Training courses

Genomics in support of fisheries and aquaculture management

26 - 28 June 2018
Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
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. Participants 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, encompassing those with little or no expertise in genomic theory or methodology, as well as those versed in such areas, but 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.
Register online, but please await confirmation of your place on the course before making travel arrangements.
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Gary Carvalho, Bangor University, UK
Jann Martinsohn, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Ernesto Jardim, Fisheries Scientist and Coordinator of 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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