The term ‘data-moderate’ is used to reflect situations where sufficient data exists to apply quantitative models and obtain estimates (perhaps with wide levels of uncertainty) of the fishery dynamics.

The Rapid Conditioning Model has been developed to help condition OMs for data-limited and data-rich situations.

The RCM is sufficiently flexible to be parameterized as full stock assessment model with various data weighting schemes and some time-varying dynamics explored, although the software is not intended to be used for stock assessment.

Operating Models conditioned with the RCM use the Custom Parameters feature, and do not rely on the uniform ranges used for Data-Limited OMs.