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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  • April 7, 2021
    Vacancy Announcement for NPFC Data Coordinator
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    Extended Application Deadlline: 12 May 2021
  • March 8, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT

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!
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  • 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
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership (China): Ms. Fangfang Wan is a newly appointed member of TCODE Committee.
    3/29/2021 3:40:22 PM PST
  • Working Group 47 Membership (China) Prof. Jinhui Wang and Ms. Zijun Xu are newly appointed members of the WG-47.
    3/29/2021 3:20:14 PM PST
  • Study Group SciCom Membership (China): Dr. Pengbin Wang and Ms. Jie Chen are newly appointed members of the SG-SciCom.
    3/29/2021 3:12:57 PM PST
  • Study Group ECOP Membership (China): Mr. Di Qi and Dr. Pengbin Wang are newly appointed members of the SG-ECOP.
    3/29/2021 3:01:25 PM PST
  • New Working Group 47 Membership (Russia) Drs.Tatiana Dautova and Alexei Orlov are the newly appointed members of the WG-47.
    3/25/2021 12:12:11 PM PST
  • Working Group 48 Membership (Japan) Dr. Satoshi Kitajima is a newly appointed member of the WG-48.
    3/18/2021 9:53:01 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