Section: Human Dimensions of Marine Systems
  • Acronym: S-HD
  • Parent Committee: SB
  • Established: Oct. 2011
  • Renewed: Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2017 (renewed at PICES-2014)
  • Duration: lifetime of FUTURE (Oct. 2011 – Dec. 2020)
  • Mailing List
To better understand and communicate the societal implications of the conditions and future trends of North Pacific marine ecosystems (FUTURE vision), to provide a forum for the integration of FUTURE-related studies using social science approaches and tools, and to facilitate the close discussions and communications among researchers from both the natural and social sciences.
Terms of Reference

Section on Human Dimensions of Marine Systems (S-HD) is the scientific body responsible for the promotion, coordination, integration and synthesis of research activities related to the contribution of the social sciences to the second PICES integrative science program on “Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Ecosystems” (FUTURE), to PICES Scientific Committees, and to PICES as an organization.

  1. S-HD will work towards SCIENTIFIC clarification of differences in societal objectives and needs among stakeholders in different sectors and countries. Based on that result, S-HD will develop an inventory of potential recipients, and their communication requirements for FUTURE and other PICES products, such as the state of the ocean reports (FUTURE Objective 2).

  2. Based in part on the results of TOR 1, and with close coordination and communication with the Advisory Panel on Status, Outlooks, Forecasts, and Engagement (SOFE-AP) and other expert groups within PICES, S-HD will SCIENTIFICALLY explore the consequences to and responses of human social systems to factors such as climate-induced changes in marine ecosystems (FUTURE key question 3.4).  Social science tools summarized in Table 3.1 of the final report of the Study Group on Human Dimensions will be applied to such an analysis.

  3. S-HD will contribute a Human Dimension Chapter to the next North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report (FUTURE Objective 2).

  4. S-HD will facilitate academic cooperation with other international research activities such as ICES, IMBER, LOICZ, etc., and organize a symposium on the study of the human dimensions of marine ecosystems.
Annual Meetings


2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Session and Workshop Summaries

S10, The human dimensions of harmful algal blooms

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

MSEAS 2016
Theme Session B, Coupled ecological, economic and social process understanding of the drivers of change
Theme Session E, Governance and institutional frameworks
Keynote, Edward Hugh Allison, Adventure in integration: Unexpected insights for coastal and marine governance from interdisciplinary transgressions


Winter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 2
MSEAS 2016—Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: Including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments

Winter 2014, Vol. 22, No. 2
Human dimensions in the Russian Federation – Effectiveness of ecosystem governance related to fishing

Summer 2014, Vol. 22, No. 1
Navigating Change: Well-being, Values and the Management of Marine Social-Ecological Systems

Winter 2013, Vol. 21, No. 1
Why Do We Need Human Dimensions for the FUTURE Program?

Summer 2013, Vol. 21, No. 2
Social and Economic Indicators for Status and Change within North Pacific Ecosystems.

Summer 2013, Vol. 21, No. 2
Socioeconomic Indicators for United States Fisheries and Fishing Communities.

