Numerical Modelling and Forecasting

JBA provide marine services to our clients that include flood and marine modelling and forecasting systems development.

Through the recent award of two major funding grants, we are developing a highly innovative strategic planning tool for the marine renewable energy sector.  “ForeCoast Marine” will provide a sophisticated solution to ensure that the risks associated with marine renewable energy construction and operation and maintenance (O&M) activities can be significantly reduced. ForeCoast Marine is designed to simulate potential construction and O&M options, or scenarios, for wave or tidal array sites.  From these simulations, long term strategies to maximise the project’s performance are developed. The tool also acts as a sophisticated forecasting system to guide array construction and O&M activities up to five days ahead of time.

This work will be of particular interest to port and harbour operators, the marine renewable energy market and local authorities with a coastal margin.