (73)23.8% (72)12.2% (37)2.6% (8)2.11 303 

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Please assign a level of importance for the following program areas.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
Count
Marine Aquaculture (e.g., clam culture, shrimp culture)20.2% (60)34.0% (101)29.0% (86)12.5% (37)1.3% (4)3.0% (9)2.39 297 
Commercial Fisheries26.5% (79)37.9% (113)25.2% (75)7.0% (21)0.7% (2)2.7% (8)2.15 298 
Recreational Fisheries21.5% (64)38.3% (114)29.5% (88)7.7% (23)0.7% (2)2.3% (7)2.26 298 
Seafood Science and Technology (e.g., safe processing, product development)17.8% (53)28.3% (84)32.0% (95)17.8% (53)1.0% (3)3.0% (9)2.55 297 
Coastal Natural Hazards (e.g., hurricanes, rip currents, erosion)41.4% (123)36.0% (107)15.2% (45)5.7% (17)0.3% (1)1.3% (4)1.86 297 
Ocean Observing (e.g., monitoring the coastal ocean to identify and predict change)34.2% (102)36.9% (110)21.8% (65)5.4% (16)1.0% (3)0.7% (2)2.01 298 
Ecosystems and Habitats (e.g., productive and healthy marine and coastal resources)54.7% (163)34.9% (104)8.7% (26)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)1.3% (4)1.54 298 
Marine Biotechnology (e.g., development of new products from the ocean)11.8% (35)27.3% (81)36.7% (109)19.5% (58)2.7% (8)2.0% (6)2.74 297 
Coastal Invasive Species (e.g., beach vitex, green porcelain crab)22.2% (66)38.4% (114)29.0% (86)8.1% (24)0.7% (2)1.7% (5)2.25 297 
Coastal Natural Resource Economics (e.g., value of beaches, marshes, etc. to society)42.3% (126)35.6% (106)16.4% (49)4.7% (14)0.3% (1)0.7% (2)1.84 298 
Coastal Communities (i.e., balancing growth pressures with resource conservation and quality of life)56.9% (170)29.8% (89)10.0% (30)2.0% (6)0.3% (1)1.0% (3)1.58 299 
Impacts of Land Use Changes on Coastal and Marine Resources61.9% (185)29.8% (89)6.4% (19)1.3% (4)0.0% (0)0.7% (2)1.47 299 
Marine Science K-12 Education29.4% (88)33.4% (100)28.4% (85)6.4% (19)1.0% (3)1.3% (4)2.15 299 
Public Awareness and Citizen Education38.5% (115)40.5% (121)17.1% (51)3.0% (9)0.7% (2)0.3% (1)1.87 299 

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The following major program themes have been identified by the Consortium. Please assign a level of importance for each of these.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
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Understand the natural processes that alter the environment (e.g., beach accretion and erosion, rip currents).34.0% (101)40.1% (119)23.9% (71)1.0% (3)0.3% (1)0.7% (2)1.93 297 
Understand human impacts on coastal and marine resources.63.9% (189)30.4% (90)5.1% (15)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.7% (2)1.41 296 
Support ecosystem health of the environment.53.6% (158)34.9% (103)9.5% (28)1.0% (3)0.0% (0)1.0% (3)1.58 295 
Support economic and quality of life needs of communities.24.6% (73)40.1% (119)26.6% (79)7.4% (22)0.7% (2)0.7% (2)2.19 297 
Assist stakeholders to understand and plan for chronic and episodic coastal natural hazard events.26.8% (80)38.3% (114)27.5% (82)5.0% (15)1.0% (3)1.3% (4)2.14 298 
Develop and enhance economic and sustainability of aquaculture.18.8% (56)25.5% (76)35.2% (105)15.4% (46)2.3% (7)2.7% (8)2.56 298 
Develop and enhance economic and sustainability of fishery industries.26.3% (78)32.7% (97)29.0% (86)8.1% (24)2.4% (7)1.7% (5)2.26 297 
Develop and enhance economic and sustainability of coastal and marine businesses (e.g., tourism, ports and harbors).17.1% (51)36.6% (109)34.2% (102)10.1% (30)1.3% (4)0.7% (2)2.42 298 
Define strategies for economic development that are compatible with changing demographic, economic, regulatory environments, and long-term conservation of natural and cultural resources.38.7% (115)38.0% (113)16.8% (50)4.4% (13)1.3% (4)0.7% (2)1.91 297 
Design and implement formal and informal educational programs that foster a more scientifically and environmentally informed public, and stewardship of the coastal environment.41.6% (124)36.9% (110)18.5% (55)2.3% (7)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)1.82 298 
Support the development of a diverse and technically trained workforce for private and public sector jobs in coastal and marine resource areas.23.6% (70)33.0% (98)32.3% (96)7.7% (23)2.0% (6)1.3% (4)2.31 297 

answered question  299 

skipped question  9 
Please identify additional major issues not identified above.

