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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    Richard Marasco
    PICES Finance & Administration Committee Chairman
    (Oct. 1998 – Oct. 2004)
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    Position: PICES Deputy Executive Secretary
    Deadline: November 15, 2020
  • Changes within Working Group 44 Membership (Canada) Dr. Nadja Stefanie Steiner is a newly appointed member of WG-44.
    10/26/2020 10:37:36 AM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership (Korea): Prof. Tae-Hoon Kim is a new member of MEQ Committee replacing Dr. Minkyu Choi.
    10/20/2020 9:18:01 AM PST
  • Changes within FIS Membership (Canada): Dr. Chris Rooper is a new Committee member replacing Dr. Anya Dunham.
    10/13/2020 5:28:43 PM PST
  • New Working Group 45 Membership (Canada) Dr. Sean Anderson (Canada) is a newly appointed member of WG-45.
    10/9/2020 8:43:44 AM PST
  • New Working Group 45 Membership (China) Drs. Shueyang Ma, Yongjun Tian, and Yue Jin (China) are newly appointed members of WG-45.
    10/5/2020 9:02:08 AM PST
  • New Working Group 45 Membership (Japan) and Co-Chairs Dr. Kunihiro Fujiwara, Prof. Shin-ichi Ito, Dr. Takeshi Tomiyama representing Japan and Dr. Paul Spencer representing USA are newly appointed members of WG-45. Prof. Shin-ichi Ito and Dr. Paul Spencer are WG-45 PICES Co-Chairs.
    9/25/2020 11:51:48 AM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee Membership: Ms. Jinsil Hwang (Korea) is a new member of F&A Committee, replacing Mr. Sun Ha Kim.
    9/25/2020 10:43:58 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