AMARE-MED 2017 is intended for scientists working in the field of fishery ecology in research institutes, NGOs and Universities, as well as for policy-makers and stakeholders (e.g. from regional fisheries management organizations and advisory councils) representing the fisheries sector or involved in fisheries management and stock assessment.
The 1st edition of AMARE-MED will include in depth understanding of theoretical basis, assumptions, advantages, functioning, applicability, capabilities and limitations of:
- Gadget (Globally applicable Area Disaggregated General Ecosystem Toolbox)
- Mice (Models of Intermediate Complexity for Ecosystem assessments)
Topics covered for each methodology will include data requirements, how to deal with data deficiencies, practical application and how these models can provide practical scientific advice to policy and management.
As the classes will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate working knowledge of that language as well deep interest and understanding of fishing and biological processes. Skills required is also the experience in some modelling or use of programming code in general, plus eventually some experience with particular programming language according with the tool to be implemented (see “prerequisites” for further details).