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See detailFuture anthropogenic emissions and climate change impact on the carbon cycle; a study with the LOVECLIM model
Mouchet, Anne ULg; Driesschaert, E.; Fichefet, T. et al

Conference (2005, May)

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See detailFuture CCD and CSH variations: Deep-sea impact of ocean acidification
Munhoven, Guy ULg

Poster (2009, June)

The evolutions of atmospheric CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) and of the carbonate compensation depth and the calcite and aragonite saturation horizons (CSH and ASH, respectively) have been studied with the ... [more ▼]

The evolutions of atmospheric CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) and of the carbonate compensation depth and the calcite and aragonite saturation horizons (CSH and ASH, respectively) have been studied with the coupled oceansediment model MBM-MEDUSA [1], over the next 50,000 years. MBM-MEDUSA includes a full description of sedimentary exchange processes, taking into account chemical carbonate erosion in a consistent way. The adopted emission scenarios were based upon logistic functions [2], considering total emissions of 500, 1000, 2000 and 4240 GtC); the adopted stabilisation scenarios were the S350, S450, S550, S650 and S750 from the IPCC [3]. While the evolutions of atmospheric pCO2 and pH have got a great deal of attention so far (e.g., [4, 5]), only a few studies have considered the saturation horizons [5, 6], and, to our best knowledge, this is the first study also focusing on compensation depth variations. Simulation experiments were started with a 50,000 year spin-up to 1750 A.D. (at steady state). This state was characterised by an atmospheric pCO2 of 277 ppm, a CSH depth of 3350 m and a CCD of 4300 m (in the Indo-Pacific, which can be considered the most representative reservoir for the global ocean). In all experiments, we found that CCD variations were considerably greater than CSH variations. The 500 GtC emission scenario yielded CSH and CCD maximum shoalings of 450 and 800 m, respectively, in the year 3400 A.D. about; with the 4240 GtC emission scenario, both CSH and CCD became shallower than 500 m in 2650 A.D. With the highly optimistic S350 stabilisation scenario, CSH and CCD become even shallower than with the 500 GtC emission scenario (650 m and 1000 m shoaling, respectively), although in the year 5000 A.D. only. For the close-to-CO2-doubling scenario S550, CSH and CCD shoaled by about 1950 and 2450 m (to depths of 1400 and 1900 m, respectively). As a result, most of the sea-floor environment bathed in water that was highly corrosive to carbonate material. In the S650 and S750 scenarios experiments, the CCD becomes shallower than 500 m, leaving little space for benthic carbonate producers to survive. [1] Munhoven (2007) Deep-Sea Res. II 54, 722-746. [2] Bacastow and Dewey (1996) Energy Convers. Mgmt. 37, 1079-1086. [3] IPCC (1994) Climate Change 1994, Cambridge University Press. [4] Caldeira and Wickett (2003) Nature 425, 325-325. [5] Orr et al. (2005) Nature 437, 681-686. [6] Cao and Caldeira (2008) Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L19609. [less ▲]

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See detailFuture climate and surface mass balance of Svalbard glaciers in an RCP8.5 climate scenario: a study with the regional climate model MAR forced by MIROC5
Lang, Charlotte ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg; Erpicum, Michel ULg

in Cryosphere (The) (2015), 9

We simulated the 21st century Svalbard SMB with the regional model MAR (RCP8.5 scenario). Melt is projected to increase gently up to 2050 and then dramatically increase, with a larger increase in the ... [more ▼]

We simulated the 21st century Svalbard SMB with the regional model MAR (RCP8.5 scenario). Melt is projected to increase gently up to 2050 and then dramatically increase, with a larger increase in the south of the archipelago. This difference is due to larger ice albedo decrease in the south causing larger increase of absorbed solar radiation. The ablation area is projected to disappear over the entire Svalbard by 2085. The SMB decrease compared to present is projected to contribute 7mm to SLR. [less ▲]

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See detailThe future European standard to determine odour in ambient air by using field inspection
Guillot, Jean-Michel; Bilsen, Ilse; Both, Ralph et al

in Proceedings of the 4th IWA specialized conference on odours and VOCs, Vitoria, Brazil, 17-21 October, 2011. (2011, October)

