The 2016 User Group Meetings will be held in London on 9th and 10th November.
These meetings will include the usual mix of presentations by CERC staff and software users and are the ideal opportunity to hear the latest news and advice on new model features. Users with a valid support contract are entitled to one or two delegate places free of charge depending on the type of licence held. Please contact CERC if there is a topic you would like to be covered at one of the meetings or if you would be willing to give a 'user view' presentation. More details will be published later in the year; registration will open online in the Autumn.
Some great features have been added to the airTEXT website:
In November, CERC, along with our partner SIA Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Environment (ELLE), took part in the workshop 'Odour measurement, control, reduction measures and monitoring in the Baltic countries' in Riga, Latvia. The workshop was organised by The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia in cooperation with the Latvian Association for Environmental Management and the State Environmental Service.
Attendees included representatives from governments, regulatory authorities, industry and consultancies. The workshop included a keynote speech by Catheryn Price of CERC on different approaches to odour regulations in Europe and associated assessment methods. CERC's presentation is available to download here.
The latest editions of the world-leading ADMS-Urban, ADMS-Roads & ADMS-Airport are now available.
ADMS-Urban is the comprehensive system for modelling air quality in large urban areas, cities and towns. ADMS-Roads is designed for investigating air pollution problems due to networks of roads that may be in combination with industrial sites, for instance small towns or rural road networks. ADMS-Airport is designed for the management of air quality of airport sites, including allowance for all relevant emission sources at airports and algorithms designed specifically to model dispersion from aircraft engines.
This release contains a number of new features and model options, notably:
See the What's New document for comprehensive coverage of all changes and new features. Users of these models with current support will shortly receive the new version free of charge. Further information and prices can be found on our website.
Dr Stephan Heblich and Dr Yanos Zylberberg, economics researchers at the University of Bristol, are investigating the impact of industrial pollution during the Industrial Revolution on the social structures of English cities.
To inform the research, CERC has run ADMS 5, using statistical meteorological data, to allow Dr Heblich and Dr Zylberberg to generate pollution footprints for over 50 English towns and cities at the peak of the Industrial Revolution. The results of the research are expected to be published next year.