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  1. -------1 -------National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    is intentionally left blank. #12;------- 3 ------- DOCUMENT DATA SHEET AUTHORS D. Rayner, , M.P. Brito, S-diameter steel sphere ­ imploded approximately three months after deployment (deployed 31/3/07, imploded 18 profile and depth used during the design process match the likely conditions at the actual mooring site

  2. Dr. Jon Copley is a Lecturer in Marine Ecology in the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton, UK. His research investigates the

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    Mallin, Michael

    New Scientist. "Islands" in the Abyss: Exploring Life at Volcanic Vents on the Ocean Floor at the University of Southampton, UK. His research investigates the ecological patterns at deep-sea volcanic vents, where lush "islands" of marine life thrive on mineral-rich water erupting from the ocean floor. Piecing

  3. Subsea 7 are pleased to be founding partners along with the Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC), BP and Transocean in a new and exciting concept giving scientists the opportunity to use

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    Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

    area · First video footage of Stichopus tremulus (Sea Cucumber) feeding in situ · Deployment time on operations where remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are used, to better understand the deep-sea Environment Research Council (NERC) and the University of Southampton and boasts one of the largest deep-sea

  4. Gwyn Griffiths and the Autosub Team Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    volume u500 m depth rating, 50 hr endurance & 250 km range uFirst trials: May 1996 u216 Missions to date;Alkaline Battery Pack Construction Temperatures Outer Mid Axial u Six layers of six packs, fitted to PTFE

  5. NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE, SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE REPORT No. 18

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    . In addition to the ROV, trials and calibrations were made of the Long Base Line acoustic navigation system, including a benthic incubation chamber, a high dynamic range mosaic camera and biological and geological sample collection devices were also tested. Data collection protocols were exercised, and work

  6. Athena SWAN Bronze Department award application Name of institution: University of Southampton, Centre for Biological

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    Molinari, Marc

    by drawing from the entire pool of available talent when any appointments are made. While Biological Sciences, Centre for Biological Sciences (CfBS). Date of application: 30th November 2013 Department: Centre for Biological Sciences Contact for application: Dr Alan Marchant Email:A.Marchant@soton.ac.uk Telephone: 02380

  7. 22/06/2009 11:58National Oceanography Centre, Southampton Page 1 of 2http://www.noc.soton.ac.uk/index.php?full=1

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    Rohling, Eelco

    in equilibrium with a given amount of global warming. This is because the melting of ice sheets is slow, even understood. The new record reveals a systematic equilibrium relationship between global temperature and CO2 when temperature rises rapidly. As a consequence, current predictions of sea-level rise for the next

  8. Southampton Oceanography Centre submission: Toby Tyrrell, Patrick Holligan, Martin Palmer, Agostino Merico, John Shepherd, Mark Williamson, Andrew Yool, Duncan Purdie, Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez and Jens Herrle.

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    Williamson, Mark

    of the saturation state has been shown to control inorganic precipitation of CaCO3, and to control coral reef on foraminifera (except as palaeo proxies or markers), pteropods, coral reefs or coralline algae. The discussion

  9. Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography: Nippon Foundation and POGO Supported Programme at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

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    Plumley, F. G.; Sathyendranath, S.; Frouin, R.; Knap, T.

    2008-05-01

    Building on previous experience in capacity building for ocean observations, the Nippon Foundation (NF) and the Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans (POGO) have announced a new Centre of Excellence (C of E) at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). The goals of the C of E are to expand the world-wide capacity and expertise to observe the oceans and to expand capacity-building projects and promote international collaboration and networking in ocean sciences. Over the past 104 years, BIOS has built a global reputation in blue-water oceanography, coral reef ecology, and the relationships between ocean health and human health coupled with high quality education programmes that provide direct, hands-on experience with BIOS-based research. The C of E at BIOS will build upon this model to establish a new, graduate-level education and training programme in operational oceanography. The 10 month Programme will offer course modules in ocean disciplines with a focus on observatory sciences complemented by hands-on training in observational methods and techniques based on the multi-disciplinary expertise of BIOS and BIOS-affiliated scientists who direct ongoing, ocean observational programmes such as: - Hydrostation S, since 1954; - Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study, since 1988; - Oceanic Flux Program sediment trap time-series, since 1978; - Bermuda Test-Bed and Science Mooring, since 1994; - Bermuda Microbial Observatory, since 1997; - Bermuda Bio-Optics Program, since 1992; - Atmospheric chemistry and air-sea fluxes, since 1990 Additional areas of BIOS research expertise will be incorporated in the C of E to broaden the scope of education and training. These include the nearshore observational network of the BIOS Marine Environmental Program and the environmental air-water chemistry network of the Bermuda Environmental Quality Program. A key resource of the C of E is the newly acquired 168 ft. research vessel, the RV Atlantic Explorer, which was specifically designed to provide for ocean research and education (e.g., sufficient berths for scientists and the NF- POGO Scholars; an education-specific classroom). The Atlantic Explorer will serve as a unique platform for the NF-POGO Scholars to gain hands-on, at-sea experience as participants on all scheduled research cruises. The NF-POGO Scholars will take courses that focus on the theoretical and policy side of observational oceanography and participate in a Core Skills module that emphasizes numeracy, data analysis, science management, and written and oral scientific communication. There will be one Regional Training Programme for a Developing Country each year, focused on local issues and how to resolve them. The course is open to 10 participants from developing countries (or countries with economies in transition). NF- POGO Scholars must have at least a first degree in science. Preference will be given to applicants who currently hold a position in a research or academic institution in a developing country and anticipate returning to the country after the training period. Candidates must demonstrate immediate relevance of their training to on-going or planned ocean observations in their home country.

  10. Academy for PhD Training in Statistics Week 2: University of Southampton

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Quay, and the city centre and waterfront marina both offer a range of independent shops, as well March 2015 ../EPSRC2PMS.pdf #12;#12;Welcome to Southampton! The City of Southampton: The city has. The waterfront location also provides count- less opportunities for sport and leisure with a wide range of water

  11. ICC 2009 University of Germany Southampton

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    Chen, Sheng

    ICC 2009 University of Germany Southampton ICC2009 Germany Reduced-Rank Adaptive Least Bit Error;Outline ICC 2009 University of Germany Southampton Outline J Motivation; J Description of hybrid direct Conclusions. #12;Motivation ICC 2009 University of Germany Southampton Motivation ! UWB channels are highly

  12. Using Oceanography to Support Active Learning

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    Byfield, V.

    2012-04-01

    Teachers are always on the lookout for material to give their brightest students, in order to keep them occupied, stimulated and challenged, while the teacher gets on with helping the rest. They are also looking for material that can inspire and enthuse those who think that school is 'just boring!' Oceanography, well presented, has the capacity to do both. As a relatively young science, oceanography is not a core curriculum subject (possibly an advantage), but it draws on the traditional sciences of biology, chemistry, physic and geology, and can provide wonderful examples for teaching concepts in school sciences. It can also give good reasons for learning science, maths and technology. Exciting expeditions (research cruises) to far-flung places; opportunities to explore new worlds, a different angle on topical debates such as climate change, pollution, or conservation can bring a new life to old subjects. Access to 'real' data from satellites or Argo floats can be used to develop analytical and problem solving skills. The challenge is to make all this available in a form that can easily be used by teachers and students to enhance the learning experience. We learn by doing. Active teaching methods require students to develop their own concepts of what they are learning. This stimulates new neural connections in the brain - the physical manifestation of learning. There is a large body of evidence to show that active learning is much better remembered and understood. Active learning develops thinking skills through analysis, problem solving, and evaluation. It helps learners to use their knowledge in realistic and useful ways, and see its importance and relevance. Most importantly, properly used, active learning is fun. This paper presents experiences from a number of education outreach projects that have involved the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. All contain some element of active learning - from quizzes and puzzles to analysis of real data from satellites and Argo floats - all combined with background information about the Ocean. Many also aim to inspire and enthuse, by bringing in the human and personal, for example through blogs and Q/A sessions. This presentation takes a look at what has worked, and what may perhaps have been a little less successful.

  13. Biological Oceanography

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    Dyhrman, Sonya

    2004-10-01

    The ocean is arguably the largest habitat on the planet, and it houses an astounding array of life, from microbes to whales. As a testament to this diversity and its importance, the discipline of biological oceanography spans studies of all levels of biological organization, from that of single genes, to organisms, to their population dynamics. Biological oceanography also includes studies on how organisms interact with, and contribute to, essential global processes. Students of biological oceanography are often as comfortable looking at satellite images as they are electron micrographs. This diversity of perspective begins the textbook Biological Oceanography, with cover graphics including a Coastal Zone Color Scanner image representing chlorophyll concentration, an electron micrograph of a dinoflagellate, and a photograph of a copepod. These images instantly capture the reader's attention and illustrate some of the different scales on which budding oceanographers are required to think. Having taught a core graduate course in biological oceanography for many years, Charlie Miller has used his lecture notes as the genesis for this book. The text covers the subject of biological oceanography in a manner that is targeted to introductory graduate students, but it would also be appropriate for advanced undergraduates.

  14. The Supermarine "Southampton" seaplane : observation or bomber

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    1926-01-01

    Purchased for the British Air Ministry, the Southampton seaplane uses 2 Napier Lion engines and has a boat hull with outriggers mounted on the wings. It was designed as a military aircraft and can be easily converted to a bomber.

  15. www.southampton.ac.uk/archaeology UKandEUenquiries

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    Molinari, Marc

    % of global universities We are a world leader in maritime and underwater archaeology Our Universitywww.southampton.ac.uk/archaeology UKandEUenquiries ugapply.fh@southampton.ac.uk +44(0)2380599339 Internationalenquiries: global@southampton.ac.uk +44(0)2380599699 DISCOVERING THE HUMAN STORY Archaeology

  16. Biological Oceanography

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    Abbott, M. R.

    1984-01-01

    Within the framework of global biogeochemical cycles and ocean productivity, there are two areas that will be of particular interest to biological oceanography in the 1990s. The first is the mapping in space time of the biomass and productivity of phytoplankton in the world ocean. The second area is the coupling of biological and physical processes as it affects the distribution and growth rate of phytoplankton biomass. Certainly other areas will be of interest to biological oceanographers, but these two areas are amenable to observations from satellites. Temporal and spatial variability is a regular feature of marine ecosystems. The temporal and spatial variability of phytoplankton biomass and productivity which is ubiquitous at all time and space scales in the ocean must be characterized. Remote sensing from satellites addresses these problems with global observations of mesocale (2 to 20 days, 10 to 200 km) features over a long period of time.

  17. Careers in Oceanography.

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    Hollister, Charles D., Ed.

    This booklet was prepared by practicing oceanographers to help college students in their search for professional direction. The booklet: (1) points out some frontiers of current research; (2) describes five major subfields of oceanography (marine geology and geophysics, oceanographic engineering, physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, and…

  18. High School Oceanography.

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    Falmouth Public Schools, MA.

    This book is a compilation of a series of papers designed to aid high school teachers in organizing a course in oceanography for high school students. It consists of twelve papers, with references, covering each of the following: (1) Introduction to Oceanography, (2) Geology of the Ocean, (3) The Continental Shelves, (4) Physical Properties of Sea…

  19. THE ROLE OF ALTIMETRY IN COASTAL OBSERVING SYSTEMS Paolo Cipollini(1)

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    , U.K., cipo@noc.soton.ac.uk (2) European Space Agency/ESRIN, Via Galileo Galilei, I-00044 Frascati(21) , Javier Zavala-Garay(22) (1) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, European Way, SO14 3ZH, fenoglio@ipg.tu-darmstadt.de (6) National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, European Way, SO14 3ZH, U

  20. Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences

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    Kurapov, Alexander

    with US Coast Guard vessels. The Corvallis seismic station is upgraded, relocated and tied into the 1980s. A fisheries oceanography program begins with micronekton and nekton studies off the Oregon coast the Oregon coast. The research becomes some of the first work in upwelling zones off the Northwest coast

  1. Amelia Shevenell Geological Oceanography

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    joined the College this academic year. These new additions join a strong, talented group of researchers for research in the Arctic! Byrne found that carbon system in this region is undergoing a rapid transition near the Mackenzie River delta in October 2012. Cameron Ainsworth Biological Oceanography Chris

  2. Physics in Oceanography.

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    Charnock, H.

    1980-01-01

    Described is physical oceanography as analyzed by seven dependent variables, (three components of velocity, the pressure, density, temperature and salinity) as a function of three space variables and time. Topics discussed include the heat balance of the earth, current patterns in the ocean, heat transport, the air-sea interaction, and prospects…

  3. Repositories for Research: Southampton's Evolving Role in the Knowledge Cycle

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    Simpson, Pauline; Hey, Jessie

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: To provide an overview of how open access (OA) repositories have grown to take a premier place in the e-research knowledge cycle and offer Southampton's route from project to sustainable institutional repository. Design/methodology/approach: The evolution of institutional repositories and OA is outlined raising questions of multiplicity…

  4. EnglishUndergraduateCourses www.southampton.ac.uk/english

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    Molinari, Marc

    these values in our education and research; join us to forge a successful future. Find out more www.southampton.ac.uk/global We are an institution in the top 1% of global universities STUDY ABROAD inAustralia,theUSA, Brazil

  5. University of Southampton Research Repository ePrints Soton

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    Southampton, University of

    for this thesis are retained by the author and/or other copyright owners. A copy can be downloaded for personal of Philosophy in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science School of Electronics and Computer Science December 2004 #12;#12;UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON ABSTRACT FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE SCHOOL

  6. The Distribution of Special Education (Moderate) Needs in Southampton.

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    Molinero, C. Mar; Gard, J. F.

    1987-01-01

    Examines the demand for special education in Southampton, England. Shows that the number of children requiring special education in a particular area depends on the characteristics of the area concerned. Provides a forecast of future demand for special education and compares data with 1984 figures to assess the influence of educational policies.…

  7. University of Southampton -Submission to House of Lords Inquiry Higher education in STEM 1. The University of Southampton welcomes the opportunity to comment on the issue of STEM

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    Huang, Xun

    University of Southampton - Submission to House of Lords Inquiry ­ Higher education in STEM Education White Paper do not adversely affect the supply of STEM graduates to the UK economy. We subjects 1. The University of Southampton welcomes the opportunity to comment on the issue of STEM subjects

  8. Iron age in oceanography

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    Coale, Kenneth H.; Worsfold, Paul; de Baar, Hein

    This last decade of the millennium could rightly be called the iron age in oceanography. The last quarter of this century has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of trace metal distributions in the world's oceans, and iron has changed more about how we think about ocean production and carbon cycling than any other element. The revolution has come about through the application of clean water sampling devices, stringent anticontamination methods, and the development of new analytical techniques. As detection limits have been reduced, the concentrations, distributions, and behavior of trace metals were revealed, like the curtain lifting on a geochemical drama. Iron plays a leading role.

  9. In Brief . . . No sooner it seems than we get the Christmas and New Year celebrations over, it's suddenly time for the next edition of

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    Newcastle upon Tyne, University of

    it's debut on Saturday 15 March at the Oceans and earth Day at the National Oceanography Centre (NOCS and Earth Day at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. Oceans and Earth Day was one of 3 at the SERPENT Deep Seas Simulator in action at the Oceans and Earth Day event at the National Oceanography

  10. Negotiating Networks of Communication in a Superdiverse Environment: Urban Multilingualism in the City of Southampton

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    Cadier, Linda; Mar-Molinero, Clare

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the impact of superdiversity on linguistic practices in Southampton, UK. Our focus seeks to identify what these practices are in an environment that we describe as superdiverse, and what is influencing, determining, shaping and contributing to these practices. Southampton is characterised by twenty-first century social…

  11. A Source Book for Teaching Chemical Oceanography.

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    Loder, Theodore C.; Glibert, Patricia M.

    Chemical oceanography or marine chemistry are taught in many colleges and universities. This publication provides sources for instructors of such courses. The first section of this report is a detailed composite outline of a course in chemical oceanography. It includes fundamental topics taught in many chemical oceanography classes. The outline…

  12. Chemical Oceanography MSCI/GEOL 782

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    1 Chemical Oceanography MSCI/GEOL 782 Instructor: Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson Email: cbnelson: Tues/Thurs from 8:30 to 9:45 in EWSC 209 Website: http://blackboard.sc.edu/ Text: Chemical Oceanography by Emerson and Hedges (PDF's online) Non-required , but useful texts: Chemical Oceanography by Frank Millero

  13. Opening the Rome-Southampton window for operator mixing matrices

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    R. Arthur; P. A. Boyle; N. Garron; C. Kelly; A. T. Lytle

    2012-01-24

    We show that the running of operators which mix under renormalization can be computed fully non-perturbatively as a product of continuum step scaling matrices. These step scaling matrices are obtained by taking the "ratio" of Z matrices computed at different energies in an RI-MOM type scheme for which twisted boundary conditions are an essential ingredient. Our method allows us to relax the bounds of the Rome-Southampton window. We also explain why such a method is important in view of the light quark physics program of the RBC-UKQCD collaborations. To illustrate our method, using n_f=2+1 domain-wall fermions, we compute the non-perturbative running matrix of four-quark operators needed in K->pipi decay and neutral kaon mixing. Our results are then compared to perturbation theory.

  14. Benveniste v. University of Southampton, 23 November 1988.

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    1988-01-01

    The appellant charged her employer, the University of Southampton, with sex discrimination in violation of the Equal Pay Act 1970 because she was paid less than men employed in the same position. She had been initially employed at a time when the University was subject to severe financial constraints, and, although she had subsequently been given extra annual pay increases, she was still not paid as much as the men. First the Court of Appeal of England ruled that the financial constraints constituted a "material difference" in circumstances and thus originally justified the difference in salaries under Section 1(3) of the Act. It also held, however, that once those constraints had ended, the justification also ended and the appellant was then entitled to be paid the same wages as men in comparable positions. PMID:12289311

  15. VITA LAURENCE ARMI October 2012 Professor of Oceanography and Meteorology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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    Key, Kerry

    VITA LAURENCE ARMI October 2012 Professor of Oceanography and Meteorology, Scripps Institution Meteorological Society Henry Stommel Research Award of the AMS "for his deeply insightful studies of stratified, meteorology and physical oceanography. Research in turbulent flows, stratified flows, meteorology, ocean

  16. Perception of 3D structure and natural scene statistics: The Southampton-York Natural Scenes (SYNS) dataset.

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    Adams, Wendy; Elder, James; Graf, Erich; Muryy, Alex; Lugtigheid, Arthur

    2015-09-01

    We are interested in the relationship between human vision and the environment in which it operates. To this end, the University of Southampton (UK) and York University (Canada) have collaborated to build the Southampton-York Natural Scenes (SYNS) public dataset. To represent the diverse environments that humans experience, we sampled scenes from 19 outdoor and 6 indoor scene categories across Hampshire, UK. Outdoor categories, identified by the UK Land Use dataset, include cropland, coastal dunes, woodlands, industrial estates, wetlands, residential areas, farms and orchards. Indoor categories include residential, theatres, cafes and offices. Each scene is represented by three types of co-registered data: (i) Ground truth 3D structure: 360° x 135° depth maps from a laser rangefinder (LiDAR), (ii) High dynamic range images (360° x 180°) captured by a SpheroCam and (iii) 18 Stereo image pairs (35° x 24°), tiling a 360° horizontal panorama, captured by a custom-built high-resolution stereo rig, with camera separation matched to average human interpupillary distance. LiDAR data were analysed to determine the distribution of surface attitude over slant and tilt in natural scenes. Surface normals were computed for patches centred on each LiDAR point, with the optimal patch size determined by cross-validation. Overall, the joint distribution over slant and tilt is dominated by the ground plane. For elevations above the horizon, other regularities are also apparent, including elevated probability density at the cardinal tilt axes (vertical surfaces), and a peak at fronto-parallel, as predicted by the geometry of projection. We relate these natural scene statistics to human perception of surface attitude and find a general correspondence, with human tilt perception biased toward the ground plane and slant perception biased toward fronto-parallel. These results suggest that human perception of surface attitude is governed in part by the ecological statistics of our visual environment. Meeting abstract presented at VSS 2015. PMID:26326414

  17. PII S0016-7037(00)00860-2 Microfabric analysis of Mn-carbonate laminae deposition and Mn-sulfide formation in the

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    Burke, Ian

    Science, Southampton Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom (Received water by inflowing saline water from the North Sea. The use of scanning electron microscopy preserved in the sediment, the discovery of Mn-sulfide pseudomorphs suggests that initial formation of Mn

  18. The use of a high-resolution 3D Chirp sub-bottom profiler for the reconstruction of the shallow water archaeological site

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    Southampton, University of

    water archaeological site of the Grace Dieu (1439), River Hamble, UK Ruth M.K. Plets a,*,1 , Justin K School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, European Way, Southampton the acoustic data, with the shell of the vessel being moderately well preserved, and (iv) the Grace Dieu

  19. Geophys. J. Int. (2012) 189, 143160 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05378.x GJIGeodynamicsandtectonics

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    Cowie, Patience

    2012-01-01

    Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London, WC1E 7HX, UK 3School of Ocean and Earth Science of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9XP, UK. E-mail: patience.cowie@geo.uib.no 2School of Earth, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK 4Dipartimento di Scienze

  20. High-resolution stratigraphic framework for Mediterranean sapropel S5: dening temporal relationships between records

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    Rohling, Eelco

    Holocene. A synthesis of radiocarbon ages reported in the literature led Strohle and Krom (1997) to con. Cooke, R.B. Pearce School of Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton SO14 and lags in an interval where high- resolution (radiocarbon-style) dating cannot be performed. Our lateral

  1. LABORATORY EXERCISES IN OCEANOGRAPHY FOR HIGH SCHOOLS.

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    National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

    DESCRIBED ARE LABORATORY EXERCISES IN OCEANOGRAPHY DEVELOPED FOR USE IN HIGH SCHOOLS BY THE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE 1967 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) SUMMER INSTITUTE IN OCEANOGRAPHY AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY. INCLUDED ARE SUCH ACTIVITIES AS (1) THE MEASUREMENT OF TEMPERATURE, WATER VAPOR, PRESSURE, SALINITY, DENSITY, AND OTHERS,…

  2. Oceanography Seminar Huei-Tin (Tina) Lin

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    margin seas" Marine dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is a large fixed carbon reservoir (660 Pg C of the functional groups, carbon isotopes (13 C and 14 C), and metal- ligands. My future research will focusOceanography Seminar Huei-Tin (Tina) Lin Postdoctoral Researcher Oceanography Department University

  3. Estuarine Oceanography. CEGS Programs Publication Number 18.

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    Wright, F. F.

    Estuarine Oceanography is one in a series of single-topic problem modules intended for use in undergraduate and earth science courses. Designed for those interested in coastal oceanography or limnology, the module is structured as a laboratory supplement for undergraduate college classes but should be useful at all levels. The module has two…

  4. Tools 10 , University of Southampton, July 1 2010 Aldo Morselli, INFN Roma Tor Vergata 1 Aldo Morselli

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    Morselli, Aldo

    Tools 10 , University of Southampton, July 1 2010 Aldo Morselli, INFN Roma Tor Vergata 1 Aldo Morselli INFN Roma Tor Vergata Indirect detection of dark matter, current status and recent results 2010, INFN Roma Tor Vergata 2 #12;Tools 10 , University of Southampton, July 1 2010 Aldo Morselli, INFN Roma

  5. RichardW. Sternberg Departmenr of Oceanography

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    Shull, David H.

    do not 'Codtribution No. 365, Departmentof Oceanography,Universitvof lrashio$on, Seattle,I(/ash with the bottom sedimentsof Bellingham Bay havebeenmadeprior to this srudy. The Recentsedimentsof the Puget

  6. David G. Eller Oceanography and Meteorology Building

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    ............................................................................. 10 OCCUPANT RESPONSIBILITIES......................................... 12 O&M FLOOR PLANSDavid G. Eller Oceanography and Meteorology Building Building # 0443 EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN....................................... 3 CONTACT PERSONNEL IN O&M........................................ 4 FLOOR PROCTOR LIST

  7. The Oceans and the Teaching of Oceanography

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    Stewart, R. H.

    2002-12-01

    Sverdrup, Johnson and Fleming, the authors of \\textit{The Oceans}, were both ahead of their time, and behind their time. \\textit{The Oceans} built on earlier texts, such as Kummel's \\textit{Handbuch der Ozeanographie} (1907), that summarized our knowledge of the oceans. It differed principally in its depth and breadth, showing the need for specialized courses of study in biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography. Thus, the curriculum at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography was built on this foundation. As a result, no other comparable field of earth science was as well integrated as oceanography. For example, agriculture, which depends in some fundamental ways on weather, climate, and climate change did not include meteorology within its bounds, although it was nearly as broad as oceanography, including the study of soils, chemistry, and biology. The strengths of The Oceans were also its weakness. By emphasizing the strengths of the separate sub-disciplines of biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography the book drew oceanography away from problem-based studies such as those carried out by Bigelow in the Gulf of Maine. Case studies were not part of the basic curriculum. Thus, in 1964, 15 years after the start of the California Cooperative Fisheries Investigation, the most wide-ranging oceanographic study ever attempted, Scripps did not offer a course on the California fisheries. In contrast, other messy sciences, such as medicine, were often based on case studies. Now, at the start of the 21st century, the circle is nearly complete. Sub-disciplines such as physical oceanography are so broad they cannot be spanned in a single course. And students don't want to learn about important problems until late in their graduate career. To meet their interests, we have begun to offer courses in such topics as global warming or fisheries, bringing in ideas from biological, chemical, and physical oceanography only as needed.

  8. Arctic Whale Ecology Study (ARCWEST)/ Chukchi Acoustics, Oceanography, and Zooplankton

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    Arctic Whale Ecology Study (ARCWEST)/ Chukchi Acoustics, Oceanography, and Zooplankton Study Collective SUMMARY The 2014 Arctic Whale Ecology Study (ARCWEST)/Chukchi Acoustics, Oceanography currents, and prey availability are altered by climate change, parallel changes in baleen whale species

  9. Introduction to special section: Oceanography of the Okhotsk Sea

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Introduction to special section: Oceanography of the Okhotsk Sea Kay I. Ohshima Institute of Low and regional oceanography; KEYWORDS: Sea of Okhotsk, dense shelf water, coastal polynya Citation: Ohshima, K. I., and S. Martin (2004), Introduction to special section: Oceanography of the Okhotsk Sea, J. Geophys. Res

  10. In Pursuit of Oceanography and a Better Life for All.

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    Hollister, Charles D.

    1983-01-01

    Discusses the nature of and activities in marine geology/geophysics, oceanographic engineering, physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, and biological oceanography. This information, which includes comments on major employment positions (academic, government, industry, consulting), is provided to help students select possible careers in…

  11. Oceanography. Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Series.

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    Boy Scouts of America, Irving, TX.

    Presented are various activities and projects intended to help Boy Scouts earn a merit badge in oceanography. Each project and/or activity is related to a requirement (objective) found in a list at the beginning of the booklet. Topic areas and/or related activities and projects include: (1) nature of oceanography (naming oceanography branches,…

  12. Wind tunnel magnetic Suspension Systems at the University of Southampton, England

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    Goodyer, Michael J.

    1992-01-01

    The magnetic suspension system at Southampton University was used in two roles: as a device for producing useful aerodynamic data, and as a vehicle to develop and demonstrate new technology for application to a projected larger facility. Examples of both follow, beginning with an outline of the quest to develop methods for reaching high angles of attack because of current interest in researching the associated aerodynamics.

  13. A note on Rome-Southampton Renormalization with Smeared Gauge Fields

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    R. Arthur; P. A. Boyle; S. Hashimoto; R. Hudspith

    2013-06-04

    We have calculated continuum limit step scaling functions of bilinear and four-fermion operators renormalized in a Rome-Southampton scheme using various smearing prescriptions for the gauge field. Also, for the first time, we have calculated non-perturbative anomalous dimensions of operators renormalized in a Rome-Southampton scheme. The effect of such smearing first enters connected fermionic correlation functions via radiative corrections. We use off-shell renormalisation as a probe, and observe that the upper edge of the Rome-Southampton window is reduced by link smearing. This can be interpreted as arising due to the fermions decoupling from the high momentum gluons and we observe that the running of operators with the scale at large lattice momenta shows enhanced lattice artefacts. We find that the effect is greater for HEX smearing than for Stout smearing, but that in both cases additional care must be taken when using off-shell renormalisation with smeared gauge fields compared to thin link simulations.

  14. asgjkfhklgankjhgads Oceanography | Vol.24, No.114

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    Sprintall, Janet

    x Pe r imeNt regional Oceanography of the Philippine archipelago By a r N O l D l . G O r D O N , J Southeast Asia to Australia. The northern segment of this system is the Philippine Archipelago (Figure 1a the southern Sulu Sea to the Sulawesi Sea. Once within the confines of the Philippine Archipelago, circulation

  15. Elsevier Oceanography Series, 52 GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL

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    Duffy, David Cameron

    Elsevier Oceanography Series, 52 GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE 1982-83 EL NINO NINO-SOUTHERN OSCILLATION DAVID CAMERON DUFFY Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 ABSTRACT Duffy, D.C., 1989. Seabirds and the 1982-1984 El Nino-Southern Oscillation The 1982

  16. Joint Oceanography-IPRC-JIMAR Seminar

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    " The response of the oceanic thermohaline circulation to variability in atmospheric temperature is explored for the thermohaline circulation and emphasize that there is not a simple relationship between the meridional Oceanography Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution "Forced Transients in the Thermocline Circulation

  17. Oceanography for Landlocked Classrooms. Monograph V.

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    Madrazo, Gerry M., Jr., Ed.; Hounshell, Paul B., Ed.

    This monograph attempts to show the importance of bringing marine biology into science classrooms, discusses what makes the ocean so important and explains why oceanography should be included in the science curriculum regardless of where students live. Section I, "Getting Started," includes discussions on the following: (1) "Why Marine Biology?";…

  18. Oceanography | Vol.28, No.316 UNCORRECTED PROOF

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    -scale variations in sea ice concentration, weather, and ocean temperature patterns in the broader Pacific Arctic OF THE ARCTIC The Climate of the Pacific Arctic During the First RUSALCA Decade 2004­2013 Oceanography | Vol.28, No.316 ABSTRACT. The Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) research program (2004

  19. Proc 9th British Machine Vision Conference, Southampton, 1998. pp 883-893 1 Real-time Visual Recovery of Pose using Line Tracking

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    Murray, David

    Proc 9th British Machine Vision Conference, Southampton, 1998. pp 883-893 1 Real-time Visual;Proc 9th British Machine Vision Conference, Southampton, 1998. pp 883-893 2 C z x y Optic Axis W y x z of the vision system. 1 Introduction The aim of installing a vision system in a teleoperated workcell

  20. Oceanography in the next decade: Building new partnerships

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    The field of oceanography has existed as a major scientific discipline in the United States since World War 2, largely funded by the federal government. In this report, the Ocean Studies Board documents the state of the field of oceanography and assesses the health of the partnership between the federal government and the academic oceanography community. The objectives are to document and discuss important trends in the human, physical, and fiscal resources available to oceanographers, especially academic oceanographers, over the last decade; to present the Ocean Studies Board's best assessment of scientific opportunities in physical oceanography, marine geochemistry, marine geology and geophysics, biological oceanography, and coastal oceanography during the upcoming decade; and to provide a blueprint for more productive partnerships between academic oceanographers and federal agencies.

  1. Women and children first? The administration of Titanic relief in Southampton, 1912–59.

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    Gregson, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    One of the principal narratives woven around the 1912 sinking of the Titanic is that the tragedy united people around the world in a shared sense of horror and grief. This study examines the administration of the relief fund collected for victims and questions the established image of social unity and collective suffering. The records of the Southampton Titanic Relief Fund reveal welfare processes imbued with class and gender prejudices that consigned many of the relatives of victims to poverty-stricken lives, despite the massive fund collected in their names. PMID:22400155

  2. SWOT Oceanography and Hydrology Data Product Simulators

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    Peral, Eva; Rodriguez, Ernesto; Fernandez, Daniel Esteban; Johnson, Michael P.; Blumstein, Denis

    2013-01-01

    The proposed Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission would demonstrate a new measurement technique using radar interferometry to obtain wide-swath measurements of water elevation at high resolution over ocean and land, addressing the needs of both the hydrology and oceanography science communities. To accurately evaluate the performance of the proposed SWOT mission, we have developed several data product simulators at different levels of fidelity and complexity.

  3. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command exhibit

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    2000-01-01

    Designed to entertain while educating, StenniSphere at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., includes informative displays and exhibits from NASA and other agencies located at Stennis, such as this one from the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command. Visitors can 'travel' three-dimensionally under the sea and check on the weather back home in the Weather Center. StenniSphere is open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

  4. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command exhibit entrance

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    2000-01-01

    StenniSphere at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss., invites visitors to discover why America comes to Stennis Space Center before going into space. Designed to entertain while educating, StenniSphere includes informative displays and exhibits from NASA and other agencies located at Stennis, such as this one from the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command. Visitors can 'travel' three-dimensionally under the sea and check on the weather back home in the Weather Center.

  5. OPTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY: RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS USING GLOBAL

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    Chang, Grace C.

    OPTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY: RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS USING GLOBAL REMOTE SENSING AND IN SITU and applied problems involving optical oceanography. These problems include: primary productivity, ecosystem on ocean dynamics. Technological advances in optical sensors and ocean observing platforms are being used

  6. A Study of Enlisted Training and Education in Applied Oceanography.

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    Schriner, Karl Leonard

    The study concludes that the primary reason for present programs of enlisted training and education in oceanography is to support Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). There is a significant lack of courses, schools, and self-study material available to enlisted personnel on the subject of oceanography. Through more extensive training the aviation ASW…

  7. Written Evidence submitted by the University of Southampton to the House of Commons Business, Innovation & Skills Select Committee

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    Huang, Xun

    technology. 6. Through a combination of incentives to both universities and businesses, successiveWritten Evidence submitted by the University of Southampton to the House of Commons Business, Innovation & Skills Select Committee Inquiry into Business-University Collaboration 1. The University

  8. Oceanography Graduate Program Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Masters program in Oceanography, students will be able to

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    in Oceanography, students will be able to: Student Learning Outcome Evaluation Criteria Define, explain will be able to: Student Learning Outcome Evaluation Criteria Perform all of the above As above ComprehensivelyOceanography Graduate Program Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Masters program

  9. High angle of attack position sensing for the Southampton University magnetic suspension and balance system

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    Parker, David H.

    1987-01-01

    An all digital five channel position detection system is to be installed in the Southampton University Magnetic Suspension and Balance System (SUMSBS). The system is intended to monitor a much larger range of model pitch attitudes than has been possible hitherto, up to a maximum of a 90 degree angle of attack. It is based on the use of self-scanning photodiode arrays and illuminating laser light beams, together with purpose built processing electronics. The principles behind the design of the system are discussed, together with the results of testing one channel of the system which was used to control the axial position of a magnetically suspended model in SUMSBS. The removal of optically coupled heave position information from the axial position sensing channel is described.

  10. Coastal scale operational oceanography with structural interactions

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    Sánchez-Arcilla, Agustín; García León, Manuel; Gracia, Vicente; Pau Sierra, Joan; Espino, Manuel; Grifoll, Manuel

    2015-04-01

    Operational oceanography predictions are now starting to include coupled wind, wave and current fields for open ocean and shelf domains. However the same product for coastal scales, including a) the non-linearity of coastal processes, b) the effect of continental rain driven discharge and c) the interaction with coastal structures are still in an early stage of development, both for the physical and numerical aspects. In this paper we shall explore a coupled wind-wave-current model based on the COWAST system but including also the continental discharge and the effect of coastal structures, in particular shore parallel detached breakwaters. We shall apply such a pre-operational code to a test case near Barcelona, where the concept of transient coastal defences is being considered. The available in-situ and remote observations should also allow a robust calibration. The operational oceanography simulations will be used to support the activation of these transient coastal defences and therefore illustrate the challenges required by coastal scales under rapid storm development such as is commonly found in the Western Mediterranean. The benefits of applying a robust and high resolution coupled hydro-dynamic system will become apparent from the stand point of transient coastal defence deployment and risk mitigation in heavily populated coastal areas.

  11. Paleophysical Oceanography with an Emphasis on Transport Rates

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    Huybers, Peter

    Paleophysical oceanography is the study of the behavior of the fluid ocean of the past, with a specific emphasis on its climate implications, leading to a focus on the general circulation. Even if the circulation is not ...

  12. William G. Pearcy College of Oceanography. Oregon State University

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    William G. Pearcy College of Oceanography. Oregon State University Corvallis. Oregon 97331 Trophic and Buckley 1976; Bax 1983; Furnell and Brett 1986; Fisher and Pearcy 1988). For coho salmon O. kisutch

  13. Space Research Centre Space Research Centre

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    Banaji,. Murad

    Space Research Centre Space Research Centre www.src.le.ac.uk #12;2 University of Leicester · DeLivering over five DecaDes of space science anD instrUmentation expertise... Welcome to the SRC The Space Research Centre's (SRC) programme has two main foci: the Space Science and Instrumentation (SSI) Group

  14. OPEN OCEAN OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE AUTOSUB-1 AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    sealed lead-acid batteries the maximum mission endurance is 10 hours, whereas with the primary battery endurance, multipurpose sensor platform designed for marine science studies of the upper ocean by the Southampton Oceanography Centre is a medium endurance, multipurpose sensor platform designed for marine

  15. Preprint of a paper to appear in Proc. 14th Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology, Durham, New Hampshire

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    National Oceanography Centre, Southampton 2 AEA Battery Systems 3 Systems Engineering and Assessment 4 specific energy primary lithium batteries are not a practical option due to cost. One solution that shows promise and affordable cost is to use a hybrid approach that combines low cost secondary batteries

  16. Energy Storage for Long Endurance AUVs Gwyn Griffiths

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    Energy Storage for Long Endurance AUVs Gwyn Griffiths Southampton Oceanography Centre James programme ATUV Conference, March 2004 #12;Energy Context of Long Endurance AUVs AUV Payload W & kg Energy energy batteries · Manganese alkaline 110 Wh.kg-1 £71 per kWh Rayovac · Lithium ion & Lithium polymer 100

  17. UDK 902(4-5)"631\\637">551.583 Documenta Praehistorica XXXVI (2009)

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    Rohling, Eelco

    2009-01-01

    1 Universität zu Köln, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Radiocarbon Laboratory, Köln, DE.weninger@uni-koeln.de 2 School of Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, GB age- model supplies the following precise time-intervals for archaeological RCC research: (i) 8

  18. Water mass pathways and transports over the South Scotia Ridge west of 501W

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    Naveira Garabato, Alberto

    Water mass pathways and transports over the South Scotia Ridge west of 501W Margarita Palmer a, Spain b National Oceanography Centre, Southampton SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom a r t i c l e i n f o Article

  19. Os systematics of Gorgona Island komatiites: implications for early growth of the inner core

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    Reiners, Peter W.

    - intensity measurements as data sources that constrain models based on secular cooling of the Earth. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA d Southampton Oceanography Centre, School of Ocean and Earth isotopic composition may imply a single ubiquitous source in the Earth's interior that mixes with a variety

  20. Intrauterine growth and postnatal skeletal development: findings from the Southampton Women's Survey.

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    Harvey, Nicholas C; Mahon, Pam A; Kim, Miranda; Cole, Zoe A; Robinson, Sian M; Javaid, Kassim; Inskip, Hazel M; Godfrey, Keith M; Dennison, Elaine M; Cooper, Cyrus

    2012-01-01

    We have previously demonstrated associations between fetal growth in late pregnancy and postnatal bone mass. However, the relationships between the intrauterine and early postnatal skeletal growth trajectory remain unknown. We addressed this in a large population-based mother-offspring cohort study. A total of 628 mother-offspring pairs were recruited from the Southampton Women's Survey. Fetal abdominal circumference was measured at 11, 19 and 34 weeks gestation using high-resolution ultrasound with femur length assessed at 19 and 34 weeks. Bone mineral content was measured postnatally in the offspring using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at birth and 4 years; postnatal linear growth was assessed at birth, 6, 12, 24, 36 and 48 months. Late pregnancy abdominal circumference growth (19-34 weeks) was strongly (P < 0.01) related to bone mass at birth, but less robustly associated with bone mass at 4 years. Early pregnancy growth (11-19 weeks) was more strongly related to bone mass at 4 years than at birth. Postnatal relationships between growth and skeletal indices at 4 years were stronger for the first and second postnatal years, than the period aged 2-4 years. The proportion of children changing their place in the distribution of growth velocities progressively reduced with each year of postnatal life. The late intrauterine growth trajectory is a better predictor of skeletal growth and mineralisation at birth, while the early intrauterine growth trajectory is a more powerful determinant of skeletal status at age 4 years. The perturbations in this trajectory which influence childhood bone mass warrant further research. PMID:22150706

  1. Preliminary study of the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure for Children and its reliability

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    2014-01-01

    Background The Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure (SHAP) is currently used in the adult population for evaluating the functionality of impaired or prosthetic hands. The SHAP cannot be used for children because of the relatively larger size of the objects used to perform SHAP tasks and unknown clinimetric properties. The aims of this study were to adapt the SHAP for use in children (SHAP-C), to determine norm values for the SHAP-C, and to analyze the reliability of the SHAP-C. Methods The SHAP-C was adapted based on the SHAP protocol. Some objects were downsized, and the timing of tasks was performed by the rater instead of the participant. Intra- and inter-rater reliability were assessed in 24 children (5 [0.54] y/o) with unimpaired hands. The repeatability coefficients (RCs) were calculated. An RC???75% of the mean SHAP-C task values was considered good reliability. Results Participants were able to perform all SHAP-C tasks. The means of the SHAP-C tasks ranged from 0.75 to 1.21 seconds for abstract objects and from 0.64-19.13 seconds for activities of daily living. The RCs of a single assessor did not exceed 75% in 17/26 SHAP-C tasks, displaying a relatively good intra-rater reliability, whereas the RCs for the inter-rater reliability exceeded 75% in 22/26 SHAP-C tasks, thus displaying poor reliability. Conclusion In this first study that adjusted the SHAP for pediatric use, we found that all SHAP-C objects and tasks could be performed by children. The intra-rater reliability was better than the inter-rater reliability. Although the SHAP-C appears to be a promising instrument, the protocol requires further modifications to provide reliable measurements in children. PMID:24916917

  2. Counsellors in primary care in Southampton: a questionnaire survey of their qualifications, working arrangements, and casemix.