This paper presents the methodologies to determine odour in ambient air by field inspection that will be a new European standard. The objective is to characterize the odour in a defined area. Without ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the methodologies to determine odour in ambient air by field inspection that will be a new European standard. The objective is to characterize the odour in a defined area. Without making a link with potential annoyance due to the presence of odours, the described methods propose the way to characterize an exposed environment. Two approaches are defined in the new standard: the grid method and the plume method. The grid method can be used determine the exposure to ambient odours in a defined area of study, using direct observation of recognizable odours in the field by human panel members. This method must be applied over a sufficiently long period of time (6 or 12 months) to be representative for the meteorological conditions of that location. The result is the distribution of the frequency of exposure to odours within the assessment area. The plume method can be used to determine the extent of detectable and recognizable odours from a specific source using direct observation in the field by human panel members under specific meteorological conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailThe future in the present: "entangled temporalities" and religious life in the Kimbanguist church
Melice, Anne ULg; Sarró, Ramon

Conference (2011, December 09)

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See detailFuture ocean biogeochemical cycles sensitivity and robustness with an Earth system model
Mouchet, Anne ULg; Driesschaert, E.; Fichefet, T.

Poster (2007, April)

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See detailFuture ocean carbon cycle: a study of feedbacks with the LOVECLIM model
Mouchet, Anne ULg; Driesschaert, E.; Brovkin, V. et al

Poster (2006, February)

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See detailThe Future of Ageing - Stakeholder Involvement on the Future of Care
Barland, Marianne; Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg

in Klüver, Lars; Øjvind Nielsen, Rasmus; Jørgensen, Marie Louise (Eds.) Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities (2016)

Barland et al. describe an example project showcasing the strengths of technology assessment methodology in structuring stakeholder dialogues in a cross-European context. The authors provide an in-depth ... [more ▼]

Barland et al. describe an example project showcasing the strengths of technology assessment methodology in structuring stakeholder dialogues in a cross-European context. The authors provide an in-depth account of the method design choices made and their underlying rationale. Beyond the buzzword, well-structured and transparent stakeholder dialogue can help to balance difficult issues of policy priority – in this case by balancing the contributions of technological innovation against social reorganization as a means of securing sustainable future health-care service for senior citizens. The article shows the added value of multi-site dialogues based in national debates but linked to the European policy development process [less ▲]

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See detailFuture of Aging in Wallonia, Belgium: Lessons Learnt from a Cross-European Stakeholder Involvement Project
Delvenne, Pierre ULg; Parotte, Céline ULg; Rosskamp, Benedikt ULg et al

Conference (2014, September 18)

In this paper we build on the achievements of a cross-European stakeholder involvement experience which aimed at providing both the national and the EU level with input for meeting the societal and ... [more ▼]

In this paper we build on the achievements of a cross-European stakeholder involvement experience which aimed at providing both the national and the EU level with input for meeting the societal and technological challenges and opportunities of an aging population by 2025. Six European countries/regions were engaged in three scenarios dealing differently with two main concerns: (1) Is it the public or private health care providers who are providing future elderly care? (2) How do the senior citizens and other groups in the society organise themselves in order to meet the needs for care? In our presentation, specific attention will be given to the data collected in Wallonia, Belgium, although data collected in other countries will be produced when relevant. Our methodology is threefold, combining input from a wide range of experts who made a technology overview describing available care technology and home-based telemedicine; an overview of policy measures related to telecare and home-based telemedicine; and a scenario workshop that engaged stakeholders (from the care and health sectors, the industry and public authorities) and allowed us to elaborate visions on the use of telecare in the ageing society along classical cornerstones of welfare systems. Such visions will be analyzed taking into account the current transformations of the Belgian federal State and the implications for the survival Belgian healthcare system will be drawn. Lastly, we will discuss important differences and similarities between European nation-states and offer concluding observation with regard to the relevance of methodological nationalism to address global challenges such as aging societies. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Future of Belgian Federalism through the Eyes of the Citizens
Reuchamps, Min ULg

Conference (2009, September 12)

The Future of Belgian Federalism is definitely a hot topic in Belgian politics but also in citizens’ daily life. Indeed, citizens do talk about it and wonder – and sometimes try to predict – how the ... [more ▼]

