Environment and ecosystems

Facilitating environmentally sustainable projects in water environments

Over the past 50 years, humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history. More than 60% of global ecosystem services are currently degraded or being used unsustainably. With our ecosystem-based approach, we solve ecological and environmental challenges worldwide. Our services cater to various projects. These include marine and coastal developments, resource exploration and production, water and wastewater management as well as restoration and conservation initiatives.


  • Alleviating environmental pollution and degradation
  • Coping with the impact of climate change on ecosystems
  • Making sense of monitoring and modelling data to facilitate timely and holistic decisions
  • Conserving and restoring biodiversity in water environments
  • Meeting increasingly strict environmental requirements/legislations
  • Addressing heightened community/NGO concerns about developments
  • Optimising project design and water use to improve environmental sustainability


At DHI, we adopt a holistic approach to solving environmental and ecosystem challenges. We first seek to understand the technical details of the challenge and the ecological, physical and chemical processes involved. We then incorporate the latest scientific and technological advances into a solution. This helps to solve the specific challenges you face within the broader context of the ecosystem. We also ensure long-term sustainability of the solution, by transferring our knowledge and skills to you.


  • Biodiversity and ecosystem processes (tropical, temperate and sub-Arctic)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and sustainability principles
  • Advice on sustainable infrastructure development and resource extraction techniques
  • Best practice mitigation, compensation and offset options
  • Numerical modelling (including ecological, agent-based and habitat modelling)
  • Advanced monitoring techniques
  • Environmental mitigation and ecosystem-based management techniques 
  • Software customisation (including models and data portals)