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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    It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. W. Doug McKone in June. Doug was the first Executive Secretary of PICES, serving from 1993 to 1998. Condolences can be sent to the Secretariat by e-mail ( or mailed to us and we will forward them to the family.
  • Changes within MEQ Membership (Japan): Dr. Misty Peacock is a new member of MEQ Committee representing USA
    7/7/2020 3:28:59 PM PST
  • PICES Press: Vol. 28, No.2 is now available online.
    7/6/2020 2:27:57 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel Membership: Dr. Yosuke Igeta (Japan) is a new CREAMS Advisory Panel member replacing Dr. Osamu Katoh.
    6/11/2020 10:12:36 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 44 Membership (Japan): Takafumi Hirata, Shigeto Nishino, Yutaka Watanuki are newly appointed WG-44 members representing Japan.
    6/11/2020 9:54:26 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 44 Membership (China, Korea): Zhongyong Gao (China), Qi Shu (China), Changan Xu (China), Hyoung Sul La (Korea) are newly appointed WG-44 members.
    6/9/2020 5:55:35 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 44 Membership (USA): Libby Logerwell, Kirstin Holsman, Lisa Eisner, Sarah Wise, Megan Ferguson, Diana Stram, Katrin Iken, Melissa Heflin, Henry Huntington, Raychelle Daniel, Lee Cooper, Matthew Baker, and Kathy Kuletz are newly appointed WG-44 members representing USA.
    4/27/2020 12:47:11 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 43 Membership (China): Dr. Jianguo Du, Prof. Tao Zhang, and Prof. Zhimeng Zhuang (China) stepped down as WG-43 Members.
    4/24/2020 8:29:55 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
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FERRRS brochure: "Fisheries & Ecosystem Responses to Recent Regime Shifts in the North Pacific" PICES Press.  Vol. 21, No. 1. Jan. 2013