CERC news http://www.cerc.co.uk CERC news en-us 2019 Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd.Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Air Pollution Monitoring and Early Warning Platform for Guangdong http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=301#news301 <p>China&#39;s Pearl River Delta agglomeration in Guangdong is the largest urban area in the world. Despite significant regional investment into improving the environment, the magnitude of the problems faced frequently results in hazardous air pollution levels being reached.</p> <p>A new project bringing together UK and Chinese air quality experts will, for the first time in Guangdong, forecast air quality at very high (street level) resolution and disseminate both real time and forecast air quality together with high pollution alerts via an integrated smart platform. The project couples the WRF/CMAQ regional models with the state-of-the-art <a href="http://cerc.co.uk/ADMS-Urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> local model. The project will enable the development and testing of air pollution control strategies both for short-term episodes and for longer term improvement of the air quality. The system will be tested and optimised using reference air quality monitors already in place and additional innovative low cost, small sensors deployed by the project.</p> <p>This 24 month project is led by <a href="http://cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> and <a href="http://www.fytri.cn/index.php/Home/Page/index/id/43/l/en" title="Access FYTRI Research Institute website" target="_blank">Guangzhou HKUST FYTRI Research Institute</a>, and is funded by Innovate UK and the Guangdong Science and Technology Department. The team are working with local stakeholders such as Environmental Monitoring Centers, businesses and universities to ensure the project benefits policymakers, urban planners and the residents of Guangdong.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20190320_Guangdong.jpg" width="335" height="165"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=301#news301 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT CERC at the Hounslow Air Quality Summit 26 Feb 2019 http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=300#news300 <p><a href="http://cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC Homepage">CERC</a> were pleased to be invited to attend the first <a href="https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20006/environment/1515/air_quality_pollution_and_aviation_noise" target="_blank" title="Access London Borough of Hounslow website">Hounslow Air Quality Summit</a>, an afternoon of informative talks on a wide range of air quality related issues. Attendees heard talks from the GLA about plans to improve air quality in London, about the impact of poor air quality on health and about plans to assess the air quality impacts from the proposed expansion to Heathrow. Steve Smith from CERC was there promoting <a href="http://airtext.info/" title="Access airTEXT website" target="_blank"><em>air</em>TEXT</a>, a free service providing air quality forecasts and alerts across Greater London.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20190228_Hounslow_AQ_Summit.jpg" width="240" height="320"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=300#news300 Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT ADMS-Urban providing air quality forecasts for Manchester http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=299#news299 <p>We are delighted to announce that Manchester (UK) residents can now <a href="https://cleanairgm.com/air-quality-data/forecast-and-alerts" title="Access Clean Air Greater Manchester website" target="_blank">sign up</a> for free air quality alerts by text message, email and recorded call. The messages are based on a forecast of air quality to enable the public to plan ahead.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> and <a href="https://cleanairgm.com/about-us" title="Access Clean Air Great Manchester website" target="_blank">Clean Air Greater Manchester</a> are providing three-day forecasts of NO<sub>2</sub>, PM<sub>10</sub>, PM<sub>2.5</sub> and ozone at street-scale resolution using CERC&#39;s <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> modelling system. This builds on the detailed modelling work for Greater Manchester&#39;s Clean Air Plan, as we <a href="http://cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=290#news290" title="Go to CERC News">reported recently</a>. For more information on ADMS-Urban or forecasting services please <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/contact-us.html" title="Go to Contact us page">contact CERC</a>.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20190222_Greater_Manchester_forecasting.jpg" width="320" height="257"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=299#news299 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT CERC at the Bahrain-UK Bilateral Air Quality Forum 6-7 Feb 2019 http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=298#news298 <p>CERC was very pleased to be invited to participate in the Bahrain-UK Bilateral Air Quality Forum alongside leading academics and experts on air pollution from British universities and research institutes. The 2-day event, held at the University of Bahrain on 6 and 7 February 2019, was organised by the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/uk-science-innovation-network-in-bahrain" title="Access UK Sci and Innovation Network website" target="_blank">UK Science and Innovation Network</a> and the <a href="https://www.britishcouncil.bh/en" title="Access