The Quantitative Ecology and Socioeconomics Training (QUEST) program was recently initiated by NOAA Fisheries to enhance education and training for the next generation of stock assessment scientists, ecosystem scientists, and economists.  All three career fields are mission critical for NOAA Fisheries and effective living marine resource management.  QUEST helps connect faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with NOAA Fisheries scientists in the fields of quantitative ecology and socioeconomics.  It also helps facilitate information exchange between the academic research side with the applied fields at NOAA.

The QUEST website serves as an information portal for teaching resources and learning opportunities in quantitative ecology and socioeconomics as related to living marine resource management.  It includes information on and can direct users to:
  • Student Opportunities
  • Teaching materials available
  • Upcoming courses (both online and in-person)
  • Upcoming seminars

 Click here to download a copy of the QUEST Fact Sheet.


QUEST in the news.
 Congratulations to Dr. Alan Haynie on receiving a 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He is currently an economist for NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington.