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.

  • Nominations are now being received for PICES Awards for 2017:
    PICES Chair Award – Nominations due July 30, 2017
  • 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
  • Changes within AP-NIS Advisory Panel Membership: Drs. Lijun Wang and Li Zheng are new AP-NIS members representing China.
    7/24/2017 8:04:49 AM PST
  • New IOC-UNESCO publication: The Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR) assesses for the first time the status and trends in ocean science capacity around the world.
    7/18/2017 11:53:57 AM PST
  • New Working Group WG-40
    7/12/2017 12:13:07 PM PST
  • PICES Press: Vol. 25, No.2 is now available
    7/7/2017 11:24:47 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