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.

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).

Recent (more...)
    Appointment of the next Executive Secretary
    The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sonia Batten as the next Executive Secretary of PICES. Dr. Batten took up the position on April 14, 2020. Sonia replaced Mr. Robin Brown, who has retired but continues on a part-time basis to assist Sonia in the transition.
  • Changes within Working Group 44 Membership (USA): Libby Logerwell, Kirstin Holsman, Lisa Eisner, Sarah Wise, Megan Ferguson, Diana Stram, Katrin Iken, Melissa Heflin, Henry Huntington, Raychelle Daniel, Lee Cooper, Matthew Baker, and Kathy Kuletz are newly appointed WG-44 members representing USA.
    4/27/2020 12:47:11 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 43 Membership (China): Dr. Jianguo Du, Prof. Tao Zhang, and Prof. Zhimeng Zhuang (China) stepped down as WG-43 Members.
    4/24/2020 8:29:55 AM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Mr. Hideki Uezono (Japan) is a new member of GC replacing Mr. Toshiaki Kobayashi.
    4/15/2020 9:00:16 AM PST
  • New Working Group 43 Membership: Prof. Dohoon Kim (Korea) is a new member of the Group.
    4/14/2020 9:58:34 AM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Dr. Michael Seki (USA) has been appointed as a National Delegate replacing Dr. Francisco Werner.
    3/5/2020 7:12:50 AM PST
  • New PICES/MAFF Ciguatera Project: The Detection and Human Dimension of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in Indonesia
    2/17/2020 3:56:12 PM PST
  • New Working Group 43 Membership: Ryan Rykaczewski and Akinori Takasuka have been elected WG-43 Co-Chairs.
    2/12/2020 8:29:25 AM 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