Solutions to Global Challenges

Empowering Coastal Resilience Planning Through Modelling

Benefit from prevention planning rather than crisis management

The issue

Many of us have chosen to live in low-elevation coastal zones putting ourselves at risk for the effects of flooding and coastal erosion. Despite the well-known challenges related to climate change, we continue to do so in rapidly growing coastal cities. This is a shared concern for coastal communities around the world – however, it is not too late to take action.

Why it matters

While coastal hazards are luring in the horizon, the devastating impact of these disasters can be prevented. Soft and hard coastal protection acts as a line of defense. As such, continuous and innovative upgrades are necessary to respond to rising challenges. Coastal resilience adaptation planning helps communities adapt and improve long-term sustainability against loss of lives and properties.

How we can help

Through advanced software technology, DHI strives to share our understanding of complex physics to serve coastal communities trying to adapt worldwide. Digital twins of coastal environmental settings can support you in mitigating coastline instability and flooding. Partner with DHI and de-risk the challenges of living in coastal areas.

Integrated solutions

Based on a sound understanding of complex natural processes, our shoreline management services help public sector clients around the world solve coastal instability and flooding related challenges.

Natural coastal protection scheme investigation

Early planning support to avoid nature-defying solutions

Creation of a shoreline morphology digital twin

Online planning of flood protection and emergency response

Re-establishment of important coastal habitats

Development of synergies between coastal and environmental protection

Related technology

Bring your coastal resilience strategy to fruition with interactive, web-based tools and advanced modelling technology.
2D morphological modelling software
MIKE 21 Shoreline Morphology
Simulate long-term shoreline morphological response in complex environments
Cloud application
Test climate scenarios, evaluate mitigation measures and quantify consequences
3D modelling of coast and sea
Assess hydrographic conditions to support the planning of coastal structures
2D spectral wind-wave modelling
MIKE 21 Spectral Waves
Predict and analyse wind-waves in offshore and coastal areas
Ecological modelling software
Investigate water quality concerns and their potential ecological impact
Free eBook
Shoreline Management Guidelines
Explore complex coastal phenomena in an easy-to-ready manner

Featured software subscription package

Coastal Engineering

This affordable subscription package features some of our best industry-recognised applications to support your coastal engineering studies including MIKE 21 Spectral Waves, MIKE 21/3 Sand Transport, LITPACK and more!


An insider’s perspective on tackling coastal erosion

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Why web-based solutions are key for grasping the challenge of coastal flooding

With frequently changing climatic conditions, decision makers are facing the challenge of protecting human lives and precious assets against flooding from rivers, the sea and storm surges in urban areas along coasts. Hear how web-based modelling solutions can help decisions makers predict and prepare for future flood events.

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Featured training


Empowering coastal resilience planning

Coastal regions around the world are conflicted between the drive for more nearshore developments and their potential for coastal erosion and flooding. Watch this pre-recorded, 45-minute webinar to learn the basics of coastal processes for more informed shoreline management decision making.

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Mitigation and emergency planning for combined flood events with FloodRisk

Watch this pre-recorded, 45-minute webinar on flood hazard planning and learn how to reduce economic losses using our new web-based tool FloodRisk. See how FloodRisk enables users to test different climate scenarios and the effect of proposed mitigation measures.

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Step up climate adaptation, accelerate decision making

Explore how recent technological advances, accessible to both experts and non-experts, can accelerate risk-based decisions for long-term adaptation by watching this pre-recorded, 45-minute webinar.

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DHI are the first people you should call when you have a tough challenge to solve in a water environment – be it a river, a reservoir, an ocean, a coastline, within a city or a factory. Our knowledge of water environments is second-to-none. It represents more than 50 years of dedicated research and real-life experience from more than 140 countries. We strive to make this knowledge globally accessible to clients and partners by channelling it through our local teams and unique software. Our world is water. So whether you need to save water, share it fairly, improve its quality, quantify its impact or manage its flow, we can help. Our knowledge, combined with our team’s expertise and the power of our technology, holds the key to unlocking the right solution.