British Council website" target="_blank">British Council</a> in partnership with the <a href="http://www.uob.edu.bh/en/" title="Access University of Bahrain website" target="_blank">University of Bahrain</a> and the <a href="http://www.sce.gov.bh/en/" title="Access Bahrain Supreme Council for the Environment" target="_blank">Bahrain Supreme Council for the Environment</a>, with the objectives of developing an understanding of why air quality is important to Bahrain and of building relationships between UK and Bahrain institutions for future collaborations in air quality policy, research and development. Amy Stidworthy from CERC gave a <a href="http://cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/assets/data/doc_presentations/CERC_2019_UK_Bilateral_Air_Quality_Forum.pdf" title="Access linked doucment">presentation</a> on how CERC&#39;s models can be used to assess baseline air quality and develop mitigation strategies.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20190220_UK_Bilateral_Air_Quality_Forum.jpg" width="320" height="240"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=298#news298 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT Mayor launches 'hyperlocal' air mapping in London with smart sensors and Google Street View cars http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=296#news296 <p>On 15 January the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched the world's most advanced and comprehensive network of air quality monitors. David Carruthers represented <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" title="Access CERC website" target="_blank">CERC</a> at the launch.</p> <p><a href="https://www.breathelondon.org/" title="Access Breathe London website" target="_blank">Breathe London</a> is a consortium led by the Environmental Defense Fund, including CERC, Air Monitors, University of Cambridge, National Physical Laboratory and Google Earth Outreach, who have equipped two of their iconic Street View cars with air quality sensors. These will take pollution readings approximately every 30 metres at tens of thousands of locations whilst they travel through London's streets, building up a picture of London's air quality over the course of a year and identifying areas of poor air quality that the network of fixed monitors might miss. Meanwhile, 100 state-of-the-art fixed sensor pods will be mounted on lampposts and buildings close to known air quality hotspots and sensitive locations such as schools and nurseries.</p> <p>The data these monitors collect from across the capital will provide an unprecedented level of detail about London's air quality and deliver new insight into the sources of pollution. CERC's renowned <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/urban" title="Access ADMS-Urban website" target="_blank">ADMS-Urban model</a> will be used together with the sensor data to generate hyper-local air quality mapping both for nowcasts and forecasts, and for policy studies. The data generated by this new network will be available for the public to view on an interactive online <a href="https://www.breathelondon.org/map/" title="Access Breathe London map" target="_blank">map</a> built by CERC on the Breathe London website. The map will show Londoners the condition of the air they are currently breathing.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20190118_breathelondonone.jpeg" width="320" height="217"/><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20190118_breathelondontwo.jpeg" width="320" height="213"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=296#news296 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT Disaster Resilient Cities: CERC Workshop and Training in Kuala Lumpur http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=295#news295 <p>In December 2018, Dr Jenny Stocker and Mr Steve Smith from <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> presented at the &#39;Emissions Inventory and Air Quality Modelling Workshop&#39; at the <a href="http://www.ukm.my" title="Access Universiti Kabangsaan Malaysia website" target="_blank">Universiti Kabangsaan Malaysia</a> (UKM) as part of the <a href="https://www.britishcouncil.my/programmes/newton-ungku-omar-fund" title="Access Newton-Ungku Omar fund website" target="_blank">Newton-Ungku Omar</a> funded project &#39;<a href="http://ancst.org/nuof/" title="Access Disaster Resilient Cities website" target="_blank">Disaster Resilient Cities: Forecasting Local Level Climate Extremes & Physical Hazards for Kuala Lumpur</a>&#39;. This project, now in its third year, looks at forecasting physical hazards from flash floods to landslides, urban heat extremes to local air pollution. At the workshop, Jenny talked about the requirements for detailed air quality modelling in the region, and Steve spoke about emissions inventories. ADMS-Urban modelling results for Kuala Lumpur were presented by Nor Hafizah Baharudin, a UKM PhD student working with <a href="http://www.ukm.my/talib/" title="Access Professor Mohd Talib Latif website" target="_blank">Professor Mohd Talib Latif</a>. Project stakeholders attended the workshop, including representatives from the Malaysian Department of the Environment.</p> <p>On the following day, Steve led an <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/urban-heat-island.html" title="Go to ADMS-Urban T+H page">ADMS-Urban Temperature and Humidity</a> training course, attended by 7 delegates from UKM.