05 Nov 2013

The first North American ABM Seminar held in Vancouver

35 participants gathered in Vancouver for the first North American Agent Based Modelling seminar

On 28 October, our office in Canada hosted the first North American Agent Based Modelling (ABM) seminar entitled ‘Modelling Water, Habitats and Aquatic Species Behaviour in a Changing World’. The seminar was held at St. Regis Hotel in Vancouver and attracted a wide variety of participants involved in managing and monitoring aquatic species habitats.

Insight into new tools, technology and successful real-world applications 

This one-day seminar was presented by our top researchers within this field: Frank Thomsen, Flemming Hansen and Mikkel Andersen and it evolved around the topic: How novel approaches can increase our understanding of aquatic species and their ability to adapt to changing environments.

The seminar offered presentations of the tools and technology used to develop environmental models, including our ABM Lab module. The participants were introduced to hydrodynamic, habitat and agent based modelling covering: conceptual approaches, overview of data requirements, common data sources, selection of model boundaries, setups and results and much more. In addition, the seminar allowed time for discussions of some interesting applications and successful case studies of this technology in the field.

The seminar was very well received by the participants and we would like to thank those who attended for contributing to a successful event.