Training courses

Training courses

Participation course is limited to 20, and are charged at $150 for half-day courses and $900 for the three day introductory course. Students can participate at half of those rates.

Course schedule (tentative)

  • Saturday Dec 7, 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday Dec 8, 8 AM - 5 PM
    • Marine Spatial Planning. Serious gaming session, (http://www.mspchallenge.info), This course is a repetition of the course on Dec 7. Open to everyone.
  • Sunday Dec 8, 8 AM - Tuesday Dec 10, 5 PM
    • 3 days: Introductory EwE course. Open to everyone. Coordinator: David Chagaris
      • The schedule for the course is,
        1. Ecopath: Introduction, model parameterization, construction, balancing and interpretation
        2. Ecosim: the foraging arena, time series fitting
        3. Ecosim: incorporating environmental impacts (temp, salinity, pH, ...), mediation, and uncertainty
  • Sunday Dec 8, 8 - 12 AM
    • Boot Camp: Bring Your Own Model to a session where you can discuss your model with experienced ecosystem modelers and get feedback and suggestions. Open to everyone. There will be a second Boot Camp on Dec 9, and you are encouraged to participate in both. This will give you time in between to work on suggested improvements. Coordinator: Kristy Lewis
  • Monday, Dec 9, 8 - 12 AM
    • Boot Camp: Bring Your Own Model to a session where you can discuss your model with experienced ecosystem modelers and get feedback and suggestions. This second Boot Camp is open to all, including participants from the Dec 8 Boot Camp. Coordinator: Kristy Lewis
    • Temporal-Spatial Framework: This course gives a hands-on to the use of the EwE temporal-spatial framework, which is distributed with the professional and the personal version of EwE. Participants will get a time-restricted working version of EwE6.6 with the temporal-spatial framework, which will be setup with a demonstration model with temporal-spatial data. This course will be repeated on the afternoon of Dec 9. Coordinator: Jeroen Steenbeek
  • Monday, Dec 9, 1 - 5 PM
    • Ecotracer: tracking persistent pollutants (including isotopes, plastic, ...) through the food web. Learn about the background and setup of the module, will include hands-on run of demo. Coordinator: Villy Christensen
    • Temporal-Spatial Framework: This course gives a hands-on to the use of the EwE temporal-spatial framework, which is distributed with the professional and the personal version of EwE. Participants will get a time-restricted working version of EwE6.6 with the temporal-spatial framework, which will be setup with a demonstration model with temporal-spatial data. This course is a repitition of the morning course, Dec 9. Coordinator: Jeroen Steenbeek
  • Tuesday, Dec 10, 8 - 12 AM
    • Incorporation of uncertainty in Ecopath, Ecosim and Ecospace. Includes introduction to and hands-on with the Ecosampler, Ecoindices and core MSE routines. Coordinator: Villy Christensen
  • Tuesday, Dec 10, 1 - 5 PM
    • Management Strategy Evaluation. Introduction to the use of the CEFAS MSE plugin. Advanced course.
  • Wednesday, Dec 11, 8 - 12 AM
    • Socio-economic analysis based on the EwE value chain analysis. Introduction, theoretical background, and hands-on demonstration of how to build a value chain, which combined with an ecosystem model can be used to follow fish from sea to table, and evaluate impact of management and ecological changes. Coordinator: Villy Christensen.