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Title: Regional workshop on Hydrodynamic and Environmental Modeling

Dates: 28 May – 1 June 2018

Venue: Centre de Recherches Océanographiques de Dakar-Thiaroye (CRODT/ISRA), Dakar, Senegal

Language of instruction: English

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Title: Regional workshop on Hydrodynamic and Environmental Modeling

Dates: 28 May – 1 June 2018

Venue: Centre de Recherches Océanographiques de Dakar-Thiaroye (CRODT/ISRA), Dakar, Senegal

Language of instruction: English


UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, through its Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States (IOCAFRICA) in collaboration with Deltares are organizing a workshop on Hydrodynamic and Environmental Modeling from 28 May – 01 June 2018, Dakar, Senegal.

IOCAFRICA promotes regional and international cooperation for the understanding and management of the African oceans and coastal ecosystems, in order to ensure sustainable development and safety of the coastal populations, taking into account the priorities of Member States from Africa. The Sub Commission provides the science-base necessary for the development of the Blue Economy in Africa as outlined in the African Union’s Agenda 2063 (“The Africa We want”), and the 2050 African Integrated Marine Strategic Plan of Action (AIMS2050). The Sub Commission has identified Ocean forecasting and modeling as one of the priory areas for capacity development.

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface. Throughout the world, we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. The main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Managing these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why Deltares works closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities at home and abroad. The Deltares motto is Enabling Delta Life. As an applied research institute, the success of Deltares can be measured in the extent to which the expert knowledge generated can be used in and for society. For Deltares the quality of expertise and advice comes first. Deltares software and models are open source and freely available to users.

The workshop, which will be jointly hosted by Senegal’s Centre de Recherches Océanographiques de Dakar-Thiaroye (CRODT) and the Direction des Pêches Maritimes (DPM), will cover the following topics: general overview of hydrodynamics and modeling, (including grid generation, post processing, graphic user interface and online visualization) , environmental modeling (including basic concepts in water quality modeling, transport modeling, oxygen and sediments modeling, particle tracking modeling, nutrient, algae and heavy metal modeling). The participants will use the Delt3D modeling software that has been developed by Deltares and is used widely. The participants will be able to use the software when back home and benefit from the support of a global online community using the software.


Workshop topics


- General overview, Modelling aspects and tasks

- Curvilinear grid generator (Delft3D-RGFGRID)

- Bathymetry generator Delft3D-QUICKIN

- Post-processing with Delft3D-QUICKPLOT

- Graphical User Interface, 2DH model

- Defining hydrodynamic input for a Curved Bend Model

- Hydrodynamics and Online Visualisation (Delft3D-FLOW)

- Include salinity before using Online Visualisation in Curved Bend Model

- Graphical User Interface, 3D model (Changing the Curved Bend Model into a 3D model, Input/output files and Temperature modelling, Adding a power station to a Curved Bend Model

Environmental modelling -Theme: Modelling the far-field

- Basic concepts in water quality modelling (Exercise 0: Mass balances)

- Transport modelling and numerical aspects (Coupling of the hydrodynamic database and grid cell aggregation)

- Introduction in the Graphical User Interface

- Interpreting and using the output files

- Selection substances and processes with the Processes Library Configuration Tool

- Oxygen and Sediment modelling (Dredging, oxygen and sediment modelling , Nutrients (cycles of N, P and Si), Algae modelling, Heavy metals)

Environmental modelling -Theme: Modelling the near-field

- Basic concepts of particle tracking modelling  (Structure of Delft3D-PART; The tracer module of Delft3D-PART; Particle tracking concepts; Delft3D-PART tracer module; The oil module of Delft3D-PART)

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