Manipulate stock culture environment
This unit covers a broad spectrum of issues related to manipulating stock culture environments in the aquaculture industry. Activity 1 covers the selecting of equipment, checking that it is functioning, recognising problems or malfunctions and if necessary repairing equipment. Also covers calibrating equipment to manufacturer's guidelines. Activity 2 covers emergency/contingency plans. It guides the student through an emergency and looks at solutions and crisis management
Control pests, predators and diseases
This unit explores the identification of pests and diseases in an aquaculture context, and methods of controlling these issues. Activity 1 focuses on identifying and naming pests and predators and then recognising these predators while carrying out activities at the farm. Activity 2 covers the maintenance and checking of control structures used to control pests and predators on aquaculture farms. It also covers relocation of wildlife according to enterprise procedures and
Maintain stock culture and other aquaculture
This unit deals with the routine and basic maintenance of structures, fixtures and equipment found in an aquaculture facility. Activity 1 focuses on checking culture and farm structures and carrying out maintenance on these structures as required. These structures include paths, tracks, roadways, fences, building cladding, structural finishes, fixtures and fittings. It also incorporates selection of appropriate tools for the maintenance task, and following up maintenance
SP.721 D-Lab: Development, Dialogue and Delivery (MIT)
D-Lab is a year-long series of courses and field trips. The fall class provides a basic background in international development and appropriate technology through guest speakers, case studies and hands-on exercises. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an IAP field trip to Haiti, India, Brazil, Honduras, Zambia, Samoa, or Lesotho and continue their work in a spring term design class. As part of the fall class, students will partner with community organizations in these count
University of Michigan Lieberthal Rogel Center for Chinese Studies Naming Ceremony- 10/16/14
The University of Michigan Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies naming ceremony, held at the UM Alumni Center on October 16, 2014.
Inequities In Health: A Global Perspective
Inequalities in health are: “Differences in the prevalence or incidence of health problems between individual people of higher and lower socio-economic status”. Inequities in health are these differences but articulated as being preventable, unjust and wrong. This presentation gives a global perspective of these inequalities.
Externalities and health
48 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Externalities & Health, covering: What are 'externalities'; Positive externalities and health; Negative externalities and health; 'Global' externalities and health; Externalities and public goods
Public goods and health
41 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Public goods and health, covering: What is a 'public good'; Is 'health' a public good; Importance of public goods for health; 'Global' public goods and health
Interdisciplinary Science Near Space Student Document
Near Space is an introduction to some of the scientific concepts of the global climate system, and to the concept of anthropogenic climate change. In this module we will look at physical, chemical and biological influences on the climate.
Interdisciplinary Science Earth Through Time Student Document
The Earth Through Time module examines our planet in terms of its major systems; the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere and the biosphere, all of which are constantly interacting. The module explores the topic of climate change throughout Earth’s history; climate change is not just a contemporary phenomenon, it has happened in the geological past at times abruptly and catastrophically.
Discharge and Sediment Transport in the Field
In this quantitative field activity, students collect field data on channel geometry, flow velocity, and bed materials. Using these data, they apply flow resistance equations (Manning and the depth slope product) and sediment transport relations (Shields curve) to estimate the bankfull discharge and to determine if the flow is sufficient to mobilize the bed. This activity requires students to utilize theoretical and empirical equations derived in class in the context of a field problem. Learning
Big Money: Intuition about big numbers using the national debt (and other governmental excess)
This exercise is designed to help students get their brains around big numbers using real world examples. The real-world examples are focused around money issues such as the national debt and budgeting. There are questions for students and some guidelines. These exercises are one of several that were produced for the National Numeracy Network under a grant from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation through the National Council on Education and the Disciplines. Learning goals, context for use,
Applications of Vector Operators for Surface Atmospheric/Oceanic Processes
Vector operations are crucial for the understanding of many processes affecting surface conditions in the atmosphere and the oceans. Gradients, dot and cross products, and the Laplacian of surface variables (e.g., pressure, temperature, moisture, salinity, wind and ocean currents to name a few) are concepts that create considerable angst for students in meteorology and physical oceanography classes. The purpose of this activity is to teach vector concepts within the context of the atmospheric an
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of
The English Countryside, Rural Life and Cultural Change, 1900-75
This module will explore a relatively new area of historical research: the twentieth century countryside. Of interest first will be the realities of rural life and work in the first half of the century. The course will then consider the crucial post-war changes in farming, planning and rural living that have had such an impact upon contemporary perceptions of the countryside.
Indian political economy: student handout
This is the student handout for a module in Indian political economy forming part of the MSc in Contemporary India at Oxford, by Barbara Harriss-White of the University of Oxford. Students are not presumed to have previous knowledge of economics.
Energy resources: alternative energy in perspective
Alternative energy sources are seen by many people as potential solutions to the many economic and environmental challenges posed by the current dominance of world energy supply by fossil and nucler fuels. Just how realistic are these hopes? This unit summarises the technical and geographic challenges posed by each alternative source. It is left to you to judge the feasiibility of imploementing these changes against the claims for 'alternative' solutions to global energy challenges that are regu
Personality and values
Welcome to ‘Personality and Values’, one of several ‘Futures’ workbooks, which help you choose and prepare a career route after graduation. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your personality type and work values as a step toward choosing work
Seattle Grand Challenges Summit Conclusion, Part 6 of 6
In the final episode of the six part NAE Seattle Grand Challenges Summit series, John Markoff, New York Times correspondent, hosts a panel discussion recapping highlights from the summit. The discussion panel includes Matt O'Donnell, UW Dean of Engineering, Larry Smarr, University of California, San Diego, Ed Lazowska, UW CSE Chair, and Bonnie Dunbar, President and CEO, Museum of Flight. The conclusion of the series revisits presentations on the themes of "Engineering Better Medicines" and "Engi
The EU at 27 - taking on a global role
The Minister for Europe will consider how an enlarged EU can address global challenges and how the Reform Treaty will help the EU to perform more strongly both in Europe and internationally.