The CERC consultancy team provided detailed technical support and expert advice to Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Environment (ELLE) in preparing an Air Quality Plan for Riga City Council. ELLE compiled a comprehensive emissions inventory using EMIT and carried out air quality modelling using ADMS-Urban.
ELLE determined a basis for the development of possible future scenarios through consultation with project stakeholders. They developed a future scenario, taking into account: planned infrastructure developments; relocation of the seaport; estimated changes in car fleet composition; and upgrade of the bus station.
ELLE used source apportionment to identify the highest contributing sources. As a result, it was decided that potential future measures should be applied to two sectors: local transport (the introduction of congestion charges); and domestic heating (upgrading domestic boilers).
ELLE updated the emissions inventory to include these measures and revised the modelling to quantify the reduction in pollution levels. They completed the Air Quality Plan by carrying out cost benefit analysis and public consultation.
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Following this year’s ADMS User Group Meetings, which took place in London last week, electronic copies of the presentations are now available to download from the CERC website User Area. Model users with a valid support contract, including all annual licence holders, are entitled to register for password-protected access to the User Area. To register, or to be reminded of your password, click here.
The CERC consultancy team compiled annual monitoring data statistics for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) diffusion tube and continuous monitoring as part of the London Borough of Hackney's yearly report to the Greater London Authority.
The work involved the preparation of tables and graphs presenting monitoring results in line with the Annual Status Report (part of London Local Air Quality Management). CERC presented and interpreted year-on-year trends highlighted by the data and carried out QA and QC, including compilation of Air-PT scores, bias adjustment of diffusion tube results and annualisation of results with low data capture.
The draft agendas for this year's ADMS User Group Meetings are now available. The meetings are being held at The Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel in London on the 9th and 10th November. Places are limited, so please register before 31st October. Software users with valid support are entitled to one free place at the relevant User Group Meeting for a single user licence, two free places for a 2-5 user licence and two free places for research and teaching licences. For all other attendees the fee is £175 per person per event (excluding VAT).