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|Marine Technology and Sustainable Development: Green Innovations
Oladokun Sulaiman Olanrewaju, Abdul Hamid Saharuddin, Ab Saman Ab Kader, Wan Mohd Norsani Wan Nik.
Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, making maritime influences an important consideration in evaluating modern global economic systems. Therefore, the efficient design, operation, and management of maritime systems are important for sustainable marine technology development and green...
E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis
Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Vagis Samathrakis, Soulla Louca, Maro Vlachopoulou.
Implementation of technology into social and economic developments have provided key strengths in improving competitiveness and meeting the demands of modern society for life and the economy; including adapting to green development as a means to confront the economic crisis.
Sustainable Practices: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications
Information Resources Management Association.
Recent concerns over global warming and environmental protection have, over time, led to policies and practices designed to ensure healthy ecosystems. In order to thrive in this environment of caution and care, individuals must pay close attention to the impact of their actions on their...
ICT for Sustainable Growth and Development
The world is in the midst of a knowledge upheaval, complemented by opening up an entirely new panorama in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The social and economical dividends of ICT appear to be endless with the potential to contribute in achieving significant economic, social, and...
Green ICT Applications towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development
Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Emmanouil Stiakakis, Maro Vlachopoulou.
“Green ICT” constitutes a new term in Informatics that describes environmentally sustainable ICT and the use of ICTs in the interest of the natural environment aiming to sustainable development. It encompasses innovative ICT tools, e- and m-services, and smart technologies in combination with green...
ICT: An Efficient Instrument for the New Agriculture in Rural and Urban Areas
Julián Briz, José María Duran, Isabel Felipe, Teresa Briz.
Agriculture is facing new challenges in rural and urban areas, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) may play a significant role. In this chapter, there is a background description of the ICT sector in the interface of urban and rural communities within the framework of agriculture. It...
ICT and Regional Growth in Europe: Lessons and Prospects
George M. Korres.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been at the heart of economic changes for more than a decade. ICT producing sectors play an important role, notably by contributing to rapid technological progress and productivity growth. The existence of a widely accepted definition of the ICT...
Technological Innovation and Adoptive Ability: A General Framework
Stilianos Alexiadis, Aikaterini Kokkinou, Christos Ladias.
This chapter develops a model of sustainable regional growth that encapsulates the impact of infrastructure in the adoptive ability of a region. An implication of this model is that convergence towards technologically leading regions is feasible only for regions with sufficient absorptive capacity.
Augmented Reality (AR) Applications in Agriculture
Róbert Szilágyi, Miklós Herdon.
The new ICT technologies are not only quickly developing but they are also giving birth to newer ICT systems and tools. Using the Internet by means of mobile appliances increases the possibilities. The Internet network has a become essential communication tool in business processes recently. Nowadays...
Resource Conservation: Key Elements in Sustainable Rural Development
Cristian Ioja, Mihai Razvan Nita, Ileana Georgeta Stupariu.
Rural areas represent key spaces at European level from the perspective of the society’s sustainability. They represent spaces for the re-equilibration of strongly human modified societies and need to be prioritised by future political programs. Rural areas have an essential role in maintaining the...
Digital Traceability System: A Tool for Grain Segregation and Quality Management
Casiane Salete Tibola, José Maurício Cunha Fernandes, Jaqson Dalbosco, Willingthon Pavan.
Digital traceability is a computer-based system that provides unique identification for wheat lots based on production and post-harvest records. The digital traceability system can be accessed at the Website http://www.e-rastrear.com.br. In the production step, the system is operating specifically for...
Local Web-Based Networks in Rural Municipalities: Extension, Density, and Meaning
Jan W. Owsinski, Aneta M. Pielak, Krzysztof Sep, Jaroslaw Stanczak.
An analysis of networks formed by the links originating from the local authorities’ Websites and then from the successor nodes was performed for 30 municipalities in Poland. This analysis accounted for all links contained on the given local authorities’ Websites, with the links being classified into...
Turning the Table(t)s?: Opportunities for Widespread Adoption of ICTs in Agriculture
Agriculture, one of the users and also the basis of major rural resources, has undergone a change in the last couple of decades: the industrial revolution made its mark in the early 20th century and then the information age began to shape agricultural production and the way farming is done today. This...
Strategies for the Development of New Products in the Spanish Agri-Food Industry
Silverio Alarcón, Luis González Polonio, Mercedes Sánchez.
The objective of this study is to identify the resources and strategies associated with the introduction of new products in the Spanish agri-food industry. The source of information used is the Encuesta sobre Estrategias Empresariales, ESEE (Survey of Business Strategies). From this survey, innovation...
Web Marketing Strategies in Agro Food SMEs: Evidence from Greek and Italian Wine SMEs
Aspasia Vlachvei, Ourania Notta, Francesco Diotallevi, Andrea Marchini.
In this chapter, the authors study agro food SMEs and especially SMEs in the wine sector, which combine several common characteristics, and they make a comparison between e-marketing strategies and e-commerce adoption in wine SMEs in two European countries: Italy and Greece. Taking into account the...
Environmental Sustainability Initiatives in the Agrifood Supply Chain
Ioannis Manikas, Petros Ieromonachou, Dionysis Bochtis.
The aim of this study is to identify a wide range of environmentally sustainable initiatives in food supply chain operations and activities. Data for this pilot study were collected through a questionnaire survey. The questionnaire consisted of nine questions. The survey was distributed through email...
A Social Survey on How the Economic Crisis Affects Peoples' Attitudes towards Environmental Subjects
Panos Kosmopoulos, Athina Kantzioura, Ioannis Kosmopoulos, Kostas Kleskas, Andreas-Michail Kosmopoulos.
This chapter presents a social survey regarding environmental subjects conducted in Greece. It is a well-known fact that Greece is suffering from an Economic Crisis. This crisis coincides with the time that Greece is supposed to take measures for Environmental Protection. During the last decade, the...
Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development
Nilanjan Ghosh, Anandajit Goswami.
While the effects of climate change become ever more apparent and pressing, the discussion of sustainable practices and environmental protection is a common overture among the academic and scientific communities. However, in order to be truly effective, sustainable solutions must be tested and applied...
Solar Hybrid Power System for Marine Diesel Engine: UMT Vessel Experience
Oladokun Sulaiman Olanrewaju.
Like all modes of transportation that use fossil fuels, ships produce carbon dioxide emissions that significantly contribute to global climate change and ocean acidification. Additionally, ships release other pollutants that also contribute to the problem and exacerbate climate change. Considering the...
Technical Fuel Conservation: Hull and Propeller Performance
Hull and propeller performance monitoring is receiving more attention now than at any time in tanker industry history. The advent of new hull coating systems in connection with bunker prices and emission reduction initiatives has led to new scientifically sound metrics for evaluating the efficiency of...
Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development
Ken D. Thomas, Helen E. Muga.
Education is a key component for progress in both the developed and developing world. It is imperative that society has access to new strides made in the area of sustainability so that current global challenges are resolved.
Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development...