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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    Zooplankton Symposium

    March 17–22, 2024
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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    Yokohama, Japan Symposium
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  • Changes within S-MBM Membership (Korea): Dr. Kyunglee Lee is replacing Dr. Hyunwoo Kim as a member of S-MBM.
    9/25/2022 5:44:03 PM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee Membership (Korea): Ms. Jiin Kim is a newly appointed F&A member replacing Ms. Jinsil Hwang.
    9/13/2022 10:17:50 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 47 Membership (Canada) Dr. Cherisse Du Preez stepped down as a member of WG-47.
    9/6/2022 11:00:23 AM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee (Canada): Ms. Lesley Anne MacDougall stepped down as a member of F&A Committee.
    9/6/2022 10:48:11 AM PST
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership (Canada): Ms. Nicola Haigh stepped down as a member of S-HAB.
    9/6/2022 9:49:25 AM PST
  • New Working Group 49 Membership (Korea) Profs. Sukgeun Jung, Sung Yong Kim, and Dr. In-Seong Han are newly appointed members of WG-49 representing Korea.
    8/29/2022 2:12:23 PM PST
  • Changes within FIS Committee Membership (Japan): Dr. Shiroh Yonezaki is a newly appointed member of FIS Committee replacing Dr. Tetsuo Fujii.
    8/26/2022 8:57:29 AM 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
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