Training courses

Genomics in support of fisheries and aquaculture management

The course takes place in 2019 - dates and venue to be confirmed.
The training course will introduce participants to relevant evolutionary, quantitative ecology and population theory, the range of tools that can underpin management schemes of aquatic natural resources, and how such approaches complement other management approaches, together with a critical valuation of costs and benefits. It will also illustrate how genomics can help to address existing management and policy needs through judicious consideration of insightful case studies from capture and aquaculture fisheries. 
Emphasis on the practical implication of technologies and theory will underpin course design and delivery. Three key components encapsulate course design: theory, to familiarise students with salient evolutionary and genomic principles, application, to demonstrate design and impact of genomic tools, and strategy, to promote application and uptake in management and conservation.  Students will attain an understanding of genomic concepts and methods with emphasis on population genomic aspects. They will identify and formulate salient management-relevant questions that are amenable to genomic tools, in combination with complementary approaches such as population modelling, risk assessment and oceanography.
Participants will be instructed in state-of-the-art statistical and analytical software to secure biologically meaningful interpretations. The attendees will be able to handle illustrative genomic datasets and perform simple to more complex population genomic analysis, depending on their level of knowledge and interests.

This course is designed to target a broad community, but primarily those who do not have genetics/genomics as their main line of work. We aim at people with a keen interest in genomics, but with little or no expertise in genomic theory or methodology, and with limited experience of how and when to apply such principles and tools to management issues. We target students, fisheries/aquaculture scientists, fisheries/aquaculture managers and stakeholders involved in fisheries and aquaculture management and policy decision making. 

Class activities to promote interactions and exchange of ideas, needs and experience among participants from different backgrounds will be prioritized. It is recognized that transparency, trust and effective communication among disparate players underpins the effectiveness, impact and uptake of available knowledge and tools.

Registration will open once the course dates are set.
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Gary Carvalho, Bangor University, UK
Jann Martinsohn, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Ernesto Jardim, Joint Research Centre, European Commission​
Einar Eg Nielsen, DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
Kerry Naish, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, USA


Course fee:
450 Euros for ICES member country affiliated participants
750 Euros​ for non-member country affiliated participants​​​

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