Varieties of Risk

AHRC sponsored research project

risk understanding

Survey on Risk communication and understanding of avalanche bulletins

Philip Ebert in collaboration with David Comerford (Economics, Stirling) who is a local network member of the Varieties of Risk project in consultation with the Scottish Avalanche Information Services have launched an online survey. The aim of the survey is to gain better understanding of how published avalanche reports and the avalanche service are used and understood by climbers, hillwalkers, skiers and snowboarders engaging in activities in the winter mountains and hills. It also involves questions about the relationship between verbal and numerical probabilities and is directly connected to the themes of our Varieties of Risk project. A link to the survey can be found here (released on March 2nd):