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10 Oct 2013FORTISSIMO project is underway

FORTISSIMO is an EU-funded 7th Framework Programme project coordinated by the University of Edinburgh and involves 45 partners including Manufacturing Companies, Application Developers, Domain Experts, IT Solution Providers and HPC Cloud Service Providers from 14 countries. Generally, large companies have had easier access to advanced simulation than SMEs, however this collaborative project will enable European SMEs to be more competitive globally through the use of simulation services running on a High Performance Computing cloud infrastructure.

CERC's role in FORTISSIMO is as a software provider for one of the project experiments. In this experiment CERC will be porting ADMS-Urban for use on a cloud-based HPC system at Bull called eXtreme factory. The end user, NUMTECH, will then be simulating the air quality over cities using the ADMS-Urban model.

For more details please see the press release.

2 Oct 2013Registration open for user group meetings on Nov 13th (ADMS 5) and Nov 14th (ADMS-Urban & Roads)

We are now accepting registrations for the ADMS 5 and ADMS-Urban and Roads User Group Meetings. For more information, please refer to the User Group Meeting page for more details.

18 Sep 2013Update to CERC's dense gas dispersion model GASTAR now available

A patch update to GASTAR version 3.2.2 is now available. GASTAR is a model for the dispersion of dense gases, which is particularly suited to risk assessment and emergency response applications. It is generally used to model releases of toxic and/or flammable materials due to industrial accidents.

The patch update resolves some minor issues with the model. Users who have valid support will automatically receive a download link to upgrade the model.

28 Aug 2013New version of CERC's EMissions Inventory Tool EMIT 3.2 now available

The new version of CERC's EMissions Inventory Tool EMIT is now available.

EMIT is an invaluable tool that enables storage, manipulation and assessment of emissions data from a variety of sources. Data stored within EMIT can be used in local air pollution studies of toxic pollutants, and is particularly useful for calculating detailed base case, low emission and future emissions scenarios in urban areas. EMIT can also be used to calculate greenhouse gas emissions inventories and to estimate emissions for use in IPPC applications.

EMIT 3.2 contains the 2012 NAEI road traffic emission factors, which incorporate the COPERT 4 (version 8.1) NOx emission factors, in addition to recent fleet data. Full details of the new features included in this release are given in the What's New in EMIT 3.2? document.

23 Jul 2013Asthma UK recommends use of airTEXT to London asthma sufferers

David Hiles of Asthma UK suggests London asthma sufferers should use airTEXT forecasts. See article on the BBC Health News website.

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