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  1. Myriad Mirids: The spectacular radiation of Pseudoloxops (Hemiptera: Miridae) plant bugs in French Polynesia (and the kids that love them!)

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    Balukjian, Bradley James

    2013-01-01

    Thailand, and Japan, places far distant from French Polynesia, and several of these specimens grouped with the French Polynesian radiation

  2. Energy Transition Initiative: Island Energy Snapshot - Federated States of Micronesia; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-06-01

    This profile provides a snapshot of the energy landscape of the Federated States of Micronesia, a sovereign nation and U.S.-associated state in the western Pacific Ocean. The Federated States of Micronesia’s electricity rates for residential customers exceed $0.48 U.S. dollars (USD)/per kilowatt-hour (kWh), nearly four times the average U.S. residential rate of $0.13 USD/kWh.

  3. Invasion of French Polynesia by the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca coagulata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae): A New Threat

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    Hoddle, Mark S.

    , and native plants. It is native to the southeastern United States and northeastern Mexico. Homalodisca. coagulata in French Polynesia are permissive environmental conditions (mild climate and abundant year have a disastrous impact on ornamental, agricultural, and native plants. Surveys are currently under

  4. Mitochondrial DNA variation in the Fijian Archipelago

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    Taylor, Diana A.

    2012-05-31

    The purpose of this thesis is to explore the evolutionary history of Fijians with respect to maternal ancestry. Geographically situated between Melanesia and Polynesia, Fiji has been a place of cultural exchange between Pacific Islanders...

  5. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit/Department of Botany, University of Hawai`i Manoa, 3190 Maile Way, St John 410, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA. Email: dduffy@hawaii.edu

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    Duffy, David Cameron

    ). Cumulatively, Oceania generates less than .01% of world CO2 emissions (Boden et al. 2008). Consequently, the Pacific island states cannot change the trajectory of increasing atmospheric and oceanic CO2. Perhaps the world and Oceania forever. In this paper, Oceania includes the Pacific islands of Micronesia, Melanesia

  6. The Federated States of Micronesia - Renewable Energy Target | Department

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  7. Federated States of Micronesia: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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  8. Landesque capital as an alternative to food storage in Melanesia: irrigated taro terraces in New Georgia, Solomon Islands

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    Bayliss-Smith, Tim; Hviding, Edvard

    2014-11-07

    recorded in the 1970s (Miller 1979; Kirch 2000, 133-4; Yen 1976, 2009). Kirch considered that the residential sites he had found on ridges were associated with “extensive, technologically sophisticated pondfield irrigation in the valley bottoms, a kind... non-Austronesian (Wurm and Hattori 1983). The incentives may not have been sufficient for inland societies to construct or maintain ruta in order to accumulate surplus value. Perhaps the demand from inland for shell valuables or dried fish...

  9. Annotated Checklist of the Aquatic snails of the Mariana Islands, Micronesia

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    Mcilwain, Jenny

    . A plate from Sowerby's (1842) Thesaurus Conchyliorum showing some freshwater nerites native to south

  10. Annotated Checklist of the Land snails of the Mariana Islands, Micronesia

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    Mcilwain, Jenny

    (1992), Taiji Kurozumi (1994) and Scott Figure 1. A plate from Sowerby's (1842) Thesaurus Conchyliorum

  11. Land Use Planning to Promote Marine Conservation of Coral reef Ecosystems in Moorea, French Polynesia

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    Timothy Duane

    2006-01-01

    Waste into Resource Anaerobic biogas tank Anaerobic pondsor tanks can capture biogas resulting from the degradationprocess. Biogas is produced in many countries for cook-

  12. A Framework for Assessing Impacts of Marine Protected Areas in Moorea (French Polynesia)1

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    Osenberg, Craig W.

