International Migration Outlook 2011

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 452

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This publication analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non-member countries including migration of highly qualified and low qualified workers, temporary and permanent, as well as students.

Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet

Proceedings of the IAG General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, June 28 - July 2, 2011

Author: Chris Rizos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 617

View: 906

This book series is composed of peer-reviewed proceedings of selected symposia organized by the International Association of Geodesy. It deals primarily with topics related to Geodesy Earth Sciences : terrestrial reference frame, Earth gravity field, Geodynamics and Earth rotation, Positioning and engineering applications.

Advances in Energy Systems

The Large-scale Renewable Energy Integration Challenge

Author: Peter D. Lund

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 568

View: 853

A guide to a multi-disciplinary approach that includes perspectives from noted experts in the energy and utilities fields Advances in Energy Systems offers a stellar collection of articles selected from the acclaimed journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Review: Energy and Environment. The journalcovers all aspects of energy policy, science and technology, environmental and climate change. The book covers a wide range of relevant issues related to the systemic changes for large-scale integration of renewable energy as part of the on-going energy transition. The book addresses smart energy systems technologies, flexibility measures, recent changes in the marketplace and current policies. With contributions from a list of internationally renowned experts, the book deals with the hot topic of systems integration for future energy systems and energy transition. This important resource: Contains contributions from noted experts in the field Covers a broad range of topics on the topic of renewable energy Explores the technical impacts of high shares of wind and solar power Offers a review of international smart-grid policies Includes information on wireless power transmission Presents an authoritative view of micro-grids Contains a wealth of other relevant topics Written forenergy planners, energy market professionals and technology developers, Advances in Energy Systems is an essential guide with contributions from an international panel of experts that addresses the most recent smart energy technologies.

International Migration Outlook 2011

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 452

View: 990

This publication analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non-member countries including migration of highly qualified and low qualified workers, temporary and permanent, as well as students.

Event Management

Theory and Practice

Author: Jeff Wrathall

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Australia

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 155

An eBook is available for this title. Click here to buy now. Event Management: Theory and Practice is a new text that provides coverage of the most important competency units of Certificate III and Diploma of Events in the SIT12 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.Click here to view the competency grid for this title. A wide range of case studies, examples and event profiles from cultural, musical, sporting and corporate events provide students with a full and varied understanding of real-world events. These case studies include the Rainbow Serpent Music Festival, Moonlight Cinemas at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. This contemporary and easy-to-read book also includes many vibrant photographs of actual events. This book takes students through the complete process of event management, starting with developing a concept, planning, organising and managing an event. Event Management: Theory and Practice provides detailed content not featured in other event texts including the process of securing visas for international artists or profile speakers; comprehensive review of emerging areas such as environmental sustainability; and extensive legal considerations including artist and venue agreements. The glossary, review questions and accompanying workbook (available separately) provide ample opportunities for students to reinforce the presented theory. This book also includes information on jobs in event management to give a complete understanding of the industry. Key Features Accompanying workbook available separately with extra activities to aid student comprehension Australian and Asia-Pacific examples, case studies and event profiles, including musical, sporting, cultural and corporate events Clear, easy-to-read layout with attractive full-colour photographs Learning objectives, review questions and web links ensure students learn all the skills they need Strong author team with extensive teaching and event management experience Scope Event Management: Theory and Practice is written for students of Certificate III and Diploma of Events in the SIT12 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. Click here to view the competency grid for this title.

Electric Distribution Network Planning

Author: Farhad Shahnia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 381

View: 979

This book highlights the latest research advances in the planning and management of electric distribution networks. It addresses various aspects of distribution network management including planning, operation, customer engagement, and technology accommodation. Given the importance of electric distribution networks in power delivery systems, effectively planning and managing them are vital to satisfying technical, economic, and customer requirements. A new planning and management philosophy, techniques, and methods are essential to handling uncertainties associated with the integration of renewable-based distributed generation, demand forecast, and customer needs. This book covers topics on managing the capacity of distribution networks, while also addressing the future needs of electric systems. The efficient and economical operation of distribution networks is an essential aspect of ensuring the effective use of resources. Accordingly, this book addresses operation and control approaches and techniques suitable for future distribution networks.

Applied Photovoltaics

Author: Stuart R. Wenham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 289

View: 276

The new edition of this thoroughly considered textbook provides a reliable, accessible and comprehensive guide for students of photovoltaic applications and renewable energy engineering. Written by a group of award-winning authors it is brimming with information and is carefully designed to meet the needs of its readers. Along with exercises and references at the end of each chapter, it features a set of detailed technical appendices that provide essential equations, data sources and standards. The new edition has been fully updated with the latest information on photovoltaic cells, modules, applications and policy. Starting from basics with 'The Characteristics of Sunlight' the reader is guided step-by-step through semiconductors and p-n junctions; the behaviour of solar cells; cell properties and design; and PV cell interconnection and module fabrication. The book covers stand-alone photovoltaic systems; specific purpose photovoltaic systems; remote area power supply systems; grid-connected photovoltaic systems and water pumping. Applied Photovoltaics, Third Edition is highly illustrated and very accessible, providing the reader with all the information needed to start working with photovoltaics.