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Innovation management is the discipline of managing processes in innovation. It can be used to develop both product and organizational innovation. Without proper processes, it is not possible for R&D to be efficient; innovation management includes a set of tools that allow managers and engineers to cooperate with a common understanding of goals and processes. The focus of innovation management is to allow the organization to respond to an external or internal opportunity, and use its creative efforts to introduce new ideas, processes or products.

 
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Predicting Storm-triggered Debris Flow Events: Application to the ...

By: C. Conoscenti; V. Agnesi; E. Rotigliano; M. Cama; L. Lombardo

Description: Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e del Mare, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy. The main assumption on which landslide susceptibility assessment by means of stochastic modelling lies is that the past is the key to the future. As a consequence, a stochastic model able to classify past known landslide events should be able to predict a future unknown scenario as well. However, storm-triggered multiple debris flow events in the Mediterra...

Ardizzone, F., Basile, G., Cardinali, M., Casagli, N., Del Conte, S., Del Ventisette, C., Fiorucci, F., Garfagnoli, F., Gigli, G., Guzzetti, F., Iovine, G., Mondini, A. C., Moretti, S., Panebianco, M., Raspini, F., Reichenbach, P., Rossi, M., Tanteri, L., and Terranova, O.: Landslide inventory map for the Briga and the Giampilieri catchments, NE Sicily, Italy, J. Maps, 8, 176–180, doi:10.1080/17445647.2012.694271...

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Earthquake-induced Landslide-susceptibility Mapping Using an Artif...

By: S. Lee; D. G. Evangelista

Description: Geoscience Information Center, Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources (KIGAM), 30, Gajeong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305–350, Korea. The purpose of this study was to apply and verify landslide-susceptibility analysis techniques using an artificial neural network and a Geographic Information System (GIS) applied to Baguio City, Philippines. The 16 July 1990 earthquake-induced landslides were studied. Landslide locations were identified from in...

Arboleda, R. A. and Regalado, M. T.: Inventory and characterization of landslides induced by the 16 July 1990 Luzon, Philippines Earthquake, 1990.; Atkinson, P. M., and Tatnall, A. R. L.: Introduction neural networks in remote sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18, 699–709, 1997.; Baeza, C. and Corominas, J.: Assessment of shallow landslide susceptibility by means of multivariate statistical techniques, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 26, 1251–1263,...

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The Use of Airborne Lidar Data for the Analysis of Debris Flow Eve...

By: M. Chiari; D. Rickenmann; C. Scheidl

Description: Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. A methodology of magnitude estimates for debris flow events is described using airborne LiDAR data. Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) is a widely used technology to generate digital elevation information. LiDAR data in alpine regions can be obtained by several commercial companies where the automated filtering process is proprietary and v...

Axelsson, P.: DEM generation from laser scanner data using adaptive TIN models, International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 23, 111–118, 2000.; Bezzola, G R. and Hegg, C. (Eds.): Ereignisanalyse Hochwasser 2005, Teil 1 – Prozesse, Schäden und eine erste Einordnung, 0707, Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU, Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt WSL. Umwelt-Wissen, 2007.; Cavalli, M. and Marchi, L.: Characterisation of the surface morphology of an alpine alluvial fan us...

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Experimental Study of the Impact Response of Geocells as Component...

By: F. Nicot; P. Gotteland; S. Lambert

Description: Cemagref, UR ETGR, 38402 St-Martin d'Hères, France. Rockfall protection embankments are ground levees designed to stop falling boulders. This paper investigates the behaviour of geocells to be used as components of these structures. Geocells, or cellular confinement systems, are composite structures associating a manufactured envelope with a granular geomaterial. Single cubic geocells were subjected to the impact resulting from dropping a spherical boul...

Agostini, R., Cesario, L., Conte, A., Masetti, M., and Papetti, A.: Flexible gabion structures in earth retaining works, Tech. rep., Maccaferri, Bologna Italy, 1987.; Bathurst, R. and Rajagopal, K.: Large-scale triaxial compression testing of geocell-reinforced granular soils, Geotech. Test. J., 16, 296–303, 1993.; Bertrand, D., Nicot, F., Gotteland, P., and Lambert, S.: Modelling a geo-composite cell using discrete analysis, Comput. Geotech., 32, 564–577, 2006.; Blovsky...

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Analysis of Sea Cliff Slope Stability Integrating Traditional Geom...

By: S. Martino; P. Mazzanti

Description: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Rome Sapienza, P.le Aldo Moro n.5, 00185, Rome, Italy. An integrated approach to the geomechanical characterization of coastal sea cliffs was demonstrated at Mt. Pucci (Gargano promontory, Southern Italy) by performing direct traditional geomechanical and remote geostructural investigations via Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS). The consistency of the integrated techniques allowed us to achieve a comprehens...

