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).

  • PICES is sad to hear that Kim Juniper passed away on 7 June 2024 and we send our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Kim was active in PICES for many years, firstly as a member and then more recently (November 2020 to November 2023) as a co-Chair of the Advisory Panel on North Pacific Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (AP-NPCOOS). Kim was also the principal organizer of the 2018 PICES Summer School on “Coastal Ocean Observatory Science”, and the 2022 PICES Virtual Summer School on “Ocean Big Data”, both of which provided valuable training for early career scientists around the region. Further details of Kim’s scientific contributions outside of PICES can be found here.

  • Call for Review of 2024 SCOR Working Group Proposals
    Instructions and a template for the review can be found here.
    Please send your comments on these proposals to the SCOR Secretariat ( before 31 August 2024.

  • AP-UNDOS Membership Changes (ex-officio from BECI): Kathryn Berry is an ex-officio in AP-UNDOS representing BECI.
    7/8/2024 1:14:49 PM PST
  • New Working Group 53 Membership: China (Yue Jin, Shuyang Ma, Yongjun Tian, Wei Yu, Hui Zhang, Kui Zhang); Korea (Haeyoung Choi, Minje Choi, Hwansung Ji, Heejoong Kang, Dongwha Sohn); Russia (Dmitriy Antonenko, Nikita Dederer, Vladimir I. Radchenko); USA (Brad Erisman, Isaac Kaplan, Ryan Rykaczewski, Margaret Siple, Matthew Baker, Richard Brodeur, Tim Essington).
    7/2/2024 7:16:16 PM PST
  • Changes within CC-S Membership (USA): Dr. Yuichiro Takeshita is a new member of S-CC replacing Prof. Burke Hales.
    7/2/2024 5:51:27 PM PST
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership (Korea): Dr. Minji Lee is a newly appointed S-HAB member.
    5/21/2024 1:04:09 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-ECOP Membership (Japan): Dr. Satomi Takagi is a newly appointed member of AP-ECOP.
    5/16/2024 4:57:10 PM PST
  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (Japan): Dr. Hitomi Oyaizu is a newly appoined FUTURE-SSC member.
    5/16/2024 4:46:41 PM PST
  • Changes within WG 47 Membership (Japan) Dr. Satoi Arai is a newly appointed member of WG-47.
    5/16/2024 4:36:42 PM PST
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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
Peer-Reviewed 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 FAO-2024