ECOWIN Systems


Carrying capacity. Delivering cutting edge science to the aquaculture industry.

Systems knowledge. Gain insight at the system scale for biomass production and water quality.

Sustainability. Advanced carrying capacity for marine systems ecotechniques in order to address sustainability at the farm scale.

Track Record. Published science, tested with regulators and stakeholders in Europe, US, and Asia.

System Management. Innovative approach for optimisation of aquaculture biomass production.

Big Picture. Know how aquaculture production licenses impact on a macro scale.

Licensing. Examine nutrient loading and aquaculture development scenarios. Understand trade-offs between people, planet, and profit.

Zonal Production. Aquaculture modelling in order to assist with site selection and production expansion.


ECOWIN is an ecological model for aquatic systems developed using an object-oriented approach. The model addresses hydrodynamics issues, biogeochemistry and can incorporate population dynamics for target species. ECOWIN analyses hydrodynamics issues, and biogeochemistry at the system scale.

Hydrodynamics, suspended matter transport, the nitrogen cycle, phytoplankton and nutriet loading, finfish and shellfish growth, and human interactions, are accounted for by the ECOWIN dynamic modelling engine.

  • ECOWIN uses a dynamic modelling engine.
  • Examination of nutrient loading and aquaculture development scenarios.
  • Supporting an ecosystem approach to sustainable aquaculture development.

ECOWIN Modelling



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Relevant Links

An overview of the modelling approaches for five sea lough systems addressed by the SMILE project. Carlingford Lough, Strangford Lough, Belfast Lough, Larne Lough and Lough Foyle.

An overview of the development of an integrated framework for management of the coastal zone in China, using two test cases where communities depend primarily upon marine resources.

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