Advanced school on Multispecies modelling Approaches for ecosystem based marine REsource management in the MEDiterranean Sea

AMARE-MED (Advanced school on Multispecies modelling Approaches for ecosystem based marine REsource management in the MEDiterranean Sea) represents an annual recurrence for PhD students, researchers and policy-makers engaged in fisheries management to learn theoretical background and practical application of models specifically developed for multispecies approaches in the framework of Ecosystem Based Marine Resource Management (EAM).

The one-week school includes in depth understanding of functioning, applicability, capabilities and limitations of models and analytical approaches. During the various editions, different multispecies and holistic approaches (e.g. MSVPA, MICE models, size-based models, Multispecies age-structured assessment model MSASA, Gadget, Atlantis, Osmose, ISISfish, Ecopath with Ecosim, and others) will be presented, discussed and applied. The final aim is not necessarily to include more complex data or analytical approaches, but rather to be more comprehensive in the range of factors being considered to manage a fishery.

Application deadline: 30 April 2017


    • Knowledge of R programming (writing functions, using graphics, input output);
    • Basic population dynamics ; minimum knowledge on predation models is considered a plus
    • Basic model fitting.

To apply for participation at the school you need to fill in the form below. Access to the school is granted based on information given in the submitted form. Incomplete applications are not accepted. If you have any questions on filling out the form, send your question to

Application form is available here

If you are accepted, you will receive notification and details on how to register to the school and pay the fee on the email address you provided on the online application form within 15 May 2017. Formal registration should be done within 4 June 2017 by sending an e-mail to, including the demonstration of payment of the registration fee.

Participation fee is 150 €. A reduced fee of 50 € is applied to applicants working in countries listed here. Financial support for travel and accommodation is available to a limited number of applicants demonstrating skills required to participate to the School and working in countries included in the above mentioned list. Priority will be given to applicants from Mediterranean countries.

Cancellation Policy: registration fee is not refundable. After you have registered to the school, please notify if you think you will not be able to attend the event. Remember that the number of participants is limited and other students would be glad to attend the event