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 37 Membership: Dr. Lidia Yebra is a new ex-officio member of WG-37 representing ICES.
    2/22/2018 1:50:24 PM PST
  • Changes within SG-MMP Dr. Peter Ross (Canada) is a new member of the Study Group on Marine Microplastics.
    2/21/2018 7:52:32 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 37 Membership: Drs. Hyung-Ku Kang and Dr. Min-Chul Jang (Korea) are the new members of WG-37.
    2/15/2018 2:23:06 PM PST
  • Changes within HAB-S Membership: Dr. Seung Ho Baek (Korea) is a new member of the Section.
    2/15/2018 2:18:03 PM PST
  • Changes within PICES Study Group SG-MMP Dr. Sarah Dudas is a new member of the MMP Study Group representing Canada.
    2/11/2018 7:52:04 AM PST
  • Changes within PICES Study Group SG-PICES-NPFC Mr. Eddy Kennedy is a new member of the PICES-NPFC Study Group representing Canada.
    2/11/2018 7:47:27 AM PST
  • Changes within WG-34 Membership: Dr. Zane Zhang (Canada) is a new member of WG-34 replacing Dr. Carrie Holt.
    2/11/2018 7:37:02 AM 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