The Application of Ocean Zoning Management for Offshore Energy Development in North Carolina
For this project, a survey of current users of the North Carolina coastal community was conducted to gather data on the variety of activities in the North Carolina coastal zone and the user’s opinions on compatibility of 13 different activities. These results were compiled into a compatibility matrix to guide classification of activities. Based on this matrix of responses, conservation and planning are clearly perceived as activities benefiting the activities of all respondents. Conversely, minerals mining and coastal development are perceived as harmful to all respondents activities. The apparent compatibility of other activities varies by respondent and activity.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:ocean zoning offshore energy
Date of Publication:04/23/2009