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Recreational boating site choice and the impact of water quality

Overview of attention for article published in Heliyon, October 2017
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Title
Recreational boating site choice and the impact of water quality
Published in
Heliyon, October 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00426
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Authors

John Curtis, Stephen Hynes, Benjamin Breen

Abstract

This paper examines whether water quality has an effect on recreational boating activity. The analysis is based on survey data collected by face-to-face interviews with recreational visitors to 10 waterway sites across Ireland. We model the respondent's choice decision to travel to a specific site for the purposes of beginning their recreational boating activity. Water quality data is from European Union Water Framework Directive monitoring stations. Across recreational sites, which have generally high water quality levels within our sample, we find that boaters favour sites with better water quality; as indicated by biological oxygen demand and phosphates metrics. We also find that for each additional 10 km distance from respondents' homes the probability that a site is visited declines by up to 10%. Preferences for other site attributes, such as boat slipways, parking and toilet facilities, were counter to expectation but reflects the fact that all boat users do not necessarily access or need all facilities provided.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 5 20%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Researcher 3 12%
Other 4 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 9 36%
Environmental Science 6 24%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Engineering 2 8%
Other 2 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 October 2018.
All research outputs
#3,818,897
of 13,606,339 outputs
Outputs from Heliyon
#248
of 1,099 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#105,375
of 314,380 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Heliyon
#22
of 52 outputs
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