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 Working Group 39 Membership: Dr. Fujio Ohnishi is a new member of WG-39 representing Japan.
    6/5/2018 1:56:28 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel Membership: Prof. Guebuem Kim is a new member of the CREAMS Advisory Panel representing Korea.
    6/3/2018 9:21:43 AM PST
  • PICES Sci. Rep. 51 has been published.
    5/17/2018 1:58:54 PM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership: Dr. Tony Koslow (USA) stepped down as a member of TCODE Committee.
    5/7/2018 1:27:19 PM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership: Ms. Durelle Patricia Smith (USA) stepped down as MEQ Committee member.
    5/7/2018 1:20:27 PM PST
  • Changes within WG-38 Membership: Dr. Irina Rypina is a new member of the Group representing USA.
    5/7/2018 1:09:27 PM PST
  • Changes within FIS Committee Membership: Dr. Nobuaki Suzuki (Japan) is a new member of FIS Committee, replacing Dr. Tetsuichiro Funamoto.
    5/3/2018 3:36:06 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