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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  • 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...)
  • Changes within GC Membership: Dr. Cisco Werner is a new member of Governing Council replacing Dr. John Stein and representing USA.
    3/20/2017 9:32:12 AM PST
  • Changes within HD Committee Membership: Dr. Keith Criddle (USA) has been elected as Chair and Dr. Mitsutaku Makino (Japan) has been elected as Vice-Chair of the new Human Dimensions Committee.
    3/17/2017 2:10:04 PM PST
  • 2017 Pelagics Symposium: Presentations
    3/10/2017 9:21:53 AM PST
  • New member of WG-38: Dr. Sachihiko Itoh is a new member of WG-38 representing Japan.
    3/7/2017 5:30:09 PM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership: Prof. Manchun Chen is a new member of TCODE Committee replacing Dr. Wenhai Lu and representing China.
    3/3/2017 1:04:18 PM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership: Dr. Chunhou Li is a new member of MEQ Committee replacing Prof. Xinqiang Shen and representing China.
    3/3/2017 11:43:15 AM PST
  • Changes within FIS Committee Membership: Prof. Jie Kong (China) is a new member of FIS Committee replacing Prof. Qingyin Wang. Dr. Laura Brown (Canada) has stepped down as a Committee Member.
    3/3/2017 10:56:44 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