Hydrodynamic and biogeochemical models
Marine systems are often complex and dynamic, influenced by local conditions and also wider, regional and global scale circulation patterns and atmospheric processes. Hydrodynamic models can be used to simulate the physical processes that take place in the open ocean and coastal environments. These can be used on their own or they can be coupled to biogeochemical models which consider nutrient
Potential applications for aquaculture include simulation of potential organic waste dispersion, release of treatements, risk of disease spread and environmental interactions. Furthermore, these models can also be used to simulate past, present and future climate. This is important for assessing the potential impact of climate change on aquaculture.
Hydrodynamic and biogeochemical models require a very high level of experience to develop and implement. They take months or years to develop and require a considerable amount of resources, including supercomputer time.