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20190117_Kuala_Lumpur_training1.jpg" width="320" height="240"/><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20190117_Kuala_Lumpur_training2.jpg" width="320" height="270"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=295#news295 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT C40 promoting climate action for healthier city living http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=294#news294 <p>With urban areas expected to accommodate two thirds of the world&#39;s population by 2050, radical action is needed to change the way we run our cities say <a href="https://www.c40.org/" title="Access C40 website" target="_blank">C40</a>, a network of cities committed to climate action.</p> <p>The new <a href="https://c40-production-images.s3.amazonaws.com/other_uploads/images/2022_TOWARD_A_HEALTHIER_WORLD.original.pdf?1543934003" title="Access linked document" target="_blank">research findings</a>, produced in collaboration with <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a>, <a href="https://www.burohappold.com/" title="Access Buro Happold website" target="_blank">BuroHappold</a> and <a href="https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/" title="Access LSHTM website" target="_blank">LSHTM</a>, show that if C40&#39;s 96 member cities take the ambitious actions outlined in the report they could see an 87% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a 49% reduction in PM<sub>2.5</sub> levels, 223,000 premature deaths averted and up to &#36;583 billion in economic benefit.</p> <p>Within the city environment, buildings and road traffic together contribute more than 75% of greenhouse gas emissions and 50% of PM<sub>2.5</sub> concentrations. The report details ways to target the biggest polluters and thus tackle climate change and urban air pollution together, using specific case studies of actions taken in cities around the world.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=294#news294 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT 2018 ADMS User Group Meetings &mdash; presentations are available to download http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=293#news293 <p>Following this year&#39;s ADMS User Group Meetings, which took place in Edinburgh on 7-8 November, electronic copies of the presentations are now available to <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/user-area/usergrouppresentations.html" title="Go to User Area presentation download page">download</a> 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, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/software-support/user-area.php" title="Go to User Area page">click here</a>.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20181204_UGM.jpg" width="320" height="240"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=293#news293 Tue, 04 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT ADMS 5.2.4 patch released http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=292#news292 <p>There is a new version of <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/ADMS" title="Go to ADMS 5 page">ADMS 5</a> available, which is a minor update to version 5.2. The new release includes the latest versions of AERMOD (18081), AERMAP (18081) and AERMET (18081) as released by the US-EPA. View the <a href="https://cerc.sharefile.com/share/view/s9562f747b994f4f9" title="Access linked document" target="_blank">readme</a> document for further details about the update. Current users should login to the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/UserArea" title="Go to User area page">User Area</a> to download the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/user-area/downloads.html" title="Go to Download page">patch</a>. This patch can be applied to ADMS 5.2, 5.2.1 or 5.2.2.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=292#news292 Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Training the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=291#news291 <p>In October CERC expert consultants spent two weeks in Zagreb (Croatia) training six specialists from the <a href="http://meteo.hr/o_nama_e.php" title="Access DHMZ website" target="_blank">Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service</a> (DHMZ) in the use of CERC&#39;s air quality software.</p> <p>During the first week the focus was on urban and regional modelling, using CERC&#39;s <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/Urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a>. CERC&#39;s <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/EMIT" title="Go to EMIT page">EMIT</a> was also introduced as a comprehensive tool for collating and editing data for use in ADMS-Urban. The delegates from the DHMZ had experience of regional modelling and were interested in using CERC&#39;s <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/RML" title="Go to Regional Model Link page">Regional Model Link</a> to &#39;nest&#39; the high-resolution ADMS-Urban model in a regional domain, for instance in and around the city of Zagreb.</p> <p>The team at DHMZ were also interested in industrial and puff modelling. Hence, some time was spent learning about <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/adms" title="Go to ADMS 5 page">ADMS 5</a> and its applications, such as how to carry out an industrial study. <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/admspuff" title="Go to ADMS-Puff page">ADMS-Puff</a> was introduced as a tool to model finite duration releases.</p> <p>This dedicated two-week training visit was a highly productive opportunity to present several CERC air quality models together, modelling at different scales on a local, urban and regional basis. If you are interested in CERC&#39;s training courses please visit <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/training" title="Go to training page">our website</a> or <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/contact" title="Go to contact us page">contact us</a>.