The basis for identifying strategies to build social resilience is to move from a high-level vulnerability assessment (e.g., Which fishery is most vulnerable?) to resilience analysis (e.g., Why is this fishery vulnerable?).
The results of social vulnerability assessments will provide a better understanding of the conditions and characteristics of resource-dependent communities at their site, and point to opportunities for climate adaptation as well as problem areas that need to be addressed.
Resources available to reef managers to collect social information for climate adaptation include the following: