The Economics of Using Ocean Observing Systems to Improve Beach Closure Policy

The Economics of Using Ocean Observing Systems to Improve Beach Closure Policy

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. >$4 million / year: Increased annual beach related spending from reducing the number of beaches that are closed unnecessarily by using coastal ocean observing systems
  2. >$3 million / year: potential public health savings from reducing the time between water quality sampling at US beaches and reporting them
  3. >$2 million / year: Welfare gains from reducing the number of beaches that are closed unnecessarily by using coastal ocean observing systems
Region: Americas / Complete US
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Pendleton, L. “The Economics of Using Ocean Observing Systems to Improve Beach Closure Policy” Coastal Management, 2005

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