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MOVES and Related Models

MOVES Training Sessions

EPA has presented various webinars and training courses to assist users with MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES) software and inputs, and makes presentation slides available here for future reference.

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MOVES2014a Webinars

MOVES2014a: Introduction and New Features

This introduction to MOVES2014a includes training on the new features in this minor revision to MOVES2014. We presented this webinar twice, on November 18 and December 10, 2015.

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MOVES2014 Webinars

MOVES2014 for Experienced Users

This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of previous versions of MOVES, and focuses on what has changed from MOVES2010 to MOVES2014. Information in this webinar is useful for users of MOVES2014a as well.  We presented this webinar in September and October, 2014.

MOVES2014 at the Project Level for Experienced Users

This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of previous versions of MOVES, and focuses on what has changed from MOVES2010 to MOVES2014.  Information in this webinar is useful for users of MOVES2014a as well.  We presented this webinar in October, 2014.

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MOVES2010 Webinars

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 includes discussion of situations where “batch mode” can be useful and tips for grouping runs. Instructors demonstrate use of the MOVES "Multiple Run Spec Creator," the "Generate Importer XML File" tool, and the MOVES command line interface.

Introduction to MOVES2010

Presented October 7, 2010: This webinar provided a general overview of MOVES for both MOVES users and non-modelers.

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MOVES2014a Hands-On Training

MOVES2014a 2-Day Hands-On Training Course for New MOVES Users

EPA developed this detailed, two-day, hands-on course for state and local agency staff who will use MOVES2014a 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 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 or MOVES2014 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.

  • MOVES2014a Two-Day Training: Course Materials and Instructions (ZIP)(47 MB, April 2018)
  • Course attendee expectations:
    • Arrive at the course with your own laptop computer with the latest version of MOVES2014a already installed and tested.
    • Be sure to install MySQL Workbench when prompted during the MOVES installation process. 
    • Give yourself adequate time to install MOVES prior to leaving for the course as the course instructors do not have time to help with installation or to resolve any installation problems on the day of the course.
    • Download the MOVES training materials (presentations and files needed for course exercises) to a folder on the desktop of your laptop computer.
    • The laptop you bring will also need to have MS Excel or some other Excel compatible spreadsheet software installed.
    • Many course attendees also find it helpful to bring a notebook with the course presentations to annotate during the course.

Dates and Locations of Upcoming Training Courses

All MOVES training courses are free of charge.

April 24-25: Atlanta, GA
Contact: Gary Dolce, US EPA, dolce.gary@epa.gov

May 15-16: Research Triangle Park, NC
This training is part of part of a State/Local/Tribal Emissions Inventory Training Workshop and will follow the full 2-day format of our regular courses. For more information on the workshop and a link to the registration page, go to www.epa.gov/air-emissions-inventories/air-emissions-inventory-training

June 19-20: Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Gary Dolce, US EPA, dolce.gary@epa.gov

Completed MOVES2014a Training​

  • October 2016, Ann Arbor, MI
  • November 2016, Seattle, WA
  • July 2017, Ann Arbor, MI
  • August 2017, Baltimore, MD
  • September 2017, Denver, CO

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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.

See Transportation Conformity Training and Presentations for more detailed information on this course including training dates and locations, as well as other webinars and presentations on this guidance.

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