Welcome to PICES

The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), an intergovernmental scientific organization, was established in 1992 to promote and coordinate marine research in the northern North Pacific and 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. FUTURE (Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Marine Ecosystems ) is an integrative Scientific 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.

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PICES Office Renovations

The PICES office will be undergoing some renovations December 14 2018 to January 7 2019. We are relocating to temporary space in a meeting room at IOS. Many PICES staff are taking this opportunity to catch up on vacation leave, so staffing will be reduced during this period. Please be advised:

  • During this period, there will be a single phone number for PICES: 250-363-6733
  • Email will NOT be affected
  • The PICES website will NOT be affected.
  • When PICES staff are out of the office on vacation and not responding to emails, they will note this with Out-of-Office messages
  • Robin Brown will also be accessible by mobile phone (250-812-9299). Cell phone reception on our regular office space is poor but is much better in the temporary space.

  • Changes within AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel Membership: Dr. Jae-Hak Lee (Korea) has been appointed as a new Co-Chair of AP-CREAMS replacing Prof. Kyung-Ryul Kim (Korea).
    11/16/2018 11:48:42 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 41 Membership: Drs. Shang Sunny Chen (China) and Dan Lew (USA) have been approved as WG-41 Co-Chairs.
    11/16/2018 7:47:19 AM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership: Dr. Guangshui Na (China) was elected as Chair of MEQ, replacing Dr. Chuanlin Huo (China); Dr. Andrew Ross (Canada) was elected as Vice-Chair, replacing Dr. Thomas Therriault (Canada).
    11/9/2018 5:33:25 PM PST
  • Changes within Science Board Committee Membership: New SB members: Dr. Vera Trainer (S-HAB) is elected as SB Chair-elect; Dr. Guangshui Na is elected as Chair of MEQ Committee replacing Dr. Chuanlin Huo.
    11/9/2018 5:29:36 PM PST
  • Changes within WG-37 Membership: Dr. Russell R. Hopcroft (USA) is a new member of WG-37.
    10/30/2018 8:35:58 PM PST
  • Changes within FIS Committee Membership: Dr. Steve Lindley (USA) is a new member of FIS Committee replacing Dr. John C. Field.
    10/27/2018 11:48:47 PM PST
  • Changes within WG-38 Membership: Dr. Yisen Zhong (China) is a new member of WG-38.
    10/26/2018 11:39:11 PM PST
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PICES Special Publications (more...)
Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean 2003-2008 Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements
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