CERC news http://www.cerc.co.uk CERC news en-us 2018 Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd.Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT CERC research news http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=261#news261 <p>CERC conducts a wide range of environmental research and development projects. Recent work includes:</p> <ul> <li>Developing a <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/smart-cities/glasgow-platform.html" target="_blank" title="Glasgow routing tool">transport routing tool for Glasgow</a> under the InnovateUK project <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/smart-cities.html#QCumber" target="_blank" title="QCumber">QCumber-EnvHealth</a>. The tool enables the public to reduce their exposure by choosing 'low air pollution' routes for their journeys.</li> <li>Working with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to develop an <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/emissions.html#EMFAC-HK" target="_blank" title="HK emissions tool">emissions conversion software tool</a> for the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department.</li> <li>Investigating the <a href="http://www.harmo.org/Conferences/Proceedings/_Varna/publishedSections/H16-096-Heist-EA.pdf" target="_blank" title="Noise barrier article">effect of noise barriers on dispersion from roads</a>, working with the US EPA and the universities of California and North Carolina under the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/vehicles-and-roads.html#tools" target="_blank" title="UK-US collaboration">UK-US collaboration</a> on evaluation of road source modelling tools.</li> <li>Extending the ADMS-Urban chemistry scheme to include photochemical effects of HONO and Isoprene under the NERC-funded project <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/atmospheric-chemistry.html#CureAir" target="_blank" title="CureAir">CureAir</a>.</li> </ul> <p>These are just some of the wide range of <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research.html" target="_blank" title="Projects page">environmental research projects</a> undertaken by CERC for local, national and international sponsors, collaborating with academic, government and commercial partners. Our research covers topics ranging from <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/atmospheric-dispersion.html" target="_blank" title="Dispersion page">atmospheric dispersion</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/atmospheric-chemistry.html" target="_blank" title="Chemistry page">atmospheric chemistry</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/urban-air-quality.html" target="_blank" title="Urban air quality page">urban air quality</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/vehicles-and-roads.html" target="_blank" title="Road traffic page">road traffic</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/emissions.html" target="_blank" title="Emissions page">emissions</a>, to <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/aviation.html" target="_blank" title="Aviation page">aviation</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/hazardous-releases.html" target="_blank" title="Hazardous releases page">hazardous releases</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/wind-energy.html" target="_blank" title="Wind energy page"> wind energy</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/urban-heat-island.html" target="_blank" title="UHI page">local climate and urban heat island modelling</a>, the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/atmospheric-boundary-layer.html" target="_blank" title="Boundary layer page">atmospheric boundary layer</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/model-evaluation.html" target="_blank" title="Model evaluation page">model evaluation</a>, and software development for <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/web-platforms.html" target="_blank" title="Web platforms page">web platforms</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-research/smart-cities.html" target="_blank" title="Smart City page">smart city applications</a>.</p> <p>For more information about our research, read our <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/publications.html" target="_blank" title="Publications page">papers and publications</a>, view our <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/presentations.html" target="_blank" title="Presentations page"> presentations</a>, or <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/contact-us.html" target="_blank" title="Contact page"> contact us</a>.</p> <p>CERC's software <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/user-guides.html" target="_blank" title="User guides page"> user guides</a> contain technical summaries of the scientific aspects of our software. More detailed scientific information is available in <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/technical-specifications.html" target="_blank" title="Tech Spec page"> Technical Specifications</a> for the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/ADMS-model.html" target="_blank" title="ADMS 5 page"> ADMS 5</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/ADMS-Urban-model.html" target="_blank" title="ADMS-Urban page"> ADMS-Urban</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/ADMS-Roads-model.html" target="_blank" title="ADMS-Roads page"> ADMS-Roads</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/ADMS-Airport-model.html" target="_blank" title="ADMS-Airport page"> ADMS-Airport</a> dispersion models and in published <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/publications" target="_blank" title="Papers and reports page"> papers and reports</a>. </p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=261#news261 