    .lison@mail .pf ). (AutoPDF V7 22/1/08 14:13) UHP (7Â10") Janson J-1906 Pacific Science, 62:3 PMU: D(C) 07/01/2008 PMU: WSL(A) 18/01/2008 pp. 427­438 1906_62-3_15 (p. 427) #12;Attempts to restore marine systems

  13. Systematic revision of Elaphoglossum (Dryopteridaceae) in French Polynesia, with the description of three new

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    of three new species GERMINAL ROUHAN1 *, DAVID H. LORENCE2 , TIMOTHY J. MOTLEY3 , JUDITH GARRISON HANKS4 groups (sections and subsections) (Moran, Garrison-Hanks & Rouhan, 2007a). The main clades

  14. Tropical Island Invaders: Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans) Behavior and Seabird Predatioin on Moorea, French Polynesia

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    Wilcox, Rebecca C

    2009-01-01

    because it is a model island system (Vitousek 2002) and thePeter. 2002. Oceanic islands as model systems for ecologicalislands where endemism is high and diversity is low. Introduced predatory invasive organisms can damage fragile systems

  15. Tropical Island Invaders: Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans) Behavior and Seabird Predatioin on Moorea, French Polynesia

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    Wilcox, Rebecca C

    2009-01-01

    Corre. 2009. Feral Cats Felis catus Threaten the Endangredto compete. Feral cats (Felis catus) are also prevalent onseabirds, but feral cats (Felis catus) are also known to be

  16. Community Structure, Ciculation and Seawater pH in a Coral Reef Ecosystem (Moorea, French Polynesia)

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    Frei, Olivier

    2008-01-01

    a windward coral reef on Eniwetok Atoll. Ecol Monogr 25:291-on windward reef flat of Eniwetok-Atoll. Limnology andacross the reef flat on Eniwetok Atoll even though live

  17. Environment and Development http://journals.cambridge.org/EDE

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    , Comoros, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French

  18. Symposium Registration

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    Mexico. Micronesia. Moldova. Monaco. Mongolia. Montenegro. Morocco. Mozambique. Myanmar. Namibia. Nauru. Nepal. Netherlands. Netherlands Antilles.

  19. Habitat selection, facilitation, and biotic settlement cues affect distribution and performance of coral recruits in French Polynesia

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    Price, Nichole

    2010-01-01

    by large-scale (e.g. , oceanic currents that aVect Xux ofselection. While oceanic currents, light, and changes in

  20. Myriad Mirids: The spectacular radiation of Pseudoloxops (Hemiptera: Miridae) plant bugs in French Polynesia (and the kids that love them!)

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    Balukjian, Bradley James

    2013-01-01

    examples come from island systems (Schluter, 2000), whoseused in several other islands systems, especially in Hawaii

  1. SEA URCHIN BIOMECHANICS: MORPHOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL ADAPTATIONS TO HEAVY FLOW CONDITIONS IN MO’OREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

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    Weiss, Amelia

    2012-01-01

    Life in the maelstrom: the biomechanics of wave-swept rockySEA URCHIN BIOMECHANICS: MORPHOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORALinvestigates the biomechanics, behavior, and distribution of

  2. The distribution and role of an invasive plant species, Lantana camara, in disturbed roadside habitats in Moorea, French Polynesia

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    Lin, Stephanie

    2007-01-01

    abilities of most biocontrol agents (Thomas & Ellison 2000).control agent for Lantana camara in Australia. Biocontrol

  3. The aftermath of abandonment: Secondary succession in Cocos nucifera plantations on the island of Moorea, French Polynesia

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    Nagayama, Yoko

    2008-01-01

    the  1800s,  and  as  coconut  production  became  less The  meat  of  the  coconut  was  also  harvested  and was  pressed  to  make  coconut  oil.   In  the  1850s  the 

  4. Thermal ecology and habitat selection of two cryptic skinks (Scincidae: Emoia cyanura, E. impar) on Mo'orea, French Polynesia

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    McElroy, Matt T

    2007-01-01

    Substrate Angiopteris Coconut Leaf Litter FIG. 2. Substratealong the coast include Coconut (Cocos nucifer), Indianobserved along the Three Coconut Trail at the Belvedere,

