Quick model set-up using open databases (DelftDashboard)

Practical Applications

General Applications

Delft Dashboard has been and is still being applied especially in coastal modelling efforts, ranging from simple initial explorations to generating boundary conditions for 3 dimensional models and modelling of tsunami’s and tropical cyclones. Below the minimal steps for setting up a tidal model using the Model Maker Toolbox are explained.

The following video demonstrates how the Tsunami Toolbox can be used to set up a tsunami model for Japan in just a few minutes. Bathymetry data are automatically downloaded from on-line sources. The initial tsunami wave is computed according to the Okada model (1985), given the earthquake parameters.

More tutorials on other Delft Dashboard functionalities will gradually become available on the Delft Dashboard wiki.

Building with Nature applications

As mentioned before Delft Dashboard is being applied in the showcase for the Interactive Dredge Planning Tool. Furthermore, Delft Dashboard is potentially useful to set-up models for any type of MapTable application.

Another practical application is for the assessment of shoal nourishments. The main purpose of this application is to quickly evaluate the effect of a shoal nourishment in areas where structural erosion of shoals leads to loss in intertidal area and important ecological habitats. It enables a fast comparison of different nourishment strategies or designs, particularly in the initial or tender stages of a project.