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.

  • Call for Nominations for IMBeR SSC:
    The Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project invites nominations for four positions on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for terms beginning on 1 January 2018. Deadline for nominations is 4 September 2017. Details of the terms and expertise needs on the SSC are available in the announcement
  • Global Fishery Forum:
    Global Fishery Forum to be held September 14-17, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of the sessions in the Program is "Threats to aquatic biological resources and tools for biological risks management" which is relevant to PICES scientists. Further details.
  • Changes within WG-34 Membership: Dr. Gerard Thomas DiNardo have been approved as PICES Co-Chair of WG-34.
    8/17/2017 10:13:22 AM PST
  • Changes within WG-38 Membership: Drs. Annalisa Bracco (USA) and Hiromichi Ueno (Japan) have been approved as Co-Chairs of WG-38.
    8/17/2017 9:56:31 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 37 Membership: Drs. Akash Sastri (Canada) and Toru Kobari (Japan) have been approved as Co-Chairs of WG-37.
    8/16/2017 4:51:12 PM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership: Prof. Seongjin Hong is a new member of Committee, replacing Dr. Wonjoon Shim and representing Korea.
    8/1/2017 11:31:42 AM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership: Ms. Andrea White is a new member of MEQ Committee replacing Ms. Darlene Smith and representing Canada. Ms. Darlene Smith stepped down as a Vice-Chair.
    7/25/2017 1:35:02 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 40 Membership: James Christian, Caihong Fu (Canada); Ying Bao, Fei Chai (China), Masami Nonaka, Akinori Takasuka (Japan); Chan Joo Jang, MinHo Kwon, Chung Il Lee (Korea); Michael Jacox, Samantha Siedlecki (USA) are the members of a new WG-40. M. Nonaka and M. Jacox have been approved as Co-Chairs.
    7/25/2017 1:12:10 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 36 Membership: Drs. Mary Hunsicker and Xiujuan Shan have been approved as Co-Chairs of the Working Group 36.
    7/24/2017 12:13:19 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