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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    March 5, 2021
    PICES Congratulates the CPR survey for making it into the Guinness World Records! Greatest distance sampled by a marine survey!
    Chair Award (Nov 1, 2020 - Jul 30, 2021)
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership (Japan): Dr. Yoichi Miyake is a new member of S-HAB.
    6/17/2021 5:13:52 PM PST
  • Study Group SciCom Membership (Chair): Dr. Aoi Sugimoto (Japan) has been appointed as a Chair of the Study Group on Science Communications.
    6/16/2021 11:15:38 AM PST
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership (Korea): Dr. Moonho Son is a new member of Section HAB replacing Dr. Weol-Ae Lim.
    5/28/2021 11:34:13 AM PST
  • Changes within AP-NIS Advisory Panel Membership (Korea): Dr. JongWoo Park is a new member of NIS Advisory Panel replacing Dr. Weol-Ae Lim.
    5/28/2021 11:32:09 AM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership (Korea): Dr. Sung-Dae Kim is a new member of TCODE Committee replacing Dr. Sang-Hwa Choi.
    5/28/2021 11:30:22 AM PST
  • Changes within MONITOR Committee Membership (Korea): Dr. In-Seong Han is a new member of MONITOR Committee replacing Dr. JeongHee Shim.
    5/28/2021 11:29:02 AM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership (Korea): Dr. Jeong Hee Shim is a new member of MEQ Committee replacing Dr. Weol-Ae Lim.
    5/28/2021 11:27:46 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
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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