Environment and ecosystems

Getting started with water quality and ecological modelling using MIKE ECO Lab

INVESTMENT

Fee: Free of charge

Time commitment: five modules, approximately two hours

PRODUCT

MIKE ECO Lab Module


This modular, self-paced, online course gives you an introduction to water quality and ecological modelling and how to apply ECO Lab, DHI’s numerical modelling tool for ecological modelling, in real life applications. The course consists of a number of modules including lectures and hands-on exercises.

Evaluating water quality issues covers a broad range of challenges. A number of  different models already exist which assess the various challenges and their levels of complexity. The course presents the different models and guide you in which model to choose for the specific purpose.

About MIKE ECO Lab

MIKE ECO Lab is DHI’s numerical modelling tool for ecological modelling integrated in both MIKE 21 and MIKE 3, which gives easy access to the equations of an ecological model. ECO Lab allows for quantitative, dynamic descriptions of water quality in the short- or long-term and includes nutrient dynamics, plankton, eelgrass, macro algae and benthic fauna. A number of different standard ECO Lab models are developed which address specific environmental challenges.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?

This course is designed for professionals in environmental engineering and management in the public or private sector working environmental assessment. Students who want a quick introduction to water quality and ecological modelling will also benefit from the course.

A background in applied water quality aspects and/or biology and experience with hydraulic modelling is an advantage but no condition.

LEARNING METHODOLOGY

Each module includes videos, materials and handouts that you need for model examples. It will take you around two hours to complete the course at a time that fits your needs and requirements - and from the comfort of your own office, home or any location convenient for you.

MODULE DETAILS

Module 1 - First steps

Creating a new project and working with background layers

  • Module 1 - General introduction to ECO Lab modelling
  • Module 2 - Process modelling in ECO Lab
  • Module 3 - Existing ECO Lab models (templates)
  • Module 4 - Models and data
  • Module 5 - Introduction to advanced ECO Lab modelling

PRESENTER

Anders Chr. Erichsen, DHI Denmark 

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Anders Chr. Erichsen works as a Senior Project Manager at DHI. Anders has a background in ecological modelling of fresh water systems and the marine environment. He has profound knowledge of 2D and 3D hydrodynamic and environmental issues, including pycnocline modelling, algae blooms and oxygen depletion. Anders is presently involved in real time modelling, forecasting and research utilising the 3-dimensional ecological model developed for the Danish waters. Responsible for the development and evaluation of early warning systems for bathing water quality

MSc, Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Reliable internet connection of sufficient bandwidth
  • Access to MIKE 21/3 installed. DHI demo version is sufficient for the material covered in this course.

RESOURCES

  • Highlights of MIKE ECO Lab here
  • THE ACADEMY Courses and Events Calendar - webinars
  • THE ACADEMY Courses and Events Calendar - online courses

INFORMATION AND CONTACT

Natalia Luchko - nalu@dhigroup.com 

INVESTMENT Fee: Free of charge Time commitment: five modules, approximately two hours PRODUCT MIKE ECO Lab Module This modular, self-paced, online course gives you an introduction to water quality and ecological modelling and how to apply ECO Lab,...

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Course content

  • Lesson Introduction

    An introduction to: The Objective, The Program, The instructor

    • How to download and install MIKE software
    • How to set the high quality of videos
    • Video: Introduction