Local community of Little Colonsay
The local community of Little Colonsay has an interest in protecting the environment and ecology of the sea surrounding Little Colonsay. MTS-CFD were commissioned to model the environmental impact of a proposed new fish farm located to the south west of the island
There was concern that the ecology of sea surrounding Litle Colonsay was under imminent threat as a result of the planned expansion of salmon farming operations in the region. To support the opposition to the planning application MTS-CFD was commissioned to model the chemical and biological impact of the new farm.
MTS-CFD used the hydrodynamic modeling software TELEMAC and the pollutant modeling software CLAWS. In the hydrodynamic model the effects of tides, winds, Earth spin (Coriolis force) and sea-bed friction were considered in a three-dimensional, non-hydrostatic system. For the dispersion of AZA, waste and lice the software package CLAWS was used