Tsunami modelling at the Delft Software Days

Published: 6 October 2014

The devastating effects of tsunamis in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and Japan have pointed at an urgent need to be able to model tsunamis, to study different coastal protection options and to implement tsunami early warning systems with short arrival times in the order of 15 – 30 minutes.

Unique features to set up tsunami models

The Delft3D simulation software has been designed to simulate tsunamis, and together with Delft Dashboard, which offers unique features to set up tsunami models, and Delft-FEWS as an open data 24/7 handling platform, you will be able to build the early warning systems needed. For the first time, Deltares will educate how to set up tsunami models. Theory sections are alternated by hands-on sessions, where one can even discuss their own modelling case. Course leader is Deepak Vatvani, the Deltares expert in tsunami modelling.

Part of the Delft Software Days

The tsunami modelling course, on Friday 31 October, is part of the Delft Software Days. This event will take place from Monday, 27 October to Friday, 7 November, at Deltares in Delft (the Netherlands). It offers an extensive twelve-day program filled with courses, workshops and users meetings, for both users and developers of Deltares software products.

More information: www.dsd-int.nl