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Created: 2017-05-04 11:21:43.524 by: Generation Service
The Pilot Project SeaCleaner is a citizen science and educational project, developed by the Institute of Marine Sciences of the Italian Research Council (CNR-ISMAR). Since 2013, it has involved environmental nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), volunteers, five Italian Marine Protected Areas surrounding the Pelagos Sanctuary, and so far more than 50 high school students within the Italian program for work-related learning internships. The project aims to overcome the lack of current data on marine littera gap of knowledge that cannot be ignored any longer, according to the last European Union's ambitious Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)by building an app for Android devices, which is easy to use and, at the same time, methodologically sound and comprehensive. This should enable a continuous census (in time and space) for supporting the proper management and removal of solid waste (through scheduled campaigns, etc.). The project has multiple effects: (1) to prompt students to broaden their scientific knowledge on topics not strictly related to scholastic curricula, making them aware of current environmental problems and teaching them how to solve them; (2) to engage an increasing number of volunteers in marine litter monitoring activities; and (3) to contribute to a common protocol for data acquisition, useful for both environmental and scientific purposes, helping scientists to overcome the lack of current data on marine litter.
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Domains: education
Concepts: project Litter nongovernmental organizations Citizen Science
Expressions: number of volunteer citizen science
Organizations: European Union
Created: 2017-11-07 20:46:43.946 by: Raul Palma
Musical genre classification by ensembles of audio and lyrics features
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Domains: education television
Concepts: Classification Music
Expressions: music classification study musical genre classification classification by ensembles of audio and lyrics feature
Created: 2017-05-04 09:57:10.533 by: Generation Service
Data support for GES assessment under the MSFD will require subregion-scale Joint Monitoring Programmes (iMPs). These JMPs must be cost-efficient and produce the necessary evidence-base to support management decisions. This review summarises the outputs of a 2.5-day multidisciplinary workshop where scientists and programme managers developed monitoring scenarios as examples of how current sampling activities could be extended and combined into framework JMPs. The objective was to explore opportunities for improved i) integration of monitoring, ii) international collaboration and iii) multidisciplinary use of platforms. The workshop identified opportunities to upgrade current monitoring programmes, to include additional sampling activities, and to support integration of resources and activities. We found that developing JMPs using this bottom-up approach has potential benefits but requires commitment and expert coordination. Coordination needs include definition of data requirements, common sampling methodologies and data exchange. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Domains: education
Concepts: activities sampling integration Monitoring
Expressions: data exchange sampling methodology
Organizations: Elsevier Ltd.
Created: 2017-05-04 09:45:56.221 by: Generation Service
Being a large maritime nation, the need to develop sustainable ocean planning and management processes in Portugal has been gaining increased importance in the last decade. After promulgating its first national framework law on maritime spatial planning (MSP), Portugal has recently approved a new MSP Diploma that aims at \"developing\" (i.e. implementing in detail) the framework law. This paper analyzes and discusses the new Portuguese MSP Diploma by (1) briefly presenting its main specificities; (2) analyzing its contents (and comparing them to the EU MSP Directive contents), namely in what pertains to environmental references; (3) analyzing the link between the EU Marine Strategy Directive (MSFD) and the MSP implementation in Portugal; and (4) discussing the main challenges that the Diploma poses to the long-term sustainability of Portuguese ocean management. Results show that environmental references represent only a small account on the Diploma contents (c. 2% against c. 5% in the EU MSP Directive); main environmental topics addressed include environmental \"monitoring\" and \"evaluation\", \"environmental protection\", \"sustainability\", and \"good (environmental) status\"; and the ecosystem-based approach is never referred to. In Portugal the same government entity has responsibility over the implementation of both MSP and the MSFD, and such an institutional framework is expected to promote sustainable maritime uses as well as a true coordination/communication between both processes. The Diploma enshrines several \"unusual\" aspects that may compromise environmental sustainability. Although the new Portuguese MSP Diploma has been recently approved and promulgated, it may still be amended in the framework of a parliamentary discussion, therefore still having the opportunity to overcome the identified environmental challenges/concerns. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Domains: education
Concepts: Diploma Portugal MSP contents
Expressions: diploma content MSP implementation
Places: Portugal
Organizations: European Union
Created: 2017-09-27 13:13:49.064 by: Raul Palma
Musical genre classification by ensembles of audio and lyrics features
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Domains: education television
Concepts: Music classification audio
Expressions: change musical genre classification classification study
Created: 2018-04-25 16:08:12.52 by: Tim Aldridge
Workflow to test updated seafile data
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Domains: education
Concepts: test
Expressions: test updated seafile data
Created: 2018-06-27 09:40:44.534 by: Francesco De Leo
Italy study area
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Domains: education
Concepts: study project
Expressions: project Italy Italy study area
Places: Italy
Created: 2018-07-10 12:57:11.717 by: Hazel Napier
Testing so see how this works
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Domains: astronautics education
Concepts: Test satellite
Expressions: satellite image
Created: 2014-07-29 12:47:19.237 by: Raul Palma
Musical genre classification by ensembles of audio and lyrics features
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Domains: education television
Concepts: Classification Music
Expressions: music classification study musical genre classification classification by ensembles of audio and lyrics feature
Created: 2013-07-17 12:40:42.877 by: Wf4Ever Test User

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Domains: education
Concepts: Test