The Future of Belgian Federalism is definitely a hot topic in Belgian politics but also in citizens’ daily life. Indeed, citizens do talk about it and wonder – and sometimes try to predict – how the future of Belgium will be. Yet, we only know their attitudes on this important topic through surveys either undertaken by the media or by social scientists. Thus far, no endeavour has been done to study thoroughly and qualitatively citizens’ preferences for the future of their country. In this paper, I propose to offer a first attempt of such an analysis relying on data collected in two small citizens’ panels about the future of Belgian federalism. These two deliberative events were held in Liege (French-speaking Belgium) in September 2007 and in Antwerp (Dutch-speaking Belgium) in October 2008 and gathered respectively 64 and 23 citizens from a variety of backgrounds. During one day, the participants talked about the future of Belgian federalism with fellow citizens in focus groups as well as with politicians and experts; in addition, they answered a pre- and a post-questionnaire. Following Max Weber’s advice to construct ideal type as a way to apprehend the reality and to foster comparisons, types of citizens are constructed on the basis of the data collected in Liège and in Antwerp. While four types of French-speaking are drawn from the former – the unitarist, the unionist, the federalist, and the regionalist –, five emerge from the latter – the unitarist, the unionist, the federalist, the regionalist, and the separatist/independentist. These different types are defined in terms of the citizens’ perceptions and preferences as well as the congruence that followed the learning and deliberative process that occurred throughout the panel. Above all, the types can be compared within the panel and between the panels. In this fashion the future of Belgian federalism can be explored through the eyes of the citizens. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Future of Belgium
Reuchamps, Min ULg

Conference (2011, April 14)

Issues for discussion: 1) Two peoples claiming the same real estate? A Brussels which is 90% Francophone and cradle of the Flemish cultural heritage. The ‘droit du sol’ vs ‘droit des gens’. 2) A conflict ... [more ▼]

Issues for discussion: 1) Two peoples claiming the same real estate? A Brussels which is 90% Francophone and cradle of the Flemish cultural heritage. The ‘droit du sol’ vs ‘droit des gens’. 2) A conflict between linguistic communities? or a cultural divide between Neo-liberal Anglo-Saxon culture in the North and Continental dirigisme in the South? 3) Has Romantic nationalism of the Flemish separatist movement truly been supplanted by ‘Nationalists with Calculators’? 4) The position of the monarchy and the traditional elites in the growing social and political crisis. 5) The EU as unwitting facilitator of the Continent’s cascading self-determinations: the alignment of Bart de Wever’s most populous party in Flanders with an EU identity [less ▲]

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See detailThe Future of Identity
Burkitt, Katharine ULg

Book published by University of Sallford (2005)

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See detailThe future of microbiology
MELIN, Pierrette ULg

Scientific conference (2011, October 15)

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See detailThe future of obesity: new drugs versus lifestyle interventions.
Scheen, André ULg

in Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs (2008), 17(3), 263-7

BACKGROUND: Obesity causes serious medical complications and impairs quality of life. However, its management remains challenging. OBJECTIVE: To assist health professionals who counsel patients who are ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Obesity causes serious medical complications and impairs quality of life. However, its management remains challenging. OBJECTIVE: To assist health professionals who counsel patients who are overweight or obese by discussing the possible add-on value of new drugs over lifestyle interventions. METHODS: A critical analysis is made of the available evidence of the long-term efficacy of diet and exercise and/or anti-obesity agents such as orlistat, sibutramine and rimonabant. RESULTS/CONCLUSION: Lifestyle interventions remain the cornerstone of the treatment of obesity, but adherence is poor and long-term success is modest. Pharmacological agents may be useful adjuncts for improving weight loss and maintenance, and health outcomes, and should be continued in good responders. Drug therapy and lifestyle intervention are not opponent strategies, but should probably be combined to tackle obesity. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Future of Public Enterprises: Contributions to a new Discourse
Fecher-Bourgeois, Fabienne ULg; Florio, Massimo

in Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics = Annales de l'Economie Publique, Sociale et Coopérative (2011), 82(4), 361-516

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See detailThe Future of Public Enterprises: Contributions to a new Discourse
Fecher-Bourgeois, Fabienne ULg; Florio, Massimo

in Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics = Annales de l'Economie Publique, Sociale et Coopérative (2011), 82(4), 361-373

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See detailThe Future of Space-Based Interferometry
Carpenter, K. G.; Allen, R.; Benson, J. et al

in “Future Directions for Interferometry” (2006)

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See detailThe Future of the Court of Justice in EU Competition Law - New Role and Responsibilities
Petit, Nicolas ULg

in , in Court of Justice of the EU (Ed.), The Court of Justice and the Construction of Europe: Analyses and Perspectives on Sixty Years of Case-law (2013)

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