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Economic Guidance for Coastal Management Professionals


March 10, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Karina Heim
(715) 399-4089

Event Details

Economic Guidance for Coastal Management Professionals
Kate Quigley and Lauren Knapp, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Thursday, March 10, 2022
12:00-1:30pm CT/1:00-2:30pm ET
Capacity: 75

Register for Course

Take this course if you…

  • Want to learn some basics of economic valuation.
  • Play a role in writing and selecting proposals for coastal projects.
  • Would like to advocate for the value of a project, program, or tool, but unsure where to start.

About the Course
When coastal managers need to estimate project value and incorporate economic data, they have several approaches to consider. This training provides information about a benefits-cost analysis, economic impact analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and more. Understanding these basics will help participants identify the appropriate approach and the data needed.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognize and understand basic economic terminology
  • Recognize relevant economic approaches and analyses
  • Identify the approach to use based on project objectives, level of expertise, and funding
  • Locate support tools and data
  • Conceptualize appropriate questions to ask an economist or an expert

About the Speaker
Dr. Lauren Knapp holds a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training with 5 years of professional experience and 280+ citations on peer-reviewed publications. By training, she is an environmental economist and employs various methods from cost-benefit analysis to ecosystem services valuation and stated preference estimation. On contract to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management (OCM), she helps on efforts to value marine economies, train local communities on how to use economics to inform their decision-making, capture benefit data for natural coastal infrastructure, comprehensively value U.S. coral reefs, and use economics to inform other related efforts.

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The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), established by Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act, as amended. Additional information about the system can be obtained from the Estuarine Reserves Division, Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1305 East West Highway - N/ORM5, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.