preventive methods for coastal protection towards the use of ocean dynamics for pollution control

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Preventive Methods For Coastal Protection

Author : Tarmo Soomere
ISBN : 9783319004402
Genre : Computers
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The aim of the book is to present for non-specialist researchers as well as for experts a comprehensive overview of the background, key ideas, basic methods, implementation details and a selection of solutions offered by a novel technology for the optimisation of the location of dangerous offshore activities in terms of environmental criteria, as developed in the course of the BalticWay project. The book consists of two parts. The first part introduces the basic principles of ocean modeling and depicts the long way from the generic principles to the practical modeling of oil spills and of the propagation of other adverse impacts. The second part focuses on the techniques for solving the inverse problem of the quantification of offshore areas with respect to their potential to serve as a source of environmental danger to vulnerable regions (such as spawning, nursing or also tourist areas). The chapters are written in a tutorial style; they are mostly self-contained and understandable for non-specialist researchers and students. They are carefully peer-reviewed by international experts. The goal was to produce a book that highlights all key steps, methods, models and data sets it is necessary to combine in order to produce a practically usable technology and/or decision support system for a particular sea region. Thus the book is useful not only as a description and a manual of this particular technology but also as a roadmap highlighting the complicated technical issues of ocean modeling for practical purposes. It describes the approaches taken by the authors in an understandable way and thus is useful for educational purposes, such as a course in industrially and environmentally relevant applications of ocean modeling. ​

Environmental Security Of The European Cross Border Energy Supply Infrastructure

Author : Martin Culshaw
ISBN : 9789401795388
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The current volume provides examples of how environmental hazards such as landslides, earthquakes, mountain processes, cold climate processes and tidal flows and currents can affect the energy supply infrastructure. In times of uncertainty, the security of the European cross-border energy supply infrastructure, such as pipelines, has great importance. Whilst the potential effects of political disagreement, economic inequalities and social differences are relatively well understood, the impact of environmental change is often poorly appreciated by decision-makers. New approaches have been examined for monitoring of hazardous landslide processes, including early warning systems, and near-real-time 3D data processing and visualization. The scientific problems of environmental systems design have been discussed and approaches for their implementation have been suggested. New integrated remote sensing techniques consisting mainly of hyperspectral and radar imagery are presented together with the processing of monitoring data using GIS techniques and, in particular, dynamic visualization. Attention is also given to conceptual issues of environmental and energy security and the role of education, to help resolve environmental problems through cooperation in the development of the European energy supply infrastructure.

Marine Policy Economics

Author : Porter Hoagland
ISBN : 9780080964812
Genre : Business & Economics
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This title is an important reference on current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. The selected articles - all written by experts in their field - fall into several categories.

Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan

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ISBN : NWU:35556036805182
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Annual Review Of Ocean Affairs Law Policy Main Documents

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ISBN : 9211334551
Genre : Maritime law
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This publication gives an overview of developments & outlines the activities of the Office of Ocean Affairs & the Law of the Sea in its efforts of protection & preservation.

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

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ISBN : PSU:000068689087
Genre : Water
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The Dynamics Of Science And Technology

Author : W. Krohn
ISBN : 9789400998285
Genre : Science
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The interrelations of science and technology as an object of study seem to have drawn the attention of a number of disciplines: the history of both science and technology, sociology, economics and economic history, and even the philosophy of science. The question that comes to mind is whether the phenomenon itself is new or if advances in the disciplines involved account for this novel interest, or, in fact, if both are intercon nected. When the editors set out to plan this volume, their more or less explicit conviction was that the relationship of science and technology did reveal a new configuration and that the disciplines concerned with 1tS analysis failed at least in part to deal with the change because of conceptual and methodological preconceptions. To say this does not imply a verdict on the insufficiency of one and the superiority of any other one disciplinary approach. Rather, the situation is much more complex. In economics, for example, the interest in the relationship between science and technology is deeply influenced by the theoretical problem of accounting for the factors of economic growth. The primary concern is with technology and the problem is whether the market induces technological advances or whether they induce new demands that explain the subsequent diffusion of new technologies. Science is generally considered to be an exogenous factor not directly subject to market forces and, therefore, appears to be of no interest.

Ncst Sectoral Report On Marine Resources

Author : India (Republic). National Committee on Science and Technology. Panel on Marine Resources
ISBN : UCSD:31822011475019
Genre : Marine resources
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ISBN : UCSD:31822010993038
Genre : Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc
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Maritime Information Review

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ISBN : UVA:35007002751893
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