Greetings Forum members,
I've been a forum member since 2004 and I can use your help. I'm currently working on my thesis for grad school and I'm seeking forum member participation in a survey about satellite communications use while participating in remote Alaskan activities such as hunting, backpacking, etc. Below is my abstract:
Title: Factors that influence remote Alaskan adventurer choice in emergency satellite
Institution: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Degree: Master of Space Operations Management
Alaska is both beautiful and remote, attracting outdoor adventurers of all types. Its sparse population density is primarily concentrated in urban centers. Cellar phone service is limited to these urban centers and along heavily traveled sections of Alaskaís road system. Thus Alaska adventurers must potentially rely on a satellite communication system in case of an emergency; an assumption available search and rescue data supports. The focus of this research is to ascertain which factors influence an individualís choice in selecting a satellite communications device for emergency use and to gauge the target populationís knowledge of these devices and supporting space systems. Research methodology will consist of a statistical analysis of responses to an online survey.
If you are interested in participating, please go to the following link:
This is not marketing research or spam. I paid for the upgraded online survey hosting by this website, and built the survey from scratch based on my research.
The survey itself is relatively quick, and the information you provide will be invaluable to my research. Please share this link/post with Alaska adventuring friends/family who may not be forum members. Also, if you like the survey, a bump to the top with an endorsement would be appreciated.
Once my thesis in complete I'll share the results with any forum members who would like a copy. I also plan on sharing the results with the 11th Rescue Coordination Center.