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

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General information

The advanced school is going to represent an annual recurrence for PhD students, researchers and policy-makers to learn about models specifically developed for multispecies approaches and how to use them.

AMARE-MED (Advanced school on Multispecies modelling Approaches for ecosystem based marine REsource management in the MEDiterranean Sea) represents an annual recurrence for PhD students, researchers and policy-makers engaged in fisheries management to learn theoretical background and practical application of models specifically developed for multispecies approaches in the framework of Ecosystem Based Marine Resource Management (EAM).

The one-week school includes in depth understanding of functioning, applicability, capabilities and limitations of models and analytical approaches. During the various editions, different multispecies and holistic approaches (e.g. MSVPA, MICE models, size-based models, Multispecies age-structured assessment model MSASA, Gadget, Atlantis, Osmose, ISISfish, Ecopath with Ecosim, and others) will be presented, discussed and applied. The final aim is not necessarily to include more complex data or analytical approaches, but rather to be more comprehensive in the range of factors being considered to manage a fishery.

Learning outcome:

The advanced school represents a forum for establishing best practice in multi-species assessment methods through review, evaluation and comparison of models and approaches. Scholars attending the advanced school will incorporate knowledge on multispecies models development and integration into practical management advice. This is particularly important for people coming from Mediterranean non UE and developing countries, where such transdisciplinary approaches are still not widespread. The school will serve the Mediterranean community involved in assessing, studying and/or managing marine resources and working both in data rich and data poor conditions, with the final objective to contribute to capacity building in EAM, to increase cooperation, to facilitate the sharing of methodologies and to foster transboundary actions toward sustainable exploitation of marine resources. Each year 30 scholars will be introduced to multispecies modelling applied to EAM. A report including guidelines on multispecies modelling for Mediterranean case studies will be produced.

The proposed event and other organised schools will provide continuative inputs to the community for improving, developing, applying quantitative approaches for the EAM.

Objective:

Topics covered for each methodology considered will include data requirements, how to deal with data deficiencies, and how these models can provide practical scientific advice to policy and management. The school will include in depth understanding of functioning, applicability, capabilities and limitations of models and analytical approaches. During the various editions of the advanced school, different multispecies and holistic approaches (e.g., MSVPA, MICE models, size based models, Multispecies age-structured assessment model MSASA, Gadget, Atlantis, Osmose, ISISfish, Ecopath with Ecosim, and others) will be presented, discussed and applied. The final aim is not necessarily to include more complex data or analytical approaches, but rather to be more comprehensive in the range of factors being considered to manage a fishery.

Contact Person: Simone Libralato (slibralato@ogs.trieste.it)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0688 - Bioinformatics", "0831 - Fisheries

Venue

Venue: Granitola Torretta
Trapani, Italy

Application

Open from
1 Feb 2017 to 30 Apr 2017

Qualification

Academic level: PhD, Lifelong Learning
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