GRAMM/GRAL – 6, 7, 13, 14, 15 October, 2020 – Online Course

This 10 hour intensive course provides an overview of the Graz Lagrangian Model, (GRAL), and the Graz Mesoscale Model, (GRAMM). GRAMM and GRAL are open source modelling codes developed by the Graz University of Technology, Austria. This course provides an overview of both models, providing participants with the tools needed to install the software, set up projects, generate and process results and conduct quality assurance. Standard registration is available to 25 September 2020.

Understanding and Managing Air Quality – 30, 31 July & 6, 7 August, 2020

This online course introduces the key aspects of air quality management, including the science behind the behaviour and effects of air pollution. The course covers air quality principles and describes how pollutants are assessed through modelling, monitoring and emission inventories. Participants will receive the course workbook and an electronic copy of the CASANZ Publication Air Quality Regulations and Odour Management in Australia and New Zealand. The course is limited to 15 participants and will be conducted using Zoom, enabling participant video streaming and enhanced interaction between course instructors and attendees. Standard registration close 13 July 2020.

CALPUFF – 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 September, 2020 – Online course

This course is aimed at individuals interested in air quality science who have a working knowledge of dispersion modelling. The objective of the course is to teach the proper use of CALPUFF through hands-on applications and give a thorough overview of dispersion modelling theory. The course is recommended for new users or those requiring a refresher in the operation of the modelling system. Participants will be provided with CALPUFF View software for the hands-on exercises. The standard registration fee applies until 31 August 2020.

Introduction to Meteorology for Air Quality – 11, 12, 18, 19 November, 2020 – Online

An understanding of meteorology is essential for air quality practitioners. This course will outline key meteorological concepts and apply them to air quality applications. You will use information from this course to inform decisions for siting air quality monitoring stations, choosing representative data for air quality modelling, preparation of model input files and undertaking meteorological modelling. As an air quality expert, you need to know the impact of terrain, inversions, boundary layer height, proximity to water etc. on the dispersion, dilution and transport of pollutants. This course covers these topics and more in four 2-hour webinars in November 2020. Standard registration available to 30 October 2020.

Introductory Stack Testing – 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, December 2020 – Online Course

This fantastic course provides a comprehensive overview of the science of stack testing. Presented by expert stack tester, Stuart Inglis, this course covers the key principles then delves into the US EPA methods, teaching how each method works and why.

Data Validation Workshop – Expression of Interest

The new Australian Standard AS3580.19 Methods for sampling and analysis of ambient air.  Part 19: Ambient air quality data validation and reporting is due to be released this year.  This workshop is an opportunity to hear about application of the standard as well as new requirements for validation, calibrations and reporting.  Presentations will be supplemented by workshop discussion and case studies.