Recent Publications


Download the State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies 2014 - This latest update report features highlights from the CBE-NOEP collection of data and publications showing the value of the oceans, Great Lakes and coasts of the U.S.
Download the Coastal and Ocean Economic Summaries of the Coastal States - These two page ocean and coastal economic summary reports are provided for each of the 30 coastal states with data complementing the CBE and NOEP's latest State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies - 2014 report.
Download the NOEP 2014 National Report Brochure - This brochure contains a brief summary of the information found in the State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies report (above).
Download the State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies 2009 - This is the original National Report from NOEP highlighting the value of the ocean and this nation’s coasts.
Download the NOEP National Report Appendices - These appendices contain data tables supporting the information found in the State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies report (above).
Download the National Report State Summaries - Two page ocean and coastal economic summary reports are provided for each of the 30 coastal states.
Download The California Ocean and Coastal Investment Study.  This first inventory of a state’s expenditures on coasts and coastal waters includes the report, appendices, and all relevant data.
Download Phase II Florida Ocean and Coastal Economies - Facts and Figures.  The 2008 Phase II Florida’s Ocean and Coastal Economies Report (see below) is summarized in this concise report.
Download Phase II Florida's Ocean and Coastal Economies Report.  The full 2008 Phase II Florida’s Ocean and Coastal Economies Report contains detailed facts and analysis of Florida’s ocean related industries and demographics. Be sure to also download the important appendices that are presented in a separate file, Phase II: Appendices Florida’s Ocean and Coastal Economies Report (see below).
Download Phase II: Appendices of Florida’s Ocean and Coastal Economies Report.  Important facts, tables, graphs, and references for the Phase II Florida’s Ocean and Coastal Economies Report, above, are presented in this separate Appendices PDF.
Download How will climate change affect our coasts?  This presentation by Dr. Linwood Pendleton, Non-Market Economist for NOEP, looks at the potential socioeconomic affects of climate change on the U.S. coastal regions.
Download The Economic Contribution of Marine Science and Education Institutions in the Monterey Bay Crescent  This report outlines NOEP’s prototype research project for estimating the economic contribution of marine research and education institutions to the ocean economy.
Download A Guide to the Measurement of the Market Data for the Ocean and Coastal Economy.  Released in January 2007, this guide details the collection, compilation, and usage of the NOEP market data.
Download Maps of Florida Ocean & Coastal Economies.  Released in October 2006 in partnership with NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, this set of maps details the social and economic changes in Florida’s counties between 1990 and 2004.
Download Florida Ocean & Coastal Economies.  Released in June 2006, this major report includes 15 years of social and economic data and details the changes in economic indicators.
Download Florida Facts & Figures.  A summary of important facts enumerated in the above Florida Ocean & Coastal Economies report.
Download California’s Ocean Economy.  Released in 2005, this detailed study of the ocean economy in California has emphasis on the changes in economic indicators between 1990 and 2000.
Download The California Summary of Coastal and Ocean Social and Economic Trends, 1990-2000.  This short summary by NOEP highlights the changes in California’s coastal and ocean economy and demographics between 1990 and 2000.
Employment after Hurricanes, which looks at the Hurricane damage to the ocean economy in the U.S. gulf region in 2005. This report by NOEP’s market economist, Charles Colgan, and Jefferey Adkins, economist and program manager with NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, appeared in the August 2006 of the Monthly Labor Review.
Download Shore & Beach, Spring 2006 containing The Non-Market Value of Beach Recreation in California by NOEP director, Judith Kildow, and chief Non-Market economist, Linwood Pendleton, on pages 34-37.

NOEP Reference Documents

Download Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Counties, a list of the CZM counties compiled by NOEP from the latest coastal zone maps.
Download Watershed Counties, a list of the watershed counties in the U.S.
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updated 12-Mar-2014