MIKE Powered by DHI
UK & Ireland Symposium 2023

Dates: 13-14 June 2023
Location:  Ansty Hall, Coventry, UK 

About the event

DHI is re-launching the annual MIKE Powered by DHI UK & Ireland Symposium from 13-14 June 2023! The event marks 25 years of knowledge sharing between consultants, end users, regulators, and Academia.

Our free-of-charge Symposium gives water and environmental professionals the opportunity to engage in formal presentations as well as training workshops. There will also be keynote lectures from leading industry professionals and updates on new improvements to the MIKE Powered by DHI software suite.

In addition to professional development, you will have the chance to connect with peers in multiple forums – including conference sessions, networking dinners, and breakout discussions. You will also be able to meet the local DHI support team and global DHI staff from Head Office.

Register through the form below to save your spot today!


We are excited to share the preliminary program containing a series of interesting speakers from the industry and DHI.
Attending the symposium and the symposium dinner is free of charge.

Please stay tuned as more will be added in the coming weeks!

10:00-11:00:  Arrival, Conference check-in and coffee

11:00: Welcome and opening of the 25th UK and Ireland Symposium


11:00-18:00: Presentations including:


  • Innovating Fast Wave Emulator , Jacob Thornfeldt, DHI
  • The changing role and application of MIKE modelling, Naomi Shannon, RPS
  • Modelling nutrients and their influence on macroalgae growth using Mike21 Ecolab, Jingjing Xue, Intertek


  • What’s new in MIKE 2023 , Mark Britton, DHI
  • Hydraulic containment assessment of an underground project located in the vicinity of a shoreline, Florrent Boddaert, Piteau
  • MIKE applications to Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management – examples from central south coast of England, Matthew Wadey & Alex Hillawi, BCP Council/Coastal partners)
  • Taking it to the next dimension: recent examples where 3D makes all the difference, Jack Shipton, Intertek
  • MIKE ZERO interface, FM numerics and Cloud execution, Steve Flood, DHI

Afternoon Tea & Coffee

  • The Application of Sediment Transport Modelling to Support Coastal Management Decision-Making, Poul Norton, AECOM
  • Coastal bathing water modelling and stakeholder engagement in the South of England, Vera Jones & Rachel White, Atkins and Port & Coastal Solutions
  • Application of sediment transport modelling as a proxy for contaminant dispersal, Adam Fulford, ABPmer
  • Key new features MIKE Marine software Steve Flood, DHI

18:00: Closing remarks


19:00 (till Late) Symposium dinner hosted by DHI

8:00 – 9:00: Breakfast and Room check-out

9:00: Opening of day 2 of the 25th UK and Ireland Symposium.


9:00 – 12:30: Presentations including:

  • Data Link – the new smart way to generate boundaries for MIKE models, Lisbeth Pedersen, DHI
  • Implementing the TSSF Model at ECMWF,  Kevin Sheehy, Met Eireann
  • Modelling wave attenuation by salt marsh using MIKE SW, MIKE3 Wave FM and XBeach-NH-Veg models, Sathish Kumar V, Mott MacDonald
  • Approaches for Generating Long Term Nearshore Wave Climates, Karim Rakha & Callum Rowett, Jacobs
  • Eutrophication modelling to assess environmental impact on marine habitats from aquaculture, Mads Birkeland, DHI, Environmental solutions
  • Biophysical modelling to assess environmental interactions of salmon aquaculture in Scottish coastal waters, Tony Adams, Scottish Sea Farms
  • MetOcean On Demand Data Portal, Jacob Thornfeldt, DHI
  • Award presentation for best presentation and wrap up,

12:30: Goodbye and safe travels home


Antsy Hall, Main Rd, Ansty, Coventry CV7 9HZ, United Kingdom


Day one |The official program will begin at 11:00 and conclude at 18:00. The symposium dinner starts at 19:00.

Day two | The official program begins at 9:00 and concludes at 12:30.

Day one | Lunch, coffee/tea breaks and symposium dinner are included.

Day two | Coffee/tea breaks are included.

Symposium attendance is free of charge. Please fill out the registration form below to show you intend to participate. You will later receive an email confirming your participation and menu options for the symposium dinner.

We hope as many of you as possible will stay at Ansty Hall for the symposium – Please make your own reservations at www.anstyhall.com. Nearby hotels include: DoubleTree by Hilton Coventry or Holiday Inn Coventry M6 both less than 2 miles away.

Coventry and Nuneaton train stations are a short taxi ride away from Ansty Hall (15-20 GBP). Free parking available at the venue.


Register today!