  5. Coloration in relation to ecology in the Asian spiny-backed spider, Thelacantha brevispina (Araneae, Araneidae) on Moorea, French Polynesia

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    Truong, Hua

    2012-01-01

    Development. 10:350-359. Tewari, M. , Kaushal, B. R. 2007.value (EV) of 22 J mg -1 (Tewari and Kaushal 2007): E = # of

  6. THE EFFECT OF HERBIVORY BY THE LONG-SPINED SEA URCHIN, DIADEMA SAVIGNYI, ON ALGAE GROWTH IN THE CORAL REEFS OF MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

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    Hoey, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

    between corals and algae on coral reefs: a review of4: 16-24. Wilder, R.M. Algae-Herbivore Interactions on theURCHIN, DIADEMA SAVIGNYI, ON ALGAE GROWTH IN THE CORAL REEFS

  7. Corridors and plant invasions: A comparative study of the role of roadsides and hiking trails on plant invasions in Moorea, French Polynesia

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    Hochrein, Heather

    2008-01-01

    Habitat  invasions  by  alien  plants:  a  quantitative Context  on  Patterns  of  Alien  Plant  Invasions  along W.   1985.   Impact  of  Alien  Plants  on  Hawai‘i?s 

  8. Mutiny on the Bounty or Bountiful Mutants? Diversity and Composition of Wood-Decaying Macrofungi on Hibiscus Tiliaceus Wood in French Polynesia

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    Wheaton, Felicia

    2006-01-01

    B. G. Jonsson. 1995. Wood-inhabiting fungi and substratumand S. C. Watkinson. 1995. Wood decomposition, higher fungi,combative interaction between wood-decaying basidiomycetes.

  9. THE INFLUENCE OF CURRENT ON THE ADHESIVE POTENTIAL, DENSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEA ANEMONE (HETERACTIS MAGNIFICA) IN MO’OREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

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    Lewis, Caroline A Ms.

    2012-01-01

    INFLUENCE OF CURRENT ON THE ADHESIVE POTENTIAL, DENSITY ANDeffects of current on the adhesive potential were observed,adhesiveness To estimate the adhesive force of the anemones,

  10. COMBATING THE PURPLE BOTANICAL PLAGUE: EVALUATION OF COLLETOTRICHUM GLOEOSPORIOIDES F. SP. MICONIAE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF MICONIA CALVESCENS IN MO’OREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

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    Chen, Irene Y

    2009-01-01

    is represented by Three Coconut Pass (17°32’36.0’’S 149°49’low elevation, (2) Three Coconut Pass – mid elevation, (3)method of sampling at Three Coconut Pass, the mid elevation

  11. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF APOIDEA (ANTHOPHILA) AND THEIR USE OF FLORAL RESOURCES ON THE ISLAND OF MO'OREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

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    Rejas, Daniel

    2008-01-01

    disharmonic nature of island systems of the Pacific, whereas is the case in many island systems (Barrett et al. 1996,

  12. Distribution, habitat preference, competitive interactions and predation of French Polynesian Bryozoa

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    Dibble, Connor D

    2009-01-01

    DISTRIBUTION, HABITAT PREFERENCE, COMPETITIVE INTERACTIONSfronds, I quantified the distribution of bryozoans in aorea, French Polynesia; distribution I NTRODUCTION Fouling

  13. 21A.340J / STS.075J Technology and Culture, Fall 2003

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    Helmreich, Stefan, 1966-

    This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to ...

  14. A portrait of copy-number polymorphism in Drosophila melanogaster

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    Dopman, Erik B.

    segments are the most distinguishing features characterizing divergence in ge- nome architecture between variation) within species drive these exceptional differences in genome architecture (4). Although from the United States (New York), West Africa (Cameroon), East Africa (Kenya), French Polynesia

  15. UBECHE-DE-MER" FISHERY FOR TRUK? Alan J. Beardsley

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    . Sachithananthan of FAO and the South Pacific Islands Fisheries Development Agency visited Truk to demon- strate-month tour of duty in Micronesia at the request of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands gov days to remove moisture from animals. Mangrove wood pro\\lded the heat. Fig. 6 - Com plelely dl) ammals

  16. Energy Transition Initiative: Island Energy Snapshot - Palau; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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    2015-06-01

    This profile provides a snapshot of the energy landscape of Palau, an independent island nation geographically located in the Micronesia region. Palau’s residential electricity rates are approximately $0.28 U.S. dollars (USD) per kilowatt-hour (kWh), more than twice the average U.S. residential rate of $0.13 USD/kWh.

