No ecological problem is too complex or too simple for MIKE ECO Lab. You can visualise the fate of bacteria discharged into the environment or use the software to understand the impact of changing nutrients on dissolved oxygen concentrations. See how a sediment plume from dredging operations affects benthic flora and fauna.
This operational system reveals bacteria being discharged from Combined Sewer Overflow’s (CSOs) into Copenhagen Harbor after heavy rain.
Here’s a simulation of the sudden spill of nitrogen-heavy substances after a fertilizer factory exploded into inner Danish straights
Perform water quality and ecological studies for coastal waters, rivers, lakes, wetlands, reservoirs, estuaries, groundwater and the sea. Describe state variables that can be found in the whole water column or isolate those just bound to the seabed, water surface or sediment.
To transform any aquatic ecosystem into a reliable, numerical model, simply define the process using standard templates for Eutrophication, Water Quality and Heavy Metal as a basis. The MIKE ECO Lab template is independent of the discretization into a computational grid so it can be shared with other MIKE ECO Lab supported models.
The eutrophication templates include a large number of derived variables such as total nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations
With MIKE ECO Lab you have it all – access to DHI’s water quality models and the freedom to include your own know-how or research ideas and test them against field data. The flexible nature of MIKE ECO Lab enables you to create new model concepts containing the necessary causal relations to describe the specific pheneomena in question.
Visualise the fate of bacteria and pollutants from combined sewer overflows to help ensure they don’t reach unacceptable levels.
Realise the potential impact of your sediment plume on flora and fauna caused by dredging operations to avoid litigation concerns.
Benefit from 1D-2D coupled water quality modelling to better manage the health of a complex watershed system
Investigate the effects of reducing / increasing the nutrient runoff from fertilizer into your water to advise authorities of the consequences
Couple MIKE ECO Lab with our Oil Spill module to predict the spreading and weathering of spilled oil as part of your EIA.
DHI’s hydro-ecological modelling experts can help define your ecological modelling problem in MIKE ECO Lab.
LEARN HOW TO CREATE A TEMPLATE
Test different scientific ecosystem theories/ hypotheses to understand and map the causal relations in a specific ecosystem. Assess the current environmental situation when used as a surveillance tool.
Describe the fate and transport of Feacal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) – E. coli and enterococci and forecast bathing water quality.
Manage disease risks from flooding events. Calculate flood risk indices or scour risk formulas.
By coupling the add-on module, ABM Lab, you can truly unlock the power of MIKE ECO Lab, and start building agent-based (Lagrangian) models of e.g. fish or coral larvae transport.
Describe adsorption/desorption of metals to suspended matter.
Describe the sedimentation of sorbed metals to the seabed as well as resuspension of settled metals.
Describe concentrations of phytoplankton, chlorophyll-a, zooplankton, organic matter (detritus), organic and inorganic nutrients, oxygen and area-based biomass of benthic vegetation over time. Describe degradation of organic matter, resulting oxygen conditions and excess levels of nutrients in water bodies.
Incorporate an understanding of coastal flooding’s impact on aquatic ecosystems and agricultural productivity into the planning process