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ERP2 Development and demonstration of systems-based estuary simulators - FD2117

Description
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE:
To extend the concepts of Futurecoast to estuaries and provide a framework for integrating quantitative and qualitative methods

KEY CUSTOMER PURPOSE:
To provide estuary planners and managers with a framework for integrating the tool kit for predicting the long term consequences of natural change and management responses

PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT:
The project involved providing a formal definition of estuary systems through mapping of the system components and providing an understanding of how these components interact (via the production of behavioural statements and systems diagrams). EstSim has been successful in providing exploratory level research into the systems-based approach for the simulation of estuary change. The research has been formalised and the resulting prototype simulator is beginning to reveal potential in this field, although it must be emphasised that at this stage this is still primarily an R&D tool. In addition, FD2117 has provided a valuable qualitative framework for the application of the systems based approach to estuaries.

At the present level of development, the prototype simulator is not designed as a universal tool to evaluate estuary management options. The Prototype can be used to explore geomorphological behaviour, provide a guide to other modelling studies and provide a means to promote systems based knowledge and understanding
Project Documents
• Final Report : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators (EstSim). Final Report   (145k)
• Other : EstSim - weblinks   (13k)
• Project Record : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators (EstSim). EstSim Behavioural Statements Report   (4177k)
• Project Record : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators (EstSim). EstSim Conceptualisation Report   (838k)
• Project Record : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators (EstSim). EstSim Management Questions   (1177k)
• Project Record : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators (EstSim). EstSim Mathematical Formalisation   (1476k)
• Project Record : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators (EstSim). EstSim Methods and Tools for Esturary Behavioural System Simulation   (3207k)
• Project Record : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators (EstSim). Manager System Interface Report   (1679k)
• Project Record : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators (EstSim). Pilot testing: Performance evaluation of prototype simulator   (2094k)
• Technical Report : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators. Technical Report   (8602k)
• Technical Summary : Development and Demonstration of Systems Based Estuary Simulators. Technical Summary   (95k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2007

Cost: £235,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd
Keywords
Coastal Defence              
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Land              
Modelling              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management