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).

Events
2022 | 2023 | 2024 | PAST

2023

  • 5th Climate and Oceans
    Symposium

    April 17-21, 2023
    Bergen, Norway
  • SAVE THE DATE & GET READY TO SHARE YOUR SCIENCE! Join ICES & PICES in Seattle, USA, 23-27 October 2023 for our first-ever joint Annual Science Conference! #ICESPICES23 will be both in person and online.

  • SAVE THE DATE!
    WCRP Open Science Conference
    Kigali, Rwanda, 23-27 October 2023
  • SOLAS Summer School

    POSTPONED to 2023
    Cape Verde
    [was June 7-18, 2021]

2024


  • MSEAS Symposium

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    Yokohama, Japan Symposium
    -POSTPONED 2024-

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News
  • CALL FOR BIDS TO HOST 3RD IMBER OPEN SCIENCE CONFERENCE IN 2024
    IMBeR (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) is seeking a host for its next Open Science Conference – Future Oceans3 – which will be held in 2024. The five-day conference will be preceded by two days of workshops. Details...
    DEADLINE June 1, 2022
  • OBITUARY
    Dr. TIMOTHY PARSONS
    NOVEMBER 1, 1932 – APRIL 11, 2022


    PICES is sad to announce that Prof. Timothy (Tim) R. Parsons passed away on April 11, 2022. Tim was an eminent Canadian scientist, the recipient of many international awards and honours and a significant contributor to PICES, especially the BIO Committee. Prof. Parsons was a member of the first PICES BIO Committee from 1992 to 1996 and in 1996 he gave the Keynote Lecture at the PICES Fifth Annual Meeting, held in Canada. A full, public bio can be found online: Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

  • Extended deadline for reception of 2022 new SCOR Working Groups proposals 14 May 2022
  • CALL for NOMINATIONS
    PICES colleagues: Chair award nominations are open until the end of June - please submit your nominations soon!
    Chair Award (Nov 1, 2021 - Jul 30, 2022)
  • Changes within F&A Committee (Korea): Mr. Jun Hyung Kim is a newly appointed member of F&A Committee replacing Mr. HeeJin Kim.
    4/27/2022 9:22:35 AM PST
  • Changes within AP-NIS Advisory Panel Membership (USA): Dr. Joseph Krieger is a new AP-NIS member replacing Dr. Jeanette Davis.
    4/21/2022 10:32:40 AM PST
  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (Canada): Dr. Jacquelynne King (Canada) stepped down as a FUTURE SSC member.
    3/24/2022 4:59:06 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CCME Membership (Canada): Dr. Jacquelynne King (Canada) stepped down as a S-CCME member.
    3/24/2022 4:49:49 PM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership (Canada): Dr. Di Wan is a newly appointed TCODE member.
    3/24/2022 4:32:43 PM PST
  • Working Group 47 Membership (Canada) Dr. Chris Rooper is a newly appointed member of the WG-47.
    3/24/2022 4:17:54 PM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Mr. Katsutoshi Ishikawa is a newly appointed Governing Council member replacing Mr. Hideki Uezono and representing Japan.
    3/8/2022 12:05:22 PM PST
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Publications
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...)
Other
FERRRS brochure: "Fisheries & Ecosystem Responses to Recent Regime Shifts in the North Pacific" PICES Press.  Vol. 21, No. 1. Jan. 2013