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Further Information

For further information about MOHID Studio please contact:

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System Requirements

This document explains how to install MOHID Studio step-by-step. Before start with the installation the user should ensure that all the system requires are fulfilled (check requirements on the Table 2).

Component Requirements
Operating System Windows Vista, 7, 8, Server or later
Processor 1.8 GHz or faster processor
Memory 2GB of RAM
Disk Space[1] 500 MB
Display Resolution 1280x1024 or higher resolution
Display Colour Depth 32 bits
Additional Software Micrososf.NET Framework 4.5 (installed automatically)
Microsoft Excel 2007 or later [Optional]
Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 or later [Optional]

Table 2 : System Minimum Requirements.

MOHID Studio 2015 requires the full version of .NET Framework 4.5, that is installed automatically if already installed on your computer. To import values from a XLS files to MOHID Studio 2015 a version of Microsoft Excel is required (2007 or later). To display the values from database as a report (on screen or to print) your system will also need the Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 or later. We recommend the use of Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 (download it from

MOHID Studio

Install MOHID Studio 2015

The MOHID Studio 2015 installation package can be downloaded from the following link:

MOHID Studio 2015 Download

After the download is complete, you have to extract the package to a temporary folder. In this folder you will find a file called “setup.exe”, which has to be executed to start the installation process.

During this step, the setup will verify if all the pre-requisites (.NET Framework 4.5, Visual C++ Runtime components, etc.) are fulfilled. It necessary, the system notify the user and will download the necessary packages. The MOHID Studio 2015 installation will start after the verification/installation of all necessary packages.

The first step of MOHID Studio 2015 installation is a welcome window (Figure 1).Press the “Next” button to continue.

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Figure 1: Welcome Window.

The second step is the License Agreement window (Figure 2). After the user read and accepted the MOHID Studio’s License Agreement press the “Next” button.

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Figure 2: License Agreement Window.

The next two windows allow choosing additional components which can be installed with MOHID Studio 2015 (Figure 3 and Figure 4). These components are:

Plugin Description
Environment Monitoring Plugin Module to manage data from field campaigns and monitoring stations.
Environment Monitoring Plugin – SNIRH Extension Tool to download data from the Portuguese monitoring network.
Action Server Tools Tools to connect to instances of Action Server (like for examples Action Modulers’ Demo Server)
in order to download data from operational models and monitoring networks.
This tool also always you to upload data to Action Modulers’ Demo server.
Probabilistic Oil Mapping Module to perform probabilistic oil mapping simulations.[2]
Atmospheric Dispersion Module which allows using MOHID’s Lagrangian module to run atmospheric dispersions simulations.[3]
Coastal Risk Plugin Module to manage operational models for coastal risk assessment.
This plugin works together with Action Server and needs a specific configuration.
Contact us for more information.
Risk Management Plugin Module to manage early warning systems, like flood warning.
This plugin works together with Action Server and needs a specific configuration.
Contact us for more information.

Select the plugins you want to install and click “Next”.

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Figure 3: Common Plugins Window.

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Figure 4: Advanced Plugins Window.

In the next window, the user can choose the installation folder. This window is represented on (Figure 5). By default, the installation path is:

32-bit system: C:\Program Files\Action Modulers\MOHID Studio\
64-bit system: C:\Program Files (x86)\Action Modulers\MOHID Studio\
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Figure 5: Select Installation Folder Window.

The next window of the installation process is the confirmation window (Figure 6). In this window you have to confirm to start the installation process of MOHID Studio.

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Figure 6: Confirmation Window.

After the user press the “Next” button, on the confirmation window, the installation will start (Figure 7).

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Figure 7: Installation Window.

MOHID Studio 2015 is now successfully installed on your machine (Figure 8).

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Figure 8: Installation Complete Window.

Running MOHID Studio 2015 for the First Time

To execute MOHID Studio 2015, click on Start -> “Action Modulers” -> “MOHID Studio 2015” -> “MOHID Studio 2015” (Figure 9).

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Figure 9: Starting MOHID Studio.

When running MOHID Studio 2015 for the first time (and you don’t have any previous installation of MOHID Studio, the database setup window will be prompted (Figure 10). This window helps the user to create MOHID Studio’s database. To setup the database press the button Execute.png in order to start the database creation process.

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Figure 10: Database Setup Window.

After the database is successfully installed (Figure 11)the MOHID Studio 2015 is ready to run for the first time.

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Figure 11: Database Setup window – Complete.

Just press the “Close” button and MOHID Studio 2015 will start, showing the splash screen (Figure 12).

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Figure 12: MOHID Studio splash screen.

When MOHID Studio 2015 is completely loaded, the License Management window will be presented (see next section).


If installing MOHID Studio for the first time explore License Management on how to get a MOHID Studio License.

  1. – Disk Space required by MOHID Studio only. The disk space requited for additional software and projects is not included.
  2. This plugin need a special license.
    Contact us for more information.
  3. This plugin need a special license. Contact us for more information.


Installation Guides

Coastal Risk