Report of the Workshop on Standard Assessment Tools for Working Groups (WKSAT)
In the report of its October 1998 meeting (ICES CM 1999/ACFM:9), the Study Group on Future Requirements for Fisheries Assessment Data and Software recommended that a Workshop on standard assessment tools for working groups (Chair: Mr S. Reeves, UK) will meet at Aberdeen, UK on dates to be decided in 1999, at national expense to:
a) Prepare a preliminary list of analytical software to be used by assessment working groups which will replace the analysis tools currently performed by IFAP.
b) Identify any additional software, currently in use, which might be usefully included in the standard set.
c) Document the files to be used by these programs to exchange data.
d) Agree a set of programming guidelines for assessment software developers and acceptance protocol for such programs to be included in an ICES assessment software library.
The workshop took place at Aberdeen on 3-5 March 1999.
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