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Mar 21st 2017

El panorama energético mundial, dominado por una demanda creciente de energía a escala global que se sustenta en el consumo masivo de energías fósiles, conlleva importantes retos a los que debe hacer frente nuestra sociedad. Planificar nuestro futuro energético es trascendental para lograr el avance de la humanidad. Sin embargo, no cabe cualquier solución, pues la necesidad de proveer de energía suficiente a una población mundial en constante e imparable crecimiento, debe compaginarse con una adecuada preservación del medio ambiente para seguir aspirando a un futuro sostenible de nuestra sociedad.

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Is the earth flat? Will this year be the hottest year ever? How fast is the rain forest disappearing? … Learn about the crucial tools for measuring and monitoring our planet. In this course, we will take you on a virtual journey covering different Earth observation tools. In the course modules, we cover the most crucial measurement tools for solid Earth, the atmosphere, and the biosphere.

Average: 9 (3 votes)
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Learn how to apply systems thinking to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems. Understanding and working with the complexity of sustainable food production systems requires training in different disciplines and an approach that can address this complexity at the system level.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Feb 27th 2017

This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. The course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history.

Average: 5.5 (6 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

As a society and individually, we use energy every moment of our lives to improve our quality of life. Energy 101 will develop the big picture and connect the details of our energy use, technology, infrastructure, impact, and future.

Average: 6 (5 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

Learn about diverse and integrated markets for primary energy, and the essential considerations driving business leaders and policy makers in development of global energy resources.

Average: 2 (1 vote)
Feb 27th 2017

How tall is a modern wind turbine and how can it possibly generate power from the wind? This course gives an overview of key aspects in wind energy engineering. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in wind energy engineering, 'Wind Energy' is an excellent starting point.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Feb 27th 2017

A multidimensional and systemic thinking about the world energy challenge. A continuous flow of energy crosses our whole life. The food we eat, the car we drive, lights that illuminate our cities or the radio that plays our favorite songs, are all manifestations of energy. Our biological life can be explained in terms of energy and even our emotions and feelings to a certain extent.

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Feb 21st 2017

Un MOOC, desarrollado en colaboración con la Universidad de los Andes de Colombia (UNIANDES), donde diferentes visiones y profesiones se unen para construir alternativas que ayudan a comprender la crisis mundial del agua. Si en el mundo existe tanta agua dulce, 35 millones de km3 para ser exactos… ¿cómo es posible que hoy más de 750 millones de personas no tengan acceso al agua? Al mismo tiempo, el continente Americano cuenta con el 31% de las reservas de agua dulce del mundo. ¿Es posible que los países que conforman América Latina puedan aprovechar esta situación y transformarla en una gran oportunidad?

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Feb 21st 2017

La mondialisation et les nouvelles technologies semblent avoir affaibli les effets de la proximité et de la distance dans l'organisation de l'espace des sociétés. Pourtant les marques profondes laissées par des siècles de restriction des échanges du fait des difficultés et du coût de franchissement de la distance sont encore très apparentes dans l'organisation du monde. Les principales régions économiques, les grandes aires culturelles, des alliances territoriales se sont formées dans ce contexte. Aujourd'hui encore, le potentiel de la proximité continue à structurer les réseaux d'échanges avec leurs inégalités et leurs asymétries.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

This course is designed to introduce students to the issues of energy in the 21st century – including food and fuels – which are inseparably linked – and will discuss energy production and utilization from the biology, engineering, economics, climate science, and social science perspectives.

Average: 4.8 (8 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics (algebra).

Average: 5.5 (11 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

This course provides an overview of the issue of postharvest loss of grains by exploring essential physical, technical, and social dimensions of postharvest supply chains and loss prevention methods globally.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

Nerves, the heart, and the brain are electrical. How do these things work? This course presents fundamental principles, described quantitatively.

Average: 5.7 (3 votes)
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Learn the basic principles and characteristics of physicochemical technology in water and wastewater treatment engineering. This introductory environmental science, environmental engineering and municipal engineering course will explore how physicochemical technology and techniques are applied to water and wastewater treatment. We will explore the basic calculation method, composition of structures and operation characteristics, and the latest advancements in water and wastewater treatment technology.

Average: 3.7 (6 votes)
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Understand China’s view on climate change, its impact and China’s action and plan for the future. | 了解中国对气候变化及其影响的立场、行动与未来计划。

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Feb 20th 2017

Explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again? There are lots of moons in our Solar System. The Earth is the only planet with just a single moon. Some moons are bigger than ours; many are much smaller.

Average: 9 (6 votes)
Feb 20th 2017

Les besoins en matières premières minérales sont croissants et de plus en plus diversifiés ! Alors que la mine s’est longtemps imposée à son territoire, elle doit donc désormais composer avec lui. L’industrie extractive et de première transformation est fortement sollicitée pour y subvenir. Créatrice de richesses mais parfois source de bouleversements, elle a la capacité d’influer fortement sur les trajectoires de développement des territoires. Son impact environnemental et sociétal peut être considérable et ses traces difficiles à effacer même longtemps après la fermeture des installations.

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Learn the basic principles and characteristics of biochemical technology in water and wastewater treatment engineering. Biochemical technology in water and wastewater treatment engineering is essential in the field of water treatment. In this environmental studies course you will learn the basic principles and characteristics of biochemical technology.

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Feb 17th 2017

On entend dire que l’agroécologie est LA réponse aux enjeux contemporains de l’agriculture : nourrir une population croissante tout en préservant les ressources naturelles, alors même que les incertitudes augmentent (climat, biodiversité, énergie, etc). Effet de mode… ou révolution scientifique, technique et politique ? Ce cours permet de découvrir ce qu’est l’agroécologie, quelles en sont les différentes approches, comment elles se traduisent dans des pratiques agricoles. Dans une dynamique de formation participative, appuyé sur la diversité sociale et géographique des acteurs, le MOOC propose de construire une approche de l’agroécologie à l’interface entre sciences agronomiques, écologie et sciences sociales.

Average: 5 (5 votes)

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