Here’s the answer to eco-friendly dredging

Millions of cubic metre seabed material is dredged and pushed around every year for various purposes. Disturbing the seabed constitutes a source of pollution and while dredging supports fundamental needs of societies, tough legislation is in place to protect the marine environment and keep pollution in check. Environmental protection agencies around the world are constantly raising the bar, which puts innovation at the heart of the dredging industry to drive new green technologies.

So how can one ensure that dredging activities are carried out in an environmentally friendly way? The answer: by using modelling software!

Dr. Jacob Hjelmager Jensen, Head of Projects at DHI, answers our questions about the role of computer models in dredging today and shares his insight on how models will drive innovation going forward in this digital age.  Continue reading “Here’s the answer to eco-friendly dredging”

Oil spill trajectories in emergency situations: from nerdy models to an easy online service

It is a well-known fact that accidental oil spills can cause significant negative impacts on the environment – affecting ecosystems, bringing distress to marine life, damaging waterways, ruining infrastructure and economy, to name a few.

The 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico – often cited as the worst environmental disaster in the United States – saw up to 800,000 bird mortalities and approximately 60% decline in the number of laughing gulls along the Gulf coast between 2010 and 2013. Demands are therefore being placed on oil companies, service providers and environmental authorities to be prepared to take proper and efficient action, should an accident occur. Continue reading “Oil spill trajectories in emergency situations: from nerdy models to an easy online service”