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  1. Environmental management in Chile: The power plants case; Gestion ambiental en Chile: Caso de las centrales termoelectricas

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    Jadrijevic, Maritza [Comision Nacional del Medio Ambiente, (Chile)

    1996-12-31

    In this paper are presented the general aspects of the historic evolution o the legal norms on environmental matters in Chile; general aspects of the electric generation system and the instruments of environmental management currently applied in the fossil fueled power plants, such as: the assessment system of the environmental impact; compliance of the air quality and emissions Standards and plans for decontamination [Espanol] En este trabajo se dan a conocer aspectos generales de la evolucion historica de las normas juridicas en materia ambiental en Chile; aspectos generales del sistema de generacion electrica y los instrumentos de gestion ambiental que actualmente se aplican a las plantas de generacion termoelectricas, tales como: el sistema de evaluacion de impacto ambiental; cumplimiento de normas de la calidad de aire y de emision y, planes de descontaminacion

  2. Un método de gestion ambiental para evaluar rellenos sanitarios

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    Andrés Felipe Zapata Muñoz

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available A partir de la descripción de actividades de operación del relleno sanitario y granja ambiental“Los Saltos”, y de la caracterización fi sicoquímica de sus lixiviados, se propone un método de evaluaciónambiental que incluye análisis de interacciones, como diagnóstico base para una matriz causa efecto,donde se identifi can impactos sobre los componentes ambientales. Con esta información se hizo unamatriz de importancia donde se clasifi caron los impactos en críticos, severos, moderados e irrelevantesy luego la valoración cualitativa del impacto ambiental que permite identifi car las actividades másimpactantes y los factores más afectados. Como resultado se determinó que la operación del rellenosanitario impacta en mayor medida los componentes físico y biótico; en especial genera efectos comoalteración de la calidad del aire, pérdida de especies de fl ora acuática y terrestre, alteración del ciclohidrológico y disminución de la calidad de aguas superfi ciales y subterráneas.

  3. Environmental management project of the Patache power plant project and associated transmission line; Gestion ambiental proyecto central termoelectrica Patache y linea de transmision asociada

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    Carreno Paredes, Cristian [Compania Electrica Tapaca (CELTA, S. A.), (Chile)

    1996-12-31

    This report makes a brief description of the services developed by INGENDESA of the projects executed in the area of engineering as well as in the area of environmental matters. In a second instance a relatively detailed presentation is made of the most important background of the Chilean project: {sup E}nvironmental Management of the Patache Power Plant and the Associated Transmission Line-Compania Electrica Tarapaca (CELTA, S.A.) Region I{sup .} The justification for the construction of the power plant and the environmental problems associated with the same are described [Espanol] En el presente informe se hace una breve presentacion de los servicios desarrollados por INGENDESA, de los proyectos elaborados tanto en el area de la ingenieria como en la tematica ambiental. En segunda instancia, se hace una presentacion relativamente detallada de los antecedentes mas importantes del proyecto chileno {sup G}estion Ambiental Central Patache y Linea de Transmision Asociada - Compania Electrica Tarapaca (CELTA, S.A.) I Region{sup .} Se describe la justificacion de la construccion de esta central termoelectrica y los problemas ambientales asociados a la misma

  4. Recommendation for environmental management and safety systems in high risk industrial accidents; Linee guida per l'integrazione dei sistemi di gestione ambiente e sicurezza nelle aziende a rischio di incidente rilevante

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    Luciani, R.; Andriola, L.; Caropresso, G.; Paci, S.; Vignati, S.; Vignoni, P.C. [ENEA Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente

    2000-07-01

    This document presents the IMPREMAS Project from Italian ENEA (National Agency for New Technology, Energy and the Environment) for the eco-management of small and medium enterprises at risk for se and manipulation of hazardous substances. [Italian] Il presente documento e' stato elaborato nell'ambito del progetto IMPREMAS condotto dall'ENEA, in collaborazione con il Ministero dell'Ambiente, Regione Lombardia, Federchimica e Finlombarda, per la realizzazione di un progetto pilota per l'eco-gestione delle piccole e medie imprese classificate a rischio per l'uso e lo stoccaggio di sostanze pericolose previste dal DPR. n. 175 del 17-5-1988. L'azione ha riguardato l'applicazione del regolamento EMAS 1836/93 congiuntamente alla implementazione di un sistema di sicurezza per piccole e medie imprese a rischio di incidente rilevante del settore chimico-farmaceutico con l'obiettivo di mettere a punto le linee guida di riferimento per l'integrazione dei sistemi ambiente e sicurezza.

  5. LOS RETOS DE LA ENSEÑANZA DE LOS SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION GEOGRAFICA INTEGRADOS A LA GESTION DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE Y LOS RECURSOS NATURALES

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    ESCOLIAR JOHN

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Desde su aparición hasta su integración social, toda innovación tecnológica pasa por una serie de etapas en las cuales la educación superior, especialmente a nivel de posgrado, contribuye a alcanzar el éxito y la adopción social con mayor prontitud y efectividad. Un ejemplo de lo anterior son los Sistemas de Información Geográfica, SIG, que tienen la potencialidad para constituirse en herramientas y metodologías para abordar la solución de problemas prácticos que involucran análisis espaciales complejos, como los relacionados con las áreas de los recursos naturales y la gestión ambiental. La capacitación y el entrenamiento de los usuarios de esta tecnología encarnan entre otros, tres retos principales: El desarrollo del pensamiento espacial, El desarrollo de las competencias en el diseño y aplicación de este instrumento como plataforma de apoyo en el análisis de problemáticas ambientales y de los recursos y, finalmente, La identificación de las estrategias que permiten la articulación de esta tecnología en entornos corporativos y de proyectos. La Universidad de Antioquia en su Facultad de Ingeniería, e inicialmente en convenio con la Facultad de Educación, desarrolla la Especialización en Medio Ambiente y Geoinformática, disponiendo actualmente de un plan de formación basado en momentos que parten de la construcción de un lenguaje común y la adopción de instrumentos conceptuales y técnicos; luego busca la conciliación de instrumentos y métodos, para finalmente incursionar en la praxis de la gestión ambiental apoyada en la geoinformática. Este artículo da cuenta de esta experiencia institucional.

  6. Gestion des risques

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    Louisot, Jean-Paul

    2009-01-01

    Depuis le début du lie siècle, la gestion des risques connaît une véritable révolution culturelle. Jusqu'alors fonction technique, centrée autour de l'achat de couverture d'assurances, elle est devenue une discipline managériale et transversale : une valise d'instruments que chaque manager doit connaître et appliquer quels que soient son domaine de compétence et ses missions au sein de l'organisation. En effet, la gestion des risques est une culture qui doit être assimilée par chacun des acteurs. C'est précisément l'ambition des 101 questions rassemblées dans cet ouvrage : apporter à chaque manager d'entreprise, de collectivité, d'établissement de santé..., des réponses claires au " pourquoi " et au " comment " : Comment identifier les risques ? Comment analyser les risques ? Quels sont les objectifs de la gestion des risques ? Une carte des risques pour quoi faire ? Pourquoi faut-il financer les risques ? Les entreprises ont-elles des responsabilités pénales ? En quoi consiste la gestion...

  7. ambiental

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    Roque Leal Salcedo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El derecho internacional ambiental es un conocimiento de carácter transversal, que entre otras consideraciones refleja las preocupaciones de la sociedad por la implementación de un modelo de desarrollo sustentable para el respeto a las reglas del medio natural que garantizan la integridad y renovación de los sistemas naturales. El presente artículo enfoca esta visión a través del análisis de material documental revisado, entre ellos tratados internacionales que permiten distinguir el desarrollo del derecho internacional ambiental y el papel de Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU, en el propósito común del derecho individual y colectivo de disfrutar de una vida, un ambiente seguro, sano y ecológicamente equilibrado. En función a estas disertaciones las consideraciones finales exponen parte de la visión que ha estructurado la ONU y que representan un aporte considerable en el fomento de la conciencia mundial sobre la necesidad de establecer vínculos entre las naciones para el continuo desarrollo de esta rama del derecho.

  8. Gestion de production

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    Courtois, Alain; Pillet, Maurice

    1995-01-01

    n ouvrage de référence pour tous les gestionnaires de production industrielle. Un cas concret d'entreprise fictive, fil rouge de l'ouvrage, pour expliquer et illustrer les différents outils et méthodes utilisés. Toutes les méthodes et tous les outils de gestion de production, des plus traditionnels aux novateurs, explicités, comparés et illustrés. L'ouvrage, entièrement mis à jour, reflète toutes les évolutions liées à la gestion de production. II se divise désormais en deux grandes partes ; la première regroupe les méthodes de base de la gestion de la production ainsi que l'informatisation de celles-ci (chapitres 2 à 10) ; la seconde concerne les méthodes d'amélioration de la production (chapitres 11 à 15), en mettant un accent fort sur la philosophie du Lean Manufacturing : L'entreprise en mouvement avec le Lean ; Les principaux outils du Lean ; Le pilotage d'atelier en flux tirés par la méthode Kanban ; L'implantation d'ateliers ; Les indicateurs de performance. Pour faciliter la le...

  9. Environmental and economical feasibility of selective demolition project; Viabilidad ambiental y economica de un proyecto de demolicion selectiva: hacia una optima gestion de los RCD

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    Vegas, I.

    2004-07-01

    Selective demolition practices have not yet become popular in our country. Unlike conventional demolition practices, selective demolition helps to increase the amount of components to be reused or materials to be recycled. Thus, the percentage of demolition waste deposited in landfills can be reduced, and the production of recycled materials with optimum quality is fostered. Taking the case study of selective demolition carried out in the municipally of Lasarte-Oria (Basque Country-Spain) as its basis, this paper presents an economic and environmental analysis of the same. Likewise, the economic costs deriving from selective demolition are compared with analogous costs from conventional demolition with an aim to establishing the ideal frame supporting economically feasible selective demolition. (Author)

  10. Comptabilité de gestion

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    Alain Burlaud; Claude Simon

    2003-01-01

    Présentation de la comptabilité de gestion dans son contexte organisationnel et économique pour la prise de décisions : - politique des prix ; - mise sous tension de l'organisation ; - contextes particuliers : organisations publiques, banques, entreprises en réseau.

  11. La difficile gestion de l’eau en contexte transfrontalier : un exemple franco-espagnol The difficulty of managing water in a cross-border region: the Franco-Spanish case

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    Caroline Maury

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available En se focalisant sur les politiques de gestion de l’eau, cet article aborde la question des usages sociaux de la frontière, de leur complexité et de leur ambiguïté ainsi que l’incidence de ces derniers sur la gouvernance du territoire transfrontalier. L’exemple de la plaine cerdane, à la frontière entre la France et l’Espagne, permet de distinguer plusieurs types d’usage de la frontière: un usage social pour légitimer le maintien de pratiques et un usage politique et institutionnel jouant sur les niveaux d’action publique. Malgré le volontarisme de certains acteurs, la gestion de l’eau peine à trouver une assise et un fonctionnement transfrontaliers. En effet, dès qu’elle menace de modifier les équilibres politiques économiques et sociaux existants, la gestion transfrontalière de l’eau est ainsi rapidement ramenée au Traité des Pyrénées et à l’hétérogénéité des situations nationales. Sur cette frontière, le cas retenu montre donc bien que les acteurs locaux ont un usage « à la carte » de leur situation frontalière en fonction des enjeux auxquels ils sont confrontés.By focusing on water management policies, this article addresses the social usage of borders, their complexity and ambiguity and how they impact the governance of cross-border territory. The case of the Cerdinyan plain on the French-Spanish border, allows distinguishing several types of border uses: a social usage to legitimate ongoing practices and a political and institutional use that capitalizes on levels of public action. In spite of the goodwill of certain actors, water management still has not found a solid cross-border base. As a matter of fact, water management is quickly assimilated to the Pyrenees Treaty and to the heterogeneity of national situations whenever it threatens to modify extant political, economic, and social balances. Along this border, the example chosen thus shows that local actors benefit from a

  12. Supply Chain et Gestion des ressources humaines

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    Nondonfaz, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Rappels de quelques exigences de la Supply Chain en matière de gestion des ressources humaines; spécificités de certains métiers : chauffeur, magasinier, acheteur, gestionnaire de stock, gestion des imprévus

  13. Case report: Atrial fibrillation following exposure to ambient air pollution particles

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    CONTEXT: Exposure to air pollution can result in the onset of atrial fibrillation. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 58 year old woman who volunteered to participate in a controlled exposure to concentrated ambient particles (CAPs). Twenty minutes into the exposure, there...

  14. Rationalisation des modes de gestion Rationalization of Management Methods. The Case of the Mexican Sugar Industry in a Context of Commercial Overture

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    Catherine Delhoume

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Depuis le début des années 1990, le Mexique se trouve dans un contexte d’ouverture pluriel conditionné à une plus large échelle par le phénomène de la mondialisation. De ce fait, le pays est particulièrement sensible aux normes externes diffusées par le monde occidental, notamment les orientations économiques. À partir d’enquêtes de terrain menées auprès d’acteurs d’organisations de producteurs de canne à sucre, nous nous interrogeons sur les modalités de diffusion des dispositifs de gestion issus des pays industrialisés au sein des organismes sucriers mexicains, dans un pays et un secteur où d’autres dispositifs d’encadrement leur ont préexisté. Ainsi, on assiste à l’émergence d’un discours mettant en avant la figure de l’agriculteur-entrepreneur performant, relayé par des acteurs qui acquièrent une forte reconnaissance dans la nouvelle configuration sucrière : les « experts scientifiques ». Dans le même temps, les cadres de pensée et d’action hérités montrent que ces dispositifs « rationnels » sont encastrés dans le social. L’article analyse comment cette double dynamique débouche sur des pratiques originales qui peuvent être qualifiées de syncrétiques.Since the 1990’s, Mexico has found itself in a multi-faceted context of overture, caused to a great extent by the phenomenon of globalization. For this reason, the country is particularly sensitive to external norms spread by the western world, and notably to its economic orientations. Based on field surveys carried out among actors in sugar cane producing organizations, we look into the modalities of the spreading of management arrangements issuing from industrialized countries within Mexican sugar organizations, in a country and a sector wherein other organizational arrangements preexisted them. Thus we witness the emergence of a discourse accentuating the figure of the performant agricultural entrepreneur, backed up by actors

  15. Ambient Vibration Based Damage Diagnosis Using Statistical Modal Filtering and Genetic Algorithm: A Bridge Case Study

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    S. El-Ouafi Bahlous

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The authors recently developed a damage identification method which combines ambient vibration measurements and a Statistical Modal Filtering approach to predict the location and degree of damage. The method was then validated experimentally via ambient vibration tests conducted on full-scale reinforced concrete laboratory specimens. The main purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the feasibility of the identification method for a real bridge. An important challenge in this case is to overcome the absence of vibration measurements for the structure in its undamaged state which corresponds ideally to the reference state of the structure. The damage identification method is, therefore, modified to adapt it to the present situation where the intact state was not subjected to measurements. An additional refinement of the method consists of using a genetic algorithm to improve the computational efficiency of the damage localization method. This is particularly suited for a real case study where the number of damage parameters becomes significant. The damage diagnosis predictions suggest that the diagnosed bridge is damaged in four elements among a total of 168 elements with degrees of damage varying from 6% to 18%.

  16. Integrated management software files action in case of fire; Software de gestion integral de fichas de actuacion en caso de incendio

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    Moreno-Ventas Garcia, V.; Gimeno Serrano, F.

    2010-07-01

    The proper management of emergencies, is a challenge for which it is essential to be prepared. Integrated Software Performance Chips In case of fire and rapid access to information, make this application a must to effectively drive any emergency due to fire at any nuclear facility.

  17. Technology transfer and knowledge management in cooperation networks: the Airzone case; Transferencia y gestion del conocimiento en las redes de cooperacion: El caso de Airzone

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    Benavides Velasco, C. A.; Quintana Garcia, C.

    2007-07-01

    This paper highlights the importance of cooperation networks between the public system of R and D and industry to promote technology transfer, knowledge management, and the consolidation and growth of new technology firms. Through the case of Air zone,his paper shows the significance of collaboration agreements between University and industry to enhance technology transfer and the success of entrepreneurial projects. (Author) 28 refs.

  18. The nuclear fuel management in a new market: The Spanish Case; La Gestion del combustible nuclear en un mercado cambiante: El caso espanol

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    Gonzalez, P.

    2001-07-01

    The modification of traditional policies in nuclear business of Spanish Electrical Utilities, to meet new regulations is presented in this paper. It would be remarkable the influence of a new environment of significant economical transformation, which show us utilities affected by reorganization processes to face market demands. We will pay special attention to those activities involved in nuclear fuel management. Focusing in the field of Enriched Uranium supply, ENUSA, a state owned company, according to legal framework, played the role of sole supplier. The liberalization of primary energy sources was the turning point that triggered a process of changes. Now, the utilities rule the overall strategy and, not surprisingly they do definitively it is not. The new regulations tend to create conditions for a truly free market. So, competitiveness has become the magic word for almost all electricity producers. But in our case, the first question to be answered should be if free market does really mean a threat for us, or if it is just and external reference that puts no real pressure in our future plans. Lets remember that nuclear fuel cost in Spain is much lower than any other fuel cost. The working model we have defined is oriented to get benefit from market opportunities, improve flexibility and avoiding uncertainties in planning fuel cost strategy. (Author)

  19. Le patrimoine et ses outils de gestion

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    Garcin, J

    2001-01-01

    Les principale taches de gestion du Patrimoine immobilier du CERN sont la saisie des données, leur mise à jour, l'archivage et la mise à disposition des informations. Les outils de gestion actuels : Le Système de Gestion de Base de Données Relationnelles alphanumérique ORACLE permet de gérer toutes les informations du Patrimoine, sur le réseau du CERN. Le logiciel de dessin Graphique MICROSTATION (Bentley) a été installé dans la division ST depuis fin 1991. Les plans de situation des sites, des bâtiments et locaux, des espaces confinés ont été réalisés avec ce logiciel. Les outils de demain : La mise en place du SIG (Système d'Information Graphique) STAR a été réalisée en 1993. Le transfert des plans de locaux de MICROSTATION vers STAR est en cours depuis une année environ. Le dessin de la cartographie des réseaux de canalisations Eaux Usées et Eaux Pluviales est en cours de réalisation. Le Web est l'outil de consultation de l'information par les utilisateurs.

  20. Chapitre II. Administration et gestion domaniales

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    Aristide, Isabelle

    2014-01-01

    L’administration et la gestion des domaines de Sully est comparable à celles de l’ensemble de sa fortune : il faut, là encore, souligner son intervention personnelle, et plus encore peut-être celui de la duchesse. Sully affirma et remplit pleinement son rôle de seigneur féodal et, tout en employant des agents et des comptables qui traitaient ordinairement de ses affaires générales, il fit également appel aux officiers locaux, en place lorsqu’il acheta ses terres ou bien installé par lui. A. L...

  1. La gestion des émotions dans le cadre du devoir filial Managing Emotions in the Context of Filial Duties. The Case of Salvadorian Migrants Living in Western Australia

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    Laura Merla

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Cet article explore la dimension émotionnelle du devoir filial dans un contexte transnational. Cette dimension émotionnelle renvoie ici au travail de gestion des émotions, c’est-à-dire les compétences et les efforts nécessaires pour gérer les émotions personnelles ainsi que celles des autres dans la sphère privée. Le travail de gestion des émotions est une dimension importante des pratiques de soin transnationales dans lesquelles les migrants salvadoriens installés à Perth, en Australie occidentale, s’engagent afin de remplir leurs obligations envers leurs parents âgés, demeurés dans leur pays d’origine. Il vise non seulement à améliorer le bien-être des parents âgés, mais également à gérer des événements présents ou futurs que l’éloignement rend particulièrement pénibles, comme la maladie ou le décès d’un parent. L’enjeu consiste, pour le migrant, à réaffirmer son identité de “bon” fils / “bonne” fille qui tente de remplir au mieux ses devoirs envers ses parents malgré la distance.This article explores the emotional dimension of filial dutyin a trans-national context. The emotional dimension here refers to the task of managing emotions, meaning the competencies and efforts needed in managing one’s own emotions as well as those of others in the private sphere. The task of managing emotions is an important dimension in the trans-national care practices that Salvadorian migrants living in Perth, in Western Australia, commit themselves to in order to fulfil their obligations towards their aged parents, remaining in their country of origin. Their task is aimed not only at improving the well being of aged parents, but also at managing events present or future which their remoteness makes particularly painful, like illness or the death of a relative. For the migrant, what is at stake consists in reaffirming his/her identity as a “good” son / “good” daughter who tries as much as possible

  2. Application of DALYs in Measuring Health Effect of Ambient Air Pollution: A Case Study in Shanghai, China

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    YUN-HUI ZHANG; CHANG-HONG CHEN; GUO-HAI CHEN; GUI-XIANG SONG; BING-HENG CHEN; QING-YAN FU; HAI-DONG KAN

    2006-01-01

    To investigate the effect of ambient air pollution on human health and the subsequent disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in Shanghai. Methods We used epidemiology-based exposure-response functions to calculate the attributable number of cases due to air pollution in Shanghai in 2000, and then we estimated the corresponding DALYs lost in Shanghai based on unit DALYs values of the health consequences. Results Ambient air pollution caused 103 064 DALYs lost in Shanghai in 2000. Among all the health endpoints, premature deaths and chronic bronchitis predominated in the value of total DALYs lost. Conclusion The air pollution levels have an adverse effect on the general population health and strengthen the rationale for limiting the levels of air pollution in outdoor air in Shanghai.

  3. Risk Management and Disaster Mitigation: A Case study Applied to Haïti « Gestion du risque et atténuation des désastres : un exemple appliqué à Haïti »

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    Charley G. Granvorka

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Natural hazards do have impacts on development. Of heavy consequences on both the human life and the economic development these impacts are critical in most of the Caribbean islands in general and specifically in Haiti. Thus, there is an urgent need to implement strategies aiming at reducing risk for lessening losses. By implementing well designed risk management strategies vulnerability can be reduced, and as a consequence, investment and employment can be protected. Even so preparedness to sustainable development is at the global Agenda, with regards to the specific case of Haiti, we assume that, at present, the country is not at all involved in such a long run strategy. Government attention is focused on immediate urgencies to be solved. By questioning the particular case of tourism, we show the positive impact of risk management strategies on growth using a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA.Les catastrophes naturelles ont sans conteste des impacts sur le développement. Ces derniers, qui occasionnent de lourdes conséquences à la fois sur la vie humaine et le développement économique, sont préjudiciables dans la plupart des îles des Caraïbes et plus particulièrement en Haïti. Ainsi, il devient urgent de mettre en œuvre des stratégies visant à réduire les risques afin de minimiser les pertes occasionnées. En établissant des stratégies de gestion des risques bien conçues, la vulnérabilité des pays peut être réduite, et, par conséquent, l'investissement et l'emploi protégés. Même si le développement durable est à l'ordre du jour à l’échelle mondiale, il semble que ce ne soit pas le cas d'Haïti à l’heure actuelle, le pays n'étant pas du tout impliqué dans une telle stratégie à long terme. L'action du gouvernement se focalise sur la résolution des urgences immédiates. En s'interrogeant sur le cas particulier du tourisme, nous montrons, en utilisant une analyse coûts-avantages, l'impact positif des stratégies de

  4. Iatrogenic Complications in Five Patients with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding due to Ambient Air: Case Series and Literature Review

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    Christine N. Manser

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Despite the increasing use of carbon dioxide for endoscopies during the last years, ambient air is still used. The amount of air depends on several factors such as examination time, presumable diameter of the endoscope channel and of course active use of air by the operator. Although endoscopic complications due to ambient air in the gastrointestinal (GI tract are a rare observation and mostly described in the colon, we report five cases in the upper GI tract due to insufflating large amounts of air through the endoscopes. All 5 patients needed an emergency upper endoscopy for acute presumed upper GI bleeding. In two cases both esophageal variceal bleeding and ulcer bleeding were detected; the fifth case presented with a bleeding due to gastric cancer. Due to insufflation of inadequate amounts of air through the endoscope channel, all patients deteriorated in circulation and ventilation. Two rumenocenteses and consecutively three laparotomies had to be performed in three patients. In the other two, gastroscopies had to be stopped for an emergency computed tomography. All critical incidents were believed to be a consequence of a long-lasting examination with use of too much air. Therefore in emergency situations, endoscopies should be performed with either submersion, low air flow pumps or even better by the use of carbon dioxide.

  5. Intracranial Extra-Axial Ependymoma in the Ambient Cistern That Initially Presented as Calcification: A Report of Case

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    Seo, Gi Young; Byun, Jun Soo; Kim, Jae Kyun; Kwon, Jung Taek; Park, Eon Sub; Jung, Yoon Yang [Chung Ang University Hospital, Chung Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-01-15

    Ependymomas usually occur in intraventricular or intraspinal locations. Intracranial extraaxial ependymomas (IEAEs) are very rare. Here, we present an unusual case of an IEAE in 25-year-old man. The patient experienced head trauma two and half years prior to presentation, at which time brain computed tomography (CT) showed only a dense calcification in the left ambient cistern. After two and a half years, follow up brain CT and magnetic resonance imaging depicted interval growth of a calcified mass with cystic change. The tumor was successfully treated surgically, and the pathologic examination confirmed ependymoma.

  6. Daily means ambient temperature prediction using artificial neural network method. A case study of Turkey

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    Altan Dombayci, Oemer [Department of Technical Programmes, Denizli Vocational College, Pamukkale University, 20070 Denizli (Turkey); Goelcue, Mustafa [Department of Mechanical Education, Technical Education Faculty, Pamukkale University, 20070 Denizli (Turkey)

    2009-04-15

    The objective of this paper is to develop an artificial neural network (ANN) model which can be used to predict daily mean ambient temperatures in Denizli, south-western Turkey. In order to train the model, temperature values, measured by The Turkish State Meteorological Service over three years (2003-2005) were used as training data and the values of 2006 were used as testing data. In order to determine the optimal network architecture, various network architectures were designed; different training algorithms were used; the number of neuron and hidden layer and transfer functions in the hidden layer/output layer were changed. The predictions were performed by taking different number of hidden layer neurons between 3 and 30. The best result was obtained when the number of the neurons is 6. The selected ANN model of a multi-layer consists of 3 inputs, 6 hidden neurons and 1 output. Training of the network was performed by using Levenberg-Marquardt (LM) feed-forward backpropagation algorithms. A computer program was performed under Matlab 6.5 software. For each network, fraction of variance (R{sup 2}) and root-mean squared error (RMSE) values were calculated and compared. The results show that the ANN approach is a reliable model for ambient temperature prediction. (author)

  7. IMPREMAS Project, Pilo project for the integration between Environmental Management System and safety Management System; Il Progetto IMPREMAS, Progetto pilota per l'eco-gestion delle Piccole e Medie Imprese classificate a rischio per l'uso e lo stoccaggio di sostanze pericolose previste dal DPR 17.5.1988 n. 175

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    Luciani, R.; Andriola, L.; Brunetti, N.; Caropreso, G. [ENEA, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente

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    The topic discussed in this report can be inserted within the context of case studies carried out by ENEA in the promotion of Environmental Management Systems (EMAS-ISO14000). During the IMPREMAS project ENEA has therefore set up a method of integration between Environmental Management System and Safety Management System. [Italian] L'argomento trattato nel presente lavoro si inserisce nel contesto degli studi effettuati dall'ENEA nella promozione dei Sistemi di Gestione Ambientale (EMAS-ISO14000). ENEA durante il progetto IMPREMAS ha sviluppato un metodo per l'integrazione dei Sistemi di Gestione Ambientale con i Sistemi di Gestione della Sicurezza.

  8. Le transfert de ferme : une affaire de gestion ?

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    Perrier, Jean-Philippe; Lepage, Fanny

    2010-01-01

    Il peut paraître bizarre que dans une conférence portant sur le transfert familial des entreprises agricoles, on parle essentiellement de gestion. On trouve là cependant toute la cohérence et la pertinence du colloque « Gestion et Établissement ». Comme nous l’avons mentionné précédemment, le transfert est un évènement dans la vie de l’entreprise, la gestion est un processus qui doit s’appliquer toute la vie de l’entreprise. La problématique de l’établissement en agriculture prend de l’im...

  9. Quel contrôle de gestion pour les startups ?

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    Meyssonnier, François

    2015-01-01

    Une étude de huit PME fondées sur la science permet d’identifier les spécificités du contrôle de gestion des startups. Dans les startups émergentes le dirigeant n’utilise que des linéaments de contrôle de gestion essentiellement pour développer son approche cognitive du business model. Dans les startups en croissance le contrôle de gestion a un rôle de garde-fou et les outils de pilotage de la performance sont utilisés essentiellement de façon interactive et pour la prévision. Les principaux ...

  10. A Case Study of Chemical Characteristics of Daytime and Nighttime Ambient Particles in Shanghai, China

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    Chongshu Zhu

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Ambient daytime and nighttime PM2.5 (particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 μm and TSP (the total suspended particulates samples were collected at two sites (named Pudong and Jinshan in Shanghai. The concentrations of PM2.5 and TSP were lower at Pudong than at Jinshan. Higher PM2.5 and TSP concentrations were observed during daytime than nighttime for both sites. Carbonaceous aerosol and secondary sulfate were the most abundant components. Larger enrichment factor (EFs of Zn, Pb, Cl, and S for Jinshan nighttime were observed than for other sampling periods. PM2.5 showed higher relative spatial uniformity (the coefficients of divergence, COD = 0.18 than TSP (COD = 0.23 during the sampling period. The variations of chemical components and the species ratios showed that the contributions of primary particulate emissions in Jinshan (industrial zone were more significant than in Pudong (residential zone.

  11. Learning from an Ambient Assisted Living Lab: the case of the intelligent bed.

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    Bygholm, Ann; Kanstrup, Anne Marie

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents methodological lessons learned from an Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) lab exploring the use of intelligent beds in a nursing home. The living lab study was conducted over a period of three month. 20 intelligent beds were installed. Data was collected via self-registration, diaries, observations, interviews and workshops with residents, nurses, nursing assistants, management, building officers, and purchasers from the Municipality. The paper presents an analysis within the overall themes of technology, use, and care, which is discussed by use of the SWOT framework presenting strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats identified in the living lab of the intelligent bed. The paper concludes by emphasizing the need for mature technology, long-term studies, clarification of role and tasks of different stakeholders, and attention on methods used for living lab evaluations. PMID:25160198

  12. Ambient Space and Ambient Sensation

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    Schmidt, Ulrik

    The ambient is the aesthetic production of the sensation of being surrounded. As a concept, 'ambient' is mostly used in relation to the music genre 'ambient music' and Brian Eno's idea of environmental background music. However, the production of ambient sensations must be regarded as a central...... aspect of the aesthetization of modern culture in general, from architecture, transport and urbanized lifeforms to film, sound art, installation art and digital environments. This presentation will discuss the key aspects of ambient aesthetization, including issues such as objectlessness...

  13. Economical optimization model of MSW management; Un modello di ottimizzazione della gestione integrata dei rifiuti solidi urbani

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    Sparacino, M.; Camussi, M. [AEM SpA, Milan (Italy); Rapizzi, L. [AMSA, Unita' , Pianificazione Collaudi, Autorizzazioni, Milan (Italy)

    2001-02-01

    diversi flussi di rifiuti massimizzando il ritorno economico nel rispetto dei vincoli tecnici, normativi ed ambientali previsti. Il modello e' stato realizzato utilizzando come ambiente di sviluppo software il linguaggio di programmazione algebrica AMPL Plus ed il solutore di problemi di programmazione ad interi CPLEX 6.0. Testato su dati storici, ha fornito risultati che ne confortano l'utilizzo in fase sia di programmazione che di gestione del servizio di gestione dei RSU.

  14. Postface : La gestion des risques naturels est une dynamique

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    Jaboyedoff, M.; Charriere, M.K.M.; Derron, M.H.; Nicolet, P.; Sudmeier-Rieux, K.

    2013-01-01

    Les risques sont contrôlés par de nombreux facteurs dont, en premier lieu, les dangers, exprimés par leur fréquence (aléa) à une intensité donnée, mais aussi relativement à un fonctionnement de la société. La gestion des risques, liés aux dangers naturels, implique de les évaluer, en premier lieu, e

  15. Politicas agrarias y gestion de riesgos: una aproximacion global

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    Anton, Jesus

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo identifica los principales retos y lineas directrices de las politicas gubernamentales en el campo de la gestion de riesgos en la agricultura, con particular enfasis en las buenas practicas politicas en un entorno internacional, Se desarrollan cuatro ideas principales. Primera, una buena politicas y un buen analisis de politicas requiren una aproximacion "global". Maxime porque los riesgos estan interrelacionados e interactuan con las estrategias del productor y con los programas...

  16. Ambient Sensors

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    Börner, Dirk; Specht, Marcus

    2014-01-01

    This software sketches comprise two custom-built ambient sensors, i.e. a noise and a movement sensor. Both sensors measure an ambient value and process the values to a color gradient (green > yellow > red). The sensors were built using the Processing 1.5.1 development environment. Available under th

  17. Det ambiente

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    Schmidt, Ulrik

    Om begrebet "det ambiente", der beskriver, hvad der sker, når vi fornemmer baggrundsmusikkens diskrete beats, betragter udsigten gennem panoramavinduet eller tager 3D-brillerne på og læner os tilbage i biografsædet. Bogen analyserer, hvorfan ambiente oplevelser skabes, og hvilke konsekvenser det...

  18. The impact of ambient particulate matter (PM10) on the population mortality for cerebrovascular diseasesa case-crossover study

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    王旭英

    2013-01-01

    Objective To analyze the association between the concentration of ambient inhalable particulate matter(PM10) and population mortality for cerebrovascular diseases and to explore the impact of PM10 on cerebrovascular

  19. Egocentric interaction as a tool for designing ambient ecologies – The case of the easy ADL ecology

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    Surie, Dipak; Janlert, Lars-Erik; Pederson, Thomas;

    2012-01-01

    modelling is anchored. The egocentric interaction paradigm is described by a set of design principles and models including the situative space model that is intended for the ambient ecology designers and developers. Ambient ecology could be considered as a metaphor for the infrastructure through which...... with an intention of exploring the egocentric interaction paradigm. 20 subjects took part in a quantitative and agent experience study, with the results showing promise to continue further research in the direction of exploring the egocentric interaction paradigm....

  20. Det Ambiente

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    Schmidt, Ulrik

    Det ambiente er iscenesættelsen af en karakteristisk sanseoplevelse, der er kendetegnet ved fornemmelsen af at være omgivet. I dag bliver begrebet om det ambiente mest anvendt i forbindelse med musikgenren ’ambient musik’. Det ambiente er dog ikke essentielt knyttet til det musikalske, men må...... forstås som et betydeligt bredere fænomen i den moderne æstetiske kultur, der spiller en væsentlig rolle i oplevelsen af moderne transportformer, arkitektur, film, lydkunst, installationskunst og digitale multimedieiscenesættelser. En forståelse af det ambiente er derfor centralt for forståelsen af en...... moderne æstetiseret oplevelseskultur i almindelighed. Da det ambiente ikke hidtil har været gjort til genstand for en mere indgående teoretisk behandling, er der dog stor usikkerhed omkring, hvad fænomenet overhovedet indebærer. Hovedformålet med Det ambiente – Sansning, medialisering, omgivelse er derfor...

  1. Ambient Gestures

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    Karam, Maria; Hare, Jonathon; Lewis, Paul; schraefel, m.c.

    2006-01-01

    We present Ambient Gestures, a novel gesture-based system designed to support ubiquitous ‘in the environment’ interactions with everyday computing technology. Hand gestures and audio feedback allow users to control computer applications without reliance on a graphical user interface, and without having to switch from the context of a non-computer task to the context of the computer. The Ambient Gestures system is composed of a vision recognition software application, a set of gestures to be p...

  2. New methodologies for the integrated analysis of groundwater management. Altiplano water system case study (Murcia, SE Spain); Nuevas metodologias para el analisis integrado de la gestion del agua subterranea. Aplicacion al caso de estudio del Altiplano (Murcia, SE Espana)

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    Molina, J. L.; Garcia Arostegui, J. L.

    2009-07-01

    Integrated analysis of water management incorporates a great range of dimensions and aspects involved in the management of a water system. Lately, these kind of studies have become numerous because they allow getting a holistic knowledge and they also help managers with the decision making process. Nevertheless, there is not yet a general methodology for tackling this type of studies and there is a big opened field concerning the tools and techniques application. This paper establishes a methodology, which can be extrapolated to other case studies, and a practical procedure for the integrated analysis of groundwater management. This analysis starts with the identification and conceptualization of the hydric problematic. Then, a second phase is focused on the development of sectorial and detailed studies. The third phase is the building of the Decision Support System (DSS) based on the results from the sectorial studies. This research develops and proposes the application of a stochastic DSS based on Object-Oriented Bayesian Networks (OOBNs) that allows incorporating a huge range of aspects such as hydrogeological, socioeconomic and environmental, among others. The last phase of the procedure is the simulation of water management scenarios through the DSS. This allows comparing and quantifying the impacts generated by three water management interventions which have been proposed previously. The first scenario establishes the continuation of the current situation, the second scenario is made up of for several water management interventions which are the incoming of external water resources, the purchase of water rights and a reduction of the water demand; finally, the third scenario implies to reach the equilibrium in the aquifer water budgets. (Author) 19 refs.

  3. Vers une globalisation de la gestion des ressources humaines ?

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    Mendez, Ariel

    2006-01-01

    http://www.ladocumentationfrancaise.fr/revues-collections/cahiers-francais/2006/globalisation-gestion-rh.shtml Le processus de mondialisation se traduit par une tendance à l'homogénéisation du fonctionnement des entreprises. En matière de GRH, si la globalisation tend à faire converger les pratiques vers un modèle unique anglo-saxon, les spécificités nationales demeurent toujours marquées dans le même temps du fait des facteurs historiques, culturels et institutionnels.

  4. NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES EDUCATIVES, RISQUES PEDAGOGIQUES ET CONTROLE DE GESTION

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    Bescos, Pierre-Laurent

    2000-01-01

    International audience Les Nouvelles Technologies Educatives (NTE) peuvent être très utiles pour augmenter l'efficacité pédagogique et l'implication des étudiants, notamment pour des cours en comptabilité ou contrôle de gestion. Mais leur utilisation ne se fait pas sans certains risques, à partir du moment où cela s'accompagne nécessairement de nouvelles approches pédagogiques et du fait de la dépendance vis-à-vis des diverses technologies employées. A partir d'une expérimentation sur un c...

  5. Radiological protection and environmental management; La proteccion radiologica y la gestion ambiental

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    Perez Fonseca, A.

    2010-07-01

    From the beginning of its industrial activity twenty five years ago, the Juzbado Factory of Enusa Group has always upheld a strong commitment with Radiological Protection and environmental respect and protection. Consequently, the evolution of dose shows a downward trend over the years. Although production has been increased gradually, the average doses to workers have stayed below 1 mSv. In order to identify and prevent the potential environmental impacts of its industrial activity and minimize its impact on the surroundings, the facility develops and environmental management system according to UNE-EN-ISO 14001 since 1999. (Author)

  6. Environmental management in local organizations; La gestion ambiental en el ambito municipal

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    Gonzalez, M.

    2001-07-01

    The position towards the environment of the local organizations has envolved parallely to the restlessness of the society in general, taking every time a greater importance in this matter. From the municipal point of view, the management of the environment is not just a mere idea of protection of the nature or of certain forms of natural life in danger; now, the environmental management includes more complex aspects, like the balanced management of the natural resources and the general aim of the quality of life. The City councils, in their paper of public institutions, have much to say like centers where a great part of the life and activity of the population is developed, and the physical and geographic frame where the environmental problems have their seat. (Author)

  7. Un método de gestion ambiental para evaluar rellenos sanitarios.

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    Andrés Felipe Zapata Muñoz; Carmen Elena Zapata Sánchez

    2013-01-01

    A partir de la descripción de actividades de operación del relleno sanitario y granja ambiental“Los Saltos”, y de la caracterización fi sicoquímica de sus lixiviados, se propone un método de evaluaciónambiental que incluye análisis de interacciones, como diagnóstico base para una matriz causa efecto,donde se identifi can impactos sobre los componentes ambientales. Con esta información se hizo unamatriz de importancia donde se clasifi caron los impactos en críticos, severos, moderados e irrele...

  8. Gestion de la documentation dans la division ST

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    Béjar-Alonso, Isabel

    2000-01-01

    Afin d'étudier et de proposer un système rationnel et performant de gestion de la documentation, un groupe de travail a été mis en place au sein de la division ST. Les avantages d'un tel système se traduiraient par une productivité accrue, une validité à jour et une couverture de tous les aspects du cycle de vie des documents de la division. À ce jour, le groupe de travail a achevé la phase d'étude qui a consisté à recueillir des documents propres à différentes activités de la division, en analyser la structure et créer un système de mots-clés. Cette étude s'est conclue par le choix d'un logiciel déjà utilisé pour le projet LHC. Ce document présente l'état actuel de la documentation dans la division ST, les actions entreprises pour améliorer la situation ainsi que les avantages d'une gestion de qualité de la documentation interne et externe.

  9. Ambient Dried Aerogels

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    Jones, Steven M.; Paik, Jong-Ah

    2013-01-01

    A method has been developed for creating aerogel using normal pressure and ambient temperatures. All spacecraft, satellites, and landers require the use of thermal insulation due to the extreme environments encountered in space and on extraterrestrial bodies. Ambient dried aerogels introduce the possibility of using aerogel as thermal insulation in a wide variety of instances where supercritically dried aerogels cannot be used. More specifically, thermoelectric devices can use ambient dried aerogel, where the advantages are in situ production using the cast-in ability of an aerogel. Previously, aerogels required supercritical conditions (high temperature and high pressure) to be dried. Ambient dried aerogels can be dried at room temperature and pressure. This allows many materials, such as plastics and certain metal alloys that cannot survive supercritical conditions, to be directly immersed in liquid aerogel precursor and then encapsulated in the final, dried aerogel. Additionally, the metalized Mylar films that could not survive the previous methods of making aerogels can survive the ambient drying technique, thus making multilayer insulation (MLI) materials possible. This results in lighter insulation material as well. Because this innovation does not require high-temperature or high-pressure drying, ambient dried aerogels are much less expensive to produce. The equipment needed to conduct supercritical drying costs many tens of thousands of dollars, and has associated running expenses for power, pressurized gasses, and maintenance. The ambient drying process also expands the size of the pieces of aerogel that can be made because a high-temperature, high-pressure system typically has internal dimensions of up to 30 cm in diameter and 60 cm in height. In the case of this innovation, the only limitation on the size of the aerogels produced would be in the ability of the solvent in the wet gel to escape from the gel network.

  10. Creazione e gestione di una collezione di e-book per biblioteche universitarie

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    Perrone, Agnese

    2006-01-01

    L'intervento illustra un progetto della biblioteca della Northumbria University, che riguarda lo sviluppo, la gestione e la valutazione di una collezione di e-book a supporto della ricerca e didattica.

  11. Chapitre III. Administration et gestion de la fortune de Sully

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    Aristide, Isabelle

    2014-01-01

    Sully ne se contenta pas d’accumuler, par une habile stratégie, les terres et les biens ; il prit grand soin, tout au long de sa vie, de l’administration et de la gestion de ceux-ci. Ce souci, antérieur d’ailleurs à l’existence de sa fortune, ne fut négligé, ni lorsqu’il fut au pouvoir et que le service du roi demanda toute son attention, ni ensuite, lorsque surgirent les difficultés politiques. L’administration des biens de Sully relevait en premier lieu du duc lui-même, qui s’appuyait sur t...

  12. Dictionnaire d'analyse et de gestion des risques

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    Desroches, Alain

    2005-01-01

    Ce dictionnaire présente les principaux termes utilisés en analyse et gestion des risques, pour tous les secteurs d'activité industrielle ou de service. Il permet de clarifier des terminologies existantes présentant des variations plus ou moins importantes et parfois des contradictions de sens. Il propose : premièrement, la définition des auteurs, définition correspondant à l'usage le plus courant du terme , deuxièmement, les différences avec les terminologies existantes (essentiellement des normes) , troisièmement, des compléments à la définition, lorsque cela semble nécessaire et notamment lorsqu'il est important de préciser le contexte d'utilisation du terme , en dernier lieu, des exemples pratiques d'application, lorsque cela peut apporter un éclairage complémentaire pertinent.

  13. Treinamento ambiental em organizações com certificação ISO 14001: estudo de múltiplos casos e identificação de coevolução com a gestão ambiental Environmental training in organizations with ISO 14001 certification: a multiple case study and identification of co-evolution with environmental management

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    Charbel José Chiappetta Jabbour

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa é compreender as características do treinamento ambiental em algumas empresas brasileiras. Para tanto, foram realizados nove estudos de caso com empresas certificadas pela norma ISO 14001, todas líderes em seu segmento de mercado. Foram conduzidas diversas entrevistas em cada caso, coletados documentos e realizadas visitas para observação direta. Como resultado, apresentam-se as classificações dos casos nos estágios evolutivos da gestão ambiental, os temas mais frequentes do treinamento ambiental, a diferenciação dos temas de treinamento ambiental segundo o nível hierárquico organizacional, a classificação das empresas segundo o nível de aderência às atividades de treinamento ambiental recomendadas pela literatura e as boas práticas de treinamento ambiental oferecidas pelas empresas. A principal contribuição desta pesquisa é a identificação de coevolução entre o estágio de gestão ambiental das organizações e o nível do treinamento ambiental que elas possuem.The objective of this research is to understand the characteristics of environmental training at some Brazilian companies. Nine case studies were carried out in firms certified by ISO 14001. These companies are leaders in their market segments. Several interviews were conducted in each case. Documents were collected and visits for direct observation were made. Results present the classification of companies in evolutionary stages of environmental management, the most common topics of the training environment, the differentiation of environmental training topics according to the hierarchical levels and the best practices offered on environmental training. The main contribution of this research is the identification of the co-evolution between the stage of corporate environmental management and the level of environmental training.

  14. Gli Ungulati in Italia: status, gestione e ricerca scientifica

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    Marco Apollonio

    2004-06-01

    managers in public administrations is suggested, as a further step in the development of a proper management of ungulates and other wildlife. Scientific research on ungulates in Italy was, in the last decade, quite uneven both in the species and in the disciplines chosen. There is a clear opportunistic approach to subjects, that often has no link with the real necessities of wildlife management. The development of long term studies is suggested, together with a more efficient coordination among scientist in the choice of the research subjects. Last but not least a more efficient founding mechanisms is needed in order to avoid money waste and to promote serious research programmes. Riassunto Gli Ungulati nel nostro Paese hanno proseguito, nell'ultimo decennio, l'espansione dei loro areali già iniziata nel decennio precedente e, per quanto i dati disponibili possono testimoniare, della loro consistenza. Tale tendenza è particolarmente chiara nel Centro-Nord, mentre nell'area meridionale il processo di sviluppo di popolamenti di ungulati delle diverse specie è rallentato se non assente, sia pure con notevoli eccezioni come la Sardegna dove, grazie ad un'opportuna politica di reintroduzioni, il Cervo sardo (Cervus elaphus corsicanus sta tornando nelle quattro province dell'isola. In questo quadro generale deve essere ricordato il ruolo rilevante dell'aumento degli ungulati nel favorire l'espansione dei grandi predatori, in particolare del Lupo (Canis lupus in ampi settori del paese. La gestione degli ungulati ha anch'essa subito una positiva evoluzione durante l'ultimo decennio sebbene persistano forti differenze fra Centro-Nord e Sud. Reintroduzioni di molte specie, effettuate con procedure nel complesso più corrette di quelle eseguite nel passato, hanno contribuito a colmare le lacune della distribuzione naturale di molte specie. Le statistiche d'abbattimento disponibili hanno dimensioni che suggeriscono un'accresciuta importanza degli

  15. Resolving Rupture Directivity of Moderate Strike-Slip Earthquakes in Sparse Network with Ambient Noise Location: A Case Study with the 2011 M5.6 Oklahoma Earthquake

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    He, X.; Ni, S.

    2015-12-01

    Earthquake rupture directivity is essential for improving reliability of shakemap and understanding seismogenic processes by resolving the ruptured fault. Compared with field geological survey and InSAR technique, rupture directivity analysis based on seismological data provides rapid characterization of the rupture finiteness parameters or is almost the only way for resolving ruptured fault for earthquakes weaker than M5. In recent years, ambient seismic noise has been widely used in tomography and as well as earthquake location. Barmin et al. (2011) and Levshin et al. (2012) proposed to locate the epicenter by interpolating the estimated Green's functions (EGFs) determined by cross-correlation of ambient noise to arbitrary hypothetical event locations. This method does not rely on an earth model, but it requires a dense local array. Zhan et al. (2011) and Zeng et al. (2014) used the EGFs between a nearby station and remote stations as calibration for 3D velocity structure and then obtained the centroid location. In contrast, the hypocenter can be determined by P wave onsets. When assuming unilateral rupture, we can resolve the rupture directivity with relative location of the centroid location and hypocenter. We apply this method to the 2011 M5.6 Oklahoma earthquake. One M4.8 foreshock and one M4+ aftershock are chosen as reference event to calibrate the systematic bias of ambient noise location. The resolved rupture plane strikes southwest-northeast, consistent with the spatial distribution of aftershocks (McNamara et al., 2015) and finite fault inversion result (Sun et al., 2014). This method works for unilaterally ruptured strike-slip earthquakes, and more case studies are needed to test its effectiveness.

  16. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: MULTIPLE CASE STUDIES GESTÃO AMBIENTAL E ESTRUTURA ORGANIZACIONAL: ESTUDO DE MÚLTIPLOS CASOS

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    Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this article is to analyze the insertion of environmental management in theorganizational structure of 9 Brazilian companies, in search of a better relationship with the environment.Further, we intend to show an agenda with research opportunities for future research in this area ofknowledge. A theoretical review of the relationship between environmental management and organizationalstructure was done. This theoretical review was the big picture to development of 9 case studies withISO14001 certified companies located in São Paulo State. The results show that: (a for all the cases,environmental management is under quality management area; (b only two companies adopt moreadvanced environmental management practices and these two companies have more complex organizationalstructure; (c only two companies have the environmental management structure named “matrix”, while theother companies have the type named “limited environmental management insertion”; (d it is possible todevelop a framework designed to understanding the process of greening organization to the 9 cases in study.Further these results, we designed a research agenda as a guide to future research initiatives.O objetivo deste artigo é analisar a incorporação da gestão ambiental na estrutura organizacional de nove empresas brasileiras, engajadas na busca pela melhoria do seu relacionamento com o meio ambiente.Adicionalmente, persegue-se o objetivo de delinear uma agenda de pesquisas futuras para  o tema. Para aconsecução desses objetivos, realizou-se uma fundamentação teórica sobre estrutura organizacional e suarelação com a gestão ambiental organizacional. Essa construção teórica serviu de pano de fundo para arealização de nove estudos de caso, em empresas com certificação ISO 14001, localizadas no Estado de SãoPaulo. Os resultados indicam que: (a a área de gestão ambiental tende a ser subordinada à área de qualidade;(b dentre as

  17. Environment and sustainable development: The Yurimaguas City case Ambiente y desarrollo sostenible: el caso de la ciudad de Yurimaguas

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    Katarzyna Goluchowska Trampczynska

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Humanity is looking for solutions to the environmental degradation problem, which is generated by the economic and demographic growth, the indiscriminate use of resources, deforestation and pollution. The «sustainable development» concept, which considers social, economical and environmental aspects, was created twenty years ago, but it is still not producing the desired effects, and its application generates discussion, propositions and alternatives. As a geographer, I am interested especially in two aspects, which I consider, could lead the city development to sustainability: 1. adjust the development to the advantages and limitations of the natural media of the region where the city is located, and 2. that the urban activities do not transfer the costs and environmental problems to the surroundings of the city and to the future generations.In this paper I’ll try to put both postulations taking as an example the Yurimaguas city development. This city, located at a strategic point in the route between two oceans, has a past and a future linked to the conditions of the natural environment. The paper has an introduction where the theoretical aspects of both postulations are explained, then comes an analysis and discussion of the relationship between the natural environment and development of the Yurimaguas city, and finally some propositions are suggested to improve the quality of the city environment in order to lead it to a sustainable development.La humanidad entera busca una solución a los problemas de la degradación del ambiente, generada por el crecimiento económico y demográfico, el uso indiscriminado de los recursos, la deforestación y la contaminación. El concepto de desarrollo sostenible —que toma en cuenta, además de los aspectos sociales y económicos del desarrollo humano, los aspectos ambientales—surgió ya hace veinte años y todavía no produce los efectos deseados y su aplicación suscita discusión, propuestas y

  18. A mobile Virtual Butler to bridge the gap between users and ambient assisted living: a Smart Home case study.

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    Costa, Nuno; Domingues, Patricio; Fdez-Riverola, Florentino; Pereira, António

    2014-01-01

    Ambient Intelligence promises to transform current spaces into electronic environments that are responsive, assistive and sensitive to human presence. Those electronic environments will be fully populated with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of connected devices that share information and thus become intelligent. That massive wave of electronic devices will also invade everyday objects, turning them into smart entities, keeping their native features and characteristics while seamlessly promoting them to a new class of thinking and reasoning everyday objects. Although there are strong expectations that most of the users' needs can be fulfilled without their intervention, there are still situations where interaction is required. This paper presents work being done in the field of human-computer interaction, focusing on smart home environments, while being a part of a larger project called Aging Inside a Smart Home. This initiative arose as a way to deal with a large scourge of our country, where lots of elderly persons live alone in their homes, often with limited or no physical mobility. The project relies on the mobile agent computing paradigm in order to create a Virtual Butler that provides the interface between the elderly and the smart home infrastructure. The Virtual Butler is receptive to user questions, answering them according to the context and knowledge of the AISH. It is also capable of interacting with the user whenever it senses that something has gone wrong, notifying next of kin and/or medical services, etc. The Virtual Butler is aware of the user location and moves to the computing device which is closest to the user, in order to be always present. Its avatar can also run in handheld devices keeping its main functionality in order to track user when s/he goes out. According to the evaluation carried out, the Virtual Butler is assessed as a very interesting and loved digital friend, filling the gap between the user and the smart home. The

  19. A mobile Virtual Butler to bridge the gap between users and ambient assisted living: a Smart Home case study.

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    Costa, Nuno; Domingues, Patricio; Fdez-Riverola, Florentino; Pereira, António

    2014-01-01

    Ambient Intelligence promises to transform current spaces into electronic environments that are responsive, assistive and sensitive to human presence. Those electronic environments will be fully populated with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of connected devices that share information and thus become intelligent. That massive wave of electronic devices will also invade everyday objects, turning them into smart entities, keeping their native features and characteristics while seamlessly promoting them to a new class of thinking and reasoning everyday objects. Although there are strong expectations that most of the users' needs can be fulfilled without their intervention, there are still situations where interaction is required. This paper presents work being done in the field of human-computer interaction, focusing on smart home environments, while being a part of a larger project called Aging Inside a Smart Home. This initiative arose as a way to deal with a large scourge of our country, where lots of elderly persons live alone in their homes, often with limited or no physical mobility. The project relies on the mobile agent computing paradigm in order to create a Virtual Butler that provides the interface between the elderly and the smart home infrastructure. The Virtual Butler is receptive to user questions, answering them according to the context and knowledge of the AISH. It is also capable of interacting with the user whenever it senses that something has gone wrong, notifying next of kin and/or medical services, etc. The Virtual Butler is aware of the user location and moves to the computing device which is closest to the user, in order to be always present. Its avatar can also run in handheld devices keeping its main functionality in order to track user when s/he goes out. According to the evaluation carried out, the Virtual Butler is assessed as a very interesting and loved digital friend, filling the gap between the user and the smart home. The

  20. A Mobile Virtual Butler to Bridge the Gap between Users and Ambient Assisted Living: A Smart Home Case Study

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    Nuno Costa

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Ambient Intelligence promises to transform current spaces into electronic environments that are responsive, assistive and sensitive to human presence. Those electronic environments will be fully populated with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of connected devices that share information and thus become intelligent. That massive wave of electronic devices will also invade everyday objects, turning them into smart entities, keeping their native features and characteristics while seamlessly promoting them to a new class of thinking and reasoning everyday objects. Although there are strong expectations that most of the users’ needs can be fulfilled without their intervention, there are still situations where interaction is required. This paper presents work being done in the field of human-computer interaction, focusing on smart home environments, while being a part of a larger project called Aging Inside a Smart Home. This initiative arose as a way to deal with a large scourge of our country, where lots of elderly persons live alone in their homes, often with limited or no physical mobility. The project relies on the mobile agent computing paradigm in order to create a Virtual Butler that provides the interface between the elderly and the smart home infrastructure. The Virtual Butler is receptive to user questions, answering them according to the context and knowledge of the AISH. It is also capable of interacting with the user whenever it senses that something has gone wrong, notifying next of kin and/or medical services, etc. The Virtual Butler is aware of the user location and moves to the computing device which is closest to the user, in order to be always present. Its avatar can also run in handheld devices keeping its main functionality in order to track user when s/he goes out. According to the evaluation carried out, the Virtual Butler is assessed as a very interesting and loved digital friend, filling the gap between the user and the

  1. Pratique de la gestion industrielle organisation, méthodes et outils

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    Javel, Georges

    2003-01-01

    Avec l'augmentation des échanges et des flux de marchandises, la gestion industrielle c'est à dire la gestion de production et ses fonctions connexes : maintenance, logistique, qualité est devenue une fonction critique dans l'entreprise industrielle, qu'il importe de bien maîtriser. Cet ouvrage constitue le vademecum indispensable du directeur industriel et du responsable production. Il présente tous les concepts de la gestion industrielle de façon très appliquée, en décrivant concrètement les méthodes et les outils à mettre en oeuvre au quotidien pour assurer les performances de l’entreprise.

