The Institute for Marine and Coastal Environment in Capo Granitola, Italy will this year host the Summer School in Quantitative Fisheries Stock Asssessment. The school, a joint venture between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the school will run from 10-22 July, and is open to a maximum of 25 participants.
The overarching aim of the school, as a whole, is to ensure a consistent level of expertise in fish stock assessment in the region. The summer school is planned to run every year for two weeks during the summer months, to avoid overlaps with other technical and statutory meetings of GFCM, FAO Mediterranean Regional Projects and STECF EWGs.
The school is intended for fisheries scientists engaged in stock assessment within fisheries departments, research institutes and non‐governmental organizations in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, as well as to young scientists seeking specialization in applied quantitative methods for natural resources management.
The modules will be delivered in English. The course isintended for fisheriesscientists and will assume a basic understanding of population dynamics, fisheries biology, basic statistics and quantitative data analysis. Basic knowledge of programming language(s), including R, will be desirable for Module 1 and intermediate knowledge of R will be a requirement for Module 2.