CERC news http://www.cerc.co.uk CERC news en-us 2017 Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants Ltd.Tue, 19 Sep 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 Clean Air Zones http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=245#news245 <p>On 5 May the UK government <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/air-quality-clean-air-zone-framework-for-england" target="_blank">published the principles</a> for setting up new Clean Air Zones in England, which can include charges for older vehicles which do not meet emission standards such as Euro 6. Local authorities who propose Clean Air Zones must consider the sources of vehicle pollution in their area to ensure the zone design is appropriate to meet the air quality challenge.</p> <p>CERC&#39;s <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/ADMS-Urban" target="_blank">ADMS-Urban</a> and <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/EMIT" target="_blank">EMIT</a> software are invaluable aids in these assessments, allowing: <ul> <li>Source apportionment of emissions and concentrations, for instance to determine the relative contributions from diesel cars below Euro 6 standard. Map 1 shows the proportion of total NOx concentration due to particular vehicle types at specific locations.</li> <li>Assessment of the impact of measures, including changes in emissions and concentrations due to changes in road traffic flows and fleet composition. Map 2 shows the changes in emissions predicted from the implementation of a mitigation measure.</li> </ul></p> <p>The two maps are taken from recent studies by CERC&#39;s <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/consultancy" target="_blank">consultancy team</a>, who have extensive experience in assisting local authorities to assess air quality measures on challenging timescales. The ADMS-Urban and EMIT software tools are <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software.html" target="_blank">available</a> for use in assessments by local authorities or consultants. For more information please <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/contact" target="_blank">contact CERC</a>, and one of our technical consultants will be delighted to discuss your requirements.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170510_sourceapportionment.png" width="350" height="247"/><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170510_impact.png" width="350" height="225"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=245#news245 Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Spring 2017 editions of ADMS Model Newsletters now available http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=244#news244 <p>Catch up on ADMS model news in the Spring 2017 editions of <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/assets/data/doc_newsletters/CERC_ADMS5_News_2017_Spring.pdf" title="Download 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_Spring.pdf" title="Download 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 Newsletters page">here</a>.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=244#news244 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Optimising local air quality models using sensor data &#45; DMUG 2017 http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=243#news243 <p>Amy Stidworthy from CERC recently presented preliminary results from an ongoing project to optimise ADMS-Urban modelling using data from a network of low cost pollution sensors at IAQM&#39;s annual conference for dispersion modellers, <a href="http://iaqm.co.uk/event/dmug-2017/" title="Access IAQM website">DMUG 2017</a>. This work is part of a wider <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=234#news234" title="Go to CERC news">collaboration</a> between CERC, Cambridge University, Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and AQMesh to investigate how modelled and monitored data can be used together to improve urban air quality assessment.</p> <p>Amy&#39;s presentation describes an optimisation scheme, developed at CERC, that minimises the part of dispersion model error which is due to emissions data error by adjusting emission rates on an hourly basis to optimise model performance in comparison with sensor data; the scheme accounts for estimated uncertainty in the sensor and emissions data and complex co-variance between individual source emissions error and between individual sensor error. To view the presentation <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/ies-uk/amy-stidworthy-optimising-local-air-quality-models-with-sensor-data?qid=bf79a79b-24b8-47b0-9d51-41f8fdb69019&v=&b=&from_search=3" title="Access document">click here</a>. To view all the presentations from DMUG 2017 <a href="https://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?searchfrom=header&q=%22dmug17%22" title="Access document">click here</a>.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=243#news243 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Defra briefing praises airTEXT air quality communication service http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=242#news242 <p>Defra&#39;s recent Air Quality Briefing for Directors of Public Health says &ldquo;clear public health messages enable the public to reduce their personal exposure... this is beneficial for the general population and those with existing health conditions. Examples of successful implementation of health communication include air quality services such as <a href="http://www.airtext.info" title="Go to airTEXT website"><em>air</em>TEXT</a>.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>air</em>TEXT has provided a public air quality and health information service for London since 2007 and has recently expanded to Colchester and Chelmsford. It offers three-day air quality forecasts for O<sub>3</sub>, NO<sub>2</sub>, PM<sub>10</sub> and PM<sub>2.5</sub> 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. People who sign up to the <em>air</em>TEXT pollution alerts receive free voice, email or text messages when air pollution is forecast to be moderate or higher. <em>air</em>TEXT is operated by <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> in partnership with a consortium made up of representatives from all the member local authorities, the GLA, Public Health England and the Environment Agency.