Geo-information technology for disaster risk assessmentĐorđe Ćosić
, Sađan Popov
, Dušan Sakulski
, Ana Pavlović
, 2011, original scientific article
Abstract: The Serbian territory (including the territory of the former Yugoslavia) has been continuously exposed to different hazards, often with tragic consequences. Earthquakes and floods, usually followed by landslides, are the most dominant hazards in that region. Disaster risk reduction, prevention and early warning, as an integral part of sustainable development, do not exist in Serbia. That is one of the main reasons why the disaster-related damage is high. Despite very long experience in engineering and resources management in Serbia, there are no scientifically supported and standardized disaster risk-assessment procedures. Expertise only exists in the field of engineering-based hazard assessment.
The risk-assessment method proposed in this research includes, apart from hazards, parameters such as vulnerability, exposure and safety. It considers the environmental and social components of risk management. The proposed method, implementing combined mathematical and 3D GIS tools, was applied for the Danube River, Petrovaradin (the city of Novi Sad) area, for which data were available. The relationship between the risk parameters is calculated and graphically presented. Methods like this one should contribute to a shift from a passive disaster-related defense to a proactive disaster risk management, as well as from emergency management only, to disaster prevention, preparedness and mitigation activities, in Serbia and the Western Balkan Region.
Keywords: hazard, vulnerability, safety, resilience, coping capacity, risk assessment, risk management, geographic information systems, earthquake, landslide, flooding, exceedance
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Environmental management & audit 2: Management systems
2016, scientific monograph
Abstract: The present scientific monograph, entitled “Environmental management & audit“, is the result of three years’ work on an international project entitled “Environmental management in Russian companies – retraining courses for the sensibilization for and integration of Eco-Audit programs in corporate decision-making (RECOAUD)”. Within its more than 600 pages, the monograph features interesting texts written by 31 authors from the European Union and the Russian Federation, edited by dr. Borut Jereb, Darja Kukovič and dr. Daria Meyr.
The monograph “Environmental management & audit“ is composed of four books: “Scarcity and Introduction of Environmental Management”, “Management Systems”, “Controlling and Stakeholders”, and “Environmental Assessment” (Featured Articles). These four topics reflect the complexity, heterogeneity and multidisciplinary of the project Tempus RECOAUD.
The reader of the monograph gets a comprehensive overview of theoretical perspectives of environmental management and audit in the chosen areas. Furthermore, the monograph also highlights the results of research in the field of environmental management and audit as well as trends and challenges in the development of this field. Providing insight into theoretical and research findings, the monograph will prove useful to both practitioners and researchers in the field of environmental management and audit; it can also be used for study purposes.
Keywords: logistics, transport, environmental protection, business risk, oil industry, environmental impact assessment
Published: 09.05.2018; Views: 735; Downloads: 65
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Application of gut cell models for toxicological and bioactivity studies of functional and novel foodsMartin Trapečar
, Avrelija Cencič
, 2012, review article
Abstract: The concept of functional and novel foods undoubtedly bears great potential as an asset to human health. However, this very same quest for ever new bioactive ingredients calls for reliable and distinct risk assessment as they may be potentially hazardous to human health. Most of today's methodologies still rely on decades old routines of animal trials and use of tumor-derived cell lines. Since such methodologies are not in line with the actual processesin the human body and with the 3R (replacement, reduction, refinement) concept, the results are often unreliable and misleading. Therefore, in this paper we propose the utilization of available untransformedsmall intestinal cell lines derived from human and pig tissue of non-tumor origin and describe several available cell models of the gut that offer a functional, close resemblance with the in vivo environment.
Keywords: gut, cell models, risk assessment, toxicology, functional food
Published: 10.07.2015; Views: 887; Downloads: 73
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Analiza funkcionalnosti programa RAA (Risk assessment accelerator) : diplomsko delo univerzitetnega študija VarstvoslovjeŽiga Primc
, 2012, undergraduate thesis
Abstract: Izdelava ocene ogroženosti je danes v podjetjih ena ključnih nalog, saj na ugotovitvah ocene vodstvo organizacije snuje odločitve. Ker je čas eden pomembnejših dobrin v poslovnem svetu je pomembna tudi hitrost dela, zato poznamo danes številna orodja za izdelavo ocene tveganja, ki izdelavo poenostavijo in pospešijo. Dve orodji, ki to omogočata sta RAA (Risk Assessment Accelerator) in ARAT (Astec Risk Assessment Tool) slovenskih podjetij Netis d.o.o. in Astec d.o.o.
Diplomska naloga je sestavljena iz dveh delov, kjer je prvi teoretični drugi pa praktični del. V prvem je bila pregledana domača in tuja literatura na področju upravljanja s tveganji, analize tveganja, standardih o informacijski varnosti, orodjih za izdelavo ocene ogroženosti in drugo.
V drugem delu smo napravili pregled funkcionalnosti in orodji med sabo primerjali, kar je pokazalo prednosti in slabosti obeh orodij ter posledično področja katera bi bilo možno izboljšati. Namen in cilji diplomske naloge so bili doseženi, kot tudi potrjene vse tri predpostavke. Aplikaciji smo primerjali v štirih kategorijah, ki so uporabniška prijaznost, vizualni izgled, dostopnost aplikacije in funkcije aplikacije. Rezultati so podani na tabelarni način, po vnaprej določeni kriterijski lestvici, opravili pa smo tudi SWOT analizo obeh orodij. Tako RAA kot ARAT sta primera kvalitetnega izdelka, ki pa imata še prostora za izboljšave.
Namen diplomske naloge ni iskati napake, ampak možnosti za izboljšave omenjenih orodij.
Keywords: organizacije, tveganja, upravljanje s tveganji, ocena tveganja, programi, diplomske naloge, Risk assessment acelerator, RAA
Published: 11.10.2012; Views: 1621; Downloads: 187
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