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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  • Changes within FIS Committee Membership (USA): Dr. Jessica Miller is a newly appointed member of FIS Committee.
    10/18/2021 3:33:29 PM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership (Canada): Dr. Brett Johnson is a newly appointed TCODE member replacing Dr. Eric Lane Peterson and representing Canada.
    10/12/2021 2:04:54 PM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee Membership (Canada): Dr. Bernard Vigneault is a newly appointed member of F&A Committee representing Canada.
    10/12/2021 1:53:17 PM PST
  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (China): Dr. Chengjun Sun is a newly appointed FUTURE SSC member replacing Dr. Guangshui Na.
    9/27/2021 11:45:53 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 47 Membership (Japan): Dr. Hidetada Kiyofuji is a newly appointed member of the WG-47 replacing Dr. Nobuaki Suzuki.
    8/10/2021 8:46:49 AM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership (Japan): Dr. Daiki Ito is a new member of TCODE Committee replacing Dr. Tomowo Watanabe.
    8/10/2021 8:33:35 AM PST
  • Working Group 47 Membership (USA) Dr. Samuel E. Georgian is a newly appointed member of the WG-47.
    7/27/2021 7:30:14 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
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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