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.
Access a curated selection of MIKE Powered by DHI software and tools designed specifically for environmental and noise impact assessments including MIKE ECO Lab, MIKE 21/3 Transport module, MIKE 3 Underwater Acoustic Simulator and more!
A recent study reveals that the amount of plastics in our oceans has been increasing significantly since its use became widespread in the 50s, and this problem is likely to get worse. This problem is not going away, but technology can help in doing something about it. Agent-based modelling, used for advanced simulations of behaviour and states of individuals or particles in response to the environment, is one of the methods that can be used to clean up our seas.
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.