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Welcome to COBWEB

Your gateway to cutting-edge agent-based modeling software designed to revolutionize research and education. Founded by Dr. Brad Bass, COBWEB was initially crafted for ecological modelling but has since evolved into a versatile platform that spans various domains.

Our Mission

At COBWEB, our mission is to decentralize the laboratory, making cutting-edge research and educational resources accessible to all students and researchers passionate about exploring the depths of scientific inquiry. In addition to our powerful software, we also offer an immersive online course designed to guide learners through the intricacies of agent-based modelling.

What is the COBWEB Software?

You gain the ability to simulate and understand systems in biology and medicine, genetic change, economic location strategies, the complexities of the Prisoner’s Dilemma, the dynamics of adaptation to environmental shifts and so much more! This can be done with only you laptop and at a flexible pace, all within the context of our comprehensive online course. Dive deep into the problems affecting medicine and healthcare, investigate ecological studies, explore genetic evolution, analyze economic dynamics, and unravel social behaviours—all while mastering the intricacies of agent-based modelling. Did we mention no coding or mathematics required? Imagine having the power to explore the interplay of vector-borne diseases and the impact of heatwaves on ecosystems, all from the comfort of your own learning environment. COBWEB's online course not only equips you with essential knowledge but also empowers you to apply these concepts to real-world scenarios and research endeavors.

COBWEB serves as the cornerstone of secondary or post-secondary research education programs. Join us in shaping the future of research and education with COBWEB—an empowering tool and an enriching online learning experience for understanding and navigating the complexities of our ever-evolving world.

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