Mar. Res. 2022/12
Vol.2, Iss.2 :43-58
Investigation and analysis on the relationship between marine sport ability classifications and marine environmental conditions

Sung-Shan Hsiao1*, Beng-Chun Lee 2, Chang-Yang Wu3, Dong-Jiing Doong4, Yun-Chih Chiang 5, Hui-Ming Fang6 and Tzung-Han Jiang1
1Dept. Harbor & River Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
2Dept. Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design, Huafan University, Taiwan
3Department of Recreational Sport & Health Promotion, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
4Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
5Center for General Education, Tzu Chi University, Taiwan
6Bachelor Degree Program in Ocean Engineering and Technology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Abstract: In recent years, water recreation activities have flourished, and the government has promoted the policy of paying tribute to the sea, expecting to increase services in the field of water recreation activities, especially in the construction of safety information systems. The safety of water recreation activities is related to many factors, one of the most important being the marine environment. The suitable marine environmental conditions that can endure various kinds of water recreation activities and various levels of water recreation activity participants are different. The aim of this project is to establish the relation between water recreation activities of various levels and factors of the marine environment. The project is carried out through questionnaires and analysis by experts. The questionnaires are used to obtain extensive information feedback, and the Delphi method is used to analyze the extensive information feedback obtained. Through six consultation meetings, water recreation activities participants and marine dynamics experts and scholars were arranged to meet for cross-domain discussions. It translates the ocean state that the general public actively perceives and non-academic descriptions into theoretical ocean dynamic parameters, and provides a reference for future monitoring and prediction systems for serving water recreation activities. The project selects five water recreation activities for the above study, and provides safety information by establishing the corresponding marine environmental conditions for all levels of participants in the five water recreation activities. According to the results of the project and after collecting and analyzing relevant domestic and foreign literature, the first-stage three expert consultation meetings, expert questionnaire survey, large sample size questionnaire survey, and the second-stage three expert consultation meetings were conducted to compile two conclusions, among which the important marine environmental parameters of various sports can provide a reference for the marine environmental information that the future information platform should provide, and the results of the relationship between marine ability classifications and marine environmental conditions can provide a reference for the information platform for setting up each graded light signal, enabling a more concise and intuitive user interface for the platform.

Keywords:  marine sports ability, marine environment, marine sports safety, marine recreation risk.

*Corresponding author; e-mail: sshsiao@mail.ntou.edu.tw
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