Modelling

RPS has 40 years of experience in model development and application supporting national and international studies for engineering projects, coastal and port development, oil and gas and renewables industries, municipal and industrial waste management, and ocean resource management. 

Long-lasting impactful solutions

Our comprehensive range of proprietary modelling software supports a wide variety of work including strategic research and development, environmental impact assessments, sediment and pollutant transport studies, storm surge forecasting, sea level rise and flood risk assessments, offshore engineering design, port and harbour design, maritime safety, coastal process simulation, and scheme design. With our team's expert knowledge of the complex ocean environment and the modelling methods that represent it, we provide efficient in-house solutions to help realise successful projects for our clients.

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Our expertise

  • Marine, harbour, and coastal processes
  • Storm surge and river, estuarine and flood inundation
  • Operational forecasting of metocean conditions
  • Metocean design and extremal analysis
  • Tsunami wave generation, propagation and inundation
  • Hydrodynamics, deep ocean and coastal circulation
  • Oil spill risk and response
  • Oil and chemical fate, transport and effects
  • Sediment transport and shoreline changes
  • Drilling discharges and produced water
  • Water quality and thermal discharges
  • Industrial and municipal wastewater
  • Maritime safety and emergency response
  • Vessel motion response

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Haulbowline Island East Tip Remediation Project
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Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) of Response Options for an Uncontrolled Subsea Oil Well Blowout in a Deep Water Marine Environment
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Dubai Coastal Zone Monitoring and Forecasting Program
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Enbridge Line 3 Replacement program
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Enbridge Mackenzie River water quality modelling
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Environmental Sensitivity and Associated Risk to Habitats and Species Offshore Central California and Hawaii from Offshore Floating Wind
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ExxonMobil Eastern Newfoundland Offshore Exploration Drilling
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Flood Margin Assessment for Coastal Nuclear Power Plants in the U.S
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Maritime Safety and Rescue Emergency Response Tools & EDS
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NOAA Deepwater Horizon oil spill
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Shell Puget Sound Refinery (PSR) Anacortes Rail Unloading Facility (ARUF)
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Equinor Flemish Pass Exploration Drilling Program
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Storm Surge Inundation Modelling for National Parks in the Northeast US
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US Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System (SAROPS)
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FSRU Thermal Recirculation Modelling Analysis
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Mapping of the Thermal Plume from Once Through Cooling of the Nuclear Reactors at Indian Point Energy Center
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Evaluation of Water Quality Benefits from CSO Alternatives for Narragansett Bay
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Floating Lidar for Equinor off the US Atlantic Coast
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Long-term Wave Data Measurements in Support of Coastal Studies for the City of Norfolk, VA
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Angre Port
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Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre
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Opportunity and Constraints Mapping for the Deployment of Offshore Renewable Energy in Ireland
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Mornington Flood Alleviation Scheme
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CFRAM Programme
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Reservoir Inundation Modelling
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Source array modelling, Southern Ionian Sea
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Dredge Spoil Placement Stability Study
Mermaid Sound Dredge Spoil Placement Stability Study
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