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 65 

answered question  65 

skipped question  243 
The Consortium seeks to identify, understand, and communicate the natural processes dominating the coastal resources of the state and region. Please rate the following topic areas.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
Count
Understand and predict shoreline change.26.2% (74)39.0% (110)26.2% (74)6.7% (19)0.7% (2)1.1% (3)2.16 282 
Physical oceanography of the coastal ocean.15.4% (43)35.7% (100)35.0% (98)10.7% (30)1.8% (5)1.4% (4)2.47 280 
Predictive tools for coastal ocean and estuarine water quality events (e.g., low oxygen or hypoxia).28.5% (79)47.7% (132)19.1% (53)2.9% (8)0.7% (2)1.1% (3)1.99 277 
Dynamic processes that regulate materials transport and cycling.17.2% (48)39.1% (109)33.7% (94)6.8% (19)1.1% (3)2.2% (6)2.34 279 
Coastal ocean mapping.13.3% (37)27.3% (76)38.8% (108)16.9% (47)1.4% (4)2.2% (6)2.65 278 
Effects of long-term global climate change, including sea level rise, on the coastal zone of SC.35.5% (100)33.7% (95)24.1% (68)5.0% (14)1.1% (3)0.7% (2)2.02 282 
Economic and social value of coastal resources and ecosystem “services” (e.g., value of beaches to recreation and tourism or value of coastal wetlands as natural filters and storm buffers).40.5% (113)38.0% (106)17.2% (48)3.6% (10)0.7% (2)0.0% (0)1.86 279 

answered question  282 

skipped question  26 
Please identify additional natural process objectives not identified above.

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 32 

answered question  32 

skipped question  276 
The Consortium seeks to identify, understand, and communicate information on human influences that affect the natural processes of coastal and marine resources. Please rate the following topic areas.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
Count
Criteria necessary to determine the effectiveness and functional lifespan of beach nourishment programs.19.2% (54)36.7% (103)29.9% (84)10.0% (28)1.8% (5)2.5% (7)2.37 281 
Pathways and mechanisms for transport of chemicals, pollutants and animals/plants.32.4% (91)39.9% (112)22.8% (64)2.8% (8)0.0% (0)2.1% (6)1.96 281 
Models of interactions from changes in hydrography on biological productivity and sediment transport.20.5% (57)36.0% (100)32.4% (90)6.8% (19)0.4% (1)4.0% (11)2.28 278 
Effects of land use change and practices on marine resources.53.4% (150)36.3% (102)7.8% (22)1.8% (5)0.0% (0)0.7% (2)1.58 281 
Relationship between land use impacts on changes in ecosystems and their productivity.56.1% (157)31.4% (88)8.9% (25)2.1% (6)0.0% (0)1.4% (4)1.57 280 
Cumulative effects on animals/plants from low level exposure to chemical contamination and/or physical changes to coastal ecosystems due to increasing human activities.35.7% (100)37.1% (104)21.4% (60)3.6% (10)0.4% (1)1.8% (5)1.94 280 
Impacts from hardened structures used in coastal and marine areas.26.4% (74)32.9% (92)27.9% (78)10.0% (28)0.4% (1)2.5% (7)2.23 280 
Predicting and forecasting the impacts on coastal and marine resources from human alterations.42.5% (119)39.6% (111)12.1% (34)4.3% (12)0.0% (0)1.4% (4)1.78 280 

answered question  281 

skipped question  27 
Please identify additional human impact objectives not identified above.