Amitrano, D., Grasso, J. R., and Senfaute, G.: Seismic precursory patterns before a cliff collapse and critical point phenomena, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L08314, doi:10.1029/2004GL022270, 2005.; Angeli, M. G., Pasuto, A., and Silvano, S.: A critical review of landslide monitoring experiences, Eng. Geol., 55, 133–147, 2000.; Assier-Rzadkiewicz, S., Heinrich, P., Sabatier, P. C., Savoye, B., and Bourillet, J. F.: Numerical...

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Exploring Model Sensitivity Issues Across Different Scales in Land...

By: S. Segoni; V. Tofani; D. Lagomarsino; F. Catani

Description: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy. Despite the large number of recent advances and developments in landslide susceptibility mapping there is still a lack of studies focusing on specific aspects of LSM model sensitivity. For example, the influence of factors of paramount importance such as the survey scale of the landslide conditioning variables (LCVs), the resolution of the mapping unit (MUR) and the optimal number an...

Aleotti, P. and Chowdhury, R.: Landslide hazard assessment: summary, review and new perspectives, Bull. Eng. Geol. Environ., 58, 21–44, 1999.; Akgün, A.: A comparison of landslide susceptibility maps produced by logistic regression, multi-criteria decision and likelihood ratio methods: case study at Izmir, Turkey, Landslides, 9, 93–106, 2012.; Ardizzone, F., Cardinali, M., Carrara, A., Guzzetti, F., and Reichenbach, P.: Impact of mapping errors on the reliability of land...

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Effects of Soil Settlement and Deformed Geometry on a Historical S...

By: Y. Yardım; E. Mustafaraj

Description: Department of Civil Engineering, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania. Protecting the historic character of a valued structure during the assessment and damage repair process is a very challenging task for many engineers. Heritage protection is complicated by a lack of design details and restrictions on sample extraction needed to obtain accurate material properties and limited studies on the restoration of certain types of historical structures. This...

Papazachos, B. C.: Active tectonics in Aegean and surrounding area, Proceedings Summer School on Seismic Hazard in Mediterranean Regions, Strasbourg, France, 21–30 July 1986, 301–331, 1988.; Pesci, A., Casula, G., and Boschi, E.: Laser scanning the Garisenda and Asinelli towers in Bologna (Italy): detailed deformation patterns of two ancient leaning buildings, J. Cult. Herit., 12, 117–127, 2011.; Pesci, A., Bonali, E., Galli, C., and Boschi, E.: Laser scanning and digita...

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Comparing Multi-criteria Methods for Landslide Susceptibility Mapp...

By: D. Rozos; C. Loupasakis; P. Soupios; M. Kouli; F. Vallianatos

Description: Laboratory of Geophysics and Seismology, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Chania, Crete, Greece. In this work, two multi-criteria methods, an expert-based, semi-quantitative, relative weighting – rating approach, the weighted linear combination (WLC) and a quantitative, statistical method, the weights of evidence (WoE) approach were applied for landslide susceptibility zonation mapping in the ...

Agterberg, F. P. and Cheng, Q.: Conditional independence test for weights of evidence modelling, Natural Resour. Res., 11, 249–255, 2002; Akgün, A. and Bulut, F.: GIS-based landslide susceptibility for Arsin-Yomra (Trabzon, North Turkey) region, Environ. Geol., 51, 1377–1387, doi:10.1007/s00254-006-0435-6, 2007.; Aleotti, P. and Chowdhury, R.: Landslide hazard assessment: summary review and new perspectives, Bull. E...

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Which Data for Quantitative Landslide Susceptibility Mapping at Op...

By: Y. Thiery; O. Maquaire; M. Fressard

Description: LETG-Caen-Géophen UMR 6554, University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France. The objective of this paper is to assess the impact of the datasets quality for the landslide susceptibility mapping using multivariate statistical modelling methods at detailed scale. This research is conducted in the Pays d'Auge plateau (Normandy, France) with a scale objective of 1/10000, in order to fit the French guidelines on risk assessment. Five sets of data of increasing qu...

Akgun, A.: A comparison of landslide susceptibility maps produced by logistic regression, multi-criteria decision, and likelihood ratio methods: a case study at \.{I}zmir, Turkey, Landslides, 9, 93–106, 2012.; Allison, P. D.: Logistic Regression Using SAS system: Theory and Application, Willey Interscience, New York, 2001.; Ardizzone, F., Cardinali, M., Carrara, A., Guzzetti, F., and Reichenbach, P.: Impact of mapping errors on the reliability of landslide hazard maps, N...

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Flood Risk Assessment: Concepts, Modelling, Applications : Volume ...

