Indicator Development

Lisa at Social Indicators Workshop

A NOAA Fisheries Social Scientist, Lisa Colburn, explains the social indicators.

Why were the indicators developed?

The social indicators were developed to characterize community well-being for coastal communities engaged in fishing activities.

How were the indicators developed?

In order to develop robust indicators, a cross-section of experts, including NOAA Fisheries scientists and other partners, have worked together to develop, evaluate, and improve upon the indicators and their application. For more details, see workshop agenda. In the future, additional indicators may be developed and current indicators may be improved upon as new information becomes available.