Juneau, Alaska
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Upcoming PRIMER and PERMANOVA+ workshops

All workshops given below are either taken by PRIMER-E personnel or their close academic colleagues, and PRIMER-E has had a role in the organisation and sanctioning of these courses. If an advertised course with firm dates is not listed here, we have no connection with it. Those given in bold type are open commercial courses for which dates are fixed and places are believed still to be available at the time of last update of this Web page. They are designed for all-comers, primarily biologists or environmental scientists, and typically attended by a mix of university and other public sector research staff, post-graduate students, and consultants and applied scientists from the public and private environmental sectors. Unless otherwise specified, please contact Lyn Shave at the PRIMER-E office for further details of all workshops.

Future workshops


Hotel del Gobernador, Mérida, Yucatán, México

27 November – 8 December 2017

BY POPULAR DEMAND! This is a two-week workshop, fully sanctioned by PRIMER-e and presented in Spanish by Prof Juan J Cruz-Motta (Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, PR) and Dr Edlin Guerra Castro (Cátedra CONACYT-UNAM, México). Registration to attend this workshop is restricted to researchers and postgraduate students from Mexico, Latin America or the Caribbean only.

The first week will cover all of the basic aspects of non-parametric multivariate statistical methods for community data (PRIMER core methods), including the new tools available in PRIMER version 7. The second week will cover methods in the PERMANOVA+ add-on (including PERMANOVA, PCO, PERMDISP, DistLM, dbRDA and CAP, as well as aspects of sampling and the design of experiments, detection of environmental impacts, methods for measuring and analysing beta-diversity, and unbalanced/asymmetrical designs.

This workshop is partially funded by the Postgraduate Program in Marine Sciences and Limnology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (, the Yucatan Academic Unit of UNAM (, the Marine Biodiversity Group of Yucatan ( and PRIMER-e . A reduced registration cost is available for postgraduate students. For more information, please download the following documents:

Workshop Information

To express interest and to register for this workshop, contact the organiser, Dr Juan J. Cruz Motta, directly by email:


Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

PRIMER v7 workshop: 4-8 December 2017
PERMANOVA+ workshop: 11-15 December 2017

Workshop Information
Workshop Programme
Registration Form

Two workshop weeks (5 days each, Mon-Fri) are being offered at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia this December. The first week will focus on the base package PRIMER v7 and is open to everyone. It will be presented by Dr Adam N.H. Smith (Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand). The second week will focus on the routines n the PERMANOVA+ add-on package and will be presented by Prof. Marti J. Anderson (Massey University and PRIMER-e, Auckland, New Zealand). Participants may register for either one or both weeks.

The first week will cater to those who are entirely new to the subject of multivariate analysis and those existing users who want to find out more about all the new features in PRIMER 7. The second week is designed for more advanced users of PRIMER and those interested in extending their work into more complex experimental designs and multivariate models using PERMANOVA+.

For more information, see the Workshop Information and Programme. To register, please send your completed Registration Form to the PRIMER-e office: Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant and contact the PRIMER-e office directly ( if you wish to receive a single invoice for multiple registrations. For information regarding on-site logistics, contact one of the local organisers: Prof Euan Harvey (Curtin University, ) and Adam Harman (Wetland Research & Management,


Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.

May 7-11, 2018

Advanced PRIMER v7 / PERMANOVA+ Workshop

Workshop Information
Registration Form

This workshop will be presented over 5 days (Mon-Fri) by Prof. Marti J. Anderson (Massey University, New Zealand). It is an advanced course, designed for postgraduate students and professionals in ecology & environmental sciences, particularly those who already have some familiarity with the basic multivariate routines in PRIMER. Participants will first learn about the latest advanced tools to visualise, analyse and characterise salient patterns in multivariate data using PRIMER v7, then harness the power of PERMANOVA+ to formally model responses of ecological communities to complex experimental/sampling designs.

For more information, see the Workshop Information. To register, please send your completed Registration Form to the local organiser, Leslie Gault, Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant.