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 GC Membership: Ms. Dongmei Tang is a new member of Governing Council replacing Dr. Haiwen Zhang and representing China.
    11/15/2017 11:59:08 AM PST
  • Changes within HAB-S Membership: Dr. Vera Trainer's term as S-HAB Co-Chair (USA) has completed at PICES-2017.
    10/24/2017 1:50:16 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CCME Section Membership: Dr. Jacquelynne King (Canada) is elected as Co-Chair of S-CCME replacing Dr. Anne Hollowed (USA).
    10/23/2017 3:42:47 PM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee membership: Dr. Thomas W. Therriault (Canada) has been elected as MEQ Committee Vice-Chair.
    10/23/2017 3:37:42 PM PST
  • Changes within FIS Committee membership: Prof. Xianshi Jin (China) has been elected as FIS Committee Chair replacing Dr. Elizabeth A. Logerwell (USA). Dr. Jackie R. King (Canada) has been elected as FIS Committee Vice-Chair replacing Prof. Xianshi Jin.
    10/23/2017 3:28:57 PM PST
  • PICES-2017 Presentations are now available.
    10/19/2017 12:19:58 PM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Prof. Enrique Curchitser has been elected as PICES Vice-Chair.
    10/11/2017 7:44:42 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