NOAA Seeks Public Comment on U.S. Ocean Economic Activity
NOAA is soliciting comments from the public on the development of a new set of national statistics that would provide information on the economic activity generated by ocean-related transactions in the United States.
Comments are due by July 7, 2019 and may be submitted via email to OceanEconomy@noaa.gov.
NOAA invites comments from the public, private industry, state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and other interested parties.
In particular, NOAA is interested in feedback regarding the following:
· What ocean-related activities and items should be considered for measurement in the Experimental Ocean Economy Satellite Account (OESA)?
· What types of statistics would potential users of the OESA like to see presented in the account in addition to output, value added, employment and compensation?
· What data sets (please provide links and sources) could supplement NOAA and the Bureau of Economic Analysis core statistics to help determine the ocean-related and non ocean-related shares of economic activity in the OESA?
· What data sets (please provide links and sources) could be used to disaggregate national data to the state and local level?
Questions? Contact Kate Quigley, economist, Office for Coastal Management, NOAA, at 843-740-1155 or Kate.Quigley@noaa.gov.