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Typical References since 1994

SeaNet (1996 - 2003)


Contributions to improved data exchange, standardisation and transnational co-operation of European governmental agencies operating and responsible for national marine environmental fixed monitoring networks. Furthermore, contributions to feasibility and specification work of the SeaNet Data Interface Group.
Concerted action of European maritime and hydrographic agencies of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden; partially funded by the European Commission.

KLINO (1996 - 1999)

Climate-Induced Changes in Coastal Zone Dynamics


Modelling contribution and co-ordination of research activities concerning climatology and prognosis of climate-induced changes of hydrographic parameters and processes in the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and adjacent coastal zones. HYDROMOD is concerned with investigations of the coastal waters of the Elbe and Oder estuaries and the Greifswalder Bodden.
Clients: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg.

PROMISE (1996 - 1999)

Pre-Operational Numerical Modelling


Research project aiming at pre-operational modelling of European seas. HYDROMOD is concerned with modelling of currents and turbulent processes in coastal waters of North Friesland and an area at the English east coast.
Client: European Commission.

MICSOS - Micro-Structure Ocean Sonde (1996 - 1998)

Phase II: Enhanced system developments


EUREKA-EUROMAR project for development of an operational version of a micro-structure measurement system with enhanced capabilities including test applications. HYDROMOD was the co-ordinator of this project and responsible for the development of a data processing and evaluation system for micro-structure measurements.
Client: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research; EUREKA Project No. 1246.

Software "Küste 95" (1996 - 1997)


Elaboration of detailed specifications and contributions of hydrographic, hydrological and oceanographic expertise for a new concept of data evaluation, handling and management for fixed and mobile monitoring measurements of the Federal Waterway Administration. The work was conducted under standardised information technology development and project execution procedures ("V-Model") in compliance with applicable ISO, EN, and DIN standards.
Client: German Federal Office of Hydrology (BfG), acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Transport.

Stratification and Oxygen Depletion in Flooded Gravel Pits (1996 - 1997)

Part II: Thermo-haline stratification, depletion and supply of oxygen


Modelling of the thermo-haline stratification and oxygen distribution of lakes with special emphasis on flooded gravel pits in the Upper Rhine Valley. Adaptation of a one-dimensional k-e-model for prognosis of inter-annual variations of temperature, salinity and oxygen depletion and supply. Further, development of refined guidelines for environmental impact assessment for increased dredging depths.
Client: Ministry of the Environment of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, represented by the state's Environmental Agency.

ElbAlarm (1996 - 1997)


Adaptation of a PC-based forecast and assessment model for dispersion of hazardous substances in the upper and middle Elbe river.
Client: ARGE Elbe acting on behalf of IKSE - the Intergovernmental Commission for Protection of the River Elbe.

C-STAR (1996 - 1999)

Coastal Sediment Transport Assessment Using SAR Imagery


Development of optimised bathymetric assessment methods by comparing synthetic aperture radar images with results of high-resolution numerical model hindcasts. Further, demonstrative application in a sub-area of the North Frisian Wadden Sea including simulation of currents and wave-current-interactions for assessment of medium-term sediment transport processes and morphodynamics.
Client: European Commission.

SIDON, Lebanon (1996)


Preliminary studies and measurements (ADCP; CTD; Bathymetry) for a plannned new port in Sidon, Lebanon.
Client: Hamburg Port Consult.

LOPOS (1995 - 1997)

Local Vessel Traffic System


Developments of data transfer methods and interfaces for inclusion of operational model results and hydrological measurement into object-related data bases for electronic sea-charts (ECDIS). Further, utilisation of model results and forecasts for modern sea traffic guidance systems (VTS) and provision of hydrographic and oceanographic expertise to system adaptations.
Joint industry RTD and demonstration activity with several German companies.

EUREKA-EUROMAR OPMOD (1995-2002)

Operational Modelling of Coastal Waters and Marginal Seas
Phase III: Long-term qualification and exploitation


EUREKA-EUROMAR project focussing on further qualification of operational numerical models linked to monitoring networks for coastal, environmental and water quality management purposes and routine forecasting (Operational Modelling Systems). Further, introduction of approaches in international activities and large-scale projects and programmes (e.g. GOOS, EuroGOOS) and wider applications (e.g. VTS-Systems).
Client: German Ministry of Education and Research EUREKA project no. 429.

