Governing Council
The Governing Council Scientific Functions:
  1. To identify research priorities and problems pertaining to the area concerned, as well as appropriate methods for their solution;
  2. To recommend coordinated research programs and related activities pertaining to the area concerned, which shall be undertaken through the national efforts of the participating Contracting Parties;
  3. To promote and facilitate the exchange of scientific data, information, and personnel;
  4. To consider requests to develop scientific advice pertaining to the area concerned;
  5. To organize scientific symposia and other scientific events; and
  6. To foster the discussion of problems of mutual scientific interest.
The Governing Council Administrative Functions:
  1. To adopt and, if necessary, amend the Rules of Procedure and Financial Regulations of the Organization;
  2. To consider and recommend amendments to the Convention;
  3. To adopt the annual report of the Organization;
  4. To examine and adopt the annual budget and financial accounts of the Organization;
  5. To determine the location of the Secretariat;
  6. To appoint the Executive Secretary;
  7. To maintain contact with other relevant international organizations; and
  8. To manage the activities of the Organization.
GC Active Study Groups
GC Disbanded Study Groups
SG-RSP: Study Group on Revising the Strategic Plan
(Jan. 2015 - Oct. 2016)

SG-USP: Study Group on Updating the PICES Strategic Plan
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011)

SG-COM: Study Group on Communication
(Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2009)

SG-FISP: Study Group on Future Integrative Scientific Program(s)
(May 2005 - Oct. 2009)

SG-RAM: Study Group on Restructuring of the PICES Annual Meeting
(Oct.2008 - March 2009)

SG-SC: Study Group on Scientific Cooperation between PICES and non-member countries
(Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007)

SG-RPFR: Study Group on PICES Rules of Procedure and Financial Regulations
(Oct. 2004 - Oct. 2006)
Annual Meetings


2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

Presentations by Organizations / Programs to Council at Annual Meetings

2006, 2005

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