PICES Disbanded Groups

Advisory Panels

Scientific Program

A Scientific Program is established by SB, with the approval of GC, to address major scientific questions of general interest to the Organization. The Scientific Program typically places significant demands on the Organization for periods of up to a decade. The Program has an organizational structure recommended by SB, and SB serves as the Scientific Steering Committee of the Program. Climate Change and Carrying Capacity Scientific Program CCCC
(Oct. 1995 - Oct. 2009)

Study Groups

A Study Group is a group established by GC or by an Executive Committee, with the approval by GC, for a period not normally exceeding one year, to consider any scientific, policy, advisory and/or financial issues of interest to the Organization and to provide recommendations thereon. Study Group on Revising the Strategic Plan SG-RSP
(Jan. 2015 - Oct. 2016)
Joint ISC-PICES Study Group for Scientific Cooperation of ISC and PICES SG-SCISC
(Apr. 2015 - Apr. 2016)
Study Group on Socio-Ecological-Environmental Systems SG-SEES
(Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2015)
Joint PICES-NOWPAP Study Group on Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific Ocean SG-SCOOP
(Jul. 2014 - fall 2015)
Study Group on Biodiversity Conservation SG-BC
(Jan. 2014 - Oct. 2014)
Joint NPAFC-PICES Study Group on Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific Ocean SG-SC-NP
(Jun. 2013 - Oct. 2014)
Study Group on Marine Pollutants SG-MP
(Oct. 2011 - Dec. 2013)
Study Group on Radionuclide Science in the North Pacific Ocean SG-RS
(Jan. 2013 - Jun. 2013)
Study Group on Human Dimensions SG-HD
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011)
Joint P/ICES Study Group on Developing a Framework for Scientific Cooperation in Northern Hemisphere Marine Science SG-SP
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011)
Study Group on Updating the PICES Strategic Plan SG-USP
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011)
Study Group on Communication SG-COM
(Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2009)
Study Group on Future Integrative Scientific Program(s) SG-FISP
(May 2005 - Oct. 2009)
Study Group on Restructuring of the PICES Annual Meeting SG-RAM
(Oct. 2008 - Oct. 2009)
FUTURE Implementation Plan Writing Team WT-IP
(Jun. 2008 - Oct. 2009)
FUTURE Science Plan Writing Team WT-SP
(Jan. 2007 - Apr. 2008)
Study Group on Scientific Cooperation between PICES and non-member countries SG-SC
(Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007)
Study Group on Ecosytem Status Reporting SG-ESR
(Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007)
Study Group on Marine Aquaculture and Ranching in the PICES region SG-MAR
(Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007)
Study Group to develop to develop a strategy for GOOS SG-GOOS
(Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2007)
Study Group on PICES Rules of Procedure and Financial Regulations SG-RPFR
(Oct. 2004 - Apr. 2006)
Study Group on Ecosystem-based management science and its application to the North Pacific SG-EBM
(Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2004)
Study Group on Fisheries and Ecosystem Responses to Recent Regime Shifts SG-FERRRS
(Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2004)
Study Group on PICES Strategic Plan SG-SI
(Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2004)
Study Group on PICES Capacity Building SG-CB
(Oct. 2002 - Oct. 2003)
Study Group on North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report and Regional Analysis Centers (RAC) SG-NPESR-RAC
(Oct. 2000 - Dec. 2001)

Task Teams

Working Groups

A Working Group is a group established by a Scientific Committee or by several Scientific Committees, with the endorsement of SB and approval by GC, for a period of typically three years, to undertake specific terms of reference and to report to the Organization on its findings. Working Group on Regional Climate Modeling WG 29
(Oct. 2011 - 2015)
Working Group on Development of Ecosystem Indicators to Characterize Ecosystem Responses to Multiple Stressors WG 28
(Jun. 2011 - 2015)
Working Group on North Pacific Climate Variability and Change WG 27
(Jun. 2011 - 2015)
Working Group on Jellyfish Blooms around the North Pacific Rim: Causes and Consequences WG 26
(Oct. 2010 - 2013)
Working Group on Non-indigenous Aquatic Species WG 21
(Oct. 2005 - 2013)
Joint PICES/ICES Working Group on Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on Fish and Shellfish WG 25
(Oct. 2008 - Oct. 2011)
Working Group on Environmental Interactions of Marine Aquaculture WG 24
(Oct. 2008 - 2012)
Working Group on Comparative ecology of krill in coastal and oceanic waters around the Pacific Rim WG 23
(Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2011)
Working Group on Iron supply and its impact on biogeochemistry and ecosystems in the North Pacific Ocean WG 22
(Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2010)
Working Group on Evaluations of Climate Change Projections WG 20
(Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2010)
Working Group on Ecosystem-Based Management Science and its Application to the North Pacific WG 19
(Oct. 2004 - Oct. 2009)
Working Group on Mariculture in the 21st century – The Intersection Between Ecology, Socio-Economics and Production WG 18
(Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2006)
Working Group on North Pacific Ecosystme Status Report WG NSPER
(Oct. 2002 - Oct. 2004)
Working Group on Biogeochemical Data Integration and Synthesis WG 17
(Oct. 2001 - Oct. 2005)
Working Group on Climate Change, Shifts in Fish Production, and Fisheries Management WG 16
(Oct. 1999 - Oct. 2005)
Working Group on Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the North Pacific WG 15
(Oct. 1999 - Oct. 2003)
Working Group on Effective Sampling of Micronekton to Estimate Ecosystem Carrying Capacity WG 14
(Oct. 1997 - Oct. 2004)
Working Group on CO2 in the North Pacific WG 13
(Oct. 1997 - Oct. 2001)
Working Group on Crabs and Shrimps WG 12
(Oct. 1995 - Oct. 2001)
Working Group on Consumption of Marine Resources by Marine Birds and Mammals in the PICES Region WG 11
(Oct. 1995 - Oct. 1999)
Working Group on Circulation and Ventilation in the Japan Sea (East Sea) and its Adjacent Areas WG 10
(Oct. 1995 - Oct. 1999)
Working Group on Subarctic Pacific Monitoring WG 9
(Oct. 1994 - Oct. 1997)
Working Group on Practical Assessment Methodology (formely WG-2) WG 8
(Oct. 1994 - Oct. 2000)
Working Group on Modelling of the Subarctic North Pacific Circulation WG 7
(Oct. 1993 - Oct. 1995)
Working Group on Subarctic Gyre WG 6
(Oct. 1992 - Oct. 1994)
Working Group on The Bering Sea WG 5
(Oct. 1992 - Oct. 1996)
Working Group on Data Collection and Quality Control WG 4
(Oct. 1992 - Oct. 1994)
Working Group on Dynamics of Small Pelagics in Coastal Ecosystems WG 3
(Oct. 1992 - Oct. 1995)
Working Group on Development of Common Assessment Methodology for Marine Pollution WG 2
(Oct. 1992 - Oct. 1994)
Working Group on The Okhotsk Sea and Oyashio Region WG 1
(Oct. 1992 - Oct. 1993)