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.

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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    • Changes within S-HAB Membership (Japan): Prof. Ichiro Imai, Dr. Ryuji Kuwahara, and Dr. Yuji Tomaru (Japan) are stepping down from the HAB Section Membership.
      11/8/2019 9:49:11 AM PST
    • Changes within AP-NIS Advisory Panel Membership (Japan): Dr. Tatsuya Yurimoto is replacing Dr. Masaya Katoh.
      11/8/2019 9:36:51 AM PST
    • Changes within MEQ Membership (Japan): Dr. Kazuhiko Mochida is replacing Dr. Toyomitsu Horii; Dr. Akihide Kasai is replacing Prof. Ichiro Imai.
      11/8/2019 9:25:04 AM PST
    • Changes within WG-35 Membership (Japan): Dr. Tsuneo Ono is replacing Dr. Masahito Hirota. Dr. Sanae Chiba and Dr. Shinji Uehara are stepping down from the WG Membership.
      11/8/2019 9:00:58 AM PST
    • Changes within FIS Membership (Japan): Dr. Toyomitsu Horii is replacing Dr. Masahito Hiroto.
      11/8/2019 8:47:29 AM PST
    • Changes within MONITOR Membership (Japan): Dr. Hiroto Abe is replacing Prof. Sei-Ichi Saitoh; Dr. Minoru Kitamura is replacing Dr. Sanae Chiba.
      11/8/2019 8:22:48 AM PST
    • Changes within S-HAB Membership: Dr. Pengbin Wang (China) is a new S-HAB Co-Chair, replacing Dr. Douding Lu (China). S-HAB’s duration has been extended until PICES-2021.
      11/4/2019 9:55:41 AM PST
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    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