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.

  • 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
  • Changes within POC Committee membership Prof. SungHyun Nam is a new member of POC Committee replacing Prof. Kyung-Il Chang and representing Korea.
    9/26/2017 6:19:42 PM PST
  • Changes within SG-MES Membership: Dr. Shion Takemura is a new member of SG-MES representing Japan.
    9/20/2017 1:08:24 PM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee Membership: Mr. Jaekwan Chung and Dr. Wonjoon Shim are new members of F&A Committee replacing Dr. Chul Park and Mr. Man Wook Heo, and representing Korea.
    9/18/2017 8:47:24 AM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Dr. Oleg A. Bulatov is a new member of Governing Council representing Russia.
    9/13/2017 6:49:19 AM PST
  • Changes within WG-38 Membership: Prof. Sergey Prants is a new member of WG-38 representing Russia.
    9/12/2017 12:36:55 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