Stock Assessment: Advanced ICES Training Course

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General information

The objective of this course is to train stock-assessment scientists and advisors in population dynamics and advanced stock assessment. Theory will be put into practice as much as possible by working on examples from different angles. Various assumptions will be examined, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of different methods. The five day course is organized as a series of sessions with alternating focus on theoretical concepts and hands-on work on examples. These example sessions will be completed in different software environments such as R and AD model builder. 

Besides building assessment models and estimating uncertainty using various tools, we also discuss closely related analytical techniques to improve scientific advice for managers. We show some exploratory analyses to reveal existing patterns in the data at hand, and how fish stock dynamics can be modelled under different assumptions.


Advanced course in fisheries stock assessment modelling, exploring generic properties of stock assessment methods .

Contact Person: Anna Davies (ICES Training Coordinator) (


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Venue: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
Copenhagen, Denmark

ICES Secretariat
H. C. Andersens Boulevard 44-46
DK 1553 Copenhagen V, Denmark
Tel: +45 3338 6700 · Fax: +45 3393 4215 ·


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750€ for ICES member country affiliated participants

1250€ for non-member country affiliated participants


The course is aimed at scientists who have some foundation in the fundamentals of stock assessments.

Application Procedure:

Please use the on-line registration. You will receive a message acknowledging receipt of your application within one week.

Application deadline: 29 September 2014


Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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