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.

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.

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  • PICES Press Vol. 27, No.2 is now available
    7/4/2019 11:15:27 AM PST
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership: Dr. Andrew R.S. Ross (Canada) is a new member of S-HAB.
    6/18/2019 8:11:04 AM PST
  • Changes within SG-IMCE Membership: Dr. Mark Polinski (Canada) is a new member of SG-IMCE.
    6/18/2019 8:08:45 AM PST
  • Changes within WG-41 Membership: Dr. Gisele Magnusson (Canada) is a new member of WG-41.
    6/18/2019 8:06:29 AM PST
  • Changes within WG-37 Membership: Dr. Karyn D. Suchy (Canada) is a new member of WG-37.
    6/18/2019 7:41:40 AM PST
  • Changes within S-CC Membership: Drs. Lisa Miller and Sophie Johannessen (Canada) stepped down as members of the Section on Carbon and Climate.
    6/18/2019 7:25:32 AM PST
  • Changes within WG-34 Membership: Dr. Barbara Muhling (USA) has been appointed as a PICES Co-Chair of WG-34 replacing Dr. Gerard Thomas DiNardo (USA).
    6/6/2019 8:42:32 AM PST
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PICES Special Publications (more...)
Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean 2003-2008 Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements
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