The FACTS consortium as a whole contains the leading institutes in fisheries related research in Europe.
Considering the development of an operational ecosystem management and its integration into the Common Fisheries Policy, key competences of the consortium are in:
Operational ecosystem modelling,
Fisheries economic modelling
addressing the impact of drivers like:
Predation on forage fish,
Moreover, the consortium holds the data necessary to test and apply the different types of models.