Alejandro Yáñez, Marine Biologist and Master of Science (Fisheries mention) from Universidad de Concepción. Currently working at Fisheries Development Institute, making crustaceans stock assessment, this being his main interest area along with quantitative ecology and state-space models.
Between January 28 and February 1, IFOP researcher Alejandro Yáñez, participated in “Template Model Building (TMB) for advanced fish stock assessment” workshop held at the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) in Halifax, Canada .
The objective of the course was to train professionals who assisted in the use of the TMB tool by applying the SAM state-space model.
Alejandro commented on the training “it will allow me to develop the use of models with random effects in my activities and to implement them in TMB, aiming to this tool development in stock assessment models.
Being able to participate in courses abroad always leaves something positive. The improvements in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) are of a very good level and quite demanding. In addition, it is a good opportunity to meet other researchers who perform functions similar to those that you perform and share experiences and know the realities of other research institutions worldwide “