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C20-0443-1521: UK AERIUS Pilot Tool (Closing date 12 February 2021)

JNCC is undertaking a project to implement a UK version of the Dutch AERIUS tool; the project is called ITAPA – Integrating Tools for Air Pollution Assessment. This builds on previous work to determine whether there is a case for further developing AERIUS for the UK.  The aim of this contract is to deliver a pilot UK AERIUS tool to be able to test with stakeholders and validate against existing UK tools and approaches.

Specifically, JNCC is seeking:

  • Technical advice to support adaptation and validation of the AERIUS tool for UK implementation;
  • Project management, software development, tool build and demonstration of the pilot tool:
    • Adaptation of AERIUS tool available on Git Lab https://gitlab.com/AERIUS
      • Containerise the application for use in a cloud-based environment
      • Employ Nexus (https://nexus.aerius.nl/) to further improve code-sharing and less dependable development throughout the project.
    • Include a UK appropriate dispersion model that will be agreed in a separate contracted piece of work;
    • Inclusion of UK specific data (e.g. emission factors, habitat maps, protected areas, concentration/deposition) compiled in a separate contract;
    • Hosted on an agreed environment.
  • Handover and documentation for taking the pilot tool forward into testing and validation phases:
    • UK AERIUS data flows and process structure diagram advice and assistance with design; and
    • UK AERIUS user manual.
  • Advice on further phases of the project subject to funding (e.g. AERIUS Register adaptation for UK)

 

C20-0307-1520: An Analysis of the Nature of Landscape Scale Pressures, and Processes and Approaches to Identify and Address These, Through Consultations with JNCC International Project Implementation Partners in South America, the UK Overseas Territories and Southern Africa (Closing date 29 January 2021)

The aim of this proposed project is for the contractor to undertake, and report on:

  • An 'external' consultation process with a wide range of JNCC’s international partners in the Overseas Territories, South America (Chile, Peru, Colombia) and Southern
    Africa (South Africa, Namibia) where JNCC has implemented or proposed projects. The objectives of these 'external' consultations are to collate and categorise opinions on: (i) the nature of landscape scale environmental pressures; and (ii) what landscape-scale outcomes and positive impacts partner countries wish to achieve.
  • An 'internal consultation with JNCC staff involved in project implementation overseas to identify and catalogue data types, staff and partner skills, 'Input', to JNCC
    international projects, and ‘Outputs’ generated such as tools, habitat maps, economic assessments, enhanced partner capacities.

 

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