Databases and software

AFORO (Anàlisi de FORmes d'Otòlits) website offers an open online catalogue of otolith images and its associated shape analysis through pattern recognition techniques applying Fourier transform (FT), curvature space scale (CSS) and wavelet analysis (WT). This site also allows to search and identify directly using query images of otholits.

ICTIMED Ictiobanco sobre la identificación, sistemática, biología y biogeografía de los peces del mediterráneo (incluidos los del Mar Negro).

MEFISTO (Mediterranean Fisheries Simulation Tools) Software de models bioeconòmics desenvolupats pel consorci MEFISTO.

BEAMPA (Bio-economic Analysis of Marine Protected Areas) The bio-economic model allows testing the result of management measures on extractive (commercial or recreational fishing) and non-extractive (eco-tourism) activities in Marine Protected Areas.

VIT4WIN This is a faithful port of the original VIT for DOS programme, developed by Jordi Lleonart and Jordi Salat (ICM-CSIC), first in a Spanish version (1992) and then as an English version published and distributed by the FAO (1997). The VIT program is a VPA model based on pseudo-cohorts and has been widely applied in Mediterranean stock assessments since the end of the 1980's. Please check the SubCommittee of Stock Assessment (SCSA) of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) for regular assessments of some Mediterranean fish stocks.

DISPAR is a program that allows changing parameters of trawling gear previosly tested. Using a user-friendly visual method, you can choose among three types of trawl gear based on their size and characteristics, and then apply variations to selected other doors, depth, seafloor type, wire diameter, anglesof attack... This generates a screen showing the different resistances of each part and a screen that displays the gear scheme while working on the seafloor (this project was supportedby the National-PETRI-MICYT (PTR-95/0735/OP), 2004-2006: OPTIMIZATION DATA FOR DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND TEST TRAWL BOTTOM GEARS and developed between the ICM (CSIC) in Barcelona and Sarti (UPC) of Vilanova i la Geltrú. Contact reference Dr. Francesc Sardà).(Download)