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 S-CC Membership: Dr. Chen-Tung Arthur Chen stepped down as ex-officio member of the S-CC representing International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP).
    4/12/2018 12:52:19 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 40 Membership: Ms. Jinqiu Du (China) is a new member of the Working Group.
    4/12/2018 12:18:07 PM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership: Dr. Guangshui Na is a new member of the Committee replacing Dr. Dexing Wu and representing China
    4/12/2018 12:03:16 PM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Mr. Tetsuo Fujii is a new member of Governing Council replacing Dr. Tomowo Watanabe and representing Japan.
    4/11/2018 1:25:54 PM PST
  • Membership Changes: SG-PICES-NPFC Dr. Vladimir Kulik has been elected as a Co-Chair of SG-PICES-NPFC representing NPFC.
    3/29/2018 7:37:50 AM PST
  • Membership Changes: SG-PICES-NPFC Mr. Eddy Kennedy has been elected as a Co-Chair of SG-PICES-NPFC representing PICES.
    3/28/2018 6:30:01 AM PST
  • Changes within PICES Study Group SG-MMP Dr. Wonjoon Shim has been elected as a Chair of SG-MMP.
    3/28/2018 6:17:45 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