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  • Arctic Polar Research - A Global Responsibility

    Due to climate change and geopolitical trends, the Polar Regions (particularly the Arctic) are increasingly becoming the focus of scientific, political, and economic interests. Much of the global climate is driven by forces that originate in the Arctic. The Arctic sea ice is receding faster than climate models have predicted, and the movement of freshwater into and around the Arctic plays an ...

  • Transparency as an instrument for improved efficiency and legitimacy of the public sector: a case of scientific research

    This paper discusses transparency as an instrument with the potential to improve efficiency and legitimacy in the public sector. In this paper, elements of transparency in administration of scientific research in Slovenia by Slovenian Research Agency are taken under consideration. Responses of researchers and directors of research organisations are analysed regarding agency internet site with the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oxford instruments case study

    Delivering operational efficiency Oxford Instruments specialises in the design, manufacture and support of high-technology tools and systems for industry, research, space, energy, defence and healthcare. Business needs Oxford Instruments needed to improve the management of Health & Safety acrossall locations. A gap analysis identified a number of key ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Sustainable investment analysis with the sustainable value approach ? a plea and a methodology to overcome the instrumental bias in socially responsible investment research

    The increased demand for sustainable investments has resulted in an increased interest in sustainable investment analysis. Existing sustainable investment analysis assesses environmental and social performance in isolation and/or subordinates environmental and social performance under economic performance. Neither is in-line with the demands of sustainable development. This article shows how the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Instrumentation and controls architectures in new NPPs

    Instrumentation and control systems are the nervous system of a nuclear power plant. They monitor all aspects of the plant's health and help respond with the care and adjustments needed. Progress in electronics and information technology has created incentives to replace traditional analogue instrumentation and control 'I&C' systems in nuclear power plants with digital I&C systems. Digital I&C ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tekran instruments—monitoring around the world

    Tekran provides trace-level mercury analytical and monitoring technology for a variety of applications including laboratory-based sample analysis, continuous point-source emissions and ambient air monitoring. This article focuses on and highlights the results of an application of Tekran’s Ambient Air Mercury Speciation System. In contrast to most other heavy metals, mercury (Hg) and mercury ...

  • Simulation experiments: the emerging instruments for CIP

    Critical Infrastructures (CIs) are vital backbones of modern societies and are increasingly depending on Information Technology (IT) and communication networks. Due to the increasing IT penetration, CIs are more and more connected with each other, with advantages and disadvantages. Due to this interconnection, CIs can provide their services more cost-efficiently. On the other hand, in case of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • IT sourcing: a research framework

    It is only during the past few years that the sourcing of IT has become an important issue for most organisations. Downsizing, the move to flatten organisations and the search for added flexibility, are cited as major reasons for this interest. Additionally, for the UK public sector, government pressure and legislative requirements have been instrumental in making many organisations consider ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research NOx Analyzers

    ECO PHYSICS provides environmental experts with exceptionally sensitive and precise NOx measurement instruments. Please take a look at our newest press release on our research NOx analyzers below. Bound by the same laws of nature, ecology and physics are close associates in an on-going battle to preserve air quality around the globe. One of our planet's champions is Swiss-based ECO PHYSICS. The ...


    By ECO PHYSICS INC.

  • Research and education - University of Illinois

    During the 2007-2008 academic year grants were awarded to Dr. Praveen Kumar and Dr. Art Schmidt in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois, to implement a new data collection system on the Urbana campus. The goal of this project is the deployment of sensors to provide high-resolution, semi-realtime datasets for research and education. The resulting data is published in ...


    By Vista Data Vision

  • Corporate instruments for sustainable management: characteristics and thematic priorities

    Recently the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the initiative 'Corporate Instruments for Sustainable Management' (Ina) encouraged a total of 17 joint projects to develop new sustainable management instruments and to implement these instruments in the participating enterprises. Universities, research institutes and corporations were engaged in the projects. The key thematic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design and Performance of the Imperial College Instrumented Pile

    This paper describes the design, calibration, and field performance of a number of new instruments that have been used for research into the behavior of displacement piles in clays and sand. The instruments include axial load cells, surface stress transducers, and pore pressure probes. The special features of the surface stress transducers and pore pressure probes are described in detail, and ...


    By ASTM International

  • ICT-based training in nuclear instrumentation in Algeria

    The Atomic Energy Commission (COMENA) has taken some active steps for the adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based training modules in the Maintenance of Nuclear Instrumentation (MNI). The overall objective of this programme is to establish a sustainable national capability to use the potential of ICT for training and education in nuclear science and applications. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recent Improvements in Air Flow Calibration Reference Instruments

    A key element in radiation protection programs at commercial nuclear power plants, nuclear research facilities, fuel fabrication plants and regulatory agency oversight programs of licensees is management's ability to validate the accuracy of the many air sampling instruments utilized in the facility's radiation protection air monitoring programs. The volume of air sampled in each sample ...


    By F&J SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, INC.

  • China Environment Monitoring Meter & Instrument Market Analysis

    This report presents a clear picture about the overall development of environment monitoring meter & instrument market in China and the trend in recent years based on detailed data analysis. This report includes the analysis on the environment monitoring meter & instrument market size and market share in China, the study on major hot areas in this market, introduction of key data and the ...


  • Gill Instruments case study featured in AWE International

    AWE International magazine, which is focused on the environmental analysis industry, recently featured Gill Instruments in a case study about environmental monitoring with solid-state meteorological instruments. The case study includes information about all of the products within the Gill Instruments range, with information about their advantages within the environmental analysis field. We have ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • GAW Regional Station for Atmospheric Research

    The aim of the JRC-Ispra station is to monitor the concentration of pollutants in the gas phase, the particulate phase and precipitations, as well as aerosol optical parameters, which can be used for assessing the impact of European policies on air pollution and climate change. It is particularly well suited for the participation in international monitoring programs like the Co-operative program ...


  • Measuring the impact of voluntary environmental protection instruments: perceptual vs. archival techniques

    The use of voluntary environmental protection instruments is expanding significantly around the world. Although there is a large literature dealing with what drives companies to adopt voluntary instruments, there has been relatively little research on the impact that some of these tools have on the actual environmental performance of companies. The existing literature in this area presents ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental life-cycle analysis: An instrument for sustainable environmental management system

    The environmental impact of all phases of industrial activity, from raw materials acquisition and Research and Development to the final disposition and its packaging, is having a far-reaching effect on the environment and on public health. As a result, industry, environmental groups and governments all over the world are attempting to identify a systematic means of evaluating and minimizing the ...


  • Design of an advanced intelligent instrument with waveform recognition based on the ITMS platform

    Searching for similar behaviours in previous data plays a key role in fusion research, but it can be quite challenging to implement from a practical point of view. This paper describes the design of an intelligent measurement instrument that uses Similar Waveform Recognition Systems (SWRS) to extract knowledge from the signals it acquires. The system is perceived as an ethernet measurement ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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