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20181120_Croatia_training.jpg" width="300" height="306"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=291#news291 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Detailed ADMS-Urban modelling for Greater Manchester's Clean Air Plan http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=290#news290 <p>Greater Manchester is <a href="https://cleanairgm.com/gm-clean-air-plan" title="Go to Greater Manchester page">developing</a> a Clean Air Plan to tackle illegally high levels of roadside air pollution across the city-region. They have carried out detailed modelling with CERC's <a href="http://cerc.co.uk/ADMSUrban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> software, which is widely used for developing and testing policy and action plans for air quality improvement. The modelling identified 152 stretches of road likely to have levels of NO2 in breach of legal limits beyond 2020 if no action is taken (i.e. annual average above 40 &mu;g/m3). An <a href="https://cleanairgm.com/clean-air-plan" title="Go to Greater Manchester Map">interactive map</a> shows which stretches of road are affected.</p> <p>To develop the Clean Air Plan, Greater Manchester is considering a wide range of measures that could help reduce roadside NO2 levels. The final Clean Air Plan will include a combination of interventions from a <a href="https://cleanairgm.com/gm-clean-air-plan" title="Go to Greater Manchester shortlist">shortlist</a> of 14 potential measures including retrofitting public transport and local authority fleets, increasing use of alternative fuels and electric vehicles, and Clean Air Zones. No decision has been taken yet on which of these measures will be included in the final Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan. The Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan Business Case is required to be submitted to Government by 31 December 2018.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20181107_Manchester.png" width="317" height="254"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=290#news290 Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Modelling future air quality scenarios for the fast-expanding smart city of Cambridge (UK) http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=289#news289 <p>Over the next three years, the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/consultancy" title="Go to Consultancy page">CERC consultancy</a> team will be working closely with <a href="https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/" target="_blank" title="Access Cambridge City Council website">Cambridge City Council</a> and the <a href="https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/" target="_blank" title="Access Greater Cambridge Partnership website">Greater Cambridge Partnership</a> (GCP) on initiatives to improve or maintain existing good air quality whilst managing sustainable growth for Greater Cambridge.</p> <p>CERC will use <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/EMIT" title="Go to EMIT page">EMIT</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/Urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> to compile an emissions inventory and model baseline and future air quality across the GCP area. We will apply source apportionment techniques to quantify the relative contribution of different sources of emissions to air, thus guiding proposals for effective interventions.</p> <p>Road traffic emissions are the main source of air pollution in Cambridge. In 2004, the City Council declared an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) covering the central part of the city (<a href="http://cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20181105_AQMA.jpg" target="_blank" title="Go to AQMA figure">see figure</a>). Expected traffic growth could worsen air quality, so a key aim of the GCP is to propose a range of measures to tackle congestion and air quality issues.</p> <p>CERC will assess proposed transport interventions by comparing the future baseline and future intervention scenarios, to inform the GCP of the effectiveness of different schemes.</p> <p>Potential interventions include: <a href="https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/clean-air-zone" target="_blank" title="Access Clean Air Zone website">Clean Air Zone</a> options; changing to electric buses and taxis; altering bus routes; encouraging modal shift, e.g. car to bike; closing roads and road charging schemes.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20181105_Cambridge.jpg" width="315" height="200"/><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20181105_AQMA.jpg" width="320" height="460"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=289#news289 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT 2000 health centres in areas breaching WHO air quality guidelines http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=288#news288 <p>New <a href="https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0221/4446/files/PM_Report_FINAL_web_40b0715b-8775-4ee1-a092-2199f9c48a46.pdf?14854756238904833688&_ga=2.83947420.408292301.1540473390-2054549272.1531316626" title="BLF report" target="_blank">analysis</a> by the British Lung Foundation (BLF), and Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (<a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk" title="CERC home page" target="_blank">CERC</a>), has revealed that more than 2,000 health centres in Great Britain, including major teaching hospitals, children's hospitals, clinics and doctor's surgeries are in areas which exceed recommended air pollution guidelines. Specifically, these health centres are in areas with average levels of fine particulate matter (PM<sub>2.5</sub>) that are above the guideline recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) (10&#956;g/m<sup>3</sup> for the annual average).