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).


  • Call for Review of 2024 SCOR Working Group Proposals
    Deadline before 31 August 2024
    To: SCOR National Committees and Nominated Members, SCOR Executive Committee, Chairs of SCOR Subsidiary Bodies, Affiliated Organizations, Corresponding Organizations, Interested International Organizations
    Eight working group proposals were submitted to the SCOR Secretariat for consideration at the 2024 SCOR Annual Meeting and are available on the SCOR Web site.
    The SCOR Executive Committee will be very grateful for comments from SCOR National Committees, individuals, and interested organizations to assist in the review of these proposals. This is, in fact, one of the most important ways in which SCOR’s National Committees and cooperating organizations can provide input to SCOR on scientific priorities for ocean science.
    Instructions and a template for the review can be found here.
    Please send your comments on these proposals to the SCOR Secretariat ( before 31 August 2024.

  • Changes within S-HAB Membership (Korea): Dr. Minji Lee is a newly appointed S-HAB member.
    5/21/2024 1:04:09 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-ECOP Membership (Japan): Dr. Satomi Takagi is a newly appointed member of AP-ECOP.
    5/16/2024 4:57:10 PM PST
  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (Japan): Dr. Hitomi Oyaizu is a newly appoined FUTURE-SSC member.
    5/16/2024 4:46:41 PM PST
  • Changes within WG 47 Membership (Japan) Dr. Satoi Arai is a newly appointed member of WG-47.
    5/16/2024 4:36:42 PM PST
  • Changes within MONITOR Committee Membership (Korea): Mr. Hak Yoel (Peter) You is a newly appointed MONITOR Committee member replacing Mr. Eunho Jung.
    4/18/2024 10:07:35 AM PST
  • 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.
    4/8/2024 4:36:12 PM PST
  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (Korea): Dr. Hyoeun Oh stepped down as a Committee member.
    4/8/2024 4:30:59 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