Eli, Eric and Mark will offer their 1-day workshop on multivariate time-series analysis using the MARSS package again at the annual ESA meeting (http://www.esa.org/portland). Workshop is scheduled for the Sat before the meeting. We are working on new case studies involving incorporation of covariates into analyses. MARSS 3.0 will be done by then. This is a major update that allows all parameters to incorporate time-varying covariates.