Map of social vulnerabilities for fishing communities

This map presents an interactive visualization of indicators for Social Vulnerability, Gentrification Pressure, Sea Rise Vulnerability, and Fishing Engagement and Reliance in coastal communities in the US.

Social indicators are numerical measures that describe the well-being of individuals or communities. Indicators are comprised of one variable or several components combined into an index. They are used to describe and evaluate community well-being in terms of social, economic, and psychological welfare.

These indicators have been updated to include all communities in coastal counties in the United States. They provide a characterization of the well-being and level of dependence on commercial and recreational fishing for over 3,800 communities. The index score for a particular community is relative to all communities in the index and would differ with a more regional focus.

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Source http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/humandimensions/social-indicators/map
Last Updated February 26, 2017, 00:56 (UTC)
Created February 26, 2017, 00:49 (UTC)