A complex bathing water forecast system made simple for the user
The BWF system is a highly complex, integrated piece of technology that DHI adapted and tailored to suit the unique needs of Copenhagen’s harbour. Given the system’s complexity, it was important that DHI design it with its various end-users in mind. This meant making it simple to operate and delivering various targeted information which is easy to understand for both the general public and the authorities. DHI achieved this key objective by taking an innovative approach to the design. We combined sensory systems, predictive tools and user-friendly dashboards that worked in combination to provide continuous monitoring of the harbour’s water quality and real-time information to users.
Forming a complete picture with constant data collection from multiple sources
The system constantly monitors the harbour’s water and predicts the concentration of the indicator bacteria Escherichia coli and Enterococci at specified locations along the water courses from the city to the harbour. To help forecast frequent pollution threats, DHI collects meteorological data from forecast suppliers and runs hydrodynamic models to retrieve data. All this information is then used to create models to demonstrate forecasts using DHI’s proprietary MIKE Powered by DHI and MIKE ECO Lab software.