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Apr 25 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Learn More About Climate Change

The phrase “climate change” might be combative to some and confusing to others. The University of Colorado’s Office for University Outreach has worked with its scholars to create the Learn More About Climate (LMAC) site in order to translate climate change information into “resources and tools for teachers, policymakers, and citizens.” Here, visitors can make their way through eight different areas, including Topics, Lessons, Videos, and Initiatives. In the Lessons area, educators will find model lessons about climate change, such as “Mountain Pine Beetles,” “Evidence of Climate Change,” and “What Makes You Hot.” Additionally, the Videos section offers up some excellent short films on rising sea levels and species adaption as a result of climate change. Those interested in specific LMAC projects will enjoy the Initiatives section, as it offers up brief summaries of ongoing projects, complete with two great webinars on Climate Change Conversations.

 

Nature Soundmap

What does a humpback whale sound like? Or perhaps the White-cheeked Gibbon? The Nature Soundmap provides snippets of these sounds and much, much more. Visitors will find an interactive map of the world, complete with markers that allow audio wildlife travel from Central America to Central Asia a snap. Symphonies of animal noises can also be found here, as visitors can click on Greece to listen to “Summer Ambience” or France to find “Dawn in the Lezardrieux Forest.” Each marker includes information about the animal or setting profiled, along with a link to More Info for the generally curious. 

 

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 15, April 18, 2014]

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Apr 16 2014

Webinar: Investment Strategies for Reducing Fossil Fuel Exposure

In response to the 350.org call for divestment, investors globally are taking a closer look at the role of fossil fuels in their investment strategies. In the recent ESG issue brief, “Options for Reducing Fossil Fuel Exposure,” MSCI ESG Research explores four major strategies that range from fully excluding carbon reserve holders to adding positive exposure to clean technology.

 

Following this publication, MSCI ESG Research invites you to two webinars (North America and EMEA sessions) where industry experts will provide insight into the following three approaches to reducing fossil fuel exposure: fossil fuel free, low carbon, and thematic. 

 

EMEA Speakers:

  • James Leaton, Research Director, Carbon Tracker
  • Gunnela Hahn, Head of Responsible Investment, Church of Sweden
  • Frederic Samama, Deputy Global Head of Institutional Clients, Amundi
  • Hugo Rogers, Fund Manager, Global Emerging Markets Equities, F&C Investments
  • Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI ESG Research

 

Discussion topics:

  • How much exposure does a portfolio have to potential ’stranded assets’?
  • How do the various strategies, from divestment to low carbon to thematic, compare when it comes to carbon intensity and performance?
  • What strategies are leading investment managers employing today?

 

 

Event Details   

Session 2 (EMEA)

  • Hong Kong            Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 8:00PM HKT        
  • London                  Tuesday, 22 April 2014,1:00PM BST
  • Paris                      Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 2:00PM CEST
  • Dubai                     Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 4:00PM GST

 Length: 60 Minutes

                         

REGISTER TODAY!

Log-in details will be emailed to you shortly after your registration is received.
There is no fee to attend.

 

Click here to receive regular ESG updates

Click here for further information on ESG network initiatives

 

 

 

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Apr 04 2014

Read most viewed articles from Springer

Read the most viewed articles published since the launch of SpringerOpen journal Energy, Sustainability and Society.

 

 

Click here to find more articles online.

 

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4726883  

 

[Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ 

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Mar 31 2014

Read the First Published Articles from Springer

Earth Perspectives - Transdisciplinarity Enabled has now published its first articles. Read the articles listed below.

 

Earth Perspectives focuses on publishing and promoting integrating approaches to research, analysis and prediction of the Earth System, including the role of humans that either contribute to and/or are affected by the Earth System variability and changes.

Read the First Published Articles:

More articles

[Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ 

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Mar 26 2014

Knovel Training for New Interactive Equations

Knovel is going to organize general overview sessions on Knovel’s new productivity tool, Interactive Equations. Knovel Interactive Equations is a web-based productivity tool that mechanical engineers in process industries use to find equations suitable for specific applications, paired with worked examples and ready-to-use calculation software to help them solve problems faster.

 

In these sessions you will browse the collection of currently featured equations and practical calculation examples, learn how to use Knovel’s built-in interactive worksheets, and create worksheets from scratch using the Knovel Equation Solver.

 

Two live sessions are available:

Session 1

  • Hong Kong          Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:00 AM HKT
  • New York             Tuesday,  8 April 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

Register Now

 

Session 2

  • Hong Kong           Thursday, 10 April 2014, 10:00 PM HKT
  • New York              Thursday, 10 April 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

Register Now

 

*If you are unable to make either live session, please register for one, and you will be notified when a recording is available.

 

These demonstrations will cover examples relevant to Mechanical Engineers in the Chemical and Oil & Gas Industries where you will learn:

  • How to access Knovel Interactive Equations paired with worked examples and ready-to-use calculation software to help you solve problems faster.
  • How to use Knovel’s built-in worksheets to calculate a specific value, convert specific units, or perform what-if calculations.
  • How to easily save and share worksheets in multiple formats for project collaboration and documentation.

 

 

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Mar 26 2014

EBSCOhost maintenance and downtime

On Saturday 29 March 2014 from 9am to 11am, the library’s EBSCOhost databases may be
intermittently unavailable while EBSCO performs network upgrades.

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Mar 25 2014

ScienceDirect Online training: New Interface & Paper Submission (Chinese)

ScienceDirect新介面及Elsevier期刊投稿指南在線培訓課程

Elsevier將於3月至6月期間舉辦一系列關於ScienceDirect新介面使用及Elsevier期刊投稿指南的在線培訓課程。

 詳情如下:

日期

時間

培訓主題

主講人

註冊位址連結

參加用戶

2014327(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在工程學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

王飛

課程註冊連結

不限

201443(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在化學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

呂瑩

課程註冊連結

不限

2014410(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在工程學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

王飛

課程註冊連結

不限

2014417(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在化學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

呂瑩

課程註冊連結

不限

2014424(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在工程學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

 

王飛

課程註冊連結

不限

201458(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在化學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

呂瑩

課程註冊連結

不限

2014515(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在工程學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

王飛

課程註冊連結

不限

2014522(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在化學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

呂瑩

課程註冊連結

不限

2014529(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在工程學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

王飛

課程註冊連結

不限

 201465(星期四)

19:00-20:00

  ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在化學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

呂瑩

課程註冊連結

 不限

 2014612(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在工程學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

王飛

課程註冊連結

 不限

2014619(星期四)

19:00-20:00

ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在化學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

呂瑩

課程註冊連結

不限

2014626(星期四)

19:00-20:00

 ScienceDirect最新介面使用及其在工程學研究中的應用與Elsevier期刊投稿常識

王飛

課程註冊連結

不限

 

每節培訓課程參加名額限制為200, 請儘快註冊。要加入該培訓課程, 請點擊相應的註冊位址連結進行註冊, 當主持人批准你的請求後, 您將收到一封包含課程加入說明的確認電子郵件。

機構預約在線培訓, 請發電郵至: cninfo@elsevier.com

  

 

 

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Mar 21 2014

Wisenews systems downtime 29 March 2014

Systems maintenance of the Wisenews database has been scheduled on Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 from 18:00 to 24:00 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all Wisenews database services will be temporarily unavailable.

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Feb 20 2014

EBL Scheduled Downtime March 2014

EBL platform will be unavailable during March 2, 2014 from 8 am to 12 at noon as the vendor performs enhancements and updates to their system.

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Feb 04 2014

ProQuest downtime for system enhancements

ProQuest will not be available Sunday, February 16 at 10:00 for eight (8) hours (China Standard Time ) for system enhancements.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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