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 BIO Committee membership Prof. Yingjie Liu is a new member of BIO Committee representing China.
    2/23/2017 10:02:12 AM PST
  • Changes within SB Membership: Dr. Motomitsu Takahashi is a new SB Member representing Japan.
    2/10/2017 10:08:04 AM PST
  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership: Dr. Ryan R. Rykaczewski (USA) is a new FUTURE-SSC Committee Member.
    2/7/2017 9:53:56 AM PST
  • New Working Group 39: Joint PICES/ICES/PAME Working Group on an Integrated Ecosystem Assessment for the Central Arctic Ocean
    2/3/2017 2:00:16 PM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership: Mr. Bruce Patten (Canada) is a new TCODE Committee member replacing Mr. Graham Gillespie.
    1/31/2017 9:34:04 AM PST
  • Changes within S-CCME Section Membership: Dr. Angelica Peña (Canada) is a new S-CCME member replacing Dr. Michael Foreman.
    1/31/2017 9:23:19 AM PST
  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership: Dr. Thomas Therriault (Canada) is a new FUTURE-SSC Committee Member.
    1/31/2017 9:15:20 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