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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.
This operational system reveals bacteria being discharged from Combined Sewer Overflow’s (CSOs) into Copenhagen Harbor after heavy rain.
Here’s a simulation of the sudden spill of nitrogen-heavy substances after a fertilizer factory exploded into inner Danish straights
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.
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
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.
Visualise the fate of bacteria and pollutants from combined sewer overflows to help ensure they don’t reach unacceptable levels.
Realise the potential impact of your sediment plume on flora and fauna caused by dredging operations to avoid litigation concerns.
Benefit from 1D-2D coupled water quality modelling to better manage the health of a complex watershed system
Investigate the effects of reducing / increasing the nutrient runoff from fertilizer into your water to advise authorities of the consequences
Couple MIKE ECO Lab with our Oil Spill module to predict the spreading and weathering of spilled oil as part of your EIA.
DHI’s hydro-ecological modelling experts can help define your ecological modelling problem in MIKE ECO Lab.
LEARN HOW TO CREATE A TEMPLATE
New and improved MIKE ECO Lab template creation workflows
With the MIKE ECO Lab graphical user interface, you can easily make new templates by dragging and dropping components. You can then export model components to establish a versatile library of building blocks for crafting additional templates. Enhance your capabilities by incorporating the new 3-way coupling feature, which allows for the modelling of complex feedback loops involving hydrodynamics and heat transport. Experience improved usability with the upgraded MIKE ECO Lab plug-in interface, and take advantage of expanded Oil Spill templates now available on Linux.
Experience faster MIKE ECO Lab simulation speed
With the release of MIKE 2023, MIKE ECO Lab has been equipped with MPI parallelisation for enhanced performance when calculating ‘distance to shore’ and ‘direction to shore’.
Improved handling of dry elements in MIKE 21/3 FM
Execute MIKE ECO Lab calculations in both traditional ‘wet’ elements as well as dry elements for fixed (not transported) state variables. Describe the flood and dry state of an element as a new built-in forcing.
Dynamic removal of unused expressions to improve performance of MIKE 21/3 FM
Save computational time by ‘replacing’ unused equations with a constant value before the simulation run.
Particle spawning from standard MIKE ECO Lab expressions in MIKE 21/3 FM
Create new particles from normal, standard MIKE ECO Lab expressions instead of relying on other particles to dynamically create or spawn new particles.
New pseudo-random number generator
Ensure each particle produces the same, individual sequence of random numbers using the new pseudo-random number generator (PRNG). Reproduce particle movement, source locations and behavior, independent of the number of parallel cores/domains, on different hardware.>
Access new tools, Cloud applications and an enhanced graphical overview from the redesigned MIKE Zero start page
MIKE Zero, DHI’s fully Windows integrated graphical user interface, is now better than ever! Enjoy easy access to new MIKE Cloud applications and Cloud-enhanced functionality, plus an extended set of MIKE tools within theme-based (rather than product-based) interactive workflows. Ensure important model components such as sources and structures stay at the forefront with a new interactive, customisable floating mapping window. Lastly, the updated tabbing functionality will help you work in a more organised and efficient manner.
Available on Azure Marketplace
You can now access MIKE ECO Lab on Azure Marketplace, where you can start modelling in the cloud with no hardware limitation in four simple steps. Learn more
Efficiently formulate new ecological models customised to your local ecosystem
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.
Safeguard the public health of recreational swimmers
Describe the fate and transport of Feacal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) – E. coli and enterococci and forecast bathing water quality.
Help protect public safety from potential flood risks
Manage disease risks from flooding events. Calculate flood risk indices or scour risk formulas.
Model the behavior of organisms in response to the environment
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.
Determine concentrations of heavy metals in water bodies
Describe adsorption/desorption of metals to suspended matter.
Describe the sedimentation of sorbed metals to the seabed as well as resuspension of settled metals.
Investigate the safety of benthic habitats
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.
Optimise aquaculture production
Incorporate an understanding of coastal flooding’s impact on aquatic ecosystems and agricultural productivity into the planning process