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Róbert Pazúr, Ján OŤaheľ and Martin Maretta

pokrývky v odlišných prírodných podmienkach. Geografie, 117(4): 371–394. PAZÚR, R., LIESKOVSKÝ, J., FERANEC, J., OŤAHEĽ, J. (2014): Spatial determinants of abandonment of large-scale arable lands and managed grasslands in Slovakia during the periods of post-socialist transition and European Union accession. Applied Geography, 54: 118–128. PAZÚR, R. (in review): Capturing the effective cell size in vector-to-raster conversion: methodological framework and its application on CORINE land cover dataset. Transactions in GIS. PIJANOWSKI, B., PITHADIA, S

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Sylwia Myszograj, Ewelina Płuciennik-Koropczuk and Anita Jakubaszek

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The paper presents the results of studies concerning the designation of COD fraction in raw wastewater. The research was conducted in four municipal mechanical-biological sewage treatment plants and one industrial sewage treatment plant. The following fractions of COD were determined: non-biodegradable (inert) soluble SI, biodegradable soluble fraction SS, particulate slowly degradable XS and particulate non-biodegradable XI. The methodology for determining the COD fraction was based on the ATV-A131 guidelines and Łomotowski-Szpindor methodology. The real concentration of fractions in raw wastewater and the percentage of each fraction in total COD are different from data reported in the literature.

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Marios D. Miltiadou

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Transport demand forecast is a crucial parameter for transport planning. It defines the infrastructure dimensioning for a required level of service in a planning period, but moreover, it is determinative in the socioeconomic and financial feasibility study of transport projects. This paper presents the methodology and the results of the traffic flows forecasting exercise for the Pan-European Corridor X, which was elaborated to serve as a sound basis for documentation of the transport investments priorities, and the assessment of the results of the forecasted demand through comparisons with actual demand.

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Roberts Buks, Jelena Malahova, Valentina Urbane, Vladimirs Jemeļjanovs and Inese Vilcane

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The current article describes topics ranging from the respiratory physiology and the structure of compressed air breathing apparatus to the performance of practical training exercises in an unbreathable environment (hereinafter referred to as UE).

The State Fire and Rescue Service (hereinafter referred to as SFRS) also carries out regular training studies in the UE, but these studies lack the methodology.

The research results could be used as a basis for the implementation of theoretical and practical training methods/exercises when training the SFRS officers.

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Jerzy Bański, Marek Degórski, Tomasz Komornicki and Przemysław Śleszyński

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This main aim of this study is the examination and discussion of a conceptual and theoretical model for Poland’s areas of strategic intervention. Following a review of the current strategic documents at national and regional levels, it is possible to propose two basic categories of areas of strategic intervention: 1) growth areas (territories with natural or socioeconomic properties particularly favourable for development); and 2)problem areas (territories with unfavourable features and socioeconomic and/or natural processes). Among the problem areas it is possible to distinguish three main types: the social, the economic and the natural, albeit with the possibility of applying an even more detailed typology that allows for combinations of these types. Scientific findings can be combined with the results of empirical research to encourage the proposal of a new method of delimiting areas of strategic intervention. The identification of growth areas is primarily based on expert knowledge, which is clearly qualitative. In turn, the processes by which problem areas are delimited is quantitative in nature, reflecting analyses of selected diagnostic indicators that take social, economic and natural issues into account. The results which were obtained relate to the concept of endogenous development, as well as the assumptions under pinning policies of territorial cohesion.

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Libor Ižvolt, Peter Dobeš and Juraj Pieš

References [1] TNŽ 73 6312, Design of structural layers of track substructure. GR ŽSR, Slovakia, 2005 (in Slovak). [2] IŽVOLT, L.: Railway substructure – stress, diagnostics, design, and implementation of body construction layers of railway subgrade. Scientific monograph, University of Žilina, 2008, 324 p. (in Slovak). [3] IŽVOLT, L. - DOBEŠ, P. - PIEŠ, J.: Contribution to the modification of input data of sub-grade structure dimensioning for non-traffic load according to the ŽSR methodology. 16 th International Conference on Railway

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Jana Vlčková, Nikola Kaspříková and Markéta Vlčková

&D and productivity. Cambridge, National Bureau of Economic Research Books. GRUPP, H. (1998). Foundations of the Economics of Innovation. Books. Edward Elgar Publishing. HALL, B. H., JAFFE, A. B., TRAJTENBERG, M. (2001): The NBER patent citation data file: Lessons, insights and methodological tools (No. 8498). Cambridge, National Bureau of Economic Research. HIDALGO, C. A., KLINGER, B., BARABÁSI, A. L., HAUSMANN, R. (2007): The product space conditions the development of nations. Science, 317(5837): 482–487. IAMMARINO, S., MCCANN, P. (2006): The

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Elena De Uña-Álvarez, Miguel Ángel Álvarez-Vázquez and María del Carmen Cuquejo-Bello

Geological Heritage. Geoheritage, 1(1): 1–10. PEREIRA, P. (2006): Património geomorfológico: conceptualizaçao, avaliaçao e divulgaçao. Aplicaçăo ao Parque Natural de Montesinho. PhD Thesis, Universidade do Minho (Portugal). PEREIRA, P., PEREIRA, D. (2010): Methodological guidelines for geomorphosite assessment. Géomorphologie: relief, processus, environnement, 2: 215–222. PEREIRA, D. I., PEREIRA, P., BRILHA, J., CUNHA, P. P. (2015): The Iberian Massif Landscape and Fluvial Network in Portugal. Proceedings of the Geologist’ Association, 126: 252

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Martin Šveda and Michala Madajová

-3501 KENYON, S. (2006): The ‘accessibility diary’: discussing a new methodological approach to understand the impact of internet use upon personal travel and activity participation. Journal of Transport Geography, 14(2): 123–134. KLAPKA, P., ROUBALÍKOVÁ, H. (2010): Places and students in urban environment: a time-geographical perspective. Geografický časopis, 62: 33–47. KRYGSMAN, S., NEL, J. H. (2009): The use of global positioning devices in travel surveys – a developing country application, South Africa, Pretoria 6–9.7.2009. [online]. [cit. 15

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Pedro Porfírio Coutinho Guimarães

): Conducting research into human geography, theory, methodology practice. Essex, Prentice Hall. Lewis, D. (2014): Overview: Shopping Centre Management in Europe. International Council for Shopping Centres [online]. [cit. 05.02.2018]. Available at: https://www.icsc.org/uploads/event_presentations/OverviewShoppingCentreManagementInEurope_DamianLewis.pdf Lowe, M. (2005): Revitalizing inner city retail? The impact of the West Quay development on Southampton. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 33(9): 658