The workshop will gather interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary researchers in the scientific communities, Arctic stakeholders, and policy makers. We envision a spatial focus on state-of-the-art modeling and applications to marine resource governance. Bio-economic models based on large, spatially homogeneous fish stocks can be supplemented or replaced as needed by metapopulation models that incorporate a rich array of linkages defined over multiple spatial and temporal scales. Invasive species obviously have a spatial component and so this workshop will, in part, build on and expand upon the one held in Esbjerg, DK in Oct, 2013. Spatial issues also include the different fishery sectors and economies in the Arctic which is an essential part of the bio-economic and strategic modeling. This includes both direct resource use from harvesting as well as spatially concentrated human-marine mammal interactions resulting from increased economic activities in the Arctic.

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