The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), an intergovernmental science organization, was established in 1992 to promote and coordinate marine research in the North Pacific and its 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. Click here to learn more about PICES through a 10 minute video from the 25th Anniversary Meeting of PICES..

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FUTURE (Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Marine Ecosystems ) is an integrative Science 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. Click here to learn more about FUTURE and to get involved (3 min video).

Recent (more...)
  • January 2022

    PICES Partner, NPAFC announces launch of 2022 IYS Pan-Pacific Winter High Seas Expedition.
  • January 2022, issue 1
  • Changes within CC-S Membership (Japan): Dr. Masahide Wakita is a newly appointed member of S-CC replacing Dr. Akihiko Murata and representing Japan.
    1/14/2022 3:14:07 PM PST
  • Working Group 45 Membership Changes (Korea) Dr. Saang-Yoon Hyun is a newly appointed member of WG-45 representing Korea and replacing Prof. Sukgeun Jung.
    12/10/2021 4:46:40 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 43 Membership (U.S.A.): Dr. Richard Brodeur is a new member of the WG-43 representing U.S.A.
    12/1/2021 12:09:00 PM PST
  • New Study Group: SG-SCPSC
    11/29/2021 5:07:46 PM PST
  • New Advisory Panels: AP-SciCom, AP-ECOP
    11/29/2021 5:05:45 PM PST
  • New Working Groups: WG 49, WG 50.
    11/29/2021 4:59:32 PM PST
  • Changes within POC Committee Membership (Chairs): Dr. Jennifer Jackson was elected for a 1st term as Vice-Chair of the POC Committee replacing Dr. Yuri Zuenko.
    11/25/2021 11:53:44 AM PST
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PICES Special Publications (more...)
Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean 2009–2016: Synthesis Report The Effects of Marine Debris Caused by the Great Japan Tsunami of 2011
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