The progress made within the field of information technologies in the last decade,  along with the development of faster and more powerful computers has led to the use of more complez numerical models to study processes related with marine dynamics. IH Cantabria has been working hard in recent years to create our own models which allow us to study different types of processes, ranging from the largest time scales such as ocean currents or tidal waves, to smaller ones in which we include processes associated with turbulent wave breaking on beaches or coastal structures.

The models developed at IH Cantabria cater to a continuous process of validation from measurements in both laboratory and field, as from analytical solutions which ensure the reliability of the solutions. Furthermore, these models have been designed and developed for direct application in real case studies, ensuring that the computational load and use are adequate for this purpose.

Monday, 11 June 2012 16:07


GLOBAL Wave, current and wind data At IH Cantabria we have developed over the years a methodology for the development of metocean (wind, wave, currents and sea level) numerical data calibrated using diverse instrumental information. Data bases have global coverage. The information has been contrasted in the most relevant peer…
Monday, 11 June 2012 16:05


A server comprising 14 calculation nodes. With 132 cores and 224 GB of RAM, this cluster has a computing power of about 10% of his older brother, and  about a fifth of its storage space.
Monday, 11 June 2012 16:04


This cluster consists of 1296 cores, with a computing power comparable to that of 500 PCs. The total RAM exceeds 5 TB, more than 1200 times the typical personal computers. Available disk space is sufficient to simulate 2000 years of global maritime climate, with the accuracy levels available today, including…
Monday, 04 June 2012 18:31


IH Cantabria is working in collaboration with HR Wallingford in developing the next generation of integrated models and methodologies to determine the associated with river and coastal flooding. This software is a tool which is able to model the two dimensional hydrodynamic flood (through the detailed calculation of the speeds…
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 10:09

MEDVSA tools

brIHne tools The brIHne models have been developed within the research areas dedicated to discharge  to simulate the brine discharges into the sea produced by desalinization plants. These models are based on numerical approximations which have been validated by the scientific community and also by high quality experimental data, obtained…
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 10:00


The numerical model IH-Bouss, based originally on the non-linear modified and dispersive equations of Boussinesq, Nwogu (1993); Woo & Liu (2004a), Woo & Liu (2004b), Losada et al. (2008) y Kim el al (2009). It solves the time patterns of wave propagation, transformation and agitation within the numerical domains of…
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 09:50


Conforme el oleaje se aproxima y propaga hacia la costa, éste sufre una transformación energética debida principalmente a la influencia de los contornos batimétricos, es decir que en general, el oleaje experimenta los efectos propios de la refracción, difracción, asomeramiento y disipación de energía debida a la fricción con el…
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:29


The aqualab system provides a graphic interface with a series of numerical models developped by IH Cantabria which allow us to define the hydrodynamic characteristics of the littoral environment as well as the transport analysis of pollutants. This interface has a series of tools to help generate date bases with…
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:29


TSUSY (Tsunami Simulation System) is a tool developed at IH Cantabria which allows us to carry out real time numerical propagation of tsunamis. When an earthquake generates a tsunami,  IH Cantabria is able to offer, thanks to TSUSY, relevant data in a short period time. The software provides maps including…
Friday, 06 April 2012 11:54

Coastal Modeling System

                      The Coastal Modelling System (SMC) is a tool that includes a set of methodologies and numerical models, which allow us to study coastal processes and to assess the variations of a beach due to natural events or human activities on the coast. Faced with a problem on the…
Friday, 04 November 2011 00:07

TESEO: Oil spill modelling

TESEO is a numerical model to simulate the transport and weathering of oil spills in the marine environment as well as trajectories of floating objects and person in water. The model has been developed by IHCantabria in the framework of different projects, as ESEOO project (2004-2006), funded by the Spanish…
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