  2. ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AMBIENT DOSE EQUIVALENT AND ABSORBED DOSE IN AIR IN THE CASE OF LARGE-SCALE CONTAMINATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT BY RADIOACTIVE CESIUM

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    V. P. Ramzaev

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    Full Text Available One of the main aims of the study was an experimental determination of the conversion coefficient from ambient dose equivalent rate, Н*(10, to absorbed dose rate in air, D, in the case of radioactive contamination of the environment following the Chernobyl accident. More than 800 measurements of gamma-dose rates in air were performed at the typical locations (one-storey residential house, street, yard, kitchen-garden, ploughed field, undisturbed grassland, forest of rural settlements and their surroundings in the heavily contaminated areas of the Bryansk region, Russia in the period of 1996–2010. Five commercially available models of portable gamma-ray dosimeters were employed in the investigation. All tested dosimeters were included into the State register of approved measuring instruments of Russia. In all dosimeters, scintillation detectors are used as detection elements. A photon spectrometry technique is applied in the dosimeters to determine gamma dose rate in air. The dosimeters are calibrated in terms of exposure rate, X, absorbed dose rate in air, D, and ambient dose equivalent rate, Н*(10. A very good agreement was found between different dosimeters calibrated in the same units; the reading ratios were close to 1 and the correlation coefficients (Pearson’s or Spearman’s were higher than 0.99. The Н*(10/D ratio values were location-specific ranging from 1.23 Sv/Gy for undisturbed grasslands and forests to 1.47 Sv/Gy for wooden houses and asphalted streets. A statistically significant negative correlation (Spearman’s coefficient = -0.833; P<0.01; n=9 was found between the Н*(10/D ratio and the average energy of gamma-rays determined with a NaI(Tl-based gamma-ray monitor. For the whole area of a settlement and its surroundings, the average ratio of Н*(10 to D was calculated as 1.33 Sv/Gy. The overall conversion coefficient from ambient dose equivalent rate, Н*(10, to external effective dose rate, Ė, for adults was estimated

  3. Elementos para a construção de uma agenda para a gestão ambiental da área de influência do porto de Itaguaí - RJ Éléments pour la construction d´un agenda de gestion environnementale dans l´aire d´influence du port de Itaguaí-RJ Elements for the elaboration of an environmental management agenda in the local hinterland of the port of Itaguaí - RJ

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    Paulo Gusmão

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A partir do início da década de 2000 o estado do Rio de Janeiro passou a conviver com um conjunto de investimentos sem precedentes na sua história. Esses investimentos estão marcados pelo peso da siderurgia e da indústria de óleo e gás natural, com importante participação das atividades portuárias, de densas redes de dutos e da indústria naval. O conjunto de atividades e redes logísticas resultantes condiciona o dinamismo de distintas regiões do estado, especialmente da Zona Costeira. As avaliações feitas a propósito focam, mais freqüentemente, os resultados que esses investimentos estão (ou estarão gerando no que se refere ao “(reaquecimento da economia fluminense”. Contudo, existem outros observadores preocupados com os efeitos desses investimentos em termos de (reordenamento e desenvolvimento do território. Algumas dessas preocupações estão associadas à baixa capacidade de resposta demonstrada pelo Poder Público - sobretudo pelos governos locais - quando confrontado com cenários fortemente condicionados por decisões empresariais formuladas por um pequeno número de grandes corporações, como no caso da área de influência do porto de Itaguaí. O presente artigo chama atenção para a necessidade de acrescentar a esse debate a possibilidade/conveniência de criação de um espaço institucional dedicado à formulação de políticas públicas negociadas para a gestão ambiental da área de influência do porto de Itaguaí, de forma a favorecer as dimensões sociais, ambientais e espaciais das mesmas.À partir du début des années 2000 l´Etat de Rio de Janeiro a reçu un ensemble d´investissements sans précédent dans son histoire. Ces investissements sont caractérisés par le poids de la sidérurgie et de l´industrie du gaz et du pétrole, ainsi que par une participation importante des activités portuaires, de denses réseaux de tubes et de la construction navale. L´ensemble de ces activités et r

  4. Meteorology drives ambient air quality in a valley: a case of Sukinda chromite mine, one among the ten most polluted areas in the world.

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    Mishra, Soumya Ranjan; Pradhan, Rudra Pratap; Prusty, B Anjan Kumar; Sahu, Sanjat Kumar

    2016-07-01

    The ambient air quality (AAQ) assessment was undertaken in Sukinda Valley, the chromite hub of India. The possible correlations of meteorological variables with different air quality parameters (PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2 and CO) were examined. Being the fourth most polluted area in the globe, Sukinda Valley has always been under attention of researchers, for hexavalent chromium contamination of water. The monitoring was carried out from December 2013 through May 2014 at six strategic locations in the residential and commercial areas around the mining cluster of Sukinda Valley considering the guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). In addition, meteorological parameters viz., temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction and rainfall, were also monitored. The air quality data were subjected to a general linear model (GLM) coupled with one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) test for testing the significant difference in the concentration of various parameters among seasons and stations. Further, a two-tailed Pearson's correlation test helped in understanding the influence of meteorological parameters on dispersion of pollutants in the area. All the monitored air quality parameters varied significantly among the monitoring stations suggesting (i) the distance of sampling location to the mine site and other allied activities, (ii) landscape features and topography and (iii) meteorological parameters to be the forcing functions. The area was highly polluted with particulate matters, and in most of the cases, the PM level exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The meteorological parameters seemed to play a major role in the dispersion of pollutants around the mine clusters. The role of wind direction, wind speed and temperature was apparent in dispersion of the particulate matters from their source of generation to the surrounding residential and commercial areas of the mine. PMID:27289470

  5. Meteorology drives ambient air quality in a valley: a case of Sukinda chromite mine, one among the ten most polluted areas in the world.

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    Mishra, Soumya Ranjan; Pradhan, Rudra Pratap; Prusty, B Anjan Kumar; Sahu, Sanjat Kumar

    2016-07-01

    The ambient air quality (AAQ) assessment was undertaken in Sukinda Valley, the chromite hub of India. The possible correlations of meteorological variables with different air quality parameters (PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2 and CO) were examined. Being the fourth most polluted area in the globe, Sukinda Valley has always been under attention of researchers, for hexavalent chromium contamination of water. The monitoring was carried out from December 2013 through May 2014 at six strategic locations in the residential and commercial areas around the mining cluster of Sukinda Valley considering the guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). In addition, meteorological parameters viz., temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction and rainfall, were also monitored. The air quality data were subjected to a general linear model (GLM) coupled with one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) test for testing the significant difference in the concentration of various parameters among seasons and stations. Further, a two-tailed Pearson's correlation test helped in understanding the influence of meteorological parameters on dispersion of pollutants in the area. All the monitored air quality parameters varied significantly among the monitoring stations suggesting (i) the distance of sampling location to the mine site and other allied activities, (ii) landscape features and topography and (iii) meteorological parameters to be the forcing functions. The area was highly polluted with particulate matters, and in most of the cases, the PM level exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The meteorological parameters seemed to play a major role in the dispersion of pollutants around the mine clusters. The role of wind direction, wind speed and temperature was apparent in dispersion of the particulate matters from their source of generation to the surrounding residential and commercial areas of the mine.

  6. Gestion de projets de transports publics : le besoin de management de l'innovation

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    Romain Mouget

    2006-01-01

    Ce document présente l'activité de Transamo et, au travers de quelques innovations et d'une analyse des besoins de l'entreprise en termes de gestion des connaissances, quelques pistes pour la mise en place d'un processus de gestion de l'innovation intégré au fonctionnement de l'entreprise et composé d'un volet "management des connaissances internes" et d'un volet "intelligence économique et veille technologique".

  7. Gestion thermique des composants d’électronique de puissance - Utilisation du diamant CVD

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    Zhang, Zhongda

    2012-01-01

    L’augmentation de la densité de puissance des convertisseurs d’énergie électrique nécessite une gestion thermique toujours plus performante. La thermique devient même l’élément dimensionnant de ces convertisseurs et est au centre des préoccupations des concepteurs. Le diamant présente des propriétés physico-chimiques exceptionnelles particulièrement adaptées à la gestion thermique des composants semi-conducteurs de l’électronique de puissance. C’est en effet le meilleur matériau isolant et co...

  8. Instruments de gestion de l'eau en France : exemple de la Charente

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    Montginoul, M.; Rieu, T.

    1996-01-01

    En France, la tarification et les quotas sont les deux instruments économiques utilisés pour la gestion de l'eau en irrigation. Ainsi, la compagnie du Bas-Rhône-languedoc prend particulièrement en compte la demande des usagers, la compagnie d'aménagement des Côteaux de Gascogne combine quotas et tarification, enfin la société du Canal de Provence utilise une tarification de l'eau au coût marginal de long terme. Pour une gestion efficace de la ressource en eau, le Cemagref recherche les instru...

  9. Administration du personnel ou gestion des ressources humaines au sein de la fonction publique ?

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    Thibaut Duvillier

    2012-01-01

    Bien souvent, dans le langage courant comme au sein de nombreux ouvrages scientifiques, on tend à confondre "l'administration du personnel" et "la gestion des ressources humaines". Au regard des politiques de mobilité et d'évaluation des performances au sein de l'administration publique, nous souhaiterions toutefois mettre en lumière une différence essentielle entre un mode de gestion du personnel qui, basé sur un important corpus juridique, répond aux strictes contraintes rég...

  10. LA COMPTABILITÉ DE GESTION : OUTIL D'INFORMATION OU DISPOSITIF DE CONNAISSANCE ? LA PERCEPTION DES MANAGERS

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    Cheffi, Walid; Beldi, Adel

    2005-01-01

    International audience Cette communication explore les rôles de la comptabilité de gestion pour les managers. Elle repose sur l'analyse de contenu de dix-huit entretiens semi-directifs réalisés auprès de cadres dirigeants de grandes entreprises en France. Les résultats de l'analyse des données qualitatives montrent la co-présence des trois rôles de la comptabilité de gestion (outil d'information, outil de relations et dispositif de connaissance). Une évaluation quantitative de l'importance...

  11. La gestion forestière communautaire dans le sud-ouest de Madagascar

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    Casse, Thorkil; Milhøj, Anders

    2012-01-01

    La principale conclusion est que le modèle de transfert de la gestion forestière vers les communautés locales malgaches, du moins dans cette partie du pays, n'a pas modifié significativement l'attitude des villageois vis-à-vis de la conservation de la forêt....

  12. Les apports de la sociologie à la gestion des ressources humaines : Fondements de la GRH

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    Livian, Yves

    2012-01-01

    Document preprint pour un ouvrage sur les fondements de la GRH The chapter summarizes the contribution of sociology to the field of human resources management Le chapitre passe en revue les principaux apports de la sociologie à la gestion des ressources humaines

  13. Comptabilité de gestion : Coûts/contrôle

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    Burlaud, Alain; Simon, Claude,

    2003-01-01

    International audience Présentation de la comptabilité de gestion dans son contexte organisationnel et économique pour la prise de décisions : - politique des prix ; - mise sous tension de l'organisation ; - contextes particuliers : organisations publiques, banques, entreprises en réseau.

  14. Securite fonciere et gestion de la fertilite des sols: etudes de cas au Ghana et au Benin.

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    Saidou, A.; Adjei-Nsiah, S.; Kossou, D.; Sakyi-Dawson, O.; Kuyper, T.W.

    2007-01-01

    Dans le cadre d¿un programme interuniversitaire de recherche, Convergence des Sciences (CoS), une étude a été conduite sur les stratégies de gestion de la fertilité du sol dans les régions centrales du Ghana (Wenchi) et du Bénin (Savè) où des pratiques variables de gestion de la fertilité du sol son

  15. Cinquant’anni di esperienze nella gestione dei centri storici in un caso esemplare

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    Luca Gullì

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Il dibattito sull’ambiente antico e sull’inesauribile varietà di approcci che ne qualificano gli interventi di tutela riabilitazione è un tema che si ripresenta ciclicamente e con profili sempre diversi. Attraverso lo studio delle politiche di tutela, delle esperienze amministrative e della prassi di governo del patrimonio storico, dal primo dopoguerra agli anni Settanta, si può cercare di comprendere quali sono i presupposti che hanno portato a collocare il tema della tutela entro quella nuova cultura della città, sorta in ambito al dibattito urbanistico nazionale e che ha assunto il tema specialistico della tutela come campo di sperimentazione per la ridefinizione delle più ampie strategie di amministrazione della città, con progetti finalizzati alla conservazione del tessuto urbano storico nella sua globalità. Con il Piano per il centro storico di Bologna del 1969 e il successivo Peep del 1973, nonché con le vicende amministrative che ne hanno accompagnato l’attuazione e la gestione per più di venti anni, il centro storico diventa al contempo un campo di sperimentazione di politiche urbanistiche, politiche sociali e politiche di tutela del patrimonio storico. Nel mirare ad una tutela multidimensionale dei tessuti storici, i programmi elaborati dalle pubbliche amministrazioni hanno comportato la necessità di spostare il fuoco del progetto urbanistico per i tessuti storici verso una difficile integrazione tra istanze di conservazione dell’ambiente costruito, dei suoi manufatti e dello spazio collettivo, ed esigenze di governo complessivo delle dinamiche di trasformazione ed uso della città. The debate on urban renewal of historical city centers continues to propose new arguments, connected to the difficulties carried on by new uses demands, that carry on an equal variety of technical instruments and political options. A long period reconstruction of significanti italian conservation policies for ancient cities - from the

  16. Integrare paesaggio, ambiente e territorio. Il caso del Piano Territoriale di Coordinamento Provinciale di Crotone

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    Full Text Available Nel perseguimento di una pianificazione e gestione equilibrata del territorio l’Ente Provinciale ha un ruolo strategico in quanto chiamato a recepire e mettere in atto i metodi e gli strumenti messi in campo per una nuova politica del paesaggio. Il Piano Territoriale di Coordinamento Provinciale risulta essere lo strumento ideale di sperimentazione per integrare paesaggio-ambiente e territorio, poiché assume come obiettivo principale la sostenibilità ambientale connessa allo sviluppo socio-economico, coniugando l’evoluzione del territorio alla qualità dell’ambiente ed alla conservazione dei paesaggi, in una logica di compatibilità fra trasformazione e uso delle risorse secondo la loro capacità di carico e riproducibilità

  17. Psicologia do Ambiente

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    2011-01-01

    Na aplicação da Psicologia à área do AMBIENTE importa em primeiro lugar definir o que se entende, neste contexto, por ambiente. O conceito é entendido como toda a envolvente que rodeia o ser humano. Referimo-nos pois ao espaço físico e aos estímulos que nele existem (som, ar, paisagem…), dirigindo-se a Psicologia do Ambiente ao estudo e intervenção sobre a forma como o ambiente influencia o indivíduo ou grupos, e sobre o modo como o comportamento dos indivíduos e grupos influenciam o ambiente...

  18. La Gestion Locale Sécurisée (GELOSE : L’expérience malgache de gestion décentralisée des ressources naturelles

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    Bruno Sarrasin

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Marqué par une biodiversité exceptionnelle et une grande pauvreté humaine, la destruction rapide des ressources naturelles à Madagascar place le territoire et son appropriation au centre des enjeux de développement. Dans ce contexte, cet article s’intéresse à l’émergence et à la mise en œuvre d’une politique publique touchant la Gestion LOcale SÉcurisée (GELOSE dont le principal objectif vise à transférer la gestion de ces ressources, de l’État vers les communautés locales, dans le but de les protéger plus efficacement. Cette lecture montre cependant que les objectifs, les ressources et les stratégies des principaux acteurs concernés sont difficilement conciliables et que le système de relation qu’il induit n’est pas nécessairement en phase avec les finalités poursuivies.Marked by exceptional biodiversity and extreme human poverty, Madagascar is experiencing a rapid destruction of its natural resources, placing territory and its appropriation at the heart of development issues. From this perspective, this article will look at the development and implementation of a public policy, the Gestion LOcale SÉcurisée (GELOSE, for the local management of natural renewable resources. This regulation seeks to transfer the management of these resources from the government to local communities in the goal of protecting them more effectively. We will see, however, that the objectives, resources and strategies of the primary actors concerned are difficult to reconcile at best and that the relational system to which the policy gives rise is not necessarily in keeping with the goals being pursued.

  19. Atmosphere and Ambient Space

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    Schmidt, Ulrik

    Atmosphere and Ambient Space This paper explores the relation between atmosphere and ambient space. Atmosphere and ambient space share many salient properties. They are both ontologically indeterminate, constantly varying and formally diffuse and they are both experienced as a subtle, non......-signifying property of a given space. But from a certain point of view, the two concepts also designate quite dissimilar experiences of space. To be ’ambient’ means to surround. Accordingly, ambient space is that space, which surrounds something or somebody. (Gibson 1987: 65) Since space is essentially...... of a surrounding character, all space can thus be described as having a fundamentally ambient character. So what precisely is an ambient space, then? As I will argue in my presentation, ambient space is a sensory effect of spatiality when a space is experienced as being particularly surrounding: a ‘space effect...

  20. La gestion du manque d’eau structurel et des sécheresses en France

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    ERDLENBRUCH, Katrin ; LOUBIER, Sébastien ; MONTGINOUL, Marielle ; MORARDET, Sylvie ; LEFEBVRE, Marianne

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available La France est régulièrement affectée par des épisodes de sécheresse qui provoquent une diminution ponctuelle des ressources disponibles et une augmentation de la demande. Dans certaines régions, des déséquilibres structurels entre offre et demande en eau se sont créés. Des politiques et dispositifs de gestion des sécheresses et du manque d’eau ont été mis en place et continuent à être réformés. Cet article fait le point sur ces politiques. Il propose des adaptations qui incluent une meilleure gestion de crise, l’introduction de droits d’eau différenciés et la mise en place de tarifications en fonction de l’état de la ressource.

  1. Approches de gestion durable et démocratique des forêts dans le monde

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    Gareau, Priscilla

    2005-01-01

    La déforestation, la dégradation des écosystèmes forestiers et les moyens privilégiés pour y remédier, classés sous le terme générique de gestion durable des forêts, sont devenus des sujets importants dans l’agenda politique international depuis les vingt dernières années.  Malgré les piétinements au niveau politique, diverses approches de gestion durable et démocratique des forêts ont été expérimentées à travers le monde.  Cet article recense les événements politiques majeurs menant aux pour...

  2. Une Gestion des ressources humaines à l'interface des organisations : vers une GRH territoriale ?

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    Mazzilli, I.

    2008-01-01

    CAHIER DE RECHERCHE 2008-02 E1 La gestion des ressources humaines a, jusqu'à présent, été envisagée de manière à réguler le travail des personnes exerçant leur activité dans les organisations. Des pratiques de GRH s'observent cependant à l'interface de ces organisations : externalisation de services de gestion des ressources humaines, groupement d'employeurs, prêt de main d'oeuvre dans les pôles de compétitivité et projets de GPEC territoriale plus récemment. Ces pratiques sont pour la plu...

  3. Contabilidade e Auditoria Ambiental como Forma de Gestão: um estudo de caso de um hospital = Accountancy and Environmental Auditing as Management: a case study at a hospital

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    Danúbia Vegini

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available A degradação do meio ambiente no contexto atual é decorrente do uso desenfreado dos recursos naturais pela sociedade. Diante disso, o governo passou a exigir uma política mais responsável das organizações. As empresas passaram a adotar medidas de gestão ambiental, sistemas de gestão ambiental, que gerem benefícios tanto para a organização quanto para a natureza. O presente artigo tem como objetivo analisar a contabilidade ambiental como instrumento gerencial, visando o desempenho e a sustentabilidade ambiental. A metodologia adotada é um estudo de caso em um hospital, utilizando-se de uma entrevista semi- estrutura da com o responsável pela área ambiental da instituição. A trajetória metodológica divide-se em três fases, sendo a primeira: fundamentação teórica do meio ambiente, gestão ambiental, auditoria, contabilidade e controladoria ambiental. A segunda fase envolve o estudo de caso, onde são realizadas primeira mente as entrevistas com base em uma lista de verificação, divididas em critérios e subcritérios. Na terceira e última fase apresenta-se análise dos resultados; a sustentabilidade parcial e total, bem como o planejamento 5W2H. No final, como resultado da pesquisa, verificou-se uma sustentabilidade global de 70,83%, considerada “regular”. Existem pontos fortes e fracos na gestão do meio ambiente, mas no geral ela apenas cumpre com a legislação.The current environmental destruction is the result of the unlimited use of naturalresources by our society. Because of that, the government has been demanding a moreresponsible policy from the organizations. Companies have started to adoptenvironmental management measures, environmental management systems that havebrought benefits for the organizations as well as for nature. This study has as its objectiveto analyze the environmental accountancy as a managerial tool, aiming at environmentalperformance and sustainability. The methodology applied is a study

  4. Un Sistema per la simulazione e la gestione irrigua nel Comprensorio del Destra Sele

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    Fasano, Edmondo Maria

    2011-01-01

    Il miglioramento dell’efficienza dei sistemi irrigui rappresenta un obiettivo di primaria importanza nella gestione razionale delle risorse idriche in agricoltura. Andamento e sviluppo spazio-temporale dei processi fisici agenti all’interno di tali sistemi e la particolare configurazione e/o entità strutturale del complesso indagato possono decisamente influire sul funzionamento globale; rispettivamente se ne richiedono l’attenta e idonea definizione, per cui cognizione, ed ampie possibi...

  5. Voto elettronico: uno strumento per la gestione di un seggio elettorale virtuale

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    Ruberti, Stefano; Martinelli, Maurizio; Luconi Trombacchi, Lorenzo

    2002-01-01

    L'obiettivo di questo report tecnico ? quello di illustrare una soluzione tecnica adottata per la progettazione e realizzazione di un sistema informatico sicuro per l'organizzazione e la gestione di un seggio elettorale virtuale, capace di sfruttare le caratteristiche intrinseche di un modello di tipo client-server basato su form on‑line accessibili tramite autenticazione con PIN e Password, consentendo l'accesso ai dati mantenuti su un database SQL.

  6. Administration du personnel ou gestion des ressources humaines au sein de la fonction publique ?

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    Thibaut Duvillier

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Bien souvent, dans le langage courant comme au sein de nombreux ouvrages scientifiques, on tend à confondre "l'administration du personnel" et "la gestion des ressources humaines". Au regard des politiques de mobilité et d'évaluation des performances au sein de l'administration publique, nous souhaiterions toutefois mettre en lumière une différence essentielle entre un mode de gestion du personnel qui, basé sur un important corpus juridique, répond aux strictes contraintes réglementaires et légales en la matière et une pratique de gestion des ressources humaines caractérisée par la mise en oeuvre de méthodes plus "relationnelles" qui, nécessitant une forte volonté de changement tant de la part du monde politique que des acteurs de terrain, pourrait, lorsque les statuts le permettent, conduire à une meilleure prise en considération des aspirations des fonctionnaires dans une perspective d'amélioration du service public.

  7. BUYER-SELLER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT IN STRUCTURED CONTRACTS ENVIRONMENTS: A CASE STUDY IN A MULTINATIONAL FIRM GESTIÓN DE RELACIONAMIENTO COMPRADOR-PROVEEDOR EN AMBIENTES CON CONTRATOS ESTRUCTURADOS: EL CASO DE UNA GRAN MULTINACIONAL GESTÃO DO RELACIONAMENTO COMPRADOR-FORNECEDOR EM AMBIENTES COM CONTRATOS ESTRUTURADOS: O CASO DE UMA GRANDE MULTINACIONAL

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    Felipe Pagiola de Oliveira

    2013-01-01

    gobernabilidad de las relaciones, no existe formalización de los elementos relacionales, lo que puede crear problemas relativos al uso del oportunismo por parte de los contratados. El último aspecto remite a los mecanismos isomorfos, una vez que contratos distintos entre las mismas organizaciones son vistos por las partes como únicos, por estar sujetos a las mismas condiciones y presiones y por tener gestiones similares.O objetivo da presente pesquisa é analisar relacionamentos entre contratante e contratados em ambientes que utilizam contratos estruturados, mais especificamente o emprego desses  contratos para tratar dos aspectos relacionais desses relacionamentos. Assim, o foco principal da presente pesquisa são os relacionamentos entre uma grande multinacional e  seus fornecedores de produtos e serviços. Como estratégia de pesquisa, realizou-se, primeiramente, um levantamento de 94 contratos estabelecidos pela contratante. A partir desse levantamento, tendo como referência seis parâmetros identificados na revisão daliteratura, realizou-se a escolha dos cinco casos (contratos a serem estudados. Esses mesmos parâmetros foram  utilizados para a definição do roteiro de entrevista. Uma vez definidos os casos, foram selecionados onze gestores (sujeitos da pesquisa da contratante e dos contratados, para a realização das entrevistas. Como conclusão, observa-se que em contratos com fornecimento de pouca tecnologia existe maior dependência da contratada, mas essa dependência diminui à medida que se incorpora mais tecnologia no fornecimento de produtos e serviços. Quanto à governança relacional, não existe formalização dos elementos relacionais, o que pode criar problemas relativos ao uso do oportunismo por parte dos contratados. O último aspecto remete aos mecanismos isomórficos, uma vez que contratos distintos entre as mesmas organizações são vistos pelas partes como únicos, por estarem sujeitos às mesmas condições e pressões e

  8. Environmental health indicators Indicadores de salud ambiental

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    Manuel Posada de la Paz

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available This presentation gives a general overview of the project titled Environmental Health Indicators, coordinated by WHO and managed by the Research Centre on the Toxic Oil Syndrome and Rare Diseases in Spain. The presentations describes the objectives of the project, the steps taken and the results obtained during the feasibility study. The project aims to develop an environmental health information system that will allow the monitoring of public health and its health determinants and make international comparisons, develop environmental policies and facilitate communication with citizens. WHO developed a methodology for the development of these indicators within the conceptual framework of DPSEEA (Driving Force, Pressure, State, Exposure, Effect, Action and selected a total of 55 indicators (which included 168 variables in 10 environmental health areas. The feasibility study predicted the successful gathering of 89% of the indicators. However, data recollection proved difficult due to the frequent incompatibility of some variables in the Spanish information systems with the WHO defined variables. On a management level, the greatest difficulty arose from the disperse distribution of responsibilities in environmental health matters. In addition to the technical contribution of this project to Environmental Health in Spain, an added value has been to establish a close collaboration with the different Ministries involved.Esta ponencia presenta una visión general del proyecto de Indicadores de Salud Ambiental, coordinado por la OMS a nivel internacional y liderado por el Centro de Investigación sobre el Síndrome del Aceite Tóxico y Enfermedades Raras (CISATER en España. En ella se describen los objetivos del proyecto, las gestiones realizadas y los resultados obtenidos durante la fase de viabilidad de este proyecto. El proyecto consiste en el establecimiento de un sistema de información sobre salud ambiental que permita desarrollar una vigilancia

  9. Correction of phase velocity bias caused by strong directional noise sources in high-frequency ambient noise tomography: a case study in Karamay, China

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    Wang, Kai; Luo, Yinhe; Yang, Yingjie

    2016-05-01

    We collect two months of ambient noise data recorded by 35 broad-band seismic stations in a 9 × 11 km area (1-3 km station interval) near Karamay, China, and do cross-correlation of noise data between all station pairs. Array beamforming analysis of the ambient noise data shows that ambient noise sources are unevenly distributed and the most energetic ambient noise mainly comes from azimuths of 40°-70°. As a consequence of the strong directional noise sources, surface wave components of the cross-correlations at 1-5 Hz show clearly azimuthal dependence, and direct dispersion measurements from cross-correlations are strongly biased by the dominant noise energy. This bias renders that the dispersion measurements from cross-correlations do not accurately reflect the interstation velocities of surface waves propagating directly from one station to the other, that is, the cross-correlation functions do not retrieve empirical Green's functions accurately. To correct the bias caused by unevenly distributed noise sources, we adopt an iterative inversion procedure. The iterative inversion procedure, based on plane-wave modeling, includes three steps: (1) surface wave tomography, (2) estimation of ambient noise energy and biases and (3) phase velocities correction. First, we use synthesized data to test the efficiency and stability of the iterative procedure for both homogeneous and heterogeneous media. The testing results show that: (1) the amplitudes of phase velocity bias caused by directional noise sources are significant, reaching ˜2 and ˜10 per cent for homogeneous and heterogeneous media, respectively; (2) phase velocity bias can be corrected by the iterative inversion procedure and the convergence of inversion depends on the starting phase velocity map and the complexity of the media. By applying the iterative approach to the real data in Karamay, we further show that phase velocity maps converge after 10 iterations and the phase velocity maps obtained using

  10. The role of the environmental management for the PYMES; El importante papel de la gestion ambiental para las PYMES

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    Garcia-Orcoyen, C.

    1996-12-01

    This article surveys companies environmental current situation and how the small and medium size industry could obtain different benefits improving its environmental performance. The author introduce a easy tool (Self assessment Eco-Management guide) to encourage this kind of companies in compliance, enforcement and environmental auditing programmes. (Author)

  11. Environmental management systems implemented in the Spanish nuclear power plants; Sistemas de gestion ambiental implantados en las centrales nucleares espanolas

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    Redondo, R.; Fernandez Guisado, M. B.; Hortiguela, R.; Bustamante, L. F.; Esparza, J. L.; Villareal, M.; Yague, F.

    2013-09-01

    The companies that own the Spanish Nuclear Power Plants, aware of social concern and in the context of a growing demanding environmental legislation, have a permanent commitment to the electricity production based on the principles of a maximum respect for the environment, safety, quality, professionalism and continuous improvement. In order to minimize the environmental impact of their plants they have implemented and Environmental Management System based on the ISO 14001 Standard. They minimize the environmental impact by identifying the significant environmental aspects and defining the corresponding objectives. This article describes the referred environmental management systems and their environmental objectives, as applied and defined by the Spanish Nuclear Power Plants. (Author)

  12. Association of Ambient Air Pollution with Respiratory Hospitalization in a Government-Designated “Area of Concern”: The Case of Windsor, Ontario

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    Luginaah, Isaac N.; Fung, Karen Y.; Gorey, Kevin M.; Webster, Greg; Wills, Chris

    2004-01-01

    This study is part of a larger research program to examine the relationship between ambient air quality and health in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. We assessed the association between air pollution and daily respiratory hospitalization for different age and sex groups from 1995 to 2000. The pollutants included were nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, particulate matter ≤10 μm in diameter (PM10), coefficient of haze (COH), and total reduced sulfur (TRS). We calculated relativ...

  13. Problematique de la gestion des eaux souterraines au Maroc

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    Mennani, A.

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Maroc a toujours fait du développent du secteur de l'eau une priorité et un choix stratégique. Ce secteur qui constitue un des principaux leviers du développement économique et social, se trouve confronté a deux défis essentiels: - L'épuisement des ressources en eau en rapport avec l'accroissement de la demande en eau tous usages confondus, avec une tendance a la pénurie absolue d'ici 2025. - La dégradation des ressources en eau qui subissent différentes formes de pollution. La rareté des ressources en eau, et la forte irrégularité aussi bien spatiale, que temporelle, qui caractérisent le contexte marocain, ont conditionné les choix des pouvoirs publics 2 adopter une stratégie globale dont les résultats ont prouvé son efficacité particulikrement durant les périodes de sécheresse consécutives. Cette stratégie tout azimuts a concerné aussi bien le plan législatif et réglementaire, que le plan de la mobilisation et de la protection des ressources en eau. Les études de pldcation entreprises ont montré que les ressources en eau conventionnelles seront saturées au niveau de la majorité de bassins a l'horizon 2020, et que ces déficits prévus risquent d'gtre aggravés dans le cas de conjonction avec des périodes de sécheresse. La politique de mobilisation et de protection des ressources en eau, en particulier souterraine dont le potentiel mobilisable est de l'ordre de 4 milliards de m3 sur un total de 20 milliards, nécessite une gestion participative ainsi que le recours a de nouvelles approches et technologies pour compléter les méthodes conventionnelles utilisées jusqu'a présent.Marruecos siempre ha considerado prioritario y estratégico el desarrollo del sector del agua. Este sector, que constituye una de las principales palancas del desarrollo económico y social, se enfrenta a dos desafíos principales: - La disminución de los recursos hídricos en relación con el aumento de la demanda para todo tipo de

  14. Ambient noise tomography with non-uniform noise sources and low aperture networks: case study of deep geothermal reservoirs in northern Alsace, France

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    Lehujeur, Maximilien; Vergne, Jérôme; Maggi, Alessia; Schmittbuhl, Jean

    2016-10-01

    We developed and applied a method for ambient noise surface wave tomography that can deal with noise cross-correlation functions governed to first order by a non-uniform distribution of the ambient seismic noise sources. The method inverts the azimuthal distribution of noise sources that are assumed to be far from the network, together with the spatial variations of the phase and group velocities on an optimized irregular grid. Direct modeling of the two-sided noise correlation functions avoids dispersion curve picking on every station pair and minimizes analyst intervention. The method involves station pairs spaced by distances down to a fraction of a wavelength, thereby bringing additional information for tomography. After validating the method on synthetic data, we applied it to a set of long-term continuous waveforms acquired around the geothermal sites at Soultz-sous-Forêts and Rittershoffen (Northern Alsace, France). For networks with limited aperture, we show that taking the azimuthal variations of the noise energy into account has significant impact on the surface wave dispersion maps. We obtained regional phase and group velocity models in the 1-7 s period range, which is sensitive to the structures encompassing the geothermal reservoirs. The ambient noise in our dataset originates from two main directions, the northern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and is dominated by the first Rayleigh wave overtone in the 2 - 5 s period range.

  15. Regulamentar faz diferença? O caso da evidenciação ambiental Can regulation make a difference? The case of environmental disclosure

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    Alex Mussoi Ribeiro

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Baseado na discussão entre tornar o disclosure ambiental obrigatório ou não, o objetivo desta pesquisa foi verificar se as práticas de evidenciação ambiental das companhias analisadas reagem aos distintos estímulos regulatórios de seus países de origem. A resposta desta pergunta é útil no sentido de determinar a eficácia da introdução de mecanismos regulatórios nas práticas de evidenciação ambiental. Uma vez que o disclosure ambiental é, predominantemente, voluntário as companhias podem simplesmente suplantar a regulação, tornando-a sem sentido. Para o desenho metodológico, optou-se por uma abordagem descritiva de cunho predominantemente quantitativo. A amostra foi selecionada de empresas do setor de petróleo e gás natural de quatro países com similaridades culturais: os Estados Unidos, o Canadá, a Inglaterra e a Austrália. Os dados analisados foram coletados nos relatórios anuais no ano de 2007. Para classificar os dados ambientais utilizou-se uma escala adaptada de dois trabalhos consagrados no meio da evidenciação ambiental, o estudo de Clarkson et al. (2008 e o de Wiseman (1982. O teste estatístico (teste H comprovou que existem diferenças significativas entre os níveis de evidenciação ambiental das companhias da amostra pertencentes aos países mais regulados em comparação com os menos regulados e essas diferenças só foram significativas nos itens de divulgação obrigatória, o que comprova que o disclosure ambiental das companhias reage aos estímulos regulatórios de seus países.Based on different opinions concerning the need for mandatory environmental disclosure, the main purpose of this research was to verify whether or not the company's environmental reporting practices react to different regulatory stimuli. The answer to this question is useful to evaluate the effectiveness of the introduction of regulatory mechanisms in environmental disclosure practices. Since environmental disclosure is

  16. Ambient air pollution and low birthweight

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    Pedersen, Marie; Giorgis-Allemand, Lise; Bernard, Claire;

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    BACKGROUND: Ambient air pollution has been associated with restricted fetal growth, which is linked with adverse respiratory health in childhood. We assessed the effect of maternal exposure to low concentrations of ambient air pollution on birthweight. METHODS: We pooled data from 14 population...... air pollutants and traffic during pregnancy is associated with restricted fetal growth. A substantial proportion of cases of low birthweight at term could be prevented in Europe if urban air pollution was reduced. FUNDING: The European Union....

  17. Gestion des connaissances des firmes globales : entre pratiques de codification et pratiques de diffusion

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    Paraponaris, Claude; Simoni, Gilda

    2004-01-01

    Le management des connaissances suscite beaucoup d'interrogations au sujet des méthodes mises en œuvre. Cet article propose une étude des pratiques de management des connaissances au sein de firmes multinationales. Deux résultats principaux sont dégagés. Nous montrons d'une part que plusieurs méthodes assez différentes du point de vue des objectifs et des usages peuvent être articulées au sein d'une même entreprise. Nous proposons également une typologie de pratiques de gestion des connaissan...

  18. Gestion des architectures logicielles dynamiques pour les systèmes communicants collaboratifs.

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    BOUASSIDA, Ismael

    2011-01-01

    Nous proposons de concevoir et de mettre en oeuvre un environnement logiciel pour une ``gestion guidée par les modèles'' des changements dans les architectures des applications distribuées coopératives. Les aspects adaptabilité des applications, les aspects transformations de graphe et les aspects particuliers des applications distribuées coopératives sont étudiés. Une approche d'adaptation s'appuyant sur une modélisation par les graphes et un style architectural de type Poducteur/Consommateu...

  19. Intersubjectivité et Singularités en Entrepreneuriat et en Sciences de Gestion

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    Levy-Tadjine, Thierry

    2008-01-01

    Nos travaux de recherche, engagés d'abord dans une perspective d'économiste, puis progressivement, avec une dimension plus gestionnaire, c'est-à-dire intéressée par le pilotage organisationnel et entrepreneurial, peuvent être relus avec le double éclairage de l'intersubjectivité et de la singularité.On peut, en effet, relire notre cheminement de chercheur, des Sciences Economiques vers les Sciences de Gestion, comme articulant deux axes de recherche avec la prise en compte de l'intersubjectiv...

  20. Pile à combustible PEMFC et SOFC. Description et gestion du système

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    CANDUSSO, D; Glises, R.; Hissel, D.; KAUFFMANN, JM; PERA, MC

    2007-01-01

    Les piles à combustible PEMFC et SOFC font l'objet de deux articles: description et gestion du système [BE 8 595] et transferts de chaleur et de masse [BE 8 596]. Les piles à combustible dont le principe de fonctionnement, mis en oeuvre par Sir William Grove, date de 1839, sont restées pendant de très nombreuses années des dispositifs de laboratoire. Au tournant des années 1960, elles sont devenues des générateurs d'énergie pour les applications spatiales. Leur intérêt pour des applications p...

  1. Ancrer l'interaction: Gestion des connaissances pour la robotique interactive

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    Lemaignan, Séverin

    2012-01-01

    Ancrer l'interaction: Gestion des connaissances pour la robotique interactive Avec le développement de la robotique cognitive, le besoin d'outils avancés pour représenter, manipuler, raisonner sur les connaissances acquises par un robot a clairement été mis en avant. Mais stocker et manipuler des connaissances requiert tout d'abord d'éclaircir ce que l'on nomme connaissance pour un robot, et comment celle-ci peut-elle être représentée de manière intelligible pour une machine. Ce travail s'eff...

  2. Gestion des ressources humaines et performance économique : une étude du bilan social

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    Decock Good, Christel; GEORGES, Laurent

    2003-01-01

    International audience Cette recherche examine l'impact de pratiques de gestion des ressources humaines (le climat social, les politiques de rémunération et de formation et les conditions de travail, la structure de l'emploi) sur la performance de l'entreprise. Les résultats sont fondés un échantillon national de 58 entreprises. Le modèle structurel démontre un pouvoir prédictif des dépenses de formation et des conditions de travail.

  3. Application de gestion de magasin d’optique médicale (GMOM).

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    Mégaiz, Samia

    2014-01-01

    Mon projet consiste à créer une gestion de magasin d’optique médicale , l’analyse et la conception sont faites en utilisant la méthode Merise et la création de la base de données a été sous Oracle SGBD . L’application a été réalisé en Lazarus IDE free Delphi . Abstract : My project is to create a management medical optics store, analysis and design are made using the method Merise and the creation of the database have been done in Oracle SGBD. The application was made in ...

  4. Gestione comprensoriale degli ambienti agricoli nella Riserva Naturale Ripa Bianca di Jesi

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    Belfiori, David

    2007-01-01

    La Riserva Naturale Ripa Bianca di Jesi è stata istituita nel 2003, ed è gestita dal WWF Italia dall’inizio del 2005. Si estende su una superficie di 320 ettari, di cui il 65% è territorio agricolo. Il SIC/ZPS ‘Fiume Esino’ in località Ripa Bianca si sovrappone per 120 ettari alla Riserva, occupando un totale di 140 ettari. Il Piano di Gestione è in fase di elaborazione. Vengono innanzitutto presentate le caratteristiche territoriali, la lista avifaunistica e le ...

  5. FILOSOFIA ORGANIZACIONAL EN LA GESTION DE LA SALUD EN MISIONES

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    Gloria Beatriz, Orzuza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El transcurrir del tiempo nos acerca a nuevos conocimientos, la ciencia avanza en todos sus aspectos, que se traducen a todos los campos, de la organización, de la administración. La atención de la salud está pasando por acentuadas modificaciones, el modelo asistencialista, que atiende en función de las demandas, está adecuándose paulatinamente a las acciones recomendadas por el modelo sanitarista que actúa más intensamente junto a las comunidades y al medio ambiente, promoviendo la salud y previniendo enfermedades. El objetivo de este artículo es reflejar el cambio que se produjo en la filosofía organizacional del sistema de salud de Misiones. Con este fin, primero se conocerán las concepciones de las organizaciones newtonianas y cuánticas, enfocadas desde su origen filosófico. Segundo, se hará referencia al marco jurídico de las erogaciones de gestión del gobierno provincial. Tercero, se analizará la situación socioeconómica de la población de Misiones. Cuarto, se hará referencia al nuevo paradigma de salud. Para finalizar resaltando la implementación definitiva de una concepción holística en el sistema de salud.

  6. Gestion communautaire des ressources naturelles au Bénin (Afrique de l’Ouest : le cas de la vallée du Sitatunga

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    Pricette Dovonou-Vinagbè

    2009-09-01

    réalité, il importe qu’un partenariat soit établi entre les différents acteurs liés à la gestion de la vallée du Sitatunga en particulier et des milieux humides en général : les ONG, l’État et les communautés locales.Bénin, a country in West Africa is actually facing the destruction of its wetlands, especially those in the southern part of the country. The wetlands which their richness in natural resources are important for both human and wildlife are also threatened by many factors. The most important threat is population pressure. Although recognised as Ramsar sites, the destruction continues. In 1995, the Government has decided to create community protected areas in this part of the country. The objective of this research is to understand the main challenges around the community management of wetlands. The case of the Sitatunga valley, in south Bénin has been studied. The methodology used consisted on interviews with stakeholders during a period of 3 months. The results show that, although the good intentions of community management, its practical application is not easy, and reveal many difficulties in its practical application. The site although rich in biodiversity and used as refuge for several species, is regarded as useless even harmful by the bordering populations, which are more worried by their poverty state. The traditions and values formerly allotted to the wetlands almost disappeared and individualism is growing. It is important to take into account all these factors to truly hope to preserve these wetlands. The study shows that management of the wetlands on a Beninese scale is also difficult. Indeed, the government through its structures struggles to coordinate its activities. It is the same for NGOs. The situation is accentuated by the poor relations between NGOs and government institutions which consider each other more as adversaries than as partners. This affects the effectiveness of the undertaken activities. It is then

  7. Comparison of ground truth location of earthquake from InSAR and from ambient seismic noise: A case study of the 1998 Zhangbei earthquake

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    Xie, Jun; Zeng, Xiangfang; Chen, Weiwen; Zhan, Zhongwen

    2011-04-01

    Because ambient seismic noise provides estimated Green's function (EGF) between two sites with high accuracy, Rayleigh wave propagation along the path connecting the two sites is well resolved. Therefore, earthquakes which are close to one seismic station can be well located with calibration extracting from EGF. We test two algorithms in locating the 1998 Zhangbei earthquake, one algorithm is waveform-based, and the other is traveltime-based. We first compute EGF between station ZHB (a station about 40 km away from the epicenter) and five IC/IRIS stations. With the waveform-based approach, we calculate 1D synthetic single-force Green's functions between ZHB and other four stations, and obtain traveltime corrections by correlating synthetic Green's functions with EGFs in period band of 10-30 s. Then we locate the earthquake by minimizing the differential travel times between observed earthquake waveform and the 1D synthetic earthquake waveforms computed with focal mechanism provided by Global CMT after traveltime correction from EGFs. This waveform-based approach yields a location which error is about 13 km away from the location observed with InSAR. With the traveltime-based approach, we begin with measuring group velocity from EGFs as well as group arrival time on observed earthquake waveforms, and then locate the earthquake by minimizing the difference between observed group arrival time and arrival time measured on EGFs. This traveltime-based approach yields accuracy of 3 km, Therefore it is feasible to achieve GT5 (ground truth location with accuracy 5 km) with ambient seismic noises. The less accuracy of the waveform-based approach was mainly caused by uncertainty of focal mechanism.

  8. Site responses based on ambient vibrations and earthquake data: a case study from the meizoseismal area of the 2001 Bhuj earthquake

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    Natarajan, Thulasiraman; Rajendran, Kusala

    2016-08-01

    The 2001 Mw 7.6 earthquake sourced in the Kachchh rift of northwest India led to extensive damage in the city of Bhuj, located ~70 km southwest of its epicenter. The building stock of this densely populated city was a mix of modern, single, and multistoried structures as well as traditional and non-engineered abodes, most of which were not designed to withstand severe shaking effects. Although there was extensive liquefaction and ground failure in the meizoseismal area, they were not observed in Bhuj, but the damage was severe here. In this study, we apply horizontal to vertical spectral ratio method to ambient vibrations (HVSR-AV) to obtain fundamental resonance frequency (f0) and H/V peak amplitude (A0) to examine if site response had any significant role in the observed damage. The patterns of H/V curves as well as spatial distributions of f0 (0.6-1.4 Hz) and A0 (1.5-4.4) suggest absence of any strong impedance contrast within the subsurface. Similar results obtained for ambient vibrations and earthquake signals suggest the efficacy of the HVSR-AV method as most useful for regions of low-level seismicity. The weathered sandstone that is generally exposed in the city represents the resonating layer whose thickness is approximately estimated as ~66-155 m, based on 1D assumption. The current set of available data precludes any quantitative modeling, but our preliminary inference is that site effects were not significant during the 2001 earthquake damage observed in Bhuj.

  9. Quelle organisation territoriale pour une gestion durable des sangliers? Un exemple pyrénéen

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    Yves Poinsot

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available La prolifération des grands ongulés réclame une gestion cynégétique rigoureuse, du fait de l’accroissement des dégâts agricoles et forestiers. Le plan de chasse est piloté à l’échelle d’unités de gestion (UG regroupant quelques dizaines de communes. La territorialité du sanglier impose une gestion intercommunale, illustrée dans le cadre de l’UG 15 (piémont des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, où les configurations écologiques et territoriales favorisent parfois l’émergence de ce niveau supra-communal. Le contraire est aussi observé, en fonction des particularités du découpage communal. On remarque aussi des accords techniques entre équipes de chasseurs pourtant rivales. La pertinence d'un regard géographique sur la gestion sociale de la grande faune est ainsi soulignée.

  10. Licenciamento Ambiental e ampliação da cidadania: o Caso da Hidrelétrica de Tijuco Alto [Environmental Licensing and citizenship increasing: the Tijuco Alto Hydroelectric case

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    Pedro Roberto Jacobi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta uma reflexão sobre as práticas sociais em torno de um conflito ambiental. Busca-se identificar e analisar o contexto das conflituosas relações entre o movimento social e populações atingidas de um lado; e IBAMA (Estado, e CBA/CNEC (Empreendedor do outro, durante o longo processo de licenciamento ambiental do aproveitamento de Tijuco Alto no Estado de São Paulo. O texto se apóia em pesquisas empírica e documental e tem na noção da mudança estrutural da esfera pública de Habermas sua base conceitual da reflexão. A hipótese do estudo é que a democratização traz à cena novos atores sociais portadores de novas demandas, e que a ampliação dos espaços de participação social não foi acompanhada pelo processo de licenciamento ambiental. Um descompasso que se observa entre a experiência desses atores sociais nos espaços de participação política com caráter deliberativo, em muitos deles, com a experiência vivenciada nos processos de licenciamento ambiental. --- Environmental Licensing and citizenship increasing: the Tijuco Alto Hydroelectric case --- Abstract --- This article presents a reflection on social practices around an environmental conflict. It searches to identify and to describe the context of conflicting relations between social movement representing affected people on one side, and state-owned IBAMA (which stands for Brazilian Environment Institute and CBA/NEC (private stakeholders on the other, along the enduring environmental licensing process of the use of Tijuco Alto – SP hydroelectric potential. The writing is based on empirical and documental researches and has as theoretical concept the notion of Habermas’ public sector structural changes. Our hypothesis is that democratization brings to light new social actors with new demands and that the licensing processes did not keep up with the increase of the social participation turns. A gap is seen between the experience of these social

  11. Ambient oxygen promotes tumorigenesis.

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    Ho Joong Sung

    Full Text Available Oxygen serves as an essential factor for oxidative stress, and it has been shown to be a mutagen in bacteria. While it is well established that ambient oxygen can also cause genomic instability in cultured mammalian cells, its effect on de novo tumorigenesis at the organismal level is unclear. Herein, by decreasing ambient oxygen exposure, we report a ∼50% increase in the median tumor-free survival time of p53-/- mice. In the thymus, reducing oxygen exposure decreased the levels of oxidative DNA damage and RAG recombinase, both of which are known to promote lymphomagenesis in p53-/- mice. Oxygen is further shown to be associated with genomic instability in two additional cancer models involving the APC tumor suppressor gene and chemical carcinogenesis. Together, these observations represent the first report directly testing the effect of ambient oxygen on de novo tumorigenesis and provide important physiologic evidence demonstrating its critical role in increasing genomic instability in vivo.

  12. Low shear velocity in a normal fault system imaged by ambient noise cross correlation: The case of the Irpinia fault zone, Southern Italy

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    Vassallo, Maurizio; Festa, Gaetano; Bobbio, Antonella; Serra, Marcello

    2016-06-01

    We extracted the Green's functions from cross correlation of ambient noise recorded at broadband stations located across the Apennine belt, Southern Italy. Continuous records at 26 seismic stations acquired for 3 years were analyzed. We found the emergence of surface waves in the whole range of the investigated distances (10-140 km) with energy confined in the frequency band 0.04-0.09 Hz. This phase reproduces Rayleigh waves generated by earthquakes in the same frequency range. Arrival time of Rayleigh waves was picked at all the couples of stations to obtain the average group velocity along the path connecting the two stations. The picks were inverted in separated frequency bands to get group velocity maps then used to obtain an S wave velocity model. Penetration depth of the model ranges between 12 and 25 km, depending on the velocity values and on the depth of the interfaces, here associated to strong velocity gradients. We found a low-velocity anomaly in the region bounded by the two main faults that generated the 1980, M 6.9 Irpinia earthquake. A second anomaly was retrieved in the southeast part of the region and can be ascribed to a reminiscence of the Adria slab under the Apennine Chain.

  13. Addition of PM2.5 into the National Ambient Air Quality Standards of China and the Contribution to Air Pollution Control: The Case Study of Wuhan, China

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    Mingqing You

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available PM2.5 has gradually become a major environmental problem of China with its rapid economic development, urbanization, and increasing of motor vehicles. Findings and awareness of serious PM2.5 pollution make the PM2.5 a new criterion pollutant of the Chinese National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS revised in 2012. The 2012 NAAQS sets the PM2.5 concentrate limitation with the 24-hour average value and the annual mean value. Wuhan is quite typical among central and southern China in climate, economy, development level, and energy consumption. The data are cited from the official website of Wuhan Environmental Protection Bureau and cover the period from 1 January to 30 June 2013. The data definitely confirm the existence of serious PM2.5 pollution in Wuhan and indicate that the addition of PM2.5 as a criterion pollutant significantly brings down the attainment rate of air quality. The example of Wuhan reveals that local governments should take measures to reduce the emission of PM2.5 if it affects the attainment rate and the performance evaluation value of air quality. The main contribution of 2012 NAAQS is that it brings down the attainment rate of the air quality and forces local governmental officials to take the measures accordingly.

  14. Mujer y medio ambiente

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    Zuluaga Sánchez, Gloria Patricia

    1998-01-01

    El debate sobre mujer y medio ambiente es bastante nuevo y, por lo tanto, aun no hay consenso sobre como abordarlo, ni análisis muy profundos sobre la interacción de estas dos problemáticas tan complejas y que además atraviesan las demás temáticas. Con ello no se quiere negar el importante aporte que se ha hecho en tal sentido, por parte de colectividades y de algunas personas. Selene Herculano y Jacqueline Pitanguy (1993), mencionan que el medio ambiente no es una categoría específica y que ...

