MAZABRAUD Yves France Environnemental Science

Doctor in Environnemental Science, University of  Nice Sophia Antipolis, 2004

Research project

MAJOR FACTORS CONTROLLING RISK CONCEPTS (FAMACOR): STUDY OF CONCEPTS LINKED TO NATURAL RISKS IN GUADELOUPE AND FACTORS INHIBITING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CULTURE OF RISK.

The aim of this research is to improve the effectiveness of risk awareness and education operations within the framework of the “Paré pas Paré” project led by PIRAC (Carribean platform of the French Red Cross). The study site is located in Guadeloupe, a territory exposed to numerous natural hazards: situated in the hurricane belt, the archipelago is also subject to significant seismicity and the volcanic activity of the Soufrière. Mr Mazabraud, Doctor in Environmental Sciences (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, 2004), examines here the level of risk awareness among the population in Guadeloupe and the levers of action that will enable effective information and prevention on the short, medium and long term.

 

‘A clear and constructed message is not enough to replace a deep-seated prejudice’

Focus on geologist Yves Mazabraud"s research, which aims to reinforce the relevance and efficiency of awareness-raising activities with regard to natural risks.