Coast and sea

Maximum versatility in coastal and marine modelling

Human activities at sea are growing and becoming more complex in sectors such as transport, energy and aquaculture. With increasing demands for coastal resources, advanced expertise and technologies are needed more than ever to analyse these complex challenges and find optimal solutions.

MIKE Powered by DHI numerical modelling software embeds DHI’s industry leading expertise to provide maximum versatility and quality in coastal and marine modelling. This technology has proven to help clients develop efficient, reliable and sustainable solutions. Our coast & marine software products can simulate an almost endless range of flow phenomena, waves, sediment dynamics, dispersion phenomena and ecological systems.

Key Coast & Marine Products

The two main coast & marine products are MIKE 21 for 2D modelling and MIKE 3 for 3D modelling. Both products have an ample range of application possibilities and are typically used to support coastal engineering and studies related to harbours or similar structures. They are also frequently applied in environmental applications including dispersion, oil spill, eutrophication and modelling of living organisms. 

MIKE 21
2D modelling of coast and sea

MIKE 3
3D modelling of coast and sea

Specialised Modules


ABM Lab
3D modelling of coast and sea
Agent-based modelling used to define agents, their behaviour and states

ADVECTION DISPERSION (AD)
Simulate the transport, dispersion and decay of dissolved or suspended substances

BOUSSINESQ WAVES (BW)
Analyse wave disturbance in ports, harbours and coastal areas

HYDRODYNAMICS (HD)
Simulate currents, water levels, sediment transport and salinity

LITTORAL PROCESS (LP)
Study littoral processes and coastline kinetics

MIKE 3 WAVE FM (M3WFM)
Simulate fully non-linear and fully dispersive 3D wave kinematics using this 3D phase-resolving wave model 

MIKE ECO Lab
Perform water quality and ecological modelling

MIKE FLOOD
Simulate urban, coastal and riverine flooding

MOORING ANALYSIS (MA)
Understand how moored vessels respond to dynamic wind, wave and current conditions

MUD TRANSPORT (MT)
Simulate erosion, transport and deposition of mud (cohesive sediments).

OIL SPILL (OS)
Simulate the movement and transformation of hydrocarbons spilled at sea

PARTICLE TRACKING (PT)
Model transport and fate of dissolved and suspended substances discharged or spilled in lakes, estuaries, coastal areas or the sea

SAND TRANSPORT (ST)
Assess sediment transport rates and initial rates of bed level change for non-cohesive sediment resulting from currents or combined wave-current flows

SHORELINE MORPHOLOGY (SM)
Model shoreline evolution in 2D environments with this constrained morphological model accounting for currents and waves

SPECTRAL WAVES (SW)
Analyse and predict the growth, decay and transformation of wind-generated waves and swell.


Additional Tools

MIKE Animator Plus
Animate presentations of model results

MIKE C-MAP
Model bathymetries made fast and easy

GlobalSEA Oil Spill
Obtain accurate forecast of oil spills globally


Our marine software products may also be included as part of a tailored solution for data management, decision support and operational forecasting to provides endless options to match your needs and projects.