  15. The Effect of Seasonal Ambient Temperatures on Fire-Stimulated Germination of Species with Physiological Dormancy: A Case Study Using Boronia (Rutaceae)

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    Auld, Tony D.; Keith, David A.; Hui, Francis K. C.; Ooi, Mark K. J.

    2016-01-01

    Dormancy and germination requirements determine the timing and magnitude of seedling emergence, with important consequences for seedling survival and growth. Physiological dormancy is the most widespread form of dormancy in flowering plants, yet the seed ecology of species with this dormancy type is poorly understood in fire-prone vegetation. The role of seasonal temperatures as germination cues in these habitats is often overlooked due to a focus on direct fire cues such as heat shock and smoke, and little is known about the combined effects of multiple fire-related cues and environmental cues as these are seldom assessed in combination. We aimed to improve understanding of the germination requirements of species with physiological dormancy in fire-prone floras by investigating germination responses across members of the Rutaceae from south eastern Australia. We used a fully factorial experimental design to quantify the individual and combined effects of heat shock, smoke and seasonal ambient temperatures on germination of freshly dispersed seeds of seven species of Boronia, a large and difficult-to-germinate genus. Germination syndromes were highly variable but correlated with broad patterns in seed morphology and phylogenetic relationships between species. Seasonal temperatures influenced the rate and/or magnitude of germination responses in six species, and interacted with fire cues in complex ways. The combined effects of heat shock and smoke ranged from neutral to additive, synergistic, unitive or negative and varied with species, seasonal temperatures and duration of incubation. These responses could not be reliably predicted from the effect of the application of single cues. Based on these findings, fire season and fire intensity are predicted to affect both the magnitude and timing of seedling emergence in wild populations of species with physiological dormancy, with important implications for current fire management practices and for population

  16. La radioactividad ambiental

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    Rafael Núñez-Lagos Roglá

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se explican los conceptos fundamentales relacionados con la radiactividad y se utilizan para describir la radiactividad ambiental. Se explican también los isótopos de largo periodo y las principales familias radioactivas junto con la radiación cósmica y los radionucleidos cosmogénicos.

  17. Dynamique institutionnelle des transferts de gestion dans le corridor Fandriana-Vondrozo

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    Thierry Ganomanana

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Ten years after their creation, the operation of the community-based natural resource management policy named ‘transfert de gestion’ – the 1996 GELOSE law (applied to any kind of natural resources, and the 2001 GCF decree (only applied to forests – remains little understood. The forest corridor linking Ranomafana and Andringitra National Parks has been extended south, and since 2006 the Fandriana-Vondrozo Corridor has been established as a new protected area within the Madagascar Protected Area System. Eighty-two sites of transfert de gestion have been created since 2001 in the Fandriana-Vondrozo Corridor and Randriamahaleo III are managed by local community associations named COBA. Management is determined by law but is locally adapted to each site. We analyze the dynamic of the community forest management system using six variables and 19 modes: year of creation (five modes, legal form of management (two modes, locality (two modes, principal NGO partners (five modes, management objective (two modes, and surface area of the transferred site (three modes. There are four institutions in charge of forest management: local community associations (COBA, which manage the forest in their territory; the Forest Service (Eaux et Forêt representing the State, which controls this management; the commune, the smallest decentralized unit of the State, which manages the whole communal territory including forests; and NGOs, which facilitate the process. In order to investigate institutional tendencies, the sites of transfert de gestion are analyzed using Multiple Correspondence Analysis. The sites are distributed in the first two factorial plans with percentage variance of 18.5 % and 15.8 % according to their objectives: 1 pure conservation, and 2 economic development. Three types of NGO are distinguished by the form and duration of their support to COBA. The NGOs with greatest weight in the process are those which support the transfert de gestion

  18. Les nouveaux modes de gestion de la proximité euromaghrébine

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    Henry, Jean-Robert

    2013-01-01

    La crise dans laquelle est plongé depuis près de cinq ans le système euro-méditerranéen invite à repenser la question des relations euromaghrébines. Celles-ci n’avaient pas été privilégiées ni distinguées par le Processus de Barcelone dont le premier objectif était d’accompagner le processus de paix au Moyen-Orient. Or, toute gestion des rapports entre le Maghreb et l’Europe doit prendre en compte la proximité des sociétés du nord et du sud de la Méditerranée occidentale et leur exceptionnell...

  19. Méthodes de recherche en contrôle de gestion:une approche critique

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    Philippe Lorino

    2008-01-01

    (VF)Dans la recherche en contrôle de gestion, le débat méthodologique s’organise souvent autour d’alternatives binaires peu pertinentes. Dans leur majorité, les travaux s’appuient sur une épistémologie réaliste de l’observation sans biais. Les deux dimensions clés du débat méthodologique sont (1) la référence épistémologique retenue (épistémologie de la vérité et de l’observation versus épistémologie de la signification et de l’enquête collective), (2) la définition de l’objet de recherche (f...

  20. Application cross-plateforme de gestion du parc automobile universitaire ParkOptimizer.

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    LACHACHI, Mohamed Charaf Eddine

    2015-01-01

    A travers ce projet , on a voulu améliorer la gestion du parc automobile universitaire en mettant en place un système informatique qui vise à faciliter la tâche des agents de sécurité dans leurs mission de contrôle des véhicules tout en ayant une coordination avec l’administration, et cela a été rendu possible grâce à un système cross plateforme (Windows, IOS, Android) qu’on a développé dans le but de garantir plus de sécurité au sein du camp...

  1. The influence of ambient light on the driver

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    Klinger, Karsten D.; Lemmer, Uli

    2008-04-01

    Increasingly, cars are fitted with interior ambient lighting which is switched on while driving. This special kind of interior light emphasizes the interior design of the car, it makes a car look special and gives the buyers a new option to personalize their automobiles. But how does ambient interior light influence the driver? We conducted a series of over 50 tests to study the influence of interior ambient light on contrast perception under different illumination levels, colors and positions of the illuminated areas. Our tests show that in many cases the ambient lighting can improve the visual contrast for seeing objects in the headlamp beam. But the test persons mentioned that the tested brightness looked too bright and that they felt glared. The measured values instead proved that no disability glare exists. Therefore, provided that the drivers can adjust the intensity of the ambient light to avoid glare, the ambient light has no negative effect on the drivers' contrast perception.

  2. Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Office of Air and Radiation's (OAR) Ambient Air Quality Data (Current) contains ambient air pollution data collected by EPA, other federal agencies, as well as...

  3. Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Office of Air and Radiation??s (OAR) Ambient Air Quality Data (Current) contains ambient air pollution data collected by EPA, other federal agencies, as well as...

  4. NIF Ambient Vibration Measurements

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    Noble, C.R.; Hoehler, M.S., S.C. Sommer

    1999-11-29

    LLNL has an ongoing research and development project that includes developing data acquisition systems with remote wireless communication for monitoring the vibrations of large civil engineering structures. In order to establish the capability of performing remote sensing over an extended period of time, the researchers needed to apply this technology to a real structure. The construction of the National Ignition Facility provided an opportunity to test the data acquisition system on a large structure to monitor whether the facility is remaining within the strict ambient vibration guidelines. This document will briefly discuss the NIF ambient vibration requirements and summarize the vibration measurements performed during the Spring and Summer of 1999. In addition, a brief description of the sensors and the data acquisition systems will be provided in Appendix B.

  5. NIF Ambient Vibration Measurements

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    LLNL has an ongoing research and development project that includes developing data acquisition systems with remote wireless communication for monitoring the vibrations of large civil engineering structures. In order to establish the capability of performing remote sensing over an extended period of time, the researchers needed to apply this technology to a real structure. The construction of the National Ignition Facility provided an opportunity to test the data acquisition system on a large structure to monitor whether the facility is remaining within the strict ambient vibration guidelines. This document will briefly discuss the NIF ambient vibration requirements and summarize the vibration measurements performed during the Spring and Summer of 1999. In addition, a brief description of the sensors and the data acquisition systems will be provided in Appendix B

  6. Environmental sanitation conditions and health impact: a case-control study Condições de saneamento ambiental e impacto na saúde: um estudo caso-controle

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    Léo Heller

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This epidemiological investigation examines the impact of several environmental sanitation conditions and hygiene practices on diarrhea occurrence among children under five years of age living in an urban area. The case-control design was employed; 997 cases and 999 controls were included in the investigation. Cases were defined as children with diarrhea and controls were randomly selected among children under five years of age. After logistic regression adjustment, the following variables were found to be significantly associated with diarrhea: washing and purifying fruit and vegetables; presence of wastewater in the street; refuse storage, collection and disposal; domestic water reservoir conditions; feces disposal from swaddles; presence of vectors in the house and flooding in the lot. The estimates of the relative risks reached values up to 2.87. The present study revealed the feasibility of developing and implementing an adequate model to establish intervention priorities in the field of environmental sanitation.Esta investigação epidemiológica estuda o impacto das condições de saneamento ambiental e de práticas higiênicas sobre a ocorrência de diarréia entre crianças menores de 5 anos, residentes em uma área urbana. O delineamento caso-controle foi utilizado; 997 casos e 999 controles foram incluidos na investigação. Casos foram definidos como crianças com diarréia e controles foram selecionados, aleatoriamente, entre crianças com menos de 5 anos. Após ajustamento (regressão logística, as seguintes variáveis foram detectadas como significativamente associadas à diarréia: lavar e higienizar frutas e vegetais; presença de água de esgoto na rua; coleta, armazenagem e disposição do lixo; condições dos reservatórios domésticos de água; disposição das fezes de fraldas, presença de vetores nas casas e inundação do lote da casa. As estimativas pontuais do risco relativo alcançaram valores até 2,87. O presente

  7. gestion d'une agence de voyage selon le modele client/serveur avec swing et mySQL

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    BELGACEM, Hicham; BOUAZZA, Mohammed Reda

    2014-01-01

    L’objectif de ce modeste travail est le développement d'une application Client/serveur pour la gestion d’une agence de voyage en se basant sur SWING et MySQL. Dans le premier chapitre de notre rapport nous avons présenté les outils misent en place pour la réalisation de notre application, en commençant par le langage Java utilisés sous Netbeans, MySQL pour la gestion de base de données et phpMyAdmin pour créer la BDD. Le deuxième chapitre est consacré à la présentation de notre...

  8. Développement d’une application de gestion de location de véhicules avec Java RMI

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    BABA AHMED, Farah

    2014-01-01

    Dans ce projet de fin d’études, nous avons réalisé une application de gestion de stock qui permet à une agence de location de voiture la facilité d’accès et de la gestion en temps réel du parc automobile. Cette application a été développé par la méthode Java RMI avec l’approche Client /Serveur et en utilisant l’environnement de développement NetBeans. En terme de complexité, une implémentation orienté objet allégée est optimisée la mise au point, ceci nous a évité toute redondance des inst...

  9. Gestion des connaissances dans le domaine de la dosimétrie en réacteur

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    Royer, Jean-Claude; Chaillot, Mathias; Ermine, Jean-Louis

    1995-01-01

    Cet article décrit le déroulement d'un projet de gestion des connaissances dans le domaine de la dosimétrie en réacteur. La méthodologie employée est d'abord présentée de façon générale. Le cycle d'abstraction qu'elle préconise fait intervenir plusieurs modèles qui sont adaptés aux différents aspects d'un problème de gestion des connaissances. Le déroulement du projet est ensuite détaillé en confrontant ces modèles avec leur mise en application dans un cas réel. Le bilan de ce projet aborde l...

  10. La place de l'audit externe dans la gestion des résultats comptables. Cas des entreprises tunisiennes

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    Zehri, Fatma

    2006-01-01

    Dans cette étude, nous avons tenté de tester empiriquement, un modèle intégrateur de gestion du résultat comptable en se basant sur les apports de la théorie de l'agence et les réflexions sur le gouvernement des entreprises. A coté des hypothèses classiques de la théorie positive, les coûts politiques, la richesse des dirigeants et les clauses contractuelles, nous postulons que la gestion du résultat comptable est associée conjointement à la qualité d'audit externe et à des mécanismes de cont...

  11. LES PUBLICATIONS FRANCAISES EN COMPTABILITE ET CONTROLE DE GESTION SUR LA PERIODE 1994-2003 : UN ETAT DES LIEUX

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    Charreaux, Gérard; Schatt, Alain

    2005-01-01

    International audience Cet article a pour objet de dresser un état des lieux de la production académique française en comptabilité et contrôle de gestion. Il met notamment en évidence, d'une part, les auteurs et les centres de recherche les plus productifs, d'autre part, les chercheurs français les plus influents. Il porte également sur les revues pour évaluer leur influence. Ce travail est fondé sur le recensement des articles publiés en comptabilité et contrôle de gestion dans les quatre...

  12. Décentraliser la gestion de réseaux grâce aux agents mobiles

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    Galtier, Virginie

    1998-01-01

    Stage de DEA. Rapport de stage.; Dans un contexte où les réseaux informatiques et de télécommunications prennent une importance toujours plus critique, la gestion de réseaux devient une activité cruciale. Mais les systèmes inspirés du modèle centralisé de l'OSI et largement utilisés s'adaptent mal aux nouvelles caractéristiques des réseaux actuels (de plus en plus évolutifs). Utiliser les agents mobiles pour décentraliser cette gestion permettrait de gagner en efficacité en distribuant la tâc...

  13. Buone pratiche e Tecnologie Appropriate per la gestione delle risorse idriche ed il risparmio energetico in ambito urbano e rurale

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    Conte, Andrea

    2012-01-01

    Questa tesi di dottorato tratta il tema delle Tecnologie Appropriate e delle Buone Pratiche per la gestione delle risorse idriche ed il risparmio energetico nell’ambito dell’abitato urbano e rurale. Viene fatta una breve panoramica sulle principali teorie e metodologie che fino ad oggi hanno fatto da linee guida per la progettazione sostenibile e il corretto utilizzo delle risorse. Questa visione d'insieme servirà per esprimere delle valutazioni e trovare dei comuni dominatori per proporr...

  14. Apoio multicritério à decisão como subsídio à gestão ambiental: o caso da Aggreko Brasil Application of a multicriteria decision method to support environmental management: Aggreko - Brazil - case study

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    Damaris Paoli

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Os impactos negativos relacionados à degradação ambiental levaram à formulação do paradigma do desenvolvimento sustentável. Os ambientes corporativos, pressionados pela sociedade, buscam, por meio da implementação de Sistemas de Gestão Ambiental (SGA, este novo modelo de desenvolvimento. O objetivo principal deste trabalho é apresentar um caso de decisão metodológica, que prioriza opções de alternativas. Foi utilizado o método Tomada de Decisão Interativa Multicritério (TODIM como uma das ferramentas de decisão Multicritério. O estudo de caso focaliza uma filial de empresa multinacional localizada no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, que oferece soluções de energia temporária e sistemas de controle de temperatura. Foram selecionados oito funcionários de diferentes setores da empresa para a ponderação das alternativas, de acordo com os diferentes critérios qualitativos. Foi demonstrado que existem conflitos de opinião em relação à priorização das alternativas. Isso ocorreu devido à interdependência das alternativas e porque os diferentes atores visualizam o problema com perspectivas diferentes e têm interesses diversos. Os resultados mostraram que a principal alternativa, segundo a maioria dos atores, é a implementação de um programa de educação ambiental para evitar desperdícios e informar/conscientizar os empregados sobre as questões ambientais. Em segundo lugar, foi escolhido um plano para contenção de derrames.The negative impacts related to environmental degradation have led to the formulation of the sustainable development paradigm. Business environments, pressured by society seek this new development model through the implementation of environmental management systems. The main objective of this paper is to present a decisionmaking methodological framework, which prioritizes alternative options. The TODIM (Interactive Multicriteria Decision Making method was used as one of the Multicriteria Decision

  15. Ambiente il nostro futuro

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    Canigiani, Franca

    2016-01-01

    L’ambiente è il quadro di vita, la casa comune, il patrimonio di base delle società umane – scriveva un indimenticabile maestro della geografia italiana: Giuseppe Barbieri. Due gli avvenimenti che nel 2015 hanno segnato il passo dell’umanità sulla strada di una più matura coscienza ambientale, fino a comprendere che è necessario e urgente prendersi cura della Terra: primo, la pubblicazione della lettera enciclica di papa Francesco, Laudato si’ sulla cura della casa comune, straordinario saggi...

  16. AOX y medio ambiente.

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    Riva Juan, Mª del Carmen; López Ribas, David

    1996-01-01

    Los productos organohalogenados son muy utilizados por la industria y su presencia en el medio ambiente está siendo controlada. En los últimos años se han desarrollado varias técnicas de detección, siendo desde finales de los 80 los AOX (adsorbable organic halogens) uno de los parámetros sobre los que se han realizado más estudios. En muchos paises de la Unión Europea y en E.E.U.U. de América, la presencia de compuestos organohalogenados en aguas continentales y suelos está legislada indicand...

  17. Arquitectura y medio ambiente

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    Saura Carulla, Magdalena

    2003-01-01

    La arquitectura y la planificación son el resultado de una integración ponderada de conocimientos técnicos y una multiplicidad de aspectos relacionados con el conocimiento natural y social. En este trabajo el autor propone, desde el ámbito de las ciencias del medio ambiente, diversos planteamientos teóricos y prácticos relacionados con la arquitectura y el urbanismo. El conocimiento de la naturaleza de los sistemas naturales y de los sistemas ecosociales permite al diseñador aplicar un marco ...

  18. Crisis ambiental y cristianismo

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    Felipe Cárdenas

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el artículo se identifican y reconocen algunas opciones que se pueden desarrollar en el cristianismo en relación con la problemática ambiental. Se aborda el dilema bíblico suscitado por interpretaciones antiecológicas y ecológicas. Con base en una lectura de la Biblia, de testimonios cristianos, y en una rememoria de estructuras institucionales, como la parroquia, se analiza el valor que tiene el mensaje cristiano en lo referido a la mitigación de la crisis ambiental.This article identifies and recognizes some options that can be developed in Christianity in relation to the environmental problem. It starts by analyzing the biblical dilemma provoked by both ecological and antiecological interpretations. Based on a reading of the Bible, testimonies from Christians and with a rememory of institutional structures, like the parish, the valué of the Christian message for mitigating the environmental crisis is analyzed.

  19. ÉVALUATION ÉCONOMIQUE DES PLANS DE GESTION PISCICOLE.

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    ARMAND C.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available En France, la gestion de la pêche en eau douce est généralement confiée aux associations de pêcheurs qui agissent sous le contrôle de l’Etat. Le Conseil Supérieur de la Pêche a développé une méthode synthétique d’élaboration de plans de gestion piscicole qui favorisent la reproduction naturelle et le maintien des populations sauvages. Ces plans s’appuient sur des opérations de protection des habitats et de restauration du milieu dont il convient d’évaluer la rentabilité sociale. Ce qui conduit à estimer la valeur du poisson sauvage (c’est à dire né dans le milieu naturel, de parents eux-mêmes sauvages. Cette valeur intègre deux composantes principales, une valeur d’usage qui dérive de la pratique de la pêche et une valeur de non-usage qui découle de son existence même et qui intéresse une population plus vaste que celle des seuls pêcheurs. Les bénéfices potentiels engendrés par la présence de poissons sauvages sont estimés par la méthode d’évaluation contingente. Les résultats empiriques sont basés sur un échantillon de 1 629 pêcheurs qui ont participé à une enquête postale. Le Consentement A Payer (CAP pour le poisson sauvage est une fonction croissante du revenu, de la valeur du matériel et de la distance parcourue pour pêcher. De plus on note que les amateurs de brochets et de truites (espèces repères de l’étude ainsi que ceux qui pêcheraient plus souvent s’il y avait du poisson sauvage ont, toutes choses égales, par ailleurs un CAP plus élevé. La valeur moyenne du CAP varie selon le modèle retenu de 50 F à 100 F par pêcheur et par an. Ce CAP correspond à un concept de valeur totale qui inclut une composante de valeur d’usage et de valeur de non-usage. Certains pêcheurs sont prêts à payer sans pour autant marquer une préférence pour la pêche au poisson sauvage. Leur CAP est associé à une valeur de non-usage et correspond à la valeur d’existence du poisson

  20. Smooth bumps in H/V curves over a broad area from single-station ambient noise recordings are meaningful and reveal the importance of Q in array processing: The Boumerdes (Algeria) case

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    Guillier, B.; Chatelain, J.-L.; Hellel, M.; Machane, D.; Mezouer, N.; Ben Salem, R.; Oubaiche, E. H.

    2005-12-01

    Single-station H/V curves from ambient noise recordings in Boumerdes (Algeria) show smooth bumps around 1 and 3 Hz. A complementary microtremor study, based on two 34 and 134-meter aperture arrays, evidences that these bumps are indeed real peaks produced by two strong VS contrasts at 37 and 118 meters depth, strongly smoothed by very high S-wave attenuation in the two sedimentary layers. These two H/V bumps, observed over a broad area, are meaningful and reveal the importance of Q in S-wave velocity modeling from microtremor array data processing. It also appears that Tertiary rocks should be, at least in some cases, taken into account, together with the Quaternary sediments, to explain single-station H/V frequency peaks, and therefore that considering only the first 30 m of soil for VS amplification evaluation, as usually recommended, sometimes leads to flaky results by artificially eliminating non-explained low-frequency peaks from the analysis.

  1. Participation et gestion dans les parcs nationaux de montagne : approches anglo-saxonnes

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    Stéphane Héritier

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available L’implication du public est devenue l’un des éléments clé des politiques de conservation dans le monde. Cet article a pour objectif de proposer une analyse générale dans quatre pays ayant établi des parcs nationaux de manière très précoce, souvent en opposition avec les populations locales ou autochtones. Depuis les années 1970, la participation publique est devenue une pratique commune dans la gestion des parcs nationaux, même si elle revêt des réalités très variables. Cet article analyse les tendances générales de la participation (notamment au niveau des dispositifs dans les pratiques de gestion des parcs nationaux, qui sont généralement considérées comme des réussites en termes de pratiques politiques ou de gouvernance et qui sont souvent présentées comme des modes d’élaboration de démocratie délibérative. L’analyse utilisant les différents niveaux scalaires tend à montrer au contraire que les dispositifs de participation publique peuvent aussi fragmenter les parties prenantes et rendre plus difficile la constitution efficace d’une coalition d’acteurs.Public involvement has become a key concept in conservation management worldwide. This paper intends to give an overview on four countries known to have established national parks for over a century, and often in clearing the land from previous ‘indigenous’ or local occupation. Since the seventies, public participation has become a common practice in parks’ management, even if reality does not fit always perfectly with theory. The paper analyses general trends of public participation in parks management practices, which are most often considered as a successful governance policies by most authors, and is also considered as a way to build participative democracy. The analysis using the level of scale intends to show that public participation can also fragment the stakeholders, making really difficult the emergence of any efficient coalition of

  2. Types for BioAmbients

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    Sara Capecchi

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available The BioAmbients calculus is a process algebra suitable for representing compartmentalization, molecular localization and movements between compartments. In this paper we enrich this calculus with a static type system classifying each ambient with group types specifying the kind of compartments in which the ambient can stay. The type system ensures that, in a well-typed process, ambients cannot be nested in a way that violates the type hierarchy. Exploiting the information given by the group types, we also extend the operational semantics of BioAmbients with rules signalling errors that may derive from undesired ambients' moves (i.e. merging incompatible tissues. Thus, the signal of errors can help the modeller to detect and locate unwanted situations that may arise in a biological system, and give practical hints on how to avoid the undesired behaviour.

  3. Types for BioAmbients

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    Capecchi, Sara; 10.4204/EPTCS.19.7

    2010-01-01

    The BioAmbients calculus is a process algebra suitable for representing compartmentalization, molecular localization and movements between compartments. In this paper we enrich this calculus with a static type system classifying each ambient with group types specifying the kind of compartments in which the ambient can stay. The type system ensures that, in a well-typed process, ambients cannot be nested in a way that violates the type hierarchy. Exploiting the information given by the group types, we also extend the operational semantics of BioAmbients with rules signalling errors that may derive from undesired ambients' moves (i.e. merging incompatible tissues). Thus, the signal of errors can help the modeller to detect and locate unwanted situations that may arise in a biological system, and give practical hints on how to avoid the undesired behaviour.

  4. Etude de stratégies de gestion en temps réel pour des bâtiments énergétiquement performants

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    Robillart, Maxime

    2015-01-01

    Dans l'objectif de réduire les consommations énergétiques des bâtiments et de diminuer leur impact sur le réseau électrique, il est utile de disposer de stratégies de gestion énergétique en temps réel. Il s'agit en effet d'un verrou clé dans la perspective des réseaux intelligents (« smart grids ») et des programmes de gestion de la demande (« demand response »). Cette thèse propose ainsi le développement de stratégies de gestion en temps réel du chauffage électrique d'un bâtiment énergétique...

  5. Description d'un processus de debureaucratisation de l'appareil administratif etatique au moyen de differentes techniques de gestion des ressources humaines

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    Thibault DUVILLIER

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Le but de cet exposé1 consiste à expliquer un processus de débureaucratisation de l'appareil administratif étatique au moyen de techniques de gestion des Ressources humaines. Pour ce faire, il convient de s'entendre sur le concept de bureaucratie autant que sur celui de gestion des Ressources humaines. En disséquant une organisation définie comme bureaucratique en ses diverses composantes, nous pourrons ainsi mieux émettre des pistes de débureaucratisation. Précisément, les différentes techniques de gestion des Ressources humaines dont je ferai état ici permettront de faciliter le changement organisationnel souhaité.

  6. Investigations autour du potentiel stratégique du contrôle de gestion : réflexions théoriques, empiriques et exploratoires

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    Wegmann, Grégory

    2009-01-01

    Le contrôle de gestion est une discipline qui a beaucoup évolué à partir de la fin des années 1980, notamment sous l'impulsion des auteurs américains Johnson et Kaplan. Notre mémoire est construit autour des dimensions stratégiques du contrôle de gestion. Nous nous interrogeons sur la pertinence du concept de contrôle de gestion stratégique dans sa capacité à promouvoir des réflexions et des travaux théoriques, empiriques et instrumentaux susceptibles d'enrichir l'articulation du contrôle de ...

  7. Ambient mass spectrometry imaging

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    Janfelt, Christian; Nørgaard, Asger W

    2012-01-01

    Easy ambient sonic spray ionization (EASI) and desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) were used for imaging of a number of samples, including sections of rat brain and imprints of plant material on porous Teflon. A novel approach termed Displaced Dual-mode Imaging was utilized for the direct...... comparison of the two methods: Images were recorded with the individual rows alternating between EASI and DESI, yielding a separate image for each technique recorded under perfectly similar conditions on the same sample. EASI works reliably for imaging of all samples, but the choice of spray solvent and flow...... rate is more critical in tissue imaging with EASI than with DESI. The overall sensitivity of EASI is, in general, slightly lower than that of DESI, and the representation of the dynamic range is different in images of the two techniques for some samples. However, for abundant compounds, EASI works well...

  8. MEIO AMBIENTE E DESENVOLVIMENTO

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    Suely Salgueiro Chacon; Daniel Rodriguez de Carvalho Pinheiro; Francisco Correia de Oliveira; Elizabeth Castelo Branco de Souza

    2009-01-01

    O objetivo deste artigo é resgatar elementos para subsidiar uma reflexão crítica sobre o modelo de desenvolvimento econômico prevalente na sociedade e as relações com o meio ambiente, sob a ameaça que ronda o destino da espécie humana, conforme afirmação de Lovelock (2006, p. 20) sobre o conceito de desenvolvimento sustentável: “uma ideia adorável se a tivéssemos aplicado 200 anos atrás, quando havia um bilhão de pessoas no mundo. Agora é tarde demais. Não há mais espaço para nenhum tipo de d...

  9. Reforma constitucional y ambiente

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    Teodoro Bustamante

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available América Latina está atravesada por una ola de reformas constitucionales. Sus causas, las expectativas que ellas despiertan, los riesgos que se han asociado al proceso de lucha política en su entorno, son temas de un análisis fundamentalmente político; pero hay algunos aspectos en los cuales ese debate tiene una directa repercusión sobre el tema ambiental. En el caso del Ecuador, esto se refleja en el hecho de que una de las innovaciones que se proponen, se refieren a una nueva forma de abordar los temas ambientales, básicamente se establecen Derechos de la Naturaleza.

  10. Apoio multicritério à decisão como subsídio à gestão ambiental: o caso da Aggreko Brasil Application of a multicriteria decision method to support environmental management: Aggreko - Brazil - case study

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    Damaris Paoli; Luzia Alice Ferreira de Moraes

    2011-01-01

    Os impactos negativos relacionados à degradação ambiental levaram à formulação do paradigma do desenvolvimento sustentável. Os ambientes corporativos, pressionados pela sociedade, buscam, por meio da implementação de Sistemas de Gestão Ambiental (SGA), este novo modelo de desenvolvimento. O objetivo principal deste trabalho é apresentar um caso de decisão metodológica, que prioriza opções de alternativas. Foi utilizado o método Tomada de Decisão Interativa Multicritério (TODIM) como uma das f...

  11. CCN activation of ambient and "synthetic ambient" urban aerosol

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    Burkart, Julia; Reischl, Georg; Steiner, Gerhard; Bauer, Heidi; Leder, Klaus; Kistler, Magda; Puxbaum, Hans; Hitzenberger, R.

    2013-05-01

    In this study, the Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN) activation properties of the urban aerosol in Vienna, Austria, were investigated in a long term (11 month) field study. Filter samples of the aerosol below 100 nm were taken in parallel to these measurements, and later used to generate "synthetic ambient" aerosols. Activation parameters of this "synthetic ambient" aerosol were also obtained. Hygroscopicity parameters κ [1] were calculated both for the urban and the "synthetic ambient" aerosol and also from the chemical composition. Average κ for the "synthetic ambient" aerosol ranged from 0.20 to 0.30 with an average value of 0.24, while the κ from the chemical composition of this "synthetic ambient" aerosol was significantly higher (average 0.43). The full results of the study are given elsewhere [2,3].

  12. Gestion Technique Centralisée en Génie Climatique

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    Pepinster, P

    1999-01-01

    Il y a une quinzaine d'années, la Division ST a introduit sur les équipements de chauffage et de climatisation du CERN, des systèmes de contrôle locaux à microprocesseur en lieu et place des chaînes de régulation devenues obsolètes. Adoptée dans une volonté d'évolution technologique et dans une démarche de rationalisation des dépenses d'énergie, cette technique s'est répandue sur les différents sites du Laboratoire au fil des années. Depuis les applications de confort climatique dans les bâtiments tertiaires, jusqu'au conditionnement d'air des accélérateurs et des expériences, en passant par l'autocontrôle des chaufferies centrales, ces 'Unités de Traitement Locales' (UTL) sont aujourd'hui interconnectées en un système de Gestion Technique Centralisée d'environ 140 sous-stations. L'objet du document est de présenter la structure actuelle de ce système GTC, d'en montrer les possibilités et l'intérêt dans son exploitation quotidienne au CERN, et d'aborder ses évolutions futures.

  13. Description d'un processus de debureaucratisation de l'appareil administratif etatique au moyen de differentes techniques de gestion des ressources humaines

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    Thibault DUVILLIER

    2000-01-01

    Le but de cet exposé1 consiste à expliquer un processus de débureaucratisation de l'appareil administratif étatique au moyen de techniques de gestion des Ressources humaines. Pour ce faire, il convient de s'entendre sur le concept de bureaucratie autant que sur celui de gestion des Ressources humaines. En disséquant une organisation définie comme bureaucratique en ses diverses composantes, nous pourrons ainsi mieux émettre des pistes de débureaucratisation. Précisément, les différentes techni...

  14. Réforme de la gestion publique d’une logique de moyens à une logique de performance : application au cas de l’Algérie

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    KISSI, Fadia

    2015-01-01

    Il y a plus de 25 ans, l’augmentation de la contrainte budgétaire, les transformations de l’environnement économique et, surtout, l’obligation de contrôler les dépenses publiques ont conduit plus des deux tiers des pays de L’OCDE (organisation de coopération et de développement économique) à réformer la gestion publique et le fonctionnement des administrations. Ce mouvement de réforme a des appellations diverses « la nouvelle gestion publique », « la nouvelle gouvernance financière »...

  15. Validating Firewalls in Mobile Ambients

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    Nielson, Flemming; Nielson, Hanne Riis; Hansen, René Rydhof;

    1999-01-01

    The ambient calculus is a calculus of computation that allows active processes (mobile ambients) to move between sites. A firewall is said to be protective whenever it denies entry to attackers not possessing the required passwords. We devise a polynomial time algorithm for rejecting proposed...

  16. Foro Ambiental : CEDENMA, Asamblea Constituyente

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    Anne-Lise Naizot

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumen de la Mesa redonda: Orientaciones de la nueva Constitución ecuatoriana en materia ambiental: ¿avances o retrocesos en relación con el marco político y filosófico ambiental vigente en algunos países de la región?

  17. L'ingénierie des connaissances, entre science de l'information et science de gestion

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    Charlet, Jean

    2004-01-01

    Dans cet article, nous voulons expliciter et analyser les méthodes de l'ingénierie des connaissances. Nous voulons aussi étudier la position des outils de l'ingénierie des connaissances par rapport à l'organisation et aux sciences de gestion. Pour cela, nous pensons qu'il est nécessaire de revenir sur les fondements des systèmes à base de connaissances issus de l'ingénierie des connaissances et de l'intelligence artificielle pour positionner l'ingénierie des connaissances au sein des sciences...

  18. Efficience de la gestion du risque handicap : une typologie des prestations servies aux personnes handicapées

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    Cros-Courtial, Marie-Louise; Boureille, Bernard; Perrin, Jannick; Vennin, Françoise; Vericel, Marc

    1993-01-01

    Rapport de recherche intermédiaire sur l'évaluation du coût de la gestion du handicap réalisé à la demande du Centre National d'Etudes Supérieures de la Sécurité Sociale. Il s'agissait de recenser l'ensemble des avantages directs et indirects dont bénéficient les handicapés en matière de protection sociale et de chiffrer le coût global de ces avantages pour la collectivité en précisant les flux financiers auxquels ils donnent lieu.

  19. Nouvelle gouvernance à l’hôpital : recomposition de l’organisation et gestion des ressources humaines

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    Crozet, Paul; Kaaniche, Asma; Lienard, Jean

    2011-01-01

    La présente recherche de nature exploratoire vise à analyser le processus en cours de recomposition de la structure hospitalière et son impact sur la gestion des ressources humaines.Elle repose sur un dispositif de recherche, original, qui associe au sein du CHU d’Amiens- un praticien, cadre dirigeant, coordonnateur de pôle, chargé de concevoir et mettre en œuvre la politique ressources humaines,- un observatrice participante, affectée à temps complet au sein de la Direction des Affaires Géné...

  20. Mise en place d'un concept de gestion documentaire pour l'Association genevoise des malentendants (AGM)

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    Chanson, Fanny; Rezzonico, Ariane

    2012-01-01

    Nous avons été mandatés par l’Association Genevoise des Malentendants afin d’élaborer un concept de pôle d’information documentaire sur la surdité. Les objectifs avaient pour buts principaux l’organisation de la documentation en proposant des outils documentaires adéquats pour la gestion et le traitement de l’information. Le travail débute avec un état des lieux de l’association, présentant ses activités et ses différentes ressources. De plus, une analyse des besoins des collaboratrices de l’...

  1. Thermal explosion in oscillating ambient conditions

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    Novozhilov, Vasily

    2016-07-01

    Thermal explosion problem for a medium with oscillating ambient temperature at its boundaries is considered. This is a new problem in thermal explosion theory, not previously considered in a distributed system formulation, but important for combustion and fire science. It describes autoignition of wide range of fires (such as but not limited to piles of biosolids and other organic matter; storages of munitions, explosives, propellants) subjected to temperature variations, such as seasonal or day/night variation. The problem is considered in formulation adopted in classical studies of thermal explosion. Critical conditions are determined by frequency and amplitude of ambient temperature oscillations, as well as by a number of other parameters. Effects of all the parameters on critical conditions are quantified. Results are presented for the case of planar symmetry. Development of thermal explosion in time is also considered, and a new type of unsteady thermal explosion development is discovered where thermal runaway occurs after several periods of temperature oscillations within the medium.

  2. Aspectos computacionais do ambiente IMAGUS

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    Raabe, André Luís Alice; Giraffa, Lúcia Maria Martins

    2000-01-01

    Este artigo apresenta a descrição do ambiente IMAGUS enfatizando aspectos da implementação do protótipo do ambiente. O IMAGUS permite a construção de materiais com fins pedagógicos que se utilizam de vídeos acessado via Internet. O protótipo foi desenvolvido para validar a arquitetura proposta para o ambiente. São apresentadas as soluções a nível de modelagem e a implementação do protótipo baseada na utilização da interface Java Media Framework

  3. Nuove Tecnologie per il Monitoraggio e la Gestione dei giardini storici

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    Maurizio Romani

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available ItSotto la spinta dei cambiamenti socio-economici e di significativi progressi tecnici, la gestione dei giardini storici e degli spazi verdi in genere, sta vivendo un periodo di forte cambiamento ed evoluzione. Nel tentativo di razionalizzare l’uso delle risorse naturali e umane, nascono nuovi servizi che fanno intravedere la necessità di creare specifiche figure professionali, in grado di colmare in tempi rapidi il divario tra le potenzialità applicative offerte dalle nuove tecnologie e le diverse realtà operative, ancora legate all’uso di pratiche e metodologie tradizionali. Anche nel settore dei giardini e dei parchi storici è giunto il momento di approfondire i temi relativi alla loro conservazione e valorizzazione, che oggi sono strettamente legati a una concreta sostenibilità economica e ambientale delle pratiche di gestione e di promozione. Queste considerazioni sono state alla base di una serie di iniziative e di progetti promossi a livello nazionale ed europeo, che, grazie all’integrazione di strumenti ICT, SMART-Sensors e IA, in alcuni casi si sono concretizzati nella realizzazione di metodologie e soluzioni di grande interesse operativo.Le procedure e i criteri presentati in questo articolo sono il risultato dell’attività di ricerca e trasferimento tecnologico condotta dal CNR-IBIMET di Firenze negli ultimi dieci anni. Già nella sua versione prototipale, il sistema proposto mostra tutte le sue potenzialità di monitoraggio e supporto alle attività gestionali e manutentive degli spazi verdi, aprendo la strada a una progressiva automazione e virtualizzazione delle procedure (creazione di scenari, elementi essenziali per la successiva valorizzazione e promozione del bene a livello sociale e culturale.In particolare, oltre allo schema logico del sistema, si discutono alcune tra le funzioni di monitoraggio di maggiore interesse (disponibilità idrica, stato fitosanitario e fenologia, evidenziando quali siano i vantaggi

  4. Gestion des déchets dangereux et responsabilité sociale des firmes

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    Faouzi Bensebaa

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Prenant les déchets électriques et électroniques comme terrain d’observation, cette recherche étudie les fondements du commerce illégal de déchets dangereux des pays développés vers les PED. En effet, malgré la multiplication des législations, le problème des déchets dans les pays développés, loin d’être traité en amont, l’est en grande partie en aval par leur délocalisation dans les PED. Les deux lectures proposées, économique et institutionnelle, permettent de montrer comment les contraintes de coût de gestion des déchets dans les pays développés conjuguées à l’imperfection et à la non-application des législations conduisent à des comportements socialement irresponsables. À partir de là, l’implication des parties prenantes est suggérée comme solution pour éliminer ce type de comportements.Based on the analysis of the waste electrical and electronic equipments (WEEE, the research investigates the motivations for the illegal cross-border trade in hazardous wastes from developed countries to developing countries. Although many developed countries have implemented waste shipment regulations, they are passing the risks and costs of E-waste to developing countries. Indeed, E-waste is often sent for recycling and refurbishing in developing countries. The two-side proposed approach (i.e. economical and institutional suggests that both the cost for firms to comply with increasing regulations and the imperfect implementation of regulatory restrictions lead to socially irresponsible behaviours. An increasing and better involvement of stakeholders may be put forward as a solution.

  5. Gestion des externalités environnementales dans le bassin minier du Nord – Pas de Calais : une approche en termes de proximité

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    Gwénaël Letombe

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Cet article a pour objet l’application des catégories conceptuelles de la proximité à la problématique de gestion des externalités environnementales. Le cas d’étude est celui d’une zone d’ancienne industrialisation en reconversion – le bassin minier du Nord – Pas de Calais – soumise à un passif environnemental spécifique. Nous tentons de montrer que l’incertitude inhérente aux externalités induit, en premier lieu, une certaine faiblesse des proximités organisées, puis la construction de formes de proximités particulières, passant par des dispositifs régulatoires innovants. Le contenu de ces proximités, leur efficacité, leur lien avec la dynamique économique territoriale, sont analysés successivement.Managing the environmental externalities of the Nord – Pas de Calais coal field : a tentative approach in terms of proximity. The purpose of this article is to explore how the conceptual categories used in the proximity approach can be applied to such issues as the management of environmental externalities. The case study is the Nord – Pas de Calais coal field, a formerly industrial area. Consequently, we focus on the specific environmental damages in this area which is currently undergoing reconversion. The aim of this paper is to show that the uncertainty which is inherent to externalities induces some degree of weakness on the part of “organised proximities” at first, then the setting-up of specific forms of proximity via innovative regulatory tools. The contents of those proximities, their efficiency and their relevance to the local economic dynamics will be analysed successively.

  6. Environment. Chapter 5; Medio ambiente. Capitulo 5

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    Martin del Castillo, Carlos [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2009-07-01

    In this chapter it is mentioned the concern for the care of the environment in Mexico by prominent foreign and Mexican scientists who impelled the creation of a Forest Law. The ecological policies for the conservation of natural resources that cause a sustainable development in Mexico are commented; it is described what the environmental infrastructure consists of; the case of trash handling is analyzed and the Chapter concludes with the relationship of the environment, the climatic change, the infrastructure and the planning. [Spanish] En este capitulo se menciona la preocupacion por el cuidado del medio ambiente en Mexico, por prominentes cientificos extranjeros y mexicanos que impulsaron la creacion de una Ley Forestal. Se comentan las politicas ecologicas para la conservacion de recursos naturales que propicien un desarrollo sustentable en Mexico; se describe en que consiste la infraestructura ambiental; se analiza el caso del manejo de la basura y; se concluye con la relacion del medio ambiente, el cambio climatico, la infraestructura y la planeacion.

  7. Environmental management and costs of construction wastes; Gestion ambiental e internalizacion sectorial de los costes medioambientales de los residuos de construccion y demolicion

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    1999-07-01

    The majority of the construction waste could consider in their origin like inert. However, the abandon of many buildings and installations, the practices of intensive demolition, and the not separation in origin of the residuals generated in the diverse phases of the works, assure a variable level of contamination in the majority of the loads that the works leave from by containing materials and toxic and dangerous products. (Author)

  8. La gestione integrata delle malerbe: un approccio sostenibile per il contenimento delle perdite di produzione e la salvaguardia dell’ambiente

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    Giuseppe Zanin

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The main issue that European agriculture is facing is related to maintaining and if possible increasing yields while reducing inputs - especially pesticides, including herbicides. Society is paying increasing attention to the quality of products as well as to the sustainability of the productive system. Control of weeds is necessary to achieve economically acceptable yields. The main tool is chemical weed control. This practice spread quickly after its introduction, due its efficacy and simplicity, but it also generated a series of agronomic and environmental issues. One of the solutions to maintain yields, while reducing herbicide use is the adoption of the Integrated Weed Management (IWM. IWM is based on the knowledge of weeds and their response to cropping practices, weed-crop competitive relationships and chemical and non-chemical means of control. IWM has had a quite remarkable success among researchers, politicians and public opinion, but has rarely been applied by farmers. The limited implementation of this management approach may have different explanations: i IWM is more complex than conventional management as it requires greater skill and is more time consuming; ii there is a lack of financial support and demonstration farms, necessary to convince the farmers to adopt it; iii IWM is considered riskier than conventional management; iv research has not succeeded in transferring scientific knowledge to the productive systems.The paper includes an analysis of several examples of IWM application in Italy in recent years (development of decision support systems, predictive models, formation of GIRE (Italian Herbicide Resistance Working Group with the objective of defining their benefits and drawbacks and finding new solutions for the future. It is also underlined that the main difficulty in IWM development is the lack of integration between means of control and proactive agronomic practices that are suitable to prevent the spread and evolution of weeds in the fields.

  9. Companies and environmental management in the social corporative responsibility framework; Empresas y gestion ambiental en el marco de la responsabilidad social corporative

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    Duran Romero, G.

    2009-07-01

    With the aim of reaching a sustainable path, companies have adopted initiatives in order to get other objectives not only economics but also ecological and social ones. These are inherent values to its management and are part of the corporate social responsibility. In this global, opened and sustainable context the firms play an important role encouraging social goals. This implies to change towards a more sustainable consumption and production pattern, establish new policies and to innovate for obtaining not only more profits but to improve the quality of life. (Author) 54 refs.

  10. Environmental management in the company. Responsibilities of producers and consumers; La gestion ambiental en la empresa. Responsabilidades de productores y consumidores

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    Gomez Orea, D.

    2009-07-01

    The article presents the concept of environmental management and the instruments with which it operates. It points at the behavior of the socioeconomic agents: producers and consumers, as principal persons in charge of the environmental problems. It presents the systems normalized of environmental management in the company and the ecological labelling of products (ecological marketing) as way of improving the above mentioned behavior and of advancing towards the production and the most sustainable consumption. It defines the above mentioned systems and labelling and describes his legal regulation and the methodology to implement them. Also he presents another interesting instrument of environmental management: the wastes sac. And it finishes with a brief allusion to the current situation in Spain. (Author) 23 refs.

  11. Ambiente juvenil: discurso ambiental entre jóvenes universitarios

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    Quinn-Anderson, William C.

    2008-01-01

    Esta tesis pretende hacer una aportación al conocimiento del medio ambiente del occidente de México, específicamente de la zona metropolitana de Guadalajara, a partir del estudio de la cultura ambiental manifestada en el discurso de los jóvenes universitarios del ITESO. La apuesta es que puede ser provechoso considerar dentro del concepto de “medio ambiente” no solamente componentes bióticos y abióticos, sino también elementos socioculturales como cultura y significado. Es evidente que hay in...

  12. La gestion des galères de Savoie. 1560-1637. Aspects administratifs et comptables

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    Michel Bottin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Charles III duc de Savoie se retrouve après une série de défaites contre les Bernois et contre François I pratiquement dépouillé de ses Etats. A sa mort en 1553 il n’est plus maître que de Nice et de Verceil dans le nord du Piémont. L’Etat savoyard est sur le point de disparaître. La difficile succession revient à son fils Emmanuel Philibert. Le nouveau duc est alors lieutenant de Philippe II dans la guerre qu’il mène contre les Français. Le 10  août 1557 il gagne une bataille décisive à Saint-Quentin. La paix du Cateau-Cambrésis qui clôt cette guerre en 1559 permet à Emmanuel Philibert de recouvrer ses Etats. C’est avec une ambition nouvelle que le duc reprend le pouvoir. Il rêve de bâtir un Etat moderne et efficace pour servir une diplomatie ambitieuse. Celle-ci passe par une présence sur la scène méditerranéenne occidentale où se déroule depuis le début du siècle un conflit majeur entre les puissances chrétiennes et l’Empire ottoman. Les incidents sont permanents et chaque campagne annuelle se termine par une formidable bataille navale opposant  deux voire trois cents galères. Année après année les Turcs progressent. Le duc souhaite mettre son poids de puissance moyenne dans la balance et devenir ainsi un allié privilégié de l’Espagne. Pour cela il lui faut des galères et un port bien protégé pour les abriter. C’est-à-dire beaucoup d’argent. La rénovation fiscale qu’il entreprend et une bonne gestion des droits indirects permettront de faire cet effort. Le budget des galères occupe ainsi une place non négligeable dans les finances de l’Etat. Autant dire que le poste est surveillé. Préoccupation centrale du duc la gestion des galères doit être sans défaut.Les comptes des galères permettent de juger cette gestion pendant un demi siècle, sous Emmanuel Philibert d’abord puis sous le règne de son fils Charles Emmanuel I (1580-1630. La présente étude ne porte pas sur l

  13. Conhecimento, interdisciplinaridade e Psicologia Ambiental

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    Ombretta Romice

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Responde às questões - como os métodos da Psicologia Ambiental devem ser discutidos em um enquadramento interdisciplinar; a Psicologia Ambiental pede alguma abordagem metodológica especial; como a intervenção ambiental é determinada pela interdisciplinaridade; quais são estas disciplinas e como elas se relacionam entre si - baseando-se em experiências profissionais como orientador em um projeto com comunidade, com habitação popular e exclusão social em vários países da Europa, e como consultora. Conclui que as abordagens usadas pelas diferentes profissões são muito separadas, e que apenas metas comuns não são suficientes, sendo também necessários um treino conjunto e identidade de valores.

  14. Qualidade do ar em ambientes internos hospitalares: estudo de caso e análise crítica dos padrões atuais Indoor air quality in hospitals: a case study and a critical review of current standards

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    Marina Eller Quadros; Henrique de Melo Lisboa; Vetúria Lopes de Oliveira; Waldir Nagel Schirmer

    2009-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a qualidade do ar em três categorias de ambientes hospitalares: unidade de terapia intensiva (UTI) adulto, UTI neonatal (UTN) e centro cirúrgico de um hospital em Florianópolis, Brasil. Avaliaram-se a concentração de dióxido de carbono, a vazão e renovação de ar nas salas do centro cirúrgico. A concentração de bioaerossóis foi estimada em um dia de avaliação para cada ambiente. Não se observou relação entre a concentração de bioaerossóis e o tempo de uso ...

  15. Ambient cosmology and spacetime singularities

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    Antoniadis, Ignatios

    2015-01-01

    We present a new approach to the issues of spacetime singularities and cosmic censorship in general relativity. This is based on the idea that standard 4-dimensional spacetime is the conformal infinity of an ambient metric for the 5-dimensional Einstein equations with fluid sources. We then find that the existence of spacetime singularities in four dimensions is constrained by asymptotic properties of the ambient 5-metric, while the non-degeneracy of the latter crucially depends on cosmic censorship holding on the boundary.

  16. Ambient cosmology and spacetime singularities

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    Antoniadis, Ignatios [Bern University, Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Bern (Switzerland); Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France); Cotsakis, Spiros [CERN, Theory Division, Department of Physics, Geneva 23 (Switzerland); National Technical University, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Athens (Greece)

    2015-01-01

    We present a new approach to the issues of spacetime singularities and cosmic censorship in general relativity. This is based on the idea that standard 4-dimensional spacetime is the conformal infinity of an ambient metric for the 5-dimensional Einstein equations with fluid sources. We then find that the existence of spacetime singularities in four dimensions is constrained by asymptotic properties of the ambient 5-metric, while the non-degeneracy of the latter crucially depends on cosmic censorship holding on the boundary. (orig.)

  17. Medio ambiente y responsabilidad social

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    Roa Buitrago, Rosa Isabel

    2012-01-01

    Las organizaciones, dentro de los procesos de responsabilidad social y con el fin de mejorar la calidad de vida de las comunidades que impactan, han optado por proteger y preservar el medio ambiente de acuerdo a ciertos protocolos y normas internacionales que generan una cultura al respecto. Este cuaderno de investigación aborda la norma ISO 26000, la cual asume el tema de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE) en materia de medio ambiente y es una guía para ser implementada en las orga...

  18. Estratégias das empresas do setor calçadista diante do novo ambiente competitivo: análise de três casos Footwear industry strategies for the new competition environment: a three case study analysis

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    Andresa Silva Neto Francischini

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O ambiente competitivo dos anos 90, marcado pelo processo de abertura comercial, pela adoção da Constituição de 1988, pela sobrevalorização cambial e pelas mudanças nos padrões de concorrência internacional, afetou de maneira diferenciada os setores industriais brasileiros. Este estudo avalia as estratégias tecnológicas, de localização e reorganizadoras adotadas por três empresas calçadistas diante desse novo ambiente competitivo da década de 1990. Esse conjunto de estratégias é avaliado segundo a formulação de quatro proposições, as quais mostram o impacto diferenciado do ambiente competitivo conforme as características das empresas estudadas.The competitive environment during the 1990's - with trade liberalization, the new rules set by the Brazilian Constitution of 1988, exchange rate appreciation and changes in the international competition - had distinct effects on each Brazilian industry. This article analyzes the technological, locacional and organizational strategies in three footwear firms. Based in four propositions, we evaluate the three types of strategies and how the differ in accordance with firm characteristics.

  19. Los estudios sobre el ambiente y la ciencia ambiental

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    Amelia Nancy Giannuzzo

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available La existencia de la ciencia ambiental es reconocida en libros, revistas de publicación científica y carreras de grado y posgrado. Sin embargo, se desconoce su existencia en forma literal o indirecta, al no ser considerado su aporte, por ejemplo, en los planteos referidos sobre la ciencia y la tecnología de la sustentabilidad. En este trabajo se presentan estos antecedentes, relacionándolos con el objetivo del mismo, que es el de aportar a la dilucidación de la existencia y conformación de la ciencia ambiental. Para esto, se analiza la relación de las disciplinas con la dimensión compleja del ambiente como objeto de estudio y aspectos metodológicos derivados. A los fines de aportar al esclarecimiento conceptual, se identifican las distintas acepciones de ambiente comúnmente referidas en la bibliografía. Además, se discuten aspectos relacionados de multidisciplinariedad, interdisciplinariedad y transdisciplinariedad, y sobre el status epistémico de la ciencia ambiental. Se concluye que una mayor precisión conceptual embasada en un marco compartido por las disciplinas que estudian el ambiente, incluida la ciencia ambiental, y los distintos actores involucrados en las problemáticas ambientales, favorecerá el refinamiento de las metodologías tendientes a disminuir la fragmentación de las investigaciones concernientes y las aplicaciones para su resolución.The existence of an environmental science is recognized in books, journals of science as well as in undergraduate and graduate studies. Its existence, however, is unknown either literally or indirectly when, for instance, its contribution to topics connected to the science and technology of sustainability is not considered. This background is presented in this paper and connected to its objective, which is to elucidate the existence and structure of the environmental science. To this goal, I analyse the relationship of the disciplines with the complex dimension of the environment

  20. Medição de desempenho ambiental baseada em método multicriterial de apoio à decisão: estudo de caso na indústria automotiva Environmental performance measurement supported by a multicriterial approach: a case study in a manufacturing operation in the automotive industry

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    Sheila Oliveira de Castro da Luz

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta e discute um estudo de caso sobre medição de desempenho ambiental (MDA baseada em um método multicriterial de apoio à decisão, o AHP. A medição foi feita em uma operação de manufatura da indústria automotiva, cujo Sistema de Gestão Ambiental (SGA é certificado conforme a norma ISO 14001:2004. A metodologia foi desenvolvida de forma a viabilizar a sua extensão a outras indústrias ou tipos de operação. O artigo inicia apresentando uma discussão sobre desempenho empresarial e ambiental, justificando a necessidade de um índice para medir e comunicar este desempenho. Cita-se o método multicriterial usado e, a seguir, propõe-se a metodologia de medição, na qual se formulam construtos de sustentação do índice, calculam-se importâncias relativas dos construtos e especificam-se os indicadores. O índice foi calculado para o desempenho atual, chegando-se a um desempenho ambiental próximo a 85% do máximo possível. Os construtos empregados na medição são: resíduos sólidos; efluentes; emissões atmosféricas; uso de recursos naturais; e gestão ambiental. As principais oportunidades de melhoria ambiental são reduções no uso de recursos naturais e em emiss��es atmosféricas.This paper presents and discusses a case concerning environmental performance measurement (MDA, in which a multicriterial approach, the AHP, was used. The measurement took place in a manufacturing operation in the automotive industry, whose environmental management system (SGA is certified according to ISO 14001: 2004. The methodology was developed in such a way that it is feasible to reproduce it in other industries or operations. The paper discusses business and environmental performance, justifying the need for a numerical index, in order to establish such performances. We propose the measurement methodology, in which we formulate hierarchical constructs for sustaining the index, weighed by the AHP and measured by indicators

  1. Développement d’un système de gestion de l’énergie

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    Moyano, Roby

    2012-01-01

    Le stage s’est déroulé au sein du départeme nt Energie Process Environnement de la société Bertin Technologies et était rattaché à l’activité des Systèmes Electriques A vancés (SEA). L’objectif principal de ce stage consistait à concevoir un système de gestion optimale de l’énergie – Energy Managemen t System (EMS) – pour une station photovoltaïque avec stockage d’énergie. Le développement de l’EMS comporte d’une part la modélisation...

