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Join our Experiment study in Famenne Ardenne Global Geopark: The impact of visual communication of natural disaster risk on risk perception and preparedness

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Are you interested in contributing to a safer future for your community? The UNIMES psychology team, collaborating with the Horizon Europe project, RESILIAGE, invites you to participate in an experiment designed to improve the communication of natural disaster risks.

What’s the Goal?

Our objective is: to explore how visual communication of natural disaster risks influences our understanding and preparedness for these events. The insights gained will provide recommendations on the communication materials to be used by the project partners, who will be implementing disaster risk awareness.

Why Participate?

  • Your involvement will provide crucial data, helping to enhance local disaster readiness.
  • Gain insights into how psychologists are integral to disaster risk management.
  • Your participation will directly influence how disaster risks are presented to the public, potentially leading to more effective preparedness strategies.

Who Can Join?

We’re looking for at least 30 individuals from the Famenne Ardenne Global Geopark CORE lab community who:

  • Are 18 years or older.
  • Are not experts in disaster risk management.
  • Do not have visual handicap such as poor eyesight or colour blindness (those with glasses or contact lenses are accepted).

What Does Participation Involve?

Participants will engage in a 30-minute session to view disaster risk communication materials while an eye-tracking device monitors their eye movements. This approach will allow us to understand how people process these materials at a glance. Additionally, participants will complete a brief online questionnaire before, during, and after the session to collect their thoughts and perceptions.  All data gathered will be anonymous, and no adverse effects are expected.

When and Where?

The study will take place between the 2nd and 12th of April(except Saturday and Sunday). 

Location : Attractions et Tourisme, Rue des Grottes 6 –  5580 Han-sur-Lesse

Time: from 9:00 to 16:00 (Monday to Friday)

How to Sign Up

Ready to participate? Register by signing up for a slot using the following Calendly link:

Joining this study isn’t just about participation: it’s about empowering your community and yourself towards a more resilient future. Your involvement directly contributes to advancing our understanding of disaster response, strengthening the fabric of our community’s resilience, and enhancing our preparedness for facing natural disasters head-on.