Socioeconomic Monitoring Guidelines for Coastal Managers in South Asia: SocMon South Asia: 2008

Photo credit: The Ocean Agency

During the period of 1998-2002, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) South Asia, sponsored socioeconomic assessments and monitoring training for sites with significant coral reef habitats in the region and followed this up with community based socioeconomic monitoring demonstration projects at five sites where some biophysical surveys had been carried out: three in India (Andaman Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and the Gulf of Mannar) and one each in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.