Risk communication and understanding of avalanche bulletins in Scotland

Avalanche in Coire an t-Sneachda

The University of Stirling in collaboration with the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) has launched a research project and survey.

The aim of the survey is to gain better understanding of how published avalanche reports and the avalanche service is used and understood by climbers, hillwalkers, skiers and snowboarders engaging in activities in the winter mountains and hills. The survey is being conducted by Dr Philip Ebert & Dr David Comerford of the Behavioural Science Centre at the University of Stirling in consultation with Mark Diggins SAIS.

The survey should take approximately 20min to complete and your answers will remain anonymous.

“Your support and time with the survey would be greatly appreciated and will SAIS to develop and improve the information provided”. Mark Diggins SAIS coordinator, 1 March 2021.

Link to the survey: https://stir.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5gRzPMSjcdiH7lr