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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  • Nominations are now being received for PICES Awards for 2017:
    PICES Chair Award – Nominations due July 30, 2017
  • SOLAS is calling for applications from scientists to serve on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) from January 2018. The SSC is the body responsible for overseeing SOLAS activities. Scientists serve on the SSC initially for a term of three years. Four positions are available for this call in four specific areas of the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation. Application deadline is 1st June, 2017. More here.
    5/24/2017 10:24:25 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 35: Jeanette C. Gann is a new member of WG-35 representing USA.
    5/24/2017 10:13:36 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 36: Dr. Blasiak is a new member of WG-36 representing Japan.
    5/24/2017 7:21:19 AM PST
  • Training Course on Marine Radioactivity Goldschmidt Conference Sunday 13 August 2017 Paris, France
    5/19/2017 7:09:23 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 39: Prof. Sei-Ichi Saitoh has been approved as the PICES Co-Chair of WG-39.
    5/1/2017 3:47:08 PM PST
  • Changes within SB Membership: Prof. Emanuele Di Lorenzo (USA) has been elected as SB Vice-Chair.
    4/26/2017 11:13:45 AM PST
  • Changes within S-CC Membership: Dr. Shin-ichiro Nakaoka is a new member of S-CC replacing Dr. Yutaka Watanabe and representing Japan.
    4/18/2017 12:18:19 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