[MARMAM] Online workshop: Practical design and simulation to optimise distance sampling surveys, 28-31 August 2023

Len Thomas len.thomas at st-andrews.ac.uk
Thu Jul 20 08:48:11 PDT 2023


Online workshop: Practical design and simulation to optimise distance 
sampling surveys, 28-31 August 2023

Registration deadline: 14 August 2023

The workshop is organized by the Centre for Research into Ecological and 
Environmental Modelling (CREEM) at the University of St Andrews. 
Instructors are Laura Marshall and Len Thomas, CREEM, University of St 
Andrews.


Distance sampling surveys, particularly shipboard or aerial line 
transects, are widely used to estimate the population size of marine 
mammals.  Good survey design is critical for obtaining reliable results 
in such surveys. This workshop expands on the basic theory provided in 
our introductory workshops to demonstrate how our latest software can be 
used to generate optimal survey designs while respecting budgetary and 
logistical constraints. We will demonstrate survey design using our R 
package dssd, and investigate design optimisation and the implications 
of deviations from our design assumptions using our latest simulation 
package dsims. We will also demonstrate the use of QGIS to obtain 
requisite input information.

Further information and how to register can be found at:


https://workshops.distancesampling.org/design-aug-2023

Any questions, please do get in touch!  Questions can be directed to 
Laura via lhm at st-andrews.ac.uk



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