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).


  • The 2024 Call for SCOR Working Groups is Open!
    Submission deadline 17 May 2024
    The SCOR Secretariat invites proposals for new working groups to commence activities in late 2024. Instructions, guidelines, and a template to help prepare the proposals can be found here. The selection of the new SCOR working groups will take place at the 2024 SCOR Annual Meeting scheduled to take place in Qingdao, China on 16-18 October 2024.
  • Changes within WG 52 Membership Brett Johnson (Co-Chair, Canada), Daisuke Ambe, Daiki Ito (Japan), Seung-Tae Yoon (Korea), Jeanette C. Gann, Erin Vera Satterthwaite (U.S.A.) - WG-52 members.
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  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (Korea): Dr. Hyoeun Oh stepped down as a Committee member.
    4/8/2024 4:30:59 PM PST
  • Changes within WG 49 Membership (Korea) Changsin Kim and Hyoeun Oh are the newly appointed members of WG-49 replacing Dr. In-Seong Han.
    4/8/2024 4:20:51 PM PST
  • AP-UNDOS Membership Changes (Canada): Raphael Roman and Khush Jhugroo are newly appointed members of AP-UNDOS.
    4/5/2024 2:33:29 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CCME Section Membership (Canada): Philina English is a newly appointed member of the S-CCME.
    4/5/2024 2:30:10 PM PST
  • Changes within HAB-S Membership (Canada): Svetlana Esenkulova is a newly appointed member of the S-HAB.
    4/5/2024 2:22:19 PM PST
  • Changes within WG 49 Membership (Canada) Jennifer Jackson is a newly appointed member of WG-49.
    4/5/2024 2:20:08 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
Peer-Reviewed 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 FAO-2024