Modeling and Inventories
MOVES Training Sessions
MOVES2014 incorporates many new improvements compared to MOVES2010b but the basic structure of the on-road portion of the two models is essentially the same. Experienced users of the MOVES2010 series of models should be able to quickly make the transition to MOVES2014. EPA is offering webinar-based training for experienced MOVES users that focuses on the changes in MOVES2014. In addition, EPA is updating the 2-day hands-on training course for MOVES2014 for new users. If you would like to receive notification when webinars and courses are scheduled, sign up to the MOVES Listserv here:
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MOVES2014 for Experienced Users: Rather than an introduction to MOVES, this webinar focuses on what has changed from MOVES2010 to MOVES2014. This webinar will include demonstrations of the conversion of MOVES2010b input files to MOVES2014 format, changes to the MOVES GUI, and new input options in MOVES2014 for fuels, retrofits, and start and hotelling activity. Reference slides for this presentation are here: MOVES2014 Webinar for Experienced Users (PDF) (35 pp, 1.68MB, September 2014) .
Please note that these webinars assume a basic knowledge of previous versions of MOVES.
EPA has presented this webinar on 9/17/2014, 9/25/2014, and 10/22/2014. It would be offered again based on demand -- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make such a request.
MOVES2014 at the Project Level for Experienced Users: This webinar will cover the changes made within MOVES that enhance the model at the project scale, changes to the MOVES2014 graphical user interface at the project scale, how to convert a MOVES2010b project-level input file to MOVES2014 format, and new input options at the project scale. Reference slides for this presentation are here: MOVES2014 Project Level Webinar for Experienced Users (PDF) (50 pp, 998K October 2014).
This webinar was presented on 10/29/2014, and would be offered again based on demand – please contact email@example.com to make such a request.
Past Webinars (MOVES2010)
The following webinars are based on MOVES2010 but contain information that is still useful for MOVES2014.
- MOVES Batch Mode: Setting up and running groups of related MOVES run specifications – Presented November 3, 2010
This webinar training provided instruction on setting up and running groups of related MOVES runs, including discussion of situations where “batch mode” can be useful and tips for grouping runs. Instructors demonstrated use of the MOVES "Multiple Run Spec Creator," the "Generate Importer XML File" tool, and the MOVES command line interface. The presentation used for this webinar is here: MOVES Batch Mode (PDF) (33 pp, 220K, February 2011)
Here are an example MOVES RunSpec file and an example XML file used for the demonstration:
MOVES RunSpec file: lake_2010_training.mrs
XML file created for a batch run: lake_2011_training.xml
- Introduction to MOVES2010 – Presented October 7, 2010
This webinar provided a general overview of MOVES for both MOVES users and non-modelers. The presentation used for that webinar is here: Introduction to MOVES2010 (PDF) (63 pp, 504K, October 2010)
MOVES2014 2-Day Hands-On Training Course for New MOVES Users
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are developing a training course for MOVES2014. This is a detailed, two-day, hands-on course intended for state and local agency staff who will use MOVES2014 for developing emissions inventories for SIP and conformity analyses. The course is designed to be self-taught in periods where no classes are scheduled, or travel budget constraints prevent attending an EPA or DOT sponsored course. Users can work through the modules and hands-on exercises at their convenience. Please note that this course is intended for new users of MOVES. If you have already taken MOVES2010 training and are familiar with the basic operation of MOVES, please refrain from signing up for this course to leave course spaces open for new users. Course materials and instructions for using them will be posted here as soon as they are available. In the meantime, materials for the previous MOVES2010b course, which are still largely applicable, are available here: MOVES2010b Training Materials (ZIP) (15.7MB)
Dates and Locations of Upcoming Training Courses
- December 2-3, 2014, Ann Arbor, MI
Register at: www.eventbrite.com/e/moves2014-hands-on-training-course-for-new-moves-users-registration-7056260465
- Additional dates and locations: to be determined. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request training in a specific location.
Project Level Training for Quantitative PM Hotspot Analysis
EPA and DOT have developed a multi-day training course in accordance with EPA’s “Transportation Conformity Guidance for Quantitative Hot-spot Analyses in PM2.5 and PM10 Nonattainment and Maintenance Areas”. This technical, hands-on course is geared toward state and local agency staff and focuses on using emission models (including EPA's MOVES model) and air quality models (AERMOD and CAL3QHCR) for quantitative PM hot-spot analyses. More detailed information on this course including training dates and locations, as well as other webinars and presentations on this guidance, has been posted on EPA’s Transportation Conformity Training and Presentations web page: www.epa.gov/otaq/stateresources/transconf/training.htm