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Ecopath with Ecosim and Ecospace modelling courses are back at ICM

During the week of the 11th to the 15th of December 2023, ICM hosted, once again, an ecosystem modelling course to teach participants from different institutions around the world how to use modelling techniques to study the effects of human activities and climate change on marine ecosystems. 20 participants from 13 countries (Romania, Germany, Denmark, […]

The EcoOcean modelling complex has now an official home at ecopathinternational.org

EcoOcean is a spatially and temporally explicit mechanistic marine ecosystem modelling (MEM) complex of the global ocean, that unifies the consideration of spatial-temporal food-web dynamics ranging from primary producers to top predators with the impacts of environmental change and worldwide fisheries. In collaboration with UBC-IOF (Canada), CSIC-ICM (Spain) and MountainSoft (Canada) we have been pushing […]

The Ocean Decade: A True Ecosystem Modeling Challenge

Our manuscript about modelling challenges for the Ocean Decade is out We invite you to see our latest contribution in Frontiers of Marine Science. Here, we challenge the marine ecosystem modeling community to address how to: (i) enable ocean managers and decision-makers to use their science, (ii) communicate their science, and most importantly (iii) ensure […]

November 2018 – Introductory and Advanced EwE courses

 Dates: 5-9 November 2018. Location: CCMAR, Faro Portugal. Teachers: Jeroen Steenbeek, Natalia Serpetti Two courses, back-to-back in Faro, Portugal: a three-day introductory course, and a two-day specialized course, on modeling with Ecopath with Ecosim: INTRODUCTION TO FOOD WEB MODELLING WITH ECOPATH WITH ECOSIM ADVANCED ECOSIM AND ECOSPACE The introductory course discussed basic concepts and modelling […]

June 2016 – Course “Qualitative Mathematical Modelling of Complex Systems”

Date: 3 June 2016. Location: ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain. Teacher:  Jeffrey Dambacher (CSIRO) Qualitative mathematical modelling was introduced as a means to understand and predict the dynamics of complex biological and socio-economic systems. The technique poses the question: if all we know of a system is the general nature of relationships between species and environmental and […]

May 2016 – Course “Modelling aquatic ecosystems with Ecopath, Ecosim and Ecospace”

Dates: 30 May – 3 June 2016 Teachers: Marta Coll, Villy Christensen, Isabel Palomera and Jeroen Steenbeek Location: ICM-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain This course introduced basic concepts and modelling procedures of aquatic ecosystems. Participants were provided with the principles behind EwE (www.ecopath.org), and how to design, parameterize and analyze an ecological model with Ecopath. Introductory concepts […]

March 2016 – Course “Basic use of Ecopath with Ecosim”

Dates: 7-11 March 2016 Location: CSIRO, Hobart, Australia Teachers: Villy Christensen, Marta Coll, Jeroen Steenbeek, and Carl Walters. This basic course of the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) modeling approach introduced the current capabilities of the EwE desktop software (www.ecopath.org). This course provided a birds-eye view of all that the EwE modelling approach has to offer: […]

Sept 2015 – Course “Introduction to Ecopath with Ecosim”

Location: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Norte (Brazil, Natal) Dates: 14-18 September 2015 Teachers: Marta Coll, Jeroen Steenbeek, Ronaldo Angelini (UFRN) This basic course of the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) modeling approach introduced the current capabilities of the EwE desktop software (www.ecopath.org). Besides an introduction to the foundation of the EwE approach and a […]