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).

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Virtual Intersessional Science Board and FUTURE SSC meetings have been scheduled for the week of April 26 (FUTURE SSC) and May 10 (ISB). While specific times and days will be confirmed soon we expect each meeting to be held over 3 successive days and to occur later in the day for the eastern Pacific and in the morning for western Pacific members - so please mark your calendars now.

  • New Study Group UNDOS Membership (Canada): Dr. Jennifer Jackson is a new member of the SG-UNDOS.
    1/19/2021 11:56:16 AM PST
  • Changes within POC Committee Membership: Dr. Charles Hannah is a new POC Committee member representing Canada.
    1/19/2021 10:02:33 AM PST
  • New Study Group SciCom Membership (USA): Drs. Jack Barth, Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats, Hannah Lachance and Vera Trainer are the members of newly established Study Group.
    1/8/2021 11:51:09 AM PST
  • New Study Group ECOP Membership (USA): Drs. Erin Satterthwaite, Hannah LaChance, Taylor Goelz, Matt Savoca, Steven Bograd and Vera Trainer are the members of newly established Study Group.
    1/8/2021 11:43:48 AM PST
  • New Study Group UNDOS Membership (USA): Drs. Steven Bograd, Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Erin Satterthwaite, Kirstin Holsman, and Vera Trainer are the members of newly established Study Group.
    1/8/2021 11:28:30 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 35 Membership (Japan): Prof. Shin-ichi Ito stepped down as a WG-35 member.
    1/4/2021 8:37:24 AM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee: Mr. Manabu Baba is a newly appointed member of F&A Committee representing Japan.
    12/22/2020 11:32:18 AM PST
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PICES Special Publications (more...)
The Effects of Marine Debris Caused by the Great Japan Tsunami of 2011 Ocean Acidification and Deoxygenation in the North Pacific Ocean
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