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Autumn 2017 editions of ADMS Model Newsletters now available http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=260#news260 <p>Catch up on ADMS model news in the Autumn 2017 editions of <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/assets/data/doc_newsletters/CERC_ADMS5_News_2017_Autumn.pdf" title="Access linked document">ADMS 5 & ADMS-Screen News</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/assets/data/doc_newsletters/CERC_Urban_Roads_News_2017_Autumn.pdf" title="Access linked document">ADMS-Urban & ADMS-Roads News</a> which are now available. The newsletters are published approximately twice a year and include the latest news about the ADMS models, the annual User Group Meetings, CERC activities, training courses and recently published papers as well as a page of useful modelling tips. Previous editions of the newsletters are available <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/newsletters.html" title="Go to Newsletter page">here</a>.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=260#news260 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT High resolution air quality maps of Zagreb http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=259#news259 <p>This year, the Croatian environmental consultancy firm <a href="http://www.ekonerg.hr/ekonerg/index?ev=home_en" target="_blank" title="Access EKONERG website">EKONERG</a> completed an air quality modelling project for Zagreb City Office in which <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/ADMS-Urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> was used to model air pollution levels in Zagreb at street-scale resolution. EKONERG developed a local scale emissions inventory for the project and verified the model predictions at three urban background monitors within the city. The modelled concentrations of NO<sub>2</sub> and PM<sub>10</sub> were used as input to population exposure calculations.</p> <p>The background concentration data used in the study were extracted by <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> from the <a href="http://macc-raq-op.meteo.fr/index.php?category=ensemble&subensemble=hourly_ensemble&date=LAST&calculation-model=ENSEMBLE&species=o3&level=SFC&offset=000" target="_blank" title="Access CAMS website">CAMS</a> European-scale air quality ensemble re-analysis product. These data were provided to EKONERG in <em>.bgd</em> file format, for direct inclusion in ADMS-Urban. If you are interested in obtaining European or global modelled background concentration data suitable for use with the ADMS models please <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/contact" title="Go to Contact us page">contact us</a>.</p> <p>Follow <a href="http://cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20171124_NO2_annual_mean_large.png" title="Access picture">this link</a> to view the air quality map at higher resolution.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20171124_NO2_annual_mean.png" width="320" height="350"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=259#news259 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Emissions Factors Toolkit v8 is published by Defra http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=258#news258 <p>The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs released a new version of the <a href="https://laqm.defra.gov.uk/review-and-assessment/tools/emissions-factors-toolkit.html" target="_blank" title="Access LAQM website">Emissions Factors Toolkit</a> (EFT). Details of the updates in this new version are given on page 5 of the EFT user guide. The new version of the Excel spreadsheet and the user guide can be downloaded directly from the following links:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://laqm.defra.gov.uk/documents/EFT2017_v8.0.zip" title="Access EFT download">Zipped EFT8</a></li> <li><a href="https://laqm.defra.gov.uk/documents/EFTv8.0-user-guide-v1.0.pdf" target="_blank" title="Access EFT 8.0 user guide">User Guide</a></li></ul> <p>ADMS-Airport, ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/traffic-emissions.html" title="Go to Traffic emissions page">incorporate</a> the EFT emission datasets so that emission rates can be calculated from available traffic and speed data. <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> are currently working hard to process the new EFT datasets for inclusion with <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/airport" title="Go to ADMS-Airport page">ADMS-Airport</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/Urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/Roads" title="Go to ADMS-Roads page">ADMS-Roads</a> v4.1.1, which we expect to release in early 2018 to users with current support. When we have a more exact date we will publish an updated <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php" title="Go to News page">news item</a> on our website. The new model releases are primarily for the EFT, but there will also be a number of interface enhancements to help you with your work. Details will follow, closer to the release date.</p> <p>We will also be updating <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/EMIT" title="Go to EMIT page">EMIT</a> in the new year with EFT 8. This will occur after the ADMS-Airport, ADMS-Urban & ADMS-Roads releases, and once again we will publish more details closer to the release date.