Future Air Quality Evidence Programme Engagement Workshop – modelling for AQ compliance and Modelling. Defra Network eTendering Portal Tender Closes 28th April

The Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for Transport (DfT) hereby invite you to an engagement workshop for the Modelling Pillar of the Future Evidence Programme (FEP) for potential suppliers and interested experts. The FEP will improve our capability to provide underpinning evidence, including for compliance with relevant Directives and evaluation of policies, for successful delivery of the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emission reduction plan.

The workshop will be held on 25th February 2019 at Defra’s Office at Nobel House , Smith Square, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR. Further details to be issued. Limited to one person per organisation.

JAQU is investing over the next two years in framework projects to make a step-change in improvement to the current modelling capability in this area. This includes but is not necessarily limited to improving JAQU’s: 
a) understanding of the scale challenge (Local Vs National); 
b) ability to carry out policy scenario modelling, e.g. faster run times, reduced uncertainty, delivery of new tools and methods that address recommendations made by previous expert panels (e.g. use of deterministic models);
c) integration of modelling systems using different approaches; 
d) use of 3rd party datasets (e.g. satellites, phone, transport);
e) capability and thus reduce dependence on out-sourced evidence. 

The agenda for the day is to be finalised but is planned to provide an opportunity for feedback from potential suppliers on our requirements, including viability, identification of any dependencies and possible delivery options. 

Please express your interest in attending by emailing sharon.denham@defra.gov.uk

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