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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  • Changes within FIS Membership (China) Dr. Xiujuan Shan is a newly appointed member replacing Dr. Jie Kong and representing China.
    8/3/2020 9:32:40 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 42 Membership: Dr. Sarah Dudas is a new member of WG-42 representing Canada.
    7/30/2020 8:40:02 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 44 Membership (Canada) Dr. Andrea Niemi is a new member of the WG-44 representing Canada.
    7/27/2020 12:54:59 PM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership: Ms. Shelee Hamilton is a newly appointed member of TCODE Committee replacing Mr. Bruce and representing Canada.
    7/24/2020 1:53:27 PM PST
  • Changes within POC Committee Membership: Dr. Michael Foreman (Canada) stepped down as a Committee member.
    7/24/2020 11:14:11 AM PST
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership: Dr. Andrea Locke (Canada) is a new member of the S-HAB Expert Group.
    7/22/2020 4:11:59 PM PST
  • PICES Carbon Savings: Science Board Chair reports a savings of 70 tonnes of CO2 by holding the Inter-sessional Science Board meeting (ISB-2020) virtually this year. More information
    7/17/2020 4:24:51 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