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Links to CDIP - May 2009

  • over 50 links from educational institutions
  • over 100 links from non-profit, government, and informational sites
  • over 275 links from commercial enterprises in many areas including:
    • ocean recreation (surfing, boating, sailing, yahting, scuba diving, spearfishing, fishing, sea kayaking, triathalon etc.)
    • real estate and development
    • surveying and engineering
    • community and city guides

User Survey (August 2000)

During the month of August 2000, an online questionnaire was posted on the CDIP web site. The questionnaire was focussed on identifying our community of users as well as eliciting feedback in order to help improve our site. There were over 444 respondents who apparently took great care to provide very constructive comments. We have compiled a small summary of the survey responses. We are very grateful to all of our users who put in the time and effort to provide such great feedback.

SUMMARY

Suggestions in progress:
  • Model animation.
  • More detailed regional models.
  • Extend 3 day to 5 day forecast.
  • Additional climatic summaries and trends.
  • Enhance explanations of data types.
  • Include additional coastal wind data.
There were many requests for installation of additional buoys, especially in Mexico. We have made some progress there. Progress has also been made extending the 3 day forecast for special cases. There were also a few requests for links to other websites for additional information such as weather and tide reports. We feel that these other sites are easily accessible. For us to have the most efficient site possible and make it easy for our users to retrieve information, we prefer to include only CDIP data.

Breakdown of user responses:


PUBLIC
  • Coast Guard
  • Military
  • Research and Education
  • Coastal Planning and Management  
1
2
55
14

COMMERCIAL
  • Commercial Fishing
  • Engineering
  • Pilots
  • Marine Transportation  
7
11
1
10

RECREATIONAL
  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Boating
  • Sport Fishing  
374
99
128
85

Total number of Questionnaries filled out: 444

(Note: Users were allowed to select multiple categories for their use of the CDIP website.)

QUESTIONNAIRE (disabled)

CDIP User Questionnaire
Name(optional):
Organization/Title(optional):
E-mail(optional):

Select the categories that best describe your use of our products.
Public
Coast Guard
Military
Research & Education
Coastal Planning & Management
Commercial
Commercial Fishing
Engineering
Pilots
Marine Transportation
Recreational
Surfing
Diving
Boating
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Boating
Sport Fishing

Other, specify:

 
How frequently do you use our products during a typical month?
 

Why is this website valuable to you?

How could we make it more valuable?

 
Thank you for taking the time to fill out our questionnaire!
 
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