    PubMed Central

    Clark, A; Hook, J; Stein, K

    1997-01-01

    BACKGROUND: There has been an upsurge of interest in counselling in primary care over the past five years. This has been stimulated by a growing demand for non-drug treatment of emotional disorders and by the extension of reimbursement for the costs of counsellors. Continued calls for careful evaluation have been largely unheeded in the face of heady growth. AIM: To establish the prevalence of counselling services in the 67 general practices in the Southampton and South West Hampshire Health District, and to describe in detail their qualifications, working arrangements, and casemix. METHOD: A questionnaire enquiring about counselling services was sent to all the general practices in the district. A second questionnaire was then posted to all the counsellors identified as working in these practices. RESULTS: Twenty-six (39%) practices employed one or more counsellors. Fundholding practices were four times more likely than non-fundholders to employ a counsellor. Most of the counselling work was short term (4-20 sessions). The most common presenting complaints were relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and bereavement. CONCLUSION: This descriptive study highlights the wide variation in the qualifications and training of counsellors. Until the issue of effectiveness is resolved through further research, the best safeguard of quality is to ensure that counsellors meet the appropriate training standards laid down by the British Association of Counsellors. Monitoring standards is a legitimate task for those commissioning health care who are increasingly responsible for reimbursement of a counsellor's salary. Counsellors who meet appropriate training criteria should be encouraged to pursue accreditation with the British Association of Counsellors. Those who do not meet these criteria should be encouraged to undergo additional training. PMID:9474822

  3. Marine geology and oceanography of Arabian Sea and coastal Pakistan

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    Haq, B.U.; Milliman, J.D.

    1985-01-01

    This volume is a collection of papers presented at the first US-Pakistan workshop in marine science held in Karachi, Pakistan, in November 1982. Of the twenty-four contributions in this book, fourteen cover topics specific to the Arabian Sea-coastal Pakistan region. These include six papers on the geology, tectonics, and petroleum potential of Pakistan, four papers on sedimentary processes in the Indus River delta-fan complex, and four papers on the biological oceanography of the Arabian Sea and coastal Pakistan. The additional ten papers are overviews of shelf sedimentation processes, paleoceanography, the marine nutrient cycle, and physical and chemical oceanography.

  4. Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography (DIALOG)

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    1994-01-01

    The DIALOG Program was founded by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), in order to reduce the historical, institutional and philosophical barriers that limit the exchange of information between limnologists and oceanographers, and to foster interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research. This was achieved by targeting a recent cohort of Ph.D. recipients whose work included a biological component of limnology or oceanography. The program included: (1) publication of the submitted Ph.D. dissertation abstracts; (2) a symposium to facilitate exchange across institutions and disciplines; and (3) establishment of a centralized data base for applicant characterization and tracking.

  5. The Search for Centre

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    Nunes, April

    2006-01-01

    This paper acknowledges the importance of a dancer's centre but likewise highlights the problematic nature of the communication of this concept from dance teacher to student. After a brief introduction of orthodox approaches in finding centre, this paper suggests a method of locating centre through the ancient somatic technique.

  6. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

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    Rhode Island, University of

    -dimensional array of pressure-gauge equipped inverted echo sounders (PIES) and deep recording current meters (RCMGRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND NARRAGANSETT, RHODE ISLAND Inverted Echo Sounder Data Report Ulleung Basin of Japan/East Sea June 1999 to July 2001 128.5°E 129°E 129.5°E 130°E 130

  7. GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

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    Rhode Island, University of

    of highest eddy kinetic energy. The array comprised inverted echo sounders equipped with bottom pressureGRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND NARRAGANSETT, RHODE ISLAND Inverted Echo Sounder Data Report Kuroshio Extension System Study (KESS) April 2004 to July 2006 GSO Technical Report

  8. Graduate School of Oceanography University of Rhode Island

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    Rhode Island, University of

    . Randolph Watts June 2007 #12;#12;Abstract The Inverted Echo Sounder (IES) is an ocean bottom out for IES Models 6.1 and 6.2 at URI/GSO. A separate document, Inverted Echo Sounder User's ManualGraduate School of Oceanography University of Rhode Island Narragansett, Rhode Island Inverted Echo

  9. Oceanography Vol.22, No.2194 Operational Use and Impact of

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    Long, David G.

    of the world's ocean (Figure 1). With only a very limited number of open-ocean buoy and ship reports INtOceanography Vol.22, No.2194 Operational Use and Impact of Satellite Remotely Sensed Ocean Surface to retrieve OSVW over the global ocean (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2006). Prior to launch, NASA's Jet

  10. A Resource Guide for Oceanography and Coastal Processes.

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    Walker, Sharon H., Ed.; Damon-Randall, Kimberly, Ed.; Walters, Howard D., Ed.

    This resource guide was developed for elementary, middle, and high school teachers to teach about oceanography and coastal processes. This guide contains information on the program's history and names and contact information for all Operation Pathfinder participants since 1993. The body is divided into 6 topics. Topic 1 is on Physical Parameters,…

  11. Connecting Middle School, Oceanography, and the Real World.

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    Brown, Susan W.; Hansen, Terri M.

    2000-01-01

    Introduces an activity that features 16 oceanography work stations and integrates other disciplines. Assigns students different oceanic life forms and requires students to work in stations. Explains seven of 16 stations which cover oil spills, the periodic table, ocean floor, currents, and classification of oceanic organisms. (YDS)

  12. Ph.D. scholarship in physical oceanography About the project

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    Wyatt, Lucy

    Ph.D. scholarship in physical oceanography About the project Surface waves play an important role in high-latitude seas such as the Arctic. Financial assistance A scholarship of $19,000 per year is available for 3 years. A scholarship is also available to pay for the increased tuition fees that apply

  13. Oceanography Vol.22, No.4212 ABSTRACT. Delaware Bay oyster (Crassostrea

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    Wilkin, John

    Oceanography Vol.22, No.4212 ABSTRACT. Delaware Bay oyster (Crassostrea virginica) populations and genotypic differences in oysters from putative refugia and high-disease areas, and spatial and temporal variability in the effective size of the spawning populations. Resulting data provide inputs to oyster

  14. Flood magnitude and frequency of Jacks Run at the culvert on U.S. Route 206, Southampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey

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    Barringer, Thomas

    1996-01-01

    Flood magnitude and frequency of Jacks Run at the culvert on U.S. Route 206, Southampton Township, New Jersey, were determined by using the rational method. Flood magnitude and frequency estimates, as well as basin characteristics, are included in this report. The 100-year-flood estimate is 29 cubic feet per second.

  15. Coastal ocean research in sub-Saharan Africa: towards operational oceanography using satellites, in situ measurements and numerical models

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    Shillington, Frank

    Sub-Saharan Africa is greatly influenced by major western boundary currents of the Indian Ocean, Agulhas Current and the Somali Current (for six months of the year), and the major eastern boundary upwelling current systems of the Atlantic Ocean, with their concomitant nu-trient rich upwelling ecosystems which support large fisheries: the Benguela Upwelling System and the Canary Upwelling System. The location of the tip of placecountry-regionSouth Africa is unique in the world oceans, since it is such the only place where a warm western boundary current can interact with a cold upwelling ecosystem. In addition, the Agulhas Current is unique in that it retroflects 80% of its large volume flux back into the placeIndian Ocean. The interocean transport of warm thermocline water from the Indian to the placeAtlantic ocean is of global importance. Satellite observations of temperature, chlorophyll, sea surface height, and wind and waves have elucidated many of these first order processes. Numerical ocean models forced and constrained by satellite measurements are being increasingly used to place operational oceanography on a sound footing. Partnerships with African and northern hemisphere collaborators (e.g. the new Norwegian Nansen-Tutu Centre for Marine Research, PlaceNamePrinceton PlaceTypeUniversity) will enhance operational oceanography around placeAfrica to the benefit of all its inhabitants. All of the above aspects will be discussed, with specific examples of local innovative space borne techniques.

  16. UQ GRADUATE SCHOOL DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR

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    Goodhill, Geoffrey J.

    Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Centre for Water Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology FACULTY CENTRE Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Executive Dean Mechanical and Mining Engineering Information Technology and Electrical Engineering FACULTY CENTRE Advanced

  17. Data management in Oceanography at SOCIB

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    Joaquin, Tintoré; March, David; Lora, Sebastian; Sebastian, Kristian; Frontera, Biel; Gómara, Sonia; Pau Beltran, Joan

    2014-05-01

    SOCIB, the Balearic Islands Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System (http://www.socib.es), is a Marine Research Infrastructure, a multiplatform distributed and integrated system, a facility of facilities that extends from the nearshore to the open sea and provides free, open and quality control data. SOCIB is a facility o facilities and has three major infrastructure components: (1) a distributed multiplatform observing system, (2) a numerical forecasting system, and (3) a data management and visualization system. We present the spatial data infrastructure and applications developed at SOCIB. One of the major goals of the SOCIB Data Centre is to provide users with a system to locate and download the data of interest (near real-time and delayed mode) and to visualize and manage the information. Following SOCIB principles, data need to be (1) discoverable and accessible, (2) freely available, and (3) interoperable and standardized. In consequence, SOCIB Data Centre Facility is implementing a general data management system to guarantee international standards, quality assurance and interoperability. The combination of different sources and types of information requires appropriate methods to ingest, catalogue, display, and distribute this information. SOCIB Data Centre is responsible for directing the different stages of data management, ranging from data acquisition to its distribution and visualization through web applications. The system implemented relies on open source solutions. In other words, the data life cycle relies in the following stages: • Acquisition: The data managed by SOCIB mostly come from its own observation platforms, numerical models or information generated from the activities in the SIAS Division. • Processing: Applications developed at SOCIB to deal with all collected platform data performing data calibration, derivation, quality control and standardization. • Archival: Storage in netCDF and spatial databases. • Distribution: Data web services using Thredds, Geoserver and RESTful own services. • Catalogue: Metadata is provided through the ncISO plugin in Thredds and Geonetwork. • Visualization: web and mobile applications to present SOCIB data to different user profiles. SOCIB data services and applications have been developed to provide response to science and society needs (eg. European initiatives such as Emodnet or Copernicus), by targeting different user profiles (eg. researchers, technicians, policy and decision makers, educators, students, and society in general). For example, SOCIB has developed applications to: 1) allow researchers and technicians to access oceanographic information; 2) provide decision support for oil spills response; 3) disseminate information about the coastal state for tourists and recreational users; 4) present coastal research in educational programs; and 5) offer easy and fast access to marine information through mobile devices. In conclusion, the organizational and conceptual structure of SOCIB's Data Centre and the components developed provide an example of marine information systems within the framework of new ocean observatories and/or marine research infrastructures.

  18. Tenth AMS Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography

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    Ferraro, R.; Colton, M.; Deblonde, G.; Jedlovec, G.; Lee, T.

    2000-01-01

    The American Meteorological Society held its Tenth Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography in conjunction with the 80th Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California. For the second consecutive conference, a format that consisted of primarily posters, complemented by invited theme oriented oral presentations, and panel discussions on various aspects on satellite remote sensing were utilized. Joint sessions were held with the Second Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Eleventh Conference on Middle Atmosphere, and the Eleventh symposium on Global Change Studies. In total, there were 23 oral presentations, 170 poster presentations, and four panel discussions. Over 450 people representing a wide spectrum of the society attended one or more of the sessions in the five-day meeting. The program for the Tenth Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography can viewed in the October 1999 issue of the Bulletin.

  19. Letter exchange documents 50 years of progress in oceanography

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    Leipper, Dale F.; Lewis, John M.

    During World War II the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) became involved in the oceanographic training of officers. This, combined with a rekindling of interest in the Pacific Ocean during and after the war, catapulted SIO in the late 1940s to a position of prominence in oceanographic education. The leader of the institution, both administratively and academically, was Harald Sverdrup (Figure 1). When he became director in 1936, only five graduate students were enrolled.

  20. Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

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    Bristol, University of

    Vesalius Clinical Training Centre Vesalius Clinical Training Centre #12;Vesalius Clinical Training-surgical clinical training in a safe environment through our expertise, care and facilities as a world leader Continuing Professional Development and postgraduate training. ·To develop partnerships with other external

  1. CENTRE FOR NANO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTRE

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    Pal, Debnath

    CENTRE FOR NANO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTRE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE-system for the Advanced transmission electron microscope facility (TEM- TITAN, Themis 60-300kV) at Centre for Nano Science proof sliding doors #12;CENTRE FOR NANO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS RESEARCH CENTRE INDIAN

  2. Biological oceanography of the red oceanic system

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    Theil, Hjalmar; Weikert, Horst

    1. In 1977, 1979 and 1980-81, investigations were carried out which aimed at evaluating the potential risks from mining metalliferous muds precipating in the Atlantis II Deep of the central Red Sea. This environmental research was initiated by the Saudi Sudanese Red Sea Joint Commission in order to avoid any danger for the Red Sea ecosystem. The broad environmental research programme coherent studies in physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography as well as toxicological investigations in the oceanic and in reef zones. We summarise the results from our biological fiels studies in the open sea. 2. The biological investigations were concentrated on the area of the Atlantis II Deep. Benthos was sampled between 700-2000m. For comparison a few samples were also taken further north in the central Red Sea, and to east and west along the flanking deep terraces (500-1000m). Plankton studies covered the total water column above the Deep, and were extended along the axial through to north and south. 3. Benthos sampling was carried out using a heavy closing trawl, a large box grab (box size 50 × 50 cm), Van Veen grabs and traps; photographic surveys were made a phototrap and a photosled. Community respiration was measured with a ship-board method using grab subsamples. Nutrient concentrations, seston and phytoplankton standing stocks as well as in situ primary production were determined from hydrocast samples. Data on zooplankton and micronekton composition and standing stock were obtained from samples collected using different multiple opening-and-closing nets equipped with 100 ?m, 300 ?m, and 1000 ?m mesh sizes. Daily and ontogenetical vertical migration patterns were studied by comparisons of data from midday and midnight tows. 4. Throughout the whole area the sediment is a pteropod ooze containing low contentrations of organic matter; measured organic carbon and nitrogen contents were 0.5 and 0.05% respectively, and chloroplastic pigment equivalents (chlorophyll and degradation products) were mostly at the lower limit of determination with up to 1.2 ng·cm -. Similarly the faunal components were rare. Meiofauna occured at abundances of up to 600 specimens·10 cm -2 (<0.3mg ash free dry weight · 10 cm -2), and macrofauna with up to 960 specimens · m -2. Photosled surveys showed low densities of megafauna of up to 20 specimens ·100m -2 (Thiel, 1979, 1981). The number of species is low compared with other regions, but some species seem to penetrate into greater depths in the Red Sea than in the Indian Ocean, possibly because of the high temperature of the Red Sea deep water. It reveals an interesting adaptation by these species to life in this low energy ecosystem (Thiel, 1979, 1980, in press; Klausewitz and Thiel, 1982). 5. Phytoplankton production was low in the euphotic zone overlying the Atlantis II Deep area and did not exceed 100 mg C · m -2 d -2 most of the year. Similarly, the levels of the standing stocks of seston, phytoplankton and zooplankton were typical of oligotrophic conditions. For all three categories, the average standing stocks were lowest in autum, but the maxima for each occured in different seasons. The seston stock was greatest in spring (March) amounting to 90 g dry weight · m -2 in the upper 75m higher by a factor of 2 than in autum. The phytoplankton stock was greatest in spring, and at the biggining of summer (June) when it reached about 17 mg chl a · m -2 in the euphotic zone, about 1.6 times the minimum autumn level. The zooplankton stock was greatest in winter (February) when it attained 15 g wet weight · m -2 or 51,000 individuals · m -2 in the total 1850m water colunm, values which were a factor of 3 and 1.6 higher respectively than in autum (Weikert, 1980a, 1981). The zooplankton stock which is poor in species exhibits a conspicuous planktocline below 100m, which roughly corresponds to the bottom of the euphotic zone. In winter, the planktocline shifts some tens of metres towards the sea surface. A secondary zooplankton maximum which overlaps with the deep scattering

  3. UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre

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    UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre The UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre (DCRC) investigates the microvascular complications of diabetes. Our work focuses on identifying novel drivers innovative therapeutic paradigms and biomarkers. Diabetes Complications Research Centre The DCRC comprises

  4. Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 60, pp. 1023 to 1033, 2004 Japan Sea,

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    Rhode Island, University of

    /Tsushima Strait (KTS), with the Pacific Ocean to the east by the Tsugaru Strait, and with the Sea of Okhotsk1023 Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 60, pp. 1023 to 1033, 2004 Keywords: Japan Sea, Ulleung Basin sea oceanography. * Corresponding author. E-mail: teague@nrlssc.navy.mil § The Editor-in-Chief does

  5. History of Oceanography in the Offshore Waters of the Gulf of Maine

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    6 History of Oceanography in the Offshore Waters of the Gulf of Maine by John B. Colton, Jr. McKeman, Dnpcio, History of Oceanography in the Offshore Waters of the Gulf of Maine by JOHN B of the Gulf of Maine By JOHN B . COLTON, Jr ., Fishery Biologist (Research) Bureau of Commercial Fisheries

  6. Curriculum Outline for a General Oceanography Field Laboratory (Review Cycle-Annual).

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    Schlenker, Richard M.

    A curriculum guide, in outline form, for oceanography field laboratories is presented. Designed to complement and expand upon an oceanography lecture course, it provides a list of objectives related to student experiences in three areas: (1) operating oceanographic equipment; (2) gathering, manipulating, and evaluating data; and (3) writing formal…

  7. The status of two-dimensional testing at high transonic speeds in the University of Southampton transonic self-streamlining wind tunnel

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    Lewis, M. C.

    1985-01-01

    This report briefly outlines the progress made during the last 2 years in extending the operational range of the Transonic Self-Streamlining Wind Tunnel (at the University of Southampton) into high subsonic speeds. Analytical preparation completed in order to achieve such an extension is outlined and a summary of the preliminary model validation tests is presented. Future work necessary to allow further validation and development is discussed.

  8. Private Collection of Geochemistry and Oceanography Articles Available

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    Manheim, Frank T.

    2014-05-01

    It's time! I'm disposing of a 37-year career's worth of books and other scientific materials in geochemistry and oceanography. Ordinarily, reprints of articles have little value. However, in the course of my research, I assembled what may be the world's most comprehensive private collection of articles on marine ferromanganese deposits up to the late 1980s. It includes foreign language materials, especially Russian language articles. Soviet researchers played an active role in this field (I cooperated with them and was a guest of the Soviet Academy).

  9. Effective, Active Learning Strategies for the Oceanography Classroom

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    Dmochowski, J. E.; Marinov, I.

    2014-12-01

    A decline in enrollment in STEM fields at the university level has prompted extensive research on alternative ways of teaching and learning science. Inquiry-based learning as well as the related "flipped" or "active" lectures, and similar teaching methods and philosophies have been proposed as more effective ways to disseminate knowledge in science classes than the traditional lecture. We will provide a synopsis of our experiences in implementing some of these practices into our Introductory Oceanography, Global Climate Change, and Ocean Atmosphere Dynamics undergraduate courses at the University of Pennsylvania, with both smaller and larger enrollments. By implementing tools such as at-home modules; computer labs; incorporation of current research; pre- and post-lecture quizzes; reflective, qualitative writing assignments; peer review; and a variety of in-class learning strategies, we aim to increase the science literacy of the student population and help students gain a more comprehensive knowledge of the topic, enhance their critical thinking skills, and correct misconceptions. While implementing these teaching techniques with college students is not without complications, we argue that a blended class that flexibly and creatively accounts for class size and science level improves the learning experience and the acquired knowledge. We will present examples of student assignments and activities as well as describe the lessons we have learned, and propose ideas for moving forward to best utilize innovative teaching tools in order to increase science literacy in oceanography and other climate-related courses.

  10. Discovering a Discovery Centre

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    McCullagh, John; Stewart, James; Greenwood, Julian

    2007-01-01

    There has recently been a growth in the popularity of "science centres" and this development provides an excellent opportunity to support the primary science curriculum. Their use is therefore well worth including within initial teacher education courses. Hence, undergraduate student teachers at Stranmillis University College Belfast may now…

  11. UCD CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTRE

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    , multi-site, patient-focused resource supporting clinical and translational research. It operates under clinical and translational research. The centre is also responsible for delivering high quality education supports across the region, to deliver the benefits of participation in clinical and translation research

  12. Maple Leaf Outdoor Centre.

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    Maguire, Molly; Gunton, Ric

    2000-01-01

    Maple Leaf Outdoor Centre (Ontario) has added year-round outdoor education facilities and programs to help support its summer camp for disadvantaged children. Schools, youth centers, religious groups, and athletic teams conduct their own programs, collaborate with staff, or use staff-developed programs emphasizing adventure education and personal…

  13. The GSO Data Centre

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    Paletou, F.; Glorian, J.-M.; Génot, V.; Rouillard, A.; Petit, P.; Palacios, A.; Caux, E.; Wakelam, V.

    2015-12-01

    Hereafter we describe the activities of the Grand Sud-Ouest Data Centre operated for INSU (CNRS) by the OMP--IRAP and the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, in a collaboration with the OASU--LAB in Bordeaux and OREME--LUPM in Montpellier.

  14. (Evoque Club) (Fishergate Centre)

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    Crowther, Paul

    (Evoque Club) P&R STOP (Fishergate Centre) iQ UCLan Sports Arena - by bus Westleigh - by bus STF SB UCLan Building KM Kirkham Building ME Media Factory MO Moss Building Pn Pendle Hall Rr Roeburn Hall 5 Computing & Technology Car Park 11 Hanover Car Park 15 Moss Car Park 16 Roeburn I Car Park (Pedder Street) 17 Roeburn II

  15. Budapest Training Technology Centre.

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    Budapest Training Technology Centre (Hungary).

    The Budapest Training Technology Centre (BTTC) grew out of a 1990 agreement calling for Great Britain to help Hungary develop and implement open and flexible training methods and technology-based training to support the labor force development and vocational training needs resulting from Hungary's transition to a market economy. The BTTC would be…

  16. UK Centre for Cardiovascular

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    Haase, Markus

    of cardiovascular disease and diabetes to improve human life It is an important team effort between the UniversityT AGAINST hEART DISEASE 7 #12;CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND DIAbETES IS A GLObAL ChALLENGE Diabetes-centre imaging trials. Our work showing the superiority of MRI for diagnosing cardiovascular disease has

  17. Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre Low Carbon Powertrain Development S. Akehurst, EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow A vehicles powertrain is a complex combination of interacting sub-systems which include to "develop an integrated approach to powertrain design for low fuel consumption performance through

  18. Developments in Airborne Oceanography and Air-Sea Interaction

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    Melville, W. K.

    2014-12-01

    One of the earliest ocean-related flights was that of Amundsen to be first across the North Pole and Arctic from Svalbard to Alaska in the airship Norge in 1926. Twenty five years later Cox & Munk flew a B-17G "Flying Fortress" bomber over Hawaiian waters measuring sea surface slope statistics from photographs of sun glitter and wind speed from a yacht. The value of Cox & Munk's "airborne oceanography" became apparent another twenty five years later with the short-lived Seasat microwave remote-sensing mission, since interpretation of the Seasat data in geophysical variables required scattering theories that relied on their data. The universal acceptance of remote sensing in oceanography began in 1992 with the launch of, and successful analysis of sea surface height data from, the Topex/Poseidon radar altimeter. With that and the development of more realistic coupled atmosphere-ocean models it became apparent that our understanding of weather and climate variability in both the atmosphere and the ocean depends crucially on our ability to measure processes in boundary layers spanning the interface. Ten years ago UNOLS formed the Scientific Committee for Oceanographic Aircraft Research (SCOAR) "...to improve access to research aircraft facilities for ocean sciences"; an attempt to make access to aircraft as easy as access to research vessels. SCOAR emphasized then that "Aircraft are ideal for both fast-response investigations and routine, long-term measurements, and they naturally combine atmospheric measurements with oceanographic measurements on similar temporal and spatial scales." Since then developments in GPS positioning and miniaturization have made scientific measurements possible from smaller and smaller platforms, including the transition from manned to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Furthermore, ship-launched and recovered UAVs have demonstrated how they can enhance the capabilities and reach of the research vessels, "projecting" research and science, just as aircraft carriers "project force". Now we can measure winds, waves, temperatures, currents, radiative transfer, images and air-sea fluxes from aircraft over the ocean.I will review some of the history of airborne oceanography and present examples of how it can extend our knowledge and understanding of air-sea interaction.

  19. Maternal antenatal vitamin D status and offspring muscle development: findings from the Southampton Women’s Survey

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    Harvey, Nicholas C.; Moon, Rebecca J.; Sayer, Avan Aihie; Ntani, Georgia; Davies, Justin H.; Javaid, M Kassim; Robinson, Sian M.; Godfrey, Keith M.; Inskip, Hazel M.; Cooper, Cyrus

    2013-01-01

    Context Maternal 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D] status in pregnancy has been associated with offspring bone development and adiposity. Vitamin D has also been implicated in postnatal muscle function but little is known about a role for antenatal 25(OH)D exposure in programming muscle development. Objective We investigated the associations between maternal plasma 25(OH)D status at 34 weeks gestation and offspring lean mass and muscle strength at 4 years of age. Design and setting A prospective UK population-based mother-offspring cohort: the Southampton Women’s Survey (SWS). Participants 12583 non-pregnant women were initially recruited into SWS, of which 3159 had singleton pregnancies. 678 mother-child pairs were included in this analysis. Main Outcomes Measured At 4 years of age, offspring assessments included hand grip strength (Jamar Dynamometer) and whole body DXA (Hologic Discovery) yielding lean mass and %lean mass. Physical activity was assessed by 7-day accelerometry (Actiheart) in a subset of children (n=326). Results Maternal serum 25(OH)D concentration in pregnancy was positively associated with offspring height-adjusted hand grip strength (?=0.10 SD/SD, p=0.013), which persisted after adjustment for maternal confounding factors, duration of breastfeeding and child’s physical activity at 4 years (?=0.13 SD/SD, p=0.014). Maternal 25(OH)D was also positively associated with offspring %lean mass (?=0.11 SD/SD, p=0.006), but not total lean mass (?=0.06, p=0.15). This however did not persist after adjustment for confounding factors (?=0.09 SD/SD, p=0.11). Conclusions This observational study suggests that intrauterine exposure to 25(OH)D during late pregnancy might influence offspring muscle development through an effect primarily on muscle strength rather than muscle mass. PMID:24178796

  20. Associations between grip strength of parents and their 4 year old children: findings from the Southampton Women’s Survey

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    Inskip, Hazel; Macdonald-Wallis, Corrie; Kapasi, Tasneem; Robinson, Siân; Godfrey, Keith; Cooper, Cyrus; Harvey, Nicholas; Sayer, Avan Aihie

    2013-01-01

    Summary Relationships between birthweight and grip strength throughout the lifecourse suggest that early influences on the growth and development of muscle are important for long-term muscle function. However, little is known about parental influences on children’s grip strength. We have explored this in the Southampton Women’s Survey, a prospective general population cohort study from before conception through childhood. Grip strength was measured using a Jamar handgrip dynamometer in the mother at 19 weeks’ gestation and her partner, and in the child at age four years. Pre-pregnancy heights and weights were measured in the mothers; reported weights and measured heights were available for the fathers. Complete data on parents and children were available for 444 trios. In univariate analyses, both parents’ grip strengths were significantly associated with that of the child (r=0.17, p<0.001 for mothers, r=0.15, p=0.002 for fathers). These correlations were similar to that between the grip strength of the mothers and the father (r=0.17, P<0.001). In the multivariate model, after adjustment for child’s height and physical activity, the correlations with the child’s grip strength were attenuated, being 0.10 (P=0.02) and 0.11 (P=0.01) for mothers’ and fathers’ grip strength respectively. The findings show that grip strength of both parents is associated with that of their child, indicating that heritable influences and the shared family environment influence the development of muscle strength. This contributes to our understanding of the role of heritable and environmental factors on early muscle growth and development, which are important for muscle function across the lifecourse. PMID:22150705

  1. Fetal and infant growth predict hip geometry at six years old: Findings from the Southampton Women’s Survey

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    Harvey, Nicholas C; Cole, Zoe A; Crozier, Sarah R; Ntani, Georgia; Mahon, Pamela A; Robinson, Sian M; Inskip, Hazel M; Godfrey, Keith M; Dennison, Elaine M; Cooper, Cyrus

    2013-01-01

    Background We investigated relationships between early growth and proximal femoral geometry at age six years in a prospective population-based cohort, the Southampton Women’s Survey. Methods In 493 mother-offspring pairs we assessed linear size (individual measure dependent on developmental stage) using high-resolution ultrasound at 11, 19 and 34 weeks gestation (femur length) and at birth, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 years (crown-heel length/height). Standard deviation (SD)-scores were created and conditional regression modelling generated mutually independent growth variables. Children underwent hip DXA (Dual X-ray absorptiometry) at 6 years (Hologic Discovery, Hologic Inc., MA); hip structure analysis software yielded measures of geometry and strength. Results There were strong associations between early linear growth and femoral neck section modulus (Z) at 6 years, with the strongest relationships observed for femur growth from 19-34 weeks gestation (?=0.26 cm3/SD, p<0.0001), and for height growth from birth to 1 year (?=0.25 cm3/SD, p<0.0001) and 1-2 years (?=0.33 cm3/SD, p<0.0001), with progressively weaker relationships over years 3 (?=0.23 cm3/SD, p=0.0002) and 4 (?=0.10 cm3/SD, p=0.18). Conclusions These results demonstrate that growth before age 3 years predicts proximal femoral geometry at six years old. The data suggest critical periods in which there is capacity for long term influence on the later skeletal growth trajectory. PMID:23857297

  2. Introductory Oceanography Taught as a Laboratory Science--An Experiment That Worked.

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    Anderson, Franz E.

    1979-01-01

    Describes a college level introductory oceanography course that incorporates a hands-on laboratory component. The activities include the determination of density and buoyancy, light transmission in sea water, and wave refraction. (MA)

  3. submitted, J. Physical Oceanography Two-way feedback interaction between the

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    MacMynowski, Douglas G. - MacMynowski, Douglas G.

    ABSTRACT The thermohaline circulation (THC) affects the meridional atmospheric temperature gradient. ------------­ 1. Introduction The thermohaline circulation (THC) in the North At- lantic ocean transportssubmitted, J. Physical Oceanography Two-way feedback interaction between the thermohaline and wind

  4. SPOT4 Management Centre

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    Labrune, Yves; Labbe, X.; Roussel, A.; Vielcanet, P.

    1994-01-01

    In the context of the CNES SPOT4 program CISI is particularly responsible for the development of the SPOT4 Management Centre, part of the SPOT4 ground control system located at CNES Toulouse (France) designed to provide simultaneous control over two satellites. The main operational activities are timed to synchronize with satellite visibilities (ten usable passes per day). The automatic capability of this system is achieved through agenda services (sequence of operations as defined and planned by operator). Therefore, the SPOT4 Management Centre offers limited, efficient and secure human interventions for supervision and decision making. This paper emphasizes the main system characteristics as degree of automation, level of dependability and system parameterization.

  5. The role of ocean climate data in operational Naval oceanography

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    Chesbrough, Radm G.

    1992-01-01

    Local application of global-scale models describes the U.S. Navy's basic philosophy for operational oceanography in support of fleet operations. Real-time data, climatologies, coupled air/ocean models, and large scale computers are the essential components of the Navy's system for providing the war fighters with the performance predictions and tactical decision aids they need to operate safely and efficiently. In peacetime, these oceanographic predictions are important for safety of navigation and flight. The paucity and uneven distribution of real-time data mean we have to fall back on climatology to provide the basic data to operate our models. The Navy is both a producer and user of climatologies; it provides observations to the national archives and in turn employs data from these archives to establish data bases. Suggestions for future improvements to ocean climate data are offered.

  6. Problems inherent in using aircraft for radio oceanography studies

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    Walsh, E. J.

    1977-01-01

    Some of the disadvantages relating to altitude stability and proximity to the ocean are described for radio oceanography studies using aircraft. The random oscillatory motion introduced by the autopilot in maintaining aircraft altitude requires a more sophisticated range tracker for a radar altimeter than would be required in a satellite application. One-dimensional simulations of the sea surface (long-crested waves) are performed using both the JONSWAP spectrum and the Pierson-Moskowitz spectrum. The results of the simulation indicate that care must be taken in trying to experimentally verify instrument measurement accuracy. Because of the relatively few wavelengths examined from an aircraft due to proximity to the ocean and low velocity compared to a satellite, the random variation in the sea surface parameters being measured can far exceed an instrument's ability to measure them.

  7. [Oceanography and King Dom Carlos I's collection of iconography].

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    Jardim, Maria Estela; Peres, Isabel Marília; Ré, Pedro Barcia; Costa, Fernanda Madalena

    2014-01-01

    After the Challenger expedition (1872-1878), other nations started to show interest in oceanographic research and organizing their own expeditions. As of 1885, Prince Albert I of Monaco conducted oceanographic campaigns with the collaboration of some of the best marine biologists and physical oceanographers of the day, inventing new techniques and instruments for the oceanographic work. Prince Albert's scientific activity certainly helped kindle the interest of his friend, Dom Carlos I, king of Portugal, in the study of the oceans and marine life. Both shared the need to use photography to document their studies. This article analyzes the role of scientific photography in oceanography, especially in the expeditions organized by the Portuguese monarch. PMID:25338032

  8. The Abdus Salam International Centre

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    Marini, Andrea

    The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics www.ictp.it SISSA' li DEMOCRITOS. The activity will be held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste

  9. IEOOS: the Spanish Institute of Oceanography Observing System

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    Tel, E.; Balbin, R.; Cabanas, J. M.; Garcia, M. J.; Garcia-Martinez, M. C.; Gonzalez-Pola, C.; Lavin, A.; Lopez-Jurado, J. L.; Rodriguez, C.; Ruiz-Villarreal, M.; Sanchez-Leal, R. F.; Vargas-Yanez, M.; Velez-Belchi, P.

    2015-10-01

    Since its foundation, 100 years ago, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) has been observing and measuring the ocean characteristics. Here is a summary of the initiatives of the IEO in the field of the operational oceanography (OO). Some systems like the tide gauges network has been working for more than 70 years. The IEO standard sections began at different moments depending on the local projects, and nowadays there are more than 180 coastal stations and deep-sea ones that are systematically sampled, obtaining physical and biochemical measurements. At this moment, the IEO Observing System (IEOOS) includes 6 permanent moorings equipped with currentmeters, an open-sea ocean-meteorological buoy offshore Santander and an SST satellital image reception station. It also supports the Spanish contribution to the ARGO international program with 47 deployed profilers, and continuous monitoring thermosalinometers, meteorological stations and ADCP onboard the IEO research vessels. The system is completed with the IEO contribution to the RAIA and Gibraltar observatories, and the development of regional prediction models. All these systematic measurements allow the IEO to give responses to ocean research activities, official agencies requirements and industrial and main society demands as navigation, resource management, risks management, recreation, etc, as well as for management development pollution-related economic activities or marine ecosystems. All these networks are linked to international initiatives, framed largely in supranational programs Earth observation sponsored by the United Nations or the European Union. The synchronic observation system permits following spatio-temporal description of some events, as new deep water formation in the Mediterranean Sea and the injection of heat to intermediate waters in the Bay of Biscay after some colder northern storms in winter 2005.

  10. 2013HIGHLIGHTS MRC CENTRE FOR

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    2013HIGHLIGHTS MRC CENTRE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE www.crm.ed.ac.uk Improved iPS cell technology. Introduction It has been a highly successful year for the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. As well into effective regenerative medicines. Prof Charles ffrench-Constant Director MRC Centre for Regenerative

  11. Centrosomes as signalling centres.

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    Arquint, Christian; Gabryjonczyk, Anna-Maria; Nigg, Erich A

    2014-09-01

    Centrosomes-as well as the related spindle pole bodies (SPBs) of yeast-have been extensively studied from the perspective of their microtubule-organizing roles. Moreover, the biogenesis and duplication of these organelles have been the subject of much attention, and the importance of centrosomes and the centriole-ciliary apparatus for human disease is well recognized. Much less developed is our understanding of another facet of centrosomes and SPBs, namely their possible role as signalling centres. Yet, many signalling components, including kinases and phosphatases, have been associated with centrosomes and spindle poles, giving rise to the hypothesis that these organelles might serve as hubs for the integration and coordination of signalling pathways. In this review, we discuss a number of selected studies that bear on this notion. We cover different processes (cell cycle control, development, DNA damage response) and organisms (yeast, invertebrates and vertebrates), but have made no attempt to be comprehensive. This field is still young and although the concept of centrosomes and SPBs as signalling centres is attractive, it remains primarily a concept-in need of further scrutiny. We hope that this review will stimulate thought and experimentation. PMID:25047618

  12. Centrosomes as signalling centres

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    Arquint, Christian; Gabryjonczyk, Anna-Maria; Nigg, Erich A.

    2014-01-01

    Centrosomes—as well as the related spindle pole bodies (SPBs) of yeast—have been extensively studied from the perspective of their microtubule-organizing roles. Moreover, the biogenesis and duplication of these organelles have been the subject of much attention, and the importance of centrosomes and the centriole–ciliary apparatus for human disease is well recognized. Much less developed is our understanding of another facet of centrosomes and SPBs, namely their possible role as signalling centres. Yet, many signalling components, including kinases and phosphatases, have been associated with centrosomes and spindle poles, giving rise to the hypothesis that these organelles might serve as hubs for the integration and coordination of signalling pathways. In this review, we discuss a number of selected studies that bear on this notion. We cover different processes (cell cycle control, development, DNA damage response) and organisms (yeast, invertebrates and vertebrates), but have made no attempt to be comprehensive. This field is still young and although the concept of centrosomes and SPBs as signalling centres is attractive, it remains primarily a concept—in need of further scrutiny. We hope that this review will stimulate thought and experimentation. PMID:25047618

  13. Creating Education and Outreach Opportunities in Microbial Oceanography through Partnerships between Scientists and Educators

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    Achilles, K.; Weersing, K.; Walker, G.; Bruno, B. C.

    2008-05-01

    C-MORE is an NSF-funded Science and Technology Center. Headquartered at the Univ of Hawaii at Manoa, C- MORE has five partner institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Oregon State Univ, Univ of California at Santa Cruz and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Research and education activities occur at all six institutions. C-MORE's goals include educating and training a diverse population of teachers and students in microbial oceanography, providing professional development and training opportunities for scientists and educators, and improving public awareness of microbial oceanography. To date, C-MORE has focused on K-12 teacher-training, which include shipboard experiences, professional development workshops and mini-grants to incorporate microbial oceanography into K-12 curriculum. C-MORE's education and outreach activities are joint efforts between scientists and educators. Scientists have the microbial oceanography content knowledge and research skills, while educators can translate this information into everyday language and develop curriculum aligned with state and national standards. Some examples of upcoming events are given below. During Spring 2008, C-MORE will offer a six-week teacher workshop in microbial oceanography in Hawaii for local teachers. Emphasis is on research methods and laboratory skills. In mid-June, a two-day education cruise will engage teachers in scientific research in microbial oceanography. Working closely with microbial oceanographers, teachers will participate in sampling and analysis. In July, C-MORE will co-sponsor a nationwide teacher workshop on microbial oceanography in Oregon with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), as part of the Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH) workshop series (www.mbari.org/earth). For more info: kate.achilles@soest.hawaii.edu or barb@hawaii.edu

  14. Real-Time Access to Altimetry and Operational Oceanography Products via OPeNDAP/LAS Technologies : the Example of Aviso, Mercator and Mersea Projects

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    Baudel, S.; Blanc, F.; Jolibois, T.; Rosmorduc, V.

    2004-12-01

    The Products and Services (P&S) department in the Space Oceanography Division at CLS is in charge of diffusing and promoting altimetry and operational oceanography data. P&S is so involved in Aviso satellite altimetry project, in Mercator ocean operational forecasting system, and in the European Godae /Mersea ocean portal. Aiming to a standardisation and a common vision and management of all these ocean data, these projects led to the implementation of several OPeNDAP/LAS Internet servers. OPeNDAP allows the user to extract via a client software (like IDL, Matlab or Ferret) the data he is interested in and only this data, avoiding him to download full information files. OPeNDAP allows to extract a geographic area, a period time, an oceanic variable, and an output format. LAS is an OPeNDAP data access web server whose special feature consists in the facility for unify in a single vision the access to multiple types of data from distributed data sources. The LAS can make requests to different remote OPeNDAP servers. This enables to make comparisons or statistics upon several different data types. Aviso is the CNES/CLS service which distributes altimetry products since 1993. The Aviso LAS distributes several Ssalto/Duacs altimetry products such as delayed and near-real time mean sea level anomaly, absolute dynamic topography, absolute geostrophic velocities, gridded significant wave height and gridded wind speed modulus. Mercator-Ocean is a French operational oceanography centre which distributes its products by several means among them LAS/OPeNDAP servers as part of Mercator Mersea-strand1 contribution. 3D ocean description (temperature, salinity, current and other oceanic variables) of the North Atlantic and Mediterranean are real-time available and weekly updated. LAS special feature consisting in the possibility of making requests to several remote data centres with same OPeNDAP configurations particularly fitted to Mersea strand-1 problematics. This European project (June 2003 to June 2004) sponsored by the European Commission was the first experience of an integrated operational oceanography project. The objective was the assessment of several existing operational in situ and satellite monitoring and numerical forecasting systems for the future elaboration (Mersea Integrated Project, 2004-2008) of an integrated system able to deliver, operationally, information products (physical, chemical, biological) towards end-users in several domains related to environment, security and safety. Five forecasting ocean models with data assimilation coming from operational in situ or satellite data centres, have been intercompared. The main difficulty of this LAS implementation has lied in the ocean model metrics definition and a common file format adoption which forced the model teams to produce the same datasets in the same formats (NetCDF, COARDS/CF convention). Notice that this was a pioneer approach and that it has been adopted by Godae standards (see F. Blanc's paper in this session). Going on these web technologies implementation and entering a more user-oriented issue, perspectives deal with the implementation of a Map Server, a GIS opensource server which will communicate with the OPeNDAP server. The Map server will be able to manipulate simultaneously raster and vector multidisciplinary remote data. The aim is to construct a full complete web oceanic data distribution service. The projects in which we are involved allow us to progress towards that.