  17. Master of International Public Affairs Degree Program

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    to be considered for admission. Prerequisites u One course in international or comparative politics u One course States of Micronesia u Congressional-Executive Commission on China u National Democratic Institute career, when I was on rotation at the national renewable energy lab. From there I worked in the wind

  18. Landsat image of the lower part of the Rio Grande de Aasco watershed. The watershed has gone

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    , and Guam/Federated States of Micronesia. Established in 1964 by the Water Resources Research Act of research results to water managers, professionals, and the public. The Water Resources Research Act) as presented in the Food Security Act Manual (USDA, 1994). · Highly Erodible Lands (HEL) are those with a EI

  19. I n f o r m a t i o n e n H a u s d r u c k e r e i

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    Ullmann, G. Matthias

    Montag bis 7 - 12 Uhr Donnerstag 13 - 16 Uhr Freitag 7 - 12 Uhr A1 #12;South Atlantic OceanSouth Pacific Ocean North Pacific Ocean North Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Arctic Ocean Arctic OceanArctic Ocean North Pacific Ocean United States of America U.S.A. Canada Mexico Brazil U. S. A. French Polynesia (Fr

  20. Geophysical Journal International Geophys. J. Int. (2013) doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt064

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    Madariaga, Raúl

    2013-01-01

    the Pacific Ocean, and several warning messages were issued from the Pacific Tsunami Warning System based warning centre (CPPT, Reymond et al. 1991). Each tsunami wave train which propagated across the Pacific GJIMarinegeosciencesandappliedgeophysics Modelling the tsunami free oscillations in the Marquesas (French Polynesia) S. Allgeyer,1,2, H. H

  1. Radiological cleanup of Enewetak Atoll

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    1981-01-01

    For 8 years, from 1972 until 1980, the United States planned and carried out the radiological cleanup, rehabilitation, and resettlement of Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. This documentary records, from the perspective of DOD, the background, decisions, actions, and results of this major national and international effort. The documentary is designed: First, to provide a historical document which records with accuracy this major event in the history of Enewetak Atoll, the Marshall Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Micronesia, the Pacific Basin, and the United States. Second, to provide a definitive record of the radiological contamination of the Atoll. Third, to provide a detailed record of the radiological exposure of the cleanup forces themselves. Fourth, to provide a useful guide for subsequent radiological cleanup efforts elsewhere.

  2. Bomb tests attack the food chain

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    Ruff, T. )

    1990-03-01

    Ciguatera poisoning, the most common type of fish poisoning in the world, has become a major public health problem in some parts of the South Pacific. This area has always been the site of periodic outbreaks, especially after severe storms or natural disasters that damage core reefs. But since World War II it has become evident that military activities and major construction projects that wreak havoc on corals also lead to ciguatera outbreaks. Extraordinarily high rates of ciguatera poisoning have occurred on the small Pacific islands that have been used for nuclear tests and on the islands that host the military infrastructures and activities that accompany the tests. This is true for both the Marshall Islands near Bikini and Eniwetok, where U.S. tests took place, and in French Polynesia, in the area around Moruroa Atoll where the French government continues to test. Ciguatera poisoning has a disastrous effect on people who depend on fishing as a way of life and on fish as the major source of protein. 10 refs.

