Powerful ecological modelling, made easy

Investigate water quality concerns and their potential ecological impact with
MIKE ECO Lab, an open, flexible and science-based numerical laboratory designed to uncover immediate answers or support hypothesis testing.

Why MIKE ECO Lab

Assess any water quality concern

No ecological problem is too complex or too simple for MIKE ECO Lab. You can visualise the fate of bacteria discharged into the environment or use the software to understand the impact of changing nutrients on dissolved oxygen concentrations. See how a sediment plume from dredging operations affects benthic flora and fauna.

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This operational system reveals bacteria being discharged from Combined Sewer Overflow’s (CSOs) into Copenhagen Harbor after heavy rain.

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Here’s a simulation of the sudden spill of nitrogen-heavy substances after a fertilizer factory exploded into inner Danish straights

Analyse all types of water environments

Perform water quality and ecological studies for coastal waters, rivers, lakes, wetlands, reservoirs, estuaries, groundwater and the sea. Describe state variables that can be found in the whole water column or isolate those just bound to the seabed, water surface or sediment.

Make more accurate predictions with built-in templates

To transform any aquatic ecosystem into a reliable, numerical model, simply define the process using standard templates for Eutrophication, Water Quality and Heavy Metal as a basis. The MIKE ECO Lab template is independent of the discretization into a computational grid so it can be shared with other MIKE ECO Lab supported models.

The eutrophication templates include a large number of derived variables such as total nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations

Plug in a well known description to get answers or use as a numerical laboratory to conduct hypothesis testing

Customise the model templates to suit the needs of your project

With MIKE ECO Lab you have it all – access to DHI’s water quality models and the freedom to include your own know-how or research ideas and test them against field data. The flexible nature of MIKE ECO Lab enables you to create new model concepts containing the necessary causal relations to describe the specific pheneomena in question.

Whatever business you are in, MIKE ECO Lab can help

Aquaculture

Understand the impact of changing nutrient outlets on dissolved oxygen concentrations in the water to safeguard your livelihood.

Water Utilities

Visualise the fate of bacteria and pollutants from combined sewer overflows to help ensure they don’t reach unacceptable levels.

Dredging

Realise the potential impact of your sediment plume on flora and fauna caused by dredging operations to avoid litigation concerns.

Development

Assess hydrogen sulphide generation in your underground assets. Model the effects of green infrastructure within urban areas.

Recreational Water

Take advantage of MIKE ECO Lab’s predictive power to ensure bacteria and harmful algae isn’t a concern for beaches, harbors and lakes

Watershed Health

Benefit from 1D-2D coupled water quality modelling to better manage the health of a complex watershed system

Agricultural Planning

Investigate the effects of reducing / increasing the nutrient runoff from fertilizer into your water to advise authorities of the consequences

Oil & Gas

Couple MIKE ECO Lab with our Oil Spill module to predict the spreading and weathering of spilled oil as part of your EIA.

No in-house modellers?


DHI’s hydro-ecological modelling experts can help define your ecological modelling problem in MIKE ECO Lab.

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Additional capabilities & unique features

Test different scientific ecosystem theories/ hypotheses to understand and map the causal relations in a specific ecosystem. Assess the current environmental situation when used as a surveillance tool.

Describe the fate and transport of Feacal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) – E. coli and enterococci and forecast bathing water quality.

Manage disease risks from flooding events. Calculate flood risk indices or scour risk formulas.

By coupling the add-on module, ABM Lab, you can truly unlock the power of MIKE ECO Lab, and start building agent-based (Lagrangian) models of e.g. fish or coral larvae transport.

Describe adsorption/desorption of metals to suspended matter.
Describe the sedimentation of sorbed metals to the seabed as well as resuspension of settled metals.

Describe concentrations of phytoplankton, chlorophyll-a, zooplankton, organic matter (detritus), organic and inorganic nutrients, oxygen and area-based biomass of benthic vegetation over time. Describe degradation of organic matter, resulting oxygen conditions and excess levels of nutrients in water bodies.

Incorporate an understanding of coastal flooding’s impact on aquatic ecosystems and agricultural productivity into the planning process

Ready to get started?

Request a free trial of MIKE ECO Lab or ask us for more details on how your project can benefit from the gold-standard in ecological modelling

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our subscription packages

Environmental Engineering

Model any aquatic ecosystem or environmental scenario – whether at the coast or at sea.

What’s in the package?

  • Marine PP
  • HD (MIKE 21/3)
  • TR/AD (MIKE 21/3)
  • MIKE ECO Lab (MIKE 21/3)
  • MIKE 3 Underwater Acoustic Simulator
  • + one module of choice from MIKE 21 or MIKE 3

1250€ /per month*

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Hydrology and Hydraulics

Detailed river hydraulics, river basin management, integrated catchment modelling and hydrology, in an all-in-one package.

What’s in the package?

  • MIKE HYDRO River (all modules)
  • MIKE HYDRO Basin (all modules)
  • MIKE SHE (all modules)


750€ /per month*

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Urban Flooding

Get all the applications you need for inundation and water quality modelling for surcharging gravity pipe systems in cities, in one comprehensive package.

What’s in the package?

  • 2D Overland Flow HD (includes direct spatial rainfall and infiltration)
  • 1D Urban Flow (includes MIKE URBAN+ ArcGIS Model Manager and pipeflow hydrodynamics)
  • 1D Urban add-on modules for Rainfall Runoff, Control structures and Pollutant Transport

625€ /per month*

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* Price per user and per month for an annual subscription.
Plus significant discounts for multiple concurrent users.