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ERIC Number: EJ1096893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Sea Kayaking Incidents in Norway 2000-2014: An Issue of Bad Weather or Poor Judgement?
Aadland, Eivind; Noer, Gunnar; Vikene, Odd Lennart
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v16 n2 p131-145 2016
The aims of this study were to analyse recreational sea kayaking and touring incidents in Norway with a specific focus on wind conditions and to elaborate on practical implications for the prevention of future incidents. We included 49 incidents reported by the media between 2000 and 2014. Incidents occurred in various wind conditions, but most incidents (60%) occurred in moderate to strong breezes (9-14 m/s). Wind strength and direction were generally forecast accurately and conditions were mainly stable throughout the day of the incident. Thus, sea kayaking and touring incidents in Norway seem to happen in various wind conditions; however, paddlers should have been well informed and aware of the hazards they were facing. Future incidents could be prevented by increasing sea kayakers' situation awareness through discussion of experts' decision-making processes and the arrangement of situated learning experiences in realistic settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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