Monday, 18 August 2014
SCOUR AROUND MARINE STRUCTURES: Dealing with scour related problems in water environments
Date: Thursday 23 Oct - Friday 24 Oct 2014
Location: DHI, Agern Allé 5, DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark
Language: English

This two-day, thematic course introduces you to the procedures of analysis related to assessing scour risk at marine structures. The focus is on offshore wind turbine foundations and how to protect against or mitigate the scour formation by applying scour protection systems of, for instance, rock dump or mattresses. After the course the participant will be able to identify and define scour issues, asses the risk of scour and possible mitigation solutions for various types of marine structures and obtain the recent knowledge gained over the last decade from significant development and research within the field of marine scour.

Scour is a well-known issue for hydraulic and marine engineering. Scour occurs when structures are placed on erodible beds and exposed to current and waves. The foundations of e.g. offshore wind turbines are often erected in harsh hydrodynamic environments, exposed to tidal currents and large waves individually or in combination. Therefore, it is essential to have a detailed understanding of how these hydrodynamic environments affects the structure as a whole, including the foundation and the interaction between flow, structure and sea bed to ensure short– and long term stability. Evidently, the formation of scour around marine structures can pose a threat to the structural stability and the cables transporting electricity. Read more...

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014
MIKE 21 OS FM: Oil spill modelling using flexible mesh
Date: Monday 08 September - Tuesday 09 September 2014
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
Language: English

This two-day course teaches you the fundamentals of 2D oil spill modelling using flexible mesh, how to setup and model the fate and transport of oil using the MIKE 21 Oil Spill model (OS) FM.

Oil spills pose serious threats to water environments and place massive pressure on the entities that are responsible for the emergency response and clean-up operations, such as oil companies and national authorities.

The Oil Spill module simulates the spreading and weathering of suspended substances using a dedicated oil spill template. Oil spill modelling is important for emergency response planning and environmental impact assessment. Oil spill models predict the spreading and weathering processes acting on the spilled oil. Results can be evaluated with respect to the impacts on flora, fauna and selected species or habitats. Read more...

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2014 MIKE by DHI UK Symposium:
Knowledge sharing for water and environmental professionals

The 2014 MIKE by DHI UK Symposium (including the 16th MIKE by DHI UK User Group Meeting) took place over the 13th to 14th May 2014 and was a great success!

As this year’s Symposium fades into a cake-filled haze, We would like to extend our thanks to the (more than) 70 clients – both present and potential users – who participated in the event; particularly those who delivered the many varied and informative keynotes and user presentations.

We are pleased to revive the memory of the event with a free book compiling those presentations which we have had permission to publish from the User Group Meeting (Day 1 of the Symposium). The book is available via SlideShare (below) and – at a higher resolution – from

Thanks once again, and see you next year!

Teaching and research with MIKE by DHI - Dr Björn Elsäßer (Queen’s University Belfast)

Presented at the 2014 MIKE by DHI UK Symposium on 13th to 14th May 2014.

River water quality modelling using MIKE 11 ECO Lab - Vera Jones (Atkins)

Presented at the 2014 MIKE by DHI UK Symposium on 13th to 14th May 2014.

Assessment of Swan and Canning River Tidal and Storm Surge Water Levels - Alan Forster (URS)

Presented at the 2014 MIKE by DHI UK Symposium on 13th to 14th May 2014.

From Hazard to Impact: The CORFU flood damage assessment tool - Albert S. Chen (University of Exeter)

Presented at the 2014 MIKE by DHI UK Symposium on 13th to 14th May 2014.

Undertaking Modelling of Flooding due to Wave Overtopping using the MIKE by DHI Software Suite - Dr Suzie Clarke (DHI)

This presentation outlines the basis for one of the methodologies that can be followed in order to simulate the flooding of coastal areas due to overtopping of coastal defences by extreme or storm wave conditions. It is not expected that the slides are exhaustive in detail, nor present the only approach, but are provided to give basic guidance for all experience levels. Care is advised when following this methodology and all results should be subjected to reasonable checking.

Read the full Executive Summary here.

Burrator Discovery Centre is now complete and open!

On Sunday 6 July over 800 people attended the South West Lakes Trust celebration event, hosted at Burrator. The event included over 30 local exhibitors, bug hunting with the wildlife watch team, dog obedience taster sessions, orienteering, wheelyboat trips, Morris dancing, live music and a chance to see how granite is traditionally split using the feather and tare method. There was also the opportunity to explore Burrator ‘virtually’ with Birmingham University. Read more...

Click here to download the latest 'Burrator Historic and Natural Environment Project' Newsletter.

Virtual Burrator

Virtual Burrator has its roots in a hospital rehabilitation research project. The research focuses on the development of virtual restorative environments and their effect on our sense of well-being. Previous restorative environment research suggests that exposure of individuals to natural settings (the coast, countryside, forests, etc.) can reduce stress, improve feelings of well-being and help individuals to recover from fatigue following intensive mental activities. Read more...

Visit the Virtual Burrator website here.

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Welcome to DHI UK

DHI is an independent, international consulting and research organisation with the global objective of advancing technological development and competence with respect to water, in all of its environments.

Worldwide, we offer a wide range of consulting services and leading edge technologies, software tools, environmental laboratories, and physical model test facilities, as well as field surveys and monitoring programmes. Designated as a not-for-profit organisation, DHI is able to invest a considerable portion of its resources in research and development. Today we co-operate with many Universities, and research organisations, and are recognised globally for our innovation and expertise.

In the UK, DHI offers niche or specialist consultancy services in the water and environment market to government agencies, commercial entities and selected research organisations. We fulfil a research based specialist advisor role; a ‘Consultant to the Consultants’. We also supply and support the renowned MIKE by DHI suite of integrated water modelling tools.

MIKE by DHI software is the result of years of experience and dedicated development and has, in many regions, become the standard modelling tool. It transforms our science into practice and gives you the competitive edge and, through the DHI Academy, you can rest assured that there is a local team of highly skilled experts committed to train and support you every step of the way.

MIKE by DHI truly models the world of water - from mountain streams to the ocean and from drinking water to treatment plant and beyond.

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