AMBER 6.5 introduced enhancements to the spatial modelling capabilities, including:
AMBER 6.5.1 introduces the option for remote licencing alongside the current local licencing system, including the ability to run AMBER via a Remote Desktop (RDP) connection. Please contact us if you require further details of this remote licencing.
In addition to the features listed above, AMBER 6.5 and 6.5.1 include other minor feature updates and various bug fixes. For further details, see the AMBER 6.5 Release Note and AMBER 6.5.1 Release Note.
If you would like to renew your maintenance agreement or purchase AMBER, please contact us.
The tutorial videos demonstrate the implementation of a conceptual model of the leaching of radioactive contaminants from a near-surface repository into an aquifer, followed by transport towards a downstream well used as a source of drinking water and irrigation.
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AMBER is currently only available as a 32-bit application, in order to support older computers that are running 32-bit versions of Windows. However, for some large case files the 2GB memory limit of a 32-bit application may be exceeded. To avoid this, we would like to move to providing a 64-bit version of AMBER in future. If you still require support for 32-bit systems, please contact the AMBER team.
Over a two week period in March and April 2021, Quintessa provided a web-hosted training course on safety assessment and the application of the AMBER compartment modelling tool to seven participants from the Bulgarian State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW).
The course focused on the use of the software for post-closure ‘total system’ safety assessment and was structured around international guidance on safety assessment and its contribution to the wider safety case. The training included examples of AMBER’s application to near-surface disposal, site remediation, disposal of wastes containing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and the borehole disposal of disused sealed radioactive sources.
The following publications from 2020 and 2021 cite the use of AMBER.
Quintessa is fully committed to the long-term development and support of AMBER, with on-going development and annual software updates. Developments planned for the future include improvements to the user interface and the ability to add quality assurance checks and comments to case files.
We very much welcome feedback about AMBER, including ideas and suggestions for further developments that would help maintain its utility and applicability to a wide range of contaminant transport and risk assessment situations. Please contact the AMBER team with any development suggestions or requests.
Quintessa continues to support AMBER, both through directed support to licence holders and by applying the software to safety and performance assessment studies of contaminants in the environment. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about AMBER, its application and/or about our associated support and training programme.