Social Science for
February 15 to 16, 2012
Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
Thank you to all who attended the inaugural Social Coast Forum on February 15 to 16 in Charleston, South Carolina. Hosted by NOAA Coastal Services Center, this standing-room-only event focused on the application and integration of social science in coastal decision-making. Participants discussed the use of social science tools, data, and methods to address issues such as climate change, land use planning, ecosystem services, and human uses of the oceans.
High interest and strong demand for this meeting indicates the relevance of using and integrating social science in coastal management decision-making. Based on evaluations, three-quarters of the participants strongly agreed that they gained knowledge and skills from the forum that they can apply to their jobs.
View the abstracts, presentations, and graphics from the forum.
View photographs from the forum.
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