  15. The ESA SMOS+SOS Project: Oceanography using SMOS for innovative air-sea exchange studies

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    Banks, Chris; Gommenginger, Christine; Boutin, Jacqueline; Reul, Nicolas; Martin, Matthew; Ash, Ellis; Reverdin, Gilles; Donlon, Craig

    2013-04-01

    We report on the work plan of the SMOS+Surface Ocean Salinity and Synergy (SMOS+SOS) project. SMOS+SOS is funded through the Support to Science Element (STSE) component of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Earth Observation Envelope Programme. The SMOS+SOS consortium consists of four organisations namely the National Oceanography Centre (UK), the LOCEAN/IFREMER/CATDS research team (France), the Met Office (UK) and Satellite Oceanographic Consultants Ltd (UK). The end of the SMOS+SOS project will be marked by a final open workshop most likely hosted by the UK Met Office in September/October 2014. The project is concerned with demonstrating the performance and scientific value of SMOS Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) products through a number of well-defined case studies. The case studies include: Amazon/Orinoco plumes (freshwater outflow); Agulhas and Gulf Stream (strong water mass boundary); Tropical Pacific/Atlantic (strong precipitation regime); sub-tropical North Atlantic (ie SPURS; strong evaporative regime); and Equatorial Pacific (equatorial upwelling). With SMOS measuring the SSS in the top cm of the ocean, validating SMOS against in situ salinity data taken typically at a few meters depth introduces assumptions about the vertical structure of salinity in the upper ocean. To address these issues, the project will examine and quantify discrepancies between SMOS and in situ surface salinity data at various depths in different regions characterised by strong precipitation or evaporation regimes. Equally, data editing and spatio-temporal averaging play a central role in determining the quality, errors and correlations in SMOS SSS data. The project will explore various processing and spatio-temporal averaging choices to define the SMOS SSS products that best address the needs of the oceanographic and data assimilation user community. One key aspect of this project is to determine how one can achieve useful accuracy/uncertainty in SSS without jeopardising SMOS's ability to capture rapidly-varying or small scale features such as rain cells or the mesoscale variability associated with river plumes and major western boundary currents. Finally, the study explores the ability of SMOS SSS to provide insights into new oceanographic processes when used in synergy with other data. Hence, synergy with Aquarius will be used to seek evidence of the possible impact of diurnal warming on the SMOS SSS data, and to explore differences in the salinity signatures of Tropical Instability Waves observed in the Pacific with SMOS and Aquarius.

  16. From Scientist to Educator: Oceanography in the Formal and Informal Classroom

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Richardson, A. H.; Jasnow, M.; Srinivasan, M. S.; Rosmorduc, V.; Blanc, F.

    2002-12-01

    The TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 ocean altimeter missions offer the educator in the middle school or informal education venue a unique opportunity for reinforcing ocean science studies. Two new educational posters from the United States' NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory and France's Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales provide teachers and students a tool to examine topics such as the dynamics of ocean circulation, ocean research, and the oceans role in climate. "Voyage on the High Seas; A Jason-1 Oceanic Adventure" is a poster/board game that offers learning opportunities through a non-textbook activity designed to stimulate interest in ocean science in a fun and instructive environment. The object of the game is to be the first to sail your research vessel from the Mediterranean Sea to Seattle, Washington while gaining Discovery Points. The starting point in the Mediterranean is where the mythological adventurers Jason and the Argonauts set out on their epic voyage to find the golden fleece. Discovery and Quiz Cards are used to challenge players to gain knowledge and points by correctly answering questions using clues from the board. Teachers can directly photocopy additional activities from the reverse side of the board game for use in a middle school Earth science curriculum. The game is also a stand-alone poster that is an engaging world map depicting the world's oceans and continents, major ocean currents, and other important geographic features. A second poster has been developed as a joint JPL/CNES effort. "Oceans' Music: Climate's Dance" highlights the ocean/climate link and provides educational activities that can be used directly in the classroom. The eye-catching poster is appropriate for display in both the formal and informal education setting. In both venues it should stimulate conversation about the ocean and provide a point of entry into inquiry-based learning about the connections between ocean circulation and global climate. It also seeks to emphasize the role of the ocean in sustaining life on Earth. Activities on the back of the poster can be used as supplemental material in a middle school Earth science curriculum, and are suitable for individual instruction and for classroom or group exercises. This poster will be published in both English and French. Educational research indicates that an inquiry-based method of student engagement is an appropriate and effective teaching tool. These posters offer a fun and instructive environment to promote student interest in Earth Science in general and particularly in oceanography.

  17. Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

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    Haase, Markus

    Policy, Geography, Politics and International Studies and the Leeds Social Science Institute. The Centre Lecture by Adam Crawford 38 The Future of Policing by Peter Neyroud 42 We'll Have no Trouble Here criminological centres of its genre with an established international profile and a range of international

  18. Enhancing Oceanography Classrooms with "Captive and Cultured" Ocean Experiences

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Macko, S. A.; Tuite, M.; O'Connell, M.

    2012-04-01

    Students in oceanography classes often request more direct exposure to actual ocean situations or field trips. During regular session (13 week) or shorter term (4 week) summer classes such long trips are logistically difficult owing to large numbers of students involved or timing. This new approach to such a course supplement addresses the requests by utilizing local resources and short field trips for a limited number of students (20) to locations in which Ocean experiences are available, and are often supported through education and outreach components. The vision of the class was a mixture of classroom time, readings, along with paper and actual laboratories. In addition short day-long trips to locations where the ocean was "captured" were also used to supplement the experience as well as speakers involved with aquaculture ("cultivated") . Central Virginia is a fortunate location for such a class, with close access for "day travel" to the Chesapeake Bay and numerous field stations, museums with ocean-based exhibits (the Smithsonian and National Zoo) that address both extant and extinct Earth history, as well as national/state aquaria in Baltimore, Washington and Virginia Beach. Furthermore, visits to local seafood markets at local grocery stores, or larger city markets) enhance the exposure to productivity in the ocean, and viability of the fisheries sustainability. The course could then address not only the particulars of the marine science, but also aspects of ethics, including keeping animals in captivity or overfishing of particular species and the special difficulties that arise from captive or culturing ocean populations. In addition, the class was encouraged to post web-based journals of experiences in order to share opinions of observations in each of the settings.

  19. CMCC Data Distribution Centre

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Aloisio, Giovanni; Fiore, Sandro; Negro, A.

    2010-05-01

    The CMCC Data Distribution Centre (DDC) is the primary entry point (web gateway) to the CMCC. It is a Data Grid Portal providing a ubiquitous and pervasive way to ease data publishing, climate metadata search, datasets discovery, metadata annotation, data access, data aggregation, sub-setting, etc. The grid portal security model includes the use of HTTPS protocol for secure communication with the client (based on X509v3 certificates that must be loaded into the browser) and secure cookies to establish and maintain user sessions. The CMCC DDC is now in a pre-production phase and it is currently used only by internal users (CMCC researchers and climate scientists). The most important component already available in the CMCC DDC is the Search Engine which allows users to perform, through web interfaces, distributed search and discovery activities by introducing one or more of the following search criteria: horizontal extent (which can be specified by interacting with a geographic map), vertical extent, temporal extent, keywords, topics, creation date, etc. By means of this page the user submits the first step of the query process on the metadata DB, then, she can choose one or more datasets retrieving and displaying the complete XML metadata description (from the browser). This way, the second step of the query process is carried out by accessing to a specific XML document of the metadata DB. Finally, through the web interface, the user can access to and download (partially or totally) the data stored on the storage device accessing to OPeNDAP servers and to other available grid storage interfaces. Requests concerning datasets stored in deep storage will be served asynchronously.

  20. RTEMS CENTRE - Support and Maintenance CENTRE to RTEMS Operating System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Mota, M.; Freitas, D.; Zulianello, M.

    2007-08-01

    Real Time Operating System for Multiprocessor Systems (RTEMS) CENTRE is a project under the ESA-Portugal Task Force aiming to develop a support and maintenance centre to RTEMS operating system. The project can be summarized in two main streams, first one related to design, development, maintenance and integration of tools to augment and sustain RTEMS operating system and second stream linked to the creation of technical competences with a support site to RTEMS operating system in Europe. RTEMS CENTRE intends to minimize the cost of the incorporation/integration of airborne and space applications in this Real Time Operating System. The centre started officially in the 15th of November 2006 and is currently in the study definition and system engineering phase.

  1. Oceanography Vol.19, No. 3, Sept. 200632 JAPAN/EAST SEA

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    Talley, Lynne D.

    in the Okhotsk Sea (Talley, 1991; Shcherbina et al., 2003) and the tiny amount of new bottom water encounteredOceanography Vol.19, No. 3, Sept. 200632 JAPAN/EAST SEA WATER MASSES AND THEIR RELATION TO THE SEA'S CIRCULATION The Japan/East Sea is a major anomaly in the ventilation and overturn picture of the Pacific Ocean

  2. OCEANOGRAPHY Stratigraphic Distribution of Amino Acids in Peats from Cedar Creek

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    Thomas, David D.

    LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY April 1959 VOLUME IV NUMBER 2 Stratigraphic Distribution of Amino Acids. MILLERS University of Minnesota, Minneapolis ABSTRACT The concentration of several alpha-amino acids obtained by acid hydrolysis at various levels in Cedar Creek Bog and Dismal Swamp has been determined

  3. Officer Education and Training in Oceanography for ASW and Other Naval Applications.

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    Waterman, Larry Wayne

    The study into the knowledge and experience required for optimum performance by officers assigned to operational, R & D, and managerial duties in Anti-submarine Warfare concludes that oceanography should receive the major emphasis on an interdisciplinary graduate level program of the contributing disciplines in ASW. In planning education and…

  4. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Category: Geographic Information Systems/Oceanography

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Category: Geographic Information Systems/Oceanography The oceans of earth--71. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology is the engine at the heart of this digital revelation applications, a K­12 lesson plan, and other supplemental material. With a foreword by the National Geographic

  5. Oceanography and ecology of the Aleutian Archipelago: spatial and temporal variation

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    Oceanography and ecology of the Aleutian Archipelago: spatial and temporal variation GEORGE L. HUNT Archipelago. From the Alaska Peninsula to Near Strait, net flow through the passes is northward, with four declines west- ward along the archipelago. The available data dem- onstrate considerable ecosystem

  6. Let's Talk About You and Sharks, American Oceanography Special Educational Newsletter.

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    Kraft, Thomas L.; Miloy, Leatha

    1971-01-01

    This special educational newsletter of the American Society for Oceanography presents information on marine oriented subjects, primarily for reading by junior high and secondary school students. Major articles consider the habits and stinging effects of sharks, jelly fish, and sting rays, and what one should do if stung by these fish while…

  7. NOAA Technical Report NMFS 105 December 1991 Biology, Oceanography, and Fisheries

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    NOAA Technical Report NMFS 105 December 1991 Biology, Oceanography, and Fisheries of the North Technical Report NMFS The major responsibilities of the National Marine Fish- eries Service Technical Report NMFS series was estab- lished in 1983 to replace two subcategories of the Techni- cal

  8. Beyond the Golden Gate; oceanography, geology, biology, and environmental issues in the Gulf of the Farallones

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    Karl, Herman A., (Edited By); Chin, John L.; Ueber, Edward; Stauffer, Peter H.; Hendley, James W., II

    2001-01-01

    In the 1990's, the U.S. Geological Survey sponsored a multidisciplinary, multiagency investigation of the Gulf of the Farallones, which lies offshore of the San Francisco Bay region. This book discussess the results of the endeavor, covering the topics of oceanography and geology, biology and ecological niches, and issues of environmental management.

  9. Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 62, pp. 859 to 871, 2006 Pollock eggs,

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    859 Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 62, pp. 859 to 871, 2006 Keywords: Pollock eggs, pollock larvae Eggs and Larvae in the Southeastern Bering Sea during the Late 1970s KYUNG-MI JUNG 1 , SUKYUNG KANG 2. This paper examines quantitative collections of plank- tonic eggs and larvae of pollock from the southeastern

  10. Skills Conversion Project: Chapter 10, Ocean Engineering and Oceanography. Final Report.

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    National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.

    In order to determine the potential utilization of displaced aerospace and defense technical professionals in oceanography and ocean engineering, a study of ocean-oriented industry in Florida and Southern California was conducted by The National Society of Professional Engineers for the U.S. Department of Labor. After recent consolidation, this…

  11. Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 62, pp. 717 to 729, 2006 North Sea,

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    717 Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 62, pp. 717 to 729, 2006 Keywords: North Sea, phytoplankton/TERRAPUB/Springer Spatial Distribution of Phytoplankton in Spring 2004 along a Transect in the Eastern Part of the North Sea transect, from the Danish coast to the North Sea at 55°30 N, which was sampled every 32 km in order

  12. Orbital control on carbon cycle and oceanography in the mid-Cretaceous greenhouse

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    Gilli, Adrian

    Orbital control on carbon cycle and oceanography in the mid-Cretaceous greenhouse Martino Giorgioni orbital forcing and carbon cycling existed also under mid-Cretaceous greenhouse conditions. Based on comparisons with Cenozoic eccentricity-carbon cycle links we hypothesize that 400 kyr cycles in the mid

  13. Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 65, pp. 703 to 720, 2009 Carbon cycle,

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    Xiu, Peng

    703 Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 65, pp. 703 to 720, 2009 Keywords: Carbon cycle, South China and Interannual Variability of Carbon Cycle in South China Sea: A Three-Dimensional Physical- Biogeochemical dynamics, as well as the carbon cycle. A Pacific basin-wide physi- cal-biogeochemical model has been

  14. Oceanography Vol.23, No.134 BOX 3 | Seamount Discovery Tool Aids

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    Sandwell, David T.

    Oceanography Vol.23, No.134 BOX 3 | Seamount Discovery Tool Aids Navigation to Uncharted Seafloor mapping of seamounts in ocean basins. They estimate that 100,000 or 90% of the seamounts greater than 1-km of these relatively large, predicted seamounts remain uncharted. First, satellite-derived gravity is only able

  15. Digital image enhancement techniques used in some ERTS application problems. [geology, geomorphology, and oceanography

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Goetz, A. F. H.; Billingsley, F. C.

    1974-01-01

    Enhancements discussed include contrast stretching, multiratio color displays, Fourier plane operations to remove striping and boosting MTF response to enhance high spatial frequency content. The use of each technique in a specific application in the fields of geology, geomorphology and oceanography is demonstrated.

  16. Physics and Physical Oceanography Data Report 2002-2 Historical Hydrographic Data from Goose Bay,

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    deYoung, Brad

    Physics and Physical Oceanography Data Report 2002-2 Historical Hydrographic Data from Goose Bay;ii Abstract Goose Bay, Lake Melville and Groswater Bay make up the Hamilton Inlet in Labrador................................................................ 15 Figure 2: Location of temperature and salinity data collection, Goose Bay.................... 16

  17. Teletraffic Research Centre TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

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    Balasuriya, Sanjeeva

    Teletraffic Research Centre TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK ADVICE, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INDEPENDENT academia's longest-lived telecommunications research concentrations, focused on industrial and applied and analysis of telecommunications systems and networks. We bring state of the art research skills

  18. RTEMS Centre - Support and Maintenance Centre to RTEMS Operating System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Freitas, D.; Coutinho, M.; Faustino, S.; Mota, M.; Colaço, P.; Sousa, J.; Dias, L.; Damjanovic, B.; Zulianello, M.; Rufino, J.

    2009-05-01

    RTEMS CENTRE - Support and Maintenance Centre to RTEMS Operating System is a joint ESA/Portuguese Task Force initiative to develop a support and maintenance centre to the Real-Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems (RTEMS). This paper gives a high level visibility of the progress, the results obtained and the future work in the RTEMS CENTRE [6] and in the RTEMS Improvement [7] projects. RTEMS CENTRE started officially in November 2006, with the RTEMS 4.6.99.2 version. A full analysis of RTEMS operating system was produced. The architecture was analysed in terms of conceptual, organizational and operational concepts. The original objectives [1] of the centre were primarily to create and maintain technical expertise and competences in this RTOS, to develop a website to provide the European Space Community an entry point for obtaining support (http://rtemscentre.edisoft.pt), to design, develop, maintain and integrate some RTEMS support tools (Timeline Tool, Configuration and Management Tools), to maintain flight libraries and Board Support Packages, to develop a strong relationship with the World RTEMS Community and finally to produce some considerations in ARINC-653, DO-178B and ECSS E-40 standards. RTEMS Improvement is the continuation of the RTEMS CENTRE. Currently the RTEMS, version 4.8.0, is being facilitated for a future qualification. In this work, the validation material is being produced following the Galileo Software Standards Development Assurance Level B [5]. RTEMS is being completely tested, errors analysed, dead and deactivated code removed and tests produced to achieve 100% statement and decision coverage of source code [2]. The SW to exploit the LEON Memory Management Unit (MMU) hardware will be also added. A brief description of the expected implementations will be given.

  19. Limnol. Oceanogr., 50(2), 2005, 607619 2005, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Bearon, Rachel

    and Oceanography, Inc. Bioluminescent response of the dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum to developing flow, California 92093-0202 Abstract Dinoflagellate bioluminescence is believed to serve a defensive function, decreasing grazing at night. Previous characterization of bioluminescence stimulated by fully developed flows

  20. Person-centred reflective practice.

    PubMed

    Devenny, Bob; Duffy, Kathleen

    Person-centred health and person-centred care have gained prominence across the UK following the publication of reports on public inquiries exploring failings in care. Self-awareness and participation in reflective practice are recognised as vital to supporting the person-centred agenda. This article presents an education framework for reflective practice, developed and used in one NHS board in Scotland, and based on the tenets of the clinical pastoral education movement. Providing an insight into the usefulness of a spiritual component in the reflective process, the framework provides an opportunity for nurses and other healthcare professionals to examine the spiritual dimensions of patient encounters, their own values and beliefs, and the effect these may have on their practice. PMID:24617403

  1. Placental amino acid transport may be regulated by maternal vitamin D and vitamin D-binding protein: results from the Southampton Women's Survey.

    PubMed

    Cleal, J K; Day, P E; Simner, C L; Barton, S J; Mahon, P A; Inskip, H M; Godfrey, K M; Hanson, M A; Cooper, C; Lewis, R M; Harvey, N C

    2015-06-28

    Both maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations during pregnancy and placental amino acid transporter gene expression have been associated with development of the offspring in terms of body composition and bone structure. Several amino acid transporter genes have vitamin D response elements in their promoters suggesting the possible linkage of these two mechanisms. We aimed to establish whether maternal 25(OH)D and vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP) levels relate to expression of placental amino acid transporters. RNA was extracted from 102 placental samples collected in the Southampton Women's Survey, and gene expression was analysed using quantitative real-time PCR. Gene expression data were normalised to the geometric mean of three housekeeping genes, and related to maternal factors and childhood body composition. Maternal serum 25(OH)D and VDBP levels were measured by radioimmunoassay. Maternal 25(OH)D and VDBP levels were positively associated with placental expression of specific genes involved in amino acid transport. Maternal 25(OH)D and VDBP concentrations were correlated with the expression of specific placental amino acid transporters, and thus may be involved in the regulation of amino acid transfer to the fetus. The positive correlation of VDBP levels and placental transporter expression suggests that delivery of vitamin D to the placenta may be important. This exploratory study identifies placental amino acid transporters which may be altered in response to modifiable maternal factors and provides a basis for further studies. PMID:25940599

  2. The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde Business School an internationally accredited business school Turning Useful Learning into Entrepreneurial Actions #12;I'm really grateful to the Hunter. At the end of my internship with Tesco, which I completed at their Head Office in London this summer

  3. Academic Success Centre Research Posters

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Academic Success Centre Research Posters Students are often asked to give poster presentations to communicate research results or describe their current projects. A good poster, like a good report, conveys that will take time to fix. Creating a Poster Posters are often created in Microsoft PowerPoint because Power

  4. Oceanography Vol.23, No.124 MouNtaiNs iN the se a

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    Sandwell, David T.

    Oceanography Vol.23, No.124 MouNtaiNs iN the se a The Global seamount Census By Pau l We s sel , DaVi D t. saN DWel l , aN D seuN G -seP K iM aBstraCt. Seamounts are active or extinct undersea volcanoes and ocean mixing. Mapping the complete global distribution will help constrain models of seamount formation

  5. Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center support for GODAE

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dimitriou, D.; Sharfstein, P.; Ignaszewski, M.; Clancy, M.

    2003-04-01

    The U.S. Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC; see http://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/), located in Monterey, CA, is the lead activity within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for numerical weather prediction and coupled air-sea modeling. FNMOC fulfills this role through means of a suite of sophisticated global and regional meteorological and oceanographic (METOC) models, extending from the top of the atmosphere to the bottom of the ocean, which is supported by one of the world's most complete real-time METOC databases. Fleet Numerical operates around-the-clock, 365 days per year and distributes METOC products to military and civilian users around the world, both ashore and afloat, through a variety of means, including a rapidly growing and innovative use of Web technology. FNMOC's customers include all branches of the Department of Defense (DoD), other government organizations such as the National Weather Service, private companies such as the Weather Channel, a number of colleges and universities, and the general public. FNMOC acquires and processes over 6 million METOC observations per day—creating one of the world's most comprehensive real-time databases of meteorological and oceanographic observations for assimilation into its models. FNMOC employs three primary models, the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS), the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS), and the WaveWatch III model (WW3), along with a number of specialized models and related applications. NOGAPS is a global weather model, driving nearly all other FNMOC models and applications in some fashion. COAMPS is a high-resolution regional model that has proved to be particularly valuable for forecasting weather and ocean conditions in highly complex coastal areas. WW3 is a state-of-the-art ocean wave model that is employed both globally and regionally in support of a wide variety of naval operations. Specialized models support and supplement the main models with predictions of ocean thermal structure, ocean currents, and other important data. In general, FNMOC strives to treat the air-ocean environment as a fully integrated system, from the top of the atmosphere to the bottom of the ocean, placing special emphasis on the air-ocean interface. FNMOC also hosts the USGODAE Server (see http://www.usgodae.org). Ongoing development of this system is being done through a partnership of FNMOC and NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL), with oversight from the U.S. Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) Steering Committee and funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The USGODAE Server hosts in-situ oceanographic data, atmospheric forcing fields suitable for driving ocean models and unique GODAE data sets, including demonstration ocean model products. The USGODAE Server contains fixed and drifting buoy data, bathythermograph data, PALACE float data, ship data and CMAN data. It also includes TOPEX, GFO, and ERS altimeter data, AVHRR SST retrievals, DMSP sea ice concentration retrievals and meteorological observations. The USGODAE Server also functions as one of two global repositories or Global Data Assembly Centers (GDACs) for data from the Argo global array of temperature/salinity profiling floats. Included in these online data sets are those from Canada (MEDS) with 67 floats and 1900 station files from April 2001 to present, Japan (JMA) with 97 floats and 2700 station files from April 2000 to present, and the U.S. (AOML) with 304 floats and 9800 station files from August 1997 to present, and France (CORIOLIS) with 121 floats and 5396 station files from early 2001 to present. On the USGODAE Server the Argo GDAC Web Interface allows users to easily select data based on time, region, Data Assembly Center (DAC), or float ID. Users can download float profile files, trajectory files, or technical data files. The atmospheric forcing fields hosted on the USGODAE Server are from both FNMOC and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The FNMOC fields include o

  6. RTEMS CENTRE- Support and Maintenance CENTRE to RTEMS Operating System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Silva, H.; Constantino, A.; Coutunho, M.; Freitas, D.; Faustino, S.; Mota, M.; Colaço, P.; Zulianello, M.

    2008-08-01

    RTEMS stands for Real-Time Operating System for Multiprocessor Systems. It is a full featured Real Time Operating System that supports a variety of open APIs and interface standards. It provides a high performance environment for embedded applications, including a fixed-priority preemptive/non-preemptive scheduler, a comprehensive set of multitasking operations and a large range of supported architectures. Support and maintenance CENTRE to RTEMS operating system (RTEMS CENTRE) is a joint initiative of ESA-Portugal Task force, aiming to build a strong technical competence in the space flight (on- board) software, to offer support, maintenance and improvements to RTEMS. This paper provides a high level description of the current and future activities of the RTEMS CENTRE. It presents a brief description of the RTEMS operating system, a description of the tools developed and distributed to the community [1] and the improvements to be made to the operating system, including facilitation for the qualification of RTEMS (4.8.0) [2] for the space missions.

  7. Sustainability Research Institute, Centre for Global Development and Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) Seminar Series

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    Haase, Markus

    Sustainability Research Institute, Centre for Global Development and Centre for African Studies and Development Resource Politics and Advocacy Struggles in Zimbabwe: Encountering Power at Multiple Scales Sam

  8. Referral Centres for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Fondazione

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    Chawla, Nitesh V.

    S-18 1 Referral Centres for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore correspondence to: Dr Lorenzo Beretta, Referral Centres for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS sclerosis (SSc) is a complex autoimmune disease with multiorgan involvement that results in significant

  9. LINK Centre University of the Witwatersrand

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    Wagner, Stephan

    LINK Centre University of the Witwatersrand Certificate Programme in: Broadcasting Policy.kas.de/medien-afrika/en/publications/23503/ Justine is Visiting Professor at the LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand. UNIVERSIT Y O

  10. Proceedings of the Centre for Mathematical Analysis

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    Dewar, Robert L.

    Proceedings of the Centre for Mathematical Analysis Australian National University Miniconference, the proceedings of which this volume represents. This was held at the Australian National University's Centre Analysis and Department of Mathematics Australian National University Present address: School

  11. Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking

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    Balasuriya, Sanjeeva

    DEFENCE NETWORK CAPABILITY ROBUSTNESS | RELIABILITY | EFFICIENCY | SECURITY The Centre for DefenceCentre for Defence Communications and Information Networking RELIABLE, INDEPENDENT, LEADING EDGE based concentration of defence network analysis capability. CDCIN focusses on the modelling, measurement

  12. Family-centred care delivery

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    Mayo-Bruinsma, Liesha; Hogg, William; Taljaard, Monica; Dahrouge, Simone

    2013-01-01

    Abstract Objective To determine whether models of primary care service delivery differ in their provision of family-centred care (FCC) and to identify practice characteristics associated with FCC. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting Primary care practices in Ontario (ie, 35 salaried community health centres, 35 fee-for-service practices, 32 capitation-based health service organizations, and 35 blended remuneration family health networks) that belong to 4 models of primary care service delivery. Participants A total of 137 practices, 363 providers, and 5144 patients. Main outcome measures Measures of FCC in patient and provider surveys were based on the Primary Care Assessment Tool. Statistical analyses were conducted using linear mixed regression models and generalized estimating equations. Results Patient-reported FCC scores were high and did not vary significantly by primary care model. Larger panel size in a practice was associated with lower odds of patients reporting FCC. Provider-reported FCC scores were significantly higher in community health centres than in family health networks (P = .035). A larger number of nurse practitioners and clinical services on-site were both associated with higher FCC scores, while scores decreased as the number of family physicians in a practice increased and if practices were more rural. Conclusion Based on provider and patient reports, primary care reform strategies that encourage larger practices and more patients per family physician might compromise the provision of FCC, while strategies that encourage multidisciplinary practices and a range of services might increase FCC. PMID:24235195

  13. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biological Oceanography The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month academic

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biological Oceanography The College of Marine Science in the field of Marine Science and/or Biological Oceanography. Preferred qualifications: Applicants should of Marine Science has 26 ranked faculty covering biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography

  14. Communicating astronomy by the Unizul Science Centre

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    Beesham, A.; Beesham, N.

    2015-03-01

    The University of Zululand, situated along the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, has a thriving Science Centre (USC) situated in the developing port city of Richards Bay. Over 30 000 learners visit the centre annually, and it consists of an exhibition area, an auditorium, lecture areas and offices. The shows consist of interactive games, science shows, competitions, quizzes and matriculation workshops. Outreach activities take place through a mobile science centre for schools and communities that cannot visit the centre.

  15. Distribution and Abundance of Interstitial Ciliates in Southampton Water in Relation to Physicochemical Conditions, Metal Pollution and the Availability of Food Organisms

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    Al-Rasheid, K. A. S.; Sleigh, M. A.

    1995-07-01

    Sediment samples were collected at low tide from eight sandy and muddy shores around Southampton Water on one occasion in July and one occasion in September. The temperature and pH of the sediments were measured at the time of collection, the water content of the sediments was determined and samples subjected to granulometric analysis. The population densities of bacteria and microflagellates were determined and the ciliates in sub-samples were identified to genus level and enumerated. The concentrations of cadmium, copper, lead, mercury and nickel in the interstitial water and in the dried sediments were measured by the dithizone and atomic absorption methods, respectively. These metal concentrations were compared with literature values for other British estuaries. Ciliates belonging to 23 genera were found in the sediments, the diversity of ciliates varying widely between stations. Bacterial numbers (mean ˜5×10 8 cm -3) at the various stations correlate with the surface area of the sediment particles and also correlate weakly with flagellate numbers (mean ˜2×10 4 cm -3). Total ciliate numbers (mean ˜1×10 3 cm -3) correlated quite strongly with flagellate numbers, but not with bacterial numbers. Euplotes, Strombidiumand Uronemawere common at all stations and generally dominated; Didinium, Mesodinium pulexand Pleuronemawere also found at all stations, and the latter two were often numerous; Uronychiawas found at seven stations. The distributions of Acinetopsis, Blepharisma, Lacrymaria, M. pulex, Paramecium, Spirostomum, Strombidiumand Vorticellashowed similar correlations to one another, and tended to favour sites nearer to sources of freshwater; these ciliates also showed a correlation with pH, river waters locally being alkaline. None of the ciliates showed correlations with any physical characteristics of the sediments. There were no negative correlations of ciliate distributions with metal pollutants. The levels of metal pollutants found in water drained from the sediments do not exceed concentrations to which laboratory cultures of Euploteshave been found to acquire tolerance.

  16. ANNUAL REPORT National Brain Research Centre

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    Giri, Ranjit K.

    as the national apex centre for neuroscience research and promote neuroscience research at different centres branches of learning as the centre may deem fit. To provide facilities for advanced research and development for advancement of learning and for dissemination of knowledge. To undertake extramural studies

  17. Written by Paul LeBlond for Oceanography news letter George Pickard died recently after a short illness; he was 93. He directed the Institute of

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    Talley, Lynne D.

    created Institute of Oceanography, launching a systematic study of BC's coastal fjords and building up. His detailed surveys of the waters of BC fjords provide an essential base line for assessing the fjords of Chile and New Zealand, making major contributions to the oceanography of the Great Barrier Reef

  18. Study of the marine environment of the northern Gulf of California. [seasonal variations in oceanography

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    Hendrickson, J. R. (principal investigator)

    1973-01-01

    The author has identified the following significant results. Results of studies of the oceanography of the northern Gulf of California (Mexico) are reported. A remote, instrumented buoy measuring and telemetering oceanographic data by ERTS-1 satellite was designed, constructed, deployed, and tested. Regular cruises by a research ship on a pattern of 47 oceanographic stations collected data which are analyzed and referenced to analysis of ERTS-1 satellite imagery. A thermal dynamic model of current patterns in the northern Gulf of California is proposed. Findings are examined in relation to the model.

  19. JPL Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) data availability, version 1-94

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    1994-01-01

    The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) archive at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) includes satellite data sets for the ocean sciences and global-change research to facilitate multidisciplinary use of satellite ocean data. Parameters include sea-surface height, surface-wind vector, sea-surface temperature, atmospheric liquid water, and integrated water vapor. The JPL PO.DAAC is an element of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) and is the United States distribution site for Ocean Topography Experiment (TOPEX)/POSEIDON data and metadata.

  20. Centre for Business Law and Practice School of Law

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    Haase, Markus

    1 1 Centre for Business Law and Practice School of Law University of Leeds ANNUAL REPORT 2010 of the Centre Appendix 2: Officers of the Centre #12;3 3 1. ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR BUSINESS LAW AND PRACTICE, THE UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY OF LEEDS 1.1 THE CENTRE The Centre for Business Law and Practice is located

  1. The International System of Units (SI) in Oceanography. Report of IAPSO Working Group on Symbols, Units and Nomenclature in Physical Oceanography (SUN). Unesco Technical Papers in Marine Science 45. IAPSO Publication Scientifique No. 32.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.

    This report introduces oceanographers to the International System of Units (SI) in physical oceanography. The SI constitutes a universal language, designed to be understood by all scientists. It facilitates their mutual comprehension and exchange of views and results of their work. The first part of the report is devoted to physical quantities,…

  2. Multi-centre trial analysis revisited.

    PubMed

    Gould, A L

    Analyses of multi-centre trials must consider the effects of the individual centres and the possibility of non-constancy of treatment effect differences among centres. This usually means an ANOVA with terms for centres, treatments, and centre x treatment interactions in practice, at least in the U.S.A. Empirical and conventional Bayes methods provide attractive alternatives to conventional ANOVAs for analysing and reporting the findings from multi-centre trials and do not require more restrictive assumptions than the ANOVA approach. These approaches require regarding the centre effects as random instead of fixed, a view which often will reasonably describe outcomes of clinical trials in spite of the fact that the individual centres certainly do not comprise a random sample of all possible centres. The components of these approaches are well understood and have been employed in related applications such as meta-analysis. Combining them in a way that makes their application to routine multi-centre trial analysis relatively straightforward does not appear to have been described previously, and is what forms the topic of this paper. The empirical Bayes approach leads to useful graphical displays, including one with the data superimposed on probability contours of the joint distribution of the individual centre means and standard deviations, which provides a handy way to identify possible outliers. Covariates can be incorporated without difficulty. The Bayes approach, implemented with Gibbs sampling, provides a convenient way to construct posterior and predictive distributions for a variety of useful statistics. We compare the result of empirical and conventional Bayes analyses with the result of fixed and mixed model ANOVAs applied to data from a multi-centre trial. PMID:9749447

  3. The Indigo V Indian Ocean Expedition: a prototype for citizen microbial oceanography

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    Lauro, Federico; Senstius, Jacob; Cullen, Jay; Lauro, Rachelle; Neches, Russell; Grzymski, Joseph

    2014-05-01

    Microbial Oceanography has long been an extremely expensive discipline, requiring ship time for sample collection and thereby economically constraining the number of samples collected. This is especially true for under-sampled water bodies such as the Indian Ocean. Specialised scientific equipment only adds to the costs. Moreover, long term monitoring of microbial communities and large scale modelling of global biogeochemical cycles requires the collection of high-density data both temporally and spatially in a cost-effective way. Thousands of private ocean-going vessels are cruising around the world's oceans every day. We believe that a combination of new technologies, appropriate laboratory protocols and strategic operational partnerships will allow researchers to broaden the scope of participation in basic oceanographic research. This will be achieved by equipping sailing vessels with small, satcom-equipped sampling devices, user-friendly collection techniques and a 'pre-addressed-stamped-envelope' to send in the samples for analysis. We aim to prove that 'bigger' is not necessarily 'better' and the key to greater understanding of the world's oceans is to forge the way to easier and cheaper sample acquisition. The ultimate goal of the Indigo V Expedition is to create a working blue-print for 'citizen microbial oceanography'. We will present the preliminary outcomes of the first Indigo V expedition, from Capetown to Singapore, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such endeavours.

  4. The International Centre for Theoretical Physics

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    Hussain, Faheem

    2008-07-01

    This talk traces in brief the genesis of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, as one of Prof. Abdus Salam's major achievements. It outlines why Salam felt the necessity for establishing such a centre to help physicists in the developing world. It situates the founding of the Centre within Salam's broader vision of the causes of underdevelopment and of science as an engine for scientific, technological, economic and social development. The talk reviews the successes and failures of the ICTP and gives a brief overall view of the current status of the Centre.

  5. Limnol. Oceanogr., 33(2), 1988, 203-226 0 1988, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    and Oceanography, Inc. Discoveries and testable hypotheses arising from Coastal Zone Color Scanner imagery for synoptic reconnaissance of the wind-perturbed transition of the thermal regime in large basins from (gelbstoll) between the shorclinc and the offshore-migrating thermal front. Inter- mittent resuspension

  6. Limnol. Oceanogr., 52(2), 2007, 907911 E 2007, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Pawlik, Joseph

    and Oceanography, Inc. Chemical warfare on coral reefs: Sponge metabolites differentially affect coral symbiosis in situ Abstract--Coral reef ecosystems are characterized by high species diversity and intense levels) that live in coral tissues and provide the energy for coral growth and reef formation. When incorporated

  7. Oceanography Vol.22, No.460 AbstrAct. The European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) is Europe's

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    Fortunat, Joos

    Oceanography Vol.22, No.460 AbstrAct. The European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) is Europe 1974 1982 1990 Year Frequency(%) european project on Ocean Acidification (epOcA) ObJectiVes, pr of ocean acidification are perfectly foresee- able, the potential responses of organisms and ecosystems

  8. Limnol. Oceanogr., 50(2), 2005, 493507 2005, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Jacquet, Stéphan

    effects of CO2 and related changes in seawater carbonate chemistry on marine planktonic organisms and Oceanography, Inc. Testing the direct effect of CO2 concentration on a bloom of the coccolithophorid Emiliania in a mesocosm experiment. In nine outdoor enclosures ( 11 m3 each), the partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2

  9. Limnol. Oceanogr., 46(4), 2001, 996998 2001, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Cullen, Jay T.

    and Oceanography, Inc. The effect of anthropogenic CO2 on the carbon isotope composition of marine phytoplankton of dissolved free CO2 in the euphotic zone have remained relatively constant'' Schell (2000, p. 461). Based suggested that when intracellular [CO2]aq is supplied by diffusion, the cel- lular growth rate also exerts

  10. Science requirements for free-flying imaging radar (FIREX) experiment for sea ice, renewable resources, nonrenewable resources and oceanography

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    Carsey, F.

    1982-01-01

    A future bilateral SAR program was studied. The requirements supporting a SAR mission posed by science and operations in sea-ice-covered waters, oceanography, renewable resources, and nonrenewable resources are addressed. The instrument, mission, and program parameters were discussed. Research investigations supporting a SAR flight and the subsequent overall mission requirements and tradeoffs are summarized.

  11. Limnol. Oceanogr., 46(6), 2001, 12611277 2001, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Prospero, Joseph M.

    and Oceanography, Inc. Iron fertilization and the Trichodesmium response on the West Florida shelf Jason M. Lenes1, Florida 33149 Abstract Prior laboratory studies of Trichodesmium have shown a high iron requirement that is consistent with the bio- chemical demand for iron in the enzyme nitrogenase. Summer delivery of iron

  12. Limnol. Oceanogr., 47(3), 2002, 893899 2002, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    McIntosh, Angus

    and Oceanography, Inc. Reach-scale manipulations show invertebrate grazers depress algal resources in streams of the strength of grazer­ algal interactions at large and small spatial scales. In high- elevation headwater streams, electroshocking reduced total in- vertebrate abundance by 84% in a 50-m2 reach of stream

  13. Limnol. Oceanogr., 50(6), 2005, 20322042 2005, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Sarnelle, Orlando

    to measure the effects of P recycling by fish. Estimates of the amount of P recycled by fish and zooplankton and Oceanography, Inc. Nutrient recycling by fish versus zooplankton grazing as drivers of the trophic cascade little effect of nutrient excretion by zooplanktivorous fish, but a large effect of herbivorous

  14. Limnol. Oceanogr., 44(2), 1999, 259272 1999, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Caron, David

    ­April in the Sargasso Sea south of Bermuda to examine rates of bacterial growth and picoplankton consumption and Oceanography, Inc. Picoplankton and nanoplankton and their trophic coupling in surface waters of the Sargasso Sea south of Bermuda David A. Caron Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods

  15. Limnol. Oceanogr., 50(1), 2005, 311327 2005, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    . The ``iron hypothesis'' (Martin 1990), suggests that inputs of the limiting micronutrient, iron, in high-nutrient and Oceanography, Inc. Particle export during the Southern Ocean Iron Experiment (SOFeX) K. O. Buesseler, J. E studied the effect of iron addition on particle export in the Southern Ocean by measuring changes

  16. Limnol. Oceanogr., 45(2), 2000, 339349 2000, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Myers, Ransom A.

    and Oceanography, Inc. Coastal food web structure, carbon storage, and nitrogen retention regulated by consumer, and nitrogen retention in the Baltic Sea littoral food web, composed of macroalgae, grazers (snails, isopods linked to coastal ecosystem function. Currently, humans are more than doubling the rate at which nitrogen

  17. Limnol. Oceanogr., 48(1, part 2), 2003, 374379 2003, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Boss, Emmanuel S.

    of parallel sand dunes. Hapke's bottom morphology model needs to be considered for surfaces on millimeter and Oceanography, Inc. The influence of bottom morphology on reflectance: Theory and two-dimensional geometry model reflectance will be needed in carrying out closure of the radiative transfer model and observed radiometric

  18. Physics and Physical Oceanography Data Report 2000-4 Physical and Biological Tow-Yo Data from

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    deYoung, Brad

    Physics and Physical Oceanography Data Report 2000-4 Physical and Biological Tow-Yo Data from vertical salinity profiles from the first transect line. The data collected on the down tow of the OPC body that collected CTD, fluorescence, and biomass data. We present the towed body data together

  19. Learning about Oceanography. Superific Science Book VII. A Good Apple Science Activity Book for Grades 5-8+.

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    Conway, Lorraine

    Based upon the recognition that the sea has great potential as a future source of energy, minerals, and water, this document was developed to provide students with learning experiences in oceanography. It contains background information about ocean tides, waves, chemistry, depths, and plant and animal life. The book provides the teacher with…

  20. Limnol. Oceanogr., 29(3), 1984, 540-552 0 1984, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Vincent, Warwick F.

