This online book is written for non-economists, addressing basic concepts of economic value and other tools often used in decision making.
This Web site is designed for non-economists who "need answers to questions about the benefits of ecosystem conservation, preservation, or restoration and 'providing' a clear, non-technical explanation of ecosystem valuation concepts, methods, and applications."
This website is found on NOAA's Coastal Services Center web site under Restoration Economics.
Basic principles of economics with links to various methods can be found at NOAA's Ocean and Coastal Resource Management website.
Under its Valuation Studies, the NOEP Non-Market Values Portal has a searchable database of peer-reviewed journal articles, technical reports, and working papers that contain estimates of the non-market value of coastal and marine resources in the United States.noep.mbari.org
CORE projects include socioeconomic monitoring in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the first-ever nationwide estimate of participation rates in marine-related recreation activities, an extensive beach valuation effort in Southern California, and many other research activities.
A searchable database that provides a detailed account of the contents of numerous recent non-market valuation studies. Included in the database is information from over 100 travel cost and contingent valuation studies of sportfishing activity. No articles more recent than 1995.
A database of estimated use values and metadata from selected studies on the beneficial uses of fresh and coastal marine waters.
A searchable database of the literature on the non-market value of ecosystem goods and services and environmental assets.
A searchable database of the literature on the non-market value of ecosystem goods and services and environmental assets. The focus of this data base is on assets of Australia and the surrounding region. Last updated in 2004.
This site contains industry data on marine boating (available only to members) and also a free searchable database of boating studies.
The NOEP provides a full range of the current and historical economic and socio-economic information available on changes and trends along the U.S. coast and in coastal waters. The site includes time-series information of economic and social indicators with clear definitions and descriptions for the coast and coastal ocean.
The STICS Web site provides socioeconomic data by coastal area or watershed, as well as access to multiple tools that can be used to customize, analyze, and generate reports based on these data across time and space.
CID provides access to Web, library, and data resources relevant to coastal issues. The information can be browsed by library, data set, or pre-selected category.
This site contains links to surveys, reports, and data on for-hire recreational fishing (i.e. charter passenger fishing vessels).