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).

  • Changes within SB Committee Membership (FIS and MEQ): Dr. Jackie King (FIS Committee Chair) replaced Dr. Xianshi Jin; Dr. Thomas Therriault (MEQ Committee Chair) replaced Dr. Andrew RS Ross (acting Chair).
    12/6/2023 1:19:04 PM PST
  • Changes within FIS Committee Membership (Chair and Vice-Chair): Dr. Jackie King (Canada) was elected as the new Chair of FIS Committee replacing Dr. Xianshi Jin (China). Dr. Naoki Tojo (Japan) was elected as the new Vice-Chair of FIS Committe replacing Dr. Jackie King (Canada).
    12/6/2023 1:10:53 PM PST
  • Changes within BIO Committee Membership (Vice-Chair): Dr. Toru Kobari (Japan) was elected as the new Vice Chair of BIO Committee replacing the interim Vice-Chair Dr. David G Kimmel (USA).
    12/6/2023 10:48:31 AM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership (Chair and Vice-Chair): Dr. Thomas Therriault (Canada) was elected as a new Chair of MEQ Committee replacing Dr. Andrew RS Ross (Canada) (acting Chair since May 2023 replacing Dr. Guangshui Na, China). Dr. Takafumi Yoshida (Japan) was elected as a new Vice-Chair of MEQ Committee replacing Dr. Andrew RS Ross.
    12/6/2023 10:04:19 AM PST
  • Changes within AP-NPCOOS Advisory Panel Membership (Canada): Dr. Jennifer M. Jackson is replacing Prof. S. Kim Juniper as a member and a Co-Chair of AP-NPCOOS.
    11/16/2023 1:21:38 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CC Membership (USA): Prof. Andrew G. Dickson steppted down as a S-CC Member.
    11/16/2023 11:52:51 AM PST
  • SG-DATA Membership (USA) Jill Prewitt and Erin Satterthwaite (Co-Chair) are the new members of the SG-DATA representing USA.
    10/13/2023 8:45:35 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
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