Entry for:ASFB Student Science Communication Awards
This study aims to examine the boundaries of human ability and motivation to reduce environmental threat, specifically the threat of shark encounters. The lense through which this will be examined is that of technology. How does our drive to reduce risk shape the way technologies are developed and the type of technology that is implemented? To what extent do we rely on technological fixes to perceived problems, and how far do our expectations of these fixes extend? With these questions in mind, how then do we determine when a technological fix to shark-human interactions is effective?
Hopefully this information will allow us to develop technologies in a way that maximises safety for humans and minimises the impact on marine life.