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. 

2D modelling of coast and sea

3D modelling of coast and sea

Specialised Modules

Agent-based modelling used to define agents, their behaviour and states

Advection Dispersion
Simulate the transport, dispersion and decay of dissolved or suspended substances

Boussinesq Waves
Analyse wave disturbance in ports, harbours and coastal areas

Simulate currents, water levels, sediment transport and salinity

Study littoral processes and coastline kinetics

MIKE 3 Wave FM
Accurately calculate wave transmission using this advanced 3D phase-resolving model

Perform water quality and ecological modelling

Simulate urban, coastal and riverine flooding

Mooring Analysis
Understand how moored vessels respond to dynamic wind, wave and current conditions

Mud Transport
Simulate erosion, transport and deposition of cohesive sediments (mud)

Oil Spill
Simulate the movement and transformation of hydrocarbons spilled at sea

Particle Tracking
Simulate the transport and fate of dissolved, suspended and sedimented substances

Sand Transport
Simulate erosion, transport and deposition of non-cohesive sediment (sand)

Shoreline Morphology
Model shoreline evolution in 2D environments

Spectral Waves
Analyse and predict the growth, decay and transformation of wind-generated waves and swell

Additional Tools

MIKE Animator Plus
Animate presentations of model results

Model bathymetries made fast and easy


GlobalSEA Oil Spill
Obtain accurate forecast of oil spills globally

Marine Animal Movement Portal
Simulate the behaviour of marine mammals and model their responses to stressors

Make fast assessments of dredging impacts in any water environment

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.