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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    V.ECOP Day
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    Vacancy Announcement for NPFC Data Coordinator
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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.

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    March 5, 2021
    PICES Congratulates the CPR survey for making it into the Guinness World Records! Greatest distance sampled by a marine survey!
  • Changes within GC membership (Canada): Dr. Andrew Thomson is a newly appointed Governing Council member replacing Dr. Carmel Lowe.
    5/10/2021 1:02:15 PM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee (Canada): Dr. Andrew Thomson is a newly appointed member of F&A Committee replacing Dr. Carmel Lowe.
    5/10/2021 12:59:38 PM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee (Japan): Dr. Hidetaka Kiyofuji and Mr. Shota Sato are the newly appointed members of F&A Committee replacing Dr. Nobuaki Suzuki and Mr. Manabu Baba.
    4/26/2021 11:20:16 AM PST
  • Study Group UNDOS Membership (Russia): Dr. Yury Zuenko is a newly appointed member of the SG-UNDOS.
    4/26/2021 11:16:52 AM PST
  • Study Group SciCom Membership (Russia): Ms. Ekaterina Kurilova, Ms. Anna Skvortsova, and Ms. Ekterina Verevkina are newly appointed members of the SG-SciCom.
    4/26/2021 11:10:45 AM PST
  • Study Group ECOP Membership (Russia): Ms. Anna Kurnosova (Vazhova) is a new member of the SG-ECOP.
    4/26/2021 11:02:49 AM PST
  • Working Group 46 Membership (China) Drs. Jihua Liu, Jianfang Chen, Jingfeng Fan, and Rui Zhang are newly appointed members of the WG-46.
    4/6/2021 9:58:53 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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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