The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is asking kayak and cone paddlers to complete a short online survey.
"The questionnaire is part of a new research project being run by mruk on behalf of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), in conjunction with the British Canoe Union (BCU).
The questionnaire asks about your paddling experience, when and where you paddle and the type of kit that you use. The survey asks about your paddling on coastal waters of the UK and Ireland, rather than inland waters such as rivers, lakes or canals.
The findings will be used to help the RNLI and BCU develop tailored and relevant communications messages for the kayaking and canoeing communities.
The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to fully complete.