Thermal conductivity measurements at sediment samples
(1995 - 1996)


Several measurement and sampling campaigns in relation with thermal conductivity measurements at sediment cores of planned cable-routes in the North- and Baltic Sea.
Client: Geophysik Consulting GmbH, Kiel, Hamburger Electrizitätswerke, Sydkraft, Stockholm, OSAE GmbH, Bremen.

Bay of Neustadt and Lake Hemmelsdorf (1995 - 1996)


Hydrological, hydrographic and environmental impact assessment studies on the effects of extension of the sewage plant Timmendorfer Strand. The work included hydrological, hydro-geochemical and oceanographic measurements, detailed model investigations of up to date discharges of treated wastewater into Lake Hemmelsdorf and marine outfall alternatives located in the Bay of Neustadt (Baltic Sea) as well as quantification and discrimination of diffusive nutrient contributions from rural areas.
Client: ZVO - Waste Water Treatment Association Ostholstein, Timmendorfer Strand, Germany.

Waterlevel Model of the Lower Elbe Estuary, Germany (1995 - 1996)


Adaptation of a two-dimensional current model for waterlevel forecasts in the Elbe reaches between Hamburg and the German Bight.
Client: Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).

MADAM - Mediterranean Targeted Project (1995 - 1997)

Assistance in Data Management


Support in data management activities for 12 projects of the MAST II- and one of the ENVIRONMENT Programme of the European Commission conducted in the Mediterranean Sea. HYDROMOD's contributions comprised adaptation of retrieval and assessment tools of multi-disciplinary, heterogeneous data plus participation in conceptual design and demonstrative approaches concerning unitary project databases, multimedia supported information systems and data retrieval and exchange of dislocated databases via the Internet.
Client: European Commission.

Stratification and Oxygen Depletion in Flooded Gravel Pits (1995)

Part I: Thermal stratification and lake temperature


Modelling of the seasonal and local variability of the thermal stratification in flooded gravel pits with a vertically one-dimensional k-e turbulence model. The investigations comprised prognosis and variability assessment of the inter-annual variation of the thermal stratification in lakes and focussed on characteristics of flooded gravel pits in the upper River Rhine region.
Client: Ministry of the Environment of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, represented by the state's Environmental Agency.

Lake Constance, Germany (1994 - 1996)

Part II: Model adaptation and sensitivity studies


Task-related model enhancements and adaptation of an integrated model system of 3D-lake hydro- and thermodynamics and impacts of inflow, discharges, and sedimentation of the river Rhine.
Client: IGKB - International Lake Constance Commission.

MICSOS - Micro-Structure Ocean Sonde (1994 - 1996)

Phase I: Initial system development


EUREKA-EUROMAR project for development of an operational shallow-water version of a micro-structure measurement system. HYDROMOD was the co-ordinator of this project and responsible for the development of a data processing and evaluation system for micro-structure measurements.
Client: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research EUREKA Project No. 1246.

EUREKA-EUROMAR SEAWATCH (1994 - 1996)


Contributions to the assessment and pilot-implementation phase of a fixed marine monitoring system developed within the EUREKA-Project EUROMAR SEAWATCH.
Joint industry RTD and fact finding activity partially supported by the EUREKA-EUROMAR Office.

Wismar-Bay, Germany (1994 - 1995)


Numerical model investigations on the hydrodynamics of Wismar Bay (Baltic Sea): Effects of a planned modification of the navigational channel to the port of Wismar.
Client: Federal Office of Hydraulic Engineering (BAW), Coastal Department acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Transport.

DEEP SEA SALVAGER (1994)


Inspection and valuation of a (re-equipped for salvage operations) former deep-sea-drilling ship with view on different operational possibilities.
Client: Confidential.

Coastal Zone Monitoring and Management Training Courses (1994 - 1998)


Series of lectures about monitoring and management of coastal waters.
Client: GEOMAR Research Centre Kiel, Germany, acting on behalf of the Carl-Duisberg Association.

River Ems, Germany (1994)


Evaluation of environmental impact assessment studies concerning deepening of the navigational channel of the tidal section of the river Ems.
Client: WWF - World Wildlife Fund, Germany.

Remarks:

  • Projects marked with the right shown logo were conducted under responsibility of our sister-company HYDROMOD Service GmbH.


  • Projects marked with the right shown logo were conducted under responsibility of our sister-company OSAT GmbH.


  • The above mentioned clients may have had different names in the past; the now actual name is being used here.

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