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=258#news258 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017 ADMS User Group Meetings &ndash; presentations are available to download http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=257#news257 <p>Following this year&#39;s ADMS User Group Meetings, which took place in Birmingham on 1-2 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">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/CERC20171115_user_group_meeting.jpeg" width="325" height="245"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=257#news257 Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT CERC presenting high-resolution forecasting for Hong Kong at CMAS 2017 http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=255#news255 <p>Dr Christina Hood from CERC will present the latest developments to the ADMS-Urban Regional Model Link <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/RML" target="_blank" title="Go to RML page">(RML)</a> system and its use in a high-resolution air quality forecasting system for Hong Kong at the <a href="https://www.cmascenter.org/conference/2017/agenda.cfm" target="_blank" title="Go to CMAS">CMAS conference</a>, 23<sup>rd</sup>-25<sup>th</sup> October 2017 (extended abstract available <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/Hood_CMAS17_hires_forecasting.pdf" target="_blank" title="Download abstract">here</a>). The integrated regional and local forecasting system has been developed in collaboration with researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology <a href="http://www.ust.hk/" target="_blank" title="Go to HKUST site">(HKUST)</a> as part of the <a href="http://praise.ust.hk/" target="_blank" title="Go to PRAISE-UK site">PRAISE-HK</a> project. <a href="http://www.envr.ust.hk/our-division/people/faculty-staff/majfung.html" target="_blank" title="Go to page">Professor Jimmy Fung</a> from HKUST will talk more about this project in his Plenary presentation on 23<sup>rd</sup> October. The picture shows contours of high-resolution forecast PM<sub>2.5</sub> concentrations for the example domain for 3pm local time on 16<sup>th</sup> September 2017, using the new ADMS-Urban RML option to interpolate regional model concentrations.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20171020_HK_CMAS.png" width="344" height="274"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=255#news255 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Pollution investigation at Wellington Civic Centre http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=254#news254 <p>The <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/consultancy" title="Go to Consultancy page">consultancy</a> team investigated potential sources of high levels of pollution at Wellington Civic Centre offices. In work commissioned by Telford & Wrekin Council, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/ADMS5" title="Go to ADMS 5 page">ADMS 5</a> was used to carry out dispersion modelling of emissions from flues serving the leisure centre adjacent to the offices. CERC determined which sources were responsible for the high pollution levels and supported the design of mitigation measures to tackle the problem.</p> <p>The modelling required the representation of a complex building arrangement and the calculation of pollution concentrations at both ground-level and elevated locations representing office windows. Modelling of potential mitigation options suggested that a package including changes to flue locations, increased flue heights and renewal of water heater boilers would sufficiently reduce pollution impacts.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20171019_Telford.png" width="350" height="245"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=254#news254 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT CERC interviewed live at ESA satellite launch http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=253#news253 <p>The <a href="http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Sentinel-5P" title="Access ESA website" target="_blank">Sentinel 5P satellite</a>, the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, will be launched on 13 October at 09:27 GMT. Mark Jackson of <a href="http://cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> will be giving a short interview during <a href="http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Sentinel-5P/Watch_live_Sentinel-5P_launch" title="Access ESA website" target="_blank">ESA&#39;s live webstream coverage</a> of the launch.</p> <p>You can now watch a <a href="http://m.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2017/10/Sentinel-5P_launch_event_webcast" target="_blank" title="Access ESA website">video</a> of the interview. Fast forward to 38:10 to see Mark describe the <a href="http://www.airtext.info/" title="Go to airTEXT website" target="_blank"><em>air</em>TEXT</a> air quality forecasts for London. Copernicus forecasts of pollution across Europe are fed into the world-leading <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/ADMS-urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> air quality model to produce the airTEXT street-scale pollution forecasts.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20171012_ESA_satellite.png" width="350" height="275"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=253#news253 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Air quality impact of a district heat network in Bradford http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=252#news252 <p>The <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/consultancy" title="Go to Consultancy page">Consultancy</a> team investigated the air quality impact of a proposed district heat network in Bradford city centre.</p> <p>The network will provide heat generated by a new Energy Centre (gas-fired Combined Heat and Power engines and boilers) and two existing biomass boilers, to a number of existing and proposed buildings. As each building is connected to the network, any boiler plant within that building will be shut down.