</p> <p>CERC's analysis is based on predicted annual average PM<sub>2.5</sub> data for 2018 published by the UK Government. These data have a spatial resolution of 1km x 1km and therefore represent 'background' levels of PM<sub>2.5</sub>. These data give an indication of expected PM<sub>2.5</sub> levels at sufficient resolution to provide good evidence; however they do not capture hyperlocal spatial variations in PM<sub>2.5</sub> levels caused by road traffic.</p> <p>Postcodes for 1,457 hospitals and 8,532 doctor's surgeries in England, Scotland and Wales were extracted from the NHS digital database. (Northern Ireland was excluded from the scope of this research as NHS Digital does not contain postcodes for hospitals in Northern Ireland.) CERC found that 2,220 doctor's surgeries and 248 hospitals are in areas that exceed the WHO guideline.</p> <p>In their report '<a href="https://www.blf.org.uk/take-action/campaign/nhs-toxic-air-report" title="BLF report" target="_blank">Toxic Air at the Door of the NHS</a>' BLF are calling for the Government to put in place the right measures to ensure that no one breathes unsafe air, and to adopt the World Health Organisation's recommended guideline into UK law through the upcoming Environment Bill.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=288#news288 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT Modelling air pollution across the West Midlands (UK) using ADMS-Urban RML http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=287#news287 <p><a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> are participating in the <a href="https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/gees/research/projects/wm-air/index.aspx" title="WM-Air" target="_blank">West Midlands Air Quality Improvement Programme</a> (WM-Air), by providing regional, local and coupled modelling of air pollution in this UK region.</p> <p>The project aims to improve understanding of pollution sources and concentrations, with new capability to assess the air quality, health and economic consequences of possible policies on 2.8 million people. It will support specific case studies, ranging from major infrastructure projects such the HS2 high speed railway, to making effective use of Green Infrastructure (vegetation) in urban areas.</p> <p>The UK scale modelling will be carried out using the mesoscale <a href="https://www.mmm.ucar.edu/weather-research-and-forecasting-model" title="Go to WRF page" target="_blank">WRF</a> meteorological model and the regional <a href="https://www.epa.gov/cmaq" title="Go to CMAQ page" target="_blank">CMAQ</a> chemistry-transport model. Local-scale <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/ADMSUrban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> modelling for urban centres across the West Midlands will be coupled to the UK scale modelling using the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/RML" title="Go to ADMS-Urban RML page" target="_blank">ADMS-Urban Regional Model Link</a> (RML).</p> <p>This <a href="https://nerc.ukri.org/" title="Go to NERC page" target="_blank">NERC</a>-funded project is led by Professor <a href="https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/gees/bloss-william.aspx" title="Go to Profile" target="_blank">William Bloss</a> at the <a href="https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/" title="University of Birmingham" target="_blank">University of Birmingham</a> and is part of the <a href="https://nerc.ukri.org/press/releases/2018/45-rise/" title="RISE" target="_blank">Regional Impact from Science of the Environment</a> (RISE) initiative. WM-Air will run for five years from October 2018 and includes partners from the University of Birmingham, local government, the NHS, transport organisations and commercial enterprises.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/birmingham-skyline-1437x458.jpg" width="365" height="125"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=287#news287 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT ADMS User Group Meetings 7-8 Nov: Draft agendas now available http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=286#news286 <p>The draft agendas for this year&#39;s <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/software-support/user-group-meetings.php" title="Go to user group meeting page">ADMS User Group Meetings</a> are now available. The meetings are being held at Edinburgh City Chambers on 7th and 8th November. Places are limited, so please <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/software-support/user-group-meetings/registration.php" title="Go to registration page">register</a> before 29th October. Attendance is free for those with valid support. Licence holders with valid support can purchase additional places at a reduced rate. Permanent licence holders without support can purchase places at a reduced rate. For full details about entitlements and fees visit the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/software-support/user-group-meetings/registration.php" title="Go to registration page">CERC website</a>.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=286#news286 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT