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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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PICES is beginning the search for a new Executive Secretary to replace Robin Brown, who will retire in February 2020. Closing date for applications is June 15, 2019. For further information...

  • Changes within Working Group 42 Membership: Drs. Jennifer Lynch and Amy Uhrin are new members of WG-42 representing USA.
    3/17/2019 10:01:18 PM PST
  • Changes within MONITOR Committee Membership: Dr. Jung Hyun Kim (Korea) is a new member of MONITOR Committee replacing Dr. Hee Yoon Park
    2/8/2019 4:23:30 PM PST
  • PICES Press Vol. 27, No.1 is now available
    1/15/2019 11:31:48 AM PST
  • Changes within SG-IMCE Drs. Miyoung Cho and In-Kwon Jang are nominated members of SG-IMCE representing Korea.
    1/8/2019 11:30:29 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 42 Membership: Drs. Sang Hee Hong, Miran Kim, Wonjoon Shim and Prof. Seung-Kyu Kim are newly nominated members of WG-42 representing Korea.
    1/7/2019 10:34:58 AM PST
  • Changes within SG-IMCE Dr. Linda Rhodes (USA) has been nominated as a new member of SG-IMCE.
    12/19/2018 12:00:00 AM PST
  • Changes within AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel Membership: Dr. Jae-Hak Lee (Korea) has been appointed as a new Co-Chair of AP-CREAMS replacing Prof. Kyung-Ryul Kim (Korea).
    11/16/2018 11:48:42 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