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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Virtual Intersessional Science Board and FUTURE SSC meetings have been scheduled for the week of April 26 (FUTURE SSC) and May 10 (ISB). While specific times and days will be confirmed soon we expect each meeting to be held over 3 successive days and to occur later in the day for the eastern Pacific and in the morning for western Pacific members - so please mark your calendars now.

  • Study Group ECOP Co-Chair: Ms. Erin Satterthwaite has been appointed as a Co-Chair of the SG-ECOP.
    2/26/2021 4:21:33 PM PST
  • Study Group UNDOS PICES Co-Chair: Dr. Steven J. Bograd has been appointed as a Co-Chair of the UNDOS SG representing PICES.
    2/26/2021 4:14:02 PM PST
  • Changes within CC-S Membership (USA): Dr. Simone Alin is a new member of the S-CC Section.
    2/26/2021 4:04:50 PM PST
  • Changes within HD Committee Membership (USA): Dr. Sunny Jardine is a new member of the HD Committee.
    2/26/2021 3:56:58 PM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership (USA): Ms. Lynn M. deWitt has stepped down as a member of TCODE.
    2/26/2021 3:48:39 PM PST
  • Working Group 46 Membership (USA) Drs. Lihini Aluwihare and Galen McKinley are the newly appointed members of the WG-46.
    2/26/2021 3:39:08 PM PST
  • New Working Group 48 Membership (USA) Drs. Hongsheng Bi and Alexis Fischer are the newly appointed members of the WG-48. Dr. Hongsheng Bi has been also appointed as a WG-48 Co-Chair.
    2/26/2021 3:28:33 PM PST
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PICES Special Publications (more...)
The Effects of Marine Debris Caused by the Great Japan Tsunami of 2011 Ocean Acidification and Deoxygenation in the North Pacific Ocean
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