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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  • MSEAS Symposium

    Yokohama, Japan Symposium
    -POSTPONED 2024-


    PICES colleagues: Chair award nominations are open until the end of June - please submit your nominations soon!
    Chair Award (Nov 1, 2021 - Jul 30, 2022)
  • New AP-ECOP Membership: Canada (Dr. Alexandra C.D. Davis, Mr. Raphael Kevin Roman-Co-Chair, Ms. Andrea White), China (Ms. Heping LI, Drs. Pengbin Wang, Zuhao Zhu, Yida Gao, Edmond Sanganyado), Japan (Prof. Shin-ichi Ito, Ms. Hana Matsubara, Dr. Aoi Sugimoto, Dr. Hiroki Wakamatsu), Korea (Ms. Saeseul Kim, Profs. Minkyoung Kim-Co-Chair, Seung-Tae Yoon, Yoonja Kang, Dr. Keyseok Choe), USA (Dr. Steven J. Bograd, Ms. Hannah Lachance-Co-Chair, Dr. Erin Vera Satterthwaite, Dr. Matthew Savoca, Dr. Vera L. Trainer)
    6/28/2022 7:21:08 PM PST
  • New Working Group 49 Membership: Canada (Dr. Charles Hannah, Ms. Karen Hunter), China (Dr. Changming Dong, Prof. Jian Tony Ma, Ms. Yajuan Song), Japan (Drs. Hiroshi Kuroda, Haruka Nishikawa, Hiroki Wakamatsu), Korea (Dr. Chan Joo Jang, MinHo Kwon, Prof. Jongseong Ryu), USA (Drs. Steven Bograd, Prof. Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Ms. Helen Killeen, Drs. Dan Lew, Robert Suryan, Vera Trainer).
    6/27/2022 4:27:38 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CCME Section Membership (Japan): Dr. Takuya Nakanowatari is a new member of S-CCME Section replacing Dr. Hiroshi Kuroda.
    6/27/2022 4:26:27 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 48 Membership (Japan): Dr. Dhugal Lindsay and Prof. Kazutaka Takahashi are new members of WG-48.
    6/15/2022 11:00:37 AM PST
  • New Expert Groups: SG-GREEN, AP-UNDOS
    6/2/2022 2:13:55 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CCME Membership (USA): Dr. Elliott Lee Hazen is a new S-CCME member representing U.S.A.
    5/27/2022 11:43:51 AM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee (Korea): Mr. Jun Hyung Kim is a newly appointed member of F&A Committee replacing Mr. HeeJin Kim.
    4/27/2022 9:22:35 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