Since 2013, we have run annual training events to teach the theory and practice of integrated semantic modeling, with a focus on ecosystem services. As the IM Partnership expands, we will continue to hold annual trainings tailored to a wide range of integrated modeling interests and skill levels.
Starting in 2018 these will entail shorter workshops for intermediate to non-technical users, combined with a longer course for advanced students to learn and begin to apply the fundamentals of semantic modeling. This will enable non-technical users to run integrated models in a web interface, and more advanced users to begin to code their own models, linked to a growing data and model base.
In addition to our annual event, we periodically deliver customized trainings of varying length and technical content to interested organizations. These can be tailored to a specific case study, scientific, or policy problem.
IM Partnership training opportunities
Depending on membership level, IM Partnership organizations receive free registrations at annual integrated modeling training events. Gold-level members also may host an annual customized training event.