    : Coulter 1977; Lake Victoria: Talling 1966; Nile River: Prowse and Talling 195 8) seem poor in dissolved and Oceanography, Inc. Seasonal dynamics of nutrient limitation in a tropical high-altitude lake (Lake Titicaca types of physiological assaywere applied to samples from three sites in Lake Titicaca, Peru- Bolivia (16

  1. Limnol. Oceanogr., 51(1, part 2), 2006, 617630 2006, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Trexler, Joel C.

    and Oceanography, Inc. Periphyton responses to eutrophication in the Florida Everglades: Cross-system patterns shown to be a poor metric of eutrophication in P-lim- ited shallow wetlands and ponds (Gaiser et al Florida contain an expansive wetland mosaic, many parts of which have been subject to rapid eutrophication

  2. Limnol. Oceanogr., 50(5), 2005, 15201528 2005, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

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    Pineda, Jesús

    and Oceanography, Inc. Barnacle larvae in ice: Survival, reproduction, and time to postsettlement metamorphosis survived for more than 4 weeks embedded in sea ice, and a significant fraction of larvae held in ice up continued to develop and reproduce. In settlement experiments with cyprids of known age and where settled

  3. What Is Physical Oceanography? A Learning Experience for Coastal and Oceanic Awareness Studies, No. 217. [Project COAST].

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    Delaware Univ., Newark. Coll. of Education.

    This unit is concerned with an overview of physical oceanography - the study of currents, tides, waves, and particle movements. The activities are designed for use by junior high school age students. Included in the unit are activities related to properties of sea water, physical phenomena of the ocean, and physical features of the ocean.…

  4. Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research

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    Miranda, Eduardo Reck

    Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) A leading centre for research and post-graduate studies at the crossroads of musical creativity, science and technology Faculty of Arts, University of music. It is having a profound impact on how music is studied, composed, performed, listened to, stored

  5. The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology

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    Hall, Christopher

    1 The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology 2015 #12;11 The Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology 2015 #12;2 The expansion of research in cell biology was planned in 1992 as a result of the vision Biology. A seed contribution of £2.5 million from the Darwin Trust was followed by financial commitments

  6. Annual Report 2004 Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

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    Annual Report 2004 CSCS Swiss National Supercomputing Centre #12;Content Activity Report Research Digest Facts & Figures Introduction by Marie-Christine Sawley, CEO, CSCS Swiss centre for LHC Computing Grid (LCG) by Gian Luca Volpato Swiss Bio Grid by Patrick Wieghardt and Sergio Maffioletti HPC

  7. Annual Report 2007 Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

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    Annual Report 2007 CSCS Swiss National Supercomputing Centre #12;Meetings of Steering Board (SB organisations like Swiss National Science Foundation and can only be provided by a national centre. To make Swiss universities and research insti- tutes. Prof. Ralph Eichler President ETH Zurich Carte Blanche

  8. Annual Report 2010 Swiss National Supercomputing Centre

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    Annual Report 2010 CSCS Swiss National Supercomputing Centre #12;#12;Annual Report 2010 CSCS Swiss a total of 168 Mio hours to Swiss scientists from different domains in a transparent re source allocation committed to operate and further develop the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre for the academic community

  9. The Irish Centre for Talented Youth

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    Gilheany, Sheila

    2005-01-01

    Conducting potency tests on penicillin, discussing rocket technology with a NASA astronaut, analysing animal bone fragments from medieval times, these are just some of the activities which occupy the time of students at The Irish Centre for Talented Youth. The Centre identifies young students with exceptional academic ability and then provides…

  10. NATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT

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    Giri, Ranjit K.

    of the nervous system. · To develop NBRC as the national apex centre for neuroscience research and promote for instructions and training in such other branches of learning as the Centre may deem fit. · To provide facilities for the advancement research and development for advancement of learning and for dissemination

  11. The European standards of Haemophilia Centres

    PubMed Central

    Giangrande, Paul; Calizzani, Gabriele; Menichini, Ivana; Candura, Fabio; Mannucci, Pier Mannuccio; Makris, Michael

    2014-01-01

    Introduction The European haemophilia community of professionals and patients has agreed on the principles of haemophilia care to address comprehensive optimal delivery of care which is nowadays scattered throughout Europe. Many of the health facilities call themselves Haemophilia Centres despite their variation in size, expertise and services provided. Only a small number of countries have Haemophilia Centre accreditation systems in place. Methods In the framework of the European Haemophilia Network project, following an inclusive process of stakeholder involvement, the European Guidelines for the certification of haemophilia centres have been developed in order to set quality standards for European Haemophilia Centres and criteria for their certification. Results The Guidelines define the standards and criteria for the designation of two levels of care delivery: European Haemophilia Treatment Centres, providing local routine care, and European Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centres, providing specialised and multi-disciplinary care and functioning as tertiary referral centres. Additionally, they define standards about general requirements, patient care, provision of an advisory service and establishment of network of clinical and specialised services. Conclusions The implementation of the European Guidelines for the certification of Haemophilia Centres will contribute to the reduction of health inequalities through the standardisation of quality of care in European Union Member States and could represent a model to be taken into consideration for other rare disease groups. PMID:24922293

  12. Advanced Forming Research Centre Equipment Directory

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    Judd, Martin

    : 2376m2 University of Strathclyde Advanced Forming Research Centre Equipment directory 3 #12;Index Hot Press 7 ACB 1200T Superplastic Forming/600T Hot Creep Forming Press 8 Die Wear Cell 9 Schuler MultiforgeAdvanced Forming Research Centre Equipment Directory Shaping the future Forging partnerships 2015

  13. The ARMADA Project: Bringing Oceanography and the Arctic to the Midwest

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    Pazol, J.

    2010-12-01

    In the fall of 2009, I spent 6 weeks aboard the Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy on a mapping expedition in the Arctic Ocean, through participation in the University of Rhode Island's ARMADA Project. Because I grew up in the Midwest, went to college here, and teach in the Chicago suburbs, I had limited first-hand experience in oceanography, as did most of my students. During my time aboard the ship, I primarily served as a member of the mapping team, collecting bathymetric and seismic data. My other science activities included aiding geologists and acoustic engineers in dredging projects and deployment of under-ice recording devices. I collected water data, sent off weather balloons, and assisted marine mammal observers. For the ARMADA Project I kept an on-line journal, which had a far-reaching impact. Students in many schools kept track of my activities and communicated with me via e-mail. Colleagues and friends shared the journal through other media, such as Facebook. Several of my entries were published in blogs belonging to NOAA and the USGS. I received a grant for renting a satellite phone, and through it was able to make "Live from the Arctic" phone calls. After introductory PowerPoints I communicated with more than 420 students in 5 schools in 3 states. When I returned, I made a series of presentations about the Arctic and my adventures to hundreds of people and was featured in an educational magazine with a circulation of more than 90,000. I also participated in an in-depth mentoring program with a new teacher to help her succeed during the first years of her career. The results: My students and I now have a direct connection to the Arctic and to the fields of oceanography, acoustic engineering, and geology. On their own initiative, students have developed individual projects exploring aspects of my research. They have attended presentations from the Extreme Ice Center and have become involved in drilling issues in the Chukchi Sea. A group of students is exploring the possibility of working with scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography to analyze the acoustic data. These are just some of the ways that a teacher's research experience can be effectively translated into the classroom setting.

  14. Seasonal oceanography from physics to micronekton in the south-west Pacific

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    Menkes, C. E.; Allain, V.; Rodier, M.; Gallois, F.; Lebourges-Dhaussy, A.; Hunt, B. P. V.; Smeti, H.; Pagano, M.; Josse, E.; Daroux, A.; Lehodey, P.; Senina, I.; Kestenare, E.; Lorrain, A.; Nicol, S.

    2015-03-01

    Tuna catches represent a major economic and food source in the Pacific Ocean, yet are highly variable. This variability in tuna catches remains poorly explained. The relationships between the distributions of tuna and their forage (micronekton) have been mostly derived from model estimates. Observations of micronekton and other mid-trophic level organisms, and their link to regional oceanography, however are scarce and constitute an important gap in our knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of pelagic ecosystems. To fill this gap, we conducted two multidisciplinary cruises (Nectalis1 and Nectalis2) in the New Caledonian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) at the southeastern edge the Coral Sea, in 2011 to characterize the oceanography of the region during the cool (August) and the hot (December) seasons. The physical and biological environments were described by hydrology, nutrients and phytoplankton size structure and biomass. Zooplankton biomass was estimated from net sampling and acoustics and micronecton was estimated from net sampling, the SEAPODYM ecosystem model, a dedicated echosounder and non-dedicated acoustics. Results demonstrated that New Caledonia is located in an oligotrophic area characterized by low nutrient and low primary production which is dominated by a high percentage of picoplankton cyanobacteria Prochlorococcus (>90%). The area exhibits a large-scale north-south temperature and salinity gradient. The northern area is influenced by the equatorial Warm Pool and the South Pacific Convergence Zone and is characterized by higher temperature, lower salinity, lower primary production and micronekton biomass. The southern area is influenced by the Tasman Sea and is characterized by cooler temperature, higher salinity, higher primary production and micronekton biomass. The dynamic oceanography and the complex topography create a myriad of mesoscale features including eddies, inducing patchy structures in the ecosystem. During the cool season, a tight coupling existed between the ocean dynamics and primary production, while there was a stronger decoupling during the hot season. There was little difference in the composition of mid-trophic level organisms (zooplankton and micronekton) between the two seasons. This may be due to different turn-over times and delays in the transmission of primary production to upper trophic levels. Examination of various sampling gears for zooplankton and micronekton showed that net biomass estimates and acoustic-derived estimates compared reasonably well. Estimates of micronekton from net observations and the SEAPODYM model were in the same range. The non-dedicated acoustics adequately reproduced trends observed in zooplankton from nets, but the acoustics could not differentiate between zooplankton and micronekton and absolute biomasses could not be calculated. Understanding the impact of mesoscale features on higher trophic levels will require further investigation and patchiness induced by eddies raises the question of how to best sample highly dynamic areas via sea experiments.

  15. Autonomous profiling buoy system: a new powerful tool for research and operational oceanography

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    Aracri, Simona; Borghini, Mireno; Canesso, Devis; Chiggiato, Jacopo; Durante, Sara; Griffa, Annalisa; Schroeder, Katrin; Sparnocchia, Stefania; Vetrano, Anna; Kitawaza, Yuji; Kawahara, Hisayoshi; Nakamura, Tetsuya

    2015-04-01

    Oceanography is nowadays a fast-changing field. The scientific community is orienting towards the implementation of a growing array of satellite-borne or mobile and moored high-tech devices and sensors, while sending fewer scientists at sea to collect measurements, minimizing the expensive ship-time costs. In other words, oceanography is now moving from a platform-centric sensing system to a net-centric distributed sensing system. Integration with operational ocean models, providing the best estimate of the ocean state by means of data assimilation, is the step forward, with nowadays mature initiatives at global scale and at regional scale in the Mediterranean Sea. While the ocean still remains a complex system, largely undersampled, multiplatform-integration, improvements in tools capabilities and assimilation in models represents one way to reduce uncertainties in marine areas. In this context, and differently from mobile platforms (e.g, gliders, argos), fixed-point moorings nicely provide long term point wise time-series, but limited by a low vertical resolution. Technology is fast evolving towards the implementation of automatic profilers, which partially overcome this limitation. In June 2013 the Institute of Marine Sciences of the Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISMAR) started the test phase of one of the very few Mediterranean autonomous profiling systems installed in a open-sea mooring, transmitting, daily, hydrological vertical profiles in real time through satellite communication. The selected site was the Corsica Channel, a narrow passage between Corsica and Capraia islands, connecting the two main regions of the western Mediterranean: the Tyrrhenian and the Liguro-Provençal basins. The Corsica Channel represents a 'choke point' for the study of the dynamics and evolution of the western Mediterranean Sea. Previous studies in this passage indicate an annual and seasonal cycle with northward winter fluxes representing about the 60% of the total annual transport. In summer, excluding few cases of current inversions, exchanges between the two basins are mostly interrupted. Here the use of the new profiler is discussed. The profiling buoy system can be mounted at any level of a moored chain, which doesn't need any surficial support, allowing the flexibility to monitor discontinuities and sharp changes along selected depth ranges, at the same time, transmitting real-time data for best integration in modern operational oceanography networks.

  16. McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism Centre sur les droits de la personne et le pluralisme juridique de McGill 2014 ANNUAL REPORT #12;2CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL PLURALISM | ANNUAL REPORT 2014 McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism Centre sur les droits de la personne et le

  17. Data catalog for JPL Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Digby, Susan

    1995-01-01

    The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) archive at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory contains satellite data sets and ancillary in-situ data for the ocean sciences and global-change research to facilitate multidisciplinary use of satellite ocean data. Geophysical parameters available from the archive include sea-surface height, surface-wind vector, surface-wind speed, surface-wind stress vector, sea-surface temperature, atmospheric liquid water, integrated water vapor, phytoplankton pigment concentration, heat flux, and in-situ data. PO.DAAC is an element of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System and is the United States distribution site for TOPEX/POSEIDON data and metadata.

  18. A two-dimensional composite grid numerical model based on the reduced system for oceanography

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    Xie, Y.F.; Browning, G.L.; Chesshire, G.

    1996-09-01

    The proper mathematical limit of a hyperbolic system with multiple time scales, the reduced system, is a system that contains no high-frequency motions and is well posed if suitable boundary conditions are chosen for the initial-boundary value problem. The composite grid method, a robust and efficient grid-generation technique that smoothly and accurately treats general irregular boundaries, is used to approximate the two-dimensional version of the reduced system for oceanography on irregular ocean basins. A change-of-variable technique that substantially increases the accuracy of the model and a method for efficiently solving the elliptic equation for the geopotential are discussed. Numerical results are presented for circular and kidney-shaped basins by using a set of analytic solutions constructed in this paper.

  19. Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 5th, London, England, Sept. 3-7, 1990, Preprints

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    Not Available

    1990-01-01

    The present conference on satellite meteorology and oceanography discusses climate and clouds, retrieval algorithms, air-sea phenomenology, oceanographic applications, SSM/I, mesoscale, synoptic, and NWP applications, and future satellites and systems. Attention is given to the properties of cirrus clouds measured by satellites and lidars, the geographical variation of the diurnal cycle of clouds from ISCCP, the susceptibility of cloud reflectance to pollution, and a global analysis of aerosol-cloud interactions. Topics addressed include precision intercomparisons between MSU channel 2 and radiosonde data over the U.S., humidity estimates from Meteosat observations, the assimilation of altimeter observations into a global wave model, and atmospheric stratification effects on scatterometer model functions. Also discussed are observations of Indian Ocean eddy variability, the deconvolution of GOES infrared data, short-range variations in total cloud cover in the tropics, and rainfall monitoring by the SSM/I in middle latitudes.

  20. Teaching Introductory Oceanography through Case Studies: Project based approach for general education students

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Farnsworth, K. L.; House, M.; Hovan, S. A.

    2013-12-01

    A recent workshop sponsored by SERC-On the Cutting Edge brought together science educators from a range of schools across the country to discuss new approaches in teaching oceanography. In discussing student interest in our classes, we were struck by the fact that students are drawn to emotional or controversial topics such as whale hunting and tsunami hazard and that these kinds of topics are a great vehicle for introducing more complex concepts such as wave propagation, ocean upwelling and marine chemistry. Thus, we have developed an approach to introductory oceanography that presents students with real-world issues in the ocean sciences and requires them to explore the science behind them in order to improve overall ocean science literacy among non-majors and majors at 2 and 4 year colleges. We have designed a project-based curriculum built around topics that include, but are not limited to: tsunami hazard, whale migration, ocean fertilization, ocean territorial claims, rapid climate change, the pacific trash patch, overfishing, and ocean acidification. Each case study or project consists of three weeks of class time and is structured around three elements: 1) a media analysis; 2) the role of ocean science in addressing the issue; 3) human impact/response. Content resources range from textbook readings, popular or current print news, documentary film and television, and data available on the world wide web from a range of sources. We employ a variety of formative assessments for each case study in order to monitor student access and understanding of content and include a significant component of in-class student discussion and brainstorming guided by faculty input to develop the case study. Each study culminates in summative assessments ranging from exams to student posters to presentations, depending on the class size and environment. We envision this approach for a range of classroom environments including large group face-to-face instruction as well as hybrid and fully online courses.

  1. Geophysics, Oceanography

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Halpern, D.; Wentz, F.

    1993-01-01

    Development of decade-long time series of global surface wind measurements for studies ofseasonal-to-interannual climate variability presents unique challenges for space- borne instrumentationbecause of the necessity to combine data sets of 3- to 5-year lifetimes. Before the first Special SensorMicrowave Imager (SSMI), which was launched on the Defence Meteorological Satellite Program(DMSP) F8 spacecraft in July 1987, stopped recording wind speed in December 1991, another SSMIwas launched on DMSP F10 in December 1991. Interpretation of the 1987 - 1993 composite timeseries is dependent upon the space and time characteristics of the differences between concurrent F8and F10 SSMI measurements. This paper emphasizes large geographical regions and 1-month timescale. The F8-F10 area-weighted difference between 60 degrees S and 60 degrees S during 305 daysof 1991 (-0.12 m s^(-1)) was comparable to the year-to-year wind speed variations during 1988-1991. The 10 degree-zonal averaged monthly mean F8-F10 difference was negative (positive) forwind speeds less (greater) than 7.9 m s^(-1), reaching - 0.43(0.32) m s^(-1) at 5(10) m s^(-1). The10 degree-zonal averaged monthly mean F8-F10 bias had considerable variations throughout the yearand between 60 degrees S - 60 degrees N, with the largest temporal variation (1.4 m s^(-1)) in the 50degrees - 60 degrees N region from February to April. The 1991 average value of the monthly meanroot-mean-square (rms) difference between F8 and F10 daily wind speeds in 10 degree-longitudinalbands was 2.0 m s^(-1) over 60 degrees S - 60 degrees N, the amplitude of the annual cycle of therms difference was largest in the northern hemisphere middle latitudes, and the rms difference wasrelated to the wind speed (e.g., at 6 and 10 m s^(-1), the rms difference was 1.7 and 2.7 m s^(-1),respectively). The relationship between monthly mean 1/3 degrees x 1/3 degrees F8-F10 SSMI windspeed differences and integrated water vapor and liquid water content in the atmosphere is discussed.

  2. Oceanography survey

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vetter, Richard C.

    The following report highlights data on age, sex, race, education, expertise, employment activities, and career histories of more than 4000 U.S. marine scientists obtained from a 1980 questionnaire sent to all of the oceanographic laboratories in the United States in order to procure information for the 1982 U.S. Directory of Marine Scientists (available from National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., $12.25). Of those responding, 93% were male, 95% were U.S. citizens, 93% were white, and their median age was 40.

  3. European Marine Observation and DataNetwork (EMODNET)- physical parameters: A support to marine science and operational oceanography

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dahlin, Hans; Gies, Tobias; Giordano, Marco; Gorringe, Patrick; Manzella, Giuseppe; Maudire, Gilbert; Novellino, Antonio; Pagnani, Maureen; Petersson, Sian; Pouliquen, Sylvie; Rickards, Lesley; Schaap, Dick; Tijsse, Peter; van der Horste, Serge

    2013-04-01

    The overall objectives of EMODNET - physical parameters is to provide access to archived and real-time data on physical conditions in Europe's seas and oceans and to determine how well the data meet the needs of users. In particular it will contribute towards the definition of an operational European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) and contribute to developing the definition of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) marine core service. Access to data and metadata will consider measurements from fixed stations that will cover at least: 1. wave height and period; 2. temperature of the water column; 3. wind speed and direction; 4. salinity of the water column; 5. horizontal velocity of the water column ; 6. light attenuation; 7. sea level. A first running prototype of the portal active from the end of 2011, the final release of the EMODnet PP is due by half June 2012. Then there are 6 months for testing and users' feedback acquisition and management. The project finishes 16th December 2013 after one year of maintenance. Compliance with INSPIRE framework and temporal and geographical data coverage are ensured under the requirements contained in the several Commission Regulations issued from 2008 until 2010. The metadata are based upon the ISO 19115 standard and are compliant with the INSPIRE directive and regulations. This assures also a minimum metadata content in both systems that will facilitate the setting up of a portal that can provide information on data and access to them, depending on the internal data policy of potential contributors. Data coverage: There are three pillars sustaining EMODnet PP: EuroGOOS ROOSs (the EuroGOOS regional Operational Systems), MyOcean and SeaDataNet. MyOcean and EuroGOOS have agreed in EuroGOOS general assemblies (2008-2009-2010) to share their efforts to set up a common infrastructure for real-time data integration for operational oceanography needs extending the global and regional portals set up by MyOcean to handle additional variables and observation providers. SeaDataNet is a Pan-European infrastructure for oceans and marine data management, that provides access to archived data residing in distributed information systems. EMODNet Physics held three workshops with institutions working in operational data collection in the Baltin, North Sea, East Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea. They allowed to list most of the existing fixed stations in the seas of European interest. The workshops and the follow up are constructing a common collaborative framework within EuroGOOS ROOSs. Behind the ROOSs there is a wide number of institutions, scientists and technicians, whose participation to EMODnet PP will be acknowledged and made visible through the web pages, newsletters, and EuroGOOS publications. This common collaborative framework is producing an important network of data centres that can support GMES for the years to come.

  4. Identity Theft: A Study in Contact Centres

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Moir, Iain; Weir, George R. S.

    This paper explores the recent phenomenon of identity theft. In particular, it examines the contact centre environment as a mechanism for this to occur. Through a survey that was conducted amongst forty-five contact centre workers in the Glasgow area we determined that contact centres can and do provide a mechanism for identity theft. Specifically, we found a particularly high incidence of agents who had previously dealt with phone calls that they considered suspicious. Furthermore, there are agents within such environments who have previously been offered money in exchange for customers' details, or who know of fellow workers who received such offers. Lastly, we identify specific practices within contact centres that may contribute to the likelihood of identity theft.

  5. Educational/Research Arts Research Centre 39

    E-print Network

    Purver, Matthew

    /bookshop Fitness centre Bar Coffee place Eatery Staff car park Bicycle parking Bicycle lockers Cash machine BL BL RoadStepney Green Tube Station Mile End Tube Station Nuevo Burial Ground CarltonSquare Grantley

  6. Memorial University Counselling Centre Professional Psychology

    E-print Network

    Oyet, Alwell

    1 Memorial University Counselling Centre Doctoral Professional Psychology Residency Programme 2013-2014 Accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association www of Counseling Services (IACS) www.iacsinc.org Participating Member: Canadian Council of Professional Psychology

  7. A71 Kilmarnock A71 City Centre

    E-print Network

    Postgraduate Centre - Gait 2 Academic Enhancement Unit 19 William Perkin Building - Gait 2 20 John Muir William Arrol Building - Gait 4 14 Edwin Chadwick Building - Gait 4 15 John Coulson Building - Gait 3 16

  8. THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL CENTRE

    E-print Network

    Liu, Wenyin

    Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) and Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (HAESLTHE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL CENTRE Post Specification Senior Engineer through the design & manufacture of bespoke machines, skilled manual techniques and advanced computational

  9. Building Emergency Response Plan Forest Science Centre

    E-print Network

    British Columbia, University of

    Building Emergency Response Plan Forest Science Centre (Including the Advanced Wood Processing;Building Emergency Response Plan 17/05/2013 Page 1 Table of Contents Emergency Telephone Numbers ......................................................................................................................... 5 Life Safety Systems and Building Features

  10. Towards Human-Centred Design

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bannon, Liam J.

    The field of HCI has evolved and expanded dramatically since its origin in the early 1980’s. The HCI community embraces a large community of researchers and practitioners around the world, from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds in the human and social sciences, engineering and informatics, and more recently, the arts and design disciplines. This kaleidoscope of cultures and disciplines as seen at INTERACT Conferences provides a rich pool of resources for examining our field. Applications are increasingly exploring our full range of sensory modalities, and merging the digital and physical worlds. WiFi has opened up a huge design space for mobile applications. A focus on usability of products and services has been complemented by an emphasis on engagement, enjoyment and experience. With the advent of ubiquitous computing, and the emergence of “The Internet of Things”, new kinds of more open infrastructures make possible radically new kinds of applications. The sources of innovation have also broadened, to include human and social actors outside of the computing and design organizations. The question is to what extent is our mainstream thinking in the HCI field ready for the challenges of this Brave New World? Do the technological and social innovations that we see emerging require us to re-shape, or even, re-create, our field, or is it a case of a more gradual evolution and development of that which we already know? In this closing Keynote, I will provide a perspective on the evolution and development of the HCI field, looking backwards as well as forwards, in order to determine what are some of the changes of significance in the field. This “broad-brush” approach to what I term “ human-centred design” will be complemented by the examination of specific projects and applications, to help anchor some of the discussion. Areas such as user-centred design, participatory design, computer-supported cooperative work and learning, and interaction design, in which I have had some involvement over the years, will be mentioned. I will discuss the themes of “ecologies of artefacts”, appropriation, tinkering/bricolage, and the emergence of design anthropology, among other topics. The purpose of the talk is not to engage in a form of Futurism concerning the HCI field, but to examine some of the technical and social trends that can be observed, and to highlight some areas of particular significance that warrant further attention. I argue for a multi-layered approach that, while exploring new avenues of research concerning people’s use of technology, does not necessarily dismiss the corpus of knowledge we have built up over the years concerning human-computer interaction. From a personal perspective, issues such as means and ends, our underlying values, and concern for our fellow human beings in an increasingly fragile world, are issues that, while perhaps seen as outside the remit of a narrow HCI brief, impact on the field in significant ways. In this regard, discussions of our future should not be the preserve of techno-determinists, but be open to all. For example, ubiquitous computing can be involved in many scenarios, not only that of “Ambient Intelligence”. We need to engage in the development and critique of these different perspectives and approaches. Being able to work in and with multidisciplinary teams embodying distint, and at times conflicting perspectives, being able to communicate ones ideas and information across a variety of social and institutional boundaries, will become of great importance. Of particular concern, in the context of an IFIP INTERACT event, is the need to balance the heterogeneity of concepts and methods being used in research and practice with some form of quality control. Despite the heterogeneity of perspectives and disciplines nowadays involved in the field, I will argue that the HCI community, as a community, still does have a significant role to play in the development and evolution of useful, usable and enaging ICT-enabled infrastructures and applications.

  11. NASA's Student Airborne Research Program as a model for effective professional development experience in Oceanography

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Palacios, S. L.; Kudela, R. M.; Clinton, N. E.; Atkins, N.; Austerberry, D.; Johnson, M.; McGonigle, J.; McIntosh, K.; O'Shea, J. J.; Shirshikova, Z.; Singer, N.; Snow, A.; Woods, R.; Schaller, E.; Shetter, R. E.

    2011-12-01

    With over half of the current earth and space science workforce expected to retire within the next 15 years, NASA has responded by cultivating young minds through programs such as the Student Airborne Research Program (SARP). SARP is a competitive internship that introduces upper-level undergraduates and early graduate students to Earth System Science research and NASA's Airborne Science Program. The program serves as a model for recruitment of very high caliber students into the scientific workforce. Its uniqueness derives from total vertical integration of hands-on experience at every stage of airborne science: aircraft instrumentation, flight planning, mission participation, field-work, analysis, and reporting of results in a competitive environment. At the conclusion of the program, students presented their work to NASA administrators, faculty, mentors, and the other participants with the incentive of being selected as best talk and earning a trip to the fall AGU meeting to present their work at the NASA booth. We hope lessons learned can inform the decisions of scientists at the highest levels seeking to broaden the appeal of research. In 2011, SARP was divided into three disciplinary themes: Oceanography, Land Use, and Atmospheric Chemistry. Each research group was mentored by an upper-level graduate student who was supervised by an expert faculty member. A coordinator managed the program and was supervised by a senior research scientist/administrator. The program is a model of knowledge transfer among the several levels of research: agency administration to the program coordinator, established scientific experts to the research mentors, and the research mentors to the pre-career student participants. The outcomes from this program include mission planning and institutional knowledge transfer from administrators and expert scientists to the coordinator and research mentors; personnel and project management from the coordinator and expert scientists to the research mentors; and scholarship and training in specific analytical techniques for Earth Science research from the mentors to the student participants. Across every level, the program allowed for networking and career advice to help students gain entry to future job or graduate school opportunities. This poster details "engaging the next generation" by highlighting specific research questions proposed and developed by the students in the Oceanography group.

  12. CMS Centres Worldwide: A new collaborative infrastructure

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Taylor, Lucas; Gottschalk, Erik

    2010-04-01

    The CMS Experiment at the LHC is establishing a global network of inter-connected "CMS Centres" for controls, operations and monitoring. These support: (1) CMS data quality monitoring, detector calibrations, and analysis; and (2) computing operations for the processing, storage and distribution of CMS data. We describe the infrastructure, computing, software, and communications systems required to create an effective and affordable CMS Centre. We present our highly successful operations experiences with the major CMS Centres at CERN, Fermilab, and DESY during the LHC first beam data-taking and cosmic ray commissioning work. The status of the various centres already operating or under construction in Asia, Europe, Russia, South America, and the USA is also described. We emphasise the collaborative communications aspects. For example, virtual co-location of experts in CMS Centres Worldwide is achieved using high-quality permanently-running "telepresence" video links. Generic Web-based tools have been developed and deployed for monitoring, control, display management and outreach.

  13. CMS centres worldwide: A new collaborative infrastructure

    SciTech Connect

    Taylor, Lucas; Gottschalk, Erik; /Fermilab

    2010-01-01

    The CMS Experiment at the LHC is establishing a global network of inter-connected 'CMS Centres' for controls, operations and monitoring. These support: (1) CMS data quality monitoring, detector calibrations, and analysis; and (2) computing operations for the processing, storage and distribution of CMS data. We describe the infrastructure, computing, software, and communications systems required to create an effective and affordable CMS Centre. We present our highly successful operations experiences with the major CMS Centres at CERN, Fermilab, and DESY during the LHC first beam data-taking and cosmic ray commissioning work. The status of the various centres already operating or under construction in Asia, Europe, Russia, South America, and the USA is also described. We emphasise the collaborative communications aspects. For example, virtual co-location of experts in CMS Centres Worldwide is achieved using high-quality permanently-running 'telepresence' video links. Generic Web-based tools have been developed and deployed for monitoring, control, display management and outreach.

  14. An Imaging CentreAn Imaging Centre for Mouse Phenotypingfor Mouse Phenotyping

    E-print Network

    Hamarneh, Ghassan

    #12;An Imaging CentreAn Imaging Centre for Mouse Phenotypingfor Mouse Phenotyping M. Henkelman J in parallel Mouse brain segmentation Mouse body registration Mouse Brain Vasculature Normal and Mutant Liver, and dissemination. Multi-scale display Remote Visualization Mouse Embryo Live heart Mark.Henkelman@sickkids.ca KWWS

  15. The journal of the Physical Sciences Centre Number 9 Physical Sciences Centre

    E-print Network

    Witten, Thomas A.

    The journal of the Physical Sciences Centre Number 9 Physical Sciences Centre Department@hull.ac.uk Web: www.physsci.heacademy.ac.uk Volume 5 Issue 2 November 2004 ISSN 1471-7166 Physical Sciences Subject area Condensed-matter physics; physical chemistry. Description This book provides a comprehensive

  16. Centre for Business Law and Practice School of Law

    E-print Network

    Haase, Markus

    1 1 Centre for Business Law and Practice School of Law University of Leeds ANNUAL REPORT 2011. Publications 7. Editorial Work 8. Working Paper #12;3 3 1. ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR BUSINESS LAW AND PRACTICE, THE UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY OF LEEDS 1.1 THE CENTRE The Centre for Business Law and Practice is located

  17. Centre for Business Law and Practice School of Law

    E-print Network

    Haase, Markus

    1 Centre for Business Law and Practice School of Law University of Leeds ANNUAL REPORT 2012 ­ 2013 AND THE CITY 1.1 THE CENTRE The Centre for Business Law and Practice (the `Centre') is located in the School of Law (part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Education and Law) at the University of Leeds. The School

  18. Optimizing Data Centre Energy and Environmental Costs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Aikema, David Hendrik

    Data centres use an estimated 2% of US electrical power which accounts for much of their total cost of ownership. This consumption continues to grow, further straining power grids attempting to integrate more renewable energy. This dissertation focuses on assessing and reducing data centre environmental and financial costs. Emissions of projects undertaken to lower the data centre environmental footprints can be assessed and the emission reduction projects compared using an ISO-14064-2-compliant greenhouse gas reduction protocol outlined herein. I was closely involved with the development of the protocol. Full lifecycle analysis and verifying that projects exceed business-as-usual expectations are addressed, and a test project is described. Consuming power when it is low cost or when renewable energy is available can be used to reduce the financial and environmental costs of computing. Adaptation based on the power price showed 10--50% potential savings in typical cases, and local renewable energy use could be increased by 10--80%. Allowing a fraction of high-priority tasks to proceed unimpeded still allows significant savings. Power grid operators use mechanisms called ancillary services to address variation and system failures, paying organizations to alter power consumption on request. By bidding to offer these services, data centres may be able to lower their energy costs while reducing their environmental impact. If providing contingency reserves which require only infrequent action, savings of up to 12% were seen in simulations. Greater power cost savings are possible for those ceding more control to the power grid operator. Coordinating multiple data centres adds overhead, and altering at which data centre requests are processed based on changes in the financial or environmental costs of power is likely to increase this overhead. Tests of virtual machine migrations showed that in some cases there was no visible increase in power use while in others power use rose by 20--30W. Estimates of how migration was likely to impact other services used in current cloud environments were derived.

  19. Earth Remote Sensing Center of Excellence at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mitchell, B. Greg

    2000-01-01

    We developed advanced communications and networking capability and satellite reception systems for Earth science to improve the ability of scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) to conduct interdisciplinary research. With matching funds from the SIO Director's office we implemented a "virtual center" utilizing modern networking hardware and software to enhance access for researchers and students to unique satellite and in situ data sets. The center provides facilities and data access to graduate students as well as research scientists at SIO, and outside SIO. Our private sector partners installed and testes and advanced X-band data acquisition system for satellite data capture relevant for Earth science research and applications. Some of the commercial applications of these partners have been developed (or are under development) with NASA SBIR resources. The X-band system collected RADARSAT, ERS-2 and MODIS imagery. Perhaps most importantly, this COE brought together - for the first time - an interdisciplinary team of SIO scientists with interests in Earth remote sensing. The collaboration extended beyond our infrastructure and research accomplishments leading to a dialog that resulted in a report with strong recommendations to the SIO community for enhancing satellite remote sensing at SIO.

  20. The Thermodynamic Equation Of Seawater - 2010 (TEOS-10): implications for observational oceanography and ocean modeling

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McDougall, Trevor

    2010-05-01

    The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has endorsed a new equation of state of seawater to replace the International Equation of State of 1980. The new Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10 for short) has been prepared by SCOR/IAPSO Working Group 127, and from 1st January 2010, is the new worldwide standard description of seawater. This thermodynamic description of seawater provides accurate algorithms for Absolute Salinity, density, entropy, enthalpy and many other properties. The software of the new seawater standard is available on line from www.TEOS-10.org. The talk will concentrate on three main topics, namely (i) the definition and use of a new form of salinity called Absolute Salinity which takes into account the spatial variation in the composition of seawater, (ii) a thermodynamic variable that can be used to accurately represent the transport and mixing of "heat" in the ocean, and (iii) the differences between the specific volume of TEOS-10 and that of EOS-80 (the International Equation of State of seawater that has been in use since 1980). The talk will discuss the relative improvements in the accuracy of observational oceanography and ocean models that can be expected from adopting TEOS-10.

  1. An electronic atlas on the oceanography of the South China Sea

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rostov, I. D.; Moroz, V. V.; Rudykh, N. I.; Rostov, V. I.

    2009-12-01

    The digital atlas on CD ROM includes a set of generalized data on the South China Sea oceanography. The data is presented in the form of spreadsheets, graphics, and text. The atlas contains a brief annotated description of the main physical-geographical characteristics and the particularities of the hydrological regime, water masses, tidal phenomena, and water mass circulation. The atlas is an interactive information-reference system including elements of dynamic data visualization. It contains a body of data on the long-term observations of the temperature and salinity; gridded blocks of the average annual, seasonal, and monthly data at the standard depth horizons; and data on the hydrochemical characteristics and water currents obtained by automatic buoy stations (ABS). A list of existing open access data bases and web sites is given where additional online and archived information on a range of special issues and problems related to regional studies and exploitation is provided. The system allows for fast access to specifically selected online or generalized reference information (via the Internet) and for its imaging.

  2. UV LED lighting for automated crystal centring.

    PubMed

    Chavas, Leonard M G; Yamada, Yusuke; Hiraki, Masahiko; Igarashi, Noriyuki; Matsugaki, Naohiro; Wakatsuki, Soichi

    2011-01-01

    A direct outcome of the exponential growth of macromolecular crystallography is the continuously increasing demand for synchrotron beam time, both from academic and industrial users. As more and more projects entail screening a profusion of sample crystals, fully automated procedures at every level of the experiments are being implemented at all synchrotron facilities. One of the major obstacles to achieving such automation lies in the sample recognition and centring in the X-ray beam. The capacity of UV light to specifically react with aromatic residues present in proteins or with DNA base pairs is at the basis of UV-assisted crystal centring. Although very efficient, a well known side effect of illuminating biological samples with strong UV sources is the damage induced on the irradiated samples. In the present study the effectiveness of a softer UV light for crystal centring by taking advantage of low-power light-emitting diode (LED) sources has been investigated. The use of UV LEDs represents a low-cost solution for crystal centring with high specificity. PMID:21169682

  3. Academic Success Centre Room 10-2584

    E-print Network

    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Academic Success Centre Room 10-2584 250-960-6367 www.unbc.ca/asc Procrastination and Motivation Procrastination and motivation do not just happen; rather, they are deliberate. They are also not static traits; for example, a person can exhibit procrastinating behavior and be intensely motivated and productive a few

  4. UV LED lighting for automated crystal centring

    PubMed Central

    Chavas, Leonard M. G.; Yamada, Yusuke; Hiraki, Masahiko; Igarashi, Noriyuki; Matsugaki, Naohiro; Wakatsuki, Soichi

    2011-01-01

    A direct outcome of the exponential growth of macromolecular crystallography is the continuously increasing demand for synchrotron beam time, both from academic and industrial users. As more and more projects entail screening a profusion of sample crystals, fully automated procedures at every level of the experiments are being implemented at all synchrotron facilities. One of the major obstacles to achieving such automation lies in the sample recognition and centring in the X-ray beam. The capacity of UV light to specifically react with aromatic residues present in proteins or with DNA base pairs is at the basis of UV-assisted crystal centring. Although very efficient, a well known side effect of illuminating biological samples with strong UV sources is the damage induced on the irradiated samples. In the present study the effectiveness of a softer UV light for crystal centring by taking advantage of low-power light-emitting diode (LED) sources has been investigated. The use of UV LEDs represents a low-cost solution for crystal centring with high specificity. PMID:21169682

  5. Department of Sport and Exercise SPORTS CENTRE

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    Brierley, Andrew

    : ......................................... Email: ...............@st-andrews.ac.uk Tel No (semester time): ............................. Mobile be made in cash or with a debit/credit card, in person at Sports Centre Reception. We regret we and conditions and (2) the fitness suite code of conduct and regulations. I am aware that further assistance

  6. URBANDALE CENTRE FOR HOME ENERGY RESEARCH

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    R) house will make use of solar thermal energy, seasonal thermal storage, and provide a test bed of residential con- struction and energy efficiency. Many industry partners have already generously contributedURBANDALE CENTRE FOR HOME ENERGY RESEARCH Above: CHEeR house under construction exterior Right

  7. Self Assessment and Student-Centred Learning

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    McDonald, Betty

    2012-01-01

    This paper seeks to show how self assessment facilitates student-centred learning (SCL) and fills a gap in the literature. Two groups of students were selected from a single class in a tertiary educational institution. The control group of 25 was selected randomly by the tossing of an unbiased coin (heads = control group). They were trained in the…

  8. Do We Need Teachers in Children's Centres?

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    Grenier, Julian

    2006-01-01

    This account considers the need for qualified teachers and headteachers in Children's Centres in England. It describes the ongoing decline in the importance of nursery education, and the concurrent expansion of childcare. The author argues that the best response to increasingly formal approaches in the early years is to maintain the role of the…

  9. William Browne Centre for Multilevel Modelling

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    Browne, William J.

    William Browne Centre for Multilevel Modelling Institute of Education, London #12;§Based at the Institute of Education. §Headed by Professor Harvey Goldstein. §Funded by ESRC originally through ALCD. §3 developed by William Browne. §Uses IGLS/RIGLS for starting values. #12;§Multilevel Models are extension

  10. CentreDaily.com Next Story >

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    Hunter, David

    CentreDaily.com Next Story > Warm Arctic sets record for summer sea ice melt Teen pot use linked M. HACKETT -- AP By MALCOLM RITTER and NICK PERRY -- Associated Press NEW YORK -- Teens who to the developing brain. NEW YORK: Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ | Healt... http

  11. In the Field: The Canadian Ecology Centre.

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    Magee, Clare

    2000-01-01

    The Canadian Ecology Centre (Ontario) offers year-round residential and day programs in outdoor and environmental education for secondary students, field placement and internship opportunities for college students, and ecotourism programs, while providing employment and tax revenues to the local community. Dubbed consensus environmentalism, the…

  12. Academic Success Centre Room 10-2584

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    1 Academic Success Centre Room 10-2584 250-960-6367 www.unbc.ca/asc Chicago Style Citations 16th Ed to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Author-Date style is generally preferred in the social sciences Again: Summations of the Torture Porn Trend. Sydney: False Press. Book ­ corporate author (International

  13. NATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT

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    Giri, Ranjit K.

    neuroscience related to diseases and disorders of the nervous system. · To develop NBRC as the national apex branches of learning as the Centre may deem fit. · To provide facilities for the advancement research and development for advancement of learning and for dissemination of knowledge. · To undertake extramural studies

  14. Visiting a science centre: what's on offer?

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    Russell, Ian

    1990-09-01

    Science centres are a valuable resource, used more frequently by family groups and primary school parties than by secondary schools. The importance of affective learning, involving attitude changes, is stressed. Provided the right approach is used, accompanying adults can help children get the most out of a visit.

