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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1673-1689, 2016
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/16/1673/2016/
doi:10.5194/nhess-16-1673-2016
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22 Jul 2016
Using video games for volcanic hazard education and communication: an assessment of the method and preliminary results
Lara Mani et al.

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Here, we aim to better understand the potential for using video games in volcanic hazard education with at-risk communities. A study using a bespoke-designed video game – St. Vincent's Volcano – was trialled on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent in 2015. Preliminary data analysis demonstrates 94 % of study participants had an improved knowledge of volcanic hazards after playing the game, leading us to conclude that video games could be a logical progression for education and outreach activities.
Here, we aim to better understand the potential for using video games in volcanic hazard...
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