• Research & Development Unit: developing and applying software related with numerical modelling of the environment. ACTION Modulers’ flagship product, MOHID Studio, is used by hundreds of users worldwide.
• Protection & Safety Unit: consulting solutions in defining and implementing corporate and legal requirements with regards to life and fire safety, including fire risk analysis and evacuation techniques.
ACTION Modulers is a Portuguese consulting company located in Mafra (close to Lisbon), mainly focused on numerical modelling, development of technological solutions and safety planning services. Through a strong connection to the university environment (ACTION Modulers is a spinoff of the Instituto Superior Técnico), the company continuously participates in scientific and technological development achieving a high level of skills and innovative solutions.
Two main business areas compose the company:
In MARINER, ACTION Modulers is taking the opportunity to develop some breakthrough web-based technologies in the field of preparedness and response to chemical spills, particularly:
• A web-based / mobile-friendly on-demand chemical spill trajectory forecasting system, powered by a novel technological platform - ACTION Seaport (http://seaportdemo.actionmodulers.com/), aiming to support navigation, piloting and safety operations in both coastal (e.g. ports) and open sea (National Maritime Authorities) activities.
• A web-service oriented solution to allow model interaction with the training package developed by PHE, and thus, allowing trainees to easily start running and exploring chemical spill model results.
The above mentioned systems are both supported by a state-of-the-art, free and open source chemical spill numerical model (MOHID), and, during MARINER, the MOHID chemical spill model will be also updated by ACTION Modulers to estimate environmental impacts / biological effects from chemical spills.