Beach designs for coastal protection against erosion and flooding or new waterfront developments are often developed using hand sketches on a map by architects or coastal planners. Coastal engineers then analyse available data, create back of the envelope calculations and rely on their intuition and understanding of coastal processes to evaluate these designs.
What if beach design schemes could instead be evaluated while they’re drawn on a map? DHI Coastal Screener performs such an evaluation using input on the length of the structures, nourishment size as well as the desired position of the beach. Users can easily supply the necessary input on local wave conditions which drive the evaluation or it can be predicted based on wave data from DHI’s worldwide MetOcean On-Demand Data Portal with a single click.
The process is so simple, plus no special modelling expertise is required!