Welcome to PICES

The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), an intergovernmental scientific organization, was established in 1992 to promote and coordinate marine research in the northern North Pacific and adjacent seas. Its present members are Canada, Japan, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America. FUTURE (Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Marine Ecosystems ) is an integrative Scientific Program undertaken by the member nations and affiliates of PICES to understand how marine ecosystems in the North Pacific respond to climate change and human activities, to forecast ecosystem status based on a contemporary understanding of how nature functions, and to communicate new insights to its members, governments, stakeholders and the public.

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The PICES website is undergoing some changes.. If you find errors or are experiencing other problems, please let us know right away at secretariat@pices.int. We apologize for any confusion as we work through these changes.

  • Nominations are now being received for PICES Awards for 2017:
    PICES Chair Award – Nominations due July 30, 2017
  • Changes within HAB-S Membership: Prof. Mitsunori Iwataki is a new member of HAB-S representing Japan.
    6/19/2017 1:47:18 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 33: Prof. Youhei Yamashita is a new member of WG-33 representing Japan.
    6/19/2017 1:40:52 PM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee Membership: Ms. Andrea White is a new member of F&A Committee replacing Ms. Darlene Smith and representing Canada.
    6/8/2017 8:00:13 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 37 Membership: Todd D. O'Brien and Hui Liu are new members of WG-37 representing USA
    6/7/2017 11:17:04 AM PST
  • Changes within AP-NPCOOS Advisory Panel Membership: Prof. Naoki Yoshie is a new member of AP-NPCOOS Advisory Panel representing Japan.
    6/1/2017 11:09:21 AM PST
  • Changes within HAB-S Membership: Dr. Shigeru Itakura and Prof. Akira Ishikawa (Japan) stepped down as members of HAB Section.
    6/1/2017 10:42:29 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 37 Membership: Dr. Kazuaki Tadokoro is a new member of WG-37 representing Japan.
    6/1/2017 10:12:11 AM PST
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PICES Special Publications (more...)
Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean 2003-2008 Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements
Primary Journals (more...)
Scientific & Technical Reports (more...)
FERRRS brochure: "Fisheries & Ecosystem Responses to Recent Regime Shifts in the North Pacific" PICES Press.  Vol. 21, No. 1. Jan. 2013