  2. Transferts d'armement et gestion des conflits : le cas de la guerre Iran/lrak (Partie 2)

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    Krause, Keith

    2002-01-01

    Les récentes propositions pour contrôler les transferts d'armes en direction du golfe Persique sont bâties selon un schéma à partir duquel ces transferts sont considérés comme le principal facteur d'exacerbation des conflits régionaux. Ces propositions manquent toutefois de précision quant à leur rôle dans la gestion et le contrôle de ces conflits. L'étude par l'auteur des manipulations des transferts pendant les huit ans de la guerre Iran-lrak aide à dissiper une partie de la confusion en me...

  3. Transferts d'armement et gestion des conflits : le cas de la guerre Iran-Irak (Partie 1)

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    Krause, Keith

    2002-01-01

    Les récentes propositions pour contrôler les transferts d'armes en direction du golfe Persique sont bâties selon un schéma à partir duquel ces transferts sont considérés comme le principal facteur d'exacerbation des conflits régionaux. Ces propositions manquent toutefois de précision quant à leur rôle dans la gestion et le contrôle de ces conflits. L'étude par l'auteur des manipulations des transferts pendant les huit ans de la guerre Iran-lrak aide à dissiper une partie de la confusion en me...

  4. Etude synthétique sur la gestion des déchets hospitaliers au niveau du CHU - Tlemcen

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    LARABI, Hadjira

    2015-01-01

    RESUME Les déchets d'activité de soins sont parmi ceux dont les dangers sont encore peu ou mal connus en Algérie par le public d'une part et par le secteur sanitaire d'autre part. Ce n'est que récemment qu'un texte de loi a été décrété pour une meilleure gestion de ce type de déchets, suivi de quelques décrets et instructions ministérielles. Le CFIT.J Tlemcen, infrastructure d'une importance régionale incontestable, est doté d'un maximum de services médicaux et chirurgica...

  5. Swiss Foundation Code 2009 avec commentaire : principes et recommandations pour la constitution et la gestion de fondations donatrices

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    Sprecher, Thomas; Janssen, Martin

    2009-01-01

    Le «Swiss Foundation Code 2009» reprend et complète le premier Code européen de bonne gouvernance pour les fondations donatrices publié en 2005. Il contient des directives de gouvernance orientées vers la pratique. Elles ont trait aussi bien à la constitution, à l’organisation, à la gestion et à la surveillance ou à l’activité de soutien qu’à la politique financière et d’investissement de fondations à but non lucratif. Pour la première fois, les principes définis par le Code font l’objet d’un commentaire détaillé.

  6. Gestion durable des risques d'affaissement minier : choix de stratégies - cas de Moyeuvre-Grande

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    Edjossan-Sossou, Abla-M.; AL HEIB, Marwan; Deck, Olivier; Verdel, Thierry

    2012-01-01

    L'aléa " mouvement de terrain d'origine minière " est associé à l'évolution de la stabilité de cavités souterraines abandonnées. La gestion des risques qui en découle peut se faire selon différentes stratégies et conduire à un ensemble de mesures allant de prescriptions réglementaires en matière d'urbanisme à des mesures techniques de réduction de l'aléa ou de la vulnérabilité. L'objectif de cet article est de présenter une méthodologie d'évaluation de ces différentes stratégies selon des cri...

  7. La rupture d'eau potable : modélisation de la gestion des réserves

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    Kanyinda-Kasansa, Aloïs

    2004-01-01

    La question de la rareté de l'eau potable et de son inégale répartition se pose avec de plus en plus d'acuité. Plusieurs régions de notre planète sont exposées au risque de rupture d'eau potable. La gestion du risque de rupture peut être appréhendée et gerée comme un risque financier. Cet article modélise le risque de rupture d'une réserve d'eau et montre qu'il est possible d'apporter des solutions qui permettent d'atténuer ce risque de la même façon que l'on diminue les risques des titres da...

  8. Évolution et rôle de la cartographie dans la gestion des zones inondables en France

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    Gérald GARRY

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available Les Plans d’Exposition aux Risques (PER commencés en 1984 ont été à l’origine d’une véritable réflexion en matière de prévention des risques naturels, qui s’est caractérisée par la mise au point d’une méthodologie des études, notamment dans le domaine des inondations, et par l’élaboration de cartes dont les applications se sont progressivement étendues et complétées au regard de la planification, de l’information préventive et de la gestion de crise.

  9. [Breve commento sull'importanza spesso sottovalutata degli approcci psicologici e riabilitativi nella gestione del dolore oncologico].

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    Cascella, Marco; Simonds Thompson, Nicholas; Muzio, Maria Rosaria; Forte, Cira Antonietta; Cuomo, Arturo

    2016-08-01

    Riassunto. L'approccio farmacologico personalizzato (tailored) rappresenta la terapia standard per i pazienti affetti da dolore oncologico, consentendo il controllo della sintomatologia in circa il 90% dei casi. Qualora tale strategia risulti inefficace è possibile ricorrere a più complesse tecniche, invasive o mini-invasive. Tuttavia, sia da parte dei pazienti sia degli operatori viene sottostimato il disagio psicologico sotteso al dolore oncologico e non si considerano i potenziali benefici dei trattamenti di supporto psicologico e riabilitativi nella gestione del dolore da cancro. Queste strategie non farmacologiche dovrebbero essere parte integrante di un più globale approccio multidisciplinare alla terapia del dolore, affiancando e amplificando gli effetti della terapia farmacologica. Tale breve rassegna narrativa ha la finalità di offrire una panoramica sul ruolo dei possibili interventi psicologici e riabilitativi atti al miglioramento della qualità della vita in pazienti affetti da dolore oncologico.

  10. Gestion avancée du Plutonium en REP Complémentarité des cycles thorium et uranium

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    Ernoult, Marc

    2014-01-01

    Dans le but d'étudier les possibilités de gestion avancée du plutonium dans les réacteurs actuels, 8 stratégies de multi-recyclage du plutonium dans des REP sont étudiées. Suite à des études à l'équilibre, il a été montré que, en utilisant des assemblages homogènes, l'utilisation du thorium ne permet pas de réduire les inventaires de plutonium en cycle à l'équilibre ni la production d'américium. En répartissant les différents types de combustibles au sein d'un même assemblage, certaines strat...

  11. Optimisation de deux systèmes de production piscicole : biotransformation des nutriments et gestion des rejets

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    Roque D'Orbcastel, Emmanuelle

    2008-01-01

    La durabilité des élevages piscicoles est aujourd'hui confrontée à une contrainte réglementaire de protection de l'environnement et à un contexte socio-économique de limitations des consommations en eau et en énergie. L'objectif de ce travail était l'étude des biotransformations et de la gestion des rejets d'une salmoniculture (Charles Murgat S.A.S, Isère, France). Ces connaissances sont nécessaires aux professionnels de la filière pour construire les outils de contrôle et de traitement qui p...

  12. TERCEIRO SETOR E MEIO AMBIENTE

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    Melo, Marina Félix de

    2012-01-01

    Objetivamos discutir, brevemente, como têm se dado as discussões sobre o Terceiro Setor brasileiro e, particularmente, sobre as ONGs que atuam em defesa do meio ambiente, levantando questionamentos acerca das limitações enfrentadas pelo Terceiro Setor neste contexto

  13. Shape analysis for mobile ambients

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    Nielson, Hanne Riis; Nielson, Flemming

    2001-01-01

    The ambient calculus is a calculus of computation that allows active processes to move between sites. We present an analysis inspired by state-of-the-art pointer analyses that safely and accurately predicts which processes may turn up at what sites during the execution of a composite system...

  14. Abstract Interpretation of Mobile Ambients

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    Hansen, René Rydhof; Jensen, J. G.; Nielson, Flemming;

    1999-01-01

    We demonstrate that abstract interpretation is useful for analysing calculi of computation such as the ambient calculus (which is based on the p-calculus); more importantly, we show that the entire development can be expressed in a constraint-based formalism that is becoming exceedingly popular...

  15. Shape analysis for Mobile Ambients

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    Nielson, Hanne Riis; Nielson, Flemming

    2000-01-01

    The ambient calculus is a calculus of computation that allows active processes to move between sites. We present an analysis inspired by state-of-the-art pointer analyses that safety and accurately predicts which processes may turn up at what sites during the execution of a composite system...

  16. La crisis del medio ambiente

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    Juan Carlos Quintero Vélez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo, introducción al tema del medio ambiente, pretende proporcionar conceptos básicos para analizar y dimensionar el impacto que genera el hombre sobre los sistemas que soportan la vida. Para entender estos problemas, es indispensable partir de un análisis básico de la relación entre el hombre actual, su medio ambiente, sus necesidades y sus actividades. El autor revisa los antecedentes, las causas y las consecuencias de la crisis ambiental internacional, e intenta dar explicación a la problemática nacionalen este campo, y establecer los puntos más críticos en Colombia. Finalmente, con base en los parámetros establecidos por el gobierno, se presenta el concepto de“desarrollo sostenible" como modelo que interrelaciona los procesos económicos, sociales y tecnológicos con el medio ambiente.

  17. Digital identity in ambient environments

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    Schouten, Ben; Ambekar, Onkar

    2006-01-01

    Embedded systems and ambient technology enable users to interact at any time and anywhere. In the BASIS project for identity management, CWI investigates transparent biometrics in home environments. Possible application areas are user profiling for shopping , listening to one's favourite music and o

  18. La gestion des effluents d'élevage et la production d'hydrogène sulfuré, cas particulier de la méthanisation

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    Peu, P.

    2011-01-01

    / Le travail réalisé au cours de cette thèse avait pour objectif principal d'étudier une filière de gestion des effluents d'élevage (lisier de porcs) depuis leur production, jusqu'à leur traitement par digestion anaérobie vis-à-vis de la production d'hydrogène sulfuré. L'hydrogène sulfuré est un gaz malodorant qui est produit au cours de la gestion anaérobie des effluents. Ce gaz présent à forte concentration dans les espaces confinés peut être dangereux voire mortel. La première partie de...

  19. La gestion forestière durable en Région wallonne, intégration d'indicateurs appropriés à l'inventaire permanent

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    LECOMTE, H.; Koestel, G.; Rondeux, Jacques

    2002-01-01

    L’inventaire forestier permanent dont les objectifs initiaux étaient avant tout d’ordre économique et politique, a été adapté pour prendre le mieux possible en compte des critères de gestion dura-ble définis par la Conférence d’Helsinki. Dès sa mise en oeuvre il était prévu que l’inventaire récolte déjà un nombre important de variables et de paramètres retenus comme indicateurs de gestion dura-ble : surfaces, volumes, accroissements, considérés globalement ou ventilés selon un large éventail ...

  20. Produire de la capacité de gestion de crise internationale: le cas de l'OTAN au cours des années 2000

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    Wasinski, Christophe

    2009-01-01

    Cette analyse soulève la question de savoir comment l’OTAN parvient à créer sa capacité de gestion de crise. Plus précisément, elle s’intéresse, dans une optique sociologique constructiviste à ceux qui, en parlant au nom de l’OTAN, parviennent à fonder et diffuser la représentation de l’organisation en tant qu’entité capable de résoudre des crises internationales (comme en Afghanistan de nos jours). Le questionnement ne porte donc pas sur la mise en place d’une capacité matérielle de gestion ...

  1. Les réseaux IBSRAM de recherche sur la gestion des sols : approche, méthodologie, développement

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    Latham, Marc

    1989-01-01

    L'IBSRAM (International Board for Soil Research and Management) a été créé en 1983 pour promouvoir des recherches appliquées en science du sol destinées à accroître la production agricole dans les pays en voie de développement. Il a une démarche multidisciplinaire, incluant agronomie, pédologie et sciences sociales. En Afrique il a été établi trois réseaux de recherche : gestion des vertisols en milieux semi-arides, gestion des sols acides des régions humides, défrichement et mise en valeur a...

  2. L’articulation ABC-CRM au service d’une gestion du couple coût-valeur:le cas d’une entreprise de micronutrition

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    Zouhair Djerbi

    2009-01-01

    (VF)Cet article décrit l’expérimentation visant à concilier consommation de ressources, à l’aide de la démarche ABC/M (Activity-based costing/management ou comptabilité et gestion par activités) et valeur client, au travers du CRM (Customer Relationship Management). Nous verrons, au travers d’un cas, que l’articulation entre ces deux approches permet de progresser dans la gestion simultanée des coûts et de la valeur. Le changement de stratégie intervenu dans l’entreprise au cours de l’expérim...

  3. CONTROLE DE GESTION, CAPACITES DYNAMIQUES ET STRATEGIES EMERGENTES DANS LES ORGANISATIONS ENTREPRENEURIALES : LA CONCEPTION D'UN BALANCED-SCORECARD COMME « LEVIER DE CONTROLE INTERACTIF ».

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    Lehmann-Ortega, Laurence; Naro, Gérald

    2008-01-01

    International audience Cette communication porte sur la problématique du contrôle de gestion dans le contexte d'organisations entrepreneuriales confrontées au dilemme exploitation/exploration (March, 1991). Elle s'appuie sur l'étude de cas d'une entreprise entrepreneuriale. Il s'agissait de concevoir un Balanced Scorecard (BSC), en vue d'expérimenter la mise en place d'un système de contrôle de gestion ambidextre, fondée sur le modèle des leviers de contrôle développé par Simons (1995). Si...

  4. Gestion de l'eau en milieu aride : considérations physiques et sociales pour l'identification des territoires pertinents dans le Sud-Est tunisien

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    Bruno Romagny

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available La situation actuelle des ressources en eau et de leurs usages dans le Sud-Est tunisien présente des enjeux qui sont communs à de nombreuses régions du bassin méditerranéen : des ressources limitées et déjà largement exploitées pour répondre à la croissance des besoins, le recours accru aux ressources dites non conventionnelles, une situation de concurrence entre usages sectoriels, une marchandisation croissante des ressources, et des conditions climatiques contraignantes qui viennent renforcer les tensions autour de l'eau. Dans le contexte des mutations en cours, face aux risques de déficits en eau et à la nécessité d'un développement économique et social équilibré, ces caractéristiques, parmi d'autres, font de la Jeffara tunisienne un cas d'étude exemplaire des difficultés que pose la gestion intégrée de l'eau. Celle-ci doit prendre en compte les différentes sources d'approvisionnement ainsi que les différents usages associés, et donc l'identification des territoires pertinents pour cette  gestion, compte tenu des relations amont-aval naturelles et artificielles d'une part, et des cohérences institutionnelles et sociales d'autre part.The current situation of the water resources and their uses in South-Eastern Tunisia presents stakes which are common to many areas of the Mediterranean basin : limited and already largely exploited resources to address the growth of the needs, the increasing use of so-called non conventional resources, a competition between sectoral uses of water, an increasing merchandising of the resources, and constraining climatic conditions which reinforce the tensions around water. In the context of the changes in progress, facing the hazard of water deficits and with the need for a balanced economic and social development, these characteristics, among others, make Tunisian Jeffara be an exemplary case of study of the difficulties raised by the integrated water resources management. This one

  5. Qualidade do ar em ambientes internos hospitalares: estudo de caso e análise crítica dos padrões atuais Indoor air quality in hospitals: a case study and a critical review of current standards

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    Marina Eller Quadros

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a qualidade do ar em três categorias de ambientes hospitalares: unidade de terapia intensiva (UTI adulto, UTI neonatal (UTN e centro cirúrgico de um hospital em Florianópolis, Brasil. Avaliaram-se a concentração de dióxido de carbono, a vazão e renovação de ar nas salas do centro cirúrgico. A concentração de bioaerossóis foi estimada em um dia de avaliação para cada ambiente. Não se observou relação entre a concentração de bioaerossóis e o tempo de uso das salas de cirurgia. A concentração média de bioaerossóis foi de 231 UFC.m-3 para fungos e de 187 UFC.m-3 para bactérias. Os ambientes avaliados atendiam aos valores recomendados pela legislação vigente. Os resultados permitiram avaliar criticamente essa legislação e apresentar sugestões para estabelecimento de uma resolução específica para ambientes hospitalares no Brasil.The objective of this paper was to evaluate the air quality in three indoor hospital environments: a neonatal intensive care unit (ICU, an adult ICU and a surgical ward of a hospital in Florianópolis, Brazil. Carbon dioxide concentrations, exchange air flow rates as well as fungi and bacteria concentrations were measured in these rooms. Bioaerosol concentrations were evaluated throughout one-work day for each operating room. No relationship was observed between bioaerosol concentration and the period of use in the surgical ward. Average bioaerosol concentrations were of 231 UFC.m-3 for filamentous fungi and 187 UFC.m-3 for bacteria. All environments evaluated were, overall, in compliance with current legislations. Results allowed a critical review of the present regulations and suggestions for the establishment of a specific regulation for hospital environments in Brazil.

  6. Damping Estimation Using Free Decays and Ambient Vibration Tests

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    Magalhães, Filipe; Brincker, Rune; Cunha, Álvaro

    2007-01-01

    The accurate identification of modal damping ratios of Civil Engineering structures is a subject of major importance, as the amplitude of structural vibrations in resonance is inversely proportional to these coefficients. Their experimental identification can be performed either from ambient...... vibration or from free vibration tests. In the last case, the structural response after application of an impulse or after the application of harmonic loads can be used. Ambient vibration tests have the strong advantage of being more practical and economical. However, recent applications of both approaches...

  7. Verso una stima della mortalità individuale e degli incrementi netti dei boschi italiani. Quale margine di sostenibilità per la gestione forestale in Italia?

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    Federico Magnani; Sabrina Raddi

    2014-01-01

    Riassunto - La gestione forestale sostenibile richiede che il prelievo legnoso non superi l'incremento nel medio termine, una volta che sia stata presa in considerazione la mortalità naturale . Qui proponiamo una valutazione della rilevanza della mortalità degli alberi in popolamenti non regolarmente diradati, caso tipico nelle foreste italiane. L'ammontare delle perdite di mortalità su piccola scala è spesso trascurato e non può essere stimata direttamente dai dati di inventario forestale at...

  8. Les effets sur la compétitivité internationale des réglementations relatives à la gestion des effluents d'élevage

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    Andersen, Mikael Skou

    2003-01-01

    différences sensibles de compétitivité de la production porcine et d’une concurrence internationale croissante sur le marché de la viande de porc explique que l’on se préoccupe de la charge financière imposée par les politiques de l’environnement aux éleveurs, notamment en ce qui concerne la gestion des...

  9. Utilisation des représentations spatiales en Gestion Intégrée des Zones Côtières

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    Ritschard, Lucille; Gourmelon, Françoise; Chlous, Frédérique

    2015-01-01

    International audience This article aims to study how mapping contributes to organize and implement Integrated Coastal Zone Management projects. In order to observe the use of spatial representations and better understand the stakeholder's mapping practices a qualitative methodology is used. The results show that mapping was mostly used to structure and stabilize the actor's network. . Cet article vise à interroger les usages des représentations spatiales dans les projets de Gestion Int...

  10. Historical Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The Historical Ambient Air Quality Data Inventory contains measured and estimated data on ambient air pollution for use in assessing air quality, assisting in...

  11. Structural lubricity under ambient conditions

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    Cihan, Ebru; İpek, Semran; Durgun, Engin; Baykara, Mehmet Z.

    2016-01-01

    Despite its fundamental importance, physical mechanisms that govern friction are poorly understood. While a state of ultra-low friction, termed structural lubricity, is expected for any clean, atomically flat interface consisting of two different materials with incommensurate structures, some associated predictions could only be quantitatively confirmed under ultra-high vacuum (UHV) conditions so far. Here, we report structurally lubric sliding under ambient conditions at mesoscopic (∼4,000–130,000 nm2) interfaces formed by gold islands on graphite. Ab initio calculations reveal that the gold–graphite interface is expected to remain largely free from contaminant molecules, leading to structurally lubric sliding. The experiments reported here demonstrate the potential for practical lubrication schemes for micro- and nano-electromechanical systems, which would mainly rely on an atomic-scale structural mismatch between the slider and substrate components, via the utilization of material systems featuring clean, atomically flat interfaces under ambient conditions. PMID:27350035

  12. Sustainability and urban environment: the case of the metropolitan zone of Mexico city; Sustentabilidad y medio ambiente urbano: el caso de la zona metropolitana de la ciudad de Mexico

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    Mar Juarez, Elizabeth; Melgar Paniagua, Eva Margarita; Tavera Sanchez, Lina [Programa de Investigacion en Medio Ambiente y Seguridad, Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo (Mexico)

    2004-06-15

    In the next years, Mexico will face the following challenges: to maintain economic, social and urban rates of growth among others, higher than the demographic ones with the purpose of guaranteeing a better quality of life and mitigating gas discharges of green house effect without jeopardizing the development of the country. In an eminently urban country, these goals are made first in local form as it is the case of the metropolitan zone of the city of Mexico City (ZMCM), with different actions to mitigate the effects of the high development that this region has had. The objective is to try to modify the perception that one has had of it at the beginning of the 90's decade when it was denominated by Time magazine (January 1989) as the waiting room of an ecological Hiroshima and as urban gas chamber. The official answer conformed it: the creation of a Network of Atmospheric Monitoring, the implantation of programs like the Pro Air, the Today Does Not Circulate among others. Even with these actions in mind the objective does not glimpse clearly in the short term to reach a development with environmental sustainability. The work premise is to analyze different actions oriented to diminish in a 20% the emissions of polluting agents using clean and renewable energies such as natural gas and solar, among others, without trying to originate radical changes and that can be applied in other cities of the country. In parallel form one sets out to sustain these actions with the present environmental programs and to quantify the sustainability with three indicators (variation of polluting emissions, the level of fossil resources and costs to the health). The development of the investigation is based on the definition of a reference scenario (on the base of the present tendencies) and another alternative scenario having as analysis tool the computational platform denominated ENPEP (Energy and Power Evaluation Program) developed by National Argonne National Laboratory

  13. Case-control study of ambient air pollution and adverse pregnancy outcomes of women in Beijing%北京市大气污染对不良妊娠结局影响的病例对照研究

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    亚库甫·艾麦尔; 王佳佳; 彭振耀; 李国星; 潘小川

    2013-01-01

    Objective To quantitatively analyze and evaluate the health impacts of air pollution on the adverse pregnancy outcomes,such as preterm delivery,low birth weight,birth defects around Beijing.Methods The personal data of all delivery cases of Haidian Maternal and Child Health Hospital in July,2007-July,2009 were collected,the concentrations of the main three air pollutants:sulphur dioxide (SO2),nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM10),as well as the corresponding meteorological data.Logistic regression analysis was used to explore the health impacts of ambient air pollution on the adverse pregnancy outcomes of the exposed women.Results After adjustment for the influence of maternal parity,age,fetal gender,meteorological factors,with a 100 μg/m3 increase in level of SO2 during the first month after pregnancy,the odd ratio of the occurrence of low birth weight was 1.50 (95%CI:1.09-2.05); With a 100 μg/m3 increase in level of SO2 during the first trimester after pregnancy and the last month before delivery,the odd ratio of the occurrence of preterm delivery were 1.50(95%CI:1.04-2.18),1.79 (95%CI:1.30-2.46) respectively; With a 100 μg/m3 increase in level of PM10 during the second month before delivery,the odd ratio of the occurrence of preterm delivery was 1.45(95%CI:1.15-1.84); With a 100 μg/m3 increase in level of NO2 at the 3rd-8th week of pregnancy,the odd ratio of the occurrence of birth defect was 2.85(95%CI:1.08-7.50).Conclusion SO2 exposure during the early stage of pregnancy and PM10 exposure during the late stage of pregnancy are associated with preterm delivery,NO2 exposure during the 3rd-8th week of pregnancy are associated with birth defect statistically.%目的 定量分析和评价北京市大气污染对新生儿早产、低出生体重及出生缺陷等不良妊娠结局的影响.方法 收集北京市海淀区妇幼保健院2007年7月-2009年7月分娩个案资料、同期北京市大气污染物二氧化硫(SO2)

  14. Sustainability and urban environment: the case of the metropolitan zone of Mexico city; Sustentabilidad y medio ambiente urbano: el caso de la zona metropolitana de la ciudad de Mexico

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    Mar Juarez, Elizabeth; Melgar Paniagua, Eva Margarita; Tavera Sanchez, Lina [Programa de Investigacion en Medio Ambiente y Seguridad, Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo (Mexico)

    2004-06-15

    In the next years, Mexico will face the following challenges: to maintain economic, social and urban rates of growth among others, higher than the demographic ones with the purpose of guaranteeing a better quality of life and mitigating gas discharges of green house effect without jeopardizing the development of the country. In an eminently urban country, these goals are made first in local form as it is the case of the metropolitan zone of the city of Mexico City (ZMCM), with different actions to mitigate the effects of the high development that this region has had. The objective is to try to modify the perception that one has had of it at the beginning of the 90's decade when it was denominated by Time magazine (January 1989) as the waiting room of an ecological Hiroshima and as urban gas chamber. The official answer conformed it: the creation of a Network of Atmospheric Monitoring, the implantation of programs like the Pro Air, the Today Does Not Circulate among others. Even with these actions in mind the objective does not glimpse clearly in the short term to reach a development with environmental sustainability. The work premise is to analyze different actions oriented to diminish in a 20% the emissions of polluting agents using clean and renewable energies such as natural gas and solar, among others, without trying to originate radical changes and that can be applied in other cities of the country. In parallel form one sets out to sustain these actions with the present environmental programs and to quantify the sustainability with three indicators (variation of polluting emissions, the level of fossil resources and costs to the health). The development of the investigation is based on the definition of a reference scenario (on the base of the present tendencies) and another alternative scenario having as analysis tool the computational platform denominated ENPEP (Energy and Power Evaluation Program) developed by National Argonne National Laboratory

  15. Fiscalidad ambiental (curso 2011-2012)

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    Gil Maciá, Lorenzo

    2012-01-01

    Tema fiscalidad ambiental. 1. Necesidad económica y jurídica de la protección del medio ambiente. 2. Características, naturaleza y clasificación de los tributos ambientales. 3. Competencias tributarias en el ámbito estatal, autonómico y local. 4. La fiscalidad ambiental en la legislación fiscal española. 5. Perspectivas de futuro en materia de imposición ambiental.

  16. Hypermedia in the Ambient Wood

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    Weal, Mark J; Michaelides, Danius T.; Thompson, Mark K.; De Roure, David C

    2003-01-01

    The Ambient Wood project, carried out as part of the Equator IRC, set out to provide an augmented learning experience for children in an outdoor environment. Using a variety of devices, the children gathered information about the woodland habitats performing basic scientific enquiry and hypothesis testing. In this paper we describe the supporting information infrastructure used in the project, focusing on how hypermedia tools and techniques were used to structure and deliver the information t...

  17. Crumpling under an ambient pressure

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    Lin, Y C; Wang, Y. L.; Liu, Y; Hong, T.M.

    2008-01-01

    A pressure chamber is designed to study the crumpling process under an ambient force. The compression force and its resulting radius for the ball obey a power law with an exponent that is independent of the thickness and initial size of the sheet. However, the exponent is found to be material-dependent and less than the universal value, 0.25, claimed by the previous simulations. The power law behavior disappears at high pressure when the compressibility drops discontinuously, which is suggest...

  18. Estrategia para la sustentabilidad ambiental

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    Cecilia Erbiti

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En el contexto de los postulados conceptuales y metodológicos de la planificación estratégica y de sustentabilidad ambiental, el objetivo de esta investigación es describir el proceso de formulación del Plan de Ordenamiento Territorial del Municipio de Tandil (POTM y analizar su potencialidad para avanzar hacia la sustentabilidad ambiental del sistema. Los resultados de la misma muestran que el POTM no sólo prioriza principios, objetivos y estrategias que materializan las diferentes manifestaciones de la sustentabilidad (económica, social, ecológica y política, sino que la totalidad del Plan se fundamenta en el concepto de desarrollo sostenible y, con ello, se establecen prioridades de actuación que posibilitarán la gestión ambiental urbana. Si bien el POTM muestra una gran potencialidad para avanzar hacia la sustentabilidad del territorio, la implementación y cumplimiento del mismo constituye un fuerte desafío para las autoridades de aplicación.

  19. Effetti del pascolo sulle cenosi di micromammiferi e gestione delle praterie secondarie in una Riserva Naturale dell'Appennino Centrale

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    Paolo Agnelli

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Nel periodo 1998-1999 abbiamo condotto uno studio sui popolamenti di micromammiferi terragnoli nella Riserva Naturale di Sasso di Simone (AR per individuare le specie presenti, le aree di maggior qualità ambientale, quelle di maggior degrado e per definire i criteri per una corretta gestione della Riserva. Questa si estende per 1668 ha lungo il crinale Appenninico a quote comprese fra 700 e 1200 m. Per l?indagine si sono utilizzate 220 trappole a caduta, per un totale di 29700 giorni/ trappola, visitate mensilmente e dislocate in 8 stazioni che rappresentano le principali tipologie ambientali presenti nella Riserva: Boschi (Ceduo e Alto fusto, aree aperte a diversa conduzione (Prato, Pascolo e Coltivo e Torrenti (i tre principali bacini idrici della Riserva. La frequenza di cattura è stata espressa come ?Densità di Attività? (DA che indica l?attività di ogni specie per ogni stazione, in relazione al numero di trappole attive e ai giorni di campionamento. Ai valori di DA abbiamo applicato opportuni indici sintetici ottenendo la caratterizzazione delle singole tipologie ambientali e della Riserva nel suo insieme. Gli indici usati sono quelli di Livello Trofico (ILT, Ricchezza Tassonomica di Shannon-Wiener (SH e Diversità Biotica di Gini-Simpson (GINI. L?applicazione di tali indici ai rilievi nelle 8 diverse stazioni nel periodo primavera-estate ?98 ha fatto registrare i valori più bassi di tutta la Riserva nella stazione Pascolo, denunciando un evidente degrado. Dato che le comunità di micromammiferi sono influenzate dalle tipologie vegetazionali e sono sensibili alla loro alterazione, si possono confrontare le comunità di ambienti simili ed evidenziare in modo oggettivo situazioni di particolare pregio o degrado, non sempre individuabili ad un esame visivo del territorio. Confrontando le aree aperte (Prato, Pascolo e Coltivo, ambienti simili per la presenza di vegetazione erbacea, ma diversi per quanto riguarda la loro gestione, le

  20. Nonlinear Elasticity in a Deforming Ambient Space

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    Yavari, Arash; Ozakin, Arkadas; Sadik, Souhayl

    2016-07-01

    In this paper, we formulate a nonlinear elasticity theory in which the ambient space is evolving. For a continuum moving in an evolving ambient space, we model time dependency of the metric by a time-dependent embedding of the ambient space in a larger manifold with a fixed background metric. We derive both the tangential and the normal governing equations. We then reduce the standard energy balance written in the larger ambient space to that in the evolving ambient space. We consider quasi-static deformations of the ambient space and show that a quasi-static deformation of the ambient space results in stresses, in general. We linearize the nonlinear theory about a reference motion and show that variation of the spatial metric corresponds to an effective field of body forces.

  1. Hidrogeología ambiental

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    Auge, Miguel

    2004-01-01

    La finalidad de este libro es introducir a aquellos que trabajan en agua subterránea, en una temática relativamente moderna pero que en los últimos 15 a 20 años, ha concentrado la mayor demanda laboral de geólogos en los países desarrollados del Hemisferio Norte. En el tomo I se analiza la relación del agua subterránea con el ambiente, tratando especialmente, el origen, las características, y los procesos de contaminación. Se describe la relación agua superficial-subterránea y su incidencia e...

  2. Pediatria ambiental: um tema emergente

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    Patricia M. Valenzuela

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar os artigos mais relevantes sobre a pediatria ambiental, seus efeitos potenciais para a saúde e, especialmente, seus avanços na prevenção. FONTES DOS DADOS: Foi realizada uma pesquisa utilizando as bases de dados MEDLINE/PubMed e SciELO. Foram revisados artigos de 1990 a 2010, além de capítulos de livros relacionados à pediatria ambiental. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: Há uma variedade significativa de fatores que tornam as crianças altamente vulneráveis à exposição a riscos ambientais, associados principalmente ao consumo comparativamente maior de água, comida e ar por parte da criança, em relação ao seu peso corporal. De acordo com a Organização Mundial de Saúde, mais de 3 milhões de crianças menores de 5 anos morrem devido a doenças relacionadas ao meio ambiente. Aproximadamente 30-40% das doenças pediátricas estão relacionadas a fatores ambientais. As crianças estão constantemente expostas a vários riscos ambientais para a saúde, dentre os quais se destacam: água contaminada, falta de condições adequadas de saneamento, poluição do ar, vetores de doenças, perigos químicos, injúrias e acidentes. CONCLUSÕES: Atualmente, os pediatras são desafiados a tratar das necessidades de saúde ligadas à pediatria ambiental. A história pediátrica deve ser mais abrangente, acrescentando-se questões pontuais que ajudem a identificar potenciais riscos ambientais. A conscientização e o entendimento sobre os efeitos nocivos das várias condições ambientais e o conhecimento sobre as medidas de prevenção relacionadas resultarão em intervenções oportunas e adequadas que melhorarão a saúde e o desenvolvimento das nossas crianças.

  3. Responsabilidades municipales en materia ambiental

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    Ignacio Pichardo Pagaza

    2009-01-01

    Los municipios tienen una responsabilidad directa, inmediata e ineludible hacia el medio ambiente que hasta hace pocos años no reconocían como pri mor dial sino como una función secundaria. Hoy es más que una obligación jurídica, es un compromiso so cial del nivel de gobierno más cercano a la sociedad. Este trabajo reflexiona en torno a las responsabilidades que la Constitución política impone de manera exclusiva a los municipios y que por su naturaleza tienen efectos directos en el medio amb...

  4. Vers une gestion rationnelle de l'eau dans une situation complexe d'urbanisation anarchique dans un pays en développement : cas du bassin versant de l'Abiergué (Yaoundé-Cameroun)

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    Kouam Kenmogne, Guy Romain

    2013-01-01

    Cette thèse est consacrée à l'étude de la gestion des ressources en eau dans les villes des pays en développement (PED) en proie à une urbanisation anarchique. Son objectif est double : d'une part, mettre en évidence les facteurs qui ont généré et qui gouvernent la gestion approximative des ressources en eau dans les villes des PED et d'autre part de développer une stratégie cohérente pour une gestion rationnelle et durable de l'eau. L'étude a été menée dans le bassin versant de l'Abiergué (Y...

  5. L’éthique de la gestion : éléments de réflexion pour une distinction entre les organisations publiques et les organisations privées

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    Yatim, Fatima

    2016-01-01

    Dans cet article nous proposons une définition de l’éthique de la gestion et nous en identifions les conditions à travers une revue de la littérature. Nous postulons par la suite que l’éthique de la gestion diffère selon qu’il s’agit d’organisations publiques ou d’organisations privées. Nous montrons en effet que pour l’organisation privée, l’éthique est un engagement subjectif qui permet de pallier les lacunes d’une gestion instrumentale sans remettre en question les finalités premières de l...

  6. Étude d’un changement organisationnel dans de grandes collectivités territoriales:l’évolution de la fonction contrôle de gestion

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    Christophe Maurel

    2006-01-01

    (VF)Les structures publiques, dont les collectivités territoriales, tendent à mettre en œuvre des principes issus de la gestion du secteur privé. Des services en charge du contrôle de gestion sont-ils pour autant instaurés ou développés? Pour y répondre, nous observons les évolutions des services et des personnes en charge du contrôle de gestion. À partir de quatre études de cas, des phénomènes favorisant ou non le développement de ces services sont mis en avant et des perspectives de recherc...

  7. Gestão ambiental integrada ao desenvolvimento sustentável: um estudo de caso em Passo Fundo (RS Environmental management integrated with sustainable development: a case study in Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil

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    Adriana Marques Rossetto

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available A acelerada urbanização transforma espaços naturais e interfere no meio ambiente, apresentando resultados desastrosos tanto nos ecossistemas quanto na qualidade de vida das pessoas. Este artigo propõe um novo instrumento de gestão desses espaços que integra aspectos até agora fragmentados nas práticas administrativas e incorpora efetivamente as dimensões social e ambiental ao processo, direcionando os municípios para o desenvolvimento sustentável. O sistema utiliza ferramentas que viabilizam a participação comunitária e a visão estratégica no processo decisório, adaptando modelos de desenvolvimento utilizados na esfera empresarial, como o balanced scorecard (BSC e a metodologia de análise ecossistêmica, que é capaz de elaborar um balanço ponderado multinível de índices obtidos em ações de monitoramento da região observada. Uma importante discussão proposta no artigo é a definição de indicadores de sustentabilidade para cada um dos aspectos abordados, considerando a necessidade de parâmetros que possam identificar o grau de sustentabilidade das cidades. O município de Passo Fundo, no Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil, serviu de piloto para a avaliação do instrumento proposto.Rapid urbanization has transformed natural spaces and interfered in the environment, with disastrous results both to the ecosystems and the quality of life of the people. This article proposes a new urban management system that integrates fragmented aspects in managerial procedures and really incorporates the social and environmental dimensions into the process, leading cities toward sustainable development. The system uses tools that allow community participation and strategic vision in the decision-making process. It also adapts development models used in business, such as the balanced scorecard and the ecosystemic analysis method, which can make a multilevel pondered balance of the indices obtained while monitoring the region under observation. An

  8. Damage localization under ambient vibration using changes in flexibility

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    Gao, Yong; Spencer, B. F.

    2002-06-01

    In recent years, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) has emerged as a new research area in civil engineering. Most existing health monitoring methodologies require direct measurement of input excitation for implementation. However, in many cases, there is no easy way to measure these inputs - or alternatively to externally excite the structure. Therefore, SHM methods based on ambient vibration have become important in civil engineering. In this paper, an approach is proposed based on the Damage Location Vector (DLV) method to handle the ambient vibration case. Here, this flexibility-matrix-based damage localization method is combined with a modal expansion technique to eliminate the need to measure the input excitation. As a by-product of this approach, in addition to determining the location of the damage, an estimate of the damage extent also can be determined. Finally, a numerical example analyzing a truss structure with limited sensors and noisy measurement is provided to verify the efficacy of the proposed approach.

  9. Utilisation du système d'information géographique comme outil de gestion de zones humides d'altitude : le cas du domaine skiable de Val Thorens

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    Gaucherand, S.; Isselin-Nondredeau, F.

    2011-01-01

    / Dans quelle mesure l'utilisation d'un système d'information géographique peut-elle aider à la gestion des zones humides de montagne ? Quel est l'intérêt d'un outil de cartographie dans la définition des mesures de gestion et de restauration ? Premiers éléments de réponse et perspectives d'utilisation pour les gestionnaires des zones humides d'altitude du domaine skiable de Val Thorens.

  10. Cas pratique : Utilisation du système d'information géographique comme outil de gestion de zones humides d'altitude : le cas du domaine skiable de Val Thorens

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    Stéphanie Gaucherand et Francis Isselin-Nondedeu

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Dans quelle mesure l’utilisation d’un système d’information géographique peut-elle aider à la gestion des zones humides de montagne ? Quel est l’intérêt d’un outil de cartographie dans la définition des mesures de gestion et de restauration ? Premiers éléments de réponse et perspectives d’utilisation pour les gestionnaires des zones humides d’altitude du domaine skiable de Val Thorens.

  11. Turbine airfoil with ambient cooling system

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    Campbell, Jr, Christian X.; Marra, John J.; Marsh, Jan H.

    2016-06-07

    A turbine airfoil usable in a turbine engine and having at least one ambient air cooling system is disclosed. At least a portion of the cooling system may include one or more cooling channels configured to receive ambient air at about atmospheric pressure. The ambient air cooling system may have a tip static pressure to ambient pressure ratio of at least 0.5, and in at least one embodiment, may include a tip static pressure to ambient pressure ratio of between about 0.5 and about 3.0. The cooling system may also be configured such that an under root slot chamber in the root is large to minimize supply air velocity. One or more cooling channels of the ambient air cooling system may terminate at an outlet at the tip such that the outlet is aligned with inner surfaces forming the at least one cooling channel in the airfoil to facilitate high mass flow.

  12. Predicateμ-Calculus for Mobile Ambients

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    Hui-Min Lin

    2005-01-01

    Ambient logics have been proposed to describe properties for mobile agents which may evolve over time as well as space. This paper takes a predicate-based approach to extending an ambient logic with recursion, yielding a predicate t-calculus in which fixpoint formulas are formed using predicate variables. An algorithm is developed for model checking finite-control mobile ambients against formulas of the logic, providing the first decidability result for model checking a spatial logic with recursion.

  13. Det ambientes fænomenologi

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    Walther-Hansen, Mads

    2014-01-01

    Det ambiente: sansning, medialisering, omgivelse er et aktuelt og ambitiøst værk. Bogen skildrer hvordan ambiente fænomener har fået en stigende betydning i den moderne verden, og redegør for måden hvorpå det ambiente virker ind på hele vores oplevelseskultur. Det er en levende, uprætentiøs og fr...

  14. Ambient noise near the sea-route

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    2009-01-01

    Ambient noise data measured in an experiment conducted in shallow water near a sea-route were analyzed. It was observed that, at low frequency, the horizontal correlation has an obvious difference from that predicted by the classical ambient noise model. The theoretical analyses show that this phenomenon is caused by wind noise together with the discrete shipping noise nearby. An ambient noise model was proposed to include the effects caused by both the noise sources. Data measured at different times verify that the proposed model can be used to forecast the ambient noise field in shallow water near the sea-route.

  15. Ambient noise near the sea-route

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    HE Li; LI ZhengLin; PENG ZhaoHui

    2009-01-01

    Ambient noise data measured in an experiment conducted in shallow water near a sea-route were analyzed. It was observed that, at low frequency, the horizontal correlation has an obvious difference from that predicted by the classical ambient noise model. The theoretical analyses show that this phenomenon is caused by wind noise together with the discrete shipping noise nearby. An ambient noise model was proposed to include the effects caused by both the noise sources. Data measured at different times verify that the proposed model can be used to forecast the ambient noise field in shal-low water near the sea-route.

  16. Ambient temperature signalling in plants.

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    Wigge, Philip A

    2013-10-01

    Plants are exposed to daily and seasonal fluctuations in temperature. Within the 'ambient' temperature range (about 12-27°C for Arabidopsis) temperature differences have large effects on plant growth and development, disease resistance pathways and the circadian clock without activating temperature stress pathways. It is this developmental sensing and response to non-stressful temperatures that will be covered in this review. Recent advances have revealed key players in mediating temperature signals. The bHLH transcription factor PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR4 (PIF4) has been shown to be a hub for multiple responses to warmer temperature in Arabidopsis, including flowering and hypocotyl elongation. Changes in chromatin state are involved in transmitting temperature signals to the transcriptome. Determining the precise mechanisms of temperature perception represents an exciting goal for the field.

  17. Gestion des externalités environnementales dans le bassin minier du Nord – Pas de Calais : une approche en termes de proximité

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    Gwénaël Letombe; Bertrand Zuindeau

    2006-01-01

    Cet article a pour objet l’application des catégories conceptuelles de la proximité à la problématique de gestion des externalités environnementales. Le cas d’étude est celui d’une zone d’ancienne industrialisation en reconversion – le bassin minier du Nord – Pas de Calais – soumise à un passif environnemental spécifique. Nous tentons de montrer que l’incertitude inhérente aux externalités induit, en premier lieu, une certaine faiblesse des proximités organisées, puis la construction de forme...

  18. Approche comparée de quelques évolutions de la gestion du risque en France à travers l’organisation des agences

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    Hubert Philippe

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available L’organisation nationale en matière d’évaluation et de gestion des risques est en cours de modifications depuis quelques années. Organisée par une loi en 1998, la création d’agences pour la sécurité sanitaire des aliments, des produits de santé et de l’environnement a marqué une étape. D’autres domaines sont en cours de réorganisation comme la sûreté nucléaire et la radioprotection. La mise en oeuvre de la directive SEVESO II peut aussi influer sur la gestion des installations industrielles classées dites « SEVESO ». Des « événements » comme la crise de la vache folle ou celle du sang contaminé ont joué un rôle dans les évolutions, mais l’émergence de nouveaux principes de gestion des risques au sein de la communauté internationale a aussi influé fortement sur les choix faits et les discussions. Le travail présenté ici est un travail préliminaire, qui visait à identifier les grandes lignes des réponses apportées dans les différents domaines à des questions comme celles du rôle des différentes institutions en matière d’évaluation et de gestion. L’approche comparative suivie ici est trop globale pour que tous les éléments de chaque système réglementaire soit décrit et certains aspects sont simplifiés. En revanche, ce type de comparaison met en lumière des contrastes notables quant aux solutions trouvées pour articuler le travail d’évaluation des risques et les prises de décision relevant des autorités.

  19. Finance computationnelle et gestion des risques ingénierie financière avec applications Excel (Visual Basic) et Matlab

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    Racicot, François-Éric

    2006-01-01

    Ce manuel propose un exposé rigoureux de la gestion des risques en finance. Les aspects théoriques de la question sont abordés par des démonstrations claires et des rappels élaborés des bases mathématiques de la finance computationnelle. Le texte est émaillé de nombreux programmes écrits en langages Visual Basic (Excel), Matlab et EViews qui prépareront l'étudiant à sa carrière de spécialiste en ingénierie financière.

  20. Volatilité des cours du bois par essence et qualité : perspectives pour la gestion forestière

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    Chevalier, H.; Gosselin, M.; Costa, S.; Bruciamacchie, M.; Paillet, Y.

    2011-01-01

    / La gestion d'un patrimoine forestier implique des choix dont l'un des plus déterminants est celui du terme de production : quand couper ses arbres ? Exprimé en âge ou en diamètre d'exploitabilité, le terme de production est évidemment fonction de l'essence considérée et des perspectives d'accroissement en valeur (des arbres ou des peuplements). Mais il dépend également du marché financier : le cours du bois subit en effet des variations annuelles susceptibles d'affecter la rentabilité de la...

  1. Les implications du dilemme exploitation/exploration sur le contrôle de gestion: le cas d'une entreprise de produits de grande consommation

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    Soulerot, Marion; Farjaudon, Anne-Laure

    2007-01-01

    International audience Dans cet article nous proposons un modèle de forme d'organisation ambidextre issu de la littérature. La confrontation de ce modèle au cas d'une entreprise de produits de grande consommation permet de valider la pertinence du modèle. Toutefois nous proposons de d'inscrire le rôle du contrôleur de gestion au cœur de la problématique d'ambidextérité pour qu'il en soit le « chef d'orchestre ».

  2. LES IMPLICATIONS DU DILEMME EXPLOITATION/EXPLORATION SUR LE CONTROLE DE GESTION : LE CAS D'UNE ENTREPRISE DE PRODUITS DE GRANDE CONSOMMATION

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    Farjaudon, Anne-Laure; Soulerot, Marion

    2007-01-01

    International audience Dans cet article nous proposons un modèle de forme d'organisation ambidextre issu de la littérature. La confrontation de ce modèle au cas d'une entreprise de produits de grande consommation permet de valider la pertinence du modèle. Toutefois nous proposons d'inscrire le rôle du contrôleur de gestion au coeur de la problématique d'ambidextérité pour qu'il en soit le « chef d'orchestre ».

  3. Habitação e gestão ambiental em áreas de mananciais: o caso do município de Santo André (SP Housing and environmental management in water source areas: the case of Santo André (SP

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    Carla Grigoletto Duarte

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo levantar e discutir as ações de gestão ambiental e sua interface com a questão habitacional junto à área administrada pela Subprefeitura de Paranapiacaba e Parque Andreense, Santo André-SP, no biênio 2007-2008. O foco do trabalho é a capacidade política e institucional do município criada para tratar de tais questões. Os métodos usados foram pesquisa documental, bibliográfica e de campo, com entrevista a gestores do município. A pesquisa identificou que o município conta com propostas com grande potencial de contribuição para a melhoria da qualidade ambiental e habitacional na área de mananciais, principalmente por seu caráter de integração entre planejamentos. O estabelecimento de conselhos com participação de várias pastas representa um potencial elemento de integração nas ações desses órgãos, permitindo o compartilhamento de temas pertinentes ao longo do desenvolvimento das agendas de forma contínua. Quanto à recuperação urbana e ambiental dos loteamentos irregulares, é possível afirmar que os parâmetros urbanísticos e a definição do uso e ocupação do solo estão intimamente relacionados à qualidade ambiental e precisam ser construídos em conjunto por profissionais da área de urbanismo e da área ambiental, e discutidos com a comunidade local. O formato de gestão na área de mananciais, foco deste estudo de caso no município de Santo André, representa um significativo passo na construção da integração entre os sistemas de gerenciamento de recursos hídricos e de planejamento urbano/metropolitano.This article aims to survey and discuss environmental management actions and their interfaces with the housing issue in the area administered by the sub City Hall of Paranapiacaba and Parque Andreense, Santo André, SP. The focus is the political and institutional capacity established by the municipality to address such issues. The methods used were documental

  4. Minimal ambient nuclear C*-algebras

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    Suzuki, Yuhei

    2015-01-01

    We provide examples of ambient nuclear C*-algebras of non-nuclear C*-algebras with no proper intermediate C*-algebras. In particular this gives the first examples of minimal ambient nuclear C*-algebras of non-nuclear C*-algebras. For this purpose, we study generic Cantor systems of infinite free product groups.

  5. Control Flow Analysis for BioAmbients

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    Nielson, Flemming; Nielson, Hanne Riis; Priami, C.;

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a static analysis for investigating properties of biological systems specified in BioAmbients. We exploit the control flow analysis to decode the bindings of variables induced by communications and to build a relation of the ambients that can interact with each other. We...

  6. Ordenamento jurídico ambiental

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    Costa, Paulo Manuel

    2014-01-01

    Neste artigo iremos fazer uma breve análise das normas jurídicas mais importantes para a protecção do ambiente. Para isso, começaremos por conhecer as principais normas sobre o ambiente que constam da Constituição Portuguesa e que constituem a denominada «Constituição do ambiente». Depois iremos ver um pouco mais em pormenor a Lei de Bases da Política do Ambiente, a qual enuncia os princípios, as medidas e as políticas orientadoras da protecção jurídica do ambiente. Por fim, iremos examinar o...

  7. The current and potential applications of Ambient Mass Spectrometry in detecting food fraud

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    Black, Connor; Chevallier, Olivier; Elliott, Christopher

    2016-01-01

    The adulteration of food has received substantial amounts of media attention in the last few years, with events such as the European horsemeat scandal in 2013 sending shockwaves through society. Almost all cases are motivated by the pursuit of profits and are often aided by long and complex supply chains. In the past few years, the rapid growth of ambient mass spectrometry (AMS) has been remarkable, with over thirty different ambient ionisation techniques available. Due to the increasing conc...

  8. Índice de qualidade ambiental suinícola (IQAS: Aspectos conceituais e metodológicos e aplicação Swine environmental quality index (SEQI: Conceptual and methodological aspects and case studies

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    Adriano R. Souto

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available O IQAS é uma ferramenta que avalia as condições nos sistemas de produção de suínos em relação ao meio ambiente, através de indicadores com pesos para identificação, exame e avaliação das características do local, da infra-estrutura e das formas de manejo. Os sistemas de produção avaliados se encontram na bacia hidrográfica do rio Toledo, estado do Paraná. A coleta de dados através de visitas técnicas atendeu ao conjunto de indicadores do IQAS. Com as informações realizaram-se simulações, classificando-se as unidades na faixa regular, irregular e crítica. Para as propriedades de pequeno porte, as que sofreram reformas nos bebedouros, cochos basculantes, esterqueiras e na rede coletora, se classificaram na faixa regular, na qual se enquadraram, também, as que possuem equipamentos para aplicação nas culturas, responsável pelas atividades e área disponível, representando 16,13%. Na faixa crítica, estas se encontram próximas aos recursos hídricos e residências, com esterqueiras em solo e baixa capacidade de armazenamento, com taxas de aplicação acima de 60 m³ ha-1, além de resíduos na área, com 32,26%. As demais unidades, 51,61%, se enquadraram como irregular o que implica em risco de poluição das águas.SEQI is a tool that evaluates the conditions in swine production systems in relation to environment, by using indicators with weights for identification, examination and evaluation of the characteristics of location, infrastructure and farm management procedures. The production systems evaluated in this study are located in the Toledo River basin, Paraná state, Brazil. The collection of data through technical visits met the set of SEQI indicators. With the information, simulations were performed and the units were classified in three groups: regular, irregular and critical. For small farms, the ones that reformed their water nipples, storage tanks, feeding devices and pipe installations, were classified as

  9. Les tendances des réformes de gestion des banques européennes%欧盟银行业经营模式变革的五大趋势及其经济效应

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    马红霞

    2004-01-01

    Les modifications de l'environnement de gestion des banques europeennes permettent a l'auteur d'analyser les tendances de leurs reformes et l'influence interessante de celles-ci sur la rentabilite et le pouvoir concurrentiel de ces etablissements financiers.

  10. EL RACISMO AMBIENTAL EN CHILE

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    MATÍAS MEZA-LOPEHANDÍA

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El problema de la desigualdad en Chile ha sido abordado desde diferentes puntos de vista como la cuestión de la distribución de la riqueza o el acceso a los derechos sociales. Es este trabajo se observa el mismo problema pero desde la perspectiva recientemente esbozada por los movimientos sociales: la del racismo ambiental o la desigual distribución de los deshechos del desarrollo y el consumo. De esta manera se revisan sucintamente los principales conflictos que han surgido en el último tiempo a lo largo del país entre empresas públicas y privadas y comunidades locales y originarias. Así mismo se examinan las formas de organización que estas últimas han asumido y el estado actual de articulación entre ellas. De la revisión de la situación se concluye que estamos ante el surgimiento de un actor de nuevo tipo, que surge de las contradicciones del Chile neoliberal y que se diferencia del movimiento ecologista por vincular sus reivindicaciones a la defensa del territorio y al derecho a la autodeterminación de los pueblos.

