The EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) is probably the most significant
legislative instrument in the water field that was introduced on an international basis
for many years. It moves towards integrated environmental management with key
objectives to prevent any further deterioration of water bodies, and protect and enhance
the status of aquatic ecosystems and associated wetlands. It aims to promote sustainable
water consumption and will contribute to mitigating the effects of floods and droughts.
Learn how to develop your own applications to monitor or control instrumentation hardware. Whether you need to acquire data from a device or automate its functions, this practical book shows you how to use Python's rapid development capabilities to build interfaces that include everything from software to wiring. You get step-by-step instructions, clear examples, and hands-on tips for interfacing a PC to a variety of devices.
(BQ) Part 1 book "A concise guide to intraoperative monitoring" presents the following contents: Introduction, neurophysiological background, instrumentation, electrophysiological recordings, anesthesia management, spontaneous activity.
Grid Networks describes the convergence of advanced networking technologies and Grid technologies, with special focus on their symbiotic relationship and the resulting new opportunities. Grid technology is applicable to many implementations, Computational Grids, Data Grids, Service Grids, and Instrumentation Grids.
The authors cover a breadth of topics including recent research, featuring both theoretical concepts and empirical results. Beginning with an overview of Grid technologies, an analysis of distinguishing use cases and architectural attributes, and emerging standards.
To evaluate the main characteristics and performances of alternative financing mechanisms a Multi
Criteria Analysis (MCA) was conducted. The MCA is a decision making tool used to reach consensus
about the characteristics and performances of different policy instruments, or alternatives. In the
MCA each stakeholder participating in the evaluation process enters their judgment (or score), and
contributes to a jointly reached conclusion about a policy instrument or alternative.
In the FORVALUE study, the MCA was conducted for 11 cases of innovative (or alternative) financing
Today, space technology is used as an excellent instrument for Earth observation applications. Data is collected using satellites and other available platforms for remote sensing. Remote sensing data collection detects a wide range of electromagnetic energy which is emitting, transmitting, or reflecting from the Earth's surface. Appropriate detection systems are needed to implement further data processing. Space technology has been found to be a successful application for studying climate change, as current and past data can be dynamically compared.
In 1999, our department was the first in the nation to establish a clinic dedicated to
oral care for the elderly and other people requiring care. In that time we have developed an
oral care system to provide effective oral care for the elderly and other people requiring care,
which is easy on both them and their families, and an oral care support instrument for elderly
requiring a high level of care. Using these methods and instruments, we have attempted to
raise the QOL of both the dependent elderly and their caregivers, and improve the general
The Board on International Comparative Studies in Education
(BICSE) was established by the National Research Council (NRC) in
1988 at the request of the U.S. Department of Education’s National
Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the U.S. National Science
Foundation (NSF). Under its initial mandate, the board monitored
U.S. participation in large-scale international comparative studies.
The rapid invasion of industrial and process control applications by low-cost
computer hardware, graphical-user-interface technology and high-level software
packages has led to the emergence of the virtual instrumentation paradigm.
Hedge Funds have grown quickly over the past ten years,
and are important part of the financial landscape. They are
difficult to define as entities, because the line between what
hedge funds do that other institutions do not is blurred –
proprietary traders in investment banks, private equity funds,
and fund managers all use extensive leverage and derivatives
to trade markets or to shift risks.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về y học được đăng trên tạp chí y học General Psychiatry cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành y đề tài: DAS28: a useful instrument to monitor infliximab treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
Progress in Telecommunications and Networking is fostering the development of
high-speed and ubiquitous networks, both wired and wireless, characterized by an
unprecedented degree of transport capacity and flexibility. At the same time,
laboratory equipment for measurement and experimental evaluation of devices and
systems is available, with a wide range of sophistication and complexity. Activities
such as distance learning, performance monitoring and testing may now receive a
support capable of making them truly distributed and highly cooperative....
EDRN is at the forefront of technology-driven research on the use of
biomarkers for the early detection of cancer. By identifying and validat-
ing biomarkers, such as novel proteins or changes in gene expression, it
is possible to measure an individual’s disease risk, progression of disease,
or response to therapy. Ultimately, EDRN research will aid in prevention
and in early therapeutic intervention, based on early detection of disease.
Many recent institutional reforms of the financial system have relied on the introduction of an
explicit scheme of Deposit Insurance. This instrument aims at two main targets, contributing to
systemic stability and protecting depositors. However it may also affect the interest rate spread in
the banking system, which can be viewed as an indicator of market power in this financial segment.
This paper provides an empirical investigation of the effect of deposit insurance and other
institutional and economic variables on bank interest rates across countries.
THE SIGNALS from space began a little after midnight, local time, an a
Friday. They were first picked up in the South Pacific, just westward of
the International Date Line. A satellite-watching station on an island
named Kalua was the first to receive them, though nobody heard the
first four or five minutes. But it is certain that the very first message was
picked up and recorded by the monitor instruments.
Supervisors need to monitor whether the protective equipment is being used
correctly and consistently; whether it is being cleaned and maintained; and
whether provisions for training are being utilized and are adequate. They also
need to be alert to possible problems, such as changes in conditions that
might render the PPE inadequate, or hazards which the PPE might create or
exacerbate (see Section 29).
Supervisors and workers need to keep managers informed of changes in the
workplace or processes and changes or improvements in available PPE.
In practice, the two defining characteristics of the codes are their topical
coverage and the specificity of the underlying recommendations. An example of
a very comprehensive instrument might be the Belgian Code on Corporate
Governance (2004). Not only does it cover the same topic areas as the Principles,
it also provides supplementary interpretations and concrete guidance for their
Assessment: Several differences in lung anatomy and
physiology place infants at theoretically greater risk than
older children for respiratory failure. Despite this,
respiratory failure is rare in infancy. Close monitoring,
using a combination of the parameters other than PEF
(Chapter 4, Component 4: Figure 4.4-1), will permit a
fairly accurate assessment. Breathlessness sufficiently
severe to prevent feeding is an important symptom of
impending respiratory failure.
Oxygen saturation, which should be measured in infants
by pulse oximetry, is normally greater than 95 percent.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Seamanship techniques" has contents: Marine instruments monitoring and measurement, meteorology, preventing collisions at sea, emergencies, fire fighting, search and rescue operations, ship handling – manoeuvring and mooring operations, tanker operations, the application of marpol and the prevention of pollution,... and other contents.
A study to measure indoor concentrations and emission rates of volatile organic compounds
(VOCs), including formaldehyde, was conducted in a new, unoccupied manufactured house
installed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus. The house was
instrumented to continuously monitor indoor temperature and relative humidity, heating and air
conditioning system operation, and outdoor weather. It also was equipped with an automated
tracer gas injection and detection system to estimate air change rates every 2 h.