Start: July 27th, 2024

End: August 2nd, 2024

"AMARE-MED 2024 – Advanced school on Multispecies modelling Approaches for ecosystem based marine REsource management in the MEDiterranean Sea"

The AMARE-MED (Advanced School on Multispecies Modelling Approaches for Ecosystem-Based Marine Resource Management in the Mediterranean Sea) is an annual event organised by the Dynamics of Ecosystems and Computational Oceanography (ECHO) group of OGS. Previous editions have been held in Capogranitola (2017), Trieste (2018), Venice (2019), Split (2021), and Larnaca (2022).

This year's school will take place from 28th July to 3rd August in Lisbon, Portugal. It will focus on modelling trawl survey data using both traditional and geostatistical methods, and their application in multispecies models for fisheries management. The week-long program includes:

  1. Basic analysis of trawl survey data
  2. Application of geostatistical models with sdmTMB, incorporating environmental covariates
  3. Prediction of species spatio-temporal distributions under climate change and species overlap
  4. Use of results in Models of Intermediate Complexity (MICE) for evaluation of projections and trade-off analysis

The course combines lectures with hands-on programming sessions.

FEE: there is no application fee.

SUPPORT: In the framework of initiatives for increasing capacity building, the AMARE-MED will support the participation of 2-3 scientists from non-EU Mediterranean and Black Sea countries. Additional fellowships will be provided by the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS) through the project The Laboratory on Quantitative Sustainability (TLQS).

DEADLINE: Application deadline passed on 25 May 2024.

SELECTION: Thirty applicants will be selected on the basis of experience, skills and demonstrated interest in quantitative fisheries management.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera