What is QUEST?

The Quantitative Ecology and Socioeconomics Training (QUEST) program supports educating and training the next generation of ecosystem scientists, stock assessment scientists, and economists.

All three career fields are mission critical for NOAA Fisheries and effective living marine resource management.

What does QUEST do?

  1. QUEST functions as a "virtual institute" to help connect faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates with NOAA Fisheries scientists in the fields of quantitative ecology and socioeconomics and to promote information exchange.

  2. It also helps provide education and training opportunities for scientists, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students.


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