PICES Scientific Reports
Primary Journals
Related Materials
Other Publications
2013 PICES NPESR and WOA Workshop
Dr. Grant Murray (S-HD)
Institute for Coastal Research
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9R 5S5
(250) 740-6549
(250) 740-6256
Dr. Ian Perry (FUTURE-SSC, S-HD, SG-CEP)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 756-7137
(1-250) 756-7053
Dr. Robert Stephenson (S-HD)
St. Andrews Biological Station
531 Brandy Cove Rd.
St. Andrews, NB
Canada E5B 2L9
(1-506) 529-5882
Dr. Feiyan Du (S-HD)
South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
231 West Xingang Rd., Haizhu District
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China, PR 510300
(86-20) 84451442
Mr. Yangguang Gu (S-HD)
South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
231 West Xingang Rd.
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China, PR 510300
(86-20) 89102080
Mr. Yue Hao (S-HD)
Research Center of Information and Economy, CAFS
150 South Yongding Rd., Fengtai District
China, PR 100141
(86-010) 68672897
(86-010) 68673934
Dr. Chen Sunny Shang (HD, S-HD, SG-MES)
SG-MES Chair
Research Center for Marine Ecology
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA
Rm. 521, Science Bldg., 6 Xianxialing Rd., LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266061
(+86) 138 8463 7380
(+86) 532 8896 5544
Prof. Ningsheng Yang (S-HD)
Research Center of Information and Economy
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Ministry of Agriculture
150 South Yongding Rd., Qingtacun, Fengtai District
Beijing, China, PR 100141
(86-10) 68671246
(86-10) 68673931
Ms. Shouying Zeng (S-HD)
Research Center of Information and Economy, CAFS
150 South Yongding Rd., Fengtai District
China, PR 100141
(86-010) 68672897
(86-010) 68673934
Dr. Masahito Hirota (FIS, S-HD, WG-35)
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
(81-45) 788-7674
(81-45) 788-7674
Ms. Juri Hori (S-HD)
Fisheries Research & Education Agency
2-12-4, Fukuura, Kanazawa
Yokohama, Japan 236-8648
(81-48) 45-788-7605
Dr. Mitsutaku Makino (FUTURE-SSC, HD, S-HD, WG-36)
HD Vice-Chair
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
(81-45) 788-7655
(81-45) 788-7655
Ms. Myeonghwa Jung (HD, S-HD)
Department of International Fisheries Research
Korea Maritime Institute
26, Haeyang-ro 301beon-gil,Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Korea, R 49111
Dr. EunJung Kang (S-HD)
Asia Pacific Ocean & Culture Center
21-4 Nabeup-ro 6-gil, Aewol-eup
Jeju, Korea, R 695-906
(82-64) 799-9312
(82 64) 799-9312
Dr. Suk-Jae Kwon (HD, S-HD)
National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea (MABIK)
101-75, Jangsan-ro, Janghang-eup
Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Korea, R 33662
Dr. Naesun Park (S-HD)
International Affairs Section
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
787 Haean-ro, Sangrok-gu
Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
Korea, R 426-744
(82-31) 400-7750
(82-31) 406-6925
Dr. Junam Seo (S-HD)
Technology Management Center
National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), MOF
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 619705
(82-51) 720-2161
(82-51) 720-2169
Dr. Elena N. Anferova (S-HD)
Department of Math. Methods in Economy
Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Off. 344, 352, 27 Oktyabrskaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
(7-423) 277-8738
(7-423) 244-9974
Ms. Ekaterina Kurilova (HD, S-HD)
Khabarovsk Branch of TINRO-Center
13-A Amursky Blvd.
Khabarovsk, Russia 680028
(7-4012) 315-447
(7-4012) 315-447
Dr. Olga N. Lukyanova (HAB-S, MEQ, S-HD, WG-31)
Laboratory of Fisheries Oceanography
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
(7-4232) 400-805
(7-4232) 300-751
Ms. Tatiana Semenova (HD, S-HD)
International Cooperation Department
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
7 (423) 2300-752
7 (423) 2300-752
Dr. Keith R. Criddle (HD, S-HD, SB, WG-35)
HD Chair
Juneau Center for Fisheries and Ocean Science
University of Alaska Fairbanks
17101 Pt. Lena Loop Rd.
Juneau, AK
U.S.A. 99801
(1-907) 796-5449
(1-907) 796-5447
Prof. Emanuele Di Lorenzo (FUTURE-SSC, POC, S-HD, SB, SG-CEP, WG-40)
SB Vice-Chair, POC Chair
Program in Ocean Science & Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr.
Atlanta, GA
U.S.A. 30332
(1-404) 788-8035
Dr. Ron Felthoven (HD, S-HD)
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
NOAA Fisheries
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115-6349
Dr. Stephen Kasperski (S-HD, WG-35)
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
National Marine Fisheries Service
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
Dr. Minling Pan (HD, S-HD)
NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center
1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
Honolulu, HI
U.S.A. 96818
(1-808) 725-5349