  3. Carbon dioxide, hydrographic, and chemical data obtained in the Central South Pacific Ocean (WOCE sections P17S and P16S) during the tunes-2-expedition of the R/V Thomas Washington, July--August 1991

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    1991-12-31

    This data documentation discusses the procedures and methods used to measure total carbon dioxide (TCO{sub 2}), discrete partial pressure of TCO{sub 2} (pCO{sub 2}), and total alkalinity (TALK), during the Research Vessel (R/V) Thomas Washington TUNES Leg 2 Expedition in the central South Pacific Ocean. Conducted as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), the cruise began in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, on July 16, 1991, and returned to Papeete on August 25, 1991. WOCE Meridional Sections P17S along 135{degrees} W and P16S along 150{degrees} W were completed during the 40-day expedition. A total of 97 hydrographic stations were occupied. Hydrographic and chemical measurements made along WOCE Sections P17S and P16S included pressure, temperature, salinity, and oxygen measured by conductivity, temperature and depth sensor; bottle salinity; oxygen; phosphate; nitrate; nitrite; silicate; CFC-12; CFC- 11; TCO{sub 2}; TALK; and pCO{sub 2} measured at 20{degrees}C. The TCO{sub 2} concentration in 1000 seawater samples was determined with a coulometric analysis system, the pCO{sub 2} in 940 water samples was determined with an equilibrator/gas chromatograph system, while the TALK concentration in 139 samples was determined on shore at the laboratory of C. Goyet of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with an alkalinity titration system. In addition, 156 coulometric measurements for the Certified Reference Material (Batch {number_sign}6) were made and yielded a mean value of 2303.2 {plus_minus} 1.5 {mu}mol/kg. This mean value agrees within a standard deviation of the 2304.6 {plus_minus} 1.6 {mu}mol/kg (N=9) value determined with the manometer of C. D. Keeling at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Replicate samples from 11 Niskin bottles at 4 stations were also collected for later shore-based reference analyses of TCO{sub 2} and TALK by vacuum extraction and manometry in the laboratory of C. D. Keeling of SIO.

  4. Final Scientific/Technical Report: ADVANCED INTEGRATION OF POWER TAKE-OFF IN VIVACE

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    Simiao, Gustavo

    2014-03-21

    Vortex Hydro Energy is commercializing a University of Michigan patented MHK device, the VIVACE converter (Vortex Induced Vibration Aquatic Clean Energy). Unlike water turbines, it does not use propeller blades. Rather, river or ocean currents flow around cylinders causing them to move up and down in Flow Induced Motions (FIM). This kinetic energy of the cylinder is then converted to electricity. Importantly, the VIVACE converter is simpler in design and more cost effective than water turbines. This project accelerated the development of the VIVACE technology. Funding from the DOE enabled VHE to accelerate the development in three ways. One was to increase the efficiency of the hydrodynamics of the system. This aided in maximizing the power output for a wide range of water speeds. The second was to design, build, and test an efficient power take-off (PTO) that converted the most power from the VIVACE cylinders into electricity. This effort was necessary because of the nature of power generated using this technology. Although the PTO uses off-the-shelf components, it is specifically tuned to the specific water flow characteristics. The third way the development was accelerated was by testing the improved Beta 1B prototype over a longer period of time in a river. The greatest benefit from the longer open-water testing-period is a better understand of the power generation characteristics of the system as well as the maintenance lifespan of the device. Renewable energy generation is one of today’s most challenging global dilemmas. The energy crisis requires tapping into every source of energy and developing every technology that can generate energy at a competitive cost within the next 50 years. Development of VIVACE will bolster domestic energy security and mitigate global climate change. There are numerous commercial and military applications for a fully developed system, which could generate clean/renewable energy from small scale (1-5kW) to medium scale (500kW) to large scale (100MW). Applications span from small portable devices, to direct water pumping for irrigation, direct pumping for desalination, off-shore stations, idle ships, coastal naval bases, coastal communities, and utility companies. Large areas with no natural resources such as the Caribbean or the Polynesia, sparsely populated areas like Alaska, long slow flows like the Netherlands channels, areas that need desalinated water, need VIVACE as a reliable and environmentally compatible technology to generate MHK Power.