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Project to Create a Virtual Simulation System for Research and Education on Debris-Flow Preparation and Evacuation Behaviors

Lead PI: Ben Orlove

Unit Affiliation: Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED)

September 2012 - January 2015
Inactive
North America ; United States
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will develop the content and theoretical structure of a virtual simulation experiment (a “serious game”) that answers both theoretical and practical questions about how people make debris-flow evacuation decisions.

OUTCOMES: 2012-2014: The outcomes of this project will include a better understanding of risk perceptions and preparedness related to debris-flows, and the generation of a virtual simulation to further study this.

SPONSOR:

U.S. Geological Survey/Department of the Interior

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$49,702

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 

KEYWORDS

decision making hazards and risk reduction risk communication risk perception preparedness