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 AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel Membership: Prof. SungHyun Nam (Korea) is a new member of the CREAMS Advisory Panel replacing Prof. Kyung-Ryul Kim.
      10/17/2019 5:12:21 PM PST
    • Changes within WG-41 Membership: Dr. Kirsten Leong (USA) is a new member of WG-41.
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    • Changes within WG-41 Membership: Dr. Jungho Nam (Korea) is a new member of WG-41.
      10/16/2019 12:36:23 PM PST
    • Changes within F&A Committee Membership: Mr. Yafeng Yang (China) is a new member of F&A Committee.
      10/11/2019 10:04:25 AM PST
    • Changes within BIO Committee Membership: Dr. David G Kimmel (USA) is a new member of BIO Committee.
      10/7/2019 3:20:43 PM PST
    • Changes within MONITOR Membership: Dr. Kym Jacobson (USA) is a new member of MONITOR Committee replacaing Dr. Jeff Napp.
      10/7/2019 3:13:39 PM PST
    • Changes within SG-IMCE Membership: Prof. Zengjie Jiang (China) has been appointed as SG-IMCE Chair; Dr. Michael Rust (USA) has been appointed as SG-IMCE ex-officio member representing ICES.
      9/19/2019 9:28:11 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