Human-centred design as the way forward for organisation design and enterprise engineering

The roots of EE research can be found in the work of The Society of Enterprise Engineering, starting from a definition of enterprises as “systems of processes that can be engineered both individually and holistically” (Liles et al., 1995). In Europe, the DEMO (Dynamic Essential Modelling of Organizations) methodology has been presented as being part of the foundations of the […]

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Conveyor belts of the Atlantic Ocean: Moving particles, organisms and litter around the globe

Ocean currents have been responsible for driving the spread of discarded plastic.

Ocean currents are a conveyor belt spanning the entire globe; they are transporting minerals, nutrients, organisms and other particles across vast distances. However, the full extent of the roles played by these flows is still poorly understood. Dr Rui Caldeira, Director of the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira in Portugal, and his collaborators Dr Iria Sala, Cláudio Cardoso and Maria João […]

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New ways to assess stress in fish are urgently needed in aquaculture

New ways to assess stress in fish are urgently needed in aquaculture

With an increasing demand in fish products, aquaculture is fast becoming a main priority towards achieving sustainable fish production. In this context, an accurate and consistent way to evaluate fish stress levels is essential to ensure high standards of welfare. Dr Pedro Miguel Rodrigues and Msc Cláudia Raposo de Magalhães, based at the University of Algarve, CCMAR, Portugal, believe current […]

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Using drones to map marine litter on Portugal’s coastline

Using drones to map marine litter on Portugal’s coastline

Portugal’s famous coastline consists of hundreds of miles of sandy beaches. It’s no surprise that urbanisation in the region – a result of tourism and fishing activities – has led to the accumulation of marine litter in these areas. But while local organisations focus their efforts on beach cleaning to keep tourist spots looking pristine, nearby sand dunes accumulate plastics, […]

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Pain care: The role of social class on nurses’ patient management

A patient's social class can affect

Research on social disparities in pain care has so far mainly been focused on issues such as racism and sexism in the way healthcare professionals assess and manage patients’ pain. Professor Sónia Bernardes of Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal, is interested in how social class impacts nurses’ care and attitudes toward their patients. The research she and her associates conduct […]

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