Scientia Maris researchers have developed advanced numerical models to upgrade engineering planning & coastal resilience


Bathymetry Grid
BTG tool creates a grid representing bathymetry of the desired coastal area with the presence of coastal and harbour works. 


Boussinesq Waves
Maris BSQ is a fully dispersive and highly nonlinear model, derived to account for wave propagation. The model is based on the Boussinesq-type equations and it can be applied to simulate the propagation of breaking and non-breaking, regular and irregular, long and short crested waves in both one and two horizontal dimensions, in a variety of bottom profiles without any depth restrictions. 


Hydrodynamic model
Numerical model for simulation water circulation in coastal areas in response to a variety of forcing functions. It can be implemented to calculate spatial and temporal development of wind and wave generated currents. Outputs include current velocities and directions. 


Sediment Transport
Numerical model for calculating sediment transport rates by taking into account current and wave action. It can be used to estimate rates of bed level changes, determining erosion and accretion areas.. 


Shoreline Evolution
Numerical model for simulation of wave propagation in open coastal areas Maris PMS model is based on the parabolic approximation of the so-called “mild slope” equation and it is capable of simulating complex physical phenomena such as propagation of regular and irregular nonlinear (amplitude dispersion) waves, refraction, diffraction, and wave energy dissipation due to depth-induced breaking and bottom friction. It can be implemented for coastal engineering studies. Outputs include wave heights, surface elevation and wave radiation stresses.