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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  • 7th International
    Zooplankton Symposium

    March 17–22, 2024
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  • MSEAS Symposium

    Yokohama, Japan Symposium
    -POSTPONED 2024-


  • ECCWO-5, 17-21 April, 2023, Bergen, Norway
    Registration, Abstract Submission, and Fin Support Application are now open.
    Deadlines: Abstract Submission, Fin Support Nov. 1, 2022, Early Registration Fee Jan. 15, 2023
  • Changes within AP-NIS Advisory Panel Membership (USA): Dr. Carolyn Tepolt is a new AP-NIS member.
    8/5/2022 2:38:09 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 44 Membership (USA) Dr. Jamal Moss is a new member of WG-44.
    8/5/2022 2:31:48 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 48 Membership (USA) Dr. Alexis Fisher stepped down as a member of WG-48.
    8/5/2022 2:23:54 PM PST
  • Changes within MONITOR Membership (Korea): Dr. Hea-Kun Jung is a new member of MONITOR Committee replacing Dr. In-Seong Han.
    7/25/2022 1:07:34 PM PST
  • 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
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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