About us? Location Contact us sitemap
 
" To encourage the development of high quality scientific, technical, cultural and human actions in the realms of Air and Space, promote knowledge in these areas and constitute a focal point for activities. "
HomeEventsPublicationsThe Letter of the AcademyOnline ResourcesDocumentation centerMembersSubscriptionsMy account

Risk taking; a human necessity that must be managed

La prise de risque ; une nécessité humaine qu'il faut gérer

The taking of risk is linked to the perception of risk. Risk taking can be intentional or unintentional, individual or collective. Risk can be seen as the likelihood of an unwanted event occurring and the seriousness of the losses that would be incurred. It is linked to the notions of benefit and opportunity, and sometimes even survival. Risk takers can be divided into three types: avoiders, reducers and optimisers of risks.

The question here is one of creating, or recreating, the taste for action, innovation and creativity. One must distinguish between a priori risk (established beforehand on the basis of available data) and retrospective analysis of risk. This colloquium has an educative role to play in the promotion of a culture of risk management (risk taking is not a bad thing as long as it is both understood and controlled…). The absence of risk taking can be highly risky. We propose to bring together operators and risk analysis specialists.

The aims of the colloquium were: to improve our knowledge of the mental and psychological processes behind risk-taking behaviour; mankind and society; scientific and technological progress; intuition; entrepreneurial spirit; expert opinion; ethics; skill; judgement; creativity; prevention; inventiveness; quality; adaptation; individual and collective risk; responsibility...

The colloquium was based around three themes: managing, understanding and controlling risk. Risk-taking operators had been invited to come and talk about their real life experiences. We took stock of current knowledge on risk taking (taxonomy, mental processes, decision-making, profiles of risk takers, calculated and experienced risk...), as well as looking at educative and other actions and the controlling of associated risk.

Year: 2008
Type: CD-Rom
€ 20
Nb pages: 0
Language: French
 

You have a Premium account: see and downlod this document

 Back to previous page 

Events diary
Du robot à l’avion automatisé
Tuesday 28 November 2017
42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Saturday 14 July 2018
All events

Recently published
Annals 2016 Annals 2016
Lexique franglais-français de termes aéronautiques courants et recueil de barbarismes usuels. French version only Lexique franglais-français de termes aéronautiques courants et recueil de barbarismes usuels. French version only
Dossier No 41 - Missing Aircraft. An issue facing air transport Dossier No 41 - Missing Aircraft. An issue facing air transport
The Opinions No.8 on the European Strategy for Aviation proposed by the European Commission The Opinions No.8 on the European Strategy for Aviation proposed by the European Commission
Tribute to André Turcat Tribute to André Turcat





Aeromorning

Sections

Members join different sections according to their speciality. The work of the sections can lead to the organisation of conferences or publications. To follow their activities visit their website:

Scientific knowledge
Applied sciences and technology
Human presence and activities
Ethics, law, sociology and economy
History, literature and arts

Commissions

Ad hoc commissions are charged with examining specific problems involving several sections. To follow their activities visit their website:

European Actions
Civil Aeronautics
Defence
Education-Training
Space
Prizes & Medals

 

All Rignts Reserved Académie de l'Air et de l'Espace (c) 2010 - Legal Mentions - Contact webmaster

Académie de l'Air et de l'Espace - Ancien observatoire de Jolimont - 31500 Toulouse - France