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RISC-KIT published a new research paper under the title "Why do we decide to live with risk at the coast?"
The result of a collaboration between the University of Algarve and Ecologic Institute was published in the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management.
Under the title "Why do we decide to live with risk at the coast?" RISC-KIT's partners University of Algarve and Ecologic Institute have published a new research paper in the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management.
The paper explores the social dimension of a risky coastal settlement in south Portugal. Risk perception is assessed in the area in order to understand why people decide to live at the coast with risk. The research reveals that the local residents show a profound feeling of place attachment and although that they are aware of coastal hazards though they perceive lower levels of risk. They voluntarily accept the risk, yet they do not prepare and do not take responsibility to increase social resilience.
This paper has high value in investigating the social aspects of coastal risk in Portugal and it provides deeper understanding of how coastal populations perceive their life in coastal zones.
Access to the article to Elsevier subscribers is provided through the link.
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