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HR Wallingford and ETI launch tidal energy modelling tool

Posted: 23-Apr-2013

HR Wallingford and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) have launched SMARTtide, a unique tidal energy modelling tool. SMARTtide stands for Simulated Marine Array Resource Testing model and is designed for use by the tidal industry. It covers the UK’s continental shelf and north-west European coastline. The powerful suite of models identifies the most efficient sites for tidal energy converters, tidal arrays or tidal barrage schemes around the UK and French coastlines. Continue reading ›

Modelling habitat and ecosystem recovery on the seabed after dredging

Posted: 15-Apr-2013

At a conference on Marine and River Dune Dynamics, Michiel Knaapen presents findings on information required to develop a practical model of a dredging site, and the processes that are required to build a model. New methods have been developed for variable flow fields, multiple grain sizes, and simplified ecological rule systems so that realistic hydrodynamic models can be used to drive cellular automata models. Continue reading ›

HAMMER noise modelling tool to be enhanced

Posted: 02-Apr-2013

Announcement  - HR Wallingford’s tool to investigate the impact of underwater noise on animals, the Hydro-Acoustic Model for Mitigation and Ecological Response (HAMMER), will soon have increased data to model the behaviour of animals. The Natural Environment Research Council in the UK is funding a four month project to collect data on the behaviour of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). This data will then be incorporated into the HAMMER model. Continue reading ›

First steps towards long term collaboration with Vietnam

Posted: 25-Mar-2013

A delegation from the Key Laboratory of River and Coastal Engineering (KLORCE) in Vietnam visited HR Wallingford to establish first links between the two organisations. HR Wallingford and the visitors discussed coastal issues and the use of physical and numerical models to study particular problems.  Continue reading ›

HR Wallingford wins Specialist Consultant Award 2013

Posted: 24-Mar-2013

Press release - A panel of industry experts, convened by the civil engineering magazine New Civil Engineer, has awarded HR Wallingford the accolade of ‘Specialist Consultant of 2013’ based on its strong economic performance during difficult economic times. This is one of six categories within the consultant awards.  Continue reading ›

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