An introduction to ecosystem modelling with Ecopath, Ecosim and Ecospace

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General information

This course will introduce basic concepts and modelling procedures of aquatic ecosystems. Participants will be provided with the principles behind EwE (, and how to design, parameterize and analyze an ecological model with Ecopath. Introductory concepts of the temporal module Ecosim and the spatial-temporal module Ecospace will be presented.

Programme information: 

  • Introduction to Ecopath
  • Building a model with Ecopath
  • Introduction to Ecosim
  • Practice with Ecosim
  • Fitting to time series with Ecosim
  • Introduction to Ecospace

Practice work with portable computers will be developed to make sure participants understand the content of the theoretical lectures.

Contact Person: Francisco José Machín Jiménez (


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Venue: Institute of Marine Sciences
Barcelona, Spain

The Institute of Marine Sciences is located in Barcelona’s Villa Olimpica District between the Hospital del Mar and the Olympic Towers. 
Institut de Ciències del Mar
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49



Full price of this course is 510€. A reduced registration fee of 425€ is applied for early registrations (20 days before the opening of the course).


A personal computer for the class is required.

Application Procedure:

Use the ADD TO CARD button on the course's website to book a place and make your payment.


Students attending to at least 80% of the classes will receive a certificate confirming their participation in the course, signed by the Barcelona Ocean responsible person and by the Lecturers of the course.


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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