  15. Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare Annual Report 2010-11 www's Introduction THE MATCH Vision To provide what healthcare users really need: more effective and efficient industry healthcare service providers and academics. The research threads that support this include

  16. Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare Year 7 Annual Report www of device users, the medical device industry, regulators and reimbursement agencies and healthcare providers healthcare users really need: more effective and efficient service, based on better technology that has been

  17. Person-Centred (Deictic) Expressions and Autism

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    Hobson, R. Peter; Garcia-Perez, Rosa M.; Lee, Anthony

    2010-01-01

    We employed semi-structured tests to determine whether children with autism produce and comprehend deictic (person-centred) expressions such as "this"/"tilde" "here"/"there" and "come"/"go", and whether they understand atypical non-verbal gestural deixis in the form of directed head-nods to indicate location. In Study 1, most participants…

  18. A71 Kilmarnock A71 City Centre

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    Painter, Kevin

    and Statistics 2 John Muir Building - Gait 1 Biology International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD Management* Sport and Exercise Science* (*see also John Muir Building) 6 James Nasmyth Building - Gait 3 Occupational Health and Safety Mechanical Engineering Mathematics (see also Colin Maclaurin Building) 7 John

  19. Centre for International Business History Discussion Paper

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    Hodges, Kevin

    Centre for International Business History Discussion Paper Constructing Corporate Identity before the Corporation: Fashioning the Face of the First English Joint Stock Banking Companies December 2014 Victoria Discussion Paper Number: IBH-2014-06 #12;The aim of this discussion paper series is to disseminate new

  20. Anatomy of a Learning Assistance Centre.

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    Graham, Lorraine; And Others

    Two learning assistance (LA) centres in suburban elementary schools in British Columbia (Canada) were studied via a participant-observer approach to examine the changing role of the LA teacher, the impact on the school staff of more remediation in the regular classroom, and the concerns held by LA teachers and regular classroom teachers regarding…

  1. Industry Restructuring: Extracts from Centre Publications.

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    Hall, William C., Ed.

    This document contains excerpts from material previously published by Australia's TAFE (Technical and Further Education) National Centre for Research and Development on the subjects of industry restructuring, the reasons for restructuring, revising curricula, and providing a service to business and industry. Its contents are "Industry…

  2. THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL CENTRE

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    Liu, Wenyin

    THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL CENTRE Post Specification Head of Discipline (Re-Engineering research, the ASRC is destined to raise the industry's standard to new heights. The discipline of Re-Engineering) a minimum of 15 years' industrial experience, at least 10 of which relating to manufacturing especially

  3. THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL CENTRE

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    Liu, Wenyin

    THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL CENTRE Post Specification Senior Engineer and automation; and (c) high computer literacy preferably with experience of industrial manufacturing application and Project Lead (Re-Engineering MRO Technologies) (several posts) (Ref. 14061708b) [to be appointed

  4. Cactus: The Centres of a Triangle

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    Hyde, Hartley

    2009-01-01

    This is the first of two articles which describe how to use "JavaSketchPad" to explore the centres of a triangle. This introductory exercise is suggested in the GSP "Workshop Guide". Students can use "JavaSketchPad Interactive Geometry" (JSP) at home at no cost. They are likely to impress their parents with their enthusiasm for geometry and all…

  5. Collaborating at a distance: operations centres, tools, and trends

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    Gottschalk, Erik E.; /Fermilab

    2009-05-01

    Successful operation of the LHC and its experiments is crucial to the future of the worldwide high-energy physics program. Remote operations and monitoring centres have been established for the CMS experiment in several locations around the world. The development of remote centres began with the LHC{at}FNAL ROC and has evolved into a unified approach with distributed centres that are collectively referred to as 'CMS Centres Worldwide'. An overview of the development of remote centres for CMS will be presented, along with a synopsis of collaborative tools that are used in these centres today and trends in the development of remote operations capabilities for high-energy physics.

  6. Development of 3D interactive visual objects using the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Visualization Center

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    Kilb, D.; Reif, C.; Peach, C.; Keen, C. S.; Smith, B.; Mellors, R. J.

    2003-12-01

    Within the last year scientists and educators at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and San Diego State University have collaborated with education specialists to develop 3D interactive graphic teaching modules for use in the classroom and in teacher workshops at the SIO Visualization center (http://siovizcenter.ucsd.edu). The unique aspect of the SIO Visualization center is that the center is designed around a 120 degree curved Panoram floor-to-ceiling screen (8'6" by 28'4") that immerses viewers in a virtual environment. The center is powered by an SGI 3400 Onyx computer that is more powerful, by an order of magnitude in both speed and memory, than typical base systems currently used for education and outreach presentations. This technology allows us to display multiple 3D data layers (e.g., seismicity, high resolution topography, seismic reflectivity, draped interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) images, etc.) simultaneously, render them in 3D stereo, and take a virtual flight through the data as dictated on the spot by the user. This system can also render snapshots, images and movies that are too big for other systems, and then export smaller size end-products to more commonly used computer systems. Since early 2002, we have explored various ways to provide informal education and outreach focusing on current research presented directly by the researchers doing the work. The Center currently provides a centerpiece for instruction on southern California seismology for K-12 students and teachers for various Scripps education endeavors. Future plans are in place to use the Visualization Center at Scripps for extended K-12 and college educational programs. In particular, we will be identifying K-12 curriculum needs, assisting with teacher education, developing assessments of our programs and products, producing web-accessible teaching modules and facilitating the development of appropriate teaching tools to be used directly by classroom teachers.

  7. CMS Centres Worldwide - a New Collaborative Infrastructure

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    Taylor, Lucas

    2011-12-01

    The CMS Experiment at the LHC has established a network of more than fifty inter-connected "CMS Centres" at CERN and in institutes in the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Europe. These facilities are used by people doing CMS detector and computing grid operations, remote shifts, data quality monitoring and analysis, as well as education and outreach. We present the computing, software, and collaborative tools and videoconferencing systems. These include permanently running "telepresence" video links (hardware-based H.323, EVO and Vidyo), Webcasts, and generic Web tools such as CMS-TV for broadcasting live monitoring and outreach information. Being Web-based and experiment-independent, these systems could easily be extended to other organizations. We describe the experiences of using CMS Centres Worldwide in the CMS data-taking operations as well as for major media events with several hundred TV channels, radio stations, and many more press journalists simultaneously around the world.

  8. Gamma rays from the Galactic Centre region

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    Su, Meng; van Eldik, Christopher

    2015-08-01

    During the last decades, increasingly precise astronomical observations of the Galactic Centre region at radio, infrared, and X-ray wavelengths laid the foundations for a detailed understanding of the high-energy astroparticle physics of this most remarkable location in the Galaxy. Recently, observations of this region in high energy (HE, 10 MeV-100 GeV) and very high energy (VHE, > 100 GeV) ?-rays added important insights into the emerging picture of the Galactic nucleus as a most violent and active region where acceleration of particles to highest energies and their transport can be studied in great detail. We review the current understanding of the ?-ray emission emanating from the Galactic Centre.

  9. Person-centred communication in dementia care.

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    Downs, Murna; Collins, Lindsey

    2015-11-11

    Communication involves the exchange of information between at least two people, a giver and a receiver. If left unaddressed, communication difficulties may have a profound effect on quality of life and quality of care. Poor communication may result in high levels of anxiety and depression for the person living with dementia. Communication breakdown contributes to high rates of depression in spouses of people living with dementia and is a major problem for family and carers. Positive and supportive communication is essential to ensure good quality dementia care. A person-centred approach focuses on supporting a person to use and retain their skills and abilities. Person-centred communication involves a commitment to including the perspective of the person living with dementia, and an understanding of who the person is, their life history and preferences. PMID:26554996

  10. University of the Witwatersrand THE JOHN KNOPFMACHER CENTRE

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    Wagner, Stephan

    University of the Witwatersrand THE JOHN KNOPFMACHER CENTRE for APPLICABLE ANALYSIS and NUMBER of the Witwatersrand THE JOHN KNOPFMACHER CENTRE for APPLICABLE ANALYSIS and NUMBER THEORY Friday 27 February : Venue

  11. SOFTWARE VERIFICATION RESEARCH CENTRE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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    Lindsay, Peter

    SOFTWARE VERIFICATION RESEARCH CENTRE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND of Information Technology The University of Queensland Queensland 4072, Australia 2 Defence Science Technology Science Technology Organisation (DSTO) and the Software Verification Research Centre (SVRC) to study

  12. Bismuth centred magnetic perovskite: A projected multiferroic

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    Kundu, Asish K.; Seikh, Md. Motin; Nautiyal, Pranjal

    2015-03-01

    In recent time substantial attention has been initiated to understand the physics behind multiferroism and to design new multiferroic materials. BiMnO3 and BiFeO3 are the well-studied Bi-centred multiferroic oxides. BiMnO3 is a ferromagnetic-ferroelectric (metastable) phase and require drastic conditions to synthesize. However, lanthanum substituted BiMnO3 phases stabilized at ambient pressure. It is thus of major importance to increase the number of ferromagnetic perovskites with Bi cations that could be designed under ambient conditions. In this article, we have presented an up to date report of investigations on Bi-centred magnetic perovskites, a prospective material for multiferroic application. Central focus is concentrated on La0.5Bi0.5MnO3 perovskite with various substitutions at different levels. A few of these perovskites are found to be of practical importance e.g. La0.5Bi0.5Mn0.67Co0.33O3 with high dielectric permittivity coupled with ferromagnetism. A comprehensive analysis of different physical functionalities and their interrelation for a wide range of compositions of these Bi-centred perovskites is presented. It has been found that the complex magnetic behaviour originates from mixed valence metal ions. The ferroelectricity is associated with the 6s2 lone pair of Bi3+ cations. The magnetic ground state influences the dielectric properties reflecting the multiferroism in a single material.

  13. Putting the Deep Biosphere on the Map for Oceanography Courses: Gas Hydrates As a Case Study for the Deep Biosphere

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    Sikorski, J. J.; Briggs, B. R.

    2014-12-01

    The ocean is essential for life on our planet. It covers 71% of the Earth's surface, is the source of the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat. Yet, the exponential growth in human population is putting the ocean and thus life on our planet at risk. However, based on student evaluations from our introductory oceanography course it is clear that our students have deficiencies in ocean literacy that impact their ability to recognize that the ocean and humans are inextricably connected. Furthermore, life present in deep subsurface marine environments is also interconnected to the study of the ocean, yet the deep biosphere is not typically covered in undergraduate oceanography courses. In an effort to improve student ocean literacy we developed an instructional module on the deep biosphere focused on gas hydrate deposits. Specifically, our module utilizes Google Earth and cutting edge research about microbial life in the ocean to support three inquiry-based activities that each explore different facets of gas hydrates (i.e. environmental controls, biologic controls, and societal implications). The relevant nature of the proposed module also makes it possible for instructors of introductory geology courses to modify module components to discuss related topics, such as climate, energy, and geologic hazards. This work, which will be available online as a free download, is a solid contribution toward increasing the available teaching resources focused on the deep biosphere for geoscience educators.

  14. Dare to Dream: Discovery Children's Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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    Blatz, Ron

    2011-01-01

    This article features Discovery Children's Centre, one of the highest quality centres in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Discovery Children's Centre believes that children, who may have little or no voice in a democratic society, can be heard if some adult will speak on their behalf. Even as it has grown from 35 to 230 children, quality has…

  15. University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres

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    1 University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres Report to Academic __________________________________________________________________________________ The Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres (ACCAC) at its meeting of 15 September 2014 recommended the following items for approval to Academic Council on 9 October 2014. ITEMS FOR APPROVAL (a) Centre Director

  16. Canadian Educational Development Centre Websites: More Ebb than Flow?

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    Simmons, Nicola

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines information portrayed on Canadian educational development (ED) centre websites and, in particular, whether information that corresponds to questions compiled from a literature search of ED centre practices is readily available from centre websites. This study phase is part of a larger national study of Canadian educational…

  17. University College Dublin Academic Council Committee for Academic Centres

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    Technology & Organisation January 2018 (3yrs) UCD Centre for Business Analytics January 2018 (3yrs) UCD in three years (March 2018). (b) UCD Bioinformatics Centre The ACCAC recommend the establishment of a new will take place in three years (March 2018). (2) Changes to the Policy on Academic Centres Following

  18. Reaching the Students that Student-Centred Learning Cannot Reach

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    Hockings, Christine

    2009-01-01

    Student-centred learning has the potential to engage a more academically diverse student body than the more conventional teacher-centred approaches. In spite of the evidence in favour of student-centred learning, a recent study showed that it was ineffective for around 30% of undergraduates in a large and diverse group studying business operations…

  19. The Eastern Leadership Centre Early Years Professional Status Audit

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    The Eastern Leadership Centre Early Years Professional Status Audit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education October 2012 #12;Early Years Professional Status Audit: The Eastern Leadership Centre .............................................................................................................32 #12;Early Years Professional Status Audit: The Eastern Leadership Centre 1 Key findings about

  20. Centre of the Cell: Science Comes to Life

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    Balkwill, Frances; Chambers, Katie

    2015-01-01

    Centre of the Cell is a unique biomedical science education centre, a widening participation and outreach project in London’s East End. This article describes Centre of the Cell’s first five years of operation, the evolution of the project in response to audience demand, and the impact of siting a major public engagement project within a research laboratory. PMID:26340279

  1. ANNUAL REPORT 2004 -2005 National Brain Research Centre

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    Giri, Ranjit K.

    of the nervous system. To develop the centre as the National Apex Centre for neurosciences research and promote for instructions and training in such other branches of learning as the Centre may deem fit. To provide facilities for the advancement research and development for advancement of learning and for dissemination of knowledge

  2. Implementation The mission of the Centre is to improve the

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    Maizels, Rick

    PRACTICE THROUGH EVALUATION The mission of the Centre is to improve the design and conduct of public health the use of robust evidence to inform policy and practice decisions. The Centre for Evaluation will supportResources Implementation Pathways Outcomes Impact Centre for Evaluation IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH

  3. The Bipolar Man Framework for Human-Centred Intelligent Systems

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    Amigoni, Francesco

    The Bipolar Man Framework for Human-Centred Intelligent Systems F. AMIGONI, V. SCHIAFFONATI, M humans and machines may enhance the design and development of human-centred intelligent systems. The aim-centred intelligent systems. 1. Introduction The deep investigation of the human-machine interactions represents

  4. The Efficacy of the Mathematical Academic Centre for Excellence

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    The Efficacy of the Mathematical Academic Centre for Excellence MACE A Technical Report Delivered by Jennifer Hyndman, Mathematics Peter MacMillan, Education Vivian Fayowski, Learning Skills Centre Advisor In Fall 2007 the Teaching and Learning building opened and with it the Mathematical Academic Centre

  5. Graham Centre Public Speaking Competition Sponsored by the Ron & Jane Graham Centre for the Study of Communication

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    Graham Centre Public Speaking Competition Sponsored by the Ron & Jane Graham Centre for the Study for the Graham School Public Speaking Competition. I recognize that the decision of the judges is final. Your

  6. The Albion Street Centre database, Sydney, Australia.

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    Gold, J

    1998-01-01

    The Albion Street Centre was established in 1985 as an HIV testing and early management center. More than 22,000 people have been screened for HIV and other blood-borne infections at the Centre, and approximately 3,600 people with HIV/AIDS have been managed there. Approximately 1,600 patients with various stages of HIV disease are currently managed at the Centre by a staff of 60 health care professionals and about 1,000 volunteers. The Albion Street Centre's computer database began recording selected demographic, epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics when the first patient presented in 1985. Since then, the complexity and utilization of the database has increased in parallel with improvement in the understanding of the natural history and pathogenesis of HIV infection. Over 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations have been produced from the database and 45 clinical trials have used the database to identify potential subjects. All data are de-identified and are protected by multiple password codes. Approximately 700 variables are collected from each HIV-positive patient at the initial visit to the Centre and up to 200 variables are added at each subsequent routine clinic visit. The variables collected include the following: standard epidemiologic characteristics; transmission and behavioral parameters, clinical signs and symptoms; laboratory test results; treatments; nutritional history; body composition parameters; psychological assessment results; and management history, including neuropsychological testing. The overall number and characteristics of patients recorded in the database are reported monthly, and are used to plan services, for prevention and educational programs, and as an indicator of the effectiveness of campaigns to encourage HIV-positive people to attend clinics for early management. When these patients have been identified they are invited to participate in the study. Individual patient records are identified and accessed if they meet certain criteria for flagging. For example, patients who have lost more than 5% of their maximal weight are flagged and referred to the dietician for assessment. Further uses for the database are to identify cohorts of patients who are seroconverters and to follow their natural history-the Centre has over 250 patients for whom a documented HIV-positive test has been obtained within 12 months of a documented HIV-negative test; to investigate clinical observations that have been associated with particular drug therapy, e.g., investigation of the reported association between the use of valacyclovir and the thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS)-like complex showed patients with terminal-stage AIDS demonstrated this syndrome independently of their therapy and probably as a consequence of multiorgan failure; and to document the relationship between nutritional intervention and survival, for which use of the database enabled an historical cohort that matched the cases under investigation to be selected. In conclusion, the database is a dynamic and integral part of the assessment, management, and research program of the Albion Street Centre, where it is used by all professional staff. PMID:9586650

  7. The social oceanography of top oceanic predators and the decline of sharks: A call for a new field

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    Jacques, Peter J.

    2010-07-01

    The decline of top oceanic predators (TOPs), such as great sharks, and worldwide erosion of the marine food web is among the most important functional changes in marine systems. Yet, even though human pressures on sharks are one of the most important factors in the collapse of TOPs, the social science of shark fishing has not kept pace with the biophysical science. Such a gap highlights the need for a marine social science, and this paper uses the case of sharks to illustrate some advances that a coherent marine social science community could bring to science and sustainability, and calls for the development of this new field. Social oceanography is proposed as a “discursive space” that will allow multiple social science and humanities disciplines to holistically study and bring insight to a diverse but essential community. Such a community will not provide answers for the physical sciences, but it will add a new understanding of the contingencies that riddle social behavior that ultimately interact with marine systems. Such a field should reflect the broad and diverse approaches, epistemologies, philosophies of science and foci that are in the human disciplines themselves. Social oceanography would complete the triumvirate of biological and physical oceanography where human systems profoundly impact these other areas. This paper tests the theory that institutional rules are contingent on social priorities and paradigms. I used content analysis of all available (1995-2006) State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) reports from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to measure the symbolic behavior-i.e., what they say-as an indication of the value of sharks in world fisheries. Similar tests were also performed for marine journals and the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals to corroborate these findings. Then, I present an institutional analysis of all international capacity building and regulatory institutions as they pertain to sharks. We find that sharks are not a high priority compared to other fisheries; and, amongst issue areas, ecological concerns are overshadowed by a paradigm of economism (economic values are demonstrated above all others). Further, sharks have no global binding institutions for conservation, and only new and problematic rules at regional levels. Consequently, human pressures on sharks are partially explained through social marginalization that legitimizes permissive international rules that: (1) have limited scope of authority, (2) provide little-to-no active management of sharks, (3) have important enforcement problems, and (4) are generally not reinforced with National Plans of Action demonstrating a lack of commitment at both national and international scales. Thus, active management of shark populations is nearly non-existent meanwhile pressures on sharks, such as through finning, have increased in the last 20 years and there is strong evidence that many shark species are in decline and may not be able to recover. This paper concludes by arguing that biological oceanography of sharks is fundamentally linked to human dimensions, and, therefore, theories and systematic study of human dimensions in oceanography are crucial to provide more comprehensive understanding of complete social-marine systems.

  8. 3rd International Workshop on Scientific Use of Submarine Cables and Related Technologies, 25-27 June 2003, Tokyo, Japan Physical Oceanography from Deep Ocean Submarine Cable Observatories

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    Luther, Douglas S.

    of the physical climate of the ocean that have been based on data acquired at open ocean "observatories-27 June 2003, Tokyo, Japan Physical Oceanography from Deep Ocean Submarine Cable Observatories Douglas S of an infrastructure that will permit long duration studies of the smaller scale processes in the ocean (e

  9. Oceanography Vol.22, No.3206 G O DA E S p E c i A l i S Su E F E At u r E

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    of such systems in several areas of interest: phytoplankton biomass monitoring in the open ocean, ocean carbon Biogeochemistry and Ecology into Ocean Data Assimilation Systems ABStrAct. Monitoring and predicting the biogeochemical state of the ocean and marine ecosystems is an important application of operational oceanography

  10. Limnol. Oceonogr., 35(7), 1990, 1545-1563 O 1990, by the Amencan Society of Limnology and Oceanography,Inc.

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    Boynton, Walter R.

    such as Chesapeake Bay may reinforce the effects of nutrient enrichment by allowing increased rates of NH,' recycling and Oceanography,Inc. Ammonium recycling versus denitrification in Chesapeake Bay sediments W.M. Kemp, P. Sampou, J systematically underestimated actual rates. Rates of N, loss in denitrification were similar to NH,' recycling

  11. Oceanography Vol.22, No.3216 R e g u l a R I s su e F e at u R e

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    Riser, Stephen C.

    required to address driving scientific questions will require a revolution. Such a revolution the scientific motivation and the prospects for a global observing system for ocean biogeochemistry. Oceanography the scientific motivation and the prospects for a global observing system for ocean biogeochemistry. By K e N N e

  12. PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY OF THE GULF OF MAINE The color of the gulf was measured by percentages of yellow 25 during the sum-

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    PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY OF THE GULF OF MAINE COLOR 823 The color of the gulf was measured for the Gulf of Maine proper, and three stations for 1913point.:to 9 per cent yellow as about normal ranged from 14 to 20. The Gulf of Maine, like most coastal boreal waters, thus falls among the greener

  13. LimnoI. Oceanogr., 41(5), 1996, 903-911 0 1996, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

    E-print Network

    and Oceanography, Inc. Climate change scenarios for Great Lakes Basin ecosystem studies Linda D. Mortsch for the Great Lakes Basin using general circulation models (GCMs), climate spatial transpositions" for assessingpotential impacts on the Great Lakes and other aquatic ecosystems within the basin. Climate scenarios

  14. Oceanography Vol. 18, No. 4, Dec. 200580 T H E I N D O N E S I A N S E A S

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    Susanto, R. Dwi

    Oceanography Vol. 18, No. 4, Dec. 200580 T H E I N D O N E S I A N S E A S OCEAN INTERNAL WAVES, are favorable places for the generation of intensive ocean internal waves. Internal waves, which occur within obstacles such as a sill or a shallow ridge. Internal waves are commonly observed in the Lombok Strait, one

  15. Limnol. Oceanogr., 30(6), 1985, 1283-1290 0 1985, by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, IllC.

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    Williamson, Craig E.

    . Egg production in adult females increased with increasing food concentration up to a maximum at 600 pg in which problems with settling and clumping of cells and the buildup of waste products with subsequent and Oceanography, IllC. Food limitation in naupliar and adult Diaptomus pakh& Craig E. Williamson, Nancy M. Butler

  16. Implementation of new Healthy Conversation Skills to support lifestyle changes - what helps and what hinders? Experiences of Sure Start Children's Centre staff.

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    Tinati, Tannaze; Lawrence, Wendy; Ntani, Georgia; Black, Christina; Cradock, Sue; Jarman, Megan; Pease, Anna; Begum, Rufia; Inskip, Hazel; Cooper, Cyrus; Baird, Janis; Barker, Mary

    2012-07-01

    Effective communication is necessary for good relationships between healthcare practitioners and clients. This study examined barriers and facilitators to implementing new communication skills. One hundred and ten Sure Start Children's Centre staff attended one of 13 follow-up workshops in Southampton, UK between May 2009 and February 2011 to reflect on the use of new skills following a training course in communication, reflection and problem-solving. Barriers and facilitators were assessed with an adapted Problematic Experiences of Therapy scale (PETS). Staff reported frequency of skill use, and described what made it more difficult or easier to use the skills. Complete data were available for 101 trainees. The PETS indicated that staff had confidence in using the skills, but felt that there were practical barriers to using them, such as lack of time. Skills were used less often when staff perceived parents not to be engaging with them (Spearman's correlation r(s) = -0.42, P < 0.001), when staff felt less confident to use the skills (r(s) = -0.37, P < 0.001) and when there were more practical barriers (r(s) = -0.37, P < 0.001). In support of findings from the PETS, content analysis of free text responses suggested that the main barrier was a perceived lack of time to implement new skills. Facilitators included seeing the benefits of using the skills, finding opportunities and having good relationships with parents. Understanding the range of barriers and facilitators to implementation is essential when developing training to facilitate ongoing support and sustain skill use. Special attention should be given to exploring trainees' perceptions of time, to be able to address this significant barrier to skill implementation. Staff training requires a multi-faceted approach to address the range of perceived barriers. PMID:22452549

  17. The "Magic" of Tutorial Centres in Hong Kong: An Analysis of Media Marketing and Pedagogy in a Tutorial Centre

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    Koh, Aaron

    2014-01-01

    Why do more than three-quarters of Hong Kong's senior secondary students flock to tutorial centres like moths to light? What is the "magic" that is driving the popularity of the tutorial centre enterprise? Indeed, looking at the ongoing boom of tutorial centres in Hong Kong (there are almost 1,000 of them), it is difficult not to ask…

  18. Using Geophysical Data in the Texas High School Course, Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography

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    Ellins, K.; Olson, H.; Pulliam, J.; Schott, M. J.

    2002-12-01

    Science educators working directly with scientists to develop inquiry-based instructional materials in Earth science yield some of the best results. The TEXTEAMS (Texas Teachers Empowered for Achievement in Mathematics and Science) Leadership Training for the Texas high school science course, Geology, Meteorology and Oceanography (GMO) is one example of a successful program that provides high-quality training to master teachers using geophysical data collected by scientists at The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG). TEXTEAMS is a certification program of professional development and leadership training sponsored by the National Science Foundation that is part of the Texas Statewide Systemic Initiative. UTIG scientists teamed with science educators at the Charles A. Dana Center for Mathematics and Science Education at UT and the Texas Education Agency to develop inquiry-based instructional materials for eight GMO modules. Our learning activities help students and teachers understand how Earth scientists interpret the natural world and test their hypotheses, and provide opportunities for the use of technology in classroom science learning; they are aligned with national and state teaching standards. Examples of TEXTEAMS GMO learning activities that use geophysical data. 1. Neotectonics: radiocarbon dates and elevation above current sea level of raised coral reefs in the New Georgia Islands are used to calculate rates of tectonic uplift and as a basis for the development of a conceptual model to explain the pattern of uplift that emerges from the data. 2. Large Igneous Provinces:geophysical logging data collected on ODP Leg 183 (Kerguelen Plateau) are analyzed to identify the transition from sediment to basement rock. 3. The Search for Black Gold: petroleum exploration requires the integration of geology, geophysics, petrophysics and geochemistry. Knowledge gained in previous GMO modules is combined with fundamental knowledge about economics to construct a petroleum prospect for a small oil and gas company. TEXTEAMS GMO Leadership Training uses mentoring of teachers by fellow teachers to implement effective teaching strategies and rigorous science curricula. More than 75 GMO teachers participated in the institutes and they in turn have trained about 2,250 other teachers. The number of students reached is about 67,500. The success of the GMO institutes have led to new partnerships between scientists and educators, and allowed UTIG to secure additional funds to promote K-12 Earth science education in Texas. They can serve as a template for other programs that are relevant to local communities and which utilize geophysical data and science.

  19. Oceanography in Second Life: Use of a Virtual Reality to Enhance Undergraduate Education in Marine Science

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    Villareal, T. A.; Jarmon, L.; Triggs, R.

    2009-12-01

    Shipboard research is a fundamental part of oceanography, but has numerous legal and practical constraints virtually eliminate it as a regular part of large-enrollment programs in marine science. The cost of a properly equipped research vessel alone can prevent student access. While much can be learned by active exploration of archived data by students, the limitations placed on real oceanographic programs by distance, vessel speed, and time are difficult to reproduce in exercises. Pre-cruise planning and collaboration between investigators are likewise a challenge to incorporate. We have used design students in the College of Liberal Arts to construct a oceanographic expedition in Second Life for use in a marine science course (Fall 2009). Second Life is a highly collaborative environment with a variety of tools that allow users to create their own environment and interact with it. Second LIfe is free, highly portable, and inherently amenable to distance or remote teaching. In our application, the research vessel exists as an moving platform with sampling abilities. Software code queries an external MySQL database that contains information from the World Ocean Atlas for the entire ocean, and returns strings of data from standard depths. Students must plan the cruise track to test hypothesis about the ocean, collaborate with other teams to develop the big picture and use standard oceanographic software (Ocean Data Viewer; ODV) to analyze the data. Access to the entire database in ODV then allows comparison to the actual properties and distributions. The effectiveness of this approach is being evaluated by a pre- and post-class surveys and post semester focus group interviews. Similar surveys of the design students that created the environment noted that use of Second Life created a learning experience that was both more immersive and process oriented than traditional college courses. Initial impressions in the marine science class indicate that the strong social networking presence captures these digital native undergraduates rapidly, and that this is a strong positive motivation for working on assigned class activities in Second Life.

  20. Late winter oceanography off the Sabrina and BANZARE coast (117-128°E), East Antarctica

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    Williams, G. D.; Meijers, A. J. S.; Poole, A.; Mathiot, P.; Tamura, T.; Klocker, A.

    2011-05-01

    We report on the late winter oceanography observed beneath the Antarctic sea ice offshore from the Sabrina and BANZARE coast of Wilkes Land, East Antarctica (117-128°E) in September-October 2007 during the Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment (SIPEX). A pilot program using specifically designed 'through-ice' conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) and acoustic Doppler current profiling (ADCP) systems was conducted to opportunistically measure water mass properties and ocean currents at major ice stations. Additional water mass properties across the survey region were collected from Ice-Argo floats deployed during the voyage north of the 3000 m isobath. The mean drift of the floats was along the slope to the west with the Antarctic Slope Current. Vertical profiles of the potential temperature reveal the deepest (˜350-400m) winter mixed layer (WML) in the western sector of the survey northwest of the Dalton Iceberg Tongue polynya. The meridional structure of the Antarctic Slope Front, i.e. the monotonic shoaling of the WML across the upper continental slope, is found to be similar to the previous observations in summer. A strong bottom-intensified intrusion of modified Circumpolar Deep Water (mCDW) as warm as 0 °C was detected beneath the fast ice south of the continental shelf break at 118°E. An mCDW intrusion of similar strength was detected near this location in the austral summer of 1996. We hypothesise that there is a persistent supply of mCDW and associated ocean heat flux to this region of the continental shelf that is capable of migrating to the grounding lines of the nearby Totten Glacier and Moscow University Ice Shelf. There was no detection of locally formed dense shelf water capable of forming Antarctic Bottom Water at the shelf break locations sampled despite the number of minor polynyas across this region. Ocean current measurements, limited to a maximum period of 24 h and 50-100 m depth by the relative scarcity of backscatter, found increased mean vertical speeds at the offshore stations (6-17 cm s -1) relative to the shelf break (2.3-6.4 cm s -1). The diurnal variation in the ADCP range reflected the diel migration of zooplankton occurring beneath the sea ice in late winter, with greater range/abundance offshore. Concurrent time series of wind, ocean current and their influence on sea ice drift from global positioning system (GPS) compass measurements were examined but the length of data acquisitions limited the applicability of this analysis.

  1. Fisheries Oceanography in the Virgin Islands: Preliminary Results from a Collaborative Research Endeavor

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    Smith, R. H.; Gerard, T. L.; Johns, E. M.; Lamkin, J. T.

    2008-05-01

    A multi-species spawning aggregation located on the banks south of St. Thomas includes several economically important fish species, including dog snapper, yellowfin grouper, Nassau grouper, and tiger grouper. Increased fishing pressure on these banks has prompted the Caribbean Fisheries Council to take actions such as seasonally closing fishing grounds and establishing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Due to a lack of biological and oceanographic data for the region, these management decisions have been based on professional judgment rather than scientific data. In response to this situation, NOAA scientists from SEFSC and AOML began an interdisciplinary field study in the region in 2007. Research cruises utilize biological sampling techniques such as MOCNESS, neuston, and bongo trawl tows simultaneously with standard physical sampling methods such as CTD/LADCP casts, hull- mounted water velocity measurements, and Lagrangian drifter deployments. The three year project aims to determine how the unprotected banks of the Virgin Islands and surrounding region, the seasonally closed banks and MPAs, and near-shore areas are ecologically linked in terms of larval dispersal, transport, and life history patterns. This collaboration should produce an assessment, based on scientific data, of the effectiveness of Caribbean Research Council management decisions and suggest modifications and improvements to current policy. Additionally, this project will also provide fisheries independent data, and develop ecological indices which can be integrated into stock assessment models. Analysis of data gathered during the project's first research cruise is yielding preliminary results. A total of 26,809 fish larvae were collected from the Grammanik and Red Hind Banks and surrounding regions. Of this total, 585 Serranidae (grouper) and 93 Lutjanidae (snapper) larval specimens were collected. Typical sampling transects included near-shore, shelf-break, and offshore regimes. The most economically important species were recovered at the near-shore sites, south of St. Thomas, St. John, and British Virgin Islands and not on the reef /shelf-break sites as expected. Concurrent Lagrangian drifter trajectories and shipboard ADCP measurements showed a high degree of variability in regional surface water flow. Possible transport pathways as related to the spatial distribution of the larvae collected and the physical oceanography observed will be discussed.

  2. Transition of R&D into Operations at Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center

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    Clancy, R. M.

    2006-12-01

    The U.S. Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) plays a significant role in the National capability for operational weather and ocean prediction through its operation of sophisticated global and regional meteorological and oceanographic models, extending from the top of the atmosphere to the bottom of the ocean. FNMOC uniquely satisfies the military's requirement for a global operational weather prediction capability based on software certified to DoD Information Assurance standards and operated in a secure classified computer environment protected from outside intrusion by DoD certified firewalls. FNMOC operates around-the-clock, 365 days per year and distributes products to military and civilian users around the world, both ashore and afloat, through a variety of means. FNMOC's customers include all branches of the Department of Defense, other government organizations such as the National Weather Service, private companies, a number of colleges and universities, and the general public. FNMOC employs three primary models, the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS), the Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS), and the WaveWatch III model (WW3), along with a number of specialized models and related applications. NOGAPS is a global weather model, driving nearly all other FNMOC models and applications in some fashion. COAMPS is a high- resolution regional model that has proved to be particularly valuable for forecasting weather and ocean conditions in highly complex coastal areas. WW3 is a state-of-the-art ocean wave model that is employed both globally and regionally in support of a wide variety of naval operations. Other models support and supplement the main models with predictions of ocean thermal structure, ocean currents, sea-ice characteristics, and other data. Fleet Numerical operates at the leading edge of science and technology, and benefits greatly from collocation with its supporting R&D activity, the Marine Meteorology Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL Code 7500). NRL Code 7500 is a world-class research organization, with focus on weather-related support for the warfighter. Fleet Numerical and NRL Code 7500 share space, data, software and computer systems, and together represent one of the largest concentrations of weather-related intellectual capital in the nation. As documented, for example, by the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) of the National Research Council, investment in R&D is crucial for maintaining state-of-the-art operational Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) capabilities (see BASC, 1998). And collocation and close cooperation between research and operations, such as exists between NRL Code 7500 and Fleet Numerical, is the optimum arrangement for transitioning R&D quickly and cost-effectively into new and improved operational weather prediction capabilities.

  3. Human-centred approaches in slipperiness measurement.

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    Grönqvist, R; Abeysekera, J; Gard, G; Hsiang, S M; Leamon, T B; Newman, D J; Gielo-Perczak, K; Lockhart, T E; Pai, C Y

    2001-10-20

    A number of human-centred methodologies--subjective, objective, and combined--are used for slipperiness measurement. They comprise a variety of approaches from biomechanically-oriented experiments to psychophysical tests and subjective evaluations. The objective of this paper is to review some of the research done in the field, including such topics as awareness and perception of slipperiness, postural and balance control, rating scales for balance, adaptation to slippery conditions, measurement of unexpected movements, kinematics of slipping, and protective movements during falling. The role of human factors in slips and falls will be discussed. Strengths and weaknesses of human-centred approaches in relation to mechanical slip test methodologies are considered. Current friction-based criteria and thresholds for walking without slipping are reviewed for a number of work tasks. These include activities such as walking on a level or an inclined surface, running, stopping and jumping, as well as stair ascent and descent, manual exertion (pushing and pulling, load carrying, lifting) and particular concerns of the elderly and mobility disabled persons. Some future directions for slipperiness measurement and research in the field of slips and falls are outlined. Human-centred approaches for slipperiness measurement do have many applications. First, they are utilized to develop research hypotheses and models to predict workplace risks caused by slipping. Second, they are important alternatives to apparatus-based friction measurements and are used to validate such methodologies. Third, they are used as practical tools for evaluating and monitoring slip resistance properties of footwear, anti-skid devices and floor surfaces. PMID:11794763

  4. Dynamics of B cells in germinal centres

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    De Silva, Nilushi S.; Klein, Ulf

    2015-01-01

    Humoral immunity depends on the germinal centre (GC) reaction during which somatically mutated high-affinity memory B cells and plasma cells are generated. Recent studies have uncovered crucial cues that are required for the formation and the maintenance of GCs and for the selection of high-affinity antibody mutants. In addition, it is now clear that these events are promoted by the dynamic movements of cells within and between GCs. These findings have resolved the complexities of the GC reaction in greater detail than ever before. This Review focuses on these recent advances and discusses their implications for the establishment of humoral immunity. PMID:25656706

  5. A South African outpatient drug treatment centre.

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    Karassellos, C; Wilson, D

    1993-05-01

    The Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre is an outpatient drug treatment service which has been operational since 1985. Statistics obtained from 1990 are detailed, describing patient characteristics in respect of referral sources, age, sex, occupational status, educational level and drugs abused. The typical client profile that emerges is of a young employed male of limited education, referred from a non-professional source, who smokes cannabis alone or with methaqualone (Mandrax). Management of clients, which includes psychotherapy with an emphasis on group-work and medical intervention, is described, and proposed areas for further research are outlined. PMID:8211429

  6. Hunting for hardware changes in data centres

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    Coelho dos Santos, M.; Steers, I.; Szebenyi, I.; Xafi, A.; Barring, O.; Bonfillou, E.

    2012-12-01

    With many servers and server parts the environment of warehouse sized data centres is increasingly complex. Server life-cycle management and hardware failures are responsible for frequent changes that need to be managed. To manage these changes better a project codenamed “hardware hound” focusing on hardware failure trending and hardware inventory has been started at CERN. By creating and using a hardware oriented data set - the inventory - with detailed information on servers and their parts as well as tracking changes to this inventory, the project aims at, for example, being able to discover trends in hardware failure rates.

  7. Sofia University GNSS Analysis Centre (SUGAC)

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    Simeonov, Tzvetan; Sidorov, Dmitry; Teferle, Norman; Guerova, Guergana; Egova, Evgenia; Vassileva, Keranka; Milev, Ivo; Milev, Georgi

    2015-04-01

    The Sofia University GNSS Analysis Centre (SUGAC, suada.phys.uni-sofia.bg) is a new analysis centre established via collaboration between the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics of Sofia University, the IPOS - BuliPOS GNSS network in Bulgaria and the University of Luxembourg. In April 2014, the first processing campaign took place. One year GNSS data from 7 stations of the BuliPOS network are processed in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg. Tropospheric products (Zenith Total Delay and gradients) with 5 min temporal resolution are obtained using the NAPEOS software, developed by ESA. The tropospheric products from this campaign will be used for validation of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model as well as for case studies during intense precipitation events and fog. In this work the WRF model validation for Bulgaria will be presented. Future work will be the establishment of autonomous near real-time processing of the regional ground-based GNSS network in Southeast Europe in support of the EUMETNET E-GVAP and COST ES1206 "Advanced Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Severe Weather Events and Climate" projects.

  8. UK Astronomy technology centre The UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) is a

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    Telescope. It will study every phase of the history of the Universe and will be the largest and most for delivering innovative and capable cameras, spectrometers and even turnkey telescope systems. T he UK ATC's major telescopes ·managing UK and international collaborations with universities, research centres

  9. An Assessment of Student Learning in an Online Oceanography Course: Five Years After Implementation

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    Reed, D. L.

    2002-12-01

    The results of assessing student learning in an online oceanography class offered over the past five years are compiled to reveal several general trends. In order to understand the context of these trends, it is important to first note that SJSU has a two-tiered general education program consisting of a category of core courses for frosh and sophomores and an advanced category for juniors and seniors, most of whom are community college transfers. The course described in this study is in the latter category and therefore composed largely of seniors. Enrollments in the course have exploded from 6 students in a pilot section offered during the 1998 fall semester to over 170 students in the summer semester of 2002. The course is now offered in both semesters of the academic year with four sections offered during 2002 summer session as part of a system-wide conversion to year-round operation. No other course, be it classroom, hybrid or online, in the general education category has experienced the level of student demand as this online course. All sections of the online course reach enrollment limits in the first days of registration with an equal or greater number of students turned away each semester. More female, students of color, returning students and K-12 in-service teachers enroll in the online sections than in the equivalent classroom sections of the course. Students enroll in the online section for the convenience of self-paced learning since attending a classroom section is not a viable option. Enrollments in concurrent classroom sections have not been negatively impacted by the addition of online sections. Enrollment attrition is higher in the first few days of the online course, but similar to that experienced in the classroom sections, once the class is underway. However, student requests for incompletes tend to be somewhat higher in the online course, especially during the summer offerings. Learning outcomes are reviewed at the beginning of the course and subsequent assessment on achieving each outcome is embedded in the graded assignments, which include a critical thinking essay on declining marine fisheries, one mid-term exam that emphasizes the application of basic math and the methods of scientific discovery in the context of ocean research; poster presentations in a symposium-style format, a course portfolio of web-based work, weekly discussions on an electronic bulletin board and a take-home final consisting of an original research grant proposal. The diverse nature of the graded assignments assures a comprehensive assessment of student learning from a number of perspectives, such as quantitative, qualitative, and analytical. Student learning compares favorably with classroom sections of the course, even though some students lack the discipline for self-paced learning. The distribution of the course grades in the online section typically differs from classroom sections by having higher percentages of both high and low performing students and fewer students clustered about the mean. Students strongly affirm that communication with the instructor in the online course is far greater, and of higher quality, than in classroom sections.

  10. Aggregate colour centres in impurity LiF crystals

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    Basiev, Tasoltan T; Karasik, Aleksandr Ya; Konyushkin, V A; Papashvili, A G; Pukhov, K K; Ermakov, I V; Gellermann, V

    2002-08-31

    LiF crystals with colour centres exhibiting a zero-phonon line (ZPL) at 1080 nm in absorption and luminescence are studied. The decay time of luminescence of colour centres at 10 K is 260 - 280 ns, the ZPL half-width is 4.7 cm{sup -1}, and colour centres are characterised by a weak electron - phonon interaction (the Huang - Rhys factor is S < 0.11). The polarisation analysis of luminescence showed that the transition dipole moments of colour centres are oriented along the crystal axes [100], [010], and [001]. The model of aggregate F{sub 4} colour centres having a spatial structure with three symmetry axes C{sub 2} may correspond to the colour centres studied in the paper. (active media. lasers)

  11. Children's Centre "3 in 1 - together"

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    Gancheva, Hristina

    2013-04-01

    "There are only two ways to life your live. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein Children's Centre "3 in 1" is an extracurricular unit linked to the High School of Zlatartitsa, St. Cyril and St. Methodius, accomplished with the help of the municipality and many volunteers from the local community. With its activity it forms in children patriotic spirit, love for nature, active citizenship, and an impulse for a healthy life through communication with nature, saving the traditions and history, insurance of equality of the kids of the local five ethnicities and participation in activities in the sphere of science, art, sport and tourism. The educational work is mainly directed towards kids with difficulties with communication, hyperactivity, aggression, problems in their families, or those deprived of parental care. For a few years in the Children's Centre there have been clubs of interests: "Gardeners" - kids cultivate a garden. They plow, dig, plant, put in, irrigate and weed under the watch of Ms Stafka Nikolova, parents, and volunteers of the local community. The ecologically clean products - vegetables and fruits, kids use to cook delicious meals, sell, or give away. Weeds are also utilized; they are making herbarium out of them. "Cooks" - "What to have for lunch, when mom is out?". One can learn a lot of wonderful recipes from the club "Cooks". Products are own made, raised with love. In 2010, on the on the annual traditional holiday of the garden soup in Zlataritsa, the little cooks won third prize for making a delicious vegetable soup. On the same day, the 26 years old Nadezhda Savova, Cultural and Social Anthropology PhD in Princeton, founded the second community bakery in Bulgaria in Children's Centre "3 in1". Nadezhda Savova was declared traveler of 2012 by National Geographic. After the baking house in Gabrovo and Zlataritsa, Nadezhda also founded such projects in Sofia, Varna and Ruse. Today there are baking houses in 13 countries on 3 continents - Israel, Palestine, Brazil, Italy, Peru, Egypt, South Africa, South Korea, the USA, Romania, Russia and Japan. The idea of making bread destroys any differences and brings people together. We are all crumbs of the common bread. "Historians" - "History is useful not because we read the past in it, but the future" - J.B.Say. The young historians explore the past of their homeland. They write down the memories of eyewitnesses of some important events in the community. The most impressive for the kids are the memories of the people about the gardeners of old time and the flood of 1943 in Zlataritsa. This involves the heroism of the people for saving their fellow citizens and the reconstruction of the damages. This all told by the coeval Vasil Uzunov. The activity in the center is documented in a register written by the kids and popularizes this form of media. In the centre every child finds itself and appreciates the opportunities for self-expression and team work, builds a positive attitude to its own personality and the personality of the one next to him. A kid there reveals its creativity, realizes the unity of diversity, forms a positive and a responsible attitude to the nature, rationalize universal values, makes friends, and feels useful and significant. The most wonderful thing in a friendship is not when somebody gives you help or smile or a good companion, but when both inspire for life, which we receive when we know that somebody believes in us. Do not search for strength and confidence out of yourself, because they're inside you. They were always there.

  12. The Centre of Mass of a Triangular Plate

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    Slusarenko, Viktor; Rojas, Roberto; Fuster, Gonzalo

    2008-01-01

    We present a derivation for the coordinates of the centre of mass--or centre of gravity--of a homogeneous triangular plate by using scaling and symmetry. We scale the triangular plate by a factor of 2 and divide its area into four plates identical to the original. By symmetry, we assert that the centre of mass of two identical masses lies at the…

  13. Complex Modelling Scheme Of An Additive Manufacturing Centre

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    Popescu, Liliana Georgeta

    2015-09-01

    This paper presents a modelling scheme sustaining the development of an additive manufacturing research centre model and its processes. This modelling is performed using IDEF0, the resulting model process representing the basic processes required in developing such a centre in any university. While the activities presented in this study are those recommended in general, changes may occur in specific existing situations in a research centre.

  14. Common Myna Roosts Are Not Recruitment Centres

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    Sarangi, Manaswini; Arvind, Chiti; Lakshman, Abhilash; Vidya, T. N. C.

    2014-01-01

    We studied communal roosting in the Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) in the light of the recruitment centre hypothesis and predation at the roost. The number and sizes of flocks departing from and arriving at focal roosts were recorded over a two year period. We also recorded the sizes and behaviour of foraging flocks. We found that flock sizes of birds departing from roosts at sunrise were larger than those at the feeding site, suggesting that there was no recruitment from the roosts. Flocks entering the roosts during sunset were larger on average than those leaving the following sunrise, suggesting no consolidation of flocks in the morning. Flocks entering the roosts at sunset were also larger on average than those that had left that sunrise, although there was no recruitment at the feeding site. There was no effect of group size on the proportion of time spent feeding. Contrary to expectation, single birds showed lower apparent vigilance than birds that foraged in pairs or groups, possibly due to scrounging tactics being used in the presence of feeding companions. Thus, the recruitment centre hypothesis did not hold in our study population of mynas. Predation at dawn and dusk were also not important to communal roosting: predators near the roosts did not result in larger flocks, and resulted in larger durations of arrival/departure contrary to expectation. Since flock sizes were smallest at the feeding site and larger in the evening than in the morning, but did not coincide with predator activity, information transfer unrelated to food (such as breeding opportunities) may possibly give rise to the evening aggregations. PMID:25122467

  15. Distant Operational Care Centre: Design Project Report

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    1996-01-01

    The goal of this project is to outline the design of the Distant Operational Care Centre (DOCC), a modular medical facility to maintain human health and performance in space, that is adaptable to a range of remote human habitats. The purpose of this project is to outline a design, not to go into a complete technical specification of a medical facility for space. This project involves a process to produce a concise set of requirements, addressing the fundamental problems and issues regarding all aspects of a space medical facility for the future. The ideas presented here are at a high level, based on existing, researched, and hypothetical technologies. Given the long development times for space exploration, the outlined concepts from this project embodies a collection of identified problems, and corresponding proposed solutions and ideas, ready to contribute to future space exploration efforts. In order to provide a solid extrapolation and speculation in the context of the future of space medicine, the extent of this project's vision is roughly within the next two decades. The Distant Operational Care Centre (DOCC) is a modular medical facility for space. That is, its function is to maintain human health and performance in space environments, through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Furthermore, the DOCC must be adaptable to meet the environmental requirements of different remote human habitats, and support a high quality of human performance. To meet a diverse range of remote human habitats, the DOCC concentrates on a core medical capability that can then be adapted. Adaptation would make use of the DOCC's functional modularity, providing the ability to replace, add, and modify core functions of the DOCC by updating hardware, operations, and procedures. Some of the challenges to be addressed by this project include what constitutes the core medical capability in terms of hardware, operations, and procedures, and how DOCC can be adapted to different remote habitats.

  16. Flux Exclusion Superconducting Quantum Metamaterial: Towards

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    Zheludev, Nikolay

    Flux Exclusion Superconducting Quantum Metamaterial: Towards Quantum-level Switching V. Savinov1 Optoelectronics Research Centre & Centre for Photonic Metamaterials, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK, 2 School of Physics and Astronomy & Centre for Photonic Metamaterials, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ

  17. Air-Sea Interaction EESC W4630 Biodiversity & Ecosys Proc EEEB G4650 Chemical Geology EESC W4009 Advanced General Geology EESC W4001 Atmospheric Aerosols CHEN E4600 Biological Oceanography EESC W4923 Chemical Oceanography EESC W4926 Crustal Deformation EE

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    Smerdon, Jason E.

    Air-Sea Interaction EESC W4630 Biodiversity & Ecosys Proc EEEB G4650 Chemical Geology EESC W4009 Advanced General Geology EESC W4001 Atmospheric Aerosols CHEN E4600 Biological Oceanography EESC W4923 Ecotoxicology EESC BC3200 Earth Resource & Sust Dev EESC W4600 Geologic Mapping EESC W4076 Earth's Oceans

  18. West Hackberry Strategic Petroleum Reserve site brine-disposal monitoring, Year I report. Volume IV. Bibliography and supporting data for physical oceanography. Final report. [421 references

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    DeRouen, L.R.; Hann, R.W.; Casserly, D.M.; Giammona, C.; Lascara, V.J.

    1983-02-01

    This project centers around the Strategic Petroleum Site (SPR) known as the West Hackberry salt dome which is located in southwestern Louisiana and which is designed to store 241 million barrels of crude oil. Oil storage caverns are formed by injecting water into salt deposits, and pumping out the resulting brine. Studies described in this report were designed as follow-on studies to three months of pre-discharge characterization work, and include data collected during the first year of brine leaching operations. The objectives were to: (1) characterize the environment in terms of physical, chemical and biological attributes; (2) determine if significant adverse changes in ecosystem productivity and stability of the biological community are occurring as a result of brine discharge; and (3) determine the magnitude of any change observed. Volume IV contains the following: bibliography; appendices for supporting data for physical oceanography, and summary of the physical oceanography along the western Louisiana coast.

  19. Admissions statement for Synthetic Biology (Centre for Doctoral Training) This admissions statement applies to the following programmes: Synthetic Biology (Centre for Doctoral

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    Bristol, University of

    Admissions statement for Synthetic Biology (Centre for Doctoral Training) This admissions statement applies to the following programmes: Synthetic Biology (Centre for Doctoral Training) Applicants should

  20. Oceanography Vol. 18, No. 4, Dec. 2005108 T H E I N D O N E S I A N S E A S

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    Ffield, Amy

    4°S 2°S 0° 2°N L T Banda Sea Molucca Sea HalmaheraSea MakassarStrait Timor SeaSavu Sea Flores SeaOceanography Vol. 18, No. 4, Dec. 2005108 T H E I N D O N E S I A N S E A S Indonesian Seas Finestructure Variability The Indonesian seas contain evidence of enhanced vertical mixing. Coupled

  1. 3 Centre for Medical Education 4 Life Sciences Building

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    3 Centre for Medical Education 4 Life Sciences Building 6 Report from Admissions 7 Mc. The initia- tives in the Centre for Medical Education will continue our commitment to curricular development of you who continue to be the foundation of our support. It is your gifts, financial and moral, that help

  2. Science Centres: A Resource for School and Community

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    Pilo, Miranda; Mantero, Alfonso; Marasco, Antonella

    2011-01-01

    We present a science centre established in Genoa on an agreement between Municipality of Genoa and Department of Physics of University of Genoa. The aim is to offer children, young people and community an opportunity to approach science in a playful way. The centre staffs guide the visitors through the exhibits, attracting their interests towards…

  3. Child-Centred Inquiry Learning: How Mathematics Understanding Emerges

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    Calder, Nigel; Brough, Chris

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines how mathematical understandings might emerge through student-centred inquiry. Data is drawn from a research project on student-centred curriculum integration that situated mathematics within authentic problem-solving contexts and involved students in collaboratively constructed curriculum. The project involved case studies in…

  4. Leading an Effective Improvement and Development Programme for Children's Centres

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    Weston, Gill; Tyler, Mary

    2015-01-01

    This article reviews the process and achievements of leadership of an improvement and development programme for children's centres in the context of public value and Ofsted inspection. It analyses how the capacity has been developed of children's centre managers to work more strategically and collectively. Distributed leadership theory is applied…

  5. May 26 -June 6, 2014 Divecha Centre for

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    Srinivasan, N.

    growth. Milankovitch cycles and Greenhouse effect, Little ice age (LIA), Glacial and interglacial cycles. The training will be organized by faculty of Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Centre for Atmospheric. General circulation of atmosphere and oceans, climate variability, spatial and time scales, errors

  6. Problems and Prospects of Education Resource Centres in Nigeria

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    Ekanem, Johnson Efiong

    2015-01-01

    Nigeria has good policies on Education and one of such policies is the establishment of Education Resource Centres in every State of the Federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The need is clearly articulated in the National Policy on Education. Despite the lofty plan, most of the centres are not fulfilling the need for their…

  7. Centre volume and resource consumption in liver transplantation

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    Macomber, Christopher W; Shaw, Joshua J; Santry, Heena; Saidi, Reza F; Jabbour, Nicolas; Tseng, Jennifer F; Bozorgzadeh, Adel; Shah, Shimul A

    2012-01-01

    Background Using SRTR/UNOS data, it has previously been shown that increased liver transplant centre volume improves graft and patient survival. In the current era of health care reform and pay for performance, the effects of centre volume on quality, utilization and cost are unknown. Methods Using the UHC database (2009–2010), 63 liver transplant centres were identified that were organized into tertiles based on annual centre case volume and stratified by severity of illness (SOI). Utilization endpoints included hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS), cost and in-hospital mortality. Results In all, 5130 transplants were identified. Mortality was improved at high volume centres (HVC) vs. low volume centres (LVC), 2.9 vs. 3.4%, respectively. HVC had a lower median LOS than LVC (9 vs. 10 days, P < 0.0001), shorter median ICU stay than LVC and medium volume centres (MVC) (2 vs. 3 and 3 days, respectively, P < 0.0001) and lower direct costs than LVC and MVC ($90 946 vs. $98 055 and $101 014, respectively, P < 0.0001); this effect persisted when adjusted for severity of illness. Conclusions This UHC-based cohort shows that increased centre volume results in improved long-term post-liver transplant outcomes and more efficient use of hospital resources thereby lowering the cost. A better understanding of these mechanisms can lead to informed decisions and optimization of the pay for performance model in liver transplantation. PMID:22762404

  8. Different Images of Science at Nordic Science Centres

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    Davidsson, Eva; Jakobsson, Anders

    2007-01-01

    Science centres aim to present science in ways that will attract visitors and enhance public interest in, and knowledge of, science. But what images and different aspects of science are visitors confronted with at Nordic science centres? This study aims to explore the different aspects of science that are displayed and the ways in which these…

  9. Girls' Groups and Boys' Groups at a Municipal Technology Centre

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    Salminen-Karlsson, Minna

    2007-01-01

    This article describes the Swedish initiative of municipal technology centres from a gender point of view. These centres provide after-school technology education for children aged 6-16. By means of an ethnographic study, the effects of the use of single-sex groups in increasing the interest of girls and boys in technical activities have been…

  10. Knowledge to go places Language Centre English Test

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    Zaroubi, Saleem

    Knowledge to go places Language Centre English Test Put your language skills to the test #12;www.rug.nl/languagecentrewww.rug.nl/languagecentre The Language Centre provides a test of language competence which can be used by students, prospective students abroad. The test covers all four skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking. The writing, reading

  11. Knowledge to go places Language Centre English Test

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    Zaroubi, Saleem

    Knowledge to go places Language Centre English Test Put your language skills to the test Language.rug.nl/languagecentrewww.rug.nl/languagecentre The Language Centre provides a test of language competence which can be used by students, prospective students abroad. The test covers all four skills: writing, reading, listening and speaking. The writing, reading

  12. Investigating Teachers' Views of Student-Centred Learning Approach

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    Seng, Ernest Lim Kok

    2014-01-01

    Conventional learning is based on low levels of students' participation where students are rarely expected to ask questions or to challenge the theories of the academic. A paradigm shift in curriculum has resulted in implementing student-centred learning (SCL) approach, putting students as the centre of the learning process. This mode of…

  13. National survey of the injury prevention activities of children's centres

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    Watson, Michael C; Mulvaney, Caroline A; Kendrick, Denise; Stewart, Jane; Coupland, Carol; Hayes, Mike; Wynn, Persephone

    2014-01-01

    Children's centres were established across England to provide a range of services including early education, social care and health to pre-school children and their families. We surveyed children's centres to ascertain the activities they were undertaking to prevent unintentional injuries in the under fives. A postal questionnaire was sent to a sample of children's centre managers (n?=?694). It included questions on current activities, knowledge and attitudes to injury prevention, health priorities and partnership working. Responses were received from 384 (56%) children's centres. Overall, 58% considered unintentional injury prevention to be one of the three main child health priorities for their centre. Over half the respondents (59%) did not know if there was an injury prevention group in their area, and 21% did not know if there was a home safety equipment scheme. Knowledge of how child injury deaths occur in the home was poor. Only 11% knew the major cause of injury deaths in children under five. Lack of both staff time and funding were seen as important barriers by children's centre staff to undertake injury prevention activities. Nearly all stated that training (97%) and assistance with planning injury prevention (94%) would be helpful to their centres. Children's centres need further support if they are to effectively tackle this important public health area. PMID:23837887

  14. UCD Centre for Sports Studies Expo! "Kick off your Future!"

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    on such areas as Exercise Science, Nutrition, Sports Marketing, Management, Psychology and Human Anatomy UCD Centre for Sports Studies Expo! "Kick off your Future!" On Thursday the 16th of April, the UCD Centre for Sports Studies will be showcasing its facilities and courses at the UCD CSS Expo 2015

  15. Research Informed Science Enrichment Programs at the Gravity Discovery Centre

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    Venville, Grady; Blair, David; Coward, David; Deshon, Fred; Gargano, Mark; Gondwe, Mzamose; Heary, Auriol; Longnecker, Nancy; Pitts, Marina; Zadnik, Marjan

    2012-01-01

    Excursions to museums and science centres generally are great fun for students and teachers. The potential educational benefits beyond enjoyment, however, are rarely realised or analysed for their efficacy. The purpose of this paper is to describe four educational enrichment programs delivered at the Gravity Discovery Centre (GDC), near Gingin,…

  16. "Getting Practical" and the National Network of Science Learning Centres

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    Chapman, Georgina; Langley, Mark; Skilling, Gus; Walker, John

    2011-01-01

    The national network of Science Learning Centres is a co-ordinating partner in the Getting Practical--Improving Practical Work in Science programme. The principle of training provision for the "Getting Practical" programme is a cascade model. Regional trainers employed by the national network of Science Learning Centres trained the cohort of local…

  17. RAY-CENTRED COORDINATE SYSTEMS IN ANISOTROPIC MEDIA

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    Cerveny, Vlastislav

    RAY-CENTRED COORDINATE SYSTEMS IN ANISOTROPIC MEDIA L. Klime#20; s Department of Geophysics: March 23, 2006 ABSTRACT Whereas the ray{centred coordinates for isotropic media by Popov and P#20;sen#20;c#19;#16;k are uniquely de#12;ned by the selection of the basis vectors at one point along the ray

  18. EPOK Centre for Organic Food & Farming ORGANIC FOOD

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    EPOK ­ Centre for Organic Food & Farming ORGANIC FOOD ­ food quality and potential health effects: SLU, EPOK ­ Centre for Organic Food & Farming Lay-out: Pelle Fredriksson, SLU, EPOK Photo, cover: i.slu.se/epok/english #12;ORGANIC FOOD ­ food quality and potential health effects Publishing year: 2015, Uppsala Publisher

  19. Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Annual Report

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    of a repository of oral history from a variety of health and environmental health professionals. 1 #12Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Annual Report 2008-2009 www.ucd.ie/history/body.htm www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/history_medicine/index.htm #12;#12;Centre Staff The academic year 2008

  20. Opportunity Centred Learning: An Innovation in Enterprise Education?

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    Rae, David

    2003-01-01

    This paper describes an approach called opportunity centred learning that has been developed by the author and applied in the field of enterprise education. The relationship between opportunity centred learning and existing theory and practice in learning and education is outlined in comparison with problem-based learning and action learning, and…

  1. the Knowledge Centre for Materials CheMistry

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    the Knowledge Centre for Materials CheMistry The Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) coordinates, develops and exploits cutting- edge research in materials chemistry. K CMC does this by providing chemistry from STFC's Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire and the universities of Liverpool, Manchester

  2. Centre Observation Impacts Energie Offre de stage (Training period opportunity)

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    Centre Observation Impacts Energie Offre de stage (Training period opportunity) Titre court Observation Impacts Energie - Center Observation Impacts Energy MINES ParisTech - ARMINES Etablissement de, Energie est un centre de recherche commun MINES ParisTech/ARMINES. Il a pour objet scientifique la

  3. The CenTre for Core Biotechnology Services (CBS)

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    Banaji,. Murad

    The CenTre for Core Biotechnology Services (CBS) www.le.ac.uk #12;2 University of Leicester Core Biotechnology Services Leicester Imaging Technologies (LITE)..................................................4 requirements as well as all aspects of cost, access and training. #12;tHe centre for core BiotecHnoLoGy

  4. Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics CN-CR

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    Miall, Chris

    Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics ­ CN-CR Linking neuroscience with robotics. #12;3 About the Centre The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of research to link the science of how the human brain functions with the field of robotics. We have recently announced plans

  5. Evaluation of the Training Centre Infrastructure Fund (TCIF). Final Report

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    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Training Centre Infrastructure Fund (TCIF) was initially announced in Budget 2004 and represented an immediate measure of the broader Workplace Skills Strategy. TCIF was a three-year $25 million pilot project, designed to address the growing need for union-employer training centres to replace aging equipment and simulators that were not up to…

  6. L'asthme allergique au centre tunisien

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    Joobeur, Samah; Mhamed, Saousen Cheikh; Saad, Ahmed Ben; Mribah, Hathami; Dekhil, Asma; Rouatbi, Naceur; El Kamel, Ali

    2015-01-01

    L'asthme allergique pose un réel problème de santé publique vu sa prévalence et son coût de prise en charge élevés. Etudier le profil clinique, fonctionnel respiratoire, allergologique, thérapeutique et évolutif de l'asthme allergique dans une région du centre tunisien. Etude rétrospective portant sur 1132 dossiers de patients porteurs d'asthme allergique suivis dans le service de pneumologie et d'allergologie à l'hôpital de Monastir (Tunisie). L’âge moyen est de 27 ± 12,5 ans. 61,1% des patients sont âgés entre 16 et 39 ans. Une prédominance féminine est notée (56,7%). L'identification de l'allergène en cause s'est basée essentiellement sur les tests cutanés allergologiques (99,4%). Les principaux pneumallergènes identifiés sont les acariens (91,2%), suivis par les pollens (22,8%) et les phanères des animaux (12%). La classification selon la sévérité a conclu à un asthme intermittent à persistant léger chez 87.1% de nos patients. Le traitement s'est basé essentiellement sur la corticothérapie inhalée (67,6%). L'asthme dans notre étude a été jugé contrôlé dans 68,3% des cas, partiellement contrôlé dans 24,8% et non contrôlé dans 6,9% des cas. L'asthme allergique est une affection répandue qui touche essentiellement le sujet jeune en pleine activité. Une prise en charge adéquate permet de contrôler la maladie et de réduire ses répercussions sur le patient et la collectivité. PMID:26097637

  7. Testing GR with Galactic-centre Stars

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    Raymond Angelil; Prasenjit Saha

    2010-08-05

    The Galactic Centre S-stars orbiting the central supermassive black hole reach velocities of a few percent of the speed of light. The GR-induced perturbations to the redshift enter the dynamics via two distinct channels. The post-Newtonian regime perturbs the orbit from the Keplerian (Zucker et al., 2006, Kannan & Saha 2009), and the photons from the Minkowski (Angelil & Saha 2010). The inclusion of gravitational time dilation at order v^2 marks the first departure of the redshift from the line-of-sight velocities. The leading-order Schwarzschild terms curve space, and enter at order v^3. The classical Keplerian phenomenology dominates the total redshift. Spectral measurements of sufficient resolution will allow for the detection of these post-Newtonian effects. We estimate the spectral resolution required to detect each of these effects by fitting the redshift curve via the five keplerian elements plus black hole mass to mock data. We play with an exaggerated S2 orbit - one with a semi-major axis a fraction of that of the real S2. This amplifies the relativistic effects, and allows clear visual distinctions between the relativistic terms. We argue that spectral data of S2 with a dispersion of about 10km/s would allow for a clear detection of gravitational redshift, and about 1 km/s would suffice for leading-order space curvature detection.

  8. Testing GR with Galactic-centre Stars

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    Angelil, Raymond

    2010-01-01

    The Galactic Centre S-stars orbiting the central supermassive black hole reach velocities of a few percent of the speed of light. The GR-induced perturbations to the redshift enter the dynamics via two distinct channels. The post-Newtonian regime perturbs the orbit from the Keplerian (Zucker et al., 2006, Kannan & Saha 2009), and the photons from the Minkowski (Angelil & Saha 2010). The inclusion of gravitational time dilation at order v^2 marks the first departure of the redshift from the line-of-sight velocities. The leading-order Schwarzschild terms curve space, and enter at order v^3. The classical Keplerian phenomenology dominates the total redshift. Spectral measurements of sufficient resolution will allow for the detection of these post-Newtonian effects. We estimate the spectral resolution required to detect each of these effects by fitting the redshift curve via the five keplerian elements plus black hole mass to mock data. We play with an exaggerated S2 orbit - one with a semi-major axis a f...

  9. Supermassive galactic centre with repulsive gravity

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    Trevor W. Marshall; Max K. Wallis

    2013-09-26

    Repulsive gravity has its origin in the 1939 article of Oppenheimer and Snyder which describes a collapsar, that is an idealized star of non-interacting material (dust) collapsing under its own gravity. The stellar material has a final state resembling a football, that is a significant part of it is concentrated in a thin surface shell. An interior pressure is exerted by the strong gravitational field, equivalent to a negative mass. However, the OS solution has been misunderstood, the shell's position being incorrectly identified with the "event horizon" in black-hole theory. While half the material is concentrated in a shell occupying a small fraction of the radius, some material is spread throughout the interior, unlike the concentration in a black hole's singularity. We deal with the singularity in density at the shell surface, by including Fermi pressure of degenerate electrons for a shell density comparable to a solar mass-sized white dwarf. Because the high-density region is concentrated in a shell, instead of at the centre as in a black hole, our conclusion is that repulsive gravity enables the existence of supermassive white dwarfs.

  10. Interprofessional Resource Centre: a knowledge translation strategy.

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    Patterson, Christine; Vohra, Julie; Price, David; Peachey, Gladys; Arthur, Heather; Ellis, Patricia; Mariani, Rob; Dymel, Paul; Spencer, Ellen; Timms, Kevin; Westwood, Ellis

    2011-01-01

    The Interprofessional Resource Centre (IRC) was based on an extensive literature search and a provincial consultative process that involved administrators, health care providers, educators, preceptors, and alternative and complementary health care providers from different disciplines. Information from the literature review was synthesized into a logic model that served as a preliminary outline for the IRC to be further developed during the stakeholder consultation. The findings from the literature were triangulated with the opinions of different groups of key stakeholders who participated in three different methods of data collection: 1) a large-scale deliberative survey, 2) an in-person dialogue, and 3) targeted questionnaires. The result of this process was an online tool that presents information on what needs to be considered when planning interprofessional practice and education within an organization with the purpose of: 1) building capacity within agencies for interprofessional, collaborative practice; 2) providing preceptors with educational strategies to develop interprofessional competencies in their students; 3) promoting the use of technology as a strategy for knowledge transfer within the agencies and between educational institutions; and 4) developing an evaluation plan to measure interprofessional practice and education. PMID:23745074

  11. Student-Centred and Teacher-Centred Learning Environment in Pre-Vocational Secondary Education: Psychological Needs, and Motivation

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    Smit, Karin; de Brabander, Cornelis J.; Martens, Rob L.

    2014-01-01

    In this study the perception of psychological needs and motivation in a student-centred and a teacher-centred learning environment are compared, using Self Determination Theory as a framework. The self-report Intrinsic Motivation Inventory was completed by 230 students (mean age 16.1 years) in pre-vocational secondary education. School records on…

  12. Rediscovering the Teacher within Indian Child-Centred Pedagogy: Implications for the Global Child-Centred Approach

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    Smail, Amy

    2014-01-01

    The Child-Centred Approach (CCA) is increasingly promoted within India and internationally as a response to the challenge of delivering quality education. From identifying and examining Indian indigenous and global concepts of CCA within traditional and contemporary child-centred pedagogic discourse, this paper reveals the complexities of…

  13. The "magic" of tutorial centres in Hong Kong: An analysis of media marketing and pedagogy in a tutorial centre

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    Koh, Aaron

    2014-12-01

    Why do more than three-quarters of Hong Kong's senior secondary students flock to tutorial centres like moths to light? What is the "magic" that is driving the popularity of the tutorial centre enterprise? Indeed, looking at the ongoing boom of tutorial centres in Hong Kong (there are almost 1,000 of them), it is difficult not to ask these questions. This paper examines the phenomenon of tutorial centres in Hong Kong and seeks to understand what draws students to these centres. Combining theories of marketing semiotics and emotion studies, the author investigates the pivotal role of media marketing in generating the "magic" of tutorial centres, whose advertising strategy includes, for example, a display of billboard posters featuring stylishly-dressed "celebrity teachers". The author reviews some of the literature available on the subject of tutorial centres. In a case study approach, he then maps out the pedagogy he observed in an English tutorial class, seeking heuristic insights into the kind of teaching students in the study were looking for. He argues that part of the "magical" attraction of what are essentially "cram schools" is their formulaic pedagogy of teaching and reinforcing exam skills. Finally, the paper considers the social implications of the tutorial centre industry in terms of media marketing of education and unequal access to tutorial services.

  14. Topex/Poseidon: A United States/France mission. Oceanography from space: The oceans and climate

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    The TOPEX/POSEIDON space mission, sponsored by NASA and France's space agency, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), will give new observations of the Earth from space to gain a quantitative understanding of the role of ocean currents in climate change. Rising atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other 'greenhouse gases' produced as a result of human activities could generate a global warming, followed by an associated rise in sea level. The satellite will use radar altimetry to measure sea-surface height and will be tracked by three independent systems to yield accurate topographic maps over the dimensions of entire ocean basins. The satellite data, together with the Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere (TOGA) program and the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) measurements, will be analyzed by an international scientific team. By merging the satellite observations with TOGA and WOCE findings, the scientists will establish the extensive data base needed for the quantitative description and computer modeling of ocean circulation. The ocean models will eventually be coupled with atmospheric models to lay the foundation for predictions of global climate change.

  15. 06 October 2014 University of Southampton 2014

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    Molinari, Marc

    provision at the University. A Introduction 1. In the QAA's UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B Provision and flexible and distributed learning (including e- learning)' in the old QAA Code of Practice. 2 of academic credit or a qualification that are delivered, assessed or supported through an arrangement

  16. Dementia and the person-centred care approach.

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    McGreevy, Jessica

    2015-10-01

    Approaches to care that focus solely on biomedical needs are still rife in dementia; however, a person-centred approach is emerging that focuses on 'seeing the person'. This article explores the literature on person-centred dementia care to determine if it is an ideal rather than a reality. The background to the development of person-centred care is presented with reference to policies in place in the UK. Using the setting of long-term care, the journey of people with dementia is explored at diagnosis, living well and end of life. PMID:26402212

  17. Staff concerns in heroin-assisted treatment centres.

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    Demaret, I; Lemaître, A; Ansseau, M

    2012-08-01

    Heroin-assisted treatment (HAT) is a solution for improving the condition of treatment-resistant heroin addicts. Since 1994, six randomized controlled trials have concluded that HAT is more efficacious than oral methadone for severe heroin addicts. We visited seven HAT treatment centres in four countries in order to observe diacetylmorphine (DAM) administration and to study the main concerns of the staff. Nurses were concerned by the risk taken if a previously intoxicated patient received his dose of DAM. Another concern was the smuggling of DAM doses. The HAT centres face a dilemma: treating patients while at the same time allowing their risky street habits in the centre. PMID:22074590

  18. Advanced satellite switching centre with on-board diagnostics

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    Betaharon, K.; Kitazume, S.; Takimoto, Y.; Komiyama, N.

    1987-06-01

    Design and operation of a satellite switching centre (SSC) with its own built-in diagnostics network are described. This SSC, designed for on-board applications, utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and techniques which have enhanced its performance significantly when compared to similar existing satellite switching centres. Additionally, unique features of this SSC are presented, specifically with respect to the built-in diagnostic circuit which fully describes the SSCs health without disturbance of traffic signals. Finally, system aspects of utilizing such satellite switching centres are addressed.

  19. Oceanography at coastal scales: Introduction to the special issue on results from the EU FP7 FIELD_AC project

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    Sánchez-Arcilla, Agustín; Wolf, Judith; Monbaliu, Jaak

    2014-09-01

    The high-resolution and coupled forecasting of wind, waves and currents, in restricted coastal domains, offer a number of important challenges; these limit the quality of predictions, in the present state-of-the-art. This paper presents the main results obtained for such coastal domains, with reference to a variety of modelling suites and observing networks for: a) Liverpool Bay; b) German Bight; c) Gulf of Venice; and d) the Catalan coast. All of these areas are restricted domains, where boundary effects play a significant role in the resulting inner dynamics. This contribution addresses also the themes of the other papers in this Special Issue, ranging from observations to simulations. Emphasis is placed upon the physics controlling such restricted areas. The text deals also with the transfer to end-users and other interested parties, since the requirements on resolution, accuracy and robustness must be linked to their applications. Finally, some remarks are included on the way forward for coastal oceanography and the synergetic combination of in-situ and remote measurements, with high-resolution 3D simulations.

  20. Strengthening patient-centred communication in rural Ugandan health centres: A theory-driven evaluation within a cluster randomized trial

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    Nayiga, Susan; DiLiberto, Deborah; Taaka, Lilian; Nabirye, Christine; Haaland, Ane; Staedke, Sarah G.

    2014-01-01

    This article describes a theory-driven evaluation of one component of an intervention to improve the quality of health care at Ugandan public health centres. Patient-centred services have been advocated widely, but such approaches have received little attention in Africa. A cluster randomized trial is evaluating population-level outcomes of an intervention with multiple components, including ‘patient-centred services.’ A process evaluation was designed within this trial to articulate and evaluate the implementation and programme theories of the intervention. This article evaluates one hypothesized mechanism of change within the programme theory: the impact of the Patient Centred Services component on health-worker communication. The theory-driven approach extended to evaluation of the outcome measures. The study found that the proximal outcome of patient-centred communication was rated 10 percent higher (p < 0.008) by care seekers consulting with the health workers who were at the intervention health centres compared with those at control health centres. This finding will strengthen interpretation of more distal trial outcomes. PMID:25983612

  1. An enhanced Planetary Radar Operating Centre (PROC)

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    Catallo, C.

    2010-12-01

    Planetary exploration by means of radar systems, mainly using GPRs is an important role of Italy and numerous scientific international space programs are carried out jointly with ESA and NASA by Italian Space Agency, the scientific community and the industry. Three experiments under Italian leadership ( designed and manufactured by the Italian industry) provided by ASI within a NASA/ESA/ASI joint venture framework are successfully operating: MARSIS on-board MEX, SHARAD on-board MRO and CASSINI Radar on-board Cassini spacecraft: the missions have been further extended . Three dedicated operational centers, namely SHOC, (Sharad Operating Centre), MOC (Marsis Operating Center) and CASSINI PAD are operating from the missions beginning to support all the scientific communities, institutional customers and experiment teams operation Each center is dedicated to a single instrument management and control, data processing and distribution and even if they had been conceived to operate autonomously and independently one from each other, synergies and overlaps have been envisaged leading to the suggestion of a unified center, the Planetary Radar Processing Center (PROC). In order to harmonize operations either from logistics point of view and from HW/SW capabilities point of view PROC is designed and developed for offering improved functionalities to increase capabilities, mainly in terms of data exchange, comparison, interpretation and exploitation. PROC is, therefore, conceived as the Italian support facility to the scientific community for on-going and future Italian planetary exploration programs, such as Europa-Jupiter System Mission (EJSM) The paper describes how the new PROC is designed and developed, to allow SHOC, MOC and CASSINI PAD to operate as before, and to offer improved functionalities to increase capabilities, mainly in terms of data exchange, comparison, interpretation and exploitation aiding scientists to increase their knowledge in the field of surface radar sounding: furthermore the flexibility and the big dimensions of the PROC archives allow easy integration of other missions (e.g. EJSM). A specific PROC Web facility and a dedicated high capacity on line storage allow PROC missions status and scientific results spreading, scientific requests submission, news, studies, technical information, radar data images publication and data retrieving (the latter only on science team members request), according to different permissions assigned both to science team members and generic users

  2. Visualization in a Climate Computing Centre

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    Meier-Fleischer, Karin; Röber, Niklas; Böttinger, Michael

    2014-05-01

    Today, the extensive numerical simulations of climate models require elaborate visualization for understanding and communicating the results. Typical data sets of climate models are 3-dimensional, multivariate and time dependent, and can hence be very large. Interactive visual data analysis improves and accelerates the comprehension of these vast amounts of data. At DKRZ, the German Climate Computing Centre, a central high end visualization server, various domain specific visualization applications, and a remote 3D rendering solution enable users to interactively visualize their extensive model results right at their desktops. The DKRZ's visualization server is a heterogeneous Linux cluster, currently consisting of 10 state of the art visualization nodes equipped with 96 -256 GB RAM and high end NVidia GPUs. Since the parallel file system of the DKRZ's supercomputer is directly mounted over a powerful network, the model data can directly be analyzed and visualized. VirtualGL and TurboVNC are used for utilizing the server's GPUs for 3D rendering, while the TurboVNC client on the user's local computer continuously displays the resulting video stream. By using this central visualization server instead of a local computer, three main benefits are achieved: Time consuming transfers of large data sets from the supercomputer to the local computer are not needed. The hardware of the user's local workstation doesn't need to be powerful, no expensive GPU is required. Users don't have to install or buy visualization software. On the visualization server, a wide range of visualization software is installed. Avizo Green, a powerful commercial software customized for interactive 3D visualization of climate model data, is available, as well as SimVis and ParaView, which focus more on an exploratory visualization of data. SimVis and ParaView provide techniques like Linking & Brushing to emphasize or de-emphasize portions of the data. Furthermore, some domain specific 2D graphics software packages, like NCL and GrADS, as well as software for processing, manipulating and analyzing the data, such as the CDOs (Climate Data Operators), are also used on the DKRZ visualization server. This PICO will give an overview on the overall system and the techniques applied at DKRZ for the visualization of climate modeling results. Many examples are given to illustrate the types of applications.

