Training courses

Stock Assessment (Advanced)

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

28 November - 2 December 2016
ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Application deadline: Monday 3 October

Please await confirmation of your place on the course before making travel arrangements​


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.


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

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Jan Jaap Poos, IMARES, The Netherlands

Arni Magnusson, ICES Secretariat, Denmark

Course Fee

750 Euro for ICES member country affiliated participants

1250 Euro for non-member country affiliated participants​

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Stock Assessment (Advanced)

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