These two projects were completed under contract to the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) as followup to the Massachusetts Ocean Management Initiative.
An Assessment of the Coastal and Marine Economies in Massachusetts
This three-part study, produced by the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), provides an analysis of the economic value of coastal and marine economy output as well as an overview of employment, wages, business activities and trends within important sectors of the Massachusetts marine economy for 2004 (latest available data at the time). UMass completed this report under contract with CZM as part of the Ocean Management Initiative.
The UMass team used a standard, widely used economic model called IMPLAN for the bulk of the analysis. The Final Report also includes information from a business owner survey and provides recommendations of next steps for further study. Links to the project scopes of work and each section of the three-part study are provided below.
Scope of Work
- Telephone Survey of Business Owners Scope of Work (PDF, 142 KB)
- Overall Project Scope of Work (PDF, 83 KB)
Existing and Potential Ocean-Based Energy Facilities and Associated Infrastructure in Massachusetts
TRC Environmental Corporation produced the report Existing and Potential Ocean-Based Energy Facilities and Associated Infrastructure in Massachusetts—a written report and map products illustrating existing and potential ocean-based energy facilities. The goal of this project was to provide reconnaissance-level information on those segments of the ocean that appear most likely to be of future interest to the energy industry over the next ten years. This project was not intended to replicate a site-specific facilities siting process. This report was completed under contract with CZM as part of the Ocean Management Initiative. Links to the project scope of work, final report, and project maps are provided below.
Scope of Work
- TRC Scope of Work (PDF, 142 KB)
- Inventory of Existing and Proposed Offshore Energy Facilities and Associated Infrastructure (PDF, 373 KB)
- Existing and Potential Ocean-Based Energy Facilities and Associated Infrastructure in Massachusetts (PDF, 3 MB)