  3. Centre for Business Law & Practice School of Law

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    Haase, Markus

    in many areas of business law including banking and financial services, business confidentiality, financial institutions, foreign investment, insolvency, intellectual property, international trade postgraduate taught programmes in International and European Business Law. In addition, the Centre offers

  4. Aboriginal Education Centre-Turtle Island House Aboriginal Education

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    Aboriginal Education Centre-Turtle Island House Aboriginal Education The Aboriginal Education;Aboriginal Education www.uwindsor.ca/aec We look forward to meeting you! Available Services University & Scholarships Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training Bursary Chippewas of Mnjikaning / Mc

  5. Department of Computer Science and Computer Learning Research Centre

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    Kalnishkan, Yuri

    . . Department of Computer Science and Computer Learning Research Centre Royal Holloway, University of London 2008 , Slide 1/56 Department of Computer Science, RHUL . , . , . . , . . , . , . , . , . . , vovk.net , Slide 2/56 Department of Computer Science, RHUL 1. 2. 3

  6. IELTS Test Centres in London Eurocentres Lee Green

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    Applebaum, David

    Appendix 4 IELTS Test Centres in London Eurocentres Lee Green IELTS Administrator 21 Meadowcourt Road London SE3 9EU Tel: 44 20 8297 1488 Fax: 44 20 8318 9057 Email: ielts@eurocentres.com Web: www.eurocentres

  7. Courant Research Centre `Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing and

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    Krivobokova, Tatyana

    Courant Research Centre `Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries"for"the"Rural"Policies"Thematic"Group,"the"Agriculture"and" Rural"Development"Department,"and"the"Poverty"Reduction"and"Equity"Unit"of"the"World"Bank," under"the

  8. Person-centred care for people with dementia: Kitwood reconsidered.

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    Mitchell, Gary; Agnelli, Joanne

    2015-10-14

    There is a plethora of literature on person-centred care and its importance in health care. The principles of person-centred care are especially important for people living with dementia because of the clinical manifestations of the disease. This article intends to provide nurses with an overview of the work of Tom Kitwood and how it pertains to providing best practice in dementia care. Various person-centred theories have been developed. However, Kitwood's work is by far the most widely referred to in dementia care. An understanding of Kitwood's ideas, in particular those of malignant social psychology and positive person work, enables nurses to develop competence in delivering optimum person-centred care to people with dementia in clinical practice. PMID:26463810

  9. An institute at the centre of innovation in biomedical engineering,

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    An institute at the centre of innovation in biomedical engineering, IBBME researchers ENGINEERING IBBME INNOVATION · Formed in 1962, the Institute is among the largest and most established are redesigning the future of medicine. The Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME

  10. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DIRECTORS OF RESEARCH CENTRES

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    Victoria, University of

    of the research centre; and · creating an environment conducive to intellectual and research growth. 8 beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships and collaborative research; f; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property); g. developing strong linkages

  11. CAR PARKING POLICY DOCUMENTATION Sports Centre Car Parking Policy

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    Lucy, David

    CAR PARKING POLICY DOCUMENTATION Sports Centre Car Parking Policy 2015/16 Effective 1ST October 2015 #12;Effective from 1st October 2015 to 30th September 2016 Sports Centre Car Park (front and rear) Policy Enforced Mon to Fri 07:00 to 22:00, Sat 08:30 to 18:00, Sun 09:30 to 18:00 Sports Field Car Park

  12. Centre of mass kinematics of fast bowling in cricket.

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    Ferdinands, Rene; Marshall, Robert N; Kersting, Uwe

    2010-09-01

    Kinematic studies have shown that fast bowlers have run-up velocities, based on centre of mass velocity calculations, which are comparable to elite javelin throwers. In this study, 34 fast bowlers (22.3 +/- 3.7 years) of premier grade level and above were tested using a three-dimensional (3-D) motion analysis system (240 Hz). Bowlers were divided into four speed groups: slow-medium, medium, medium-fast, and fast. The mean centre of mass velocity at back foot contact (run-up speed) was 5.3 +/- 0.6 m/s. Centre of mass velocity at back foot contact was significantly faster in the fastest two bowling groups compared to the slow-medium bowling group. In addition, stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that the centre of mass deceleration over the delivery stride phase was the strongest predictor of ball speed in the faster bowling groups. In conclusion, centre of mass kinematics are an important determinant of ball speed generation in fast bowlers. In particular, bowlers able to coordinate their bowling action with periods of centre of mass deceleration may be more likely to generate high ball speed. PMID:21162360

  13. The University has a number of dedicated automotive research centres, including the Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre, the Turbo Centre and LARG (Lean and Agile

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    petrol and diesel engines. By incorporating turbocharging into smaller engines, power is maintained while turbocharged engines. The new centre aims to develop new downsizing technologies that can be applied to both the size of the engine is significantly decreased. This allows a reduction in fuel consumption while still

  14. 1Scientific RepoRts | 5:13746 | DOi: 10.1038/srep13746 www.nature.com/scientificreports

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    , 195251 Russia. 3 Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ UK. 4.-Petersburg, 194021 Russia. 5 Advanced Laser Technologies Centre, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, 9 Miusskaya pl., Moscow, 125047 Russia. Correspondence and requests for materials should

  15. THz bandwidth optical switching with carbon nanotube metamaterial

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    Zheludev, Nikolay

    THz bandwidth optical switching with carbon nanotube metamaterial Andrey E. Nikolaenko,1,* Nikitas Optoelectronics Research Centre & Centre for photonic Metamaterials, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 of exceptional light-with- light optical switching performance of a carbon nanotube metamaterial ­ a hybrid

  16. Controlling intensity and phase of terahertz radiation with an optically thin liquid crystal-loaded metamaterial

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    Zheludev, Nikolay

    -loaded metamaterial O. Buchnev, J. Wallauer, M. Walther, M. Kaczmarek, N. I. Zheludev et al. Citation: Appl. Phys-loaded metamaterial O. Buchnev,1 J. Wallauer,2 M. Walther,2 M. Kaczmarek,3 N. I. Zheludev,1,4 and V. A. Fedotov1,a) 1 Optoelectronics Research Centre and Centre for Photonic Metamaterials, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17

  17. Tracking cold bottom water in the Gargano Peninsula and Bari Canyon regions of the Adriatic using seismic oceanography

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    Wood, Warren; Book, Jeffrey; Carniel, Sandro; Lindwall, Dennis; Bortoluzzi, Giovanni; Hobbs, Richard

    2010-05-01

    Tracking cold, dense bottom water from conventional ship sampling is difficult - equipment safety concerns result in incomplete sampling near the seafloor, and lateral variability can be significant. Mooring time series are poor at mapping dense water vein spatial extents and can even completely miss sampling narrow veins. The relatively new technique of seismic oceanography (SO) could potentially provide a new way of identifying and characterizing these bottom waters that is not as subject to the constraints and difficulties of present methods. Furthermore, combining SO with conventional sampling is particularly appealing for better characterization of the quick and small scales of dense water cascades and bottom trapped phenomenon.. There is a relationship between oceanic temperatures and the seismic data such that seismic images can be made to represent a quantitative measure of vertical temperature gradient through much of the water column and even very near the seafloor. The SO technique involves towing a low frequency, broadband (20-250 Hz) sound source (such as an air gun array) and a long, 600-1200 m, array of hydrophones. SO uses much lower frequencies than conventional Acoustical Oceanography (AO) techniques, and is affected by the acoustic impedance (product of sound speed and density) directly, not via proxy such as impurities or biota in the water. The sound pulses reflect off the (mostly temperature) contrasts in the water, and are recorded on the hydrophone array, creating an image of temperature gradient. Because the reflection coefficients are small, signal-enhancing techniques such as synthetic aperture (common midpoint binning) processing is required. The images generated using SO allow for the tracking of very thin (less than 10 m thick) bottom currents provided that the temperature contrast between the bottom, and overlying water is strong enough (0.3 to 1.2 degrees C, depending on acoustic noise levels) and abrupt enough (10-15 meters). The lateral resolution of the SO technique is similar to the vertical resolution - therefore adequate to detect changes over as little as 5-10 meters. The images are not an instantaneous snap-shot, but occur over a finite time. Each column of image pixels is a combination of sound pulses that occur over 2-4 minutes, depending on source fire rate and ship speed. In March of 2009 an international SO field effort (AdriaSeismic09) took place the Gargano Peninsula, and Bari Canyon areas of the southern Adriatic Sea. On several seismic profiles through these areas a layer of cold bottom water, between 7 and 10 m thick is clearly imaged. Temperatures in the overlying water typically ranged from 12.5 to 13.5 degrees C, and those of the bottom water typically ranged from 12.0 to 12.5 degrees C. Some of these thin bottom water masses were observed in shallow, coastal waters about 100 m deep and some were as deep as 350m. Undulations with later wavelength of 500m and shorter, and amplitudes of several meters are clearly visible in the upper surfaces of the cold water masses.

  18. European hospital managers' perceptions of patient-centred care.

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    Taylor, Angelina; Groene, Oliver

    2015-09-21

    Purpose - The spotlight has recently been placed on managers' responsibility for patient-centred care as a result of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust failings. In previous research, clinicians reported that managers do not have an adequate structured plan for implementing patient-centred care. The purpose of this paper is to assess the perceptions of European hospital management with respect to factors affecting the implementation of a patient-centred approach. Design/methodology/approach - In total, 15 semi-structured interviews were conducted with hospital managers (n=10), expert country informants (n=2), patient organisations (n=2) and a user representative (n=1) from around Europe. Participants were purposively and snowball sampled. Interviews were analysed using framework analysis. Findings - Most participants felt that current levels of patient-centred care are inadequate, but accounted that there were a number of macro, meso and micro challenges they faced in implementing this approach. These included budget constraints, political and historical factors, the resistance of clinicians and other frontline staff. Organisational culture emerged as a central theme, shaped by these multi-level factors and influencing the way in which patient-centred care was borne out in the hospital. Participants proposed that the needs of patients might be better met through increasing advocacy by patient organisations and greater staff contact with patients. Originality/value - This study is the first of its kind to obtain management views from around Europe. It offers an insight into different models of how patient-centred care is realised by management. It indicates that managers see the value of a patient-centred approach but that they feel restricted by a number of factors at multiple levels. PMID:26394254

  19. Online teaching and learning in oceanography: A look back at 15 years of undergraduate general education (Invited)

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    Reed, D.

    2013-12-01

    Online courses in higher education have garnered a growing presence in the popular media, yet misperceptions abound. Consequently, a retrospective examination of the evolution of an online oceanography class, first offered to undergraduates at the San Jose State University in the fall semester of 1998, may be especially relevant to the development of future efforts in this field. Since that initial offering, the development of the course, involving the creation of virtual field experiences whereby students take on the role of practicing research oceanographers, has been supported through several awards from the National Science Foundation, principally the Division of Undergraduate Education and the Geoscience Directorate. The online material, organized into expeditions, which focus on the nature of scientific discovery, has evolved over time from a static graphics and text-based format to include video, largely available through YouTube, and animations that take advantage of social media, all to highlight contemporary ocean research. To sustain the project beyond NSF funding, the course has been offered throughout the academic year, and in winter and summer special sessions, to more the 4000 students over the 15 year period since its initial offering. The materials have always been openly available through the course website (http://oceansjsu.com) to institutions throughout the world, long in advance of current MOOC movement. Just as the course format, and available content, have evolved, so have the students enrolled in the class, which now more closely mirror the university student body as a whole. Future efforts in course development should span multi-campus university systems to take advantage of the collective scientific expertise available and to leverage the effort across a larger number of courses and disciplines.

  20. The role of sedimentology, oceanography, and alteration on the ?56Fe value of the Sokoman Iron Formation, Labrador Trough, Canada

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    Raye, Urmidola; Pufahl, Peir K.; Kyser, T. Kurtis; Ricard, Estelle; Hiatt, Eric E.

    2015-09-01

    The Sokoman Formation is a ca. 100-m-thick succession of interbedded iron formation and fine-grained siliciclastics deposited at 1.88 Ga. Accumulation occurred on a dynamic paleoshelf where oxygen stratification, coastal upwelling of hydrothermally derived Fe and Si, microbial processes, tide and storm currents, diagenesis, and low-grade prehnite-pumpellyite metamorphism controlled lithofacies character and produced complex associations of multigenerational chert, hematite, magnetite, greenalite, stilpnomelane and Fe carbonate. Hematite-rich facies were deposited along suboxic segments of the coastline where photosynthetic oxygen oases impinged on the seafloor. Hematitic, cross-stratified grainstones were formed by winnowing and reworking of freshly precipitated Fe-(oxyhydr)oxide and opal-A by waves and currents into subaqueous dunes. Magnetite-rich facies contain varying proportions of greenalite and stilpnomelane and record deposition in anoxic middle shelf environments beneath an oxygen chemocline. Minor negative Ce anomalies in hematitic facies, but prominent positive Ce and Eu anomalies and high LREE/HREE ratios in magnetite-rich facies imply the existence of a weakly oxygenated surface ocean above anoxic bottom waters. The Fe isotopic composition of 31 whole rock (-0.46 ? ?56Fe ? 0.47‰) and 21 magnetite samples (-0.29 ? ?56Fe ? 0.22‰) from suboxic and anoxic lithofacies was controlled primarily by the physical oceanography of the paleoshelf. Despite low-grade metamorphism recorded by the ?18O values of paragenetically related quartz and magnetite, the Sokoman Formation preserves a robust primary Fe isotopic signal. Coastal upwelling is interpreted to have affected the isotopic equilibria between Fe2+aq and Fe-(oxyhydr)oxide in open marine versus coastal environments, which controlled the Fe isotopic composition of lithofacies. Unlike previous work that focuses on microbial and abiotic fractionation processes with little regard for paleoenvironment, our work demonstrates that depositional setting is paramount in governing the Fe isotopic composition of iron formations irrespective of what Fe-bearing minerals precipitated.

  1. Multiple personalities of the RNA polymerase active centre.

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    Zenkin, Nikolay

    2014-07-01

    Transcription in all living organisms is accomplished by highly conserved multi-subunit RNA polymerases (RNAPs). Our understanding of the functioning of the active centre of RNAPs has transformed recently with the finding that a conserved flexible domain near the active centre, the trigger loop (TL), participates directly in the catalysis of RNA synthesis and serves as a major determinant for fidelity of transcription. It also appears that the TL is involved in the unique ability of RNAPs to exchange catalytic activities of the active centre. In this phenomenon the TL is replaced by a transcription factor which changes the amino acid content and, as a result, the catalytic properties of the active centre. The existence of a number of transcription factors that act through substitution of the TL suggests that the RNAP has several different active centres to choose from in response to external or internal signals. A video of this Prize Lecture, presented at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference 2014, can be viewed via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Z7iXVEPo4. PMID:24763425

  2. F-centre luminescence in nanocrystalline CeO2

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    Aškrabi?, S.; Doh?evi?-Mitrovi?, Z. D.; Araújo, V. D.; Ionita, G.; de Lima, M. M., Jr.; Cantarero, A.

    2013-12-01

    Nanocrystalline CeO2 powders were synthesized by two cost-effective methods: the self-propagating room temperature (SPRT) method and the precipitation method. Differently prepared samples exhibited different temperature-dependent photoluminescence (PL) in the ultraviolet and visible regions. The PL signals originated from different kinds of oxygen-deficient defect centres with or without trapped electrons (F0, F+ or F++ centres). The temperature-dependent PL spectra were measured using different excitation lines, below (457, 488 and 514 nm) or comparable (325 nm) to the ceria optical band gap energy, in order to investigate the positions of intragap localized defect states. Evidence for the presence of F+ centres was supported by the signals observed in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements. Based on PL and EPR measurements it was shown that F+ centres dominate in the CeO2 sample synthesized by the SPRT method, whereas F0 centres are the major defects in the CeO2 sample synthesized by the precipitation method. The luminescence from F++ states, as shallow trap states, was registered in both samples. Energy level positions of these defect states in the ceria band gap were proposed.

  3. Anatomy of ridge discontinuities, transform fault and overlapping spreading centre, at the slow spreading sedimented Andaman Sea Spreading Centre

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    Jourdain, A.; Singh, S. C.; Klinger, Y.

    2013-12-01

    Transform faults are the major discontinuities and define the main segment boundaries along spreading centres but their anatomy is poorly understood because of their complex seafloor morphology, even though they are observed at all types of spreading centres. Here, we present high-resolution seismic reflection images across the sedimented Andaman Sea Transform Fault where the sediments record the faulting and allow studying the evolution of the transform fault both in space and time. Furthermore, sediments allow the imaging of the faults down to the Moho depth that provides insight on the interplay between tectonic and magmatic processes. On the other hand, overlapping spreading centres (OSC) are small-scale discontinuities, possibly transient, and are observed only along fast or intermediate spreading centres. Exceptionally, an overlapping spreading centre is present at the slow spreading Andaman Sea Spreading Centre, which, we suggest, is due to the presence of thick sediments that hamper the efficient hydrothermal circulation allowing magma to stay much longer in the crust at different depths, and up to close to the segment ends, leading to the development of an overlapping spreading. The seismic reflection images across the OSC indicate the presence of large magma bodies in the crust. Seismic images also provide images of active faults allowing to study the link between faulting and magmatism. Interestingly, an earthquake swarm occurred at propagating limb of the OSC in 2006, after the great 2004 Andaman-Sumatra earthquake of Mw=9.3, highlighting the migration of the OSC westward. In this paper, we will show seismic reflection images and interpret these images in the light of bathymetry and earthquake data, and provide the anatomy of the ridge discontinuities along the slow spreading sedimented Andaman Sea Spreading Centre.

  4. Home as a hybrid centre of medication practice.

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    Dew, Kevin; Chamberlain, Kerry; Hodgetts, Darrin; Norris, Pauline; Radley, Alan; Gabe, Jonathan

    2014-01-01

    This article presents research that explores how medications are understood and used by people in everyday life. An intensive process of data collection from 55 households was used in this research, which included photo-elicitation and diary-elicitation interviews. It is argued that households are at the very centre of complex networks of therapeutic advice and practice and can usefully be seen as hybrid centres of medication practice, where a plethora of available medications is assimilated and different forms of knowledge and expertise are made sense of. Dominant therapeutic frameworks are tactically manipulated in households in order for medication practices to align with the understandings, resources and practicalities of households. Understanding the home as a centre of medication practice decentralises the role of health advisors (whether mainstream or alternative) in wellness practices. PMID:23909467

  5. Medical data transmission system for remote healthcare centres

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    González, E. A.; Cagnolo, F. J.; Olmos, C. E.; Centeno, C. A.; Riva, G. G.; Zerbini, C. A.

    2007-11-01

    The main motivation of this project is to improve the healthcare centres equipment and human resources efficiency, enabling those centres for transmission of parameters of medical interest. This system facilitates remote consultation, in particular between specialists and remote healthcare centres. Likewise it contributes to the qualification of professionals. The electrocardiographic (ECG) and electroencephalographic (EEG) signals are acquired, processed and then sent, fulfilling the effective norms, for application in the hospital network of Córdoba Province, which has nodes interconnected by phone line. As innovative aspects we emphasized the low cost of development and maintenance, great versatility and handling simplicity with a modular design for interconnection with diverse data transmission media (Wi-Fi, GPRS, etc.). Successfully experiences were obtained during the acquisition of the signals and transmissions on wired LAN networks. As improvements, we can mention: energy consumption optimization and mobile communication systems usage, in order to offer more autonomy.

  6. The eLISA/NGO Data Processing Centre

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    Beckmann, V.; Petiteau, A.; Porter, E.; Auger, G.; Plagnol, E.; Binétruy, P.

    2013-01-01

    Data analysis for the eLISA/NGO mission is going to be performed in several steps. The telemetry is unpacked and checked at ESA's Science Operations Centre (SOC). The instrument teams are providing the necessary calibration files for the SOC to process the Level 1 data. The next steps, the source identification, parameter extraction and construction of a catalogue of sources is performed at the Data Processing Centre (DPC). This includes determining the physical and astrophysical parameters of the sources and their strain time series. At the end of the processing, the produced Level 2 and Level 3 data are then transferred back to the SOC, which provides the data archive and the interface for the scientific community. The DPC is organised by the member states of the consortium. In this paper we describe a possible outline of the data processing centre, including the tasks to be performed, and the organisational structure.

  7. [To be born without risk: searching for small maternity centres].

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    Norvez, A

    1997-01-01

    In 1992, in the public sector, 18% of child deliveries took place in small maternity centres having less than 15 beds. In 1981, the percentage has fallen to 11%. In the private sector, the two proportions were respectively 30% and 11%. From the demographic point of view, the process of urbanization and the sharp decrease in the overall birth rate explain the trend. From the medical point of view, as the small maternities cannot have sophisticated equipment, the risk to the mother and the child is likely far greater than in maternities in large cities. However, there is no clear-cut empirical evidence. Moreover, the closing down of a maternity centre in a small city means loss of individual jobs, of collective prestige and the start of overall decline. Furthermore, people have a greater felling of safety with a neighboring maternity centre. In France, the subject is extremely controversial. The article shows some directions to cope with the debates. PMID:9239317

  8. General practice observed. A do-it-yourself medical centre.

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    Ganner, A N; Lockie, A C

    1979-11-17

    A group practice commissioned a local building company to build their own medical centre comprising 370 m2 (4000 ft2) of building with an adequate car park at a total cost of 60 000 pounds with design to completion in nine months. A bank loan for 10 years was assigned to the partnership and each partner made his own arrangements for repayment. The updated cost for June 1979 is 80 000-85 000 pounds. Building a centre in this way is professionally and financially rewarding. PMID:519410

  9. Time to learn: understanding patient-centred care.

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    Pelzang, Rinchen

    This article is a literature review of the definition, models and methods of implementation of patient-centred care (PCC). Modern healthcare systems are rapidly changing to adopt a more patient-centred approach to care. However, the implementation of PCC can be hampered by the lack of a clear definition and methods of measurement. It is increasingly important for healthcare providers to understand the core elements of PCC. This article examines the literature to carry out a concept analysis of PCC, including definition, concepts and theoretical perspectives. PMID:20647984

  10. Energy efficiency in U.K. shopping centres

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    Mangiarotti, Michela

    Energy efficiency in shopping centres means providing comfortable internal environment and services to the occupants with minimum energy use in a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner. This research considers the interaction of three factors affecting the energy efficiency of shopping centres: i) performance of the building fabric and services ii) management of the building in terms of operation, control, maintenance and replacement of the building fabric and services, and company's energy policy iii) occupants' expectation for comfort and awareness of energy efficiency. The aim of the investigation is to determine the role of the above factors in the energy consumption and carbon emissions of shopping centres and the scope for reducing this energy usage by changing one or all the three factors. The study also attempts to prioritize the changes in the above factors that are more cost-effective at reducing that energy consumption and identify the benefits and main economic and legal drivers for energy efficiency in shopping centres. To achieve these targets, three case studies have been analysed. Using energy data from bills, the performance of the selected case studies has been assessed to establish trends and current energy consumption and carbon emissions of shopping centres and their related causes. A regression analysis has attempted to break down the energy consumption of the landlords' area by end-use to identify the main sources of energy usage and consequently introduce cost-effective measures for saving energy. A monitoring and occupants' survey in both landlords' and tenants' areas have been carried out at the same time to compare the objective data of the environmental conditions with the subjective impressions of shoppers and shopkeepers. In particular, the monitoring aimed at assessing the internal environment to identify possible causes of discomfort and opportunities for introducing energy saving measures. The survey looked at determining the occupants' expectation for comfort and awareness of energy efficiency in shopping centres. The results show the complexity of prioritizing the three factors affecting energy efficiency in shopping centres, highlighting the relationships between those factors, and the role of different actors, involved in the life of shopping centres, in the energy and environmental performance of these buildings.

  11. Dziak, R.P., D.R. Bohnenstiehl, and D.K. Smith. 2012. Hydroacoustic monitoring of oceanic spreading centers: Past, present, and future. Oceanography 25(1):116127,

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    Bohnenstiehl, Delwayne

    with the seafloor or sea surface. The attenuation due to geometric spreading is cylin- drical (~ 1/r) for SOFAR undetected in the deep ocean. Currently, the only means available to observe seafloor-spreading events spreading centers: Past, present, and future. Oceanography 25(1):116­127, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog

  12. Boss, E., and J. Loftin. 2012. Spotlight on education--Engineering literacy for undergraduates in marine science: A case for hands on. Oceanography 25(2):219221, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/

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    Boss, Emmanuel S.

    or if the project is submitted late. modulE 1: programming (3.5 weeks) The first skill the students teach them by The Oceanography Society. All rights reserved. USAGE Permission is granted to copy this article for use in teaching in marine science a case for hands on introduction Graduates in marine sciences most often lack basic

  13. K.R.M. Mackey, A. Paytan, A.R. Grossman, and S. Bailey. A photosynthetic strategy for1 coping in a high light, low nutrient environment. Limnology and Oceanography (in press)2

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    are exacerbated49 by oligotrophic nutrient conditions that limit the availability of iron, a nutrient required50 in a high light, low nutrient environment. Limnology and Oceanography (in press)2 #12;A photosynthetic strategy for coping in a high light, low nutrient environment3 4 Katherine R. M. Mackey1 , Adina Paytan2

  14. Soviet books and publications on geological and chemical oceanography, hydrology, and other subjects acquired during the second international oceanographic congress, Moscow, June 1966: titles and some translated contents and notes

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    Manheim, F. T.

    1966-01-01

    The listed publications represent a selection, by no means complete, of recent Soviet work in geological and chemical oceanography. Some works on hydrogeology and hydrochemistry of the continents, as well as a few publications on other subjects, such as geology, geophysics, and biology, also are included.

  15. Physical Oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean (POEM): A Research Programme. Reports of the Organizing Committee Meeting (Paris, August 1984), and the Scientific Workshop (Lucerne, October 1984). Unesco Reports in Marine Science 35.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Marine Sciences.

    The ultimate goal of the Program for the Exploration of the Eastern Mediterranean (POEM) is to reach a comprehensive knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological oceanography of the Eastern Mediterranean. Such knowledge is an essential basis for environmental management, resource exploration, and marine operations. The overall scientific…

  16. Oceanography and Quaternary geology of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.

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    St-Ong, Guillaume

    Oceanography and Quaternary geology of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord This article of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord Anne de Vernal1 , Guillaume St-Onge2 and Denis Gilbert3 1, the Laurentian Channel (Figure 1) and the Saguenay Fjord are valleys resulting from glacial erosion [6

  17. Fraser, W.R., D.L. Patterson-Fraser, C.A. Ribic, O. Schofield, and H. Ducklow. 2013. A nonmarine source of variability in Adlie penguin demography. Oceanography 26(3):207209, http://

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    . A nonmarine source of variability in Adélie penguin demography. Oceanography 26(3):207­209, http:// dx in adélie penguin Demography A primary research objective of the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program has been to identify and understand the factors that regulate the demography of Adélie penguins

  18. Center of Microbial Oceanography Research and Education (C-MORE) Initiatives Toward Promoting Diversity in the Ocean Sciences

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    Bruno, B. C.

    2007-05-01

    The ocean sciences suffer from a lack of diversity, particularly among indigenous peoples, despite the fact that indigenous peoples often have deep, cultural knowledge about the marine environment. Nowhere is this inequity more glaring than in Hawaii. Traditional knowledge in marine science enabled Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) to become world leaders in transpacific canoe voyaging, aquaculture, and fisheries. Yet today, NHPI are severely underrepresented in the ocean sciences (and in STEM fields in general) at all levels of education and employment. When compared to other ethnic and racial groups in Hawaii, NHPI students as a group have among the poorest educational performance, indicated in part by underrepresentation in college enrolment and pre-college gifted and talented programs, as well as overrepresentation in eligibility for special education and free and reduced lunch programs. The Center of Microbial Oceanography Research and Education (C-MORE), a NSF-funded, multi-institutional Science and Technology Center based at the University of Hawai (UH), is determined to address this inequity. C- MORE is committed to increasing diversity in the ocean sciences, particularly among NHPI, at all levels of education and research. Our approach is to work with existing programs with a track record of increasing diversity among NHPI. We are currently developing culturally relevant materials including educational games for K-12 students, mentorships for high school and community college students, and laboratory and shipboard experiences for teachers and undergraduates in partnership with minority-serving organizations. Some of our main partners are EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), Ka `Imi `Ike (an NSF- funded program to recruit and retain NHPI undergraduates in geosciences), Upward Bound (an enrichment program for economically disadvantaged high school students which includes intensive summer courses), the UH Center on Disability Studies (which is developing culturally relevant curriculum to address the overrepresentation of NHPI in special education classes) and the UH Louis Stokes Program (which we plan to use as a model). For more information, please refer to: http:cmore.soest.hawaii.edu

  19. MARINE INSTITUTE Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC)

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    Oyet, Alwell

    MARINE INSTITUTE Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) Fisheries and Marine Institute Memorial[ ] No [ ] Have you ever attended Marine Institute or Memorial University of Newfoundland? Yes[ ] No[ ] Please [ ] Specialized Oil Tanker Safety [ ] WHMIS [ ] Marine Basic First Aid (MBFA) [ ] Oil & Chemical Tanker

  20. Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Annual Report

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    ­ psychiatry and mental health; maternal and child health; public health and disease; archives and library of psychiatry, Dr Tom Feeney in collaboration with Dr Catherine Cox organised the workshop entitled, `Psychiatry contributed greatly to the Centre's continuing research into the history of psychiatry. In January 2010, Dr

  1. CPE POINTS: 3 Centre for Advanced Dental Education

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    Chin, Wei Ngan

    CPE POINTS: 3 Centre for Advanced Dental Education presents .... About the Speaker Dr. Carlos Muñoz at Buf- falo, Dr. Muñoz is a member of several dental organizations and is a fellow of the American for Advanced Dental Education Faculty of Dentistry 11 Lower Kent Ridge Road Singapore 119083 Fax: 67796520

  2. Toward a Student-Centred Process of Teaching Arithmetic

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    Eriksson, Gota

    2011-01-01

    This article describes a way toward a student-centred process of teaching arithmetic, where the content is harmonized with the students' conceptual levels. At school start, one classroom teacher is guided in recurrent teaching development meetings in order to develop teaching based on the students' prerequisites and to successively learn the…

  3. Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Application for Use of Facilities

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    Machel, Hans

    event Submit this completed application to: Faculty of Science | Office of the Dean CCIS 6Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Application for Use of Facilities Event #: Event Name: EVENT DESCRIPTION DATE(S) REQUESTED SPACE(S) REQUESTED NAME OF GROUP ESTIMATED NUMBER OF GUESTS

  4. Physical Activity Promotion in Call Centres: Employers' Perspectives

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    Renton, Sheila J.; Lightfoot, Nancy E.; Maar, Marion A.

    2011-01-01

    This study followed a predominantly qualitative approach to explore the perspectives of employers in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, call centres (CCs) regarding physical activity (PA) promotion in workplaces, by identifying current practices and employers' motivation to promote PA, as well as perceived facilitators and barriers. In-depth interviews…

  5. Centre for Film Studies University of St Andrews

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    Brierley, Andrew

    #12;Centre for Film Studies University of St Andrews #12;#12;1 Cine-Files, Spring 2015 Cine-Files VOL. 1, 2015 Contents Editorial by Leshu Torchin Bringing Film Culture to St Andrews 4 Film Studies Kawamoto CrossingContinentsinFilmStudies Robert Burgoyne Sojourn in Brazil Dennis Hanlon In Search

  6. Teaching and Assessment for an Organisation-Centred Curriculum

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    Choy, Sarojni

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to discuss the teaching and assessment strategies for an organisation-centred curriculum. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a case study. Data were collected from interviews and a focus group with worker-learners enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Leadership) course. Findings: The…

  7. Members' Guide to the Qubec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS)

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    Gonzalez, Andrew

    Members' Guide to the Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) Introduction to the QCBS Who the emergence of an integrated science of biodiversity within Québec by facilitating new collaborations amongst researchers and with private and public sectors of Québec society concerned about biodiversity

  8. Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Limerick, Ireland

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    Chambers, Angela; Atkinson, David; Farr, Fiona

    2015-01-01

    The Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS), founded in 1997, brings together researchers and postgraduate students from several disciplines in language studies, and is structured in three research clusters: New learning environments; Discourse, society and identity; and Plurilingualism and language policy. There is a certain amount of…

  9. University of St Andrews Centre for Film Studies

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    Brierley, Andrew

    ) film studies community. This year we took steps towards preparation for the next REF and expanded members include: Bernard Bentley (Spanish), Prof. Berys Gaut (Philosophy), and Prof. Gill Plain (English Jonathan Rosenbaum visited the Centre to teach students on the MLitt programme and deliver a presentation

  10. Service Climate in New Zealand English Language Centres

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    Walker, John

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to report on the findings of a study into staff perceptions of service climate in New Zealand English language centres (ELCs) offering ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses. Design/methodology/approach: A 71-item questionnaire based on a Likert scale was used to survey non-management teaching and…

  11. The Makana Regional Centre of Expertise: Experiments in Social Learning

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    Lotz-Sisitka, Heila; O'Donoghue, Rob; Wilmot, Di

    2010-01-01

    This article deliberates the possibilities for Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) to become "experiments" in social learning. The purpose of the article is to advance the broader research agenda of RCEs through reflection on the empirical research agenda of one RCE, Makana RCE in South Africa. As such it opens questions on how we might see RCE's…

  12. Student Experience of a Scenario-Centred Curriculum

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    Bell, Sarah; Galilea, Patricia; Tolouei, Reza

    2010-01-01

    In 2006 UCL implemented new scenario-centred degree programmes in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The new curriculum can be characterised as a hybrid of problem-based, project-based and traditional approaches to learning. Four times a year students work in teams for one week on a scenario which aims to integrate learning from lecture and…

  13. November 2005 Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    conference. Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) is a possibility. 2. INDUSTRIAL IMPACT 2STRATEGY November 2005 Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare Vision of new technology in the NHS. In all three areas, its greatest contribution lies in supporting better

  14. The City Futures Research Centre in pictures Photo Legend

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    New South Wales, University of

    or in published form through the Centre. Industry and Government Partners (2006-2012) ·Aboriginal Housing Office-to-door surveys for the Local Opposition to Affordable Housing Project (AHURI) 5. Edgar Lui working in the City of Accommodating Australians: Commonwealth Government Involvement in Housing 10. Araz Taeihagh working in the City

  15. FACTS: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Opened: September 2014

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    Boonstra, Rudy

    FACTS: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Opened: September 2014 What it is The Toronto Pan Am Sports: Health and wellness, sport, recreation, sports management. Environmental Features · There are 1,854 solar for the building. · LED lights will be installed throughout, consuming about 80 per cent less energy than

  16. Centre for Research in String Theory : David Berman

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    Agnor, Craig B.

    Centre for Research in String Theory : David Berman Andreas Brandhuber Sanjaye Ramgoolam Rodolfo postdocs + 10 graduate students. #12;String Theory and hidden geometries Sanjaye Ramgoolam Queen Mary, Univ is exchange of photons (particles of light). #12;String theory shows that QED and gravity can be unified

  17. Democratising Turkey through Student-Centred Pedagogy: Opportunities and Pitfalls

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    Altinyelken, Hülya Kosar

    2015-01-01

    Global reform talk on pedagogy has been converging around student-centred pedagogy (SCP) in recent decades. One of the significant appeals of this pedagogical model is its democratisation potentials. This article seeks to empirically study SCP's role in democratising learning and promoting social democratisation by taking the case of Turkey, a…

  18. A User-Centred Design and Evaluation of IR Interfaces

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    Ahmed, S. M. Zabed; McKnight, Cliff; Oppenheim, Charles

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents a user-centred design and evaluation methodology for ensuring the usability of IR interfaces. The methodology is based on sequentially performing: a competitive analysis, user task analysis, heuristic evaluation, formative evaluation and a summative comparative evaluation. These techniques are described, and their application…

  19. Education at the Centre? Australia's National Union Education Program

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    Brown, Tony; Yasukawa, Keiko

    2009-01-01

    Australian trade unions are at a pivotal moment. In 2007-2008, a review of the training and education programs of the Education and Campaign Centre (ECC), the education arm of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), was conducted through a series of interviews with leaders of twenty-five unions. The review found that Australian unions do…

  20. "La Sapienza" University of Rome Interdepartmental Research and Services Centre

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    Di Pillo, Gianni

    "La Sapienza" University of Rome Interdepartmental Research and Services Centre Via dei Volsci 122, 00185 Rome Telephone No. ( +39) 06 49697041 Fax No. (+39) 06 49917733 digilab.uniroma1.it AT THE "LA SAPIENZA" UNIVERSITY OF ROME Comparative procedure No. 17/2013 HAVING CONSIDERED - Having

  1. APPENDIX IV: IELTS TEST CENTRES IN LONDON Eurocentres Lee Green

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    Applebaum, David

    1 APPENDIX IV: IELTS TEST CENTRES IN LONDON Eurocentres Lee Green IELTS Administrator 21 Meadowcourt Road London SE3 9EU Tel: 44 20 8297 1488 Fax: 44 20 8318 9057 Email: ielts@eurocentres.com Web: www.eurocentres-ielts.com International House London IELTS Administrator 16 Stukeley Street Covent

  2. Poverty and disadvantage in Australia BANKWEST CURTIN ECONOMICS CENTRE

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    Mucina, Ladislav

    Poverty and disadvantage in Australia BANKWEST CURTIN ECONOMICS CENTRE Focus on the States Report-for-profit sectors. #12;Contents Falling through the cracks Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 1 Foreword executive summary key findings 4 5 5 Part i: income and poverty disadvantage Introduction Background Income

  3. Evaluation of the Centres of Excellence in Higher Education

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    Kettunen, Juha Matti

    2011-01-01

    This study presents an evaluation of the centres of excellence in higher education in Finland. This approach is an example of enhancement-led evaluation aiming to improve the long-term development of education. The study presents the Degree Programme in Civil Engineering of the Turku University of Applied Sciences, which was awarded the…

  4. Training Leisure Centre Instructors: Client Motivational Profiles Examined

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    Kniveton, Bromley H.

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: To investigate the motivations of clients attending leisure centres/clubs. It is noted that training programmes for instructors tend to neglect this, particularly in relation to the gender and age of clients. Design/methodology/approach: In this study 460 recreational athletes including equal numbers of males and females in the two age…

  5. Taught Course Centre Short Course "Computational Methods for Uncertainty Quantification"

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    Scheichl, Robert

    Taught Course Centre Short Course "Computational Methods for Uncertainty Quantification" Robert to avoid stability problems with the explicit Euler method. Compare the cost to achieve a certain tolerance to formulate a simple model problem that encapsulates the essential question. What type of uncertainty is it

  6. Indian Institute of Science Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

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    Pal, Debnath

    Indian Institute of Science Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences BANGALORE 560 012, INDIA Ph of Indian Ocean by way of both observations and simulations using numerical models. The instrument intended in the ocean as a function of depth on board Indian research vessels. 1 #12;BRIEF SCOPE OF THE PROJECT: Supply

  7. University of the Witwatersrand THE JOHN KNOPFMACHER CENTRE

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    Wagner, Stephan

    University of the Witwatersrand THE JOHN KNOPFMACHER CENTRE for APPLICABLE ANALYSIS and NUMBER. Speaker: Kate Morris University of the Witwatersrand Title: On some parameters in monotonically labelled. 1 #12; 2 Speaker: Margaret Archibald School of Mathematics University of the Witwatersrand Title

  8. Galileo's Treatment for the Centre of Gravity of Solids

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    Worner, C. H.; Iommi-Amunategui, G.

    2007-01-01

    The appendix on the centres of gravity that appears at the end of Galileo's book, "Two New Sciences", is analysed. It is shown that the method used by Galileo in this work has an interesting reasoning and also shows preliminary ideas about scaling and advances some ideas about series convergence. In addition, we note that the geometrical language…

  9. Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC)

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    Boonstra, Rudy

    Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) Report the theft to the Canadian Anti- Fraud Center agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on all forms of mass marketing fraud, including advance fee fraud letters (e.g. West African fraud letters), Internet fraud, identity theft

  10. AcademicRetireeCentre(ARC) UniversityofToronto

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    Toronto, University of

    Life Peter Russell, Co-Chair University Professor Emeritus, Political Science David Cook Principal Prudham President, University of Toronto Faculty Association Administrator Pat Doherty Welcome to the Academic Retiree Centre at the University of Toronto Affix sufficient postage #12;Welcome to A R C

  11. A digital library based on Mizar UCL Interaction Centre

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    Cairns, Paul

    A digital library based on Mizar Jeremy Gow UCL Interaction Centre London j.gow@ucl.ac.uk Paul a prototype digital library based on the Mizar Mathematical Library. Understanding how it fails helps us) to build a digital library from Mizar's XML output, based on Josef Urban's semantic presentation stylesheet

  12. A JISC National Data Centre Social Media Guidelines

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    Bristol, University of

    A JISC National Data Centre Social Media Guidelines Author: NicolaOsborne,EDINASocialMediaOfficer Version: 1.1 Published: 19 October 2012 HTML: http://edina.ac.uk/about/social_media/social_media (2011). EDINA Social Media Guidelines (Version 1.1, October 2012). Accessed via http

  13. DATA DISTRIBUTION CENTRE OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Data Distribution Centre (DDC) has been established to facilitate the timely distribution of a consistent set of up-to-date scenarios of changes in climate and related environmental and socio-economic factors for use in climate impacts assessments.

  14. Klaus Pawelzik1, 2* Centre for Cognitive Sciences, Germany

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    Kreiter, Andreas K.

    Klaus Pawelzik1, 2* 1 Centre for Cognitive Sciences, Germany 2 University of Bremen, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Germany Financial markets are believed to be efficient in incorporating available and Movement, Giessen, Germany, 19 May - 22 May, 2010. Presentation Type: Poster Presentation Topic: Posters

  15. Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre Bulletin No. 55.

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    1972

    Instructions for the construction of the following apparatus for the secondary school science laboratory are included in this issue of the Scottish Schools Science Equipment Research Centre Bulletin: a cheap water purifier using an expendable deionizer can; a simple amplifier suitable for detecting or displaying D. C. currents of 1 microamp or…

  16. centre for digital music Blind Audio Source Separation

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    Plumbley, Mark

    for digital music Blind Audio Source Separation EMMANUEL VINCENT, MARIA G. JAFARI, SAMER A. ABDALLAH, MARK D Separation Emmanuel Vincent, Maria G. Jafari, Samer A. Abdallah, Mark D. Plumbley and Mike E. Davies Centre Separation (BASS) is the problem of recovering each source signal from a given mixture signal. This report

  17. Neuroinformatics Pipelines in the BrainCODE Neuroscience Data Centre

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    Neuroinformatics Pipelines in the BrainCODE Neuroscience Data Centre Principal Academic Funding · Neuroscience: BOLD fMRI, Scien9fic Workflows and Brain Networks ­ The signal network vs. Behaviour rela5onships. #12;Neuroscience Data Sharing and Integration Imperative 3

  18. Openness--A Way Forward: Development Education Research Centre

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    Hare-Heremia, Mahora

    2014-01-01

    Education is a vital aspect in the lives of humankind. It contributes and shapes our future as citizens of the world. To understand it is to discover the many hidden talents the world has in store for all. The Development Education Research Centre (DERC) holds many resources that aid in the development of education at a global level. With the…

  19. National Centre for Indigenous Studies Year in Review 2014

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    at NCIS http://ncis.anu.edu.au/study/ ANU summer research scholarships and internships, and Aurora us as a staff member, visitor, adjunct scholar, Higher Degree by Research scholar, summer scholar internships with NCIS http://ncis.anu.edu.au/sum_res_schol.php National Centre for Indigenous Studies

  20. Introduction of ICT and Multimedia into Cambodia's Teacher Training Centres

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    Dionys, David

    2012-01-01

    This article describes the integration of ICT in the teacher training centres of Cambodia. It focuses on the collaboration between the Teacher Training Department of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) of Cambodia and VVOB (Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance), which is aimed at improving ICT…

  1. Graduate Education. Advisory Centre Occasional Papers in University Education.

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    Adelaide Univ. (Australia).

