Global Challenge

Plan for and adapt to more frequent, widespread and severe coastal flooding

Coastal flooding is a growing, global concern

Proper coastal resilience planning can help improve the long-term sustainability of coastal communities.

MIKE Powered by DHI’s coastal resilience technology offers the greatest ability to not only understand vulnerabilities including storm surge risks and the capacity of existing storm water infrastructure but develop real solutions to protect against flood danger.

According to The Global Risks Report 2019, published by the World Economic Forum, the most frequently cited risk interconnection was the pairing of ‘failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation’ and ‘extreme weather events.’

Futureproof your investment and push the limits of decision support

As sea levels rise and urban vulnerabilities increase, mainstream investment in adaptation and resilience building efforts will follow. You can build upon your initial investment in data by adding new layers of tools and modelling software to produce more actionable information.

Explore the opportunities of a robust multi-layered approach

Collect and collate data

Gather data on Metocean conditions

Map the coastline

Use satellite derived bathymetry to build a picture of the historical evolution of the coastline

Build a model

Reveal hydrodynamic and morphological change

Examine risks and pinpoint the most vulnerable areas

Assess the viability of engineered and nature-based design solutions that can preserve the integrity of natural buffering systems

Build a real-time system

Make robust flood warning accounting for tides, storm surge and wind waves

Produce high fidelity flood maps to aid in emergency response

Assess the probability of contracting illness from water borne diseases

Adapt based on real-time data

Optimise flood control defenses on the fly

Operate urban infrastructure to protect from saltwater intrusion

Auto-calibrate water levels against live satellite imagery to predict the scale of potential flooding

Did you know?

Spending on disaster recovery is almost nine times higher than on prevention.*

* Source: The Global Risks Report 2019

Begin your journey towards coastal resilience, explore MIKE Coastal Resilience Technology

From data analysis to real-time control, we have you covered.


Access Bathymetrics and MetOcean Data Portals loaded with reliable environmental data on water levels, currents, salinity, wind and waves.


Analyse, model and simulate flood risks to identify vulnerabilities, predict hazards and design appropriate flood defences


Convert the knowledge gained from your model into actionable information by creating a flood forecasting, warning or operational system.


“The Power of Modelling Technology to Support Coastal Resilience Planning"

Register for this free, 30-minute webinar to preview the features of DHI's comprehensive suite of modelling tools that offer a more holistic approach to coastal resilience decision support.

September 5th, 2019
15:00-15:30 UTC

See how MIKE Coastal Resilience technology has benefited these communities

Limfjord, Denmark

Learn how MIKE 21 HD was used to model past, present and future storm surges in the Limfjord estuary to gain a better understanding of
how changing conditions can affect flood impact.

Chao Phraya River Basin, Thailand

Hear how authorities in Thailand are able to provide residents and businesses in the Chao Phraya River basin with ample time to prepare for severe flooding events using MIKE OPERATIONS.

Chesil Beach, UK​

Watch a demo of how MIKE 3 Wave FM was presented as a solution to design better sea defences through the simulation of flooding behind sea walls and an engineered shingle beach.

Download reliable environmental data to better understand local conditions

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