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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  • PICES Press Vol. 26, No.1 is now available
    1/17/2018 1:53:01 PM PST
  • OceanObs’19 – Call for Abstracts for Community White Papers. Closes March 15, 2018
    1/10/2018 3:30:10 PM PST
  • New FishGIS project is now available.
    12/18/2017 5:29:40 PM PST
  • New PICES Study Group SG-PICES-NPFC Representatives from China: Profs. Yong Chen, Wei Yu, Changan Xu, Dr. Lisha Guan; Representative from Korea: Dr. Eunjung Kim.
    12/18/2017 2:12:26 PM PST
  • New PICES Study Group SG-MMP Representatives from Korea: Drs. Wonjoon Shim, Sang Hee Hong, and Seung-Kyu Kim. Representatives from China: Prof. Daoji Li, Drs. Chengjun Sun and Weiwei Zhang.
    12/18/2017 1:42:17 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 35 Membership: Dr. Vladimir M. Shulkin is a new member of WG-35 representing NOWPAP.
    12/18/2017 11:43:59 AM PST
  • New PICES Working Group WG-41 Representatives from Korea: Drs. Hye Seon Kim, Changsu Lee, and Seung-Hoon Yoo. Representatives from China: Dr. Shang Chen and Prof. Jingmei Li. Representative from USA: Dr. Kristy Wallmo.
    12/13/2017 12:01:55 PM 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