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Anthropocene ethical and geoethical issues

21-07-2016

Engineering anthropogenic global change is loaded with implicit Anthropocene ethical and geoethical issues to an unprecedented level because of: demographic pressure and the raise of public opinion, thanks to the emergence of the blogosphere. Part of perceived complexity stems out of bad analytical habits Because of: non-linear dynamics and perceived or real complex feedbacks and apparent chaotic dynamics many claim our anthropocenic systems are difficult to forecast and non-intended and counter-intuitive system behavior is likely. In our experience, however, it…

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Anthropocene Geohazards Multi-dimensional Consequences Analysis

14-07-2016

Anthropocene Geohazards Multi-dimensional Consequences Analysis are paramount for meaningful risk management models. In too many cases risk studies take into account losses in a limited way, either by ill-will or by misunderstanding of the real implications of an accident or event. Anthropocene Geohazards Multi-dimensional Consequences Analysis The need for a unified, emergency/accident scale is vital to facilitate clear communication and mutual understanding of the nature of the emergency, by the public, government agencies, and responding organizations. It has been stated…

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geohazards probabilities frequencies and insurance denial

7-07-2016

Geohazards probabilities frequencies and insurance denial In the anthropocene insurers are facing “new” challenges when insuring against Geohazards, especially those caused by Human activity. Indeed geohazards probabilities, frequencies and insurance denial are all bundled up. Insurer have realized that, because of the dynamic evolution, the usual actuarial point of viewfaces significant challenges and can be misleading. The indiscriminate use of Force Majeure and Insurance denial to protect themselves is actually detrimental to their business and their clients. What an Epiphany!…

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Samarco Fundão Dam Failure mode and effects analysis FMEA

29-06-2016

Brazilian newspaper had access to police transcripts Samarco Fundão Dam Failure mode and effects analysis FMEA became the center of a recent article in the Brazilian media which described an exchange of messages by Samarco’s internal communication system, reportedly between the company president at the time of the breakup of the Fundão Dam, Ricardo Vescovi, and various directors. In the exchange the use of FMEA was discussed. The newspaper Estado de São Paulo had reportedly access to the transcript, made with…

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Business Intelligence platform helping Tailings Stewardship

23-06-2016

Business Intelligence platform helping Tailings Stewardship Tailings systems (for a single operations or for the entire portfolio of a mining company, within the frame of a Tailings Stewardship Program) are complex systems where a Business Intelligence platform can be used to integrate all data related to climatology, water balance, contaminants, phreatic levels, topographical movements, construction, etc. Indeed a Business Intelligence platform helping Tailings Stewardship to decision making in regards to monitoring and implementation of mitigation constitutes an invaluable help to remain…

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Business tales, awe and success

16-06-2016

We just rolled out our new course for businesses, entrepreneurs, startups entitled Business tales, awe and success. Participants came from various business areas including mechanical engineering, green energy, automotive, wellness and health, engineering. Learn to write/rewrite your business story to plan for success. Embrace changes that will inspire awe and confirm your unique leadership. The two days event is an interactive and guided journey between literary analysis techniques and the grappling and more advanced business decision making support methodologies. The Russian…

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The Long Shadow of Human generated Geohazards Risks and Crises

9-06-2016

We have been invited to write a Chapter in a book which will be entitled “Geohazards Caused by Human Activity”. The title of the chapter will be “The Long Shadow of Human generated Geohazards Risks and Crises”. We are eager to get this text up and running and wish to get our readers’ opinion on the concepts we are using as a backbone of the Chapter. Please let us know your thoughts! The Long Shadow of Human generated Geohazards Risks and…

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