Oceans provide abundant natural resources, support the livelihood of over three billion people and buffer global warming effects. But exploitation and pollution are threatening ecosystems, biodiversity and ultimately food security. This is why DHI supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #14 – Life Below Water, to ‘conserve and sustainably use our oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’.
Marine debris threaten biodiversity through entanglement or ingestion by organisms. Coastal waters are deteriorating due to nutrient loading and following eutrophication – a phenomenon expected to affect 20% of large marine ecosystems by 2050. Important habitats are under pressure and as an example, about 20% of the world’s coral reefs have today been destroyed and nearly 50% of remaining reefs are under imminent risk of collapse through human pressures.
DHI is your partner for sustainable marine and coastal development, resource exploration, ecological restoration and conservation. Our ecosystem-based approach addresses biological, spatial and organisational relationships backed by advanced modelling technology and monitoring data including satellite imagery. This experience enables us to bridge data, science and policy by facilitating communication between stakeholders, government bodies and your business.
At DHI, we incorporate the latest scientific and technological advances into custom solutions to help solve the specific challenges you face within the broader context of an ecosystem.
MIKE ECO Lab | ABM Lab | Littoral Processes | MIKE 21/3 Mud Transport | MIKE 21/3 Oil Spill | MIKE 21/3 Sand Transport | MIKE 21/3 Particle Tracking | Vessel-Check | MIKE 21/3 Hydrodynamics
DHI is here to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have, and discuss the best services and technological solutions for your unique challenges.