Quantitative Ecology and Socioeconomics Training
QUEST educates and trains the next generation of ecosystem scientists, stock assessment scientists, and economists. It also provides learning and training opportunities on the science behind fisheries management to the general public.
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. It also helps provide education and training opportunities for scientists, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students.