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Risk perceptions of oil spill in coastal areas

Grant number: 13/22190-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Sonia Regina da Cal Seixas
Grantee:Michelle Renk
Supervisor: Thomas G. Safford
Host Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of New Hampshire (UNH), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:11/22370-9 - "Oil spills in coastal areas: a study about risk perception in Caraguatatuba e São Sebastião, north coast of São Paulo", BP.DR


Technological disasters such as oil spills are events which can create great social and environmental impacts besides disrupting affected communities. Associated to these, are the conflicts generated by the communities' difference in perception of actions of response and management of these accidents and the action of institutions considered responsible. During this visiting program, the intention is to acquire theoretical reference and empirical experience in order to investigate the public perception of the performance of institutions specialized in oil spills in coastal regions both in Brazil and in the United States. (AU)

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