About Aarhus University
Aarhus University (AU) was founded in 1928 and is a public non-profit organization under the Danish University Act. It has 39,000 students; about 1,800 PhD students – of which one in four has a foreign nationality - and close to 850 postdoctoral scholars together with 11,500 employees (2017). AU has four faculties which cover the entire research spectrum – basic research, applied research, strategic research and research based advice to the authorities. Aarhus University with the Department of Bioscience and the Department of Environmental Science holds Denmark’s leading research environment on applied environmental research, with more than 20 years of experience in environmental research and consultancy services. The activities of the Department of Bioscience cover a large spectrum in marine science from coastal to deep-sea environments. The department has excellent research facilities and laboratories, including the interdisciplinary Arctic Research Centre (ARC). The department has a broad modelling expertise and experience from former and ongoing internationally and nationally funded projects.
Role in the Project
The role of AU in the Blue Harvesting project is to simulate the far-field dispersion of the sediment plume in the deep-sea test site using a three-dimensional coupled hydrodynamic and sediment transport model.