SALIENSEAS Participatory Mapping Survey Report published
From January 2019 until May 2019, the SALIENSEAS project launched an online participatory mapping survey, targeted at maritime users around Greenland and Svalbard. The report containing the findings is now available.
The goal of the survey was to get a more detailed understanding about the situated context of maritime activities, where they are undertaken, and which types of WWIC information are used, throughout planning and operational phases and among various types of end-users.
Using participatory mapping made it possible to embed the survey questions in an intuitive, activity-oriented perspective, and to put the user experience at the center of the study.
The report provides an overview of key characteristics of respondents and their maritime activities in Arctic waters. Key topics enquired about via the mapping interface included 1. Voyage planning; 2. Tasks and activities sensitive to adverse WWIC conditions; and 3. Perceived information (in)accuracy. Additionally, several activity-based narratives, based on the drawings and responses from survey participants from different maritime sectors, provide a deeper insight into the connections between planning and execution of specific maritime activities, the impact of WWIC conditions and the use of WWIC information.
We thank all participants who dedicated their time and were willing to share their experiences!
The report is available for download here.