Published on 18/10/2011 17:03
The release of SANDS v6.5 includes the launch of SANDS Free, a restricted version of SANDS Professional, which can be used for commercial purposes at no cost!
Halcrow has developed SANDS Free so that it enables you to confidently apply it to smaller projects and to tackle different types of coastal management scenarios, and then seamlessly move to SANDS Professional should your project grow beyond the restrictions of the software.
To download SANDS Free, click here.
SANDS Free cannot be used to enter and analyse more than 10 profile locations, 1 coastal process unit, 5,000 time series records per location, 5 additional GIS layers and 50 diary entries. SANDS Free can only be used locally on a single database. SANDS Free does not include the life cycle cost module or the SMP policy database. The NFCDD, FCRM, wave transformation or data acquisition capabilities are also not included.
Published on 18/10/2011 17:01
SANDS v6.5 was released on Tuesday 4th October 2011 and provides a variety of new tools, features and improvements. Halcrow has also introduced a new and more flexible licensing and pricing structure for SANDS which allows users to purchase only what they really need.
The first three organisations to purchase a copy of SANDS Professional v6.5 will be entitled to send two users on a free one-day training course at the Halcrow Swindon office in 2012.
Existing SANDS users with a valid support and maintenance contract will be entitled to a free upgrade to the newly rebranded SANDS Professional v6.5.
Published on 18/10/2011 17:00
Halcrow understands that effective training enhances capabilities and enables you to get the most out of the software you use. Our training courses are aimed at asset managers, engineers, researchers and scientists involved with the management, analysis reporting of monitored data. Typical applications include coastal monitoring, regional monitoring programmes, data acquisition and asset management.
The SANDS training course is run as part of an open programme with scheduled dates at various venues throughout the UK. We also run bespoke, specifically tailored courses that are developed to meet your individual organisational requirements, at a venue and time suited to your exact needs.
The SANDS training course assumes no prior knowledge of SANDS and is presented from a practical point of view by expert Halcrow SANDS users.The course is a generally one day session; however a longer more detailed session can be arranged. The course is delivered through a series of presentations, hands-on practicals and open discussion sessions. At the end of this course attendees should have an appreciation of SANDS capabilities and be able to undertake basic analyses.
For additional information on SANDS training courses, contact Alastair Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0)845 094 7990.
Published on 23/08/2011 16:03
SANDS is used throughout the world as an essential tool for regional management planning, flood risk management, asset management and shoreline analysis.
Used by shoreline managers, coastal engineers, asset managers and environmental scientists, SANDS helps to detect trends in the coastal environment and provides valuable support for development decisions.
SANDS has been used in Romania to establish a long term data collection programme which provides future coastal designers with increased confidence about the design of new structures and other beach management measures. It has been used in the UK under the south-east Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme by Canterbury City Council and other lead authorities. SANDS was also used on a United Nations and Food and Agriculture organisation project which focused on the rehabilitation of fishing harbours, landing sites and anchorages in Sri Lanka.
Click here to download the full case study.
For additional information on how SANDS has been used throughout the world, contact Mike Stickley on +44 (0)1793 816 337 or at email@example.com.