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.

FUTURE (Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Marine Ecosystems ) is an integrative Scientific 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.

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PICES is beginning the search for a new Executive Secretary to replace Robin Brown, who will retire in February 2020. Closing date for applications is June 15, 2019. For further information...

  • Changes within WG-34 Membership: Dr. Barbara Muhling (USA) has been appointed as a PICES Co-Chair of WG-34 replacing Dr. Gerard Thomas DiNardo (USA).
    6/6/2019 8:42:32 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 42 Membership: Drs. Jennifer Lynch (USA) and Chengjun Sun (China) have been appointed as Co-Chairs of WG-42.
    6/6/2019 8:30:25 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 42 Membership: Profs. Daoji Li and Juying Wang, and Drs. Connie NG and Chengjun Sun are nominated members of WG-42 representing China.
    5/15/2019 10:22:14 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 42 Membership: Dr. Matthew Savoca (USA) is a new member of WG-42.
    4/26/2019 7:52:46 AM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 42 Membership: Dr. Peter S. Ross (Canada) is a new member of WG-42.
    4/24/2019 1:08:08 PM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership: Ms. Eun Won Yu (Korea) has been appointed as a National Delegate replacing Mr. Haengnok Oh.
    4/23/2019 4:45:43 PM PST
  • Changes within F&A Committee: Ms. Rui Zheng (China) has resigned from F&A Committee.
    4/14/2019 8:35:14 PM PST
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PICES Special Publications (more...)
Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean 2003-2008 Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements
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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