Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: Decreasing Vulnerability for Maine's Beach-Based Business Community - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47685.

Item Identification

Title: Decreasing Vulnerability for Maine's Beach-Based Business Community - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: Decreasing Vulnerability for Maine's Beach-Based Business Community - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned
Abstract:

Using a collaborative approach that engages researchers and local business owners, the project team will adapt a tourism-resilience index for southern Maine businesses. After pilot-testing, a broader community of local business leaders will complete facilitated self-assessments in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk, Maine. Participating businesses will be given their custom tourism-resilience index, or score, along with a set of suggested steps they can take to increase their resiliency to natural disasters. The project team will meet with these same businesses one year later to reassess and measure progress. The project team will aggregate the indices of participating businesses and a summary of lessons learned will be shared with southern Maine chambers of commerce, municipalities and climate adaptation professionals. Strategies for adapting and implementing the tourism resilience index in different regions will also be shared with business communities, climate adaptation professionals, and the National Estuarine Research Reserve system. Project results will highlight common gaps and barriers businesses share when it comes to increasing their resilience to natural disaster.

Purpose:

Sea-level rise and extreme weather events exacerbated by climate change currently impact Maine's coastline and are anticipated to increase in frequency and strength. Beach-based businesses, a powerful economic engine for Maine, are generally little prepared for storm surge and coastal flooding. Yet lessons learned from previous disasters underscore how important the recovery of businesses is to the overall recovery of a region's economy.

This project will adapt and transfer the Tourism Resilience Index, previously developed for the Gulf of Mexico, to southern Maine. Coastal businesses in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk will be facilitated through a process to assess their ability to maintain operations during and after a disaster. Through this project, the Wells NERR will collaborate with business leaders, municipalities and regional climate adaptation professionals to generate outcomes that decrease Maine's beaches business community's vulnerability to natural disasters.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

Annie Cox

Wells NERR, ME

acox@wellsnerr.org

(207) 646-1555 x157

Partners:

Kennebunk-KennebunkportArundel Chamber of Commerce

Laudholm Trust

Town of Kennebunkport, ME

Wells NERR, ME

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SEA LEVEL RISE > INUNDATION
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY INDEX (EVI)
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > STORM SURGE
None resilience

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Wells NERR, ME

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 595936
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Person: Jeremy Cothran
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 598489
Date Effective From: 2016-06
Date Effective To:
Person: Annie Cox
Email Address: acox@wellsnerr.org

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 595935
W° Bound: -70.56
E° Bound: -70.54
N° Bound: 43.34
S° Bound: 43.32

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 595934
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2016-06-01
End: 2018-06-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 595937
Download URL: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu
File Type: ZIP

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 598337
URL: http://graham.umich.edu/activity/35194
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47685
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:28+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2017-11-09 11:31+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-11-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-11-10
Linking Share Level: Across the InPort Catalog