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 AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel Membership (Japan): Prof. Jing Zhang is replacing Dr. Joji Ishizaka as an "acting" Co-Chair of AP-CREAMS until approved by ISB/IGC-2024. Prof. Shinichiro Kida is replacing Dr. Joji Ishizaka as a member of AP-CREAMS.
    1/31/2024 11:24:35 AM PST
  • Changes within WG 51 Membership (Korea) Prof. Jongseong Ryu is a new member of WG-51.
    1/29/2024 2:59:07 PM PST
  • Changes within WG 49 Membership (Korea) Dr. Chun Ok Jo is a new member of WG-49 replacing Dr. MinHo Kwon.
    1/29/2024 2:46:07 PM PST
  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (Korea): Dr. Seongbong Seo and Dr. Hyoeun Oh are new members of the FUTURE SSC.
    1/29/2024 2:25:14 PM PST
  • AP-UNDOS Membership Changes (Korea): Dr. HyungGyu Lim is a new member of AP-UNDOS Advisory Panel representing Korea.
    1/29/2024 2:03:58 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel Membership (Korea): Prof. Minkyoung Kim and Dr. Gwang Ho Seo are the new AP-CREAMS members, replacing Dr. Jae-Hak Lee, Prof. Guebuem Kim and Dr. Hee-Dong Jeong. Prof. SungHyun Nam is replacing Dr. Jae-Hak Lee as an "acting" Co-Chair of AP-CREAMS until approved by ISB/IGC-2024.
    1/29/2024 12:17:32 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CCME Section Membership (Korea): Dr. Heejoong Kang, Prof. Dongwha Sohn, Dr. Seokjin Yoon, Dr. Minje Cho are the new members of CCME Section replacing Dr. Sukyung Kang and Prof. Chung Il Lee.
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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