Training courses

Advanced stock assessment

5 - 9 November, 2018
ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark
Closed for applications


This five-day course is designed 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 course is organized into 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, there will also be discussion about closely- related analytical techniques to improve scientific advice for managers. Some exploratory analyses will be shown to reveal existing patterns in the data at hand, and how fish stock dynamics can be modelled under different assumptions.


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

Register online, but please wait for confirmation of your place on the course, before making your travel arrangements.


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Jan Jaap Poos, Wageningen IMARES, The Netherlands
Richard Hillary, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australia​

Course fee:
750 Euros for ICES member country affiliated participants
1250 Euros​ for non-member country affiliated participants​​​

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