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 23 

answered question  23 

skipped question  285 
The Consortium seeks to promote the enhancement of natural resources to support ecosystem health and the economic and quality of life needs of people and communities at local, state and regional scales. Please rate the following topic areas.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
Count
Management strategies for managed wetlands (i.e., impoundments) to enhance water quality and encourage multi-species use.25.5% (71)45.3% (126)21.9% (61)5.8% (16)0.4% (1)1.1% (3)2.09 278 
Effectiveness, efficiency and durability of stormwater management techniques including existing practices (e.g., stormwater ponds) and low impact development.36.6% (101)42.0% (116)16.7% (46)2.9% (8)0.0% (0)1.8% (5)1.86 276 
Causes of marine biotoxin production from harmful algal blooms (e.g., red tides).19.5% (54)31.8% (88)36.8% (102)9.4% (26)0.7% (2)1.8% (5)2.39 277 
Practical and realistic models that support regionalized approaches to coastal land use planning and/or development efforts evolving from community and economic development projects. 38.0% (105)33.0% (91)22.5% (62)4.7% (13)0.4% (1)1.4% (4)1.95 276 
Economic valuation research of land-use conservation efforts as part of 'quality' growth planning and economic development efforts.30.4% (83)35.2% (96)23.4% (64)8.8% (24)0.7% (2)1.5% (4)2.13 273 
Impacts of invasive species on coastal environments and economies.19.6% (54)34.8% (96)35.9% (99)8.3% (23)0.0% (0)1.4% (4)2.33 276 
Restoration of degraded habitats (e.g., oyster reefs, salt marsh).37.0% (102)39.9% (110)18.5% (51)3.3% (9)0.0% (0)1.4% (4)1.88 276 

answered question  278 

skipped question  30 
Please identify additional enhancement of natural resources to support ecosystem health and economics objectives not identified above.

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 14 

answered question  14 

skipped question  294 
The Consortium seeks to identify, understand, and communicate information and technology to stakeholders in order to conduct long-term planning for and recovering from chronic and episodic coastal natural hazards. Please rate the following topic areas.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
Count
Understanding the natural processes and forces related to hurricanes, storms, flooding, coastal erosion, and sea level rise.34.8% (96)35.9% (99)20.7% (57)6.2% (17)1.1% (3)1.4% (4)2.01 276 
Innovative hazards reduction techniques for residential and commercial structures.23.9% (66)33.7% (93)27.2% (75)10.1% (28)2.2% (6)2.9% (8)2.31 276 
Cost-effectiveness of structural and non-structural reduction strategies.17.0% (47)31.2% (86)32.6% (90)12.3% (34)2.5% (7)4.3% (12)2.50 276 
Hazard reduction incentives as motivators for public and private reduction measures.22.1% (60)24.4% (66)33.9% (92)14.8% (40)1.1% (3)3.7% (10)2.46 271 
Informational materials that address beach and water safety (e.g., rip currents, water quality).15.6% (43)29.8% (82)32.4% (89)16.0% (44)3.3% (9)2.9% (8)2.60 275 
Community preparedness and informational materials for chronic (e.g., sea level rise) and episodic (e.g., hurricanes) events to enhance hazard reduction practices.22.5% (62)35.5% (98)25.7% (71)10.9% (30)3.3% (9)2.2% (6)2.36 276 
Public education programs on planning for short-term and long-term climate variability and hazardous events.21.8% (60)34.9% (96)29.8% (82)9.1% (25)2.5% (7)1.8% (5)2.34 275 

answered question  277 

skipped question  31 
Please identify additional coastal natural hazard objectives not identified above.

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 15 

answered question  15 

skipped question  293 
The Consortium seeks to support the development of viable and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the state and region. Please rate the following topic areas.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
Count
Development of viable and sustainable aquaculture practices and operations.22.1% (61)27.9% (77)31.2% (86)13.4% (37)1.1% (3)4.3% (12)2.41 276 
Critical diseases in shellfish and finfish aquaculture operations.18.8% (52)33.7% (93)31.5% (87)10.9% (30)1.1% (3)4.0% (11)2.39 276 
Development of viable and sustainable marine fisheries (commercial and recreational) practices and operations.35.8% (98)31.0% (85)21.5% (59)5.5% (15)1.5% (4)4.7% (13)2.01 274 
Dynamics and processes for the development of ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management.35.3% (97)34.5% (95)17.8% (49)6.9% (19)1.1% (3)4.4% (12)2.00 275 
Environmental and economic feasibility of finfish and shellfish restoration programs for key commercial and recreational fisheries.28.3% (78)34.8% (96)25.0% (69)6.9% (19)1.1% (3)4.0% (11)2.14 276 
Genetic and molecular technologies to enhance the understanding and health of marine animals.17.4% (48)26.4% (73)33.3% (92)14.9% (41)2.9% (8)5.1% (14)2.57 276 

answered question  276 

skipped question  32 
Please identify additional fisheries and aquaculture objectives not identified above.

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 17 

answered question  17 

skipped question  291 
The Consortium seeks to define strategies for economic development that are compatible with changing demographic, economic, regulatory environments, and long-term conservation. Please rate the following topic areas.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
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Assistance to small coastal and marine-oriented businesses with changing demographic, economic, and regulatory environments.15.5% (43)32.5% (90)31.8% (88)14.1% (39)4.0% (11)2.2% (6)2.58 277 
Identification of quality growth and sustainable economic development strategies for local coastal governments.31.2% (86)39.1% (108)18.8% (52)7.6% (21)2.2% (6)1.1% (3)2.10 276 
Understanding of socio-economics and demographics of SC’s traditional coastal economic activities (e.g., waterfront diversity) and identify solutions for sustaining these uses.25.5% (70)32.8% (90)26.6% (73)8.4% (23)2.9% (8)3.6% (10)2.28 274 
Application of viable and sustainable coastal and marine-oriented recreation and tourism practices and operations.23.6% (65)40.7% (112)22.2% (61)10.2% (28)1.8% (5)1.5% (4)2.25 275 

answered question  277 

skipped question  31 
Please identify additional economic development objectives not identified above.

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 8 

answered question  8 

skipped question  300 
The Consortium seeks to design and implement formal and informal educational programs that foster a more scientifically informed public, and a stewardship of the coastal and marine environment. Please rank the following topic areas.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
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Innovative inquiry-based, K-12 marine science educational curricula and programs that adhere to state education standards.35.6% (99)33.5% (93)22.7% (63)5.8% (16)1.4% (4)1.1% (3)2.03 278 
Professional development opportunities for SC K-12 teachers and informal educators.32.4% (90)39.6% (110)19.1% (53)6.8% (19)1.1% (3)1.1% (3)2.04 278 
Recruitment strategies which successfuly invite underrepresented teachers to participate in field-based professional development programs.28.4% (79)34.2% (95)25.2% (70)8.6% (24)1.8% (5)1.8% (5)2.20 278 
Environmental literacy of coastal residents and visitors on the value of coastal and marine resources.48.0% (133)31.4% (87)14.8% (41)4.0% (11)1.1% (3)0.7% (2)1.78 277 

answered question  278 

skipped question  30 
Please identify additional educational program objectives not identified above.

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 14 

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skipped question  294 
The Consortium seeks to support the development of leadership skills and a diverse and technically trained workforce. Please rate the following topic areas.

Very HighHighMediumLowNoneNo OpinionRating AverageResponse
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Graduate student experiences in coastal and marine research at SC universities and colleges.39.8% (111)36.6% (102)18.3% (51)2.2% (6)0.7% (2)2.5% (7)1.85 279 
Undergraduate student experiences in coastal and marine research at SC universities and colleges.34.2% (95)41.0% (114)19.1% (53)2.5% (7)0.7% (2)2.5% (7)1.92 278 
Educational and professional development opportunities for outstanding SC undergraduate and graduate students through national fellowships.31.7% (88)38.8% (108)22.7% (63)2.2% (6)1.1% (3)3.6% (10)1.99 278 
Educational and professional development opportunities for outstanding SC undergraduate and graduate students through state fellowships (for example, the Consortium, private industry, NGOs).33.1% (91)38.2% (105)21.5% (59)2.5% (7)1.1% (3)3.6% (10)1.97 275 

answered question  279 

skipped question  29 
Please idenfity additional leadership and trained workforce objectives not identified above.

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 10 

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skipped question  298 
Do you feel the state and region have enough information concerning the environmental and economic aspects of the following coastal and marine topics? In addition, please mark the 'Important to My Job' box if you believe the topic area is important to your job/agency.

YesNoImportant to My JobNo OpinionResponse
Count
Beach erosion/accretion patterns28.7% (100)37.2% (130)24.1% (84)10.0% (35)349 
Beach renourishment and sand supplies30.2% (101)38.9% (130)21.0% (70)9.9% (33)334 
Tidal inlet and tidal shoal dynamics23.2% (76)46.8% (153)20.2% (66)9.8% (32)327 
Shoreline protection27.3% (91)43.2% (144)21.0% (70)8.4% (28)333 
Sea level rise16.6% (57)52.9% (182)23.3% (80)7.3% (25)344 
Coastal flooding (inundation)27.6% (94)41.5% (141)22.9% (78)7.9% (27)340 
Hazard risk/vulnerability27.2% (91)43.3% (145)21.5% (72)8.1% (27)335 
Hurricanes and storms35.3% (123)34.5% (120)24.7% (86)5.5% (19)348 
Harmful algal blooms16.1% (52)55.7% (180)19.5% (63)8.7% (28)323 
Beach management, policy and planning26.1% (85)43.3% (141)19.3% (63)11.3% (37)326 
Coastal management16.3% (57)51.4% (180)26.9% (94)5.4% (19)350 
Submerged lands management11.4% (35)53.9% (165)15.4% (47)19.3% (59)306 
Stormwater management18.3% (63)48.7% (168)24.3% (84)8.7% (30)345 
Stormwater ponds22.1% (74)45.1% (151)22.7% (76)10.1% (34)335 
Non-point source pollution14.5% (52)51.3% (184)27.3% (98)7.0% (25)359 
Docks/marinas34.7% (114)35.0% (115)18.8% (62)11.6% (38)329 
Dredging31.8% (104)37.6% (123)19.3% (63)11.3% (37)327 
Recreational boating42.2% (132)30.4% (95)16.6% (52)10.9% (34)313 
Low dissolved oxygen events11.5% (40)54.0% (188)23.6% (82)10.9% (38)348 
Invasive species and ballast water16.8% (54)52.5% (169)18.9% (61)11.8% (38)322 
Vegetated buffers25.2% (84)42.9% (143)21.9% (73)9.9% (33)333 
Watershed planning15.6% (53)51.5% (175)23.5% (80)9.4% (32)340 
Coastal urban development17.1% (59)49.7% (172)24.3% (84)9.0% (31)346 
Coastal land use planning15.3% (53)51.3% (178)25.4% (88)8.1% (28)347 
Offshore wind farms7.5% (22)63.5% (186)9.6% (28)19.5% (57)293 
Offshore oil and gas17.0% (52)53.3% (163)14.7% (45)15.0% (46)306 
Coastal ocean observing systems17.1% (55)52.2% (168)19.9% (64)10.9% (35)322 
Ecosystem based management10.4% (36)55.3% (192)25.4% (88)8.9% (31)347 
Habitat quality and function15.4% (53)52.5% (181)25.2% (87)7.0% (24)345 
Critical habitat identification15.8% (53)50.1% (168)23.9% (80)10.1% (34)335 
Fisheries resources26.6% (86)43.7% (141)19.8% (64)9.9% (32)323 
Socioeconomics23.4% (74)42.1% (133)17.4% (55)17.1% (54)316 
Quality growth19.1% (60)47.5% (149)18.2% (57)15.3% (48)314 
Economic valuation of resources18.2% (60)48.2% (159)21.2% (70)12.4% (41)330 
Socio-demographic trends30.7% (94)36.9% (113)15.4% (47)17.0% (52)306 
Coastal tourism47.7% (147)22.7% (70)16.9% (52)12.7% (39)308 
Coastal eco-tourism26.8% (84)41.7% (131)17.8% (56)13.7% (43)314 
Traditional uses of the coast47.1% (144)24.8% (76)16.7% (51)11.4% (35)306 
Multicultural policy issues24.7% (74)40.0% (120)14.7% (44)20.7% (62)300 
Maritime history and culture44.1% (131)27.3% (81)13.1% (39)15.5% (46)297 

answered question  268 

skipped question  40 
Please identify any topics that were not listed above that you feel require additional study and information in the state and region.

Response
Percent
Response
Count
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 100.0%  25 
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 44.0%  11 
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 28.0%  7 
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 12.0%  3 
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 4.0%  1 
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 4.0%  1 

answered question  25 

skipped question  283 
In your opinion, what is the most pressing marine and coastal-related issue(s) facing South Carolina?

Response
Count
view comment
 213 

answered question  213 

skipped question  95 
What is your type of employment?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Federal Government 10.0%  27 
 State Government 24.1%  65 
 Local Government 8.5%  23 
 University 29.3%  79 
 K-12 School 5.6%  15 
 Private Business/Industry 7.0%  19 
 Non-profit/Non-governmental Organization 6.3%  17 
 Self-employed 3.3%  9 
 Student 0.4%  1 
 Retired 2.6%  7 
view commentOther (please specify)
 3.0%  8 

answered question  270 

skipped question  38 
Please select ONLY ONE of the following to best describe your profession.

