Creating a Framework for Water Quality and Ecologial Modelling

Using MIKE ECO Lab

Learn the skills to conduct water quality and ecosystem modelling

This new online course provides in-depth training on how to solve challenges in aquatic ecosystems in combination with classical hydrodynamic

Affordable and convenient high quality technical training!

Are you a professional or researcher in the fields of water quality modelling, ecosystem modelling and / or biogeochemical modelling? Do you have a basic knowledge of water quality / environmental issues and experience using MIKE 21 FM HD and / or MIKE 3 FM HD modelling software or similar?

Are you prepared to allocate a minimum of two hours of self-study each week as well as commit to five 2-hour online sessions?

If yes, you can benefit from this instructor-facilitated, online course. You’ll learn the fundamentals of water quality modelling, typical applications and how to set up and run MIKE ECO Lab models and design and build user defined models. You will also be equipped to use MIKE ECO Lab in combination with MIKE 21/3 FM.

DHI has added extra course materials offering you the opportunity to invest an extra 1-2 hours of self-study per session to master the software.

Course details and important dates

This online course is divided into five sessions starting on 
the following Tuesdays: 27 October (Practical information on the course), 3 November, 10 November, 17 November, and 24 November 2020 from 15:00-17:00 UTC.

Registration deadlines
Standard: 20 October – €750 (excl. VAT) 

27 October, Tuesday
Introduction to course structure and methodology
Topics: Course materials and learning methodology, homework requirements, deadlines, introduction to Zoom video conferencing software

3 November, Tuesday
Module 1: Fundamentals of MIKE ECO Lab for ecosystem modelling
Topics: Ecosystem modelling, modelling cycle, simple model setup and execution, scenarios

10 November, Tuesday
Module 2: Ecosystem modelling

Topics: MIKE ECO lab templates, model selection, data input, conversion of monitoring data to model parameters, model calibration

17 November, Tuesday
Module 3: My first MIKE ECO Lab model
Topics: Goodness-of-fit, linkages to hydrodynamic models, build-in functions, model components

24 November, Tuesday
Module 4: Increasing complexity
Topics: Schematic models, coupled differential equations, NPZD models

4 instructor-led online modules & 1 one-hour course introduction

750* excl. vat
  • Includes a 30-day Internet evaluation license for all MIKE 3 and MIKE ECO Lab modules, 10% discount on purchase of MIKE ECO Lab module, and training certificate

Your training team


Anders Chr. Erichsen

Anders has a background in the ecological modelling of fresh water systems and the marine environment.

He has extensive expertise in 2D & 3D hydrodynamic and environmental challenges including pycnocline modelling, algae blooms and oxygen depletion. He is currently on a project that features real-time modelling, forecasting and research utilising the 3D ecological model developed for the Danish waters. Anders is also responsible for the development and evaluation of early warning systems for bathing water quality.

MSc, Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

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Trine Cecilie Larsen

Trine has qualifications in hydrodynamic and ecological modelling of both marine and freshwater environments.

She has expertise in modelling the aquatic environment for management purposes including EIAs, local planning and supporting the design process. Trine has experience in using MIKE21 and MIKE3 as the basis for MIKE Eco Lab and ABM Lab and is also an experienced user of Delft3D FM and DelWAQ.

M. Eng, Aquatic Science and Technology, Technical University of Denmark


Use predefined templates

With MIKE ECO Lab, you simply define the process using built-in standard templates for Eutrophication, Water Quality and Heavy Metal as a basis. This enables you to transform any aquatic ecosystem into a reliable numerical model for accurate predictions. You may also start from a blank template making use of the wide range of libraries of constants and functions, which makes it easy to generate and edit your own templates.

Create new model concepts

The user has easy access to the formulation of the biological, chemical and settling processes and the option of viewing, modifying, or creating the formulation of the processes and to introduce new state variables to simulate. It is therefore possible to create completely new model concepts containing the necessary causal relations to describe the specific phenomena in question.

Couple to other software

MIKE ECO Lab integrates seamlessly with the MIKE suite of flow simulation models covering all aspects - ranging from 1D, 2D and 3D free surface modelling to integrated hydrology: MIKE HYDRO River (1D), MIKE 21 (2D), MIKE 3 (3D), MIKE SHE (Hydrology) and MIKE URBAN+ (1D).

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