  11. Damage localization under ambient vibration using changes in flexibility

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    2002-01-01

    In recent years, Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) has emerged as a new research area in civil engineering. Mostexisting health monitoring methodologies require direct measurement of input excitation for implementation. However, in manycases, there is no easy way to measure these inputs - or alternatively to externally excite the structure. Therefore, SHM methodsbased on ambient vibration have become important in civil engineering. In this paper, an approach is proposed based on the DamageLocation Vector (DLV) method to handle the ambient vibration case. Here, this flexibility-matrix-based damage localization methodis combined with a modal expansion technique to eliminate the need to measure the input excitation. As a by-product of thisapproach, in addition to determining the location of the damage, an estimate of the damage extent also can be determined. Finally, anumerical example analyzing a truss structure with limited sensors and noisy measurement is provided to verify the efficacy of theproposed approach.

  12. Reforming water services management. Indentification of optimal territorial units in Sicily; Riforma della gestione dei servizi idrici. Delimitazione degli ambiti territoriali ottimali in Sicilia

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    Rossi, G.; Ancarani, A.; Toscano, A. [Catania Univ, Catania (Italy). Ist. di Idraulica, Idrologia e Gestione delle Acque

    2000-12-01

    The Italian Law no. 36/1994 (Galli Act), which deeply reformed the management of Water Services in Italy, is facing great difficulties in implementation. These difficulties arise first of all from the delays of Regional governments and local authorities (Municipalities and Provinces) in developing their assigned tasks and also from the uncertainties about the organizational forms for the management of all local public services, to be regulated by a law currently under discussion at Parliament. Recently, criticisms to the Galli Act have pointed out the weakness of both the operational tools and the basic principles of the Act, in particular with reference to the criteria for the definition of Optimal Territorial Units (OTUs). In this paper some criteria for OTUs definition - based upon technical and management characteristics of the water supply, wastewater collection and treatment system-, more complex of those indicated by the Galli Act and by successive national and regional law are proposed and various alternatives of obtained following different criteria are compared using Sicily as a case study. The application of the proposed criteria priority seems to guarantee an OTUs definition more adequate than the ones defined according the national and regional laws. The proposed criteria could be useful even when the OTUs definition is already made in order to facilitate the revision of OTUs boundaries which expected after a first testing period. [Italian] L'attuazione della legge n. 36/1994 (Legge Galli), che si proponeva di modificare profondamente la gestione dei servizi idrici in Italia, sta incontrando notevoli difficolta'. Tali difficolta' derivano anzitutto dai ritardi con cui le Regioni e gli Enti Locali hanno adempiuto ai compiti loro affidati dalla legge, ma anche dall'incertezza sulle forme organizzative dei servizi pubblici locali regolamentati da una legge in corso di riforma al Parlamento. Recentemente le critiche alla legge Galli

  13. Le difficile retour du " collectif " dans la gestion de l’eau : Regards sur 15 années d’efforts en Camargue gardoise

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    Daniel Petit

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Suite aux grandes mutations des années 60-70 en Camargue gardoise et à l’obsolescence du Traité des Marais qui réglait la gestion collective des niveaux d’eau, les acteurs économiques liés à l’eau se sont positionnés sur des logiques individualistes. L’eau est devenue l’objet de maints conflits avec de graves conséquences sur les ressources et les milieux. La mise en œuvre d’une Charte de l’environnement et d’un SAGE au début des années 90 a constitué les prémices du retour du " collectif " dans la gestion de l’eau. Mais on est encore loin de l’eau comme vecteur d’une construction territoriale à travers une communauté de projet liée à l’eau.

  14. Il controllo di gestione e operativo delle commesse per una impresa di costruzioni: nuovo impianto di trattamento e recupero di rifiuti urbani.

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    Matteo Camprini

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Il mercato delle costruzioni in Italia soffre problemi di maturità da molto tempo. Dagli anni ’90, infatti, per superare i fatti di tangentopoli venne riformata la legislazione dei lavori pubblici per giungere a livelli di competizione maggiori e più simili a quelli esistenti in Europa.  In questo contesto le imprese che per la loro struttura culturale, organizzativa e produttiva mostravano maggiore sensibilità a tali aspetti avviarono processi di formazione e riorganizzazione introducendo specifiche procedure mirate alla gestione completa dei progetti trasformandosi così da imprese di sola produzione a imprese operanti per progetti.La presente memoria vuole descrivere il sistema di gestione attuato, le modifiche ed i miglioramenti che si sono susseguiti nel tempo,  la sua struttura organizzativa e gli strumenti di lavoro messi a disposizione.A conclusione verrà illustrata l’applicazione al caso concreto della costruzione del nuovo impianto di trattamento e recupero di rifiuti urbani.

  15. Gestion des risques naturels et prise en compte du développement durable : un lien équivoque. Le cas du sud grenoblois

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    Lauren Andres

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Cet article questionne la nature du lien envisageable entre risque naturel et développement durable à travers l’étude du territoire du sud grenoblois, soumis notamment à deux aléas naturels majeurs : le mouvement de terrain de grande ampleur dit des « Ruines de Séchilienne » et les probables crues de la Romanche et du Drac. Trois étapes structurent cette réflexion questionnant la transition supposée entre une gestion des risques naturels et une gestion durable des territoires soumis aux risques naturels : une association toute relative, un lien logique mais limité sur le terrain, une relation surtout indirecte. Les interactions identifiées, en termes législatifs mais aussi idéels et opérationnels, entre risque et durabilité se révèlent ainsi complexes et ne sont pas forcément explicites ; elles dépendent en particulier de multiples échelles territoriales (nationales à locales, confrontant alors pour l’essentiel des stratégies d’acteurs – porteurs des décisions ou du savoir technique – distinctes.

  16. UNA SOLUZIONE ALL'AVANGUARDIA PER LA GESTIONE DELL'ILLUMINAZIONE PUBBLICA

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    Fulvio Bernardini

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The article describes a case study carried out by GemmLab technology Trimble MX2 for the census of the network of public lighting of many Italian municipalities, for a more efficient management of electricity consumption as part of the Action Plans for 'Sustainable Energy (PAES.

  17. Technique distribuee de gestion de la charge sur le reseau electrique et ring-tree: Un nouveau systeme de communication P2P

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    Ayoub, Simon

    Le reseau de distribution et de transport de l'electricite se modernise dans plusieurs pays dont le Canada. La nouvelle generation de ce reseau que l'on appelle smart grid, permet entre autre l'automatisation de la production, de la distribution et de la gestion de la charge chez les clients. D'un autre cote, des appareils domestiques intelligents munis d'une interface de communication pour des applications du smart grid commencent a apparaitre sur le marche. Ces appareils intelligents pourraient creer une communaute virtuelle pour optimiser leurs consommations d'une facon distribuee. La gestion distribuee de ces charges intelligentes necessite la communication entre un grand nombre d'equipements electriques. Ceci represente un defi important a relever surtout si on ne veut pas augmenter le cout de l'infrastructure et de la maintenance. Lors de cette these deux systemes distincts ont ete concus : un systeme de communication peer-to-peer, appele Ring-Tree, permettant la communication entre un nombre important de noeuds (jusqu'a de l'ordre de grandeur du million) tel que des appareils electriques communicants et une technique distribuee de gestion de la charge sur le reseau electrique. Le systeme de communication Ring-Tree inclut une nouvelle topologie reseau qui n'a jamais ete definie ou exploitee auparavant. Il inclut egalement des algorithmes pour la creation, l'exploitation et la maintenance de ce reseau. Il est suffisamment simple pour etre mis en oeuvre sur des controleurs associes aux dispositifs tels que des chauffe-eaux, chauffage a accumulation, bornes de recharges electriques, etc. Il n'utilise pas un serveur centralise (ou tres peu, seulement lorsqu'un noeud veut rejoindre le reseau). Il offre une solution distribuee qui peut etre mise en oeuvre sans deploiement d'une infrastructure autre que les controleurs sur les dispositifs vises. Finalement, un temps de reponse de quelques secondes pour atteindre 1'ensemble du reseau peut etre obtenu, ce qui est

  18. Calidad ambiental interior: bienestar, confort y salud

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    Francisco Vargas Marcos

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Distintas formas de interpretar las condiciones ambientales han llevado al desarrollo de conceptos tales como edificio enfermo, calidad del aire o calidad ambiental interior, todos ellos encaminados a entender la complejidad de los contaminantes en los ambientes cerrados y las implicaciones sobre la salud de la población. La propuesta de "Calidad ambiental interior" es un avance conceptual y operativo que supera ampliamente a los anteriores, puesto que orienta las acciones hacia ambientes saludables sin limitar al aire la idea de contaminación. El objetivo del trabajo es identificar las competencias y el marco legislativo que permiten actuar en la prevención de riesgos asociados a la exposición de contaminantes en ambientes interiores. Óptimas condiciones en los ambientes interiores deben redundar en salud, bienestar y confort, tanto en lo que respecta a la vida laboral como a los ámbitos donde se desarrollan las actividades cotidianas extralaborales, escolares, de descanso y de ocio. La sociedad actual exige lugares seguros, limpios y bien climatizados, para lo que es necesario integrar percepciones y exigencias de los habitantes y alcanzar un óptimo equilibrio entre estándares sociales, uso de la energía y desarrollo sostenible, buscando confort sin contaminar y sin aumentar el consumo de fuentes energéticas que degraden el medio ambiente. El desarrollo legislativo se orienta a la seguridad y la salud en los lugares de trabajo y la regulación de las sustancias químicas. La Sanidad Ambiental lleva a cabo tareas de prevención y control, participa en la ejecución de convenios internacionales de reducción de contaminantes y desechos y promueve acciones para el desarrollo de la Estrategia Europea de Salud y Medio Ambiente.

  19. Context Dependent Analysis of BioAmbients

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    Pilegaard, Henrik; Nielson, Flemming; Nielson, Hanne Riis

    2006-01-01

    BioAmbients is a derivative of mobile ambients that has shown promise of describing interesting features of the behaviour of biological systems. The technical contribution of this paper is to extend the Flow Logic approach to static analysis with a couple of new techniques in order to give precise...... information about the behaviour of systems written in BioAmbients. Applying the development to a simple model of a cell releasing nutrients from food compunds we illustrate how the proposed analysis does indeed improve on previous efforts....

  20. Economía y medio ambiente

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    Ciro Alfonso Serna Mendoza

    2010-01-01

    En ciertos escenarios académicos, políticos, sociales y ambientales se declara que el modelo económico dominante o los conceptos que lo integran son responsables de que el bienestar económico implique malestar ecológico.Al partir de este supuesto, una forma de comprender las causas y de contribuir a la solución de la problemática ambiental es develar en qué consisten, en qué términos plantean la relación ombre-medio ambiente, las propuestas que incluyen la dimensión ambiental en el campo de l...

  1. Ecología y ambiente

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    Malacalza, Leonardo

    2013-01-01

    Ecología y Ambiente es un libro que hemos escrito para quienes comienzan estudios universitarios y también para todos los que estén interesados en iniciarse en temas del medio ambiente. Los contenidos del libro están divididos en dos partes; en la primera estudiamos temas básicos de biología y los fundamentos de la teoría ecológica; en la segunda se describen y analizan algunos grandes temas directamente relacionados con el medio ambiente en que vivimos. Sobre tales temas hemos invitado a ...

  2. Ambient Particulate Matter (PM2.5/PM10) Exposure and Emergency Department Visits for Acute Myocardial Infarction in Chaoyang District, Beijing, China During 2014: A Case-Crossover Study

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    Zhang, Qian; Qi, Weipeng; Yao, Wei; Wang, Mei; Chen, Yiyong; Zhou, Yujie

    2016-01-01

    Background Epidemiology studies have shown a consistently increased risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) correlated with particulate matter (PM) exposure. However, little is known about the association with specific AMI subtypes. In this work, we investigated the association between short-term PM exposure and emergency department visits (EDVs) for AMI, ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Methods We based this case-crossover study on 2749 patients from Chaoyang District hospitalized with AMI in Anzhen Hospital during 2014. Meteorological and air pollution data were collected during this period. We used a time-stratified case-crossover design with lag model, adjusted for meteorological conditions and/or other gaseous pollutants, to estimate risk of EDVs for AMI, STEMI, and NSTEMI. We conducted stratified analyses by gender, age, season, and comorbid conditions to examine potential effect modification. Results We found that each 10 µg/m3 increment of PM2.5 concentration (1-day lagged) was associated with an increased risk of EDVs for STEMI (OR 1.05; 95% CI, 1.00–1.11). We found no association of PM2.5 concentration with overall AMI or NSTEMI. No effect modification was found when stratified by gender, season, or comorbid conditions, even though the effect size was larger in patients who were male, smokers, and comorbid with hypertension. Patients aged ≥65 years showed a significantly increased risk of STEMI associated with PM2.5 in the previous day than those aged <65 years. Conclusions Our study indicated a transient effect of short-term PM2.5 exposure on EDVs for STEMI. Patients aged ≥65 years appeared to be particularly susceptible. Our findings suggest that studies of the association between PM exposure and AMI should consider AMI subtypes, lag times, and individual characteristics. PMID:27064131

  3. 2011 NATA - Risks and Annual Ambient Concentrations

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This dataset includes the modeled annual ambient concentrations and risks at the census tract level for the 2011 National Air Toxics Assessment. All concentrations...

  4. Economía y medio ambiente

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    Ciro Alfonso Serna Mendoza

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En ciertos escenarios académicos, políticos, sociales y ambientales se declara que el modelo económico dominante o los conceptos que lo integran son responsables de que el bienestar económico implique malestar ecológico.Al partir de este supuesto, una forma de comprender las causas y de contribuir a la solución de la problemática ambiental es develar en qué consisten, en qué términos plantean la relación ombre-medio ambiente, las propuestas que incluyen la dimensión ambiental en el campo de la economía. Y si, al igual que las teorías ambientales, acuden a la ética como factor adecuado para disminuir las externalidades negativas generadas en el ambiente por la actividad económica.

  5. ambientes mediterráneos

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    G. Escribano-Ávila

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    Full Text Available A nivel global, dos tendencias opuestas gobiernan el uso de la tierra: la intensificación y el abandono. Esta última supone una oportunidad para larecuperación de los ecosistemas, una necesidad urgente dada la actual crisis ambiental. La comunidad de dispersores frugívoros es determinantepara recuperar la estructura y complejidad de la vegetación en campos abandonados, ya que éstos suelen estar desprovistos de propágulos.Recientes estudios han resaltado la especial relevancia de los mamíferos frugívoros en el proceso de dispersión de semillas en ambientesdegradados como los campos abandonados. Esto es debido a una serie de rasgos morfológicos y de comportamiento que caracterizan a losfrugívoros mamíferos y que les hace ser dispersores especialmente efectivos. Generalmente los mamíferos frugívoros tienen un mayor tamañocorporal, mayores áreas de campeo y distancias de dispersión, frecuente uso de hábitats abiertos, movilizando así más semillas hasta los camposabandonados que otros grupos de frugívoros (e.g. aves. Una vez que una semilla ha sido depositada tiene que superar las sucesivas etapas hastael establecimiento (depredación post-dispersiva, germinación, supervivencia y crecimiento. Los mamíferos frugívoros favorecen todo este procesoen mayor medida que otros dispersores. A nivel interespecífico pueden dispersar mayor diversidad de especies al estar generalmente menoslimitados por el tamaño de fruto, y a nivel intra-especifico no seleccionan semillas de pequeño tamaño. Además, suelen depositar las semillas enmicrohábitats que resultan especialmente adecuados para el reclutamiento. En consecuencia, los mamíferos son un elemento clave en los ensamblesde frugívoros que propician la regeneración de los campos abandonados y su función ecológica debe ser considerada en la restauración y manejode hábitats degradados.Palabras clave: áreas degradadas; bosque remanente; cambio de los usos del suelo; dispersi

  6. Spatial Analysis of BioAmbients

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    Nielson, Hanne Riis; Nielson, Flemming; Pilegaard, Henrik

    2004-01-01

    Programming language technology can contribute to the development and understanding of Systems Biology by providing formal calculi for specifying and analysing the dynamic behaviour of biological systems. Our focus is on BioAmbients, a variation of the ambient calculi developed for modelling mobi...... mobility in computer systems. We present a static analysis for capturing the spatial structure of biological systems and we illustrate it on a few examples....

  7. ANÁLISE DA QUALIDADE AMBIENTAL URBANA

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    Cíntia Minaki; Margarete Cristiane de Costa Trindade Amorim

    2012-01-01

    Con el intenso proceso de urbanización en Brasil, la calidad del medio ambiente se presenta como un factor extremadamente importante para evaluar las condiciones que los espacios urbanos pueden ofrecer a la población. En este sentido, este trabajo tuvo como objetivo verificar algunos de los indicadores ambientales urbanos en Guararapes, situada en el noroeste de Sao Paulo, con el fin de evaluar su calidad ambiental, con el objetivo de contribuir a sus estrategias de desarrollo. Los indicadore...

  8. Ambient ionization mass spectrometry: A tutorial

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    Huang, Min-Zong; Cheng, Sy-Chi; Cho, Yi-Tzu [Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China); Shiea, Jentaie, E-mail: jetea@fac.nsysu.edu.tw [Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China); Cancer Center, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (China)

    2011-09-19

    Highlights: {yields} Ambient ionization technique allows the direct analysis of sample surfaces with little or no sample pretreatment. {yields} We sort ambient ionization techniques into three main analytical strategies, direct ionization, direct desorption/ionization, and two-step ionization. {yields} The underlying principles of operation, ionization processes, detecting mass ranges, sensitivity, and representative applications of these techniques are described and compared. - Abstract: Ambient ionization is a set of mass spectrometric ionization techniques performed under ambient conditions that allows the direct analysis of sample surfaces with little or no sample pretreatment. Using combinations of different types of sample introduction systems and ionization methods, several novel techniques have been developed over the last few years with many applications (e.g., food safety screening; detection of pharmaceuticals and drug abuse; monitoring of environmental pollutants; detection of explosives for antiterrorism and forensics; characterization of biological compounds for proteomics and metabolomics; molecular imaging analysis; and monitoring chemical and biochemical reactions). Electrospray ionization and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization are the two main ionization principles most commonly used in ambient ionization mass spectrometry. This tutorial paper provides a review of the publications related to ambient ionization techniques. We describe and compare the underlying principles of operation, ionization processes, detecting mass ranges, sensitivity, and representative applications of these techniques.

  9. Acute Impact of Hourly Ambient Air Pollution on Preterm Birth

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    Li, Shanshan; Guo, Yuming; Williams, Gail

    2016-01-01

    Background: Preterm birth is a major perinatal health problem, but factors leading to it are still not completely understood. Objectives: Our goal was to identify the relation between acute increase in ambient air pollution in a few hours before onset of labor and the risk of preterm birth. Methods: We collected registered birth outcome data and hourly ambient air pollution measurements during 2009‒2013 in Brisbane, Australia. Using a time-stratified case-crossover design and conditional logistic regression models with natural cubic splines, we assessed the shape of air pollution-preterm birth curve, after controlling for potential confounders. We also examined the effect modification of other factors. Results: The association between air pollution [nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon monoxide (CO)] and preterm birth was nonlinear. Threshold concentrations for the mean of 0‒24 hr NO2, 24‒48 hr SO2, and 24‒48 hr CO before onset of labor were 7.6 parts per billion (ppb), 3.8 ppb, and 162.5 ppb, respectively. Increases in air pollution concentrations above thresholds were associated with increased risks of preterm birth. The odds ratios of preterm birth at the 95th percentile of NO2, SO2, and CO against the thresholds were 1.17 (95% CI: 1.08, 1.27), 1.01 (95% CI: 0.99, 1.04), and 1.18 (95% CI: 1.06, 1.32), respectively. The associations were modified by demographic factors, such as maternal smoking and socioeconomic status. Conclusion: Acute increases in ambient air pollution concentrations above certain levels before onset of labor may stimulate preterm birth. Citation: Li S, Guo Y, Williams G. 2016. Acute impact of hourly ambient air pollution on preterm birth. Environ Health Perspect 124:1623–1629; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/EHP200 PMID:27128028

  10. O meio ambiente no meio ambiente da TV brasileira: percursos histórico-discursivos

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    Gomes, Ana Ângela Farias; Pereira, Claudio Luiz

    2010-01-01

    Este trabalho propõe uma investigação das interrelações entre a temática ambiental e a produção televisiva brasileira. O objetivo é traçar um panorama histórico das produções que tratyam especificamente da questão ambiental, e perceber como o meio ambiente vem sendo tematizado pela televisão ao longo do tempo. Ao mesmo tempo, pereceber as correlações entre as transformações/significados que a temática ambiental vai passando e as operações dircursivas implicadas.

  11. Towards New Ambient Light Systems: a Close Look at Existing Encodings of Ambient Light Systems

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    Andrii Matviienko

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Ambient systems provide information in the periphery of a user’s attention. Their aim is to present information as unobtrusively as possible to avoid interrupting primary tasks (e.g. writing or reading. In recent years, light has been used to create ambient systems to display information. Examples of ambient light systems range from simple notification systems such as displaying messages or calendar event reminders, to more complex systems such as focusing on conveying information regarding health activity tracking. However, for ambient light systems, there is a broad design space that lacks guidelines on when to make use of light displays and how to design them. In this paper we provide a systematic overview of existing ambient light systems over four identified information classes derived from 72 existing ambient light systems. The most prominent encoding parameters among the surveyed ambient light systems are color, brightness, and their combination. By analyzing existing ambient light systems, we provide a first step towards developing guidelines for designing future ambient light systems.

  12. Biotecnologia Ambiental. Aplicacions biotecnològiques a la millora del medi ambient

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    Blanch i Gisbert, Anicet

    2010-01-01

    La biotecnología ambiental comprende el conjunto de actividades tecnológicas que facilitan la comprensión y la gestión de los sistemas biológicos en el medio ambiente, con el fin de proveer productos y servicios. Actualmente, la gestión del medio ambiente y de sus recursos naturales no se comprende si no se realiza de manera sostenible. Los avances científicos y tecnológicos le están permitiendo a la biotecnología ambiental, el desarrollo de nuevas herramientas y aplicaciones con los que resp...

  13. LA JUSTICIA AMBIENTAL EN EL ORDENAMIENTO JURÍDICO AMBIENTAL CHILENO

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    Dominique Hervé Espejo; Sebastián Rebolledo

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo desarrolla la noción de justicia ambiental y sus elementos configurativos. En virtud de aquel marco se revisan dos instituciones jurídicas del ordenamiento jurídico ambiental chileno, con el objeto de evaluar si en las normas que las consagran se incorporan o reflejan dichos elementos. Los instrumentos jurídicos analizados son la participación ciudadana en el Sistema de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental y la Evaluación Ambiental Estratégica.

  14. Ambient Intelligence Systems for Personalized Sport Training

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    Daniel González-Jiménez

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Several research programs are tackling the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN at specific fields, such as e-Health, e-Inclusion or e-Sport. This is the case of the project “Ambient Intelligence Systems Support for Athletes with Specific Profiles”, which intends to assist athletes in their training. In this paper, the main developments and outcomes from this project are described. The architecture of the system comprises a WSN deployed in the training area which provides communication with athletes’ mobile equipments, performs location tasks, and harvests environmental data (wind speed, temperature, etc.. Athletes are equipped with a monitoring unit which obtains data from their training (pulse, speed, etc.. Besides, a decision engine combines these real-time data together with static information about the training field, and from the athlete, to direct athletes’ training to fulfill some specific goal. A prototype is presented in this work for a cross country running scenario, where the objective is to maintain the heart rate (HR of the runner in a target range. For each track, the environmental conditions (temperature of the next track, the current athlete condition (HR, and the intrinsic difficulty of the track (slopes influence the performance of the athlete. The decision engine, implemented by means of (m; s-splines interpolation, estimates the future HR and selects the best track in each fork of the circuit. This method achieves a success ratio in the order of 80%. Indeed, results demonstrate that if environmental information is not take into account to derive training orders, the success ratio is reduced notably.

  15. Ambient Intelligence Systems for Personalized Sport Training

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    Vales-Alonso, Javier; López-Matencio, Pablo; Gonzalez-Castaño, Francisco J.; Navarro-Hellín, Honorio; Baños-Guirao, Pedro J.; Pérez-Martínez, Francisco J.; Martínez-Álvarez, Rafael P.; González-Jiménez, Daniel; Gil-Castiñeira, Felipe; Duro-Fernández, Richard

    2010-01-01

    Several research programs are tackling the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) at specific fields, such as e-Health, e-Inclusion or e-Sport. This is the case of the project “Ambient Intelligence Systems Support for Athletes with Specific Profiles”, which intends to assist athletes in their training. In this paper, the main developments and outcomes from this project are described. The architecture of the system comprises a WSN deployed in the training area which provides communication with athletes’ mobile equipments, performs location tasks, and harvests environmental data (wind speed, temperature, etc.). Athletes are equipped with a monitoring unit which obtains data from their training (pulse, speed, etc.). Besides, a decision engine combines these real-time data together with static information about the training field, and from the athlete, to direct athletes’ training to fulfill some specific goal. A prototype is presented in this work for a cross country running scenario, where the objective is to maintain the heart rate (HR) of the runner in a target range. For each track, the environmental conditions (temperature of the next track), the current athlete condition (HR), and the intrinsic difficulty of the track (slopes) influence the performance of the athlete. The decision engine, implemented by means of (m, s)-splines interpolation, estimates the future HR and selects the best track in each fork of the circuit. This method achieves a success ratio in the order of 80%. Indeed, results demonstrate that if environmental information is not take into account to derive training orders, the success ratio is reduced notably. PMID:22294931

  16. Gestion patrimoniale des réseaux d’eau potable. Politiques d’investissement et gestion des immobilisations : cadre et bonnes pratiques. Une vision à la croisée des approches techniques, comptables et financières. Synthèse

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    ASTEE groupe de travail gestion patrimoniale AEP- immobilisations; Werey, C.

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    / La pratique actuelle des services d’eau potable est souvent basée sur l’établissement d’un programme de renouvellement / réhabilitation réalisé à partir de l’expérience des agents et de leur connaissance du réseau ou à partir d’outils d’aide à la décision utilisant des données d’exploitations et d’investigation. C’est ce que nous appelons l’approche « technique » de la gestion patrimoniale qui définit les besoins. Se pose ensu...

  17. Gestion patrimoniale des réseaux d’eau potable. Politiques d’investissement et gestion des immobilisations : cadre et bonnes pratiques. Une vision à la croisée des approches techniques, comptables et financières. Guide complet juillet 2014

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    103-111,; Werey, C.

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    / La pratique actuelle des services d’eau potable est souvent basée sur l’établissement d’un programme de renouvellement / réhabilitation réalisé à partir de l’expérience des agents et de leur connaissance du réseau ou à partir d’outils d’aide à la décision utilisant des données d’exploitations et d’investigation. C’est ce que nous appelons l’approche « technique » de la gestion patrimoniale qui définit les besoins. Se pose ensuite l...

  18. Etude de la complexité de la gestion des espaces publics à vocation de transport à Dakar (Sénégal

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    Cheikh Samba Wade

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available L’organisation et de la gestion des espaces publics en milieu urbain est au centre des préoccupations de la puissance publique. Cet intérêt est lié dans les pays en développement aux nombreux dysfonctionnements recensés dans la ville. Ces difficultés entretenues par la démographie galopante, l’urbanisation informelle et à l’accroissement des activités industrielles, commerciales entre autres. A Dakar, la question de la mobilité urbaine est exacerbée par les puissants mouvements pendulaires entre la ville centrale et la périphérie amplifiés par les stationnements anarchiques et par l’inorganisation des modes de transports urbains.Le type d’espace public choisi pour cet article est une gare routière située au cœur du Plateau de Dakar : Petersen. Elle apparaît comme l’une des plus importantes gares routières du pays, surtout en termes de fréquentation avec plus de 50 000 personnes par jour. Le mode de gestion appliqué ici est la concession, une convention par laquelle la puissance publique confie la gestion de l’équipement à la SAGES une structure privée prenant en charge les intérêts parfois très contradictoires des différents acteurs.The organization and management of public spaces in urban areas is a central concern of public authorities. This interest is linked in developing countries with numerous shortcomings identified in the city. These difficulties sustained by massive population growth, urbanization informal, and increased industrial activities, commercial and others. In Dakar, the question of urban mobility is exacerbated by the significant commuting between the city center and the periphery that are amplified by the chaotic parking lots and the disorganization of urban transport modes.The type of public space chosen for this article is a bus station in the heart of the Plateau de Dakar: Petersen. It appears as one of the largest bus stations in the country, especially in terms of attendance

  19. Le Bassin de Ribeira Seca de Santiago, Cap Vert: une gestion basée sur l´approche GIRE

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    Full Text Available Dans cet article, l´auteur caractérise l´eau et l´agriculture des îles du Cap Vert et analyse les défis del´eau après la construction du barrage de Poilao dans la Vallée de Ribeira Seca, sur l´île de Santiago,en se servant de l´approche GIRE (Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau. Au niveau de la législation,il s´avère nécessaire de proposer de nouvelles lois, décrets et règlements qui soient en accord avecnotre réalité, en opposition à un important lot d´instruments juridiques inapplicables, obsolètes et decompréhension difficile. La construction du barrage de Poilão a produit des impacts environnementaux,socio-économiques et sur l´irrigation. Il s´agit de trouver un modèle de gestion qui s´adapte à la réalitédu Cap Vert et de l´île de Santiago, regroupant tous les partenaires pour une gestion durable de lavallée de Ribeira Seca et qui puisse servir d´exemple aux futurs barrages à construire.In this article, the author characterizes the water and agriculture of the islands of Cape Verde andanalyzes the challenges in the water after the dam construction Poilao in the Valley of Ribeira Seca,on the island of Santiago, using the IWRM (Integrated Water Resources Management approach. Interms of legislation, it is necessary to propose new laws, decrees and regulations that are consistentwith our reality, as opposed to a large batch of inapplicable legal instruments obsolete and difficult tounderstand. The construction of the dam has produced Poilão environmental, socio-economic impactsand irrigation. It is to find a model that fits the reality of Cape Verde and Santiago Island, involvingall partners for the sustainable management of the valley of Ribeira Seca and that can serve as anexample to future to build dams.

  20. Genetics, drugs and environmental factors in Parkinson's disease: a case-control study Genética, medicamentos e fatores do meio ambiente na doença de Parkinson

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    Full Text Available A case-control study of Parkinson's disease (PD was conducted in the city of Rio de Janeiro based on the assumption that neurotoxins with secondary parkinsonian action may be related to the development of Parkinson's disease. Ninety-two subjects with PD and 110 controls were queried through a questionnaire in order to investigate possible risk factors for the disease. The following factors were studied: herbicides/pesticides, exposure to chemicals, ingestion of drugs with secondary PD effects, rural life, water well source, family history, cranial trauma and cigarette smoking. Study of mentioned factors was achieved through univariate, stratified and multivariate analyses. Univariate and multivariate analyses demonstrated that PD was positively associated with family history (OR = 14.5; CI = 2.98 - 91.38, with the use of drugs with secondary PD action (OR = 11.01; CI = 3.41 - 39.41 and with exposure to chemical agents (OR = 5.87; CI = 1.48 - 27.23. PD was found to be inversely associated with cigarette smoking (OR = 0.39; IC = 0.16 - 0.95. Stratified analysis only confirmed family history and drug use, besides demonstrating that cigarette consumption could be a protection factor, when aforementioned factors were involved. This study might be a warning as to the cares that need to be taken regarding drug use and occupational exposure to chemical agents, as both types of substances present secondary PD action.Um estudo caso-controle foi realizado na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, partindo-se do pressuposto de que neurotoxinas com ação parkinsoniana secundária poderiam facilitar a ocorrência da doença de Parkinson. Noventa e dois pacientes com doença de Parkinson e 110 controles foram avaliados através de questionário para a investigação de possíveis fatores de risco para a doença. Foram pesquisados os seguintes fatores: herbicidas e pesticidas, exposição a agentes químicos, uso de medicamentos com ação parkinsoniana secundária, vida

  1. Valutazione farmacoeconomica dell’uso di tramadolo vs ketorolac nella gestione del dolore postoperatorio

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    Lorenzo G. Mantovani

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available This article represents the first evaluation that compares the economic consequences of managing postsurgical pain with tramadol or ketorolac in the Italian setting. The economic evaluation was based on 5 clinical trials that directly compared the efficacy and tolerability of tramadol and ketorolac treatments in different settings and that contained drug consumption data. Since the review of these data confirmed that their efficacy is comparable (tramadol showed a quicker onset of the analgesic action, which was not considered for the purposes of the economic evaluation, it was chosen to conduct a cost minimization analysis. The calculations were made considering two different drug acquisition costs: the hypothetical price for the hospital, computed by discounting 50% off the retail price, and the mean price really paid by hospitals according to the IHS. The analyses showed that, when the discounted price is applied, tramadol induces costs that are similar to those induced by ketorolac in 2/3 of the cases and lower in the remaining 1/3. Considering the mean price paid by hospitals, tramadol results economically more advantageous than ketorolac in all considered settings. In conclusion, ketorolac and tramadol are two effective and tolerable drugs in the management of post-surgical pain, although they differ in the adverse event pattern and in the rapidity of their action. In the Italian setting, tramadol appears to be economically more efficient, due to lesser consumption and lower drug acquisition costs.

  2. An investigation of the relationship between ambient lighting and image manipulation behavior

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    Ming, Lee Shun; Toomey, Rachel J.; Ryan, John T.; Rainford, Louise A.

    2013-03-01

    Purpose: This study examines the relationship between ambient lighting level and image manipulation. Method: Academic radiographers (n=10), with experience in observer performance studies, each assessed 70 postero-anterior projection radiographs of the wrist / scaphoid in both low (12.5 lux) and high (150 lux) ambient lighting. Half of the images featured one or more acute fractures and the remainder did not. Observers were encouraged to window the images to a level they felt was appropriate and, requested to rate their confidence that an acute fracture was present, marking the locations of any suspected acute fractures on the image. The images were displayed on a secondary-class monitor using Ziltron software, which recorded the adjustments to brightness and contrast made for each image. The images were presented in different orders for each lighting level to reduce potential memory effects. Results: Student's t-tests were applied to compare the mean brightness and contrast adjustments made to the images in each ambient lighting level. Tests were carried out to include all images, only positive cases, and only cases where observers elected to change the brightness and/or contrast. No statistically significant differences were noted except when images where no brightness/contrast adjustments were made were discounted. In that case, mean brightness levels were slightly higher in the high ambient light level (p=0.049). Conclusion: No convincing difference in adjustments of brightness and contrast between high and low ambient lighting levels, although further research is warranted.

  3. Effect of dry and wet ambient environment on the pulsed laser ablation of titanium

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    Ali, Nisar, E-mail: chnisarali@gmail.com [Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics, GC University Lahore (Pakistan); Bashir, Shazia; Umm-i-Kalsoom,; Akram, Mahreen; Mahmood, Khaliq [Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics, GC University Lahore (Pakistan)

    2013-04-01

    Surface and structural properties of the laser irradiated titanium targets have been investigated under dry and wet ambient environments. For this purpose KrF Excimer laser of wavelength 248 nm, pulse duration of 20 ns and repetition rate of 20 Hz has been employed. The targets were exposed for various number of laser pulses ranging from 500 to 2000 in the ambient environment of air, de-ionized water and propanol at a fluence of 3.6 J/cm{sup 2}. The surface morphology, chemical composition and crystallographical analysis were performed by using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD), respectively. For both central and peripheral ablated areas, significant difference in surface morphology has been observed in case of dry and wet ambient conditions. Large sized and diffused grains are observed in case of dry ablation. Whereas, in case of wet ablation, small sized, and well defined grains with distinct grain boundaries and significantly enhanced density are revealed. This difference is ascribed to the confinement effects of the liquid. The peripheral ablated area shows redeposition in case of dry ablation whereas small sized grain like structures are formed in case of wet ablation. EDS analysis exhibits variation in chemical composition under both ambient conditions. When the targets are treated in air environment, enhancement of the oxygen as well as nitrogen content is observed while in case of de-ionized water and propanol only increase in content of oxygen is observed. X-ray diffraction analysis exhibits formation of oxides and nitrides in case of air, whereas, in case of de-ionized water and propanol only oxides along with hydrides are formed. For various number of laser pulses the variation in the peak intensity, crystallinity and d-spacing is observed under both ambient conditions.

  4. 40 CFR 51.190 - Ambient air quality monitoring requirements.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Ambient air quality monitoring... PROGRAMS REQUIREMENTS FOR PREPARATION, ADOPTION, AND SUBMITTAL OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS Ambient Air Quality Surveillance § 51.190 Ambient air quality monitoring requirements. The requirements for monitoring ambient...

  5. La gestion des gestionnaires de projets: Le cas de l'industrie aerospatiale au Quebec

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    Petit, Marie-Claude

    organizations of that sector, alongside regular manufacturing operations, seems to contribute to their performance. In fact, most of these organizations currently are industry leaders worldwide. The data that form the basis of this research were obtained through 65 semi-structured interviews with representatives of project management, HRM and upper management in eight organizations in the aerospace industry in Quebec. First, the collected data was treated case by case using the qualitative data analysis software application Atlas.ti. Subsequently, the description and interpretation of the data were developed in a transversal way to achieve a sector-wide portrait of the HRM of PMs. The results reveal that PMs, like other human resources, do present particular HRM challenges and are actually managed as such in the organizations. PMs benefit both from traditional HRM practices (collective HRM) and from the relationship established and maintained with their immediate manager (individualized HRM). A network of actors is also involved in the HRM of PMs. Among these, the immediate manager of PMs stands out as the key HRM actor. In addition to applying HRM policies and practices to PMs, the manager of PMs, in his position of proximity with PMs, is destined to play different roles such as coach, motivator and talent agent. This hybrid HRM of PMs provides a sense of well-being among PMs and allows organizations to retain these creators of value, it secures faithful customers (repeat business) as a consequence of the success of projects managed by those PMs, and contributes to build a pool for their future managerial elite. Keywords: project management, human resource management, project manager, proximity management, high technology, aerospace industry, Quebec.

  6. Gestion de l’eau en Crau : comment s’adapter aux tensions sur la ressource en eau à l’échelle des exploitations agricoles

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    MÉROT, Anne ; BERGEZ, Jacques-Eric ; WALLACH, Daniel ; DURU, Michel ; CHARRON, François ; CAPILLON, Alain ; WERY, Jacques ; ISBERIE, Carole ; MAILHOL, Jean-Claude

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Dans le contexte actuel d'augmentation de la pression sur la ressource en eau, quels sont les moyens pour économiser de l'eau en améliorant l'efficience d'irrigation d'une culture tout en préservant la production ? Le travail agronomique présenté ici combine expérimentation, enquête et modélisation pour évaluer l'efficience du mode d'irrigation gravitaire des prairies de la plaine de Crau et proposer de nouveaux scénarios de gestion adaptés aux différents usages et usagers de la ressource en eau.

  7. Mécanismes d'allocation de l'eau d'irrigation et gestion du risque sécheresse en agriculture

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    Lefebvre, Marianne

    2011-01-01

    Alors que l'agriculture va devoir s'adapter à des sécheresses de plus en plus fréquentes et sévères avec le changement climatique, les dispositifs d'allocation de l'eau d'irrigation existants (prix, marché, dispositifs de rationnement...) négligent souvent la forte variabilité de la disponibilité de la ressource. Afin de réduire le coût pour les agriculteurs et la société du risque sécheresse, il convient d'intégrer des mécanismes de gestion du risque dans les dispositifs d'allocation de l'ea...

  8. Dynamique de gestion de la biodiversité d’igname face au développement du vivrier marchand au nord-Bénin

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    Egah, Janvier; Baco, Mohamed Nasser; Moumouni, Ismail

    2012-01-01

    Dans cet article, nous avons analysé la dynamique de gestion de la biodiversité de l’igname face au développement du vivrier marchand au Nord-Bénin. Nous avons effectué les investigations dans la commune de Tchaourou, un des principaux greniers d’igname du Nord-Bénin. Trois villages ont été choisis suivant le degré d’enclavement et de développement du marché d’igname. La taille de l’échantillon est de 90 exploitations à raison de 30 par village. La méthodologie adoptée a été une combinaison d...

  9. La gestion de la carte scolaire dans la périphérie parisienne. Enjeux, dynamiques et limites de la gouvernance éducative locale

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    Van Zanten, Agnès; Da Costa, Sylvie

    2013-01-01

    Cet article vise à mettre en évidence les enjeux, les dynamiques et les limites de la gouvernance éducative locale à propos de la gestion de la carte scolaire des collèges dans la seconde moitié des années 2000. Prenant appui sur l’analyse de diverses traces écrites ainsi que d’entretiens et d’observations réalisés dans le cadre d’une enquête de terrain dans la périphérie parisienne, il s’intéresse aux effets conjugués de deux choix politiques récents (l’attribution de la compétence en matièr...

  10. DIVERSITE GENETIQUE ET PHENOLOGIE DE CYPERUS ESCULENTUS L. (CYPERACEAE) POUR UNE GESTION INTEGREE DE L'ESPECE DANS LES CULTURES DE HAUTE LANDE

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    2006-01-01

    Nous avons étudié le développement, la phénologie, la démographie et la diversité génétique de Cyperus esculentus (souchet comestible), espèce pérenne clonale invasive des cultures basses de Haute Lande, dans le sud-ouest français, afin de comprendre sa capacité colonisatrice et ainsi élaborer des propositions de gestion dans le cadre d'un système de lutte intégrée.La capacité colonisatrice de C. esculentus dans les cultures de Haute Lande résulte (1) d'un développement végétatif important du...

  11. Bias, Equivoci Interculturali e Pregiudizi: una proposta di gestione coordinata dei significati (CMM nell’interazione fra diverse biografie e diverse culture

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    Guido Veronese

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Il presente lavoro si propone, attraverso l’esempio della conversazione terapeutica, di delineare una prima traccia di modello di coordinamento e gestione dei significati (CMM nell’interazione tra biografie, modelli relazionali e modelli culturali differenti. Gli autori propongono, sulle orme dei contributi offerti da Gregory Bateson e dai suoi collaboratori nelle Josiah Macy Conferences, di utilizzare l’irriverenza nei confronti delle proprie ed altrui premesse implicite e l’umorismo come meta-regole nella conversazione interculturale. Il metamessaggio contenuto nella cornice contestuale del gioco appare, in tal senso, una via creativa verso il coordinamento di diverse storie e verso un esercizio della curiosità nei confronti del mistero incarnato nell’altro da sé.

  12. La construction d'un dispositif de gouvernance territoriale pour la gestion des ressources naturelles : Le cas de la charte foncière locale de Koumbia

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    Diallo, Mohamadoun A.; Vall, Eric; Bayala, Innocent

    2011-01-01

    International audience La question de la dégradation des ressources naturelles (RN) se pose partout dans les systèmes agropastoraux sub-sahariens. La zone cotonnière de l'Ouest du Burkina Faso est au coeur de cette problématique. Aujourd'hui avec le processus de décentralisation mis en oeuvre par l'Etat, de nouvelles collectivités rurales ont été installées avec la charge de gérer eux même les RN de leur territoire. L'Etat leur propose comme outil de gestion de RN des chartes foncières ada...

  13. Dal materiale all’immateriale. Verso un approccio sostenibile alla gestione nel contesto glocale

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    Mara Cerquetti

    2015-02-01

    -museums as an exemplar case of “intangible that lives in tangible”, highlighting some crucial issues emerging from the analysis of the Italian context and suggesting possible future research lines.

  14. Dalla politica alla gestione del bene comune. L’esempio del teatro Valle a Roma

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    Alice Furlan

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The concept of common good could be declined in three major points: 1 the theft of the good itself from the profit mindset; 2 the creation of a link between the community and the good; 3 the creation of a new management form, neither public nor private, which knows the capacity of the good itself. From the analysis of the schedule published by MiBAC, it is clear that there is a lack of founds addressed to the artistic research. The situation that occurs nowadays is imposing the necessity of identifying another kind of development model. I took, as a research topic, Teatro Valle, which is one of the most important case in the Italian national context. The management of the entire structure undergoes through the principles of non-rivalry, non-exclusion and self-governance. The strongest points of this model are: the idea of an alternative management and the creation of synergies between several cultural movements.The theatre itself has been seeing as a multi-functional location: there are lots of performances flanked by debates, conferences, talks, and other initiatives. Another important aspect is the great visibility that the experience has been receiving through the years. However it is necessary to underline that the building, which is a private property, lives in a condition of lawlessness because it has been occupied. Moreover Teatro Valle has been accused of unfair competition by other cultural spaces. Since the culture is the common thread that helps us to uphold our identity, the common goods help us to recognize ourselves and state our fundamental rights.

  15. LED illuminant on the ambient light

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    Liu, Anqing; Sandipan, Mishra; Shur, Michael

    2014-09-01

    We develop an approach for combining illuminance and spectral power distribution of the LED and ambient light and apply our technique for developing an LED camera flashlight balancing the illuminance contrast between object and background. Our method uses the closed loop, multiobjective optimization comprising: (1) characterizing the lighting task by illuminance, correlated color temperature (CCT), and statistical color quality indices that include a set of Statistical Color Quality Metrics and the Color Rendition Index (CRI) implemented with indexes of S (saturation) or D (dulling); (2) measuring the illuminance and the spectrum of the ambient light on the target lighting surface, which might depend on all the sources proving illumination and on the reflected light; (3) determining the desired illuminance of the LED source on the target lighting surface; (4) calculating the desired luminous flux of the LED source according to the desired illuminance; (5) constituting the SPD of the LED source; (6) calculating the relative spectra counts of the LED source and the ambient light on the target lighting surface (7) calculating the CCT and statistical color quality indexes of the combined light; (8) repeating the above steps until the resulting SPD is close enough to the expectation. Using the above method, an LED camera flashlight has been designed, which works together with usual fluorescent ambient light and generates working lighting environment with high fidelity and high CCT (6000K). The spectrum and luminous flux of the LED lamp is automatically tunable with a change of the ambient light.

  16. OS CONCEITOS DE AMBIENTE, MEIO AMBIENTE E NATUREZA NO CONTEXTO DA TEMÁTICA AMBIENTAL: DEFININDO SIGNIFICADOS

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    Job Antonio Garcia Ribeiro

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Apresentamos alguns esclarecimentos que nos possibilitam identificar diferenças entre as expressões natureza, ambiente e meio ambiente. Não se trata de um estudo epistemológico, mas sim de reflexões sobre a que se referem essas expressões e as implicações para a temática ambiental e, consequentemente para o Ensino de Ciências. A natureza foi compreendida como um complexo de entidades reais, as quais são passíveis de pensamento através da percepção. Essa mesma entidade ao ser representada por uma mente, passa a constituir o que denominamos de ambiente. Este, por sua vez, caracteriza-se não somente pela soma dos meios ambientes das espécies conhecidas, mas por ser uma abstração humana. Ao considerarmos a singularidade de cada espécie e organismo que nesse ambiente se insere, passamos a denominar de meio ambiente os elementos que podem ser percebidos e sobre as quais determinado ser pode atuar. Assim, buscamos elaborar um conceito de meio ambiente mais amplo, que não se restrinja à espécie humana.The concepts of environment, environment and nature in the context of environmental issue: defining meaningsABSTRACTWe present some clarifications that enable us to identify differences between the expressions nature, the environment and environment. This is not an epistemological approach, but rather reflections on these expressions refer and the implications for environmental issues and hence to Science Teaching. The nature was understood as a complex of real entities, which are capable to be thinking through perception. This same entity when is represented by a mind, become what we call the environment. This expression, in turn, is characterized not only by adding the environments species that are known, but to be a human abstraction. When we consider the uniqueness of each species and organism, which in this environment is inserted, we call environment, this is, the elements that can be seen and on which the organism can act

  17. 气温变化与心脑血管疾病急诊关系的病例交叉研究%Association between ambient temperature and hospital emergency room visits for cardiovascular diseases:a case-crossover study

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    郭玉明; 王佳佳; 李国星; 郑亚安; Wichmann HE; 潘小川

    2009-01-01

    Meteorological Data Sharing Service System,and on air pollution from the Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center.Time-stratified case-crossover design was used to analyze data on 4 seasolls.Results After adjusting data on air pollution,1 degree(℃) increase of ambient average temperature would associate with the emergency room visits of odds ratio(Ors)as 1.282(95%CI:1.250-1.315).1.027(95%CI:1.001-1.055),0.661(95%CI:0.637-0.687),and 0.960 (95%CI:0.937-0.984) in spring,summer,autumn,and winter respectively.After controlling the influence of relative humidity,wind speed,and atmospheric pressure,1℃ increase in the ambient average temperature would be associated with the emergency room visits on Ors value as 1.423 (95%CI:1.377-1.471).1.082(95%CI:1.041-1.124),0.633(95%CI:0.607-0.660)and 0.971(95%CI:0.944-1.000) in spring,summer,auttmm,and winter respectively.Conclusion These data on outcomes suggested that the elevated level of ambient temperature would increase the hospital emergeney room visits for cardiovascular diseases in spring and summer while the elevated level of ambient temperature would decrease the hospital emergency room visits for the cardiovascular diseases in autumn and winter,suggesting that patients with cardiovascular diseases should pay attention to the climate change.

  18. Ocean Ambient Noise Measurement and Theory

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    Carey, William M

    2011-01-01

    This book develops the theory of ocean ambient noise mechanisms and measurements, and also describes general noise characteristics and computational methods.  It concisely summarizes the vast ambient noise literature using theory combined with key representative results.  The air-sea boundary interaction zone is described in terms of non-dimensional variables requisite for future experiments.  Noise field coherency, rare directional measurements, and unique basin scale computations and methods are presented.  The use of satellite measurements in these basin scale models is demonstrated.  Finally, this book provides a series of appendices giving in-depth mathematical treatments.  With its complete and careful discussions of both theory and experimental results, this book will be of the greatest interest to graduate students and active researchers working in fields related to ambient noise in the ocean.

  19. MUVA: a MUltimodal Visceral design Ambient device

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    Kivac, Robert; Øllgaard Klem, Sune; Béneé Olsen, Sophus;

    2016-01-01

    work schedule. MUVA differs from the other ambient devices, because it is targeted to children, and it adopts a visceral design approach in order to be appealing to its users. It is a raindrop-shaped lamp, which features audio playing, while its light color is affected by the audio playing. MUVA can be......This paper presents MUVA (MUltimodal Visceral design Ambient device), a prototype for a storytelling light- and sound-based ambient device. The aim of this device is to encourage social interaction and expand the emotional closeness in families with children where at least one parent has irregular...... used by parents to store pre-recorded audio of themselves telling stories, which their children can listen when they are away. In order to investigate if MUVA is appealing to its users and if it creates feelings of closeness between parents and children when the first are absent, we conducted...

  20. Effect of ambient pressure on Leidenfrost temperature

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    Orejon, Daniel; Sefiane, Khellil; Takata, Yasuyuki

    2014-11-01

    The accurate prediction and control of the interaction of liquids with hot surfaces is paramount in numerous areas, including cooling applications. We present results illustrating the effect of ambient pressure on the temperature required for a droplet to levitate over a hot surface, i.e., the Leidenfrost temperature. In the present study the dependence of wetting and levitating temperatures on ambient pressure in a range of subatmospheric pressures is reported. Experimental data indicate that the Leidenfrost temperature decreases with decreasing pressure at subatmospheric pressures. A physical approach for the dependence of Leidenfrost temperature on ambient pressure, based on an analogy with saturation pressure dependence, is proposed. Furthermore, previous literature data for pressures above atmospheric are also included in the analysis to support and validate the proposed approach. In addition, the effect of substrate material, substrate roughness, and type of fluid on the Leidenfrost temperature is discussed.

  1. La Gestión Ambiental

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    Darío Muriel, Rafael

    2006-01-01

    Aquest text tanca la sèrie iniciada amb l'article Orígens de la problemàtica Ambiental, al que l'autor plantejava la problemàtica ambiental des d'una perspectiva de relació entre subsistemes (natural i social). Seguint en la mateixa línia, ara Muriel argumenta que la naturalesa és objecte i els humans objecte-subjecte de la gestió ambiental. És a dir, que de la nostra actuació com a subjectes depèn la sostenibilitat de la naturalesa i de la societat, ambdós objectes de la gestió. El presen...

  2. Ambient Noise Tomography of the British Isles

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    Nicolson, H. J.; Curtis, A.; Baptie, B.

    2009-12-01

    In recent years, surface wave tomography using empirical Green’s functions computed via the ambient noise interferometry method has become an established approach to lithospheric imaging problems. To date, ambient noise tomography has been successfully applied to seismometer arrays in the United States, Australia, Iceland, China, South Africa, Europe and the Tibetan Plateau. The basis of the ambient seismic interferometry method is that, by cross-correlating noise data between two seismic stations and stacking over a long enough time period, one can approximate the Green’s Function that would have been recorded at one of the stations if the other had actually been a source. Consequently, one of the main advantages of ambient noise interferometry is that traditional seismic sources such as earthquakes or ballistics are not required; therefore it is ideal for application to seismically quiescent areas such as the British Isles. The British Isles are an archipelago located adjacent to the Eurasian continental shelf in a typically intra-plate setting, formed by a complex amalgamation of several terranes. These range from Laurentian north of the Highland Boundary fault to Avalonian south of the Iapetus Suture and evidence of the regions turbulent geological past can be inferred from its lithospheric structure. Previous studies of the structure of the British Isles considered relatively few seismic stations and/or were limited to using offshore shots, quarry blasts or teleseismic earthquakes as seismic energy sources. We have applied the ambient noise tomography method to noise data recorded on approximately 100 broadband and short period seismometers, including many new stations, in the British Isles and mainland Europe. This dense coverage of the British Isles allows us to image the crust and upper mantle velocity structure with a horizontal resolution in the region of 100km across the North Sea and 30km in the mainland United Kingdom. Here we present the first

  3. Tour operators, environment and sustainable development; Tour operator, ambiente e sviluppo sostenibile

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    Andriola, L.; Chirico, R.; Declich, P. [ENEA, Divisione Caratterizzazione dell' Ambiente e del Territorio, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy)

    2001-07-01

    nuove attivita'. La maggiore parte dei Tour Operators ha iniziato a riconoscere che un ambiente pulito e' un punto critico per il loro successo, ma pochi di questi possiedono gli strumenti di gestione e l'esperienza per progettare e condurre viaggi che minimizzano gli impatti sociali ed ambientali negativi. Un gruppo di Tour Operators, provenienti da diverse parti del mondo, ha unito le forze per creare l'Iniziativa dei Tour Operators per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile del Turismo. Con questa iniziativa i Tour Operator si stanno muovendo verso il turismo sostenibile impegnandosi ad indirizzare gli aspetti ambientali, sociali, economici e culturali dello sviluppo sostenibile nel settore del turismo.

  4. A Kleene analysis of Mobile Ambients

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    Nielson, Flemming; Nielson, Hanne Riis; Sagiv, M.

