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MOVES Training Sessions

For answers to users' questions on MOVES, see our "Frequent Questions" page.


There are no webinars scheduled at this time. Information on these web conferences will be posted here as available. If you would like to receive notification about future webinars, sign up to the MOVES Listserv here: www.epa.gov/otaq/models/mobilelist.htm

Past Webinars

  • 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)

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Adobe PDF files on this page. See EPA's PDF page for more information about getting and using the free Acrobat Reader.

Hands-On Training Course for MOVES2010b

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have developed a new training course for MOVES2010b. This is a detailed, two-day, hands-on course intended for state and local agency staff who will use MOVES2010b for developing emissions inventories for SIP and conformity analyses. The course was 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.

November 2013 course update: The course was updated in November 2013 to correct several minor errors. Additionally, the Emission Rates module was improved based on user feedback. 

Participants in a scheduled course will need to bring a laptop computer with the following items:

  • The most recent version of MOVES2010 (currently MOVES2010b) already installed and tested. Instructors will not be able to troubleshoot any installation problems during the course, so it is very important that any installation issues be resolved before course participants arrive at the course. MOVES2010b, including instructions for downloading and installation, can be found at www.epa.gov/otaq/models/moves/index.htm.
  • All presentations and files needed for the course exercises, which are contained in this ZIP file: MOVES2010b Training Materials (ZIP) (15.7MB). The course materials should be copied to your computer and unzipped before arriving at the course. We recommend putting the unzipped folder on your desktop so that it is easily accessible during the course. Do not change the folder structure of the training materials. During the course, we will be switching back and forth between the presentations, the MOVES interface, and the other files included. The presentations include slides that describe what to do during the hands-on exercises. We strongly recommend that course participants bring paper copies of the presentations included in the training folder.

Questions about installing MOVES or about course materials should be addressed to mobile@epa.gov.

Upcoming MOVES Training Courses

No courses are currently scheduled.

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

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