BPC Expert Briefing – NOAA Presentation on the California Ocean Economy

  • Briefings
  • by BPC Staff
  • on July 9, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 2.47.16 PM BPC Expert Briefing – NOAA Presentation on the California Ocean Economy

July 30, 2015

9:30am to 11:00am

East Bay Municipal Utility District 

375 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Briefing Materials: 

On July 30th, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management staff delivered a presentation to BPC stakeholders on two of their ongoing economic projects – the Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) project and the California Ocean Economy Pilot Study. The ENOW project provides valuable data and tools for coastal managers, planners and policy analysts that characterize the nation’s productive ocean economy. The ocean economy data used in ENOW spans 2005-2012 and is based on the six ocean economy sectors – living resources, marine construction, ship and boat building, marine transportation, offshore mineral extraction and tourism and recreation.

In addition to the ENOW project, NOAA staff have recently initiated an innovative pilot study that examines the national significance of California’s marine transportation and ocean tourism sectors. NOAA’s presentation highlighted initial findings from the pilot study with an emphasis on California’s and the Bay Area’s marine transportation economy. The briefing also included an opportunity for audience discussion to give feedback to NOAA and determine how these projects could be useful to regional stakeholders.  

The Expert Briefing welcomed participants from a diverse group of stakeholders interested in learning about NOAA’s economic projects, including a representative from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office who was in attendance for the presentation. 

You can view NOAA’s presentation from the Briefing at the following link: NOAA Presentation – Advancing Our Understanding of the Coastal and Ocean Economics: A Pilot Approach

You can also view the Story Map featured in NOAA’s presentation at the following link: NOAA Story Map – “The Oceans and Coasts – A Driver for Inland Economic Activity”



  • 9:30 – 9:35: Welcome and Introductions – Bay Planning Coalition
  • 9:35 – 9:40: Overview of NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management – Tim Doherty, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
  • 9:40 – 10:30: Presentation on the NOAA ENOW and California Ocean Economic Pilot Study – Jeff Adkins, NOAA Economist
  • 10:30 – 11:00: Audience Q&A and Discussion – Moderated by John Coleman, Bay Planning Coalition




BPC Expert Briefings are designed to be affordable and easy opportunities for professional development, education, and networking. Light refreshments will be provided.
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