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Administration 10.0%  27 
 Aquaculture Production 1.1%  3 
 Law/Legal Practice 0.7%  2 
 Biology 14.0%  38 
 Business 1.5%  4 
 Charter Boat Industry 0.0%  0 
 Chemistry 1.1%  3 
 Commerical Fishing 0.4%  1 
 Commercial/Residential Development 0.0%  0 
 Communications 1.9%  5 
 Economics 0.4%  1 
 Education, Adult 1.9%  5 
 Education, K-12 7.4%  20 
 Education, University 8.5%  23 
 Elected Position 0.4%  1 
 Engineering 4.4%  12 
 Environmental Advocacy 3.0%  8 
 Environmental Consultancy 2.6%  7 
 Farming/Agriculture 0.4%  1 
 Food and Beverage Industry 0.0%  0 
 Geology 1.1%  3 
 Home Making 0.0%  0 
 Housing Construction 0.0%  0 
 Laboratory Science 0.7%  2 
 Land Use Planning 3.0%  8 
 Landscape Architect 0.0%  0 
 Library Science 0.0%  0 
 Marketing 0.4%  1 
 Media or Press 0.0%  0 
 Physics 0.0%  0 
 Public Relations 1.5%  4 
 Real Estate 0.4%  1 
 Regulatory 2.2%  6 
 Research and Development 7.0%  19 
 Resource Management 6.3%  17 
 Retired 0.0%  0 
 Seafood Processing 0.4%  1 
 Support Staff 0.0%  0 
 Teacher Training 0.0%  0 
 Technician 0.4%  1 
 Tourism, Eco- 0.7%  2 
 Tourism, Coastal 1.1%  3 
 Tourism, Other 0.7%  2 
view commentOther (please specify)
 14.8%  40 

answered question  271 

skipped question  37 
Did you answer the survey from your personal perspective or your organization's perspective?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Personal 67.9%  182 
 Organization 32.1%  86 

answered question  268 

skipped question  40 
In what state do you live?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 South Carolina 79.3%  214 
view commentOther (please specify)
 20.7%  56 

answered question  270 

skipped question  38 
If you are a South Carolina resident, then please choose the county in which you reside.

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Abbeville 0.5%  1 
 Aiken 0.0%  0 
 Allendale 0.0%  0 
 Anderson 0.0%  0 
 Bamberg  0.5%  1 
 Barnwell 0.5%  1 
 Beaufort 11.5%  24 
 Berkeley 1.0%  2 
 Calhoun 0.0%  0 
 Charleston 37.8%  79 
 Cherokee 0.5%  1 
 Chester 0.5%  1 
 Chesterfield 0.5%  1 
 Clarendon 1.0%  2 
 Colleton 1.0%  2 
 Darlington 0.0%  0 
 Dillon 0.0%  0 
 Dorchester 3.4%  7 
 Edgefield  0.0%  0 
 Fairfield 0.0%  0 
 Florence  0.0%  0 
 Georgetown  3.4%  7 
 Greenville 1.0%  2 
 Greenwood 0.0%  0 
 Hampton 1.4%  3 
 Horry 12.4%  26 
 Jasper 0.5%  1 
 Kershaw 0.0%  0 
 Lancaster 0.0%  0 
 Laurens 0.0%  0 
 Lee 0.0%  0 
 Lexington 3.4%  7 
 Marion 0.0%  0 
 Marlboro 0.0%  0 
 McCormick 0.0%  0 
 Newberry 0.5%  1 
 Oconee 1.0%  2 
 Orangeburg 0.0%  0 
 Pickens 1.0%  2 
 Richland 15.8%  33 
 Saluda 0.0%  0 
 Spartanburg 0.0%  0 
 Sumter 1.4%  3 
 Union 0.0%  0 
 Williamsburg 0.0%  0 
 York 0.0%  0 

answered question  209 

skipped question  99 
How many years have you worked in your profession?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 0-5 12.5%  34 
 5-10 13.2%  36 
 10-15 14.0%  38 
 15-20 14.7%  40 
 20 or more 45.6%  124 

answered question  272 

skipped question  36 
How often to you utilize coastal and marine resources through activities such as fishing, swimming, and boating?

Response
Percent
Response
Count
 Never 6.0%  16 
 1-2 times per month 44.4%  118 
 3-4 times per month 18.1%  48 
 5-8 times per month 10.2%  27 
 More than 9 times per month 21.4%  57 

answered question  266 

skipped question  42