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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    Richard Marasco
    PICES Finance & Administration Committee Chairman
    (Oct. 1998 – Oct. 2004)
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    Position: PICES Deputy Executive Secretary
    Deadline: November 15, 2020
  • New Study Group SciCom Membership (Korea): Drs. Bum Soo Park and Jongwoo Park (Korea) have been appointed as members of newly established Study Group.
    11/19/2020 3:42:46 PM PST
  • New Study Group ECOP Membership (Korea, Canada): Drs. Bum Soo Park and Hanna Na (Korea), and Drs. Alexandra Davis and Cameron Freshwater (Canada) have been appointed as members of newly established Study Group.
    11/19/2020 3:39:23 PM PST
  • New Expert Groups: SG-UNDOS, SG-ECOP, SG-SciCom, WG-47, WG-48.
    11/19/2020 9:41:23 AM PST
  • New Study Group UNDOS Membership (Japan, Korea, Canada): Drs. Sanae Chiba, Mitsutaku Makino and Hiroaki Saito (Japan) and Drs. Sukyung Kang and Hanna Na (Korea), and Ms. Andrea White (Canada) have been appointed as members of newly established Study Group.
    11/17/2020 9:32:27 AM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee Membership: Dr. Michael Seki was appointed as Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee replacing Dr. Carmel Lowe.
    11/16/2020 6:24:11 PM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Dr. Enrique Curchitser was elected as Chair of PICES, replacing Dr. Chul Park; Dr. Tetsuo Fujii was elected as Vice Chair of PICES, replacing Dr. Enrique Curchitser.
    11/16/2020 6:21:17 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CCME Membership: Dr. Kirsten Holsman (PICES) was elected as a S-CCME Co-Chair replacing Dr. Jackie King.
    11/12/2020 9:51:19 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