</p> <p>The full Defra briefing is available <a href="https://laqm.defra.gov.uk/assets/63091defraairqualityguide9web.pdf" title="Access document">online (.pdf, 7MB)</a>. For more information on <em>air</em>TEXT, ADMS-Urban or forecasting services please <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/contact" title="Go to Contact page">contact CERC</a>.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170407_airText.jpg" width="316" height="425"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=242#news242 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hong Kong street-level air quality forecasting and exposure http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=241#news241 <p><a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> are partners in a new 5-year air quality (AQ) & health project that will develop a real-time, urban AQ modelling system capable of analysing and forecasting pollution levels in Hong Kong down to individual street level. <a href="http://praise.ust.hk/index.php/about/background/" title="Access PRAISE-HK website">PRAISE-HK</a> (Personalised Real-time Air quality Information System for Exposure &#8211; Hong Kong) is being led by the <a href="http://www.ust.hk/" title="Access HK Uni of Sci and Technology website">Hong Kong University of Science and Technology</a> with contributions from a number of other Hong Kong partners and CERC, and is part of the HSBC 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary charity programme.</p> <p>The Hong Kong forecasting system will use the CMAQ regional model with WRF meteorological data coupled to a Linux version of CERC&#39;s <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/Urban" title="Go to ADMS-Urban page">ADMS-Urban</a> high-resolution air quality model with its <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/RML" title="Go to RML page">Regional Model Link</a> allowing calculation of air pollution forecast maps at street-scale resolution. The <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170403_PRAISE-HK_schematics.png" title="Access picture">schematic</a> shows how the project will progress.</p> <p>GPS-based real-time estimates of pollutant concentrations will be made available to the public via a website and a mobile app. The app will provide personalised pollutant exposure information relating to different periods of the day, and will be able to predict exposure levels relating to routes and modes of transport selected by the user.</p> <p>The project also includes measurements and characterisation of AQ variations in different indoor microenvironments around HK. Various community groups will be targeted to help them better understand how outdoor ambient air conditions impacts on indoor AQ. You can sign up for the PRAISE-HK <a href="http://praise.ust.hk/index.php/follow-us/subscription/" title="Access PRAISE-HK email subscription website">newsletter</a> if you wish to keep informed of the Hong Kong developments.</p><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170403_PRAISE-HK_schematics.png" width="423" height="456"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=241#news241 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017 ADMS User Group Meetings to be held in Birmingham, 1-2 November http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=240#news240 <p>The 2017 <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/software-support/user-group-meetings.php" title="Go to User Group Meeting page">User Group Meetings</a> will be held in Birmingham on 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> November.</p> <ul><li>ADMS 5 User Group Meeting: Wednesday 1<sup>st</sup> November</li> <li>ADMS-Urban and ADMS-Roads User Group Meeting: Thursday 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.</p> <p>Users with a valid support contract are entitled to a number of free or reduced-rate delegate places depending on the type of licence held. Please <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/enquiries.html" title="Go to Enquiries 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 &lsquo;user view&rsquo; presentation. More details will be published later in the year; registration will open online in the Summer.</p> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=240#news240 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT ADMS-Urban & ADMS-Roads 4.1 released http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=239#news239 <p>The latest versions of <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> are now available for download.</p> <p>ADMS-Urban & ADMS-Roads are comprehensive tools for investigating air pollution taking account of complex urban morphology including street canyons and road tunnels. ADMS-Roads is designed primarily for networks of roads that may be in combination with industrial sites, for instance small towns or rural road networks. ADMS-Urban can model large urban areas providing output from street-scale to urban-scale.</p> <p>New features in version 4.1 include:</p> <ul><li>project files: allowing background maps, contour plots, layer symbology and more to be saved and reopened with your model input files;</li> <li>quick creation of terrain files from OS terrain 50 and SRTM data formats;</li> <li>road geometry simplification using Douglas-Peucker vertex reduction;</li> <li>file drag-drop and context menus throughout the <a href="http://cerc.co.uk/environmental-software/visualisation-tools.html#mapper" title="Go to ADMS Mapper page">Mapper</a> and interface; and</li> <li>the latest UK emissions factors from EFT 7.0</li></ul> <p>For more information about all the new features please see the relevant <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/UserGuides" title="Go to User guides page">What&#8217;s New?</a> guide.</p> <p>Eligible users should log in to the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/UserArea" title="Go to User Area page">User Area</a> in order to download the new versions.</p> <p>For further information please <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/CERC20170310_ADMS-Urban_Roads4.1.png" width="316" height="285"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=239#news239 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT ADMLC report on source term sensitivity in dispersion models http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=237#news237 <p><a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/consultancy" title="Go to Consultancy page">CERC&#39;s consultancy team</a>, with <a href="http://www.gtscience.co.uk/" title="Access GT Science website">GT Science & Software Ltd</a>, has carried out a High Level Review of the Sensitivity of Dispersion Model Predictions to Individual Source Term Parameters. The work was funded by the UK Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling Liaison Committee (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-atmospheric-dispersion-modelling-liaison-committee-admlc" title="Access ADMLC website">ADMLC</a>) and the report is freely available <a href="https://admlc.wordpress.com/publications/" title="Download linked document">here</a>.</p> <p>Defining source terms is an essential part of dispersion modelling. A substance can be released into the atmosphere in many different ways, particularly in accidental release situations. It is important to have an understanding of the sensitivity of the model results to each of the source term input parameters.</p> <p>The review discusses the main issues of source term sensitivity, describes a range of commonly-used dispersion models, and presents the results of detailed sensitivity tests. The source terms examined in the review include evaporating pools, pressurised catastrophic failures, jet releases, spray releases, warehouse fires and pool fires.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170302_ADLMC.jpg" width="400" height="271"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=237#news237 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT CERC workshop: Reviewing Air Quality Modelling Assessments for Planning http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=236#news236 <p>In February, <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/" title="Go to CERC homepage">CERC</a> held a workshop in Cambridge, UK, attended by over thirty delegates from local authorities and consultancies.</p> <p>The workshop comprised presentations from CERC <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/consultancy" title="Go to Consultancy page">consultancy</a> staff and external speakers, as well as breakout discussion sessions. Subjects presented during the day included:</p> <ul><li>dispersion model inputs, including emission factors;</li> <li>validation, verification and NO<sub>x</sub> chemistry; and</li> <li>assessment of the significance of air quality impacts.</li></ul> <p>The discussion sessions opened channels of communication, sparking lively debate.</p> <p>The workshop was a great success and CERC hopes to run a similar event in the near future. If you are interested in attending a workshop in future, please <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/contact" title="Go to Contact us page">contact</a> CERC. Also, see our web site for more information about CERC&#39;s <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/training" title="Go to Training page">training</a> courses.</p> <p>Feedback from delegates who attended the workshop:</p> <p><ul><em><q>Very useful as a consultant to be better aware of what local authorities require. And making sure a robust assessment is being prepared.</q></em></ul></p> <p><ul><em><q>Very helpful and relevant to my daily work tasks. The interactions and discussion sessions were really useful.</q></em></ul></p> <p><ul><em><q>Topics and content very relevant and focused &#8209; extremely useful.</q></em></ul></p> <p><ul><em><q>Every element was relevant and very informative. I wanted to understand more about modelling, and now I do. I feel I will be able to be a better air quality officer now!</q></em></ul></p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170301_Workshop1.jpg" width="400" height="189"/><br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170301_Workshop2.jpg" width="400" height="228"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=236#news236 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT ADMS 5.2.1 released http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=238#news238 <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 released last November. The new release includes the latest versions of AERMOD (16216r) and AERMET (16216) as released by the US-EPA. View the <a href="http://cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170303_ADMS_5-2-1.pdf" title="Download linked document">readme</a> document for further details about the update.</p> <p>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 either the <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/user-area/downloads.html" title="Go to User Area Other Download page">patch</a> or the full <a href="http://www.cerc.co.uk/user-area/software-downloads.html" title="Go to User Area Software Download page">install</a>. If you already have ADMS 5.2 installed, you need only download the patch to update your existing installation.</p> <br /><br /><img src="http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/assets/news/CERC20170228_ADMS5.2.png" width="345" height="320"/> http://www.cerc.co.uk/about-us/news.php?newsitem=238#news238 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT