|Selected application examples|
||Protecting clean drinking water from Lake Ontario, Canada|
Most of the North American region and in particular Ontario’s 13 million residents are highly dependent on clean drinking water from one of the Great Lakes. Thus, as contamination of the lakes could have severe consequences for many communities, a study was initiated to investigate potential threats to the water quality of Lake Ontario. Want to read more? Click here.
||Cyclone current modelling, Australia|
Australia's NW coast is one of the most sparsely populated places on earth but contains vast oil and gas reserves which are being rapidly developed. The region is subject to severe oceanographic conditions including waves and currents from frequent tropical cyclones and large internal waves, creating problems when developing or operating offshore facilities. Want to read more? Click here.
||Sumatra tsunami, December 2004, Indian Ocean|
On 26th December 2004 off the coast of Northern Sumatra the fourth largest earthquake this century occurred at 00:58 UTC. The quake occurred at 10 km depth, and was measured to 9.0 on the open ended Richter scale. A displacement of the tectonic plates will always generate a wave at the surface of the ocean - a so-called Tsunami. Want to read more? Click here.
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has decided to use DHI’s MIKE modelling technologies for studying water levels, currents and waves in the often rather harsh environment at EMEC’s test sites in the Orkney Islands located NW of Scotland, UK. EMEC is a test centre created to promote the development of the wave and tidal stream energy conversion industries in the UK and wider. Want to read more? Click here.
||Upper Adriatic Sea, Italy|
In order to establish nutrient and sediment budgets for the Venice Lagoon and to support the monitoring activities for measuring the exchange of water between Venice Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, a hydrodynamic model has been developed to determine the origin and pathways of the water masses. Want to read more? Click here.
||EIA, Frederikssund, Denmark|
A new fixed link across Roskilde Fjord in Denmark is proposed to relieve the severe congestion in the city of Frederikssund for traffic across the existing bridge that was built before the Second World War. The Danish Road Directorate undertakes a major EIA study in order to develop and evaluate new alternative alignments for a fixed link. Want to read more? Click here.