By E. Tiezzi, J. C. Marques, C. A. Brebbia, S. E. Jorgensen
This booklet includes papers provided on the 6th foreign Conferenceon Ecosystems and Sustainable improvement, held in Coimbra, Portugal, September 5-7, 2007. The ebook offers learn relating to diverse features of ecosystems and sustainable improvement, together with actual sciences and modelling. a large checklist of subject matters comprises: Thermodynamics and ecology;Sustainability symptoms; Mathematical and method modelling; Biodiversity;Sustainability improvement stories; Conservation and administration ofecological parts; Socio-Economic elements; power Conservation and iteration; Environmental conservation and new release; Environmental and Ecological rules; Environmental management;Environmental chance; common assets administration; restoration of broken parts; organic points; Complexity; distant Sensing; Landscapes and Forestation concerns; Soil and agricultural concerns; Water assets; Sustainable Waste administration; pollution and its results on Ecosystems.
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5. The dialogue between external and internal models and optimisation methods is realised by a universal parameter interface. The following optimisation methods are included: CENUM – component wise enumeration, DISOPT – a quasi-gradient method, EVOL – an evolutionary optimisation strategy, SIMCARLO – optimisation by Monte Carlo method, SIMGEN – optimisation by a genetic algorithm. Other optimisation procedures can be added. Before starting an optimisation run each simulation problem is automatically transformed into the standard problem of optimisation.
In particular, during the beach nourishment the following was observed: - the need of an anchorage zone for the dredge during the hooking phase of marine pipes for the dumping of relict sands; - some anchorage zones were located upon P. oceanica meadow; - the use of dredge engines, necessary to stand the position during the dumping operations, also due to the low depth of bottom, created a significant dispersion of fine sediments in the water column near P. oceanica beds, fig. 2. All these observations, together with the knowledge of the real technical procedures used for the dumping, allowed prompt interventions fixing some additional technical instructions in order to protect the P.
Com, ISSN 1743-3541 (on-line) 18 Ecosystems and Sustainable Development VI 4 The optimisation tool ISSOP A software tool ISSOP was developed in  to support manufacturing, organisational and logistic processes. It includes an optimisation interface of MATLAB models. The ISSOP architecture of discrete optimisation methods used is shown in fig. 5. The dialogue between external and internal models and optimisation methods is realised by a universal parameter interface. The following optimisation methods are included: CENUM – component wise enumeration, DISOPT – a quasi-gradient method, EVOL – an evolutionary optimisation strategy, SIMCARLO – optimisation by Monte Carlo method, SIMGEN – optimisation by a genetic algorithm.