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Organizations

I've created a pathetically boring 'overview page' on

Organizations

which is one of our 'categories'. Right now it's just a long alphabetical list of links to pages on specific organizations.

While this alphabetical list is a good thing, it would also be great to have short sections, labelled by subjects, that list and even briefly discuss the organizations involved in these various subjects. Again, this should be studded with links. Curtis?

There are few organizations whose page name is an acronym. This practice is 'deprecated', meaning it makes me go like this:

So, we should rename those pages.

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Yeah, we really one or two sentences by all the links so we don't have to click on anything that isn't relevant to our research. I'll work on filling these in.

On the Acronym's we could turn:

ENEA -> Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

It's long and ugly but that's the name they came up with.

I say rename them and add the acronyms to the end. Just like the eight or nine that are there already, WHO, NASA, IPCC, etc.

Comment Source:Yeah, we really one or two sentences by all the links so we don't have to click on anything that isn't relevant to our research. I'll work on filling these in. On the Acronym's we could turn: ENEA -> Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development It's long and ugly but that's the name they came up with. I say rename them and add the acronyms to the end. Just like the eight or nine that are there already, WHO, NASA, IPCC, etc.
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edited January 2011

Well, actually "Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development" is not the name they came up with; they came up with something in Italian that means something like National Agency for blah-di-blah, which they abbreviate as ENEA. I think that's why I decided to use the acronym in this case - I couldn't figure out whether to translate it or not!

But the rest I can easily just rename.

Comment Source:Well, actually "Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development" is _not_ the name they came up with; they came up with something in Italian that means something like National Agency for blah-di-blah, which they abbreviate as ENEA. I think that's why I decided to use the acronym in this case - I couldn't figure out whether to translate it or not! But the rest I can easily just rename.
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edited January 2011

Hmm, it looks like that is their name, at least on their webpage in English. So that's what we'll call them: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. But links to ENEA will also work.

Okay, I've renamed all those organization pages.

(DESERTEC is not an acronym, it's just an organization that considers itself so important that it writes its name in all capitals.)

Comment Source:Hmm, it looks like that _is_ their name, at least on their webpage in English. So that's what we'll call them: Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. But links to [[ENEA]] will also work. Okay, I've renamed all those organization pages. (DESERTEC is not an acronym, it's just an organization that considers itself so important that it writes its name in all capitals.)
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edited January 2011

The Italian name is already on Wikipedia:

Ente per le Nuove tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA) (National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment)

If you click the Italian version the history of the name becomes really amusing:

1.1 Le origini: il CNRN (1952-1959)

1.2 Dal CNRN al CNEN

1.3 Dal CNEN all'ENEA (Energia Nucleare ed Energie Alternative)

1.4 Dall'ENEA all'ENEA (Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l’Ambiente)

They had to get rid of the Nuclear Energy in the title without changing it too much instead, like if they they would have chosen an abbreviation of:

L'Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (o ENEA)

Btw, there's a typo "ENDA" on our wiki, which I'll fix.

Comment Source:The Italian name is already on Wikipedia: > Ente per le Nuove tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente (ENEA) (National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment) If you click the Italian version the history of the name becomes really amusing: > 1.1 Le origini: il CNRN (1952-1959) > 1.2 Dal CNRN al CNEN > 1.3 Dal CNEN all'ENEA (Energia Nucleare ed Energie Alternative) > 1.4 Dall'ENEA all'ENEA (Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l’Ambiente) They had to get rid of the Nuclear Energy in the title without changing it too much instead, like if they they would have chosen an abbreviation of: > L'Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (o ENEA) Btw, there's a typo "ENDA" on our wiki, which I'll fix.
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Comment Source:Hey, it's already fixed!
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I see - there are two versions of that page now. See the subsequent forum discussion about ENEA.

Comment Source:I see - there are two versions of that page now. See the subsequent forum discussion about ENEA.
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Btw, I didn't create the two versions while trying to fix the typo. I just noticed there are two versions because I was intending to fix the typo.

Comment Source:Btw, I didn't create the two versions while trying to fix the typo. I just noticed there are two versions because I was intending to fix the typo.
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edited January 2011

I was working on these page while you were looking at them. I think everything is okay now.

Comment Source:I was working on these page while you were looking at them. I think everything is okay now.
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I added a few Blogs, Collectives, Think Tanks concerned with climate change, green economy, novel energy solutions without any evaluation of their respectability. May be one should put this on a seperate page. One could also include the blogs on the Azimuth blog page and more rather "not thouroughly scanned but probably related and eventual influential ressources" (influential in any direction)

Comment Source:I added a few Blogs, Collectives, Think Tanks concerned with climate change, green economy, novel energy solutions without any evaluation of their respectability. May be one should put this on a seperate page. One could also include the blogs on the Azimuth blog page and more rather "not thouroughly scanned but probably related and eventual influential ressources" (influential in any direction)
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I added summaries of some of the organizations.

Comment Source:I added summaries of some of the organizations.
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edited November 2012

without any evaluation of their respectability

there was a similar problem and discussion (cant find it) with visualizations. Tim van Beek and me finally recommended some programms, which we knew and found good with our name.

If Azimuth is sure a blog or an organization is recommendable then it could be useful to highlight this.

Comment Source:>without any evaluation of their respectability there was a similar problem and discussion (cant find it) with [[visualization]]s. Tim van Beek and me finally **recommended** some programms, which we knew and found good with our name. If Azimuth is sure a blog or an organization is recommendable then it could be useful to highlight this.
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Comment Source:Added more summaries.
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