|Selected application examples|
Matanzas Inlet, Florida, USA
Many coastal areas and ports are challenged with frequent and expensive maintenance dredging in order to keep the waterways clear. By using coastal modelling tools it is possible to reduce the frequency and costs of maintenance dredging in inlets, channels, and other connecting waterways. A study in Florida came to this realization when researching dredging requirements of an intracoastal waterway. Want to read more? Click here.
A planned harbour off Bakkafjara which is meant to serve as a ferry connection to the Westman Islands imposes challenging conditions due to the potential morphological impacts. The area is characterised by high waves that can reach heights of nearly 25m. Likewise a near by river supplies large amounts of sand every year. Want to read more? Click here.
||Esbjerg Harbour, Denmark|
To obtain the environmental permit for their annual maintenance dredging the Port of Esbjerg has requested an assessment of the impact on the environment. The model study revealed that the disposed sediment would remain within the tidal area. The impact of disposal of off-shore disposal indicated that only a small percentage of the disposed sediment would return to the tidal area. Want to read more? Click here.
||Port of Santos, Brazil|
An impact assessment of the planned deepening of the navigation channel of the entrance to Port of Santos, Brazil has addressed issues related to the discharges in the water and lagoon system, water levels, currents and distribution of channel flow; the intrusion of a salt water wedge and associated stratification; as well as the impact on sedimentation patterns. Want to read more? Click here.
||Dredging spills, South East Asia|
Proper understanding of the various dredger types linked to the behavior of dredging spoils can easily be turned into a cost-effective EIA and environmental monitoring and thus lead to huge savings on capital and maintenance costs. This is the lesson learned from Malaysia. Want to read more? Click here.
||Amager Beach Park, Denmark|
Just five km from the centre of Copenhagen the city's new beach park was officially inaugurated on the 18th August 2005 by HRH Crownprince Frederik and Crownprincess Mary. The shoreface of the existing beach was very shallow, which resulted in the lack of wave exposure and water exchange. These conditions resulted in a poor beach quality and a poor water quality at the shallow water. Want to read more? Click here.