Diving Deep into the New Digital Coast Act with Jason Jordan & John "JB" Byrd | Capitol Beach
Big coastal data: NOAA's Digital Coast is super
On The Capitol Beach, Derek Brockbank speaks with Jason Jordan of the American Planning Association, and John "JB" Byrd representing the Digital Coast Partnership Advocacy Coalition about the partnership and advocacy that led to the recent enactment of the Digital Coast Act (S. 1069, which has become Public Law [PL] 116-223). This pod is an "in-the-weeds" sequel to the ASPN podcast from October 2020 on the Digital Coast with Nicolas "Miki" Schmidt at NOAA. Derek, Jason and John get into what it takes to make an effective federal coastal program, including a user-group partnership of stakeholders and an organized coalition of advocates who can bring political support for the program. We also explain the difference between a federal project and a federal program, as Digital Coast has shifted from project to program.