</p> <p>In work commissioned by Sustainable Energy Ltd, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/ADMS5" title="Go to ADMS 5 page">ADMS 5</a> was used to carry out dispersion modelling of emissions from flues for three scenarios: current; counterfactual (without the proposed heat network) and future (with the proposed heat network).</p> <p>A complex arrangement of multiple sources and buildings was modelled to calculate pollution concentrations at ground-level and elevated locations, representing residential building facades. The impact was also assessed at Bradford Metropolitan District Council&#39;s four city centre AQMAs.</p> <p>For each modelled scenario, hourly varying emission parameters and pollutant emissions were calculated for each source, based on fuel use and/or energy demand. The damage cost was also calculated.</p> <p>Follow these links to view the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20171010_Bradford1.jpg" title="View image">modelled area</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20171010_Bradford2.jpg" title="View image">contour</a> images in higher resolution.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20171010_Bradford1_small.jpg" width="250" height="295"/><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20171010_Bradford2_small.jpg" width="250" height="295"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=252#news252 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT ADMS User Group Meetings 1-2 Nov: Draft agendas now available http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=251#news251 <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 Meetings page">ADMS User Group Meetings</a> are now available. The meetings are being held at the studio Birmingham on the 1st and 2nd 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 23rd 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 &#163;175 per person per event (excluding VAT). http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=251#news251 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Disaster Resilient Cities: CERC Workshop in Kuala Lumpur http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=250#news250 <p>In July 2017 <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" target="_blank" title="CERC website">CERC</a> ran a 5-day workshop at the <a href="http://www.ukm.my/" target="_blank" title="UKM website">Universiti Kebangsaan</a> Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur which included training on air pollution modelling using <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/Urban" target="_blank" title="ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/EMIT" target="_blank" title="EMIT page">EMIT</a>. The workshop was part of a multi-million pound project we first <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=233&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#news233" target="_blank" title="news item">reported</a> on in February this year that aims to develop a prototype multi-hazard platform for disaster management in Kuala Lumpur. The project looks at forecasting physical hazards from flash floods to landslides, urban heat extremes to local air pollution and is funded by the UK and Malaysian governments through the <a href="https://www.britishcouncil.my/programmes/newton-ungku-omar-fund" target="_blank" title="British Council">Newton-Ungku Omar Fund</a>.</p> <p>The workshop was attended by 14 delegates from different organisations involved with air quality in Kuala Lumpur, including the Malaysian Meteorological Department and Department of Environment, and the universities of Kebangsaan and Sains.</p> <p>Further details can be found in our <i>Forecasting Air Quality and Extreme Temperature in Cities </i> <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/presentations.html" target="_blank" title="Presentations page">presentation</a>.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170913_MalaysiaGroup.jpg" width="350" height="214"/><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170913_MalaysiaTraining.jpg" width="350" height="214"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=250#news250 Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT CERC sponsor Routes to Clean Air 2017 http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=249#news249 <p><a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" target="_blank" title="CERC website">CERC</a> are proud to sponsor the <a href="http://iaqm.co.uk/" target="_blank" title="Institute of Air Quality Management website">Institute of Air Quality Management</a>&#39;s upcoming <a href="http://iaqm.co.uk/event/routes-to-clean-air-2017/" target="_blank" title="Routes to Clean Air 2017 conference webpage">Routes to Clean Air 2017</a> conference to be held at the <a href="https://www.thebcec.co.uk/" target="_blank" title="Birmingham Conference and Events Centre website">Birmingham Conference and Events Centre</a> on 24 &#45; 25 October 2017.</p> <p>The Routes to Clean Air conferences provide an opportunity for air quality, public health and transport professionals to share their experiences of improving air quality, particularly in urban areas. This year features an excellent selection of top experts in air quality and related fields presenting on a range of relevant topics including electric vehicles, NO<sub>x</sub> and NO<sub>2</sub> emissions trends, Euro 6 emissions, pollutant health effects and air pollution mitigation scenario case studies.</p> <p>Speaker details and information on how to register can be found on the IAQM website <a href="http://iaqm.co.uk/event/routes-to-clean-air-2017/" target="_blank" title="Routes to Clean Air 2017 conference webpage">here</a>.</p> <p>CERC will be exhibiting at the conference, so come and find us to talk about the range of software and consultancy services we provide, or just say hello.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170908_RoutesToCleanAir2017.png" width="350" height="350"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=249#news249 Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT Run Manager 1.8 released http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=248#news248 <p><a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a>&#39;s model run management software has just been updated and licence holders will be able to download the new version from the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/UserArea" title="Go to User Area page">User Area</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/RunManager" title="Go to Run Manager model page">Run Manager</a> enables users to manage their model runs and make the most of their CERC software licence(s). You can run it on your local network allowing multiple modellers to submit, monitor progress and completion time estimates, & retrieve output from finished runs. Run Manager will queue runs and, in typical set ups, distribute them over a number of dedicated licensed runs machines, freeing up you own PC for other work.</p> <p>Version 1.8 includes the following updates:</p> <ul><li>Manages runs from <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/ADMS" title="Go to ADMS model page">ADMS 5</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/Urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban model page">ADMS-Urban</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/Roads" title="Go to ADMS-Roads model page">ADMS-Roads</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/airport " title="Go to ADMS-Airport model page">ADMS-Airport</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/FLOWSTAREnergy" title="Go to FLOWSTAR-Energy model page">FLOWSTAR-Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/ADMSPUFF" title="Go to ADMS-Puff model page">ADMS-Puff</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/GASTAR" title="Go to GASTAR model page">GASTAR</a></li> <li>Improved distribution of runs across available runs machines</li> <li>Extended model definition options, including the maximum runs on a per-model basis</li> <li>Supports zipped output files greater than 4GB</li></ul> <p>For more information about all the new features please see the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/assets/data/doc_userguides/CERC_Run_Manager1.8_What_is_New.pdf" title="Download linked document">What&#39;s New in Run Manager 1.8?</a> guide.</p> <p>For further information please <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/contact" title="Go to Contact us page">contact us</a>.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=248#news248 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Registration is now open for the ADMS User Group Meetings, 1-2 November 2017, Birmingham http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=247#news247 <p>You can <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/software-support/user-group-meetings.php" title="Go to UGM page">register now</a> for the 2017 User Group Meetings, which will be held in Birmingham on 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> November.</p> <ul><li>ADMS 5 User Group Meeting: 1<sup>st</sup> November</li> <li>ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads User Group Meeting: 2<sup>nd</sup> November</li></ul> <p>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 more delegate places free of charge depending on the type of licence held. Please <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/contact-us.html" title="Go to Contact us page">contact CERC</a> if there is a topic you would like to be covered at one of the meetings or if you would like to give a &#39;user view&#39; presentation. More details will be published later in the year. Registration will remain open until 23<sup>rd</sup> October 2017.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=247#news247 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT China-UK Urban Air Quality Management Workshop in Beijing http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=246#news246 <p>Air quality is one of the most critical environmental issues in China. <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a>, in partnership with the <a href="http://env.bnu.edu.cn/" target="_blank" title="Access Beijing Normal University website">School of Environment</a>, Beijing Normal University, held a China-UK Urban Air Quality Management Workshop in Beijing on 13 June 2017. There were 20 speakers at the event, with over 90 participants. The topics covered air quality forecasting, urban air quality management, urban traffic pollution, air quality and climate change, air quality modelling at regional and local scales, source apportionment shipping emissions etc. Speakers also shared the Swiss air quality management experience, as well as Asia experience. CERC Director Dr David Carruthers <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/Air_Quality_Forecasting_Nesting.pdf" target="_blank" title="Download linked document">presented</a> CERC&#39;s regional and local scales nested modelling approaches. Local fine scale models such as <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/Urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> are particularly important when pollution mitigation scenarios are tested.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170622_DC_Beijing_talk.jpg" width="350" height="210"/><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170622_Beijing_workshop.jpg" width="350" height="210"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=246#news246 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT