A first meeting of the DUKEMS User Group was held on 9 July 2020, with more than 30 participants representing the project team and number of atmospheric modellers across the UK modelling community. The main objective for this meeting was to establish the user group as one key element of how the project will engage with the users of the UK Emission Modelling System and ensure a user-driven design and implementation.

Utilising interactive elements, user preferences and priorities were gathered, and breakout discussions facilitated by the project team were used to discuss, in more detail, specific user requirements for local, regional and transboundary modelling needs.

We were delighted that Prof. Ranjeet Sokhi kindly agreed to chair the user group and as a follow-up to the meeting, terms of reference for the group were finalised and agreed. The next user group meeting is planned for early 2021.