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.

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The PICES website is undergoing some changes. Most of this is “behind the scenes”, but there are changes to the “look and feel” and some changes to the functionality (including “mobile-friendly” access for new pages). 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.

  • Colin D. Levings
    Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries around the World: Adaptations, Habitats and Coservation

    This book explains the critical role estuaries play in salmonid survival and recovery. (More...)
  • New Expert Groups: WG-36, WG-37, WG-38, SG-MES, HD.
    12/19/2016 12:50:50 PM PST
  • Call for Papers. Manuscripts must be submitted by February 1, 2017: Special issue of Marine Pollution Bulletin.
    12/8/2016 3:05:46 PM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Dr. Wonjoon Shim as a new member of Governing Council replacing Dr. Chul Park and representing Korea.
    11/29/2016 2:46:10 PM PST
  • New PICES Chair Award: The PICES Governing Council approved the establishment of a new award, the PICES Chair Award
    11/28/2016 8:33:59 PM PST
  • New PICES Working Group 35: Third North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report (WG-NPESR3)
    11/28/2016 8:24:29 PM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Dr. Chul Park is replacing Dr. Laura Richards as GC Chair; Dr. John Stein is replacing Dr. Chul Park as GC Vice-Chair.
    11/17/2016 7:16:40 PM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee Membership: Dr. Carmel Lowe (Canada) was elected Chair of F&A Committee replacing Dr. John Stein (USA).
    11/17/2016 6:57:25 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