15th Anniversary of CMAS
EPA instituted the Community Modeling and Analysis System (CMAS) Center in 2001 as an approach for supporting community-based air quality modeling. A primary focus of CMAS is to instill a sense of community among the users of environmental models by promoting cooperation within and between the different groups in the environmental modeling community. It is operated under contract by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment.
EPA recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of its partnership with the CMAS Center. CMAS has been the conduit for public releases of CMAQ, and has been instrumental in brokering international scientific contributions to the model. CMAS has provided training and online support for the CMAQ community, hosting an annual workshop dedicated to exchanging the most updated scientific findings. Below is the link to the video that celebrates our 15-year partnership.