Risk in Arctic coastal and offshore resource development

2010-10-25 by News, Sports, and Art

The purpose of this Fall 2010 seminar series, hosted by UA North by 2020, featured a talk by Elke Weber. The series explores overarching concepts of assessment and mitigation of risks applied in different settings relevant for natural resource development. Potential questions addressed by speakers and in the discussion include:


  • How can risk be evaluated and integrated into decision making?

  • What can be learned about potential biases from cognition and decision science?

  • What different paradigms or measures of risk are employed by different institutions?

  • How can the decision process integrate different perceptions or understanding of risk by different stakeholders?

Elke Weber, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Columbia University: Understanding, communicating, and managing risks across stakeholders and cultures.

This podcast was recorded on Oct. 22, 2010.



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For More Information:

Center for Research on Environmental Decisions
Features Elke Weber biography
International Arctic Research Center
Video and PDFs related to the 10-part series archived here