Summit Agenda

The Agenda for the Second Atlantis Summit is still evolving in detail but the general structure will be as outlined below. Online pre-recorded materials will be provided for all key sessions so people from all over the world can join in and here what’s being said regardless of the time zone. These materials will be available one week prior to the summit.

Joint sessions will run 8-12am in Norway, 4-8pm in Australia (slightly later if a New Zealand location is chosen). Local sessions will be run in the afternoon of each day in Norway and in the morning (before the joint session) in Australia-New Zealand.

Social Events are also planned through the week and will be added to the Agenda as they are finalised.

DAY ONE

 

Joint Session

Lead Speaker

Opening Remarks

  • Welcome & logistics
  • Overview, state of the model, thrust of the summit
  • History of the Atlantis model
  • Need for global EBM efforts using E2E models
Overview of current and in-development functionalities of Atlantis

This will be a short overview and discussion of what Atlantis has been and could be used for

Beth Fulton
Tools – getting the most out of Atlantis, existing and requested Atlantis (and general modelling) tools Javier Porobic
PechaKucha-style presentation of current Atlantis models

These 5 min talks will be given in break out groups, who will discuss the models, what they showcase and help anyone who needs help to advance the model

Local Sessions

Discussion of possible papers and collaboration topics

DAY TWO

Joint Session

Lead Speaker

Keynote 1 – climate theme

The Keynote will be followed by a Q&A

Julia Blanchard
Discussion around the theme

  • Of different approaches of including climate change aspects in Atlantis (simple forcing, dynamic)
  • Parameter Comparisons
  • Best practice modelling approaches

Local Sessions

Continue the discussions and work on a joint paper(s) defined on Day One
 

DAY THREE

Joint Session

Lead Speaker

Keynote 2 – linking Atlantis and stock assessments

The Keynote will be followed by a Q&A

Sarah Gaichas
Discussion around the theme

  • Of different applications of using Atlantis as an operating model (the wins, the pain)
  • Parameter Comparisons
  • Best practice modelling approaches

Local Sessions

Continue the discussions and work on a joint paper(s) defined on Day One
 

DAY FOUR

Joint Session

Lead Speaker

Keynote 3 – using AI/Machine Learning to calibrate complex models

The Keynote will be followed by a Q&A

TBA
Discussion around the theme

  • Of applications to date that have tried to use AI/ML with complex models (Atlantis and more)
  • Approaches to calibration and validation
  • Best practice approaches
  • Potential for a joint project – sketching a proposal

Local Sessions

Continue the discussions and work on a joint paper(s) defined on Day One
 

DAY FIVE

Joint Session

Lead Speaker

Summary – How to Advance Atlantis Modelling and Use of Ecosystem Models

  • Progress made on joint papers (and any potential proposals)
  • Next steps
Tools Discussion

Reflecting on the last week, what tools are needed for Atlantis modelling going forward

Javier Porobic & Others
Concluding Remarks Beth Fulton & Other Summit Conveners

Local Sessions

Working with people who need help with their models
 

POST-SUMMIT ONLINE TRAINING

Of the course of 3 days joint sessions will cover getting up to speed and running a model, including:

  • Start up, set up, building, setting up, running models
  • Suggested compilers, operating systems, SVN use
  • Difference between code branches
  • How to debug
  • How to write new modules
  • How to communicate with community
  • New tools
  • Common themes

There will also be daily local hands-on sessions. Cloud computing will be used to make sure everyone can access a functional model to explore. Each of these sessions will have a number of experienced Atlantis users involved to help participants get the models running and overcome and hurdles.

Beth Fulton,          Javier Porobic,        Issac Kaplan & Others