By: G. Tsakiris

Description: Centre for the Assessment of Natural Hazards and Proactive Planning, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Natural hazards have caused severe consequences to the natural, modified and human systems, in the past. These consequences seem to increase with time due to both higher intensity of the natural phenomena and higher value of elements at risk. Among the water related hazards flood hazards have t...

FEMA: HAZUS: Multi-Hazard Loss Estimation Model Methodology – Flood Model, Washington DC, 2003.; Abderrezzak, K., Paquir, A., and Mignot, E.: Modelling flash flood propagation in urban areas using a two-dimensional numerical model, Nat. Hazards, 50, 433–460, 2008.%in list; AghaKouchak, A., Easterling, D., Hsu, K., Schubert, S., and Sorooshian, S. (Eds.): Extremes in a Changing Climate, Water Science and Technology Library, vol. 65, Springer, 423 pp., 2013.; Bellos, V. an...

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Assessing Residential Buildings Value in Spain for Risk Analyses. ...

By: E. Gielen; S. Palencia; F. J. Torrijo; I. Cantarino

Description: Departament of Land Engineering, Polytechnic University of Valencia. This paper proposes a method of valuing the stock of residential buildings in Spain as the first step in assessing possible damage caused to them by natural hazards. For the purposes of the study we had access to the SIOSE (the Spanish Land Use and Cover Information System), a high-resolution land-use model, as well as to a report on the financial valuations of this type of buildi...

Alexander, D.: Natural Disasters, University College London Press, London, 632 pp., 1993.; Alexander, D.: Confronting Catastrophe, Oxford University Press, New York, 288 pp., 2000.; Albert, C. and Uriel, E.: El stock de capital de viviendas (1990–2010) y en otras construcciones (1990–2009) en España, y su distribución territorial, Fundación BBVA, available at: http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/dat/el20de20en%20v...

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Landslide Susceptibility Analysis by Means of Event-based Multi-te...

By: W. D. Hsieh; C. W. Lin; C. M. Tseng

Description: Department of Land Management and Development, Chang Jung Christian University, No. 1, Changda Road, Gueiren District, Tainan City, Taiwan. This study uses landslide inventory of a single typhoon event and Weight of Evidence (WOE) analysis to establish landslide susceptibility map of the Laonung River in southern Taiwan. Eight factors including lithology, elevation, slope, slope aspect, landform, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), distan...

Akgun, A.: A comparison of landslide susceptibility maps produced by logistic regression, multi-criteria decision, and likelihood ratio methods: a case study at \.Izmir, Turkey, Landslides, 9, 93–106, 2011.; Akgun, A., Dag, S., and Bulut, F.: Landslide susceptibility mapping for a landslideprone area (Findikli, NE of Turkey) by likelihood frequency ratio and weighted linear combination models, Environ. Geol., 54, 1127–1143, 2008.; Althuwaynee, O. F., Pradhan, B., and Lee...

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Review Article: a Review and Critical Analysis of the Efforts Towa...

By: M. Whitworth; B. Baily; U. C. Nkwunonwo

Description: Department of Geoinformatics and Surveying, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria. Urban flooding has been and will continue to be a significant problem for many cities across the developed and developing world. Crucial to the amelioration of the effects of these floods is the need to develop a knowledge base of the magnitude and frequency of these floods. Within the area of flood research, attempts are being made to gain a better understand...

Ilesanmi, A. O.: Urban sustainability in the context of Lagos mega-city, Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, 3, 240–252, 2010.; Action Aid: Climate Change, Urban Flooding and the Rights of the Urban Poor in Africa: Key Findings From Six African Cities, Action Aid International, London, 2006.; Adeaga, O.: Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Management in Parts of Lagos N. E., available at: http://www.gsd...

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Nonstationary Time Series Prediction Combined with Slow Feature An...

By: G. Wang; X. Chen

Description: Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observations, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China. Almost all climate time series have some degree of nonstationarity due to external driving forces perturbations of the observed system. Therefore, these external driving forces should be taken into account when reconstructing the climate dynamics. This paper presents a new technique of combinin...

Berkes, P. and Wiskott, L.: Slow feature analysis yields a rich repertoire of complex cell properties, J. Vision, 5, 579–602, 2005.; Boucharel, J., Dewitte, B., Garel, B., and du Penhoat, Y.: ENSO's non-stationary and non-Gaussian character: the role of climate shifts, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 16, 453–473, doi:10.5194/npg-16-453-2009, 2009.; Brasseur, G. and Granier, C.: Mount Pinatubo aerosols, chlorofluorocarbons...

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On the Feasibility of the Use of Wind Sar to Downscale Waves on Sh...

By: A. Taramelli; E. Valentini; F. J. Méndez; P. Camus; O. Q. Gutiérrez; F. Filipponi

Description: Environment Hydraulics Institute IH Cantabria, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain. On the recent years wave reanalysis have become popular as a powerful source of information for wave climate research and engineering applications. These wave reanalysis provide continuous time-series of offshore wave parameters, nevertheless on coastal areas or shallow water waves are poorly described because spatial resolution is not detailed. By means of wave ...

Adamo, M., De Carolis, G., Morelli, S., and Rana, F.: Combined observations of a Bora event in the Adriatic Sea by means of ETA model and SAR data, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-5062, 2013 EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, eISSN: 1029-7006, 7–12 April 2013.; Artegiani, A., Paschini, E., Russo, A., Bregant, D., Raicich, F., and Pinardi, N.: The Adriatic Sea general circulation. Part II: baroclinic circulation structure, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 27, 1515...

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X-band Cosmo-skymed Wind Field Retrieval, with Application to Coas...

By: P. De Ruggiero; M. Migliaccio; S. Pierini; G. Spezie; A. Montuori

Description: Dipartimento per le Tecnologie, Università di Napoli Parthenope, Napoli, Italy. In this paper, X-band COSMO-SkyMed© SAR wind field retrieval is investigated to force coastal circulation modeling. The SAR data set consists of 60 X-band Level 1B Multi-Look Ground Detected ScanSAR Huge Region COSMO-SkyMed© SAR data, gathered in the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea during the Summer and Winter seasons of 2010. The SAR-based wind vector field es...

Bentamy, A., Queffeulou, P., Quilfen, Y., and Katsaros, K.: Ocean Surface Wind Fields Estimated from Satellite Active and Passive Microwave Instruments, IEEE T. Geosci. Remote, 37, 2469–2486, 1999.; Blumberg, A. F. and Mellor, G. L.: A description of a three-dimensional coastal ocean circulation model, in: Three-Dimensional Coastal Ocean Models, edited by: Heaps, N. S., 1–16, AGU, Washington, DC, 1987.; Chapron, B., Fouhaily, T. E., and Kerbaol, V.: Calibration and valid...

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Der Husserlsche Bildbegriff Als Theoretische Grundlage Der Reflexi...

By: P. Dirksmeier

Description: Universität Bremen, Institut für Geographie, Bibliothekstraße 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany. The article picks up on a gap in the methodology of human geographic empirical research. Although geography is a visual science, an in-depth analysis of its self-produced images, maps and charts has not yet been made from the point of view of image theory. The mental map research carried out in the 1970s can be seen as the last examination of this subject. Against thi...

Adair, J. and Worth, S.: Through Navajo eyes: an exploration in film communication and anthropology, Indiana University Press, Bloomington/London, 1972.; Arsenian, J. and Cornelison, F. S.: A study of the response of psychotic patients to photographic self-image experience, Psychiatric Quarterly, 34, 1, 1–8, 1960.; Barthes, R.: Rhétorique de l'image, Communications, 4, 40–51, 1964.; Becker, H. S.: Photography and sociology, Studies in the Anthropology of Visual Communica...

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The Invented Periphery: Constructing Europe in Debates About Anglo...

By: U. Best

Description: Centre for Social, Spatial & Economic Justice, Community, Culture & Global Studies, University of British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7, Canada. For a few years, a debate has been ongoing about a hegemony (in academic geography) of the English language, of Anglo-American journals and of the approaches developed in the North America and the UK. In many of the contributions to the debate, other languages and those who speak them appear...

Aalbers, M. B. and Rossi, R.: Beyond the Anglo-American hegemony in human geography: a European perspective, GeoJournal, 67, 137–147, 2006.; Amin, A.: Multi-Ethnicity and the Idea of Europe, Theory Culture Society, 21(2), 1–24 , 2004.; Belina, B., Best, U., and Naumann, M.: Critical geography in Germany: from exclusion to inclusion via internationalisation, Soc. Geogr., 4, 47–58, 2009.; Bell, M., Budin, R., and Heffernan, M. (Eds.): Geography and Imperialism, 1820–1940, ...

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Beyond Participation : Locally Based Demand for Environmental Heal...

By: Robert C. G. Varley

Economics

Executive Summary: This paper describes strategies to improve environmental health interventions in peri-urban areas. The strategies discussed in this report can lower government and donor costs, increase health impact, and contribute to improved governance in peri-urban communities. A concept called ?locally based demand,? or LBD, is used to understand the behavior of communities and households in relation to environmental health conditions. The foundation of LBD is a p...

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Federal Funds Provided by the U. S. Department of Justice Final Report

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The objectives of Grant 97-LB-VX-KO13 were to explore, analyze and develop innovative tools for crime mapping and analysis, ’ and to incorporate selected tools in a Crime Mapping and Analysis Application (CMAA) that can be used by the New York City Police Department at both the COMPSTAT and precinct levels. The grant was a collaborative effort involving participation and interaction between NYPD’s Office of Management, Analysis and Planning ( O W ) and researche...

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