CERC's Managing and Technical Director, Dr David Carruthers, has been appointed the position of Associate Editor of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association. This international journal is one of the oldest peer-reviewed, technical environmental journals in the world, publishing policy-relevant air and waste management science and technology manuscripts.
Last Tuesday (17th March) saw levels of particulate pollution across London reach 'High' levels, according to the official UK Government definition. The airTEXT air quality forecasting system, operated by CERC, predicted this event three days in advance and as part of the Breathe Better Together campaign this triggered a cascade of alerts containing health advice to health professionals, interested organisations and individuals. The episode was caused by the combination of light easterly winds bringing pollution across from the Continent together with local high pressure conditions leading to the build up of locally generated pollution.
On Friday 30th January Boris Johnson the Mayor of London launched "Breathe Better Together" - a campaign that aims to raise public awareness about air quality in London and promotes the airTEXT air quality alert service operated by CERC. The launch took place at Norbury Manor Primary School in Croydon. Amy Stidworthy from CERC represented airTEXT at the launch, together with the Croydon air quality team (pictured). The campaign is being led by a partnership between Camden, Croydon, Islington and City of London Councils and the GLA and is supported by funding from the EU through the Joaquin project.
We are pleased to announce the release of ADMS-Airport 3.4. Users who have valid support will be eligible for the new version and should receive an email shortly with download details. For more information about the new features of the product, please see the What's New in ADMS-Airport 3.4 page for further details.