    2000-01-01

    We show how a program analysis technique originally developed for C-like pointer structures can be adapted to analyse the hierarchical structure of processes in the ambient calculus. The technique is based on modeling the semantics of the language in a two-valued logic; by reinterpreting the logi......We show how a program analysis technique originally developed for C-like pointer structures can be adapted to analyse the hierarchical structure of processes in the ambient calculus. The technique is based on modeling the semantics of the language in a two-valued logic; by reinterpreting...

  5. A RESPONSABILIDADE CIVIL E O MEIO AMBIENTE

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    DELCYLENE VILLALBA SOARES

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOEste artigo tem por finalidade realizar uma análise sobre a evolução da responsabilidade civil e suas teorias, subjetiva e objetiva aplicadas ao meio ambiente. Dentro desta área, deve-se ressaltar que a responsabilidade civil ao meio ambiente, é um assunto de importante relevância para o efetivo controle da depredação ambiental, permitindo que sejam alcançadas as metas propostas como condição de sobrevivência da espécie humana, ou seja, a conservação do meio ambiente e o desenvolvimento econômico social, visando desta maneira, permitir a qualidade e a continuação da vida. Existe o entendimento, que somente com educação ambiental e normas reguladoras fortes, como a penalidade de ter que indenizar quando praticar algum dano ao meio ambiente conseguirá atingir o objetivo maior de preservação. Necessitam-se além de uma mudança na legislação que responsabilize poluidores do meio ambiente, atribuindo-lhes sanções que inibam a prática de tal conduta ilícita e realizando assim, a aplicabilidade da justiça.Palavras-chave:Responsabilidade Civil; Responsabilidade; Meio Ambiente ABSTRACTThis article have objective to realize a analysis about civil responsibility evolution and your theories, subjective and objective apply environment. Inside this area have to stand out that civil responsibility environment, it is a theme very important relevance for environment depredation control effective, permitting have been obtain proposals target like been human survival condition, therefore, environment conservation and social economic development objective permit quality and continuation of life. There is understanding, that only with environment education and strong regulation principle, like penalty has to indemnify when practice some injury of environment, will obtain more preservation. Demand a change on legislation that responsible environment polluter attribute him inhibit sanctions for practice this illicit conduct and

  6. Hybrid Logical Analyses of the Ambient Calculus

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    Bolander, Thomas; Hansen, Rene Rydhof

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, hybrid logic is used to formulate three control flow analyses for Mobile Ambients, a process calculus designed for modelling mobility. We show that hybrid logic is very well-suited to express the semantic structure of the ambient calculus and how features of hybrid logic can...... be exploited to reduce the "administrative overhead" of the analysis specification and thus simplify it. Finally, we use HyLoTab, a fully automated theorem prover for hybrid logic, both as a convenient platform for a prototype implementation as well as to formally prove the correctness of the analysis. (C...

  7. Ensinar e aprender em ambientes virtuais tridimensionais

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    Gonçalves, Vitor

    2012-01-01

    Os mundos virtuais constituem ambientes simulados, normalmente tridimensionais, mediados através de tecnologias de informação e comunicação e que se destinam a ser frequentados por utilizadores que interagem com outros através de avatares. Estes ambientes virtuais tridimensionais (3D) podem ser desenvolvidos recorrendo a software de desenho 3D em versões comerciais e open source ou criados em servidores de mundos virtuais tridimensionais já existentes, tais como o Second Life ou similares. No...

  8. Ambientes virtuales como apoyo al Aprendizaje Colaborativo

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    Leguizamón, Guillermo; Chiarani, Marcela Cristina; Lucero, María Margarita; Pianucci, Irma Guadalupe; García, Berta Elena; Ponce, Viviana; Allendes Olave, Paola A.

    2005-01-01

    A partir de las conceptualizaciones sobre Educación a Distancia (EaD); y las Tecnologías disponibles para la EAD; se analizan los Ambientes Virtuales y su relación con el Código Abierto; lo que conlleva a presentar, en forma de grilla, las pautas y alcances de evaluación de plataformas virtuales de OS factibles de ser adaptados hacia la consecución de un Ambiente Virtual como apoyo al Aprendizaje Colaborativo. Con la puesta a punto, aplicación y relevo de esta grilla se estará en condicion...

  9. Medio Ambiente y Sostenibilidad (2012/2013)

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    Marzal Doménech, Paula; Gabaldón García, Carmen; Alvarez Hornos, Francisco Javier; Borrás Falomir, Luis

    2012-01-01

    La asignatura Medio Ambiente y Sostenibilidad tiene como objetivo general que los estudiantes adquieran una visión global de la contaminación ambiental atendiendo a sus orígenes y problemática, así como de los principios de la sostenibilidad y de las tecnologías medioambientales y su aplicación.Con esta asignatura se pretende que los estudiantes tomen conciencia de los problemas medioambientales, en particular de los derivados de las actividades industriales, y conozcan las estrategias y form...

  10. ANÁLISIS DE CONFLICTO SOCIO AMBIENTAL

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    María Beatriz Eguiguren Riofrío; Arturo Jiménez Lozano

    2011-01-01

    RESUMO El presente artículo hace referencia a las problemáticas socioambientales que han venido surgiendo en la Región Sur del Ecuador, las cuales modifican permanentemente el escenario social, político, económico y ambiental, factores que además se encuentran supeditados a fuerzas externas a nivel regional y mundial. Desde la perspectiva socio ambiental podemos observar algunos cambios jurídico – institucional, que se han dado desde el proceso de reforma de la Constitución 2008, cuyo mayor l...

  11. Human-Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence

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    Aghajan, Hamid; Delgado, Ramon Lopez-Cozar

    2009-01-01

    To create truly effective human-centric ambient intelligence systems both engineering and computing methods are needed. This is the first book to bridge data processing and intelligent reasoning methods for the creation of human-centered ambient intelligence systems. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book covers topics such as multi-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction, smart environments and pervasive computing, addressing principles, paradigms, methods and applications. This book will be an ideal reference for university researchers, R&D engineers, computer engineers, and graduate s

  12. The brave new world of ambient intelligence

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    Ahonen, Pasi; Alahuhta, Petteri; Daskala, Barbara; Delaitre, Sabine; Hert, Paul De; Lindner, Ralf; Maghiros, Ioannis; Moscibroda, Anna; Schreurs, Wim; Verlinden, Michiel

    This chapter provides an overview of ambient intelligence in order to set the stage for the subsequent identification and discussion of threats, vulnerabilities and safeguards In this chapter, we provide a somewhat high-level description of the key technologies that are crucial to the development and deployment of ambient intelligence. The development and deployment of AmI are being propelled by certain visions of the future, which we reference in this chapter. For the most part, the development and deployment are taking place in a rather structured context composed of visions, scenarios, roadmaps, strategic research agendas, platforms and projects. We highlight the most important of these.

  13. Ambient Interstellar Pressure and Superbubble Evolution

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    Oey, M S

    2004-01-01

    High ambient interstellar pressure is suggested as a possible factor to explain the ubiquitous observed growth-rate discrepancy for supernova-driven superbubbles and stellar wind bubbles. Pressures of P/k ~ 1e5 cm-3 K are plausible for regions with high star formation rates, and these values are intermediate between the estimated Galactic mid-plane pressure and those observed in starburst galaxies. High-pressure components also are commonly seen in Galactic ISM localizations. We demonstrate the sensitivity of shell growth to the ambient pressure, and suggest that superbubbles ultimately might serve as ISM barometers.

  14. APPLICAZIONI DI PIANIFICAZIONE AMBIENTALE PER LA GESTIONE SOSTENIBILE DEL PAESAGGIO AGRARIO IN UN' AREA DEL FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

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    BONESSI, MICAELA

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    Le politiche agrarie adottate a partire dalle bonifiche degli anni ’20 del secolo scorso e dalle grandi opere di irrigazione, passando dal fenomeno della “demontanizzazione”, fino alla grande estensione della monocoltura, hanno modificato il paesaggio del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Oggi l’agricoltura progredita è sorgente di numerosi impatti sull’ambiente e conduce ad una sua banalizzazione, semplificazione e all’impoverimento delle strutture ecologiche (Genghini, 2004). Essa, infatti, ha elimina...

  15. Gestion multicritère des ressources énergétiques à l'échelle d'un habitat individuel : interaction bâtiment/réseau électrique

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    Chabaud, Aurélie; Eynard, Julien; Grieu, Stéphane

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    6 pages National audience Cet article présente une approche multicritère pour la gestion des ressources énergétiques à l'échelle d'un habitat individuel raccordé au réseau électrique et intégrant une production locale. La stratégie de gestion prend en compte l'état du réseau électrique afin de minimiser l'impact négatif de la production locale d'énergie et de la consommation électrique. Pour cela, un habitat individuel, un système de production (des panneaux solaires photovoltaïques) et...

  16. Faiblesse de la main-d'oeuvre familiale et diversification des activités dans les exploitations agricoles de la zone cotonnière en Centrafrique : quel enseignement pour le conseil de gestion aux agriculteurs ?

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    Emmanuel, Mbetid-Bessane; Gafsi, Mohamed

    2003-01-01

    En zone cotonnière de la Centrafrique, les agriculteurs ont diversifié leurs activités en dépit de la faiblesse de la main-d'oeuvre familiale. L'objet de l'étude était de comprendre les pratiques de gestion de la main-d'oeuvre qui permettaient à ces agriculteurs d'assurer la diversification des activités. La mise au point de cette étude a reposé sur le suivi rapproché de 30 exploitations pendant la campagne agricole 1999-2000. En outre l'observation des pratiques de gestion globale de l'explo...

  17. Les publications françaises en comptabilité et contrôle de gestion sur la période 1994-2003:un état des lieux

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    Gérard Charreaux; Alain Schatt

    2005-01-01

    (VF) Cet article a pour objet de dresser un état des lieux de la production académique française en comptabilité et contrôle de gestion. Il met notamment en évidence, d’une part, les auteurs et les centres de recherche les plus productifs, d’autre part, les chercheurs français les plus influents. Il porte également sur les revues pour évaluer leur influence. Ce travail est fondé sur le recensement des articles publiés en comptabilité et contrôle de gestion dans les quatre revues académiques f...

  18. Vers une décentralisation de la gestion de l’eau froide en habitat collectif : la question de la généralisation du comptage individuel à Paris

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    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available La gestion de l’eau froide en habitat collectif tend à évoluer en France étant donné la nouvelle réglementation en vigueur. Mieux maîtriser l’eau, responsabiliser les usagers de leurs consommations, assurer une plus grande équité… sont les arguments avancés pour favoriser la généralisation du comptage individuel. Cependant, la décentralisation de la gestion de l’eau froide en habitat collectif génère de nombreuses questions d’ordre technique, économique et social et ouvre de nouvelles réflexions sur la circulation de l’eau dans un immeuble et l’évolution des relations entre les différents acteurs.

  19. Ambient neutrons of natural origin

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    Gusev, Anatoly; Martin, Inacio; Shkevov, Rumen; Alves, Mauro

    2016-07-01

    The laboratory of environmental radiation of ITA (São José dos Campos, 23°11'11″S, 45°52'43″W, 650 MAMSL) performs simultaneous monitoring of a natural radiation background and meteorological parameters. Neutron flux in the energy range of 0.02 eV - 10 MeV is registered with two sets of proportional ^{3}He tubes placed into cylindrical paraffin thermalizers: an {bf outdoor detector }of 250 cm² area and {bf indoor detector }of 70 cm² area located on the second floor of a concrete building. The counter efficiency for thermal neutrons is 80%. The characteristics of the observed flux variation are quite different from those inherent to the neutrons of the cosmic ray origin. {bf Four types of the outdoor flux variations }are observed: 1) {bf seasonal }with a maxima in wet seasons; 2) {bf diurnal }with maximum at about 6 h local time and an amplitude up to several dozens; 3) {bf abrupt transient} ( 1 min) increases with magnitudes up to two orders higher than the mean daily flux; 4) short (several days) {bf quasi-periodic enhancements }with amplitudes up to several times higher than the mean daily flux. A large variation of the outdoor flux and its phase synchronism with that of the radon decay products means with a high probability their common origin. An apparent source of the neutrons observed is nuclear reactions of decay α-particles with the ground matter. In this case the dynamics of the outdoor flux variations of the first two types is controlled by those of the meteorological parameters in the locality. The third type events correlate with lightning strokes in the vicinity (Earth's crust triggered by minor seismological activity. The indoor flux is quite stable with a possible weak maximum at16 h not exceeding 0.1.

  20. CUIDADO AMBIENTAL E RESPONSABILIDADE: POSSÍVEL DIÁLOGO ENTRE PSICOLOGIA AMBIENTAL E LOGOTERAPIA

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    Diogo Arnaldo Corrêa

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    Full Text Available O cuidado ambiental vem sendo marcado pela tônica da conservação e da promoção da sustentabilidade. A premente necessidade de um dado compromisso e educação ambiental e de condutas pró-ambientais vem sendo defendida em vários contextos: na mídia, nas políticas públicas, por meio de campanhas sazonais. Todavia, pouco se descreve acerca do sentido presente nos modos de cuidado configurados a partir da inter-relação pessoa-ambiente. Nesta perspectiva, este estudo objetivou promover um possível diálogo a partir das contribuições da Psicologia Ambiental e da Logoterapia visando aproximar a noção de cuidado ambiental, delineada pela Psicologia Ambiental, à ideia de responsabilidade, como defendida pela Logoterapia, por meio de uma revisão bibliográfica. As articulações propositadas corroboraram, portanto, para acenar que a relação pessoa-ambiente pode ser arraigada em qualidade se a responsabilidade é reconhecida em sua propriedade de potencial humano, o que pode favorecer na emergência do sentido das atitudes e condutas pró-ambientais e explicitar o caráter de tarefa única e irrepetível inerente à vida.

  1. Ambient neutrons of natural origin

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    Gusev, Anatoly; Martin, Inacio; Shkevov, Rumen; Alves, Mauro

    2016-07-01

    The laboratory of environmental radiation of ITA (São José dos Campos, 23°11'11″S, 45°52'43″W, 650 MAMSL) performs simultaneous monitoring of a natural radiation background and meteorological parameters. Neutron flux in the energy range of 0.02 eV - 10 MeV is registered with two sets of proportional ^{3}He tubes placed into cylindrical paraffin thermalizers: an {bf outdoor detector }of 250 cm² area and {bf indoor detector }of 70 cm² area located on the second floor of a concrete building. The counter efficiency for thermal neutrons is 80%. The characteristics of the observed flux variation are quite different from those inherent to the neutrons of the cosmic ray origin. {bf Four types of the outdoor flux variations }are observed: 1) {bf seasonal }with a maxima in wet seasons; 2) {bf diurnal }with maximum at about 6 h local time and an amplitude up to several dozens; 3) {bf abrupt transient} ( 1 min) increases with magnitudes up to two orders higher than the mean daily flux; 4) short (several days) {bf quasi-periodic enhancements }with amplitudes up to several times higher than the mean daily flux. A large variation of the outdoor flux and its phase synchronism with that of the radon decay products means with a high probability their common origin. An apparent source of the neutrons observed is nuclear reactions of decay α-particles with the ground matter. In this case the dynamics of the outdoor flux variations of the first two types is controlled by those of the meteorological parameters in the locality. The third type events correlate with lightning strokes in the vicinity (<200 m) of the detector. The more rare fourth type correlate neither with geomagnetic disturbances nor with meteorological phenomena and are probably a result of natural radon release from the Earth's crust triggered by minor seismological activity. The indoor flux is quite stable with a possible weak maximum at16 h not exceeding 0.1.

  2. La gestion des coûts de la santé et de la sécurité du travail en entreprise : une recension des écrits

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    Maurice Gosselin

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available La santé et la sécurité du travail (SST constitue une des problématiques importantes de la gestion des ressources humaines. L’objectif de cet article est de faire une recension de la littérature sur les coûts de la SST et la gestion de ceux-ci. Ce travail permettra de mieux comprendre quels sont les coûts et les avantages de la SST, qui sont les acteurs qui les assument et comment ceux-ci peuvent améliorer la gestion des coûts de la SST.Occupational health and safety (OHS is one of the major issues in human resources management. The objective of this article is to review the literature on OHS costs and their management. This review will provide a better understanding of the costs and benefits of OHS, the parties that assume them, and how they can improve OHS cost management.

  3. METODOLOGÍA PARA EVALUAR EL IMPACTO AMBIENTAL SOBRE LA CALIDAD DEL AIRE EN LOS PROYECTOS DE REDISEÑO DE RUTAS DE TRANSPORTE PÚBLICO COLECTIVO EN LAS CIUDADES. ESTUDIO DE CASO: MEDELLÍN METHODOLOGY FOR ASSESSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON AIR QUALITY IN PROJECTS REDESIGNING COLLECTIVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT ROUTES IN THE CITIES. CASE STUDY: MEDELLÍN

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    Carlos Echeverri

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este documento establece la metodología y los procedimientos necesarios para evaluar el impacto ambiental sobre la calidad del aire en los proyectos de rediseño de rutas de transporte público colectivo en las principales ciudades del mundo. Para este propósito, se formuló un caso hipotético en la ciudad de Medellín teniendo en cuenta las rutas de transporte público colectivo complementarias al sistema integrado de transporte en el Valle de Aburrá, convirtiendo algunas rutas radiales en rutas transversales o de migración a otras cuencas. Con la reconfiguración propuesta para las rutas de transporte público colectivo la emisión de contaminantes proveniente de los buses no presentó cambios sustanciales. Sin embargo, la concentración de partículas aumentó en ciertos puntos de la zona de estudio y alcanzó valores que superan la norma anual de calidad del aire (50 µg/m³.This document provides the methodology and necessary procedures to assess the environmental impact on air quality in the projects of redesign of collective public transport routes in main cities around the world. For this purpose, it has been formulated a hypothetical case in the city of Medellin keeping in mind the public transport routes that are complementary to the integrated transport system in the Aburrá Valley, transforming some radial routes in transversal routes or migration to other basins. With the reconfiguration proposed for collective public transport routes, pollutant emissions from buses did not show substantial changes. However, the concentration of particles increased at certain points in the study area, reaching values that exceed the annual standard for air quality (50 µg/m³.

  4. Ambient Assisted Living Systems in the Context of Human Centric Sensing and IoT Concept

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    Zaric, Nicola; Mihovska, Albena Dimitrova; Pejanovic-Djurisic, Milica

    2016-01-01

    This paper proposes the concept of Human Centric Sensing in the context of Internet of Things and Ambient Assisted Living. The paper uses a case study to present and analyze the proposed idea, and identifies the main challenges and open issues that require research and policy attention....

  5. Refined ambient PM2.5 exposure surrogates and the risk of myocardial infarction

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    Using a case-crossover study design and conditional logistic regression, we compared the relative odds of transmural (full-wall) myocardial infarction (MI) calculated using exposure surrogates that account for human activity patterns and the indoor transport of ambient PM2....

  6. Complejidad ambiental: propuestas éticas emergentes del pensamiento ambiental latinoamericano

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    Noguera de Echeverri Ana Patricia

    2008-01-01

    En este artículo, se recogen las propuestas ético ambientales más importantes de la Escuela de Pensamiento Ambiental Latinoamericano, que ha ido construyéndose desde hace 30 años. Se destacan autores de primera línea en el campo de la construcción de Pensamiento Ambiental filosófico, como el Filósofo y Pensador Colombiano, de trascendencia latinoamericana, Augusto Ángel Maya, quien plantea la posibilidad de construir una Filosofía Ambiental Ético estética, dado que la Filosofía Moderna ha sid...

  7. Calidad de vida y medio ambiente. La psicología ambiental

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    Graciela Baldi López; Eleonora García Quiroga

    2005-01-01

    El medio ambiente constituye, actualmente, uno de los campos de estudio interdisciplinarios que ha venido recibiendo una atención priorizada por parte de la comunidad científica mundial. La Psicología constituye una de las disciplinas que se interesa por el medio ambiente, tanto por la dinámica de la interacción individuomedio, como por la educación ambiental, siendo necesario, entonces, brindar información para hacer conciencia sobre nuestros comportamientos y su decisiva i...

  8. Radionuclide Transport Models Under Ambient Conditions

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    The purpose of Revision 00 of this Analysis/Model Report (AMR) is to evaluate (by means of 2-D semianalytical and 3-D numerical models) the transport of radioactive solutes and colloids in the unsaturated zone (UZ) under ambient conditions from the potential repository horizon to the water table at Yucca Mountain (YM), Nevada

  9. Ambient Pressure LIF Instrument for Nitrogen Dioxide

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    Parra, J.; George, L. A.

    2009-12-01

    Concerns about the health effects of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and its role in forming deleterious atmospheric species have made it desirable to have low-cost, sensitive ambient measurements of NO2. A continuous-wave laser-diode Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) system for NO2 that operates at ambient pressure has been developed, thereby eliminating the need for an expensive pumping system. The use of high quality optical filters has facilitated low-concentration detection of NO2 using atmospheric pressure LIF by providing substantial discrimination against scattered laser photons without the use of time-gated electronics, which add complexity and cost to the LIF instrumentation. This improvement allows operation at atmospheric pressure with a low-cost diaphragm sampling pump. The current prototype system has achieved sensitivity several orders of magnitude beyond previous efforts at ambient pressure (LOD of 2 ppb, 60 s averaging time). Ambient measurements of NO2 were made in Portland, OR using both the standard NO2 chemiluminescence method (CL-NO2) and the LIF instrument and showed good agreement (r2 = 0.92). Our instrument is currently being developed as a “back-end” detector for a more field portable NOy system. In addition, we are currently utilizing this instrument to study surface chemistry involving NO2 at atmospherically relevant concentrations and pressures.

  10. Revealing source signatures in ambient BTEX concentrations

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    Management of ambient concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is essential for maintaining low ozone levels in urban areas where its formation is under a VOC-limited regime. The significant decrease in traffic-induced VOC emissions in many developed countries resulted in relatively comparable shares of traffic and non-traffic VOC emissions in urban airsheds. A key step for urban air quality management is allocating ambient VOC concentrations to their pertinent sources. This study presents an approach that can aid in identifying sources that contribute to observed BTEX concentrations in areas characterized by low BTEX concentrations, where traditional source apportionment techniques are not useful. Analysis of seasonal and diurnal variations of ambient BTEX concentrations from two monitoring stations located in distinct areas reveal the possibility to identify source categories. Specifically, the varying oxidation rates of airborne BTEX compounds are used to allocate contributions of traffic emissions and evaporative sources to observed BTEX concentrations. - BTEX sources are identified from temporal variations of ambient concentration

  11. ECOPERSONALISMO E DIREITO AO MEIO AMBIENTE

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    2008-01-01

    O objetivo do presente artigo consiste em refletir brevemente sobre as conseqüências, no âmbito do direito ao meio ambiente, das diferentes concepções sobre a relação entre o ser humano e a natureza, isto é, o modelo tecnocrático, o biologista e o ecológico-personalista

  12. Energías vs medio ambiente

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    Isabel Victoria Landa Fitzgerald; Juana María Robles Caycho

    2010-01-01

    Se presenta una actividad ABP de química en la que los alumnos investigan sobre diferentes tipos de energía: combustibles fósiles, energías alternativas y energía nuclear, y la influencia de ellas en el medio ambiente: efecto invernadero, smog fotoquímico, capa de ozono, lluvia ácida.

  13. EXPERIENCIA INTEGRADORA PARA EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se relacionó la práctica experimental de laboratorio co n el análisis de problemas ambientales. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar una propuesta que vinculó el trabajo experimental con la situación del ambiente local para promover el cuidado de la naturaleza y su uso con sostenibilidad . Esta estrategia brindó un enfoque integrador aportando a los alumnos de profesorado una alternativa de aprendizaje con exper iencias sencillas para el estudio cualitativo de l ambiente local y motivar a l análisis de problemas asociad o s. Las experiencias permitieron caracterizar las muestras de suelo, agua y aire del lugar de residencia de los alumnos. La información experimental obtenida potenció la discusión de la situación ambiental actual. E l enfoque de enseñanza basado en problemas socio - científicos posibilit ó la visión interdisciplinar del tema , redimensionando valores y acciones para el cuidado ambiental y el desarrollo sustentable.

  14. Ambient Surveillance by Probabilistic-Possibilistic Perception

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    Bittermann, M.S.; Ciftcioglu, O.

    2013-01-01

    A method for quantifying ambient surveillance is presented, which is based on probabilistic-possibilistic perception. The human surveillance of a scene through observing camera sensed images on a monitor is modeled in three steps. First immersion of the observer is simulated by modeling perception o

  15. Games and entertainment in ambient intelligence environments

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    Nijholt, Anton; Reidsma, Dennis; Poppe, Ronald; Aghajan, H.; López-Cózar Delgado, R.; Augusto, J.C.

    2009-01-01

    In future ambient intelligence (AmI) environments we assume intelligence embedded in the environment and its objects (floors, furniture, mobile robots). These environments support their human inhabitants in their activities and interactions by perceiving them through sensors (proximity sensors, came

  16. A Conceptual Framework for Ambient Learning Displays

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    Börner, Dirk; Kalz, Marco; Specht, Marcus

    2011-01-01

    Börner, D., Kalz, M., & Specht, M. (2010, 29 November-3 December). A Conceptual Framework for Ambient Learning Displays. Poster presented at the Work-in-Progress Poster and Invited Young Researcher Symposium of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, Putrajaya, Malaysia: Asia-Pa

  17. Ambient Displays and Game Design Patterns

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    Kelle, Sebastian; Börner, Dirk; Kalz, Marco; Specht, Marcus

    2010-01-01

    Kelle, S., Börner, D., Kalz, M., & Specht, M. (2010). Ambient Displays and Game Design Patterns. In M. Wolpers, P. A. Kirschner, M. Scheffel, S. Lindstädt, & V. Dimitrova (Eds.), Sustaining TEL: From Innovation to Learning and Practice, Proceedings of EC-TEL 2010 (pp. 512-517). LNCS 6383. Berlin, He

  18. 40 CFR 1033.505 - Ambient conditions.

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    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Ambient conditions. 1033.505 Section 1033.505 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS.... Correct NOX emissions as specified in 40 CFR 1065.670. Do not correct any other emissions for...

  19. RADIONUCLIDE TRANSPORT MODELS UNDER AMBIENT CONDITIONS

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    The purpose of this model report is to document the unsaturated zone (UZ) radionuclide transport model, which evaluates, by means of three-dimensional numerical models, the transport of radioactive solutes and colloids in the UZ, under ambient conditions, from the repository horizon to the water table at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

  20. A Conceptual Framework for Ambient Learning Displays

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    Börner, Dirk; Kalz, Marco; Specht, Marcus

    2010-01-01

    Börner, D., Kalz, M., & Specht, M. (2010). A Conceptual Framework for Ambient Learning Displays. In B. Chang, T. Hirashima, & H. Ogata (Eds.), Joint Proceedings of the Work-in-Progress Poster and Invited Young Researcher Symposium for the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education (pp.

  1. Nonsymbolic Gestural Interaction for Ambient Intelligence

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    Rehm, Matthias

    2010-01-01

    the addressee with subtle clues about personality or cultural background. Gestures are an extremly rich source of communication-specific and contextual information for interactions in ambient intelligence environments. This chapter reviews the semantic layers of gestural interaction, focusing on the layer...

  2. Ambient Displays and Game Design Patterns

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    Kelle, Sebastian; Börner, Dirk; KALZ Marco; Specht, Marcus

    2010-01-01

    Kelle, S., Börner, D., Kalz, M., & Specht, M. (2010). Ambient Displays and Game Design Patterns. In M. Wolpers, P. A. Kirschner, M. Scheffel, S. Lindstädt, & V. Dimitrova (Eds.), Sustaining TEL: From Innovation to Learning and Practice, Proceedings of EC-TEL 2010 (pp. 512-517). LNCS 6383. Berlin, Heidelberg, & New York: Springer.

  3. Radionuclide Transport Models Under Ambient Conditions

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    G. Moridis; Q. Hu

    2001-12-20

    The purpose of Revision 00 of this Analysis/Model Report (AMR) is to evaluate (by means of 2-D semianalytical and 3-D numerical models) the transport of radioactive solutes and colloids in the unsaturated zone (UZ) under ambient conditions from the potential repository horizon to the water table at Yucca Mountain (YM), Nevada.

  4. RADIONUCLIDE TRANSPORT MODELS UNDER AMBIENT CONDITIONS

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    2004-11-01

    The purpose of this model report is to document the unsaturated zone (UZ) radionuclide transport model, which evaluates, by means of three-dimensional numerical models, the transport of radioactive solutes and colloids in the UZ, under ambient conditions, from the repository horizon to the water table at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

  5. Measurement of ambient aerosol hydration state at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the southeastern United States

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available We present results from two field deployments of a unique tandem differential mobility analyzer (TDMA configuration with two primary capabilities: identifying alternative stable or meta-stable ambient aerosol hydration states associated with hysteresis in aerosol hydration behavior and determining the actual Ambient hydration State (AS-TDMA. This data set is the first to fully classify the ambient hydration state of aerosols despite recognition that hydration state significantly impacts the roles of aerosols in climate, visibility and heterogeneous chemistry. The AS-TDMA was installed at a site in eastern Tennessee on the border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park for projects during the summer of 2006 and winter of 2007–2008. During the summer, 12% of the aerosols sampled in continuous AS-TDMA measurements were found to posses two possible hydration states under ambient conditions. In every case, the more hydrated of the possible states was occupied. The remaining 88% did not posses multiple possible states. In continuous measurements during the winter, 49% of the aerosols sampled possessed two possible ambient hydration states; the remainder possessed only one. Of those aerosols with multiple possible ambient hydration states, 65% occupied the more hydrated state; 35% occupied the less hydrated state. This seasonal contrast is supported by differences in the fine particulate (PM2.5 composition and ambient RH as measured during the two study periods. In addition to seasonal summaries, this work includes case studies depicting the variation of hydration state with changing atmospheric conditions.

  6. Measurement of ambient aerosol hydration state at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the Southeastern United States

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    N. F. Taylor

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available We present results from two field deployments of a unique tandem differential mobility analyzer (TDMA configuration with two primary capabilities: identifying alternative stable or meta-stable ambient aerosol hydration states associated with hysteresis in aerosol hydration behavior and determining the actual Ambient hydration State (AS-TDMA. This data set is the first to fully classify the ambient hydration state of aerosols despite recognition that hydration state significantly impacts the roles of aerosols in climate, visibility and heterogeneous chemistry. The AS-TDMA was installed at a site in eastern Tennessee on the border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park for projects during the summer of 2006 and winter of 2007–2008. During the summer, 12 % of the aerosols sampled in continuous AS-TDMA measurements were found to posses two possible hydration states under ambient conditions. In every case, the more hydrated of the possible states was occupied. The remaining 88 % did not posses multiple possible states. In continuous measurements during the winter, 49 % of the aerosols sampled possessed two possible ambient hydration states; the remainder possessed only one. Of those aerosols with multiple possible ambient hydration states, 65 % occupied the more hydrated state; 35 % occupied the less hydrated state. This seasonal contrast is supported by differences in the fine particulate (PM2.5 composition and ambient RH as measured during the two study periods. In addition to seasonal summaries, this work includes case studies depicting the variation of hydration state with changing atmospheric conditions.

  7. Broadband Finite Frequency Ambient Noise Tomography

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    Zhao, K.; Yang, Y.; Luo, Y.; Xie, J.

    2015-12-01

    Ambient noise tomography (ANT) has become a popular method to study the crustal and uppermost mantle structure of the earth in recent years due to its exclusive capability to extract short-period surface wave signals. Most of ANT are based on ray theory that assumes interstation surface waves from ambient noise are mainly sensitive to a narrow zone alone the ray path from one station to the other. Recently, many studies have demonstrated that long-period Rayleigh wave signal with high SNR can be obtained from cross-correlation of ambient noise data and could be used to do long period surface ware tomography. In order to obtain accurate phase velocity maps using long period surface waves from ambient noise, frequency effects must be considered in tomography. In this study, we investigate the feasibility of finite frequency ANT by calculating 2-D phase sensitivity kernel based on Born approximation. In calculating 2D sensitivity kernels for empirical Green's functions extracted from cross-correlations between a pair of stations, one station is regarded as receiver and the other as virtual source. Based on the 2D finite frequency sensitivity kennels, we develop a finite frequency ambient noise tomography method to construct Rayleigh wave phase velocity maps. To demonstrate the feasibility of our developed method, we apply the method to empirical Green's functions extracted from cross-correlations of USArray noise data to construct phase velocity maps at 20-150 sec periods. Our resulting phase velocity maps are very similar to earthquake-based phase velocity maps with almost zero means and 20-30 m/s stand deviations of differences. Major tectonic features in USA are well revealed in our phase velocity maps.

  8. A decision aiding and action management tool to control the energy demand - from conception to development; Un outil d`aide a la decision et de gestion des actions pour la maitrise de la demande d`energie - de la conception au developpement

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    Kaehler, J.W.M.

    1993-07-06

    This work presents a synthesis of three points: the environment, energy and man. The consideration of these aspects allows us to confront the unequal distribution of energy resources, the constraints and political influences which determine the exploitation of these energy resources, and the concentration of the consumption of energy by one fifth of the world`s population and the perspective of future growth of energy use by the remaining four-fifths. It is understanding of the importance and the benefits of reducing energy requirements, combined with the environmental perspectives, that forms the core of the Integrated Resource Planning of Least is proposed. This framework will utilize the knowledge of the engineer for developing a system to aid with decision making and the management of information, and particularly with the notions henceforth referred to as `Demand-Site Management` as applied to the electrical grid. The model of such a Management Information System which demonstrates these theoretical advances is called SIADEME (Systeme Interactif d`Aide a la Decision et de Gestion des Actions de Maitrise de la Demande d`energie). This includes some examples for the management of electricity demand for both the lighting and refrigeration cases in large (> 2500 m{sup 2}) supermarkets for the French environmental and energy management agency (Ademe). (author) 216 refs.

  9. Ambient role playing games: towards a grammar of endlessness

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    Eyles, Mark; Eglin, Roger

    2007-01-01

    If the seminal 1976 ambient music album Music for Airports (Eno, 1978) became a 21st century ambient role playing game, what would it play like? What technologies would be required? What would we need to know for this to happen? Who would be the target audience? This paper sets out to define ambient role playing games. A computer role playing game definition is suggested; the evolution of ambient technologies is outlined and a prototyped ambient game is described. The heart of ambient gaming ...

  10. Studying CO2 storage with ambient-noise seismic interferometry: A combined numerical feasibility study and field-data example for Ketzin, Germany

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    Boullenger, B.; Verdel, A.; Paap, B.; Thorbecke, J.W.; Draganov, D.S.

    2015-01-01

    Seismic interferometry applied to ambient-noise measurements allows the retrieval of the seismic response between pairs of receivers. We studied ambient-noise seismic interferometry (ANSI) to retrieve time-lapse reflection responses from a reservoir during CO2 geologic sequestration, using the case

  11. Psicologia Ambiental e estudos pessoas-ambiente: que tipo de colaboração multidisciplinar?

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    Gabriel Moser

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo procura definir quais as colaborações existentes entre a Psicologia Ambiental e os diversos estudos pessoas-ambiente a partir dos trabalhos inscritos no Congresso IAPS-16 (Paris, 2000. Na relação entre transdiciplinaridade, pluridisciplinaridade e interdisciplinaridade, entende que o funcionamento científico é necessariamente mono-disciplinar, enquanto a intervenção nas relações pessoas-ambiente envolve uma dinâmica complexa. Quanto à intervenção (manejo sócio-ambiental, distingue dois tipos de funcionamento: interdisciplinar e transdisciplinar. Conclui por um conhecimento que integre as diversas abordagens disciplinares em abordagens transdiciplinares.

  12. Perception et gestion de l’érosion et des ressources en eau par les agriculteurs et les éleveurs du bassin versant de l’ibicuí (RS, Brésil

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    Rosa Vieira Medeiros

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O oeste do Rio Grande do Sul é dominado pela cultura da soja, do arroz e pela criação de bovinos. Na parte arenosa, o meio ambiente é afetado por fenômenos de erosão que produzem formas eólicas espetaculares (arenização que fazem pensar as dos desertos. A produção agrícola ali desenvolvida necessita de água para a irrigação do arroz. Os pesticidas que são utilizados para os cultivos podem poluir os recursos hídricos. A mata ciliar é desmatada em diversos lugares. A gestão sustentável dos recursos hídricos e dos solos desta região necessita de ações de conservação. Por essa razão surgem estes questionamentos: Como os agricultores percebem estes fenômenos? Constituem para eles algum problema? Como racionalizam suas práticas? Com que redes estes agricultores estão interligados? Quais são suas interações com o governo? A metodologia desta pesquisa se apóia em entrevistas realizadas com 23 agricultores para procurar compreender melhor as suas percepções e os seus modos de gestão em relação ao meio ambiente e também identificar as variáveis sociais que explicam as diferenças de comportamento.Os resultados que obtivemos mostram que poucos agricultores percebem as suas responsabilidades em relação à gravidade do processo de arenização e do estado dos recursos hídricos. Os agricultores que perceberam o risco da falta de água o atribuíram essencialmente à seca e não a uma exploração excessiva dos recursos, ao mesmo tempo em que negligenciam a poluição. A erosão dos solos nas zonas de arenização não é considerada como um problema, estes espaços são improdutivos pois não ameaçam a rentabilidade global das explorações agrícolas. O que mais preocupa os agricultores é a erosão nas partes cultivadas o que levou grande parte deles a optar pelo plantio direto. O conhecimento dos problemas ambientais locais e a realização de práticas de conservação também parecem não ser preocupação do

  13. O meio ambiente sadio e ecologicamente equilibrado como direito humano e a ética ambiental

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    Liliane Moraes Pestana

    2009-01-01

    O presente trabalho pretende apresentar, primeiramente, os direitos humanos em sua origem e evolução histórica, comentando a sua fundamentação, para, posteriormente, traçar um paralelo com o meio ambiente enquanto direito humano de 3ª geração, analisando o direito ao meio ambiente equilibrado como direito fundamental, tal qual é previsto pelo ordenamento jurídico brasileiro, para, por fim, lançar alguns conceito...

  14. Cuidado ambiental: ponte entre psicologia e educação ambiental?

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    Pinheiro, José Q. (Queiroz

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Cuidado ambiental é termo comum no cotidiano e em atividades como educação ambiental, embora pesquisas psicológicas façam pouco uso do conceito, o que justificou investigar a compreensão popular do termo e analisar suas possíveis relações com indicadores científicos de predisposição pró-ambiental. O questionário aplicado a 355 estudantes universitários da cidade de Natal, RN, de ambos os sexos, continha questões abertas sobre prática pelo respondente de cuidado ambiental e sobre sua disposição pessoal para participar de eventuais campanhas ecológicas futuras, e incluía ainda: Escala de Ecocentrismo e Antropocentrismo, Questionário de Individualismo-Coletivismo, e Inventário Zimbardo de Perspectiva Temporal. As duas formas utilizadas para o relato de cuidado ambiental se mostraram positivamente correlacionados com medidas de ambientalismo econcêntrico, e negativamente com apatia ambiental e individualismo, evidenciando-se como um importante controle metodológico-conceitual quando se busca a "tradução" de resultados de pesquisas psicológicas para o cotidiano das ações de intervenção e educação ambientais

  15. Estratégias de sobrevivência para pequenas e médias empresas em ambientes globalizados: um estudo de caso do setor eletroeletrônico Survival strategies for SMEs in global environments: a case study in the electric and electronic sector

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    Leila Keiko Canegusuco Jansen

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    Full Text Available Com a globalização, crescem os níveis de rivalidade e pressão competitiva entre os concorrentes atuando nos mesmos mercados e áreas geográficas. Mesmo assim, as pequenas e médias empresas vêm se tornando participantes críticos nas economias nacionais e nos negócios mundiais. Mas pouco se sabe sobre quais estratégias de operações estas pequenas e médias empresas utilizam diante da globalização. No Brasil, com o aumento dos processos de fusões, aquisições que se articulam entre as organizações globais e empresas que atuam nacionalmente, aumentaram a turbulência e a incerteza nos mercados. As empresas que conseguem obter um bom conhecimento do ambiente em que se inserem podem tomar ações pró-ativas e influenciar na evolução do sistema. Este artigo trata da relação entre ambiente de competição, incertezas, ameaças e oportunidades percebidas, com foco em pequenas e médias empresas. É apresentado um estudo de caso de uma empresa de médio porte, denominada de X, que possuía uma situação estável no mercado por aproximadamente onze anos, ocupando a segunda posição, até que se deu a aquisição da empresa líder nacional pela líder global. O artigo apresenta as sugestões seguidas e que auxiliaram esta empresa a manter-se competitiva, embora carente de recursos financeiros e humanos.Globalization has led to increasing levels of rivalry and competitive pressure among competitors acting in the same markets and geographical regions. Nonetheless, small and medium enterprises are becoming critical players in national economies and worldwide businesses. However, little is known about the operations strategies these SMEs employ to face the pressures of globalization. In Brazil, the growing market upheaval and uncertainty has been aggravated by the increasing number of mergers with and acquisitions by global organizations and companies operating in the country. In this context, companies that are knowledgeable about the

  16. Damage Localization of Offshore Platforms Under Ambient Excitation

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    杨和振; 李华军; 王树青

    2003-01-01

    In this paper Nondestructive Damage Detection (NDD) for offshore platforms is investigated under operational conditions. As is known, there is no easy way to measure ambient excitation, so damage detection methods based on ambient excitation have become very vital for the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of offshore platforms. The modal parameters (natural frequencies, damping ratios and mode shapes) are identified from structural response data with the Natural Excitation Technique (NExT) in conjunction with the Eigensystem Realization Algorithm (ERA). A new method of damage detection is presented, which utilizes the invariance property of element modal strain energy. This method is to assign element modal strain energy to two parts, and defines two damage detection indicators. One is compression modal strain energy change ratio (CMSECR); the other is flexural modal strain energy change ratio (FMSECR). The present modal strain energy is obtained by incomplete modal shape and structural stiffness matrix. Structural health monitoring is thus accomplished via monitoring the elemental CMSECR and FMSECR. Several damage cases are simulated by an offshore platform numerical model, and presented to illustrate the utility of the proposed method. According to the damage localization results, the proposed method is shown to be effective and precise for complex structural damage detection.

  17. Developments in ambient noise analysis for the characterization of dynamic response of slopes to seismic shaking

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    Del Gaudio, Vincenzo; Wasowski, Janusz

    2016-04-01

    In the last few decades, we have witnessed a growing awareness of the role of site dynamic response to seismic shaking in slope failures during earthquakes. Considering the time and costs involved in acquiring accelerometer data on landslide prone slopes, the analysis of ambient noise offers a profitable investigative alternative. Standard procedures of ambient noise analysis, according to the technique known as HVNR or Nakamura's method, were originally devised to interpret data under simple site conditions similar to 1D layering (flat horizontal layering infinitely extended). In such cases, conditions of site amplification, characterized by a strong impedance contrast between a soft surface layer and a stiff bedrock, result in a single pronounced isotropic maximum of spectral ratios between horizontal and vertical component of ambient noise. However, previous studies have shown that the dynamic response of slopes affected by landslides is rather complex, being characterized by multiple resonance peaks with directional variability, thus, the use of standard techniques can encounter difficulties in providing reliable information. A new approach of data analysis has recently been proposed to exploit the potential of information content of Rayleigh waves present in ambient noise, with regard to the identification of frequency and orientation of directional resonance. By exploiting ground motion ellipticity this approach can also provide information on vertical distribution of S-wave velocity, which controls site amplification factors. The method, based on the identification of Rayleigh wave packets from instantaneous polarization properties of ambient noise, was first tested using synthetic signals in order to optimize the data processing system. Then the improved processing scheme is adopted to re-process and re-interpret the ambient noise data acquired on landslide prone slopes around Caramanico Terme (central Italy), at sites monitored also with accelerometer

  18. Informative management system for administrative management; Il sistema informativo per il reporting e il controllo di gestione di un ente complesso. Realizzazione di un prototipo

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    D' Onofrio, M.G.; Minelle, F. [Rome Univ. La Sapienza, Rome (Italy). Fac. di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali; Di Marco, R.A. [ENEA, Sede Centrale, Rome (Italy). Funzione Centrale Informatica

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    notevole importanza la funzione del Sistema Informativo Gestionale che deve assicurare, in modo realistico, qualificato ed efficace, un valido sostegno a tutte le attivita' che puo' agevolare, non solo il normale funzionamento, ma anche il perseguimento degli obiettivi programmatici. Nel contesto attuale, dove l'evoluzione della tecnologia spesso supera quella delle strutture organizzative, e' opportuno ridisegnare il Sistema Informativo Gestionale, considerando il fatto che spesso le procedure informatiche gestionali risultano obsolescenti. L'impostazione del lavoro svolto si basa sull'osservazione del processo di gestione aziendale: al fine di raggiungere i suoi obiettivi, l'Azienda trasforma delle risorse, ciascuna con il proprio ciclo di vita, attraverso fasi di gestione classificabili in valutazione, decisione, esecuzione e controllo. Tali fasi sono attuate attraverso il trattamento delle informazioni che rappresentano il legame tra esse nonche' la risorsa principale dell'intera organizzazione e il cardine del Sistema Informativo Gestionale. Considerare l'informazione come elemento caratterizzante l'azienda, in quanto derivata da un sistema complesso che comprende l'organizzazione, i processi e la rappresentazione delle altre risorse utilizzate, fornisce un valore aggiunto che permette di affermare che l'attuazione di una gestione efficace ed efficiente, dipende in larga misura dalla sua capacita' di saper utilizzare l'informazione.

  19. Gestão ambiental e interesses corporativos: imagem ambiental ou novas relações com o ambiente?

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    Antônio Ribeiro de Almeida Júnior

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo trata da emergência de um novo sistema de comunicação ambiental a serviço das grandes corporações. Este sistema agrega novos agentes entre os quais podemos destacar: ONGs supostamente ambientalistas, empresas de certificação ambiental, instituições que promovem premiações ambientais. Argumenta-se que esta situação transformou as condições em que ocorre o embate sobre as questões ambientais e sobre as potenciais soluções para estas questões. A pesquisa funda-se em uma revisão da literatura sobre o assunto e em uma análise qualitativa de um conjunto de publicidades brasileiras que se utiliza de temas ambientais. Neste conjunto de publicidades, aparecem elementos para construirmos hipóteses sobre as articulações realizadas pelo setor corporativo para responder ao desafio ambientalista.Este articulo trata sobre la emergencia de un nuevo sistema de comunicación ambiental al servicio de grandes corporaciones. Este sistema agrega nuevos agentes entre los cuales podemos destacar ONG´s supuestamente ambientalistas, empresas de certificación ambiental, instituciones que promueven premios ambientales. Se argumenta que esta situación transformó las condiciones en que ocurre el debate sobre las cuestiones ambientales y sobre las potenciales soluciones para estas cuestiones. La investigación se basa en una revisión de la literatura sobre el tema y un análisis cualitativo de un conjunto de la publicidad brasileña que utiliza los temas ambientales.En esta serie de anuncios, los elementos aparecen para construir hipótesis sobre las articulaciones hechas por el sector empresarial para responder al desafío del medio ambiente.This article discusses the emergence of a new environmental communication system at the service of large corporations. This system includes new agents among which we highlight: environmental NGO's, environmental certification companies and institutions that promote environmental awards. It is

  20. Experimental and casework validation of ambient temperature corrections in forensic entomology.

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    Johnson, Aidan P; Wallman, James F; Archer, Melanie S

    2012-01-01

    This paper expands on Archer (J Forensic Sci 49, 2004, 553), examining additional factors affecting ambient temperature correction of weather station data in forensic entomology. Sixteen hypothetical body discovery sites (BDSs) in Victoria and New South Wales (Australia), both in autumn and in summer, were compared to test whether the accuracy of correlation was affected by (i) length of correlation period; (ii) distance between BDS and weather station; and (iii) periodicity of ambient temperature measurements. The accuracy of correlations in data sets from real Victorian and NSW forensic entomology cases was also examined. Correlations increased weather data accuracy in all experiments, but significant differences in accuracy were found only between periodicity treatments. We found that a >5°C difference between average values of body in situ and correlation period weather station data was predictive of correlations that decreased the accuracy of ambient temperatures estimated using correlation. Practitioners should inspect their weather data sets for such differences.

  1. Effects of Ambient Pressure on Bubble Characteristics

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    卢新培; 刘明海; 江中和; 潘垣

    2002-01-01

    The effects of the ambient pressure Pambient on the bubble characteristics of pulsed discharge in water are investigated. The simulation results show that, when Pambient increases from 1 atm to 100 atm, the bubble radius R decreases from 4cma to 7mm, and its pulsation period decreases frown 8ms to 0.2ms. The results also show that the peak pressure of the first shock wave is independent of Pambient, but the peak pressure of the second shock wave caused by the bubble re-expansion decreases when Pambient increases. On the other hand, the larger the ambient pressure, the larger the peak pressure of the plasma in the bubble, while the plasma temperature is independent of Pambient.

  2. Hybrid Logical Analyses of the Ambient Calculus

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    Bolander, Thomas; Hansen, René Rydhof

    2007-01-01

    In this paper, hybrid logic is used to formulate a rational reconstruction of a previously published control flow analysis for the mobile ambients calculus and we further show how a more precise flow-sensitive analysis, that takes the ordering of action sequences into account, can be formulated...... in a natural way. We show that hybrid logic is very well suited to express the semantic structure of the ambient calculus and how features of hybrid logic can be exploited to reduce the "administrative overhead" of the analysis specification and thus simplify it. Finally, we use HyLoTab, a fully automated...... theorem prover for hybrid logic, both as a convenient platform for a prototype implementation as well as to formally prove the correctness of the analysis....

  3. RESPONSABILDIADE SOCIAL E AMBIENTAL DAS EMPRESAS

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    MONTEIRO, RENATO PEREIRA; MONTEIRO, RENATA PEREIRA BENDER

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    Nas últimas duas décadas a discussão acerca da responsabilidade social e ambiental (RSA) das empresas têm crescido, bem como o entendimento da sociedade de que as empresas devem ter um papel de protagonistas, assim como os governos devem buscar um padrão de atuação responsável social e ambientalmente. A globalização dos negócios e da informação gerou um novo ambiente de atuação das empresas muito mais competitivo e de pressão dos diversos stakeholders. Questiona-se sua atuação e seu impacto e...

  4. Next generation intelligent environments ambient adaptive systems

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    Nothdurft, Florian; Heinroth, Tobias; Minker, Wolfgang

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    This book covers key topics in the field of intelligent ambient adaptive systems. It focuses on the results worked out within the framework of the ATRACO (Adaptive and TRusted Ambient eCOlogies) project. The theoretical background, the developed prototypes, and the evaluated results form a fertile ground useful for the broad intelligent environments scientific community as well as for industrial interest groups. The new edition provides: Chapter authors comment on their work on ATRACO with final remarks as viewed in retrospective Each chapter has been updated with follow-up work emerging from ATRACO An extensive introduction to state-of-the-art statistical dialog management for intelligent environments Approaches are introduced on how Trust is reflected during the dialog with the system.

  5. SOSTENIBILIDAD AMBIENTAL: NUESTRA ÚLTIMA FRONTERA

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    MARIA TERESA VÉLEZ DE LÓPEZ

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    Full Text Available Profesora de la Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacéuticas de la Universidad de Cartagena, Química Farmaceuta, Magíster en Gestión Ambiental para el desarrollo Sostenible, con experticia en control microbiológico de drogas, medicamentos y cosméticos. Integrante del Grupo de Investigación Química Ambiental y Computacional de la Universidad de Cartagena. El libro ofrece reflexiones sobre desarrollo sostenible, evolución, límites, requisitos, obstáculos y cómo y de qué manera debe darse la apropiación humana. Desarrollo sostenible enmarcado en la necesaria relación entre cultura y naturaleza, con especial interés en el desarrollo de una creciente y global problemática ambiental producto del desarrollo de estrategias de vida y desenvolvimiento humano. La profesora María Teresa Vélez de López, le traslada a los lectores las preguntas sobre si la tecnología es solución parcial o total a la problemática ambiental y si aporta herramientas para lograr la interpretación adecuada. En Colombia desastres ambientales de grandes proporciones están al orden del día, la mortalidad de la fauna el Casanare, incendios forestales en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, la muerte de Búfalos en Bolívar, las catástrofes producto ya sea de inundación o sequias, situaciones anuales e inveteradas, obligan a preguntarse sobre la existencia y alcances de un marco institucional de la gestión ambiental colombiana. Son oportunos los interrogantes sobre las dificultades para la gestión ambiental y la inserción de la dimensión ambiental en los planes de desarrollo. ¿Existe sostenibilidad en Colombia? La autora del libro nos planea la realidad nacional en el último capítulo, mientras realiza comentarios, confronta ideas, aporta salidas y plantea que en el país, muchos de sistemas de tratamiento de aguas servidas y residuales, así como los utilizados para la recolección y disposición de residuos sólidos, son inadecuados y existe pobre

  6. The relationship between body and ambient temperature and corneal temperature

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    Kessel, Line; Johnson, Leif; Arvidsson, Henrik Sven;

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    Exposure to elevated ambient temperatures has been mentioned as a risk factor for common eye diseases, primarily presbyopia and cataract. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship among ambient, cornea, and body core temperature.......Exposure to elevated ambient temperatures has been mentioned as a risk factor for common eye diseases, primarily presbyopia and cataract. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship among ambient, cornea, and body core temperature....

  7. Energías vs medio ambiente

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    Isabel Victoria Landa Fitzgerald

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    Full Text Available Se presenta una actividad ABP de química en la que los alumnos investigan sobre diferentes tipos de energía: combustibles fósiles, energías alternativas y energía nuclear, y la influencia de ellas en el medio ambiente: efecto invernadero, smog fotoquímico, capa de ozono, lluvia ácida.

  8. Electric Power From Ambient Energy Sources

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    DeSteese, John G.; Hammerstrom, Donald J.; Schienbein, Lawrence A.

    2000-10-03

    This report summarizes research on opportunities to produce electric power from ambient sources as an alternative to using portable battery packs or hydrocarbon-fueled systems in remote areas. The work was an activity in the Advanced Concepts Project conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the Office of Research and Development in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nonproliferation and National Security.

  9. Estudio de impacto ambiental: procedimiento y herramientas

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    Encinas Malagón, María Dolores; Gómez de Balugera López de Alda, Zuriñe

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    2ª edición Este trabajo consta de un manual mejorado y ampliado, que detalla los pasos necesarios para la realización de un Estudio de Impacto Ambiental, un libro excel más completo para la evaluación cualitativa y cuantitativa de los impactos ambientales en cada una de las fases del estudio y una colección de los indicadores ambientales necesarios para dicha valoración.

  10. Gestion par projets et risques pour la santé psychologique au travail dans la nouvelle économie

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    Marie-Josée Legault

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    Full Text Available Y a-t-il des problèmes de santé mentale propres au travail dans la nouvelle économie ? Quoiqu’on puisse constater que le modèle de demande psychologique - autonomie décisionnelle de Karasek et Theorell- trouve aussi son application dans les milieux de travail qui empruntent cette forme, on observe, en fait, des formes particulières de ces facteurs dans la forme d’organisation du travail propre à la gestion par projets. Assimilables à « l’hypersollicitation par le client » comme il a été repéré par Christophe Dejours, ces formes ont été observées lors d’une enquête menée récemment sur la conciliation entre la vie privée et la vie professionnelle dans sept organisations montréalaises. La recherche qualitative a recueilli en tout le discours de 88 répondants distribués également selon le sexe et exerçant des fonctions liées au génie informatique. Ces observations permettent d’envisager une nuance au modèle théorique de la santé mentale ci-haut mentionné, visant à tenir compte des effets délétères d’une très grande latitude décisionnelle assortie de très grandes responsabilités chez des travailleurs hautement qualifiés.Are there distinct mental health problems among workers in the new economy? Although we may observe that the psychological demand - decision latitude model of Karakek and Theorell is appropriate and also finds its application in this type of workplace, we also notice some particular forms that these factors take in the management-by-project work organization model. Akin to the so-called "client’s hyper-demanding activity" as identified by Christophe Dejours, these forms were observed during a recent field study about balancing work and family in seven Montreal organizations. The qualitative study collected data from 88 individual interviews of information technology engineers, evenly distributed by gender. These observations allow a nuance of the above-mentioned theoretical

  11. RELATIONS PLANTE/SOL/CLIMAT Connaître le sol : nouveaux enjeux pour la gestion des territoires ruraux

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    Stengel Pierre

    2000-11-01

    ériau support standard, modulant secondairement les fonctions de production des intrants. Cette vision est certes un peu extrême, mais il n’en reste pas moins que, dans la relations agriculture-territoire, le sol a occupé progressivement une position de plus en plus secondaire. Une des manifestations spécifiques à notre pays de cette indifférence croissante est la faiblesse des moyens dont il s’est doté pour connaître et gérer la diversité de sa couverture pédologique. Il ne dispose ni d’un inventaire exhaustif suffisamment précis pour répondre aux besoins de l’agriculture et de la décision publique, ni d’un outil de surveillance efficace de l’état de son patrimoine sol. Enfin, la protection des sols n’y est assurée que très partiellement par des dispositions juridiques ou réglementaires. L’évolution récente du contexte agricole, qu’elle concerne les mécanismes de soutien et de formation de revenu, les exigences de compétitivité et de qualité des produits, les liens au territoire et à l’environnement ou la recherche de la durabilité, conduit à une révision profonde de cette attitude. Cette nouvelle donne porte en gestation de nouvelles manières de produire et, plus généralement, de nouvelles méthodes de gestion de l’espace rural dans lesquelles le sol et son évolution devront être beaucoup plus fortement pris en compte. C’est la nécessité de ce changement et ses implications en matière de mobilisation des connaissances sur le sol qui constituent le propos de cet article.

  12. 6th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence

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    Novais, Paulo; Pereira, António; González, Gabriel; Fernández-Caballero, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    This volume contains the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2015), held in Salamanca, Spain on June 3th-5th at the University of Salamanca. After a careful review, 27 papers from 10 different countries were selected to be presented in ISAmI 2015 at the conference and published in the proceedings.  ISAmI has been running annually and aiming to bring together researchers from various disciplines that constitute the scientific field of Ambient Intelligence to present and discuss the latest results, new ideas, projects and lessons learned, namely in terms of software and applications, and aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines that are interested in all aspects of this area. Ambient Intelligence is a recent paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence, where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable. Another main concern of AmI originates from the human comput...

  13. Por uma nova ética ambiental

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    Edna Parizzi de Viveiros

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOEste artigo procura abordar a relação do homem com o ambiente. Entre outros pontos de discussão, argumenta que o cientificismo contribuiu para que se aprofundasse a visão de posse absoluta e exploração implacável sobre a natureza (terra, água, florestas, e que as fragilidades apresentadas pelo Planeta na atualidade são resultados do modo pelo qual se deu essa relação, ou seja, o modo como a partir do "domínio" sobre a natureza, o homem dilapidou e continua dilapidando os recursos naturais, com o intuito de produzir cada vez mais bens para o consumo, gerar e concentrar riquezas. Por fim, o artigo trata da emergência da educação ambiental e da prática interdisciplinar entre saberes, para que se possa construir uma nova ética ambiental, tão necessária à sobrevivência do Planeta.

  14. Evaluation du niveau de connaissance des patients sur la gestion du traitement par les antis vitamines K dans le service de cardiologie de Ouagadougou

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    Samadoulougou, André; Temoua Naibe, Dangwé; Mandi, Germain; Yameogo, Relwendé Aristide; Kabore, Elisé; Millogo, Georges; Yameogo, Nobila Valentin; Kologo, Jonas Koudougou; Thiam/Tall, Anna; Toguyeni, Boubacar Jean Yves; Zabsonre, Patrice

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    Introduction Les antivitamines K (AVK), traitement anticoagulant oral le plus largement prescrit, posent un réel problème de santé publique du fait de leur risque iatrogène. L'objectif de cette étude était de préciser le niveau de connaissance des patients sur la gestion de leur traitement par les AVK. Méthodes Il s'est agi d'une enquête transversale descriptive réalisée au CHU-Yalgado Ouédraogo, sur une période de 03 mois : du 1er mars au 31 mai 2012. Un questionnaire a été administré aux patients bénéficiant d'un traitement AVK depuis au moins un mois. Résultats Soixante-dix patients ont été inclus dans l'étude dont 30 hommes. L'âge moyen était de 49 ans ± 16 ans. Les cardiopathies et la maladie thromboembolique veineuse justifiant l'institution du traitement AVK étaient retrouvées respectivement dans 58,6% et 41,4% des cas. Le nom de l'AVK et la raison exacte du traitement étaient connus respectivement dans 91,4% et 67,1% des cas. Plus de la moitié des patients (68,6%) savaient que les AVK rendaient le sang plus fluide. Quarante-six patients (65,7%) citaient l'INR comme examen biologique de surveillance du traitement et seulement 28 patients (40%) connaissaient les valeurs cibles. La majorité des patients ne connaissait pas les risques encourus en cas de surdosage (72,8%) et de sous-dosage (71,4%). Une automédication par anti-inflammatoire non stéroïdien était signalée par 18 patients (25,7%). Les choux (74,3%) et la laitue (62,9%), aliments à consommer avec modération, étaient les plus cités. Conclusion Les connaissances des patients sur la gestion des AVK étaient fragmentaires et insuffisantes pour assurer la sécurité et l'efficacité du traitement. La création d'un programme d'éducation thérapeutique sur les AVK s'avère alors nécessaire. PMID:25870741

  15. Hydrodynamical interaction of mildly relativistic ejecta with an ambient medium

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    Suzuki, Akihiro; Shigeyama, Toshikazu

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    Hydrodynamical interaction of spherical ejecta freely expanding at mildly relativistic speeds into an ambient cold medium is studied in semi-analytical and numerical ways to investigate how ejecta produced in energetic stellar explosions dissipate their kinetic energy through the interaction with the surrounding medium. We especially focus on the case in which the circumstellar medium is well represented by a steady wind at a constant mass-loss rate having been ejected from the stellar surface prior to the explosion. As a result of the hydrodynamical interaction, the ejecta and circumstellar medium are swept by the reverse and forward shocks, leading to the formation of a geometrically thin shell. We present a semi-analytical model describing the dynamical evolution of the shell and compare the results with numerical simulations. The shell can give rise to bright emission as it gradually becomes transparent to photons. while it is optically thick. We develop an emission model for the expected emission from th...

  16. Whistler modes with wave magnetic fields exceeding the ambient field.

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    Stenzel, R L; Urrutia, J M; Strohmaier, K D

    2006-03-10

    Whistler-mode wave packets with fields exceeding the ambient dc magnetic field have been excited in a large, high electron-beta plasma. The waves are induced with a loop antenna with dipole moment either along or opposite to the dc field. In the latter case the excited wave packets have the topology of a spheromak but are propagating in the whistler mode along and opposite to the dc magnetic field. Field-reversed configurations with net zero helicity have also been produced. The electron magnetohydrodynamics fields are force free, have wave energy density exceeding the particle energy density, and propagate stably at subelectron thermal velocities through a nearly uniform stationary ion density background.

  17. Characterization of ambient air pollution for stochastic health models

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    1981-08-01

    This research is an analysis of various measures of ambient air pollution useful in cross-sectional epidemiological investigations and rick assessments. The Chestnut Ridge area health effects investigation, which includes a cross-sectional study of respiratory symptoms in young children, is used as a case study. Four large coal-fired electric generating power plants are the dominant pollution sources in this area of western Pennsylvania. The air pollution data base includes four years of sulfur dioxide and five years of total suspended particulate concentrations at seventeen monitors. Some 70 different characterizations of pollution are constructed and tested. These include pollutant concentrations at various percentiles and averaging times, exceedence measures which show the amount of time a specified threshold concentration is exceeded, and several dosage measures which transform non-linear dose-response relationships onto pollutant concentrations.

  18. Topographic Effects on Ambient Dose Equivalent Rates from Radiocesium Fallout

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    Malins, Alex; Machida, Masahiko; Saito, Kimiaki

    2015-01-01

    Land topography can affect air radiation dose rates by locating radiation sources closer to, or further, from detector locations when compared to perfectly flat terrain. Hills and slopes can also shield against the propagation of gamma rays. To understand the possible magnitude of topographic effects on air dose rates, this study presents calculations for ambient dose equivalent rates at a range of heights above the ground for varying land topographies. The geometries considered were angled ground at the intersection of two planar surfaces, which is a model for slopes neighboring flat land, and a simple conical geometry, representing settings from hilltops to valley bottoms. In each case the radiation source was radioactive cesium fallout, and the slope angle was varied systematically to determine the effect of topography on the air dose rate. Under the assumption of homogeneous fallout across the land surface, and for these geometries and detector locations, the dose rates at high altitudes are more strongly...

  19. Determining the sustainability of ceramic and glass industry using environmental management tools; Determinacion de la sostenibilidad de la industria mineral de la ceramica y del vidrio mediante herramientas de gestion ambiental

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    Espi Rodriguez, J. A.

    2011-07-01

    In the last few years we have seen the creation of an everyday larger and varied series of are creating large and varied series of environmental management tools used to analyze and classify environmentally each mineral and its physical, economic and environmental circumstances. Thus we now, count with the Material Flow Analysis (MFA) of a mining operation, the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Energy and Exergy Analysis, Cost Benefit Environmental Analysis, Carbon Footprints, the Best Available Technology (BTA) and many others able to analyze and classify ore deposit site types, availability of resources, environmental impact conditions, transparency in communication and almost all crucial aspects related with the environmental geometry of the mining production process. This paper focuses on the application of some management tools that best fit to the minerals used in the ceramic and glass industry. (Author) 12 refs.

  20. Application of environmental management system for a energetic plant with oil residual biomass; Aplicacion de un sistema de gestion medio ambiental a una planta generadora de energia que utiliza la biomasa residual del olivar

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    Linan Veganzones, M.J.; Soca Olazabal, N.; Pizarro Camacho, D

    1998-12-01

    Being the alpechin one of the most contaminant residues by the mediterranean agrarian industry, as of today there is no integral depuration procedure. In this paper we show the innovative approach being used to eliminate the alpechin along with the oil miller residual biomass. What it more, the only agroindustrial complex which has introduced such approach is using an EMAS so that actual achievements could be realistically measured. (Author) 12 refs.

  1. Gestão ambiental em obras viárias: estrutura e resultados no caso do Rodoanel Mário Covas, TRECHO Sul / Environmental management in road construction: framework and results in the case of Rodoanel Mario Covas, South Branch

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    Felipe Thomasin Queiroz

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho estuda o sistema de gestão ambiental de obras de infraestrutura viária no caso do Rodoanel Trecho Sul Mario Covas, focando a fase de execução das obras. O estudo de caso envolveu acesso aos documentos da gestão ambiental e relatórios; observação direta participante por um dos pesquisadores, e pesquisa bibliográfica. Os principais impactos ambientais ocorridos durante a construção das obras foram decorrentes de terraplanagem, devido ao surgimento de processos erosivos e carreamento de solos. O sistema de gestão adotado incluiu medidas preventivas e mitigadoras de impactos ambientais. Esse sistema apresentou algumas das características do modelo ISO 14001, existindo ainda oportunidades de melhoria como a possibilidade de estabelecimento de uma política ambiental documentada, o estabelecimento de metas de desempenho ambiental baseadas em ecoeficiência em complemento aos índices de não-conformidades, e o aprimoramento do procedimento de tratamento de não-conformidades para incluir a análise das causas raízes.

  2. L’administration dans un contexte de modernité radicale : quand les instruments de gestion doivent devenir source de réflexivité

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    Geoffrey Joris

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Dans de plus en plus de domaines, la gestion de la chose publique s’opérationnalise dans un contexte de modernité radicale dont les caractéristiques (surinformation, indétermination, hyper-complexité, incertitude croissante et multiple, pluralisme, mobilité accrue des acteurs imposent aux pouvoirs publics de repenser les conditions de l’exercice de l’autorité, tant du point de vue des dispositifs institutionnels que des référentiels et cadres mobilisés, pour en renforcer la réflexivité.Nous proposons de dresser une liste de facteurs facilitant une démarche réflexive, à partir de deux études de cas dans le domaine de l’environnement, l’une consacrée au rôle et au fonctionnement de la « SPAQuE », une agence publique fondée afin de gérer la politique de décontamination des sols en Belgique (Région wallonne et l’autre aux transformations des modalités de décision publique pour certains projets d’aménagement (Permis par décret – PIR. Loin d’être des recettes, ces facteurs poussent l’acteur à se questionner sur la pertinence et les conditions pratiques et spécifiques à son organisation.

  3. IV meeting of R and D in radioactive waste management; IV Jornadas de investigacion y desarrollo tecnologico en gestion de residuos radiactivos

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    2001-07-01

    The present technical report gathers the summaries and abstracts presented during the conference days of IV Jornadas de I+D Tecnologico en Gestion de Residuos Radiactivos of ENRESA in Barcelona during the last month of November, 2000. The document is divided in two big chapters, the first chapter with the summaries and abstracts of the Scientific Sessions, and the second with the presented ones in the Seminars. The present document together with the volumes of the Technical Publications 9/2000 Posters Divulgativos, and 10/2000 Posters Tecnicos are a real sample of the state of the knowledge that ENRESA, and collaborators have developed so far. Likewise, the reading of this document tries to give a transparent and suitable vision of which are the needs, strategies and prior activities in the Research and Development in the field of Radioactive Waste Management. For the reader who wants to penetrate into the topics of R and D here presented, there is recommended the complementary reading of the Technical Publication X/2001 in which there are gathered in a more detailed way the papers and presentations carried out during the conference days kept in Barcelona. (Author)

  4. L'assèchement des dépressions dunaires du littoral du Cotentin : mécanismes et propositions de gestion

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    Yves Petit-Berghem

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Les dunes de Basse-Normandie sont caractérisées par des dépressions humides de dimensions variables. Ces dépressions recèlent des habitats et une flore riches, ce qui leur confère un grand intérêt patrimonial. Mais ces milieux connaissent depuis quelques années une dynamique forte d'embroussaillement. Cette dernière, directement liée à un assèchement, préoccupe les gestionnaires. L'analyse des processus d'assèchement des dépressions humides met en avant la combinaison des paramètres en cause (conditions hydropédologiques, actions anthropiques et permet donc d'optimiser la gestion patrimoniale de ces sites.The dunes of Lower Normandy are characterized by moist depressions of various sizes. The depressions harbour a rich fauna and habitats, which are therefore of great patrimonial interest. But this environment has for some years witnessed an overgrowth of brushwood. This last one, directly connected to a drying out, worries the managers. The analysis of processes of drying out of dune slacks shows the combination of parameters involved (moisture conditions in the soil, human actions, and thus allows to optimise the patrimonial management of these sites.

  5. Antimicrobial Applications of Ambient--Air Plasmas

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    Pavlovich, Matthew John

    The emerging field of plasma biotechology studies the applications of the plasma phase of matter to biological systems. "Ambient-condition" plasmas created at or near room temperature and atmospheric pressure are especially promising for biomedical applications because of their convenience, safety to patients, and compatibility with existing medical technology. Plasmas can be created from many different gases; plasma made from air contains a number of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, or RONS, involved in various biological processes, including immune activity, signaling, and gene expression. Therefore, ambient-condition air plasma is of particular interest for biological applications. To understand and predict the effects of treating biological systems with ambient-air plasma, it is necessary to characterize and measure the chemical species that these plasmas produce. Understanding both gaseous chemistry and the chemistry in plasma-treated aqueous solution is important because many biological systems exist in aqueous media. Existing literature about ambient-air plasma hypothesizes the critical role of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species; a major aim of this dissertation is to better quantify RONS by produced ambient-air plasma and understand how RONS chemistry changes in response to different plasma processing conditions. Measurements imply that both gaseous and aqueous chemistry are highly sensitive to operating conditions. In particular, chemical species in air treated by plasma exist in either a low-power ozone-dominated mode or a high-power nitrogen oxide-dominated mode, with an unstable transition region at intermediate discharge power and treatment time. Ozone (O3) and nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2, or NOx) are mutually exclusive in this system and that the transition region corresponds to the transition from ozone- to nitrogen oxides-mode. Aqueous chemistry agrees well with to air plasma chemistry, and a similar transition in liquid-phase composition

  6. Ambiente e justiça: sobre a utilidade do conceito de racismo ambiental no contexto brasileiro

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    Silva, Lays Helena Paes e

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    A ideia de crise ambiental suscita discussões a respeito de distintas concepções de natureza e de ambiente e das disputas simbólicas e materiais neste meio. Uma concepção que toma sociedade e ambiente como pares inseparáveis levou à emergência, nos Estados Unidos, de movimentos que introduziram conceitos como justiça ambiental e racismo ambiental. No Brasil, surgiram movimentos e estudos focados nas mesmas bandeiras de luta e nos mesmos conceitos. Considerando as especificidades do racismo no...

  7. Psicologia Ambiental: a busca de um ambiente melhor Environmental Psychology, the search for a better environment

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    José Q. Pinheiro

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    A Psicologia precisa se engajar na análise e no encaminhamento de soluções para os problemas ambientais, pois estes são, de fato, problemas humano-ambientais. Para contribuir com esse propósito, um breve histórico da Psicologia Ambiental é apresentado, com destaque para as implicações teóricas e práticas de suas origens, internas e externas à Psicologia, tendo como pano de fundo a crise ambiental global. Descrevem-se alguns desdobramentos dessas fontes no contexto brasileiro, com o intuito de...

  8. La justicia ambiental, hacia la igualdad en el disfrute del derecho a un medio ambiente sano

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    Espinosa González, Adriana

    2012-01-01

    El presente artículo tiene como objetivo presentar una visión general de la Justicia Ambiental, en sus dimensiones práctica y teórica. En la primera vertiente, este concepto designa a un movimiento social surgido en Estados Unidos, a principios de los años 80 del siglo pasado, como reacción contra el racismo ambiental. En su dimensión teórica, se trata de una amplia corriente epistemológica y axiológica que estudia los procesos de discriminación en el acceso a los recursos naturales y en la c...

  9. La educación ambiental: una herramienta clave de la gestión ambiental

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    Esteves Ivanissevich, María José; Gigena, Mariana Paola; Humphreys, Carolina; Maruschak, Laura

    2013-01-01

    Entendemos que el objeto de la educación ambiental no es el ambiente como tal, sino nuestra relación con él; la multiplicidad y diversidad de objetivos y la necesidad de anclar la intervención en cada contexto específico, hace de ésta una tarea inmensa y compleja. La provincia del Chubut registra desde el año 1999 un historial importante. Éste trabajo, toma lo realizado en la temática de eliminación de bolsas de polietileno en los espacios públicos, de forma interinstitucional y en ámbitos ed...

  10. La Educación Ambiental una herramienta clave de la Gestión Ambiental

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    Full Text Available Entendemos que el objeto de la educación ambiental no es el ambiente como tal, sino nuestra relación con él; la multiplicidad y diversidad de objetivos y la necesidad de anclar la intervención en cada contexto específico, hace de ésta una tarea inmensa y compleja. La provincia del Chubut registra desde el año 1999 un historial importante. Éste trabajo, toma lo realizado en la temática de eliminación de bolsas de polietileno en los espacios públicos, de forma interinstitucional y en ámbitos educativo formal y no formal. Con la hipótesis de que la educación ambiental constituye un instrumento de política ambiental preventivo atendiendo los problemas que afecten o pudieran afectar al ambiente; nos planteamos como objetivos: construir una ciudadanía ambientalmente responsable; Impulsar la formación y capacitación de docentes y actores sociales con una mirada ambiental; Contribuir a la conservación ambiental disponiendo de las nuevas tecnologías. La metodología se sustenta en una concepción que hace eje en el aumento de la participación de la sociedad. Desde el ámbito formal se trabajó durante el 2007-2011 con capacitaciones presenciales y a distancia, para docentes de nivel inicial y primario (434 capacitados, en forma conjunta con el Ministerio de Educación. El equipo de trabajo consta de cuatro profesionales del Ministerio de Ambiente y la colaboración de especialistas según el lugar y la temática. En el ámbito no formal se realizaron charlas y talleres con la comunidad (5826 capacitados; comunicación extrainstitucional por medios masivos de comunicación; campañas ambientales, trabajando en forma conjunta con organismos municipales, provinciales, no gubernamentales y privados. Se cubrieron 28 localidades en todo el territorio provincial. Se abarcó un gran número de docentes, quedando el trabajo con directores y supervisores, para pensar en la inclusión de las temáticas como los residuos sólidos urbanos, en el

  11. Learning from an Ambient Assisted Living Lab

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    2014-01-01

    This paper presents methodological lessons learned from an Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) lab exploring the use of intelligent beds in a nursing home. The living lab study was conducted over a period of three month. 20 intelligent beds were installed. Data was collected via self...... strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats identified in the living lab of the intelligent bed. The paper concludes by emphasizing the need for mature technology, long-term studies, clarification of role and tasks of different stakeholders, and attention on methods used for living lab evaluations....

  12. A responsabilidade civil no direito ambiental

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    É irrefutável o reconhecimento de que a evolução do ser humano é a mais surpreendente de todos os seres viventes do planeta Terra. Sendo o único animal racional, facilmente se desenvolveu, superou obstáculos e dominou tudo o que estava ao seu redor. Sobrepujou o meio em que vive, desafiando o ciclo ambiental. Gradativamente, o equilíbrio do ecossistema, até então auto-suficiente, estava sendo prejudicado, mas não era um tema abordado até o momento em que o próprio ser humano começou a sentir ...

  13. Water Loss Under Hot Ambient Temperatures

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    Full Text Available Male 4 rates were ambient temperature (40 degree,42 degree, and 44 degree calcius for different durations of time upto a maximum of 3 hours. It was observed that there was a rapid loss in body weight accompanied by considerable increase in body temperature of the animals during the first hour of exposure. Thereafter the rate of body weight loss and increase in body temperature were slow till the end of observation period. Intolerance to heat appears to be more correlated with critical body temperature rather than the extent of dehydration.

  14. Por uma nova ética ambiental

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    RESUMOEste artigo procura abordar a relação do homem com o ambiente. Entre outros pontos de discussão, argumenta que o cientificismo contribuiu para que se aprofundasse a visão de posse absoluta e exploração implacável sobre a natureza (terra, água, florestas), e que as fragilidades apresentadas pelo Planeta na atualidade são resultados do modo pelo qual se deu essa relação, ou seja, o modo como a partir do "domínio" sobre a natureza, o homem dilapidou e continua dilapidando os recursos natur...

  15. Time-series analysis for ambient concentrations

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    González-Manteiga, W.; Prada-Sánchez, J. M.; Cao, R.; García-Jurado, I.; Febrero-Bande, M.; Lucas-Domínguez, T.

    In this paper we present a dynamic system which has been implemented to predict, every 5 min, the ambient concentrations of SO 2 in the neighbourhood of a power station run by ENDESA, the National Electricity Company of Spain, in As Pontes. This prediction task is very important in order to prevent a high ground-level of concentration of SO 2. For forecasting we use a mixed model which has a parametric component and a nonparametric one. We also construct confidence intervals for future observations using bootstrap and classical techniques.

  16. El aprendizaje colaborativo en ambientes virtuales

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación realizada a finales 2010 y que se relaciona con el desarrollo de los trabajos colaborativos al interior del aula virtual en el curso Herramientas Informáticas, de la Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia (UNAD de Colombia. Para conocer la percepción de los estudiantes, se presenta el cuestionario CAWA de trabajo colaborativo, el cual fue diseñado para esta investigación y, por último, se muestran algunas recomendaciones a tener en cuenta a la hora de realizar actividades colaborativas en ambientes virtuales.

  17. Emociones y comportamiento pro-ambiental

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    Mar Durán; Mónica Alzate; Wilson López; José Manuel Sabucedo

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    Basándonos en los trabajos de Fishbein y Ajzen (1975, 1980), Ajzen y Madden, (1986), Ajzen, (2002), este trabajo propone una extensión del modelo de la Teoría de la Conducta Planificada (TCP) para poder explicar mejor el comportamiento pro-ambiental. El objetivo fundamental de este trabajo es explorar la importancia de los aspectos emocionales a la hora de comprender y explicar la conducta de reducir la utilización del coche más allá de la explicación dada por la TCP. Así, se c...

  18. LAS MEDIDAS CAUTELARES EN EL PROCESO AMBIENTAL.

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    La acción popular ha sido establecida como la herramienta procesal idónea para la salvaguarda del derecho al medio ambiente, y dentro de su estructura, las medidas cautelares juegan un papel fundamental para garantizar la efectividad de este derecho colectivo toda vez que el legislador las ha dotada de características especiales que se encuentran en armonía con la finalidad preventiva de la acción popular y con el principio de precaución.

  19. LAS MEDIDAS CAUTELARES EN EL PROCESO AMBIENTAL.

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    Beatriz Arcila Salazar

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    Full Text Available La acción popular ha sido establecida como la herramienta procesal idónea para la salvaguarda del derecho al medio ambiente, y dentro de su estructura, las medidas cautelares juegan un papel fundamental para garantizar la efectividad de este derecho colectivo toda vez que el legislador las ha dotada de características especiales que se encuentran en armonía con la finalidad preventiva de la acción popular y con el principio de precaución.

  20. Mesianismo en el pensamiento ambiental latinoamericano

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    Sánchez Buitrago Dairo

    2008-01-01

    Se procura mostrar las formas de autoritarismo simbólico con las cuales las ideologías mesiánicas presentes en el pensamiento ambiental latinoamericano mantienen su cohesión ideológica, evidenciando las configuraciones simbólicas y las acciones que muestran la manera como estas simbologías se observan. Para ello, se argumentará la distinción y la coevolución entre el sentido antropocéntrico y el sentido diferenciado no­antropocéntrico....

  1. MESIANISMO EN EL PENSAMIENTO AMBIENTAL LATINOAMERICANO

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    Sánchez Buitrago Dairo

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Se procura mostrar las formas de autoritarismo simbólico con las cuales las ideologías mesiánicas presentes en el pensamiento ambiental latinoamericano mantienen su cohesión ideológica, evidenciando las configuraciones simbólicas y las acciones que muestran la manera como estas simbologías se observan. Para ello, se argumentará la distinción y la coevolución entre el sentido antropocéntrico y el sentido diferenciado no­antropocéntrico.

  2. Ambientes Ubicuos como facilitador del proceso educativo

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    Filippi, José Luis; Lafuente, Gustavo; Pérez, Daniel; Aguirre, Sofía

    2012-01-01

    Las instituciones educativas en general y las universidades en especial, constituyen un ambiente rico en información. La presencia de diferentes actores, con la complejidad de estar en permanente movimiento espacial, desempeñando multiplicidad de actividades, y la necesidad de contar permanentemente con información actualizada; demandan un nuevo ámbito adecuado a éstas características. El objetivo de éste proyecto busca mejorar los diferentes procesos que se efectúan en las instituciones e...

  3. Publicidad, educacion ambiental y calentamiento global

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    Pedrós Pérez, Gerardo; Martínez-Jiménez, Pilar

    2010-01-01

    el cambio climático es considerado el problema ambiental más grave y complejo de nuestra época (Lynas, 2004). de acuerdo con los expertos en la materia, para frenar este indeseable y peligroso fenómeno es necesario reducir de forma sustancial las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero producidas como resultado de las actividades humanas. Lograr los ambiciosos objetivos de reducción que se plantean exige un importante esfuerzo financiero y tecnológico, pero también requiere...

  4. Electricity generated from Ambient Heat by Pencils

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    Xu, Zihan; Tai, Guo'an

    2012-01-01

    The idea of generating electricity from ambient heat has significant meanings for both science and engineering. Here, we present an interesting idea of using pencil leads, which are made of graphite and clay, to generate electricity from the thermal motion of ions in aqueous electrolyte solution at room temperature. When two pencil leads were placed in parallel in the solutions, output power of 0.655, 1.023, 1.023 and 1.828 nW were generated in 3 M KCl, NaCl, NiCl2 and CuCl2 solutions, respec...

  5. 7th Ambient Assisted Living Congress

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    Klausing, Helmut

    2015-01-01

    In this book, leading authors in the field discuss developments of Ambient Assisted Living. The contributions have been chosen and invited at the 7th AAL congress, Berlin. It presents new technological developments which support the autonomy and independence of individuals with special needs. As the technological innovation raises also social issues, the book addresses micro and macro economical aspects of assistive systems and puts an additional emphasis on the ethical and legal discussion. The presentation is supported by real world examples and applications.

  6. Las cuentas nacionales y el medio ambiente

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    J. A. Torres Pérez; M. de J. Santiago Cruz; J. Matus Gardea; J. L. Romo Lozano

    2001-01-01

    El Sistema de Cuentas Nacionales (SCN) vigente, medido a través del Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) soslaya todos los activos ambientales, así como su deterioro y depreciación de los recursos naturales por lo que refleja tasas que sobreestiman el crecimiento económico En el presente documento se discute sobre el SCN, sus limitaciones para cuantificar el deterioro del capital natural e impacto ambiental. Se presentan las experiencias desarrolladas en otros países y se promueve la posibilidad de d...

  7. Modélisation des impacts de la gestion des débits réservés du Rhône sur les peuplements piscicoles

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    LAMOUROUX N.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Le choix d'un débit minimal à maintenir dans le lit d'un cours d'eau est une question particulièrement répandue qui a conduit à l'élaboration de modèles prédictifs comme la méthode des microhabitats. Nous utilisons ici un modèle d'habitat statistique pour estimer les impacts de la gestion des débits. Ce nouveau modèle est basé sur le couplage de modèles hydrauliques statistiques qui prédisent les distributions en fréquence des variables hydrauliques dans un cours d'eau avec des modèles de préférence multivariés qui estiment des indices de densité piscicole en fonction de l'hydraulique. Nous appliquons le modèle d'habitat statistique sur différents tronçons du Rhône court-circuités par les aménagements hydrauliques. Nous exprimons les prédictions à l'échelle du peuplement à l'aide d'indices piscicoles multivariés. Ces simulations nous permettent de comparer les impacts de l'augmentation des débits réservés prédits sur les différents tronçons, nous amènent à relativiser la notion de débit réservé optimal et à insister sur l'importance du choix des objectifs de gestion. Certains tronçons du Rhône présentent un fort intérêt pour la diversité piscicole du fleuve aménagé quel que soit l'objectif de gestion choisi.

  8. Disseminating Ambient Assisted Living in Rural Areas

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    Gerhard Leitner

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The smart home, ambient intelligence and ambient assisted living have been intensively researched for decades. Although rural areas are an important potential market, because they represent about 80% of the territory of the EU countries and around 125 million inhabitants, there is currently a lack of applicable AAL solutions. This paper discusses the theoretical foundations of AAL in rural areas. This discussion is underlined by the achievements of the empirical field study, Casa Vecchia, which has been carried out over a four-year period in a rural area in Austria. The major goal of Casa Vecchia was to evaluate the feasibility of a specific form of AAL for rural areas: bringing AAL technology to the homes of the elderly, rather than moving seniors to special-equipped care facilities. The Casa Vecchia project thoroughly investigated the possibilities, challenges and drawbacks of AAL related to this specific approach. The findings are promising and somewhat surprising and indicate that further technical, interactional and socio-psychological research is required to make AAL in rural areas reasonable in the future.

  9. A Smart Kitchen for Ambient Assisted Living

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    Rubén Blasco

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The kitchen environment is one of the scenarios in the home where users can benefit from Ambient Assisted Living (AAL applications. Moreover, it is the place where old people suffer from most domestic injuries. This paper presents a novel design, implementation and assessment of a Smart Kitchen which provides Ambient Assisted Living services; a smart environment that increases elderly and disabled people’s autonomy in their kitchen-related activities through context and user awareness, appropriate user interaction and artificial intelligence. It is based on a modular architecture which integrates a wide variety of home technology (household appliances, sensors, user interfaces, etc. and associated communication standards and media (power line, radio frequency, infrared and cabled. Its software architecture is based on the Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi, which allows building a complex system composed of small modules, each one providing the specific functionalities required, and can be easily scaled to meet our needs. The system has been evaluated by a large number of real users (63 and carers (31 in two living labs in Spain and UK. Results show a large potential of system functionalities combined with good usability and physical, sensory and cognitive accessibility.

  10. Calidad de vida y medio ambiente. La psicología ambiental

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    Graciela Baldi López

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El medio ambiente constituye, actualmente, uno de los campos de estudio interdisciplinarios que ha venido recibiendo una atención priorizada por parte de la comunidad científica mundial. La Psicología constituye una de las disciplinas que se interesa por el medio ambiente, tanto por la dinámica de la interacción individuomedio, como por la educación ambiental, siendo necesario, entonces, brindar información para hacer conciencia sobre nuestros comportamientos y su decisiva influencia en el contexto físico y social. Por otro lado, la calidad de vida es un concepto multidimensional y multidisciplinario que debe ser valorado desde la presencia de las condiciones materiales y espirituales que permitan el desarrollo psicobiológico y social-histórico del ser humano y la satisfacción personal con las condiciones de vida que cada persona ha logrado alcanzar. El concepto de calidad de vida se considera claramente relacionado con el concepto de salud humana y con la necesidad de promover una educación ambiental con proyección social y comunitaria.

  11. L'éco-entrepreneuriat, un objet de gestion non identifié ? : Proposition d'un nouveau cadre conceptuel et enquête exploratoire en milieu agricole breton en vue d'appréhender sa diversité

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    Simon, Bernard; Kharrouby, Amale; Levy-Tadjine, Thierry

    2012-01-01

    20 pages. A paraitre dans Thierry Levy-Tadjine et Zhan SU-2013-Eds= "Entrepreneuriat, PME durables et réseaux sociaux, Mélanges en l'honneur du Professeur Robert Paturel", L'Harmattan. . Ce chapitre s'inscrit dans le cadre du programme de recherches GEODD (Gestion des Entreprises et Organisations orientées vers le Développement Durable) financé par l'ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche). Ce projet dirigé par Florence Palpacuer (Université de Montpellier et ERFI) associe plusieurs groupes de...

  12. Echelle territoriale de gouvernance et capacité d’innovation. Le cas de la gestion durable du bâti agricole périurbain dans l'Hérault

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    Nougaredes, Brigitte; Faure, Stéphanie; Laniesse, Thierry; Salignac, Vincent; Camerino, Teresa

    2014-01-01

    La politique de développement urbain durable modifie les principes autorisant les constructions en zone agricole en introduisant le principe de « nécessité » des constructions pour l’exploitation agricole. La mise en oeuvre de cette politique se réalise dans le cadre de la gouvernance territoriale et est négociée à différentes échelles territoriales donnant lieu à une diversité d’interprétation et d’initiatives. L’élaboration et le développement de nouvelles modalités de gestion du bâti agric...

  13. Gestion globale des ressources marines et des risques dans les espaces côtiers. Gerrico. Volume 1 : rapport de synthèse. Volume 2 : Fiches actions par axe

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    Ifremer; Université de Nantes

    2010-01-01

    Gerrico visait à constituer une plate-forme d'expertise reconnue sur la gestion durable des ressources marines et des risques dans les espaces côtiers, tant dans le domaine des sciences de la vie et de la terre que dans celui des sciences humaines et sociales ou des sciences de l'ingénieur. Les échanges hydrologiques et sédimentaires entre le bassin versant, l'estuaire de la Loire et les eaux de la baie de Bourgneuf ainsi que les conditions de croissance et d'exposition aux risques des coquil...

  14. Réalisation d’un recueil d’expériences de gestion des espèces exotiques envahissantes en milieux aquatiques en France métropolitaine

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    Fernandez, S.

    2013-01-01

    A collection of experiments performed on management of alien invasive species (flora and fauna) in France is available after numerous contacts with managers. It consists of sheets of interventions. / Un recueil d'expériences de gestion déjà réalisées sur des espèces de flore et de faune exotiques envahissantes est proposé à partir de nombreux contacts avec des gestionnaires. Il est constitué de fiches de présentation des interventions.

  15. Movimientos sociales con racionalidad ambiental: el caso de Kimsakocha

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    Julio A. Alvarado Vélez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo estudia el surgimiento de movimientos sociales en la provincia de Azuay. En particular, se enfoca en aquellos movimientos en defensa del agua en el páramo Kimsakocha y que al mismo tiempo rechazan la minería en gran escala. Para ello, el artículo utiliza como método de investigación un estudio de caso. Se examina el período desde los primeros indicios de movilizaciones en el 2003, hasta la aprobación del mandato minero en el 2008. La hipótesis de la investigación sugiere que los movimientos sociales que surgieron en torno a la minería en gran escala en Ecuador durante el período 2003-2008 son portadores de racionalidad ambiental, construyen su identidad con base en la defensa del agua. Los resultados demuestran el surgimiento de movimientos sociales con racionalidad ambiental que, además, construyen su identidad en base a la defensa del agua. Abstract This article studies the emergence of social movements in the province of Azuay. It is particularly focused on those of water defense in the Kimsakocha wetlands; which, at the same time, reject large-scale mining. For that purpose, the article uses case study methodology. The period since the first signs of mobilization in 2003 to the approval of the mining act in 2008 is examined. The research hypothesis suggests that the social movements that started around large-scale mining in Ecuador in the 2003-2008 period are the bearers of a national environmental perspective, build their identity on the grounds of water defense. The results show an emergence of social movements with an environmental perspective that, at the same time, build their identity on the grounds of water defense.

  16. Les activités de gestion d’alerte épidémiologique : les transformations induites par l’utilisation d’un système de surveillance en temps réel Alert Management Activity: Cognitive and team activity modifications due to the use of an early warning system Las actividades de gestión de alerta epidemiológica : las transformaciones inducidas por la utilización de un sistema de vigilancia en tiempo real

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    Charlotte Gaudin

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Cet article présente une recherche en psychologie cognitive et ergonomique visant à analyser l’activité de gestion d’une alerte épidémiologique. Gérer une alerte épidémiologique est une activité médicale distribuée et complexe consistant en la gestion d’un environnement dynamique puisque l’épidémie évolue et se propage rapidement si aucune action n’est entreprise pour la contrôler. Plus précisément, deux types de situation sont analysées : (1 l’activité traditionnelle de gestion d’alerte et (2 cette même activité lorsqu’elle est assistée par un système informatique, en l’occurrence le système ASTER (ou Alerte et Surveillance en TEmps Réel. Les résultats obtenus sont ensuite discutés au niveau cognitif et au niveau des activités collectives consécutivement à l’introduction et à l’utilisation d’un système technique.This paper presents a study that investigated the management of epidemiological alerts. Alert management is a complex, distributed medical activity. It can be compared to the largest category of dynamic environment management. Two activities were examined. First, we analyzed traditional alert management activity with the MAD method (observations and interviews. Second, we analyzed and characterized alert management activities when supported by the computerized ASTER system (Alerte et Surveillance en TEmps Réel, alert and monitoring in real time. The second analysis was conducted with EORCA method, which is used to describe collective and complex activities. The results highlight various modifications to both the cognitive activity and team activities which were due to the use of the ASTER system.Este artículo presenta una investigación en psicología cognitiva y ergonómica cuyo objetivo es analizar la actividad de gestión de una alerta epidemiológica. Manejar una alerta epidemiológica es una actividad médica distribuida y compleja que consiste en la gestión de un ambiente

  17. Trends in ambient intelligent systems the role of computational intelligence

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    Khan, Mohammad; Abraham, Ajith

    2016-01-01

    This book demonstrates the success of Ambient Intelligence in providing possible solutions for the daily needs of humans. The book addresses implications of ambient intelligence in areas of domestic living, elderly care, robotics, communication, philosophy and others. The objective of this edited volume is to show that Ambient Intelligence is a boon to humanity with conceptual, philosophical, methodical and applicative understanding. The book also aims to schematically demonstrate developments in the direction of augmented sensors, embedded systems and behavioral intelligence towards Ambient Intelligent Networks or Smart Living Technology. It contains chapters in the field of Ambient Intelligent Networks, which received highly positive feedback during the review process. The book contains research work, with in-depth state of the art from augmented sensors, embedded technology and artificial intelligence along with cutting-edge research and development of technologies and applications of Ambient Intelligent N...

  18. Modal Parameter Identification of Offshore Platforms under Ambient Excitation

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    Yang Hezhen(杨和振); Li Huajun

    2004-01-01

    This paper intends to identify the modal parameters of an offshore platform under ambient excitation, and to compare the identified results with theoretical solutions. Using ambient sources of excitation to determine the modal characteristics of large civil engineering structures is desirable for several reasons. The forced vibration testing of such structures generally requires a large amount of specialized equipment and makes the tests quite expensive. Also, an automated health monitoring system for a large civil structure will most likely use ambient excitation. The Eigensystem Realization Algorithm (ERA) is applied in conjunctied acceleration information. Finally, offshore platform numerical model gets output response data under ambient excitation. Simulated data from numerical model of an offshore platform under ambient excitation is used for the identification of the system. According to the comparison results, the proposed method is shown to be effective for modal parameter identification under ambient excitation.

  19. Association between Ambient Temperature and Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospitalisations in Gothenburg, Sweden: 1985–2010

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    Janine Wichmann; Annika Rosengren; Karin Sjöberg; Lars Barregard; Gerd Sallsten

    2013-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death globally and evidence is steadily increasing on the role of non-traditional risk factors such as meteorology and air pollution. Nevertheless, many research gaps remain, such as the association between these non-traditional risk factors and subtypes of CVD, such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The objective of this study was to investigate the association between daily ambient temperature and AMI hospitalisations using a case-...

  20. The Potential for Ambient Plasma Wave Propulsion

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    Gilland, James H.; Williams, George J.

    2016-01-01

    A truly robust space exploration program will need to make use of in-situ resources as much as possible to make the endeavor affordable. Most space propulsion concepts are saddled with one fundamental burden; the propellant needed to produce momentum. The most advanced propulsion systems currently in use utilize electric and/or magnetic fields to accelerate ionized propellant. However, significant planetary exploration missions in the coming decades, such as the now canceled Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter, are restricted by propellant mass and propulsion system lifetimes, using even the most optimistic projections of performance. These electric propulsion vehicles are inherently limited in flexibility at their final destination, due to propulsion system wear, propellant requirements, and the relatively low acceleration of the vehicle. A few concepts are able to utilize the environment around them to produce thrust: Solar or magnetic sails and, with certain restrictions, electrodynamic tethers. These concepts focus primarily on using the solar wind or ambient magnetic fields to generate thrust. Technically immature, quasi-propellantless alternatives lack either the sensitivity or the power to provide significant maneuvering. An additional resource to be considered is the ambient plasma and magnetic fields in solar and planetary magnetospheres. These environments, such as those around the Sun or Jupiter, have been shown to host a variety of plasma waves. Plasma wave propulsion takes advantage of an observed astrophysical and terrestrial phenomenon: Alfven waves. These are waves that propagate in the plasma and magnetic fields around and between planets and stars. The generation of Alfven waves in ambient magnetic and plasma fields to generate thrust is proposed as a truly propellantless propulsion system which may enable an entirely new matrix of exploration missions. Alfven waves are well known, transverse electromagnetic waves that propagate in magnetized plasmas at

  1. socio-ec(h)o: Ambient Intelligence and Gameplay

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    Wakkary, Ron

    2005-01-01

    The socio-ec(h)o project aims to research a generalized ambient intelligent software platform and design models for responsive environments based on the concept of ambient intelligent "ecologies" and group gameplay. The benefits of the research include a software-architecture, ambient intelligence inference engine, and interaction design models for gameplay and responsive environments. The paper will discuss the results of our prototypes for games in responsive environments. These prototypes ...

  2. Vibration of a Cantilever Beam in Ambient Fluid

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    Metzger, C; Zypman, F

    2016-01-01

    Here we obtain analytical expressions for the frequency response of a cantilever beam in the presence of ambient fluid. The advantage of our approach, besides its simplicity of use, is that it explicitly contains the viscosity and the density of the ambient fluid. Thus, if measuring the frequency spectrum, the expression can be used in the design of viscometers. Conversely, if the ambient fluid is known, the expression can be used in the design of force gauges such as in Atomic Force Microscopy.

  3. Modeling support for mobile ambients in service oriented architecture

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    Ali, Nour; Chen, Fei; Solis, Carlos

    2012-01-01

    peer-reviewed Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a promising approach for designing and developing mobile applications. However, SOA concepts need to be combined with mobile principles to fully accommodate their requirements. Previously, a metamodel called Ambient-SoaML has been defined, which combines the Service Oriented Architecture Modeling Language (SoaML) and Mobile Ambients concepts inspired from Ambient Calculus. In this paper, a modeling tool that suppo...

  4. Direct and Convenient Mass Spectrometry Sampling with Ambient Flame Ionization

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    Xiao-Pan Liu; Hao-Yang Wang; Jun-Ting Zhang; Meng-Xi Wu; Wan-Shu Qi; Hui Zhu; Yin-Long Guo

    2015-01-01

    Recent innovations in ambient ionization technology for the direct analysis of various samples in their native environment facilitate the development and applications of mass spectrometry in natural science. Presented here is a novel, convenient and flame-based ambient ionization method for mass spectrometric analysis of organic compounds, termed as the ambient flame ionization (AFI) ion source. The key features of AFI ion source were no requirement of (high) voltages, laser beams and spray g...

  5. Improving Energy Saving Techniques by Ambient Intelligence Scheduling

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    Cristani, Matteo; Karafili, Erisa; Tomazzoli, Claudio

    2015-01-01

    Energy saving is one of the most challenging aspects of modern ambient intelligence technologies, for both domestic and business usages. In this paper we show how to combine Ambient Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence techniques to solve the problem of scheduling a set of devices under a given...... for Ambient Intelligence to a specific framework and exhibit a sample usage for a real life system, Elettra, that is in use in an industrial context....

  6. IMPORTANCE OF MOIST AMBIENT AND ITS HELICAL ENHANCEMENT EFFECT TO STORM INTENSITY

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    Al-FALAHI Fadha Sh.; WANG Yuan; TANG Jie

    2004-01-01

    A crucial issue in evolution of severe storm, such as typhoon and even single supercell, is to diagnose and predict the sudden intensifying in storm. This paper describes an attempt to investigate the influence and effect of ambient moisture in the development of storm. It was mainly through a dynamic way to detect the helical enhancement by ambient moisture. It was found that the correlation between the ambient moistness and the intensity of rotating convective cells can be well analyzed by helicity dynamics. The correlation between environmental streamwise vorticity (i.e. helicity) and vertical velocity (storm updraft or downdraft) is a powerful indicator to catch favorable or unfavorable conditions for storm evolution. For this purpose, a three-dimensional non-hydrostatic storm-scale model, Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) was employed in order to numerically simulate a well-documented case of Del City supercell storm in different kinds of environmental moistness. Moreover, such different kinds of ambient moist environment and the resultant different morphologies and evolutions in the storm clearly demonstrated that the abundant moistness in the environment that the storm embedded significantly strengthens the storm intensity. In fact, the storm is embedded in much moist environment and therefore larger instability propagates faster than the one in the drier air. It further produces stronger low-level mesocyclone with a much longer lifetime. The stronger convection and twist in the updraft indicates that helical enhancement effect by moisture lead to stronger tornadic activity in severe storm.

  7. HCI in the Era of Ambient Media - And beyond 2009 INTERACT Tutorial

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    Lugmayr, Artur

    According to McLuhan, “the medium is the message” - but what means interaction and what is the medium in the age of ubiquitous and pervasive computation - when the medium is ‘in’ daily objects? Ambient media are media that are embedded throughout our natural environment - location based services, context awareness, emotional responsive interfaces, touch and gesture based interfaces, haptics and biometrics, sensor perception, mobile devices, and smart data mining are the technological enabler for smart media environments. The latest trends from emotional computation, affective computation, and tangible media lay the foundations for this new and exciting form of media existing far beyond screen concepts and mouse based interaction metaphors. The tutorial trains participants in the basic technologies as tools for the design of new interactive ‘ambient’ environments. It presents case studies and latest research results in the field of ambient media, ranging from ambient assisting living, user experience design, user contributed content, and mobile services. After the tutorial the participants should understand the principles of ambient media with its underlying concepts and methods, especially emphasizing human-computer-interaction. As roundup, the tutorial presents a more visionary viewpoint to the future of media technology: the use of biological metaphors for interactive environments (biomedia).

  8. Horizontal Correlation of Ambient Noise near a Sea Route

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    HE Li; LI Zheng-Lin; ZHANG Ren-He; PENG Zhao-Hui

    2008-01-01

    Ambient noise data measured in an experiment conducted near the sea route are analysed.It is found that at low frequency,the measured horizontal correlation coeffients at different separations oscillate much larger than that predicted by the classical ambient noise model.The theoretical analyses show that the observed phenomenon is mainly caused by windy noise together with the discrete shipping noise nearby.An ambient noise model is proposed to include the effects caused by both the noise sources and can be used to forecast the ambient noise field neara sea route.

  9. Biological Sample Ambient Preservation (BioSAP) Device Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — To address NASA's need for alternative methods for ambient preservation of human biological samples collected during extended spaceflight and planetary operations,...

  10. Simulation of microbubble response to ambient pressure changes

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    Andersen, Klaus Scheldrup; Jensen, Jørgen Arendt

    2008-01-01

    The theory on microbubbles clearly indicates a relation between the ambient pressure and the acoustic behavior of the bubble. The purpose of this study was to optimize the sensitivity of ambient pressure measurements, using the subharmonic component, through microbubble response simulations....... The behaviour of two different contrast agents was investigated as a function of driving pulse and ambient overpressure, pov. Simulations of Levovist using a rectangular driving pulse show an almost linear reduction in the subharmonic component as pov is increased. For a 20 cycles driving pulse, a reduction...... is not completely linear as a function of the ambient pressure....

  11. La problemática ambiental desde un enfoque educativo

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    De las Heras Pérez, María de los Ángeles

    2015-01-01

    1. ¿Qué objetivos crees tú que persigue la Educación Ambiental? 2. ¿ Cuál o cuáles son las causas desencadenantes de la problemática ambiental actual? 3. Elaborar un listado con los principales problemas ambientales que para ti afectan actualmente a nuestro mundo. 4. ¿Qué papel puede desempeñar la educación frente a la crisis ambiental? 5. Propón un modelo de integración de la educación ambiental en el sistema educativo

  12. FEM Updating of Tall Buildings using Ambient Vibration Data

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    Ventura, C. E.; Lord, J. F.; Turek, M.;

    2005-01-01

    Ambient vibration testing is the most economical non-destructive testing method to acquire vibration data from large civil engineering structures. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how ambient vibration Modal Identification techniques can be effectively used with Model Updating tools...... and the corresponding mode shapes. The degree of torsional coupling between the modes was also investigated. The modal identification results obtained from ambient vibration measurements of each building were used to update a finite element model of the structure. The starting model of each structure was developed from...... an ambient vibration modal identification....

  13. PRINCIPIOS GENERALES DE DERECHO INTERNACIONAL DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE

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    López Zamarripa, Dra. Norka; Correctora de estilo

    2013-01-01

    Este artículo aborda la importancia de los principios y normas generales del derecho internacional ambiental que surgen de los tratados, acuerdos y costumbres internacionales para la protección del medio ambiente. El derecho internacional ambiental, se desarrolla bajo dos principios, el primero señala que los estados tienen derechos soberanos sobre sus recursos naturales, mientras que el segundo se basa en que los estados no deben causar daño al medio ambiente. Asimismo, se desarrollan una se...

  14. El valor económico del medio ambiente

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    D. Uclés

    2006-01-01

    La economía ambiental y su némesis, la economía ecológica, comenzaron a preocuparse por el medio ambiente en la década de los 70, aunque desde ópticas distintas. Sin embargo, ambas visiones están de acuerdo en el valor del medio ambiente para la economía. La economía ambiental ha desarrollado numerosas metodologías de valoración, que se exponen aquí como una aproximación al concepto de desarrollo sostenible y al de valoración económica del medio.

  15. Verbal memory elicited by ambient odor.

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    Smith, D G; Standing, L; de Man, A

    1992-04-01

    This study examined whether an ambient odor can act as a contextual cue for retrieval of verbal stimuli. Subjects (N = 47) learned a list of 24 words while exposed to one of two odors (either jasmine incense or Lauren perfume) and subsequently relearned the list with either the same or the alternative odor present. Superior memory for the word list was found when the odor present during the relearning session was the same one that had been present at the time of initial learning, thereby demonstrating context-dependent memory. There were no differences in initial learning between the two odor conditions. No differences in pleasantness or intensity were found between the odors. PMID:1594391

  16. True Visions The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence

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    Aarts, Emile

    2006-01-01

    Ambient intelligence (AI) refers to a developing technology that will increasingly make our everyday environment sensitive and responsive to our presence. The AI vision requires technology invisibly embedded in our everyday surroundings, present whenever we need it that will lead to the seamless integration of lighting, sounds, vision, domestic appliances, and personal healthcare products to enhance our living experience. Written for the non-specialist seeking an authoritative but accessible overview of this interdisciplinary field, True Visions explains how the devices making up the AI world will operate collectively using information and intelligence hidden in the wireless network connecting them. Expert contributions address key AI components such as smart materials and textiles, system architecture, mobile computing, broadband communication, and underlying issues of human-environment interactions. It seeks to unify the perspectives of scientists from diverse backgrounds ranging from the physics of materia...

  17. Ambient Assisted Living : Italian forum 2013

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    Siciliano, Pietro; Germani, Michele; Monteriù, Andrea

    2014-01-01

    This book presents the refereed proceedings of the Fourth Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), held in Ancona, Italy, in October 2013. A wide range of issues are covered, and new technological developments are described which will support the autonomy and independence of individuals with special needs through an innovative and integrated approach, designed to respond to the socio-economic challenges of an aging population. Topics addressed include: health and well-being, prevention and rehabilitation, and support for care providers; active aging and its social implications; services for the frail elderly with health problems and their families; nutrition; ICT platforms/technologies for the benefit of the elderly; home automation and control technologies (autonomy, safety, and energy saving); smart cities and smart communities; telemedicine, telerehabilitation, and telecare; mobility, participation, and social inclusion; games and fun for the elderly; building design; social housing; interface desig...

  18. The Ambient Networks Heterogeneous Access Selection Architecture

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    Pentikousis, Kostas; Gebert, Jens; Galache, José Antonio; Blume, Oliver; Pääkkönen, Pekka

    2011-01-01

    Forthcoming wireless communications will be characterized by the ubiquity of multiaccess. Despite the inherently increased complexity, end-users should be able to take advantage of the most suitable access network. Thus, access selection in an environment with different overlapping radio technologies is of central interest and an architecture is needed that performs equally well on single- and multi-operator scenarios, considers several parameters, and respects the principle of layering. In this paper, we introduce the Ambient Networks heterogeneous access selection architecture explaining how it meets such requirements. We present the essential architectural components and explain their interactions. We illustrate how the proposed architecture works in practice and discuss recent results form our prototype-based validation.

  19. El Medio Ambiente en la Literatura Infantil

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    Cremades Cerdán, Lidia

    2015-01-01

    A lo largo del trabajo, aparecerán las principales características de Literatura Infantil, definición del concepto, las funciones más importantes y sus tipos. En la misma línea, se tratará el Medio Ambiente, su estado actual, cómo se trabaja en el aula y cómo se podría plantear en clase. Se ha realizado una selección de títulos, principalmente álbumes ilustrados infantiles, relacionados con el tema. El anexo incluye una ficha descriptiva de cada título. A través de esta selección, se elabora...

  20. New accomplishments of Ambiente & Agua scientific journal

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    Getulio Teixeira Batista

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Ambiente & Água – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Science (Ambi-Agua was classified as B2 in the Interdisciplinary Area, the major thematic area of this journal, by CAPES classification system known as "Qualis". Also, the journal was registered in the Digital Object Identifier (DOI® System. Three other facts were accomplished: 1 all published articles since April, 2008 have the submitted and accepted dates stamped; 2 long-term preservation will be now secured in association with DOAJ - Lund University Libraries and the e-Depot of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB; and 3 we entered into an electronic licensing relationship with EBSCO Publishing to have full text of our journal in EBSCO Publishing's databases in the near future.

  1. Ranking risks in ambient intelligence projects

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    C. López

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available At present, numerous ambient intelligent (AmI applications are emerging which support current electronic and digitalenvironments. Professionals develop each of them by means of projects. AmI application projects have certain features that make them different from other engineering projects. Moreover, a wide rage of risks are present in the whole project. Therefore, to increase these projects’ chances to be successful, it is necessary to manage their specific risks adequately. In order to support the work of those practitioners managing these threats, this research proposes a multicriteria decision-making methodology called Analytic Hierarchy Process. This technique will enable theprioritization of risks in AmI projects according to their level of threat.

  2. Wireless Sensor Networks for Ambient Assisted Living

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    Raúl Aquino-Santos

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper introduces wireless sensor networks for Ambient Assisted Living as a proof of concept. Our workgroup has developed an arrhythmia detection algorithm that we evaluate in a closed space using a wireless sensor network to relay the information collected to where the information can be registered, monitored and analyzed to support medical decisions by healthcare providers. The prototype we developed is then evaluated using the TelosB platform. The proposed architecture considers very specific restrictions regarding the use of wireless sensor networks in clinical situations. The seamless integration of the system architecture enables both mobile node and network configuration, thus providing the versatile and robust characteristics necessary for real-time applications in medical situations. Likewise, this system architecture efficiently permits the different components of our proposed platform to interact efficiently within the parameters of this study.

  3. COMPLEJIDAD AMBIENTAL: PROPUESTAS ÉTICAS EMERGENTES DEL PENSAMIENTO AMBIENTAL LATINOAMERICANO

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    Noguera de Echeverri Ana Patricia

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, se recogen las propuestas ético ambientales más importantes de la Escuela de Pensamiento Ambiental Latinoamericano, que ha ido construyéndose desde hace 30 años. Se destacan autores de primera línea en el campo de la construcción de Pensamiento Ambiental filosófico, como el Filósofo y Pensador Colombiano, de trascendencia latinoamericana, Augusto Ángel Maya, quien plantea la posibilidad de construir una Filosofía Ambiental Ético estética, dado que la Filosofía Moderna ha sido Metafísica, aún en sus corrientes empiristas, positivistas y neopositivistas. Se destaca la obra de Enrique Leff, mexicano, que propone los conceptos de Complejidad y Saber Ambiental, como puntos de partida de una ética en la educación, la ciencia y la tecnología, dentro de unas relaciones sistémicas y holísticas. Igualmente la propuesta ético estética compleja de Julio Carrizoza, colombiano, se hace presente en este ensayo, como una propuesta política fundamental ante problemas colombianos como son la violencia y la exclusión. Las propuestas de Filósofos colombianos de gran importancia en el campo de la Filosofía Política y Moral, que han desembocado en la propuesta de una Ética Ambiental, Pública y Comunicativa, como es el caso de Guillermo Hoyos Vásquez y de otros pensadores tanto de Colombia como de otros países latinoamericanos, se presentan en este espacio, con el fin de recoger de manera crítica nuestras ideas acerca de la posibilidad de una ética ambiental, es decir una ética descentrada, sin sujeto y sin objeto, una ética sistémica, donde los valores se construyen en las relaciones y donde la intricada trama de la vida, que ha venido construyéndose desde hace más de 2.500 millones de años, y de la cual somos meros hilos, pasa de ser objeto a ser valor primero en su más genuino sentido.

  4. Ambient operation of Li/Air batteries

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    Zhang, Ji-Guang; Wang, Deyu; Xu, Wu; Xiao, Jie; Williford, R.E. [Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA (United States)

    2010-07-01

    In this work, Li/air batteries based on nonaqueous electrolytes were investigated in ambient conditions (with an oxygen partial pressure of 0.21 atm and relative humidity of {proportional_to}20%). A heat-sealable polymer membrane was used as both an oxygen-diffusion membrane and as a moisture barrier for Li/air batteries. The membrane also can minimize the evaporation of the electrolyte from the batteries. Li/air batteries with this membrane can operate in ambient conditions for more than one month with a specific energy of 362 Wh kg{sup -1}, based on the total weight of the battery including its packaging. Among various carbon sources used in this work, Li/air batteries using Ketjenblack (KB) carbon-based air electrodes exhibited the highest specific energy. However, KB-based air electrodes expanded significantly and absorbed much more electrolyte than electrodes made from other carbon sources. The weight distribution of a typical Li/air battery using the KB-based air electrode was dominated by the electrolyte ({proportional_to}70%). Lithium metal anodes and KB-carbon account for only 5.12% and 5.78% of the battery weight, respectively. We also found that only {proportional_to}20% of the mesopore volume of the air electrode was occupied by reaction products after discharge. To further improve the specific energy of the Li/air batteries, the microstructure of the carbon electrode needs to be further improved to absorb much less electrolyte while still holding significant amounts of reaction products. (author)

  5. Assessment of SRS ambient air monitoring network

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    Abbott, K. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Jannik, T. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)

    2016-08-03

    Three methodologies have been used to assess the effectiveness of the existing ambient air monitoring system in place at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC. Effectiveness was measured using two metrics that have been utilized in previous quantification of air-monitoring network performance; frequency of detection (a measurement of how frequently a minimum number of samplers within the network detect an event), and network intensity (a measurement of how consistent each sampler within the network is at detecting events). In addition to determining the effectiveness of the current system, the objective of performing this assessment was to determine what, if any, changes could make the system more effective. Methodologies included 1) the Waite method of determining sampler distribution, 2) the CAP88- PC annual dose model, and 3) a puff/plume transport model used to predict air concentrations at sampler locations. Data collected from air samplers at SRS in 2015 compared with predicted data resulting from the methodologies determined that the frequency of detection for the current system is 79.2% with sampler efficiencies ranging from 5% to 45%, and a mean network intensity of 21.5%. One of the air monitoring stations had an efficiency of less than 10%, and detected releases during just one sampling period of the entire year, adding little to the overall network intensity. By moving or removing this sampler, the mean network intensity increased to about 23%. Further work in increasing the network intensity and simulating accident scenarios to further test the ambient air system at SRS is planned

  6. Assessment of SRS ambient air monitoring network

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    Abbott, K. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Jannik, T. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)

    2016-08-03

    Three methodologies have been used to assess the effectiveness of the existing ambient air monitoring system in place at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC. Effectiveness was measured using two metrics that have been utilized in previous quantification of air-monitoring network performance; frequency of detection (a measurement of how frequently a minimum number of samplers within the network detect an event), and network intensity (a measurement of how consistent each sampler within the network is at detecting events). In addition to determining the effectiveness of the current system, the objective of performing this assessment was to determine what, if any, changes could make the system more effective. Methodologies included 1) the Waite method of determining sampler distribution, 2) the CAP88- PC annual dose model, and 3) a puff/plume transport model used to predict air concentrations at sampler locations. Data collected from air samplers at SRS in 2015 compared with predicted data resulting from the methodologies determined that the frequency of detection for the current system is 79.2% with sampler efficiencies ranging from 5% to 45%, and a mean network intensity of 21.5%. One of the airmonitoring stations had an efficiency of less than 10%, and detected releases during just one sampling period of the entire year, adding little to the overall network intensity. By moving or removing this sampler, the mean network intensity increased to about 23%. Further work in increasing the network intensity and simulating accident scenarios to further test the ambient air system at SRS is planned

  7. A proposal of an efficiency indicator for the integrated management of waste; Una proposta per un indicatore di efficienza della gestione integrata dei rifiuti

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    Apostol, T.; Panaitescu, V. [Politecnico Univ., Bucarest (Romania). Facolta' di Energetica; Cemin, A.; Ragazzi, M. [Trento Univ., Trento (Italy). Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale; Rada, E.C. [Politecnico Univ., Bucarest (Romania). Facolta' di Energetica; Trento Univ., Trento (Italy). Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale

    2005-08-01

    In the present paper an efficiency indicator for the integrated management of waste is proposed. The aim is the assessment of the goodness of the solution either adopted or to be adopted in a region. This indicator takes into account not only the technical solutions but also the role of the waste production. This indicator has been used referring to two realities: the one is for a typical EU country where the European Union regulations are under implementation. The other is for a typical country which is going to enter in EU. In the present paper the role of the waste production, selective collection, conventional and innovative solutions for Waste to Energy plants, pre-treatment of waste and landfill is analysed. [Italian] Nel presente lavoro viene proposto un indicatore di efficienza della gestione integrata dei rifiuti utilizzabile per verificare la bonta' delle soluzioni adottate o da adottare con riferimento ad un determinato bacino di utenza. Tale indicatore tiene conto non solo delle soluzioni impiantistiche realizzate o programmate, ma anche del ruolo che ha la produzione dei rifiuti. L'indicatore e' stato utilizzato con riferimento a due realta': una e' quella tipica di un paese dell'Unione Europea dove sono in fase di implementazionele indicazioni delle direttive in materia di rifiuti; l'altra e' quella tipica di un paese che si appresta ad entrare nell'Unione Europea. Nel lavoro e' analizzato il ruolo della produzione di rifiuti, della raccolta differenziata, delle soluzioni convenzionali e innovative di termovalorizzazione, dei pretrattamenti dei rifiuti e della discarica.

  8. Integrated management of river waters quality based on Internet technology; Gestione integrata della qualita' delle acque con tecnologie Internet

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    Burchi, A.; Burchielli, S.; Cianchi, P.; Marsili Liberi, S.

    2000-03-01

    This paper describes the implementation of a distributed computing system based on the Internet technology (TCP/IP) for the management of river quality on a basin scale. The main feature of the new architecture is the ability to allow several users to access the system concurrently, according to their own privileges and without interfering with other users. All the tasks are performed by agents moving over the network as required by their individual features. The systems incorporates the state-of-the art models, as far as wastewater treatment and river quality are concerned. The paper has shown how these models can be interfaced and dynamically placed in the overall diagram, prior to execution. The results are produced as web pages which the user can view with a common browser from any remote location. [Italian] Il monitoraggio e controllo della qualita' delle acque di un sistema fluviale puo' essere affrontato con tecnologie che si avvalgono di strumenti di calcolo di tipo distribuito. Il sistema presentato mostra l'implementazione di un'architettura computazionale avvalendosi di Internet. Basata su agenti intelligenti, l'architettura del sistema e' costituita da una serie di moduli che vengono posizionati nel sistema informativo del bacino fluviale. Oltre a un'interfaccia grafica user-friendly, il sistema e' in grado di fornire differenti servizi per la gestione, lo sviluppo e il controllo dei limiti di qualita'. L'interazione con il sistema avviene attraverso un normale web browser.

  9. LA GESTION ASSOCIATIVE DE LA PÊCHE EN FRANCE : UNE ANALYSE ÉCONOMIQUE À PARTIR DU CAS DES SALMONIDÉS

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    LE GOFFE P.

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available L’analyse économique et l’examen des quelques données empiriques disponibles en France incitent à se demander si la gestion associative permet de tirer suffisamment de bien-être de la pêche de loisir en eau douce. Notre analyse s’appuie sur le cas des salmonidés. D’une part, l’effort de pêche est probablement trop important sur les bons parcours faciles d’accès, ce qui peut entraîner des pertes de bien-être dues à la congestion. D’autre part, les propriétaires riverains ne sont pas suffisamment incités à améliorer la qualité de l’environnement, alors que les pêcheurs ont un consentement à payer pour des améliorations. Ces inefficacités s’expliquent par la conjonction de trois phénomènes. Tout d’abord, les droits de propriété, privés, sont atténués par des dispositions législatives. Ensuite, les associations ne contrôlent pas suffisamment l’effort de pêche individuel et collectif. Finalement, les politiques halieutiques sont centrées sur la protection de la ressource et sont, bien que nécessaires, insuffisantes pour maximiser la rente sociale tirée de la pêche. La régulation de l’effort de pêche et la négociation de certains services environnementaux sur la base du principe bénéficiaire-payeur permettraient d’améliorer le bien-être collectif. Des tarifs sociaux permettraient de maintenir l’équité dans l’accès.

  10. Banks, environment and sustainable development. EMAS regulation n. 761/2001/EC applied to the financial institutions; Banche, ambiente e sviluppo sostenibile l'adesione degli istituti finanziari al regolamento EMAS

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    Andriola, L.; Ingrisano, G.; Sampognaro, G. [ENEA, Divisione Caratterizzazione dell' Ambiente e del Territorio, Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Rome (Italy)

    2001-07-01

    The purpose of this work is to characterize the role of the financial institutions in achieving sustainable development meaning a process of development which leaves at least the same amount of capital, natural and man-made, to future generations as current generations have access to. This makes it clear that sustainable development is about capital allocation and thus should be at the core of financial markets activity. On a more practical level the different ways banks affect environment are analyzed: as investors - supplying the investments with environmental perspective; as lenders - developing new financial products to encourage sustainable development; as valuers - estimating risks and opportunities in project-financing; as powerful stake holders - as shareholders and lenders they can exercise considerable influence over companies; - as polluters - while not dirty industries, financial institutions do consume natural resources. By the study of these environmental aspects it comes out that bank should introduce the environmental variable in internal management to reduce their own impacts and, above all, in credit assessment, in development of new financial products to encourage businesses to invest in duty technologies and adopt environmental management systems (EMAS, ISO 14001), and in helping small shareholders in deciding how to invest their own money, for example advising Green funds. [Italian] Lo scopo del presente lavoro e' individuare il ruolo delle istituzioni finanziarie nel perseguire uno sviluppo sostenibile ossia un processo di sviluppo che lasci alle generazioni future lo stesso capitale, naturale e creato dall'uomo, di cui dispone l'attuale generazione. Da tale affermazione risulta evidente che lo sviluppo sostenibile e' relazionato alle scelte di investimento e dovrebbe dunque essere il core-business dei mercati finanziari. Piu' in dettaglio vengono analizzati i differenti modi con cui la banca influenza l'ambiente

  11. Urban solid wastes management in autonomous communities: The COGERSA case; La gestion de los residuos solidos urbanos en las comunidades autonomas. El caso de cogersa

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    Brio del Gonzalez, J. A.; Junquera Cimadevilla, B. J. [Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)

    1999-08-01

    The new normative demands anticipate important changes in the form of administering the residuals of several Spanish communities, so the current models are really far of reaching the precepts established in the laws. In this article. We pretend analyze how the problem of the residuals in the Principality of Asturias is being approached, considering that it now constitute a community in the one which is feasible fulfill the objectives established in the legislation. (Author)

  12. Intellectual Capital management model in energetical world. The case of Union Fenosa; La gestion del capital intelectual en un grupo energetico. El caso de Union Fenosa

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    Fernandez Izard, J. A.

    2005-07-01

    The energy, services and technology group, Union Fenosa has grown during recent year staking advantage of knowledge acquired in its own transformation process. In which appropriate intangible management has played a major role. In 1999, a project was started in order to elaborate an intellectual Capital management model elaborate an intellectual Capital management model based on three capitals, human, structural and relational. Following 5 years of experience, the model has proved itself as a powerful communication and management tool to transmit to analysts, market and employees the value of intangible within the Group. (Author)

  13. Environmental management in small mining enterprises: comparative analysis of three Brazilian cases through the lenses of ISO 14001 Gestão ambiental de pequenas mineradoras: análise comparativa de três casos brasileiros sob a ótica da norma ISO 14001

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    Miriam de Oliveira Baumbach

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available ISO 14001 is the world's most successful environmental management system (EMS standard. More than two hundred thousand organizations, mostly large corporations located in industrialized countries, have become ISO14001-certified, hoping to improve their environmental, operational and reputational aspects. Nonetheless, the adoption of ISO 14001 by small organizations is still uncommon. Accordingly, there has been a call for research on the particularities of small enterprises and their environmental management approaches. This article responds to this call, while analyzing the environmental challenges and EMSs of three small mining enterprises located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Data was collected through the application of a questionnaire and an ISO14001-based checklist. The analysis revealed low levels of ISO 14001 implementation across the sample. The three companies met 8%, 46% and 56% of the checklist items. Findings from the questionnaire suggest that two companies adopt a predominantly reactive approach to dealing with environmental challenges. The other company seems more aligned with a pro-active strategy. All three companies are not sufficiently aware of their impacts on the environment: a fact that helps to explain the simplistic EMSs they currently have. The article concludes by highlighting the value of pursuing more sophisticated EMS for small mining companies.A norma voluntária de Sistema de Gestão Ambiental ISO 14001:2004 é pouco adotada entre pequenas empresas, apesar dos vários benefícios ambientais e operacionais que a norma pode trazer. Diversos autores têm incentivado pesquisas sobre as particularidades dessas organizações, de modo a identificar fatores que possam incentivá-las a aprimorar seus sistemas gerenciais. Esse trabalho contribui para essa demanda, ao analisar os desafios ambientais e os níveis de atendimento à ISO 140001:2004 de três empresas mineradoras de pequeno porte localizadas em Minas

  14. Derecho ambiental municipal: las intendencias frente a la problemática del medio ambiente

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    Gastón Casaux

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Trabajo presentado en las III Jornadas de Derecho Municipal celebradas del 9 al 11 de setiembre de 1998.en el Palacio Munieipal, con el auspicio de la IMM y la Éditorial Nueva Juridica.Contenido: Panorama de las competencias municipales a través de la ley 2.820 de 1903. Ley Orgánica Municipal 9515 de 1935 y capítulos de la Constitución de 1966 (arts.7,72 y 332. La Reforma Constitucional de 8 de diciembre de 1996 aprobada por la Asamblea General el 14 de enero de 1997, constitucionaliza el Derecho Ambiental y el Congreso Nacional de Intendentes. Naturaleza Jurídica, del Plenario Municipal Nacional. Antecedentes, vía de hecho, distintas materias, unidad y organicidad. El advenimiento del Derecho Ambiental en la legislación contemporánea y su incorporación en el ámbito municipal. El siglo XXI, el Derecho Ambiental, el rol de los Municipios y su trascendencia para el ciudadano

  15. Influence of exercise in normal and hot ambient conditions on the pharmacokinetics of inhaled terbutaline in trained men

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    Kreiberg, Michael; Becker, V; Jessen, S;

    2016-01-01

    This study investigated the pharmacokinetics of inhaled terbutaline at rest and after exercise in normal and hot ambient conditions with respect to doping analysis. Thirteen trained young men participated in the study. Urine and blood samples were collected after inhalation of 4 mg terbutaline......, EXHs results in higher urine concentrations of terbutaline. This should be considered when evaluating doping cases of terbutaline....

  16. Relación salud ambiente en menores trabajadores en la localidad Antonio Nariño en el 2006 –estudio de caso- / The relationship between health and environment in child workers in the Antonio Nariño locality in 2006 – case study-

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    Perdomo Ramírez, Sandra Patricia

    2011-01-01

    Esta tesis aborda los riesgos derivados del ambiente laboral que pueden afectar la salud de los niños trabajadores y/o acompañantes (menores que acompañan a otras personas en los sitios de trabajo), y que trabajan estudian o viven en la localidad Antonio Nariño. La identificación de riesgos reportados y los resultados de la encuesta de morbilidad son comparados contra la información hallada en la literatura y contra los riesgos tradicionales y efectos potenciale...

  17. Ambient Response Analysis of the Great Belt Bridge

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    Brincker, Rune; Frandsen, J. B.; Andersen, P.

    2000-01-01

    In this paper an ambient response analysis of the Great Belt Bridge is presented. The Great Belt Bridge is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, and the analysis was carried out in order to investigate the possibilities of estimating reliable damping values from the ambient response...

  18. Liquid Water Structure from Anomalous Density under Ambient Condition

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    SUN Qiang; ZHENG Hai-Fei

    2006-01-01

    @@ From discussion of the structure of liquid water, we deduce that water under ambient condition is mainly composed of ice Ih-like molecular clusters and clathrate-like molecular clusters. The water molecular clusters remain in a state of chemical equilibrium (reversible clustering reactions). This structural model can be demonstrated by quantitative study on anomalous density with increasing temperature at ambient pressure.

  19. 75 FR 2938 - National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone

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    2010-01-19

    ... the air quality criteria and standards for O 3 in September 2000 with a call for information (65 FR... CFR Parts 50 and 58 RIN 2060-AP98 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone AGENCY... primary and secondary national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone (O 3 ) set in March...

  20. 40 CFR 52.14 - State ambient air quality standards.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false State ambient air quality standards. 52... quality standards. Any ambient air quality standard submitted with a plan which is less stringent than a national standard is not considered part of the plan....

  1. Data degradation to enhance privacy for the Ambient Intelligence

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    Heerde, van H.J.W; Anciaux, N.

    2006-01-01

    Increasing research in ubiquitous computing techniques towards the development of an Ambient Intelligence raises issues regarding privacy. To gain the required data needed to enable application in this Ambient Intelligence to offer smart services to users, sensors will monitor users' behavior to fil

  2. Petróleo e impacto ambiental en colombia

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    Avellaneda, Alfonso

    2009-01-01

    Sobre los problemas que desata las exploraciones petrolíferas para el medio ambiente en Colombia. Particularmente, las proyectadas en los Parques Nacionales de La Macarena, Tirigua, Los Picachos y La Playa, y las ya realizadas en otros 7 parques, desconociendo el Código de los recursos Naturales y del medio ambiente

  3. Ambient Vibration Test on Reinforced Concrete Bridges

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available An investigation was carried out to determine dynamic characteristic of reinforced concrete (RC bridges by using ambient vibration test (AVT. The ambient vibration sources on bridges may come from traffic, wind, wave motion and seismic events. AVT describes the dynamic characteristics of the bridge and ground by measuring the natural frequencies using highly sensitive seismometer sensor. This test is beneficial due to light weight equipment and smaller number of operator required, cheap and easy to be handled. It is able to give a true picture of the bridge dynamic behavior without any artificial force excitation when vibration data is recorded. A three-span reinforced concrete bridge located in Sri Medan, Batu Pahat, Johor was measured by using microtremor equipment consist of three units of 1 Hz eigenfrequency passive sensors used in this test was performed in normal operating condition without excitation required from any active sources or short period noise perturbations. Ten measurements were conducted on the bridge deck and ten measurements on the ground surface in order to identify the natural frequencies of the bridge. Several peak frequencies were identified from three components of Fourier Amplitude Spectra (FAS in transverse (North-South, longitudinal (East-West and vertical (Up-Down direction as well as squared average Horizontal to Vertical Spectral Ratio (HVSR of ground response, computed by using Geopsy software. From the result, it was expected the bridge have five vibration modes frequencies in the range of 1.0 Hz and 7.0 Hz with the first two modes in the transverse and longitudinal direction having a frequency 1.0 Hz, the third mode is 2.2 Hz in transverse direction, fourth and fifth mode is 5.8 Hz and 7.0 Hz. For ground natural frequencies are in range 1.0 Hz to 1.3 Hz for North-South direction and 1.0 Hz to 1.6 Hz for East-West direction. Finally the results are compared with several empirical formulas for simple

  4. Effect of ambient-pressure reduction on multibubble sonochemiluminescence

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    Tuziuti, Toru; Hatanaka, Shin-ichi; Yasui, Kyuichi; Kozuka, Teruyuki; Mitome, Hideto

    2002-04-01

    The effect of ambient-pressure reduction on multibubble sonochemiluminescence (MBSCL) is studied experimentally with a luminol solution through measurements of MBSCL intensity as a function of ultrasound irradiation time, applied voltage to a transducer and ultrasonic frequencies to accomplish high efficiency in chemical reactions. From the measurement of ambient-pressure dependence, it is shown that there is an ambient pressure that produces the maximum intensity of the MBSCL and the maximum intensity appears at higher ambient pressure as the applied voltage to the transducer increases. The highest intensity of MBSCL is obtained by appropriate reduction of ambient pressure both for various applied voltages and frequencies. This is caused by both the number of bubbles induced with supersaturation of the gas in a luminol solution and the variation in bubble dynamics.

  5. Ambient noise spectral properties in the north area of Xisha

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    DA Lianglong; WANG Chao; HAN Mei; ZHANG Lin

    2014-01-01

    Ambient noise is very important in the prediction system of a sonar performance, because it determines the detection ranges always in a passive sonar and usually in an active sonar. In the uncertainty issue for the so-nar performance, it is necessary to know this factor’s statistical characteristics that are only obtained by data processing from the underwater ambient noise measurements. Broad-band ambient noise signals from 16 hydrophones were amplified and recorded for 2 min every 1 h. The results show that the ambient noise is essentially depth independent. The cross correlation of the ambient noise levels (1, 6 and 12 h average) with a wind speed is presented. It was found that the correlation is excellent on the upper frequency band and the noise levels correlate better with high wind speed than with low wind speed.

  6. Sviluppo di tecniche innovative per la gestione integrata dei combustibili nella prevenzione degli incendi boschivi in foreste mediterranee

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    Mou, Gianmario

    2015-01-01

    This study is part of the current problem of forest fires. The classical approach based on strengthening the active fighting is being overwhelmed by the new preventive approach based on the identification and modification of the causes. The aim of this work is to reduce the unclassified causes of forest fires, useless for statistical purposes. Here is presented the application of the Delphi method in Sardinia to analyze these causes. Two case studies of preventive silviculture with the use...

  7. Gestão dos Riscos Urbanos em São Paulo: as áreas contaminadas Urban Risk Management in Sao Paulo: contaminated sites Gestion des risques dans São Paulo: Les zones contaminées

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    Jane Zilda dos Santos Ramires

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta a problemática relacionada às áreas contaminadas. Esta questão ambiental passou a ser de conhecimento público a partir da década de 1980, por meio do processo de desconcentração industrial verificado na mais densa área urbana do Brasil. Na primeira parte, será analisado como este fenômeno, somado a mudança do uso do solo urbano resultou no surgimento das áreas de risco, uma vez que as áreas contaminadas estão sendo utilizadas ou receberam novos usos, como residenciais ou serviços, sem que fossem realizados estudos ambientais específicos com posterior recuperação e/ou remediação. Com o objetivo de auxiliar no entendimento, abrangência e magnitude da questão, será apresentado um mapeamento, por distrito, das indústrias existentes na mancha urbana paulista; o qual expressa à distribuição dos riscos e perigos construídos ao longo de décadas no território do município de São Paulo. Na segunda parte, aborda-se como o poder público trata o tema; suas dificuldades e acertos. Por fim, estão as conclusões, que indicam que a aplicação efetiva da legislação específica para a gestão de áreas contaminadas, com a exigência da realização dos estudos ambientais, além da disponibilização das informações à sociedade, com aumento da visibilidade do problema, pode ser o caminho para solucioná-los, ainda que hoje a participação popular, incipiente nesse caso, seja fundamental nesse processo.La problématique de ce travail s´inscrit autour des zones contaminées. La question de l´environnement est devenue publique à partir des années 1980 à cause du processus de déconcentration industrielle qui s´est opéré dans les aires urbaines les plus denses du Brésil. Dans la première partie on analyse comment ce phénomène a contribué à l´apparition de nouvelles zones de risque, suite au changement de l´usage du sol urbain. En effet, des habitations et des services ont

  8. Facilitating Inter-Domain Synergies in Ambient Assisted Living Environments.

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    Schwartze, Jonas; Schrom, Harald; Wolf, Klaus-Hendrik; Marschollek, Michael

    2016-01-01

    Current Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) environments lack integration of sensors and actuators of other sub-domains. Creating technical and organizational integration is addressed by the BASIS project (Build Automation by a Scalable and Intelligent System), which aims to build a cross-domain home bus system. The main objective of this paper is to present an overview of design, architecture and state of realization of BASIS by describing the requirements development process, underlying hardware design and software architecture. We built a distributed system of one independent building manager with several redundantly meshed segment controllers, each controlling a bus segment with any number of bus nodes. The software system layer is divided into logical partitions representing each sub-domain. Structured data storage is possible with a special FHIR based home centered data warehouse. The system has been implemented in six apartments running under daily living conditions. BASIS integrates a broad range of sub-domains, which poses challenges to all project partners in terms of a common terminology, and project management methods, but enables development of inter-domain synergies like using the same sensor and actuator hardware for a broad range of services and use cases. PMID:27577428

  9. 3rd International symposium on ambient intelligence

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    Tapia, Dante I; Novais, Paulo; ISAmI 2012; Ambient Intelligence : Software and Applications

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    Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a recent paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable. Another main concern of AmI originates from the human computer interaction domain and focuses on offering ways to interact with systems in a more natural way by means user friendly interfaces. This field is evolving quickly as can be witnessed by the emerging natural language and gesture based types of interaction. The inclusion of computational power and communication technologies in everyday objects is growing and their embedding into our environments should be as invisible as possible. In order for AmI to be successful, human interaction with computing power and embedded systems in the surroundings should be smooth and happen without people actually noticing it. The only awareness people should have arises from AmI: more safety, comfort and wellbeing, emerging in a natural and inh...

  10. 5th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence

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    Novais, Paulo; Nihan, Céline; Rodríguez, Juan

    2014-01-01

    Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a recent paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable. Another main concern of AmI originates from the human computer interaction domain and focuses on offering ways to interact with systems in a more natural way by means user friendly interfaces. This field is evolving quickly as can be witnessed by the emerging natural language and gesture based types of interaction. The inclusion of computational power and communication technologies in everyday objects is growing and their embedding into our environments should be as invisible as possible. In order for AmI to be successful, human interaction with computing power and embedded systems in the surroundings should be smooth and happen without people actually noticing it. The only awareness people should have arises from AmI: more safety, comfort and wellbeing, emerging in a natural and inh...

  11. 4th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence

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    Hallenborg, Kasper; Rodríguez, Juan; Tapia, Dante; Novais, Paulo

    2013-01-01

    Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a recent paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable. Another main concern of AmI originates from the human computer interaction domain and focuses on offering ways to interact with systems in a more natural way by means user friendly interfaces. This field is evolving quickly as can be witnessed by the emerging natural language and gesture based types of interaction. The inclusion of computational power and communication technologies in everyday objects is growing and their embedding into our environments should be as invisible as possible. In order for AmI to be successful, human interaction with computing power and embedded systems in the surroundings should be smooth and happen without people actually noticing it. The only awareness people should have arises from AmI: more safety, comfort and wellbeing, emerging in a natural and inh...

  12. Ambient noise levels in the Taiwan region

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    Liang, W.; Liu, C.; Chen, R.; Huang, B.; Wu, F. T.; Wang, C.

    2008-12-01

    To characterize the island-wide background seismic noise in Taiwan, we estimate the power spectral density (PSD) at broadband stations of both the BATS (Broadband Array in Taiwan for Seismology) and the TAIGER experiment (Apr. 2006~Apr. 2008) for periods ranging from ~0.2 to 100 seconds. A new approach to calculate the probability density functions of noise power (PDFs, MaNamara and Buland, 2004) is used in this study. The results indicate that the cultural noise at higher frequencies is significant at populated area, which shows diurnal and weekly variation as what we expected. The noise power for microseisms centered at a period of ~5 seconds around the western costal plain show ~20dB higher than what observed at eastern Taiwan. This observation supports the inference that the coastal regions having narrow shelf with irregular coastlines are know to be especially efficient at radiating the predominat microseisms. Results from the linear array across central Taiwan demonstrate that the average noise power is quietest at the eastern Central Range. We have mapped the PDF mode for stations at various periods to see the spatial distribution of ambient noise levels, which could be used as the basic information for future station siting. Temporal variation of noise PSD is also present to provide a quantitative description of the seismic data quality collected by both BATS and TAIGER experiment. Some operational problems like base tilt, sensitivity change can be identified easily as well.

  13. Control of flowering by ambient temperature.

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    Capovilla, Giovanna; Schmid, Markus; Posé, David

    2015-01-01

    The timing of flowering is a crucial decision in the life cycle of plants since favourable conditions are needed to maximize reproductive success and, hence, the survival of the species. It is therefore not surprising that plants constantly monitor endogenous and environmental signals, such as day length (photoperiod) and temperature, to adjust the timing of the floral transition. Temperature in particular has been shown to have a tremendous effect on the timing of flowering: the effect of prolonged periods of cold, called the vernalization response, has been extensively studied and the underlying epigenetic mechanisms are reasonably well understood in Arabidopsis thaliana. In contrast, the effect of moderate changes in ambient growth temperature on the progression of flowering, the thermosensory pathway, is only starting to be understood on the molecular level. Several genes and molecular mechanisms underlying the thermosensory pathway have already been identified and characterized in detail. At a time when global temperature is rising due to climate change, this knowledge will be pivotal to ensure crop production in the future. PMID:25326628

  14. Emociones y comportamiento pro-ambiental

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    Mar Durán

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Basándonos en los trabajos de Fishbein y Ajzen (1975, 1980, Ajzen y Madden, (1986, Ajzen, (2002, este trabajo propone una extensión del modelo de la Teoría de la Conducta Planificada (TCP para poder explicar mejor el comportamiento pro-ambiental. El objetivo fundamental de este trabajo es explorar la importancia de los aspectos emocionales a la hora de comprender y explicar la conducta de reducir la utilización del coche más allá de la explicación dada por la TCP. Así, se construyó un cuestionario que se aplicó a una muestra de 797 representativa de la población gallega. Los resultados muestran a la ira como una de las variables que contribuyen a la explicación de esa conducta siendo su peso incluso superior a uno de los elementos centrales del modelo de la TCP, como es el control conductual.

  15. 7th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence

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    Paz, Juan; Novais, Paulo; Fernández-Caballero, Antonio; Yoe, Hyun; Ramírez, Andres; Villarrubia, Gabriel

    2016-01-01

    Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a recent paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence, where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable. Another main concern of AmI originates from the human computer interaction domain and focuses on offering ways to interact with systems in a more natural way by means user friendly interfaces. This field is evolving quickly as can be witnessed by the emerging natural language and gesture based types of interaction. The inclusion of computational power and communication technologies in everyday objects is growing and their embedding into our environments should be as invisible as possible. In order for AmI to be successful, human interaction with computing power and embedded systems in the surroundings should be smooth and happen without people actually noticing it. The only awareness people should have arises from AmI: more safety, comfort and wellbeing, emerging in a natural and inherent...

  16. Parallel tractor extension and ambient metrics of holonomy split G_2

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    Graham, C Robin

    2011-01-01

    The holonomy of the ambient metrics of Nurowski's conformal structures associated to generic real-analytic 2-plane fields on 5-manifolds is investigated. It is shown that the holonomy is always contained in the split real form G_2 of the exceptional Lie group, and is equal to G_2 for an open dense set of 2-plane fields given by explicit conditions. In particular, this gives an infinite-dimensional family of metrics of holonomy equal to split G_2. These results generalize work of Leistner-Nurowski. The inclusion of the holonomy in G_2 is established by proving an ambient extension theorem for parallel tractors for conformal structures in general signature and dimension, which is expected to be of independent interest. Parallel extension beyond the critical order in even dimensions is considered in certain cases.

  17. Impact of Ambient Air Pollution on Public Health under Various Traffic Policies in Shanghai,China

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    CHAN-GHONG CHEN; HAI-DONG KAN; CHENG HUANG; LI LI; YUN-HUI ZHANG; REN-JIE CHEN; BING-HENG CHEN

    2009-01-01

    Objective To investigate the potential impact of ambient air pollution on public health under various traffic policies in Shanghai. Methods The exposure level of Shanghai residents to air pollution under various planned traffic scenarios was estimated,and the public health impact was assessed using concentration-response functions derived from available epidemiological studies. Results Our results showed that ambient air pollution in relation to traffic scenarios had a significant impact on the future health status of Shanghai residents.Compared with the base case scenario,implementation of various traffic scenarios could prevent 759-1574,1885-2420,and 2277-2650 PM10-related avoidable deaths (mean-value) in 2010,2015,and 2020,respectively.It could also decrease the incidence of several relevant diseases. Conclusion Our findings emphasize the need to consider air pollution-related health effects as an important impact of traffic policy in Shanghai.

  18. Cidadania, educação ambiental e sustentabilidade no ambiente escolar

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    Souza, Grace Cunha de

    2015-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para a obtenção do grau de Mestre em Docência e Gestão da Educação, especialização em Administração Escolar e Administração Educacional O presente estudo tem como objetivo analisar o desenvolvimento de um projeto que abrange temas sobre cidadania, educação ambiental e sustentabilidade, realizado com alunos do 3º ciclo do ensino fundamental de uma escola pública brasileira. É dado ênfase à educação para cidadan...

  19. Sustentabilidad y racionalidad ambiental: hacia "otro" programa de sociología ambiental

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    ENRIQUE LEFF

    2011-01-01

    La crisis ambiental emerge como una crisis del conocimiento, lo que problematiza la lógica de las ciencias y el estatus teórico de las ciencias sociales, desvinculadas de las condiciones ecológicas de sustentabilidad de la sociedad. Cuestionando los marcos teóricos de la sociología tradicional y la lógica de las ciencias sociales -marxismo, estructural-funcionalismo, filosofía del lenguaje, constructivismo, hermenéutica-, se plantean las bases conceptuales y los principios ético-filosóficos d...

  20. Agents and ambient intelligence achievements and challenges in the intersection of agent technology and ambient intelligence

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    Bosse, T

    2012-01-01

    The concept of an intelligent agent - a computational system capable of performing certain tasks autonomously - derived from the growing potential of digital computers in the mid 20th century and had been widely adopted by the early 1990s. Partly in parallel with this concept, the perspective of ambient intelligence (AmI) emerged in the late 1990s.Agent technology and AmI have many similarities, and the main purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art of the scientific area that integrates these two. The book addresses a wide variety of topics related to agents and A

  1. Municipal waste management in the urban areas; La gestione dei R.S.U. nei centri urbani

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    Andreoni, Piero [ENEA, Coordinamento Funzioni di Esercente, Rome (Italy); Capalbo, Anna [Gruppo ENI, Rome (Italy)

    1997-03-01

    Nowadays one of the most important deterioration regarding the environment comes from the high production of solid waste and the way of approaching their management. In Italy (in this report the authors examine in particular the case of Rome) there is still a situation of low efficacy (very few instruments) and low efficiency (costs/benefits ratio) in household waste management. As it results from the analysis of more advanced European examples,, the waste management policy must be based on two key factors: quantity control and reduction, on the one side, and specific instruments for different type/quality of waste on the other side. In order to manage the waste quantity and quality it is necessary to modify consumer and producer behaviour. Only new behaviour models and technical innovation in all production sectors can reduce the problem upstream, because all downstream processes, however sophisticated, are expensive and have a negative environmental impact. There are three instruments to produce an efficient and integrated policy of waste management: a system of pricing (Tax and subsidy), prohibitions in some cases, but especially information and education.

  2. Radionuclide Transport Models Under Ambient Conditions

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    The purpose of this Analysis/Model Report (AMR) is to evaluate (by means of 2-D semianalytical and 3-D numerical models) the transport of radioactive solutes and colloids in the unsaturated zone (UZ) under ambient conditions from the potential repository horizon to the water table at Yucca Mountain (YM), Nevada. This is in accordance with the ''AMR Development Plan U0060, Radionuclide Transport Models Under Ambient Conditions'' (CRWMS M and O 1999a). This AMR supports the UZ Flow and Transport Process Model Report (PMR). This AMR documents the UZ Radionuclide Transport Model (RTM). This model considers: the transport of radionuclides through fractured tuffs; the effects of changes in the intensity and configuration of fracturing from hydrogeologic unit to unit; colloid transport; physical and retardation processes and the effects of perched water. In this AMR they document the capabilities of the UZ RTM, which can describe flow (saturated and/or unsaturated) and transport, and accounts for (a) advection, (b) molecular diffusion, (c) hydrodynamic dispersion (with full 3-D tensorial representation), (d) kinetic or equilibrium physical and/or chemical sorption (linear, Langmuir, Freundlich or combined), (e) first-order linear chemical reaction, (f) radioactive decay and tracking of daughters, (g) colloid filtration (equilibrium, kinetic or combined), and (h) colloid-assisted solute transport. Simulations of transport of radioactive solutes and colloids (incorporating the processes described above) from the repository horizon to the water table are performed to support model development and support studies for Performance Assessment (PA). The input files for these simulations include transport parameters obtained from other AMRs (i.e., CRWMS M and O 1999d, e, f, g, h; 2000a, b, c, d). When not available, the parameter values used are obtained from the literature. The results of the simulations are used to evaluate the transport of radioactive solutes and colloids, and

  3. Radionuclide Transport Models Under Ambient Conditions

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    G. Moridis; Q. Hu

    2000-03-12

    The purpose of this Analysis/Model Report (AMR) is to evaluate (by means of 2-D semianalytical and 3-D numerical models) the transport of radioactive solutes and colloids in the unsaturated zone (UZ) under ambient conditions from the potential repository horizon to the water table at Yucca Mountain (YM), Nevada. This is in accordance with the ''AMR Development Plan U0060, Radionuclide Transport Models Under Ambient Conditions'' (CRWMS M and O 1999a). This AMR supports the UZ Flow and Transport Process Model Report (PMR). This AMR documents the UZ Radionuclide Transport Model (RTM). This model considers: the transport of radionuclides through fractured tuffs; the effects of changes in the intensity and configuration of fracturing from hydrogeologic unit to unit; colloid transport; physical and retardation processes and the effects of perched water. In this AMR they document the capabilities of the UZ RTM, which can describe flow (saturated and/or unsaturated) and transport, and accounts for (a) advection, (b) molecular diffusion, (c) hydrodynamic dispersion (with full 3-D tensorial representation), (d) kinetic or equilibrium physical and/or chemical sorption (linear, Langmuir, Freundlich or combined), (e) first-order linear chemical reaction, (f) radioactive decay and tracking of daughters, (g) colloid filtration (equilibrium, kinetic or combined), and (h) colloid-assisted solute transport. Simulations of transport of radioactive solutes and colloids (incorporating the processes described above) from the repository horizon to the water table are performed to support model development and support studies for Performance Assessment (PA). The input files for these simulations include transport parameters obtained from other AMRs (i.e., CRWMS M and O 1999d, e, f, g, h; 2000a, b, c, d). When not available, the parameter values used are obtained from the literature. The results of the simulations are used to evaluate the transport of radioactive

  4. Environmental license process complexity in natural protected areas: case of OSBAT pipeline operated by TRANSPETRO in the state of Sao Paulo; Complexidade do licenciamento ambiental em areas naturais protegidas: caso do duto OSBAT operado pela TRANSPETRO no estado de Sao Paulo

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    Alves, Anibal Jose Constantino; Raul, Vanderlei Lourenco; Martini, Andrea Dietrich; Campos, Cleber Lucio dos Santos; Ozorio, Tarcisio Faria; Melo Neto, Joao Evangelista de; Lima, Silvia Ferreira de [PETROBRAS Transporte S. A. (TRANSPETRO), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2008-07-01

    It presents the environmental license process enforced to obtain the Implementation License (LI) of the OSBAT pipeway part substitution, in the Sao Sebastiao city, State of Sao Paulo, with the analyses centered on the several public power instances and on the many special legal protection aspects around the natural area scenarios of the project interference. The license process had the duration of seventeen months, since the LI protocol and its emission. The process had the involvement of several organisms, the main part from the Sistema Nacional de Meio Ambiente - SISNAMA, and represented an interesting experience that can contribute to the agility of other license process of infrastructure works on protected natural areas, which has the incidence of an extensive legislation and activities restriction. (author)

  5. Conociendo el ambiente de aprendizaje y sus contenidos

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    2013-01-01

    El video nos muestra el ambiente de aprendizaje que se constituye en el entorno básico donde el estudiante podrá descargar y consultar todo el material de aprendizaje y comenzar su proceso de formación autónoma. En el menú principal del ambiente interactivo puede ver los principales menús como Nuestro ambiente, Información general, Metodologías, Guías de trabajo, Glosario, los cuales ayudaran a complementar el proceso. También están los objetos de aprendizaje que facilitan la comprensión del...

  6. Parametrization of ambient energy harvesters for complementary balanced electronic applications

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    Verbelen, Yannick; Braeken, An; Touhafi, Abdellah

    2013-05-01

    The specific technical challenges associated with the design of an ambient energy powered electronic system currently requires thorough knowledge of the environment of deployment, energy harvester characteristics and power path management. In this work, a novel flexible model for ambient energy harvesters is presented that allows decoupling of the harvester's physical principles and electrical behavior using a three dimensional function. The model can be adapted to all existing harvesters, resulting in a design methodology for generic ambient energy powered systems using the presented model. Concrete examples are included to demonstrate the versatility of the presented design in the development of electronic appliances on system level.

  7. Las universidades ante la problemática ambiental.

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    Guadalupe Ibarra Rosales

    1997-01-01

    Este estudio se enfoca a proponer alternativas de desarrollo en el campo de la investigación y de la formación profesional sobre el ambiente, lo que constituye una problemática social prioritaria en la sociedad contemporánea. Comprende dos apartados; en el primero se exponen las actuales tendencias en el escenario social para enfrentar la crisis ambiental. Dichas tendencias expresan las diversas formas como se asume la problemática ambiental, tanto en el ámbito social y político como en el ed...

  8. Consideraciones sobre ética, derecho y ambiente

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    Pierre Foy Valencia

    2009-01-01

    El presente ensayo aborda la importancia que progresivamente está adquiriendo la ética ambiental en relación con las variadas formas del ejercicio contemporáneo del Derecho, así como de sus diversificadas áreas o especialidades y, por cierto, en particular respecto del Derecho Ambiental. Para ello, en primer lugar, identificaremos conceptualmente el escenario y el proceso de la ética ambiental como presupuesto condicionante que impacta en los múltiples mecanismos de actuación social —léase la...

  9. Recognizing the impact of ambient air pollution on skin health.

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    Mancebo, S E; Wang, S Q

    2015-12-01

    Ambient air pollution is a known public health hazard that negatively impacts non-cutaneous organs; however, our knowledge regarding the effects on skin remains limited. Current scientific evidence suggests there are four mechanisms by which ambient air pollutants cause adverse effects on skin health: (i) generation of free radicals, (ii) induction of inflammatory cascade and subsequent impairment of skin barrier, (iii) activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and (iv) alterations to skin microflora. In this review, we provide a comprehensive overview on ambient air pollutants and their relevant sources, and highlight current evidence of the effects on skin. PMID:26289769

  10. Perspectiva jurídico-financiera del medio ambiente

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    Ferrer Dupuy, Plàcida

    2001-01-01

    Este trabajo plantea el estudio del concepto del medio ambiente y de los principios que lo informan desde el gasto público. El marco teórico es el Derecho financiero constitucional y el Derecho de los gastos públicos. Se analiza ampliamente la concepción de la protección del medio ambiente como necesidad pública y los instrumentos jurídicos para satisfacer esta necesidad.La posibilidad de configurar el medio ambiente como necesidad pública obliga al análisis de la compleja función otorgada al...

  11. Intelligent Energy Management for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles: The Role of ITS Infrastructure in Vehicle Electrification Gestion énergétique intelligente pour véhicules électriques hybrides rechargeables : rôle de l’infrastructure de systèmes de transport intelligents (STI dans l’électrification des véhicules

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    Marano V.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The desire to reduce carbon emissions due to transportation sources has led over the past decade to the development of new propulsion technologies, focused on vehicle electrification (including hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. These propulsion technologies, along with advances in telecommunication and computing power, have the potential of making passenger and commercial vehicles more energy efficient and environment friendly. In particular, energy management algorithms are an integral part of plug-in vehicles and are very important for achieving the performance benefits. The optimal performance of energy management algorithms depends strongly on the ability to forecast energy demand from the vehicle. Information available about environment (temperature, humidity, wind, road grade, etc. and traffic (traffic density, traffic lights, etc., is very important in operating a vehicle at optimal efficiency. This article outlines some current technologies that can help achieving this optimum efficiency goal. In addition to information available from telematic and geographical information systems, knowledge of projected vehicle charging demand on the power grid is necessary to build an intelligent energy management controller for future plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. The impact of charging millions of vehicles from the power grid could be significant, in the form of increased loading of power plants, transmission and distribution lines, emissions and economics (information are given and discussed for the US case. Therefore, this effect should be considered in an intelligent way by controlling/scheduling the charging through a communication based distributed control. Le désir de réduire les émissions de carbone issues des sources de transport a conduit durant la dernière décennie au développement de nouvelles technologies de propulsion, axées sur l’électrification des véhicules (comprenant les véhicules

  12. 78 FR 34177 - Implementation of the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation...

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    2013-06-06

    ... the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements... Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: State Implementation Plan Requirements AGENCY: Environmental... 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) (the ``2008 ozone NAAQS'') that...

  13. Taxes for waste management: Catalonian (Spain); Impuestos para la gestion de residuos : el canon sobre residuos de Cataluna

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    Mendiola, L.

    2002-07-01

    The use of environmental taxes in the waste management is more and more frequent. Nevertheless, many initiative do not arrive at good term due to the difficulties that the process of definition and approval of this type of measures involves. Generally, literature on the subject does not collect valuable information about the insolvent experiences. This work illustrates one of these cases: the project of the Canon Law on waste of Catalonia, presented to the Catalan Parliament in 1997. It is a tribute that imposed the disposition of the remains of certain waste, with the purpose of favoring minimization and valuation. Next the antecedents and the characteristics of this tax, as well as the obstacles that prevented. (Author) 27 refs.

  14. Aires protégées, gestion participative des ressources environnementales et développement touristique durable et viable dans les régions ultra-périphériques

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    Jean-Marie Breton

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Le tourisme est souvent présenté comme l’un des instruments d’un développement durable, même s’il connaît une expansion difficilement maîtrisable, au détriment du patrimoine environnemental, insulaire et littoral en particulier, comme dans les DOM-TOM.Le tourisme a des impacts, culturels et sociaux notamment, sur l’environnement. Les ressources du patrimoine alimentent de leur côté la demande et l’offre touristiques. Un tourisme assis sur une gestion ad hoc des ressources du patrimoine constitue un facteur puissant de durabilité du développement local. La soumission de l’activité touristique aux exigences de protection, de conservation et de gestion reproductible de la biodiversité et du patrimoine naturel, dans les aires protégées de la Caraïbe française en particulier, génère des approches, des stratégies et des comportements nouveaux. La démarche écotouristique appelle une gestion participative et intégrée des ressources et des espaces, et constitue un défi pour les opérateurs du tourisme comme pour les acteurs de l’environnement, et une opportunité de "réappropriation" de leur milieu de vie par les populations locales. Il faut alors en clarifier le concept et les implications ; puis en analyser les objectifs et les enjeux dans une perspective de développement durable.Tourism often appears as one a tool for a sustainable development, even if it is not easy to control, in the détriment of island and costal environment heritage, as in French overseas regions. Besides the cultural and social impacts of tourism upon environment, the heritage resources nuture the touristic request and offer. If based on an appropriate management of those resources, it may be a strong incentive for local sustainable development. The respect of protection, conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity and natural resources by tourism, especially in the overseas regions of French West Indies, produces new

  15. El Salvador: Análisis de competitividad y medio ambiente (ACMA): Prioridades para la gestión ambiental

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    Lawrence Pratt; Luis Rivera; Ricardo Quiroga

    2005-01-01

    Este documento, en el contexto de El Salvador, busca demostrar que el clima de negocios, las relaciones comerciales y la competitividad no están desasociados del desempeño ambiental. Al contrario, un buen desempeño ambiental es un requisito que permite mayores accesos a mercados y mayor productividad y calidad en las inversiones. En este estudio se analizan prioridades del marco regulatorio ambiental en el contexto de las relaciones comerciales, así como las implicaciones en términos de desaf...

  16. Effect of ambient particulate matter expousre on hemostasis

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    Epidemiological studies have linked levels of particulate matter (PM) in ambient air to cardiovascular mortality and hospitalizations for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke. Thrombus formation plays a primary role in potentiating acute cardiovascular events, and this study was...

  17. Human aspects in ambient intelligence contemporary challenges and solutions

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    Bosse, Tibor; Neerincx, Mark

    2013-01-01

    This book presents recent developments in the field of human aspects in Ambient Intelligence. It addresses multidisciplinary aspects of AmI with human-directed disciplines such as psychology, social science, neuroscience and biomedical sciences.

  18. Context Management and Semantic Modelling for Ambient Intelligence

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    Ramparany, F.; Euzenat, J.; Broens, T.H.F.; Bottaro, A; Poortinga, R.

    2006-01-01

    Ambient Intelligence aims at pushing forward a user centric vision of Pervasive Computing, where the environment better serves our need. This paper describes our current work on modelling and managing context information for smart environments.

  19. Cross-correlations of ambient noise recorded by accelerometers.

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    Rábade García, S. E.; Ramirez-Guzman, L.

    2014-12-01

    We investigate the ambient noise cross-correlations obtained by using properly corrected accelerometric recordings, and determine velocity structure in central Mexico based on a dispersion analysis. The data used comprise ten months of continuous recordings - from April 2013 to January 2014 - of ambient seismic noise at stations operated by the National Seismological Service of Mexico and the Engineering Strong Ground Motion Network of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The vertical component of ambient noise was base-line corrected, filtered, and properly integrated before extracting Green's functions (GF), which were compared successfully against GF obtained using recordings from broadband velocity sensors. In order to obtain dispersion curves, we estimated group and phase velocities applying the FTAN analysis technique and obtained s-wave velocity profiles at selected regions. We conclude and highlight that the use of widely deployed accelerographs to conduct regional studies using ambient noise tomography is feasible

  20. El valor económico del medio ambiente

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La economía ambiental y su némesis, la economía ecológica, comenzaron a preocuparse por el medio ambiente en la década de los 70, aunque desde ópticas distintas. Sin embargo, ambas visiones están de acuerdo en el valor del medio ambiente para la economía. La economía ambiental ha desarrollado numerosas metodologías de valoración, que se exponen aquí como una aproximación al concepto de desarrollo sostenible y al de valoración económica del medio.