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.

  • Changes within HD Committee Membership: Ms. Anna Skvortsova is a new member of HD Committee replacing Tatiana Semenova and representing Russia.
    8/10/2018 11:01:24 AM PST
  • Changes within HAB-S Membership: Dr. Misty Peacock is a new member of HAB Section representing USA
    8/1/2018 6:28:10 AM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership: Prof. Yutaka Michida is an ex-officio member of TCODE Committee representing IODE.
    7/23/2018 12:56:55 PM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Mr. Kobayashi is a new member of GC replacing Mr. Otaka and representing Japan.
    7/23/2018 12:55:32 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-NIS Advisory Panel Membership: Dr. Jeanette Davis (USA) is a new member of the NIS Advisory Panel.
    7/10/2018 1:32:51 PM PST
  • Changes within BIO Committee Membership: Drs. Jinhui Wang and Zijun Xu (China) are the new members of BIO committee replacing Profs. Song Sun and Yingjie Liu.
    6/29/2018 11:15:27 AM PST
  • Changes within AP-NIS Advisory Panel Membership: Prof. Hiroshi Kawai (Japan) is a new member of the NIS Advisory Panel.
    6/29/2018 6:24:22 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