Dear User Community Members,
We are glad to announce the release of NBDSS 2014.5 which is available for download from:
This version includes various new features and enhancements to existing features as follows:
o SWAT is completely free and open source and can be downloaded from: http://swat.tamu.edu/
o WEAP can be obtained from http://www.weap21.org/. You will need to have version 3.4390 or later and you need to apply for a license – please see http://www.weap21.org/index.asp?action=217 for SEI licensing policy.
o New Trade-of-Analysis as an extension to Multi-Criteria Analysis. This new feature allows tabular and graphical visualizations of trade-offs between different criteria and scenarios to better understand what is lost versus what is gained when a solution (scenario) is preferred over another.
o Automatic updating of a MCA setup with new simulation results, without the need to configure the setup afresh.
o Ability to import scenarios indicators calculated outside the DSS, and use these indicators together with ones calculated within the NB DSS.
o A new folder provider that allows handling large climate change datasets in NetCDF and other formats without importing them to the database
o Addition of New Time Series Tools to generate downscaled climate change projections for precipitation, evapo-transpiration and temperature with three statistical algorithms: Delta change factors, Quantile-Quantile, and Perturbed Quantile
o Extension of zonal statistics tools for points and lines
o New temporal zonal statistics tool to calculate time series of statistics of GIS features from temporal rasters (i.e. time series of rasters).
o Animation of temporal rasters
o Metadata support related climate change data and downscaling
If you have a dongle and a license file for DSS v2.0, then they will work with this version as well.
More information is available in the release notes of the DSS 2014.5 available from:
More to come in the next few weeks/months regarding training and training materials on the new features.
SEI has released a new full version of WEAP with all the enhancements and fixes of intermediate releases. They changed the naming so it is named version 2015.0. Visit http://weap21.org/index.asp?action=9&read=3013&fID=30 for more information. We will be testing the new version for compatibility with the DSS.
You can apply for a license through the normal procedure: http://www.weap21.org/Apply
Received with thanks