    Four papers presented at a seminar on graduate education sponsored by the Advisory Centre for University Education at The University of Adelaide and the Flinders University Educational Research Unit in Australia are presented. In "Teaching and Learning in Graduate Education: An Overview," Robert Cannon provides a background summary of developments…

  2. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2009 Strategic Plan

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    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009

    2009-01-01

    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) was established in 1981 as a not-for-profit company owned by the Commonwealth and state and territory ministers with responsibility for vocational education and training (VET). It is a professional, independent body at arm's length from government. The company initially conducted research…

  3. Constructing Learning Spaces? Videoconferencing at Local Learning Centres in Sweden

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    Logdlund, Ulrik

    2010-01-01

    This article explores videoconferencing in the context of local learning centres in Sweden. The practice is described as a "learning space" in which adult learners construct socio-spatial relations. The study goes beyond a sociological apprehension of actors and opposes the idea of the material as neutral, passive and conformed by practice. On the…

  4. The Abdus Salam International Centre forTheoretical Physics

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    Marini, Andrea

    The Abdus Salam International Centre forTheoretical Physics SSSãããooo PPPaaauuulllooo IIICCCTTTPPP AAAppppppllliiicccaaatttiiiooonnnsss 555 ­­­ 111666 SSSeeepppttteeemmmbbbeeerrr 222000111111 (Santo André - Brazil) The Abdus Salam AAAcccrrrooobbbaaattt fffooorrrmmmaaattt... Secretariat: Ms. Rosa del Rio (smr 2277) the Abdus Salam International

  5. SOFTWARE VERIFICATION RESEARCH CENTRE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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    Smith, Graeme

    SOFTWARE VERIFICATION RESEARCH CENTRE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND software, and surveys what international standards say about the issue. The strengths and weaknesses from multiple sources if the user base is sufficiently large; . Future proof: as technology moves on

  6. Space-Centred English Language Learning: The Cyprus Case

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    Kurt, Mustafa; Kurt, Sevinc

    2013-01-01

    This paper discusses a study conducted in the Ledra/Lokmaci Milieu in Cyprus, the area in the centre of the divided walled city of Nicosia where Greek and Turkish Cypriots have to use English to communicate with one another. The aim of the study was to locate the effects of a learning space on language learners, teachers and syllabus designers.…

  7. Revitalization of Indigenous Culture in Child Care Centre

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    Kulhankova, Jana

    2011-01-01

    In this study, I address contemporary ways of looking after children and care giving roles women play in today's Aboriginal community in Brisbane, Australia. Data were collected through participant observation and interviews during field work in a family care centre managed by Indigenous women with the staff and their clients. My main contribution…

  8. Penile cancer: Perspective from a Canadian tertiary care centre

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    Beech, Benjamin; Izawa, Jonathan; Pautler, Stephen; Chin, Joseph; Power, Nicholas

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Penile squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is rare in North America; however, the morbidity can be devastating. This analysis represents the first reported penile cancer experience at a tertiary care centre in Canada. Methods: We carried out a retrospective review of all patients who received care at our centre for penile SCC from 2005 until the present time. Epidemiological and clinical data were collected for all patients. Survival analysis was performed using Kaplan-Meier methods with log-rank test and Cox regression for univariate and multivariate analysis, respectively. Results: We identified 42 patients who were treated at our centre for penile SCC. Of these, 29% underwent excisional biopsy, 38% had partial penectomy, and 33% had total penectomy. Five patients with high-risk tumours underwent modified inguinal lymph node dissection (ILND), while 7 patients had radical ILND for clinically palpable disease. Overall, the median cancer specific survival (CSS) was undefined, with a 60% survival at 102 months. However CSS was significantly correlated to pT stage, pN stage, and tumour grade. The median follow-up was 25 months (interquartile range: 11–48). Conclusion: These findings confirm the poor CSS of patients with positive lymph nodes in penile SCC. Patients with pN0 after ILND had a durable CSS. Risk factors for penile SCC were confirmed as elevated body mass index, positive smoking history, and lack of circumcision. This first epidemiologic report on penile SCC from a Canadian tertiary care centre should be expanded to other national centres. PMID:26644802

  9. Assessment of the noise exposure of call centre operators.

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    Patel, Jacqueline A; Broughton, Keith

    2002-11-01

    Call centres now play a major role in the daily operations of financial, technology and utility companies, as well as public bodies. It is predicted that 2002 will see 2.3% of the total British workforce employed in call centres. However, local authority enforcement officers, unions, voluntary organizations, employers and employees have all expressed concern that there are hazards to health and safety unique to this new and developing industry. One of the potential hazards reported in the press is hearing damage from using headsets. In a Health & Safety Executive funded project, the noise exposure of 150 call centre operators was evaluated, in call centres which included financial services, home shopping and telecommunications services. The results show that the daily personal noise exposure of these call centre operators is unlikely to exceed the 85 dB(A) action level defined in the Noise at Work Regulations 1989. The risk of hearing damage is therefore extremely low. Exposure to higher noise levels is possible, for example from fax tones, holding tones and high pitched tones from mobile phones. However, the duration of these events is likely to be short and they are therefore unlikely to have a significant effect on the operators' overall noise exposure. A practical method of limiting exposure to unexpected high noises from headsets is to ensure that the headsets incorporate acoustic shock protection that meets the requirements of the Department of Trade and Industry specification 85/013. In the UK, this limiter ensures any noise above 118 dB is not transmitted through the headset. Operators should receive regular training on the headset and telephone equipment they are using. This training should include correct use of the headset and the volume control facilities, and advice on how and when to clean and maintain the headsets. PMID:12406859

  10. Geology of the quaternary volcanic centres of the east Anatolia

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    Y?lmaz, Y.; Güner, Y.; ?aro?lu, F.

    1998-10-01

    Following the collision along the Bitlis-Zagros suture, a north-south convergence between the Arabian Platform and Laurasia has continued uninterrupted until the present. As a result, the continental crust has been shortened, thickened and consequently elevated to form the Turkish-Iranian high plateau. On the high plateau volcanic activity began during the Neogene, intensified during the late Miocene-Pliocene and continued until historical times. Large volcanic centres have been developed during the Quaternary which form significant peaks above the Turkish-Iranian high plateau. Among the Quaternary volcanoes, the major volcanic centres are Ararat, Tendürek, Suphan and Nemrut. Ararat (A?ri Da?i) is the largest volcanic center and is a compound stratovolcano, consisting of Greater Ararat and lesser Ararat. The former represents the highest elevation of Anatolia reaching over 5000 m in height. Tendürek is a double-peaked shield volcano, which produced a voluminous amount of basalt lava as extensive pahoehoe, and aa flows. It has an ill-defined semi-caldera. Suphan is an isolated stratovolcano, capped by silicic dome. It represents the second highest topographic elevation in Anatolia, with a height of over 4000 m. A cluster of subsidiary cones and small domes surrounds the volcano. Nemrut is the largest member of a group of volcanoes, which trend north-south. It is a stratovolcano, having a well-defined collapse caldera and a caldera lake. Various volcanic ejecta have been extruded from these volcanic centres over the last 1 to 2 million years. The Quaternary volcanic centres, although temporally and spatially closely associated, display a wide range of lavas from basalt to rhyolite. The volcanoes have diverse compositional trends; Ararat is distinctly subalkaline, Suphan is mildly subalkaline, Nemrut is mildly alkaline and Tendürek is strongly alkaline. The major and trace element compositions together with the isotope ratios indicate that their magmas were generated from a heterogeneous mantle source. Each of the volcanic centres has undergone a partly different magmatic evolution.

  11. Identifying Centres of Plant Biodiversity in South Australia.

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    Guerin, Greg R; Biffin, Ed; Baruch, Zdravko; Lowe, Andrew J

    2016-01-01

    We aimed to identify regional centres of plant biodiversity in South Australia, a sub-continental land area of 983,482 km2, by mapping a suite of metrics. Broad-brush conservation issues associated with the centres were mapped, specifically climate sensitivity, exposure to habitat fragmentation, introduced species and altered fire regimes. We compiled 727,417 plant species records from plot-based field surveys and herbarium records and mapped the following: species richness (all species; South Australian endemics; conservation-dependent species; introduced species); georeferenced weighted endemism, phylogenetic diversity, georeferenced phylogenetic endemism; and measures of beta diversity at local and state-wide scales. Associated conservation issues mapped were: climate sensitivity measured via ordination and non-linear modelling; habitat fragmentation represented by the proportion of remnant vegetation within a moving window; fire prone landscapes assessed using fire history records; invasive species assessed through diversity metrics, species distribution and literature. Compared to plots, herbarium data had higher spatial and taxonomic coverage but records were more biased towards major transport corridors. Beta diversity was influenced by sampling intensity and scale of comparison. We identified six centres of high plant biodiversity for South Australia: Western Kangaroo Island; Southern Mount Lofty Ranges; Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands; Southern Flinders Ranges; Southern Eyre Peninsula; Lower South East. Species composition in the arid-mediterranean ecotone was the most climate sensitive. Fragmentation mapping highlighted the dichotomy between extensive land-use and high remnancy in the north and intensive land-use and low remnancy in the south. Invasive species were most species rich in agricultural areas close to population centres. Fire mapping revealed large variation in frequency across the state. Biodiversity scores were not always congruent between metrics or datasets, notably for categorical endemism to South Australia versus georeferenced weighted endemism, justifying diverse approaches and cautious interpretation. The study could be extended to high resolution assessments of biodiversity centres and cost:benefit analysis for interventions. PMID:26735131

  12. Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: The Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia, Canada

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    Stockwell, Tim; Reist, Dan; Macdonald, Scott; Benoit, Cecilia; Jansson, Mikael

    2015-01-01

    The Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia (CARBC) was established as a multi-campus and multi-disciplinary research centre administered by the University of Victoria (UVic) in late 2003. Its core funding is provided from interest payments on an endowment of CAD$10.55 million. It is supported by a commitment to seven faculty appointments in various departments at UVic. The Centre has two offices, an administration and research office in Victoria and a knowledge exchange unit in Vancouver. The two offices are collaborating on the implementation of CARBC’s first 5-year plan which seeks to build capacity in British Columbia for integrated multi-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange in the areas substance use, addictions and harm reduction. Present challenges include losses to the endowment caused by the 2008/2009 economic crisis and difficulties negotiating faculty positions with the university administration. Despite these hurdles, to date each year has seen increased capacity for the Centre in terms of affiliated scientists, funding and staffing as well as output in terms of published reports, electronic resources and impacts on policy and practice. Areas of special research interest include: drug testing in the work-place, epidemiological monitoring, substance use and injury, pricing and taxation policies, privatization of liquor monopolies, poly-substance use, health determinants of indigenous peoples, street-involved youth and other vulnerable populations at risk of substance use problems. Further information about the Centre and its activities can be found on http://www.carbc.ca. PMID:20078479

  13. Home-based versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation

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    Taylor, Rod S; Dalal, Hayes; Jolly, Kate; Moxham, Tiffany; Zawada, Anna

    2014-01-01

    Background The burden of cardiovascular disease world-wide is one of great concern to patients and health care agencies alike. Traditionally centre-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes are offered to individuals after cardiac events to aid recovery and prevent further cardiac illness. Home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes have been introduced in an attempt to widen access and participation. Objectives To determine the effectiveness of home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes compared with supervised centre-based cardiac rehabilitation on mortality and morbidity, health-related quality of life and modifiable cardiac risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease. Search methods We updated the search of a previous review by searching the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in The Cochrane Library (2007, Issue 4), MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL from 2001 to January 2008. We checked reference lists and sought advice from experts. No language restrictions were applied. Selection criteria Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared centre-based cardiac rehabilitation (e.g. hospital, gymnasium, sports centre) with home-based programmes, in adults with myocardial infarction, angina, heart failure or who had undergone revascularisation. Data collection and analysis Studies were selected independently by two reviewers, and data extracted by a single reviewer and checked by a second one. Authors were contacted where possible to obtain missing information. Main results Twelve studies (1,938 participants) met the inclusion criteria. The majority of studies recruited a lower risk patient following an acute myocardial infarction (MI) and revascularisation. There was no difference in outcomes of home- versus centre-based cardiac rehabilitation in mortality risk ratio (RR) was 1.31 (95% confidence interval (C) 0.65 to 2.66), cardiac events, exercise capacity standardised mean difference (SMD) ?0.11 (95% CI ?0.35 to 0.13), as well as in modifiable risk factors (systolic blood pressure; diastolic blood pressure; total cholesterol; HDL-cholesterol; LDL-cholesterol) or proportion of smokers at follow up or health-related quality of life. There was no consistent difference in the healthcare costs of the two forms of cardiac rehabilitation. Authors’ conclusions Home- and centre-based cardiac rehabilitation appear to be equally effective in improving the clinical and health-related quality of life outcomes in acute MI and revascularisation patients. This finding, together with an absence of evidence of difference in healthcare costs between the two approaches, would support the extension of home-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes such as the Heart Manual to give patients a choice in line with their preferences, which may have an impact on uptake of cardiac rehabilitation in the individual case. PMID:20091618

  14. West Hackberry Strategic Petroleum Reserve site brine-disposal monitoring, Year I report. Volume II. Physical and chemical oceanography. Final report

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    DeRouen, L.R.; Hann, R.W.; Casserly, D.M.; Giammona, C.; Lascara, V.J.

    1983-02-01

    This project centers around the Strategic Petroleum Site (SPR) known as the West Hackberry salt dome which is located in southwestern Louisiana, and which is designed to store 241 million barrels of crude oil. Oil storage caverns are formed by injecting water into salt deposits, and pumping out the resulting brine. Studies described in this report were designed as follow-on studies to three months of pre-discharge characterization work, and include data collected during the first year of brine leaching operations. The objectives were to: (1) characterize the environment in terms of physical, chemical and biological attributes; (2) determine if significant adverse changes in ecosystem productivity and stability of the biological community are occurring as a result of brine discharge; and (3) determine the magnitude of any change observed. Contents of Volume II include: introduction; physical oceanography; estuarine hydrology and hydrography; analysis of discharge plume; and water and sediment quality.

  15. Computational physical oceanography -- A comprehensive approach based on generalized CFD/grid techniques for planetary scale simulations of oceanic flows. Final report, September 1, 1995--August 31, 1996

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    Beddhu, M.; Jiang, M.Y.; Whitfield, D.L.; Taylor, L.K.; Arabshahi, A.

    1997-02-20

    The original intention for this work was to impart the technology that was developed in the field of computational aeronautics to the field of computational physical oceanography. This technology transfer involved grid generation techniques and solution procedures to solve the governing equations over the grids thus generated. Specifically, boundary fitting non-orthogonal grids would be generated over a sphere taking into account the topography of the ocean floor and the topography of the continents. The solution methodology to be employed involved the application of an upwind, finite volume discretization procedure that uses higher order numerical fluxes at the cell faces to discretize the governing equations and an implicit Newton relaxation technique to solve the discretized equations. This report summarizes the efforts put forth during the past three years to achieve these goals and indicates the future direction of this work as it is still an ongoing effort.

  16. Subseabed Disposal Project annual report, FY85 to termination of project: Physical Oceanography and Water Column Geochemistry Studies, October 1984 through May 1986

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    Kupferman, S.L.

    1987-05-01

    This report covers the work of the Physical Oceanography and Water Column Geochemistry (POWCG) Studies Group of the Subseabed Disposal Project (SDP) from October 1984 to termination of the project in May 1986. The overview of the work includes an introduction, general descriptions of the activities, and a summary. Detailed discussions are included as appendices. During the period of this report the POWCG Studies Group held a meeting to develop a long-term research plan for the Nares Abyssal Plain, which was recently designated as a study area for the Environmental Study Group of the SDP. The POWCG Studies Group has also planned and participated in two interdisciplinary oceanographic missions to the Nares which have resulted in the acquisition of data and samples which can be used to begin to understand the workings of the ecosystem at the site, and for developing a preliminary site assessment. The papers in the appendices have been processed for inclusion in the Energy Data Base.

  17. Criteria for EASO-collaborating centres for obesity management.

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    Tsigos, Constantine; Hainer, Vojtech; Basdevant, Arnaud; Finer, Nick; Mathus-Vliegen, Elisabeth; Micic, Dragan; Maislos, Maximo; Roman, Gabriela; Schutz, Yves; Toplak, Hermann; Yumuk, Volkan; Zahorska-Markiewicz, Barbara

    2011-01-01

    Obesity is recognised as a global epidemic and the most prevalent metabolic disease world-wide. Specialised obesity services, however, are not widely available in Europe, and obesity care can vary enormously across European regions. The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO, www.easo.org) has developed these criteria to form a pan-European network of accredited EASO-Collaborating Centres for Obesity Management (EASO-COMs) in accordance with accepted European and academic guidelines. This network will include university, public and private clinics and will ensure that the obese and overweight patient is managed by a holistic team of specialists and receives comprehensive state-ofthe-art clinical care. Furthermore, the participating centres, under the umbrella of EASO, will work closely for quality control, data collection, and analysis as well as for education and research for the advancement of obesity care and obesity science. PMID:21921658

  18. Phonon-induced dephasing of chromium colour centres in diamond

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    Tina Muller; Igor Aharonovich; Zhe Wang; Xin Yuan; Stefania Castelletto; Steven Prawer; Mete Atature

    2012-08-28

    We report on the coherence properties of single photons from chromium-based colour centres in diamond. We use field-correlation and spectral lineshape measurements to reveal the interplay between slow spectral wandering and fast dephasing mechanisms as a function of temperature. We show that the zero-phonon transition frequency and its linewidth follow a power-law dependence on temperature indicating that the dominant fast dephasing mechanisms for these centres are direct electron-phonon coupling and phonon-modulated Coulomb coupling to nearby impurities. Further, the observed reduction in the quantum yield for photon emission as a function of temperature is consistent with the opening of additional nonradiative channels through thermal activation to higher energy states predominantly and indicates a near-unity quantum efficiency at 4 K.

  19. Safety Assurances at Space Test Centres: Lessons Learned

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    Alarcon Ruiz, Raul; O'Neil, Sean; Valls, Rafel Prades

    2010-09-01

    The European Space Agency’s(ESA) experts in quality, cleanliness and contamination control, safety, test facilities and test methods have accumulated valuable experience during the performance of dedicated audits of space test centres in Europe over a period of 10 years. This paper is limited to a summary of the safety findings and provides a valuable reference to the lessons learned, identifying opportunities for improvement in the areas of risk prevention measures associated to the safety of all test centre personnel, the test specimen, the test facilities and associated infrastructure. Through the analysis of the audit results the authors present what are the main lessons learned, and conclude how an effective safety management system will contribute to successful test campaigns and have a positive impact on the cost and schedule of space projects.

  20. Biologically inspired pteridine redox centres for rechargeable batteries

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    Hong, Jihyun; Lee, Minah; Lee, Byungju; Seo, Dong-Hwa; Park, Chan Beum; Kang, Kisuk

    2014-10-01

    The use of biologically occurring redox centres holds a great potential in designing sustainable energy storage systems. Yet, to become practically feasible, it is critical to explore optimization strategies of biological redox compounds, along with in-depth studies regarding their underlying energy storage mechanisms. Here we report a molecular simplification strategy to tailor the redox unit of pteridine derivatives, which are essential components of ubiquitous electron transfer proteins in nature. We first apply pteridine systems of alloxazinic structure in lithium/sodium rechargeable batteries and unveil their reversible tautomerism during energy storage. Through the molecular tailoring, the pteridine electrodes can show outstanding performance, delivering 533?Wh?kg-1 within 1?h and 348?Wh?kg-1 within 1?min, as well as high cyclability retaining 96% of the initial capacity after 500 cycles at 10?A?g-1. Our strategy combined with experimental and theoretical studies suggests guidance for the rational design of organic redox centres.

  1. Clump formation through colliding stellar winds in the Galactic Centre

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    Calderón, D; Cuadra, J; Schartmann, M; Burkert, A; Gillessen, S

    2015-01-01

    The gas cloud G2 is currently being tidally disrupted by the Galactic Centre super-massive black hole, Sgr A*. The region around the black hole is populated by $\\sim 30$ Wolf-Rayet stars, which produce strong outflows. We explore the possibility that gas clumps originate from the collision of stellar winds via the non-linear thin shell instability. We follow the thermal evolution of slabs formed at colliding symmetric winds, evaluate whether instabilities occur, and estimate the resulting clump masses. We find that the collision of relatively slow ($stars at short separations ($G2's mass and above. Encounters of single stars at such short separations are not common in the Galactic Centre, making this process a possible but unlikely origin for G2. We also discuss clump formation in close binaries such as IRS 16SW and in asymmetric encounters as promising alternative...

  2. Planetary nebulae near the Galactic Centre: chemical abundances

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    Cavichia, O.; Costa, R. D. D.; Maciel, W. J.; Mollá, M.

    2014-10-01

    In this work, we report physical parameters and abundances derived for a sample of high extinction planetary nebulae located in the Galactic bulge, near the Galactic Centre, based on low dispersion spectroscopy secured at the SOAR telescope using the Goodman spectrograph. The results show that the abundances of our sample are similar to those from other regions of the bulge. Nevertheless, the average abundances of the Galactic bulge do not follow the observed trend of the radial abundance gradient in the disk.

  3. The Burundi Heart Centre: From concept to design

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    Backhaus, Julia; Yacoub, Lisa; Kambaris, Angelique; Wright, Gavin; Yacoub, Magdi H

    2015-01-01

    Burundi is one of the world's poorest nations, which is also reflected in its relative lack of cardiac facilities, particularly those catering to young children and adults. The authors discuss current efforts to build “The Burundi Heart Centre” to help address this challenge. In particular, they highlight how the project can act as a case study for a sustainable architecture that involves local people and uses locally available materials in a contemporary and innovative way. PMID:26535222

  4. Planetary Sciences Interoperability at VO Paris Data Centre

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    Le Sidaner, P.; Aboudarham, J.; Birlan, M.; Briot, D.; Bonnin, X.; Cecconi, B.; Chauvin, C.; Erard, S.; Henry, F.; Lamy, L.; Mancini, M.; Normand, J.; Popescu, F.; Roques, F.; Savalle, R.; Schneider, J.; Shih, A.; Thuillot, W.; Vinatier, S.

    2015-10-01

    The Astronomy community has been developing interoperability since more than 10 years, by standardizing data access, data formats, and metadata. This international action is led by the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). Observatoire de Paris is an active participant in this project. All actions on interoperability, data and service provision are centralized in and managed by VOParis Data Centre (VOPDC). VOPDC is a coordinated project from all scientific departments of Observatoire de Paris..

  5. UK Energy Research Centre 1 Response to the Government's

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    Haszeldine, Stuart

    (0) 207 594 1574 Email: jim.skea@ukerc.ac.uk www.ukerc.ac.uk U K E N E R G Y R E S E A R C H C E N T R E #12;UK Energy Research Centre 2 T H E U K E N E R G Y R E S E A R C H C E N T R E The UK Energy

  6. The Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC) in the UK

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    Davies, P.

    2009-09-01

    The Met Office and the Environment Agency in the UK have set up a joint Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC), based at the London offices of the Met Office. This partnership will improve the UK's ability to respond to flooding events by providing an earlier national forecasting and alert service to central and local government departments so as to give them more time to prepare for floods and reduce the risk of loss of life and damage to property. The creation of the centre is in response to a key recommendation of Sir Michael Pitt's Review following the summer 2007 floods over the UK. For the first time, the FFC combines the Environment Agency's expertise in flood risk management and the Met Office's expertise in weather forecasting under one roof. My presentation will describe the benefits it will bring to the emergency responder community. It will also cover the tools available to the centre such as the new generation of high resolution weather models now coming on line. As a result, flood forecasting and warning systems, (which historically have been based on the lack of sufficiently fine scale rainfall information), need to be revisited in the light of the new meteorological modelling capabilities. This is particularly true for surface water flooding, where these new capabilities offer, for the first time, the possibility of providing credible alerts.

  7. Absorption-based quantum communication with NV centres

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    Scharfenberger, Burkhard; Kosaka, Hideo; Munro, William J.; Nemoto, Kae

    2015-10-01

    We propose a scheme for performing an entanglement-swapping operation within a quantum communications hub (a Bell like measurement) using an NV-centre’s | +/- 1> ?ftrightarrow | {A}2> optical transition. This is based on the heralded absorption of a photon resonant with that transition. The quantum efficiency of a single photon absorption is low but can be improved by placing the NV centre inside a micro cavity to boost the interaction time and further by recycling the leaked photon back into the cavity after flipping its phase and/or polarization. Throughout this process, the NV is repeatedly monitored via a QND measurement that heralds whether or not the photon absorption has succeeded. Upon success we know a destructive Bell measurement has occurred between that photon and NV centre. Given low losses and high per-pass absorption probability, this scheme should allow the total success probability to approach unity. With long electron spin coherence times possible at low temperatures, this component could be useful within a memory-based quantum repeater or relay.

  8. Recognising and Managing Refractory Coeliac Disease: A Tertiary Centre Experience

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    Nasr, Ikram; Nasr, Iman; Beyers, Carl; Chang, Fuju; Donnelly, Suzanne; Ciclitira, Paul J.

    2015-01-01

    Refractory coeliac disease (RCD) is a rare complication of coeliac disease (CD) and involves malabsorption and villous atrophy despite adherence to a strict gluten-free diet (GFD) for at least 12 months in the absence of another cause. RCD is classified based on the T-cells in the intra-epithelial lymphocyte (IEL) morphology into type 1 with normal IEL and type 2 with aberrant IEL (clonal) by PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for T cell receptors (TCR) at the ?/? loci. RCD type 1 is managed with strict nutritional and pharmacological management. RCD type 2 can be complicated by ulcerative jejunitis or enteropathy associated lymphoma (EATL), the latter having a five-year mortality of 50%. Management options for RCD type 2 and response to treatment differs across centres and there have been debates over the best treatment option. Treatment options that have been used include azathioprine and steroids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, campath (an anti CD-52 monoclonal antibody), and cladribine or fluadribine with or without autologous stem cell transplantation. We present a tertiary centre’s experience in the treatment of RCD type 2 where treatment with prednisolone and azathioprine was used, and our results show good response with histological recovery in 56.6% of treated individuals. PMID:26633478

  9. Oceanography Seminar Hilary Close

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    as the resulting impacts on carbon export and food resources for the mesopelagic food web at ALOHA. Characteristics represent long-lived tracers of microbial versus higher food web roles in carbon cycling. I will discuss how

  10. OCEANOGRAPHY December 1997

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    due to variations in source particles and physical conditions. Macroscopic organic aggregates (13 mm organic aggregates \\laKe snow) m a large lake: The significance of transparent exopolymer particles the growing season in 1993. Furthermore, concentrations of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP), chlorophyll

  11. Capturing Excitement: Oceanography

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    Boyer, Robert E.; Butts, David P.

    1971-01-01

    Describes four elementary school earth science activities. Each student experience is designed to help children answer questions about the ocean floor, continental drift, volcanism and mountain chains. Includes a bibliography of related articles, books, and maps. (JM)

  12. Cruise Report Field Oceanography

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    deYoung, Brad

    (Sidescan Sonar, Subbottom Profiler, Delta- T-Multibeam, CTD, ADCP,) Ship based biological water column) The data collection included bathymetrical mapping (Edgetech Sidescan Sonar), subbottom profiles (Edgetech power supply unit with the Profiler. #12;7 5. Type of data collected 5.1 Multi-Beam Son

  13. REVIEW SUMMARY OCEANOGRAPHY

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    Fortunat, Joos

    ma- rine organisms evaluated will have very high risk of impacts by 2100 and many by 2050--and providing food secu- rity and livelihoods for millions of people-- international climate negotiations have-water corals and mid- latitude bivalves will be at high risk by 2100. Under our current rate of emissions, most

  14. Oceanography Seminar Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Qiu, Bo

    for polymetallic- nodule mining in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) in the Pacific Ocean. Nodule mining will impact the megafauna in the claim area through physical removal of nodules, compaction, suspension and deposition of sediment during nodule extraction, as well as light and noise pollution from machinery. Despite

  15. From gene to structure: The protein factory of the NBICS Centre of Kurchatov Institute

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    Boyko, K. M.; Lipkin, A. V.; Popov, V. O. Kovalchuk, M. V.

    2013-05-15

    The Protein Factory was established at the Centre for Nano, Bio, Info, Cognitive, and Social Sciences and Technologies (NBICS Centre) of the National Research Centre 'Kurchatov Institute' in 2010. The Protein Factory, together with the Centre for Synchrotron Radiation and Nanotechnology, promote research on structural biology. This paper presents the technology platforms developed at the Protein Factory and the facilities available for researchers. The main projects currently being performed at the Protein Factory are briefly described.

  16. Spatial coding of visual and somatic sensory information in body-centred coordinates

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    extrastriate regions exhibited bilateral activation enhancement related to body-centred coding when drivenSpatial coding of visual and somatic sensory information in body-centred coordinates Gaspare Galati representations. Multimodal neurons using non-retinal body-centred reference frames are found in the posterior

  17. "Reunion"--A Site-Specific, Participatory Performance in Youth Centres

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    Cooper, Ruth

    2010-01-01

    The Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah (the Blahs) have been working in youth centres since 1985 and over that time the Blahs have experimented with ways to make theatre for young people in this environment. A youth centre can be a hostile place to take a piece of theatre. Many of the youth centres the Blahs have visited have been in areas of social…

  18. What can we learn on germinal centre reactions from in silico experiments?

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    Meyer-Hermann, Michael

    What can we learn on germinal centre reactions from in silico experiments? M.E. Meyer-Hermann1 , T that terminates germinal centre reactions in the framework of in silico experiments. Introduction The germinal, concurring views of how the germinal centre works still hold. These concern the initiation of the GCR

  19. Sustaining the Leaders of Children's Centres: The Role of Leadership Mentoring

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    John, Karen

    2008-01-01

    Leadership mentoring is a central component of the National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL), which is designed to develop robust, creative and courageous children's centre leaders. Mentoring provides a safe, supportive and confidential space in which leaders can discuss the challenges of leading their centres.…

  20. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Report to Cancer Council WA

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    Mucina, Ladislav

    of Public Health provides administrative support to CBRCC. #12;Centre for Behavioural Research in CancerCentre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Report to Cancer Council WA July 2012 ­ June 2013 #12;Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer Control (CBRCC) Faculty of Health Sciences Curtin

  1. Centre Hydraulic Power Supply Unit University of Saskatchewan -Mechanical Engineering Fluid Power and Controls

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    Centre Hydraulic Power Supply Unit University of Saskatchewan - Mechanical Engineering ­ Fluid Power and Controls ID: FP0003 Rev: 001 Date: May 31, 2010 Page: 1 of 7 Centre Hydraulic Power Supply;Centre Hydraulic Power Supply Unit University of Saskatchewan - Mechanical Engineering ­ Fluid Power

  2. A Brief History of the J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre

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    Sobsey, Dick

    2008-01-01

    The J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre celebrated its 40th anniversary on September 1, 2007, followed by The University of Alberta's 100th anniversary in 2008. The year 2008 also brought the appointment of a new Director for the Centre. As the immediate past Director of the Centre, the author recounts some of the history of the J.P. Das…

  3. Flashbacks: Reminiscences from 40 Years with the J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre

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    Das, J. P.

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author reminisces about his 40 years with the J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. He begins by recalling his early years with the Centre. He follows it up with his middle years, as well as his later years with the Centre. The author ends his flashback by "bragging" about some of the extraordinary scholars who have…

  4. Developing a Partnership between the Riverina Environmental Education Centre and Charles Sturt University

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    Boylan, Colin; Collin, Keith

    2006-01-01

    A collaborative partnership has evolved between the Riverina Environmental Education Centre (REEC) and Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. The Riverina Environmental Education Centre (REEC) is one of 24 Department of Education and Training environmental education centres in New South Wales (see www.reec.nsw.edu.au). As part of this…

  5. Policy in Practice: Enabling and Inhibiting Factors for the Success of Suspension Centres

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    Moore, Alison J.

    2014-01-01

    Suspension centres are a government initiative to help address disruptive student beahviour in NSW government schools. The centres are for students on long suspension from school and have not been formally evaluated. Stakeholders were asked their opinions regarding: what are the best things happening with suspension centres or what should be…

  6. Additional Sexual Health Resources Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 183

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    Phani, A. Srikantha

    Additional Sexual Health Resources Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 183 (P): 604.822.8450 (E Wellness Centre Options for Sexual Health website: www.optbc.ca Options for Sexual Health phone line: 1-800-SEX SENSE Sexuality and U website: www.sexualityandu.ca Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 183 (P

  7. Oceanography Vol.21, No.4136 S PE C I A L I S S U E O N COA StA L O C E A N Pr O C E S S E S

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    MacCready, Parker

    over the coastal environment, and to understand the general oceanography of the coastal zone the physical environ- ment for all coastal marine processes, was presaged by an earlier national working group S E rV I N g t E C h N O LO g I E S A N d M O d E L S PrOgrESS IN COAStAL OCEAN MOdELINg dUrINg Co

  8. Six essential roles of health promotion research centres: the Atlantic Canada experience

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    Langille, Lynn L.; Crowell, Sandra J.; Lyons, Renée F.

    2009-01-01

    SUMMARY Over the past 20 years, the federal government and universities across Canada have directed resources towards the development of university-based health promotion research centres. Researchers at health promotion research centres in Canada have produced peer-reviewed papers and policy documents based on their work, but no publications have emerged that focus on the specific roles of the health promotion research centres themselves. The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework, based on an in-depth examination of one centre, to help identify the unique roles of health promotion research centres and to clarify the value they add to promoting health and advancing university goals. Considering the shifting federal discourse on health promotion over time and the vulnerability of social and health sciences to changes in research funding priorities, health promotion research centres in Canada and elsewhere may need to articulate their unique roles and contributions in order to maintain a critical focus on health promotion research. The authors briefly describe the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC), propose a framework that illustrates six essential roles of health promotion research centres and describe the policy contexts and challenges of health promotion research centres. The analysis of research and knowledge translation activities over 15 years at AHPRC sheds light on the roles that health promotion research centres play in applied research. The conclusion raises questions regarding the value of university-based research centres and challenges to their sustainability. PMID:19171668

  9. Wild at Heart: the particle astrophysics of the Galactic Centre

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    Crocker, R. M.; Jones, D. I.; Aharonian, F.; Law, C. J.; Melia, F.; Oka, T.; Ott, J.

    2011-05-01

    We consider the high-energy astrophysics of the inner ˜200 pc of the Galaxy. Our modelling of this region shows that the supernovae exploding here every few thousand years inject enough power to (i) sustain the steady-state, in situ population of cosmic rays (CRs) required to generate the region’s non-thermal radio and TeV ?-ray emission; (ii) drive a powerful wind that advects non-thermal particles out of the inner Galactic Centre; (iii) supply the low-energy CRs whose Coulombic collisions sustain the temperature and ionization rate of the anomalously warm envelope ? detected throughout the Central Molecular Zone; (iv) accelerate the primary electrons which provide the extended, non-thermal radio emission seen over ˜150 pc scales above and below the plane (the Galactic Centre lobe); and (v) accelerate the primary protons and heavier ions which, advected to very large scales (up to ˜10 kpc), generate the recently identified Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) haze and corresponding Fermi haze/bubbles. Our modelling bounds the average magnetic field amplitude in the inner few degrees of the Galaxy to the range 60 < B/? G < 40 0 (at 2? confidence) and shows that even TeV CRs likely do not have time to penetrate into the cores of the region’s dense molecular clouds before the wind removes them from the region. This latter finding apparently disfavours scenarios in which CRs - in this starburst-like environment - act to substantially modify the conditions of star formation. We speculate that the wind we identify plays a crucial role in advecting low-energy positrons from the Galactic nucleus into the bulge, thereby explaining the extended morphology of the 511 keV line emission. We present extensive appendices reviewing the environmental conditions in the Galactic Centre, deriving the star formation and supernova rates there, and setting out the extensive prior evidence that exists, supporting the notion of a fast outflow from the region.

  10. BeBeC-2014-07 APPLICATION OF COMPRESSIVE SENSING BASED

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    Huang, Xun

    Corporation of China, Harbin, China. 3 Airbus Noise Technology Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton to undersea data, manipulating the sensing ma- trix to maintain a stable calculation [8]. Most works in the literature use uniformly linear array [8, 12] and are examined only by simulation data. Aeroacoustic testing

  11. Makingsenseoftheworld. Postgraduateresearchin

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    Anderson, Jim

    lively and dynamic cities in the south of England. It offers a vibrant and varied nightlife, numerous and drink. There really is something for everyone. Southampton is one of the UK's greenest cities with several large parks situated throughout the centre. Four of our campuses are next to Southampton Common

  12. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 86, 085116 (2012) Theoretical formalism for collective electromagnetic response of discrete metamaterial systems

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    Zheludev, Nikolay

    2012-01-01

    of discrete metamaterial systems Stewart D. Jenkins and Janne Ruostekoski School of Mathematics and Centre for Photonic Metamaterials, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom (Received 1 June of magnetodielectric resonators. As the size and the spatial separation of nanofabricated resonators in a metamaterial

  13. Near-infrared trapped mode magnetic resonance in an all-dielectric metamaterial

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    Zheludev, Nikolay

    Near-infrared trapped mode magnetic resonance in an all-dielectric metamaterial Jianfa Zhang,1 for Photonic Metamaterials, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK 2 Centre@orc.soton.ac.uk http://www.metamaterials.org.uk Abstract: Optical responses in conventional metamaterials based

  14. Definition and stabilisation of the quiescent centre in rice roots.

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    Ni, J; Shen, Y; Zhang, Y; Wu, P

    2014-09-01

    The definition of a quiescent centre (QC) in Arabidopsis has been adequately demonstrated. However, the QC structure of rice has not yet been described in detail. In this research, using histological and marker gene expression analysis, we concluded that the rice QC is very small, and is similar to that of Arabidopsis. Next we investigated the stability of the rice QC during nutrient deficiencies or external hormone treatments, and found that nutrient deficiencies, auxin treatment and cytokinin treatment did not change the cell patterns of the QC. However, ethylene induced irregular transverse cell divisions in the QC and changed formative cell divisions of the ground tissue stem cells (GTSCs) in rice. PMID:24397576

  15. Education and Public Outreach as the SIRTF Science Centre

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Daou, Doris; Thaller, Michelle

    Communicating the world of infrared astronomy to the public is the main vocation of the Education and Public Outreach Office of the SIRTF Science Centre; but certainly not its only goal. In the past few years we have created a wide variety of educational products that explains the infrared as well as the multi-wavelength universe. We've produced a suite of award-winning websites (sirtf.caltech.edu) that speak to audiences as varied as kindergarteners to amateur astronomers. We've also filmed a short video about infrared light and created posters and brochures that has become a favorite with NASA education specialists as well as classroom teachers.

  16. Saskatchewan Forest Fire Control Centre Surface Meteorological Data

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hall, Forrest G. (Editor); Newcomer, Jeffrey A. (Editor); Funk, Barry; Strub, Richard

    2000-01-01

    The Saskatchewan Forest Fire Control Centre (SFFCC) provided surface meteorological data to BOREAS from its archive. This data set contains hourly surface meteorological data from 18 of the Meteorological stations located across Saskatchewan. Included in these data are parameters of date, time, temperature, relative humidity, wind direction, wind speed, and precipitation. Temporally, the data cover the period of May through September of 1994 and 1995. The data are provided in comma-delimited ASCII files, and are classified as AFM-Staff data. The data files are available on a CD-ROM (see document number 20010000884), or from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC).

  17. Initiative in Nuclear Theory at the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre

    E-print Network

    D. K. Srivastava; J. Alam; D. N. Basu; A. K. Chaudhuri; J. N. De; K. Krishan; S. Pal

    2005-06-24

    We recall the path breaking contributions of the nuclear theory group of the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata. From a beginning of just one person in 1970s, the group has steadily developed into a leading group in the country today, with seminal contributions to almost the entire range of nuclear physics, viz., low energy nuclear reactions, nuclear structure, deep inelastic collisions, fission, liquid to gas phase transitions, nuclear matter, equation of state, mass formulae, neutron stars, relativistic heavy ion collisions, medium modification of hadron properties, quark gluon plasma, and cosmology of early universe.

  18. Preparing for space - EVA training at the European Astronaut Centre

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    Bolender, Hans; Stevenin, Hervé; Bessone, Loredana; Torres, Antonio

    2006-11-01

    The European Astronaut Centre has developed an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) training course for ESA astronauts to bridge the gap between their scuba diving certification and the spacesuit qualification provided by NASA. ESA astronauts André Kuipers and Frank De Winne have already completed this "EVA Pre-Familiarisation Training Programme" before their training at NASA. In June 2006, an international crew of experienced EVA astronauts approved the course as good preparation for suited EVA training; they recommended that portions of it be used to help maintain EVA proficiency for astronauts.

  19. Balloon Programme of Indian Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata

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    Chakrabarti, Sandip Kumar; Mondal, Sushanta Kumar; Palit, Sourav; Sarkar, Ritabrata; Bhowmick, Debashis

    2012-07-01

    Indian Centre for Space Physics has an independent balloon programme which includes launch, recovery, instrumentation and data analysis. So far, 20 missions have been sent and important data on Cosmic rays, muon detection and X-rays from the Sun have been obtained. We concentrate on weather balloons and miniature payloads. We present the feasibility of science with weather balloons by presenting data from on board accelerometers, gyroscopes, geiger counters, muon detectors and X-ray detectors. We also present examples of photos of cloud coverage, lunar shadow on earth during eclipse, etc. We claim that serious science could be done using our low cost approach.

  20. Fuel Cell Research with Neutron Imaging at Helmholtz Centre Berlin

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    Manke, I.; Markötter, H.; Arlt, T.; Tötzke, Ch.; Klages, M.; Haußmann, J.; Enz, S.; Wieder, F.; Scholta, J.; Kardjilov, N.; Hilger, A.; Banhart, J.

    This paper demonstrates the capabilities of the new instrument CONRAD II at Helmholtz Centre Berlin for the investigation of fuel cells. The performance gain of CONRAD II with respect to its predecessor instrument, CONRAD I, is demonstrated and different examples for in-operando measurements of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells are given. Furthermore, an application example for the high resolution detection system recently developed by the group is demonstrated which includes a three-dimensional measurement of the water distribution in a small fuel cell with a width of about 14 mm by means of neutron tomography.