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).

  • Changes within AP-NPCOOS Advisory Panel Membership (Canada): Dr. Jennifer M. Jackson is replacing Prof. S. Kim Juniper as a member and a Co-Chair of AP-NPCOOS.
    11/16/2023 1:21:38 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CC Membership (USA): Prof. Andrew G. Dickson steppted down as a S-CC Member.
    11/16/2023 11:52:51 AM PST
  • SG-DATA Membership (USA) Jill Prewitt and Erin Satterthwaite (Co-Chair) are the new members of the SG-DATA representing USA.
    10/13/2023 8:45:35 PM PST
  • Study Group SG-ARC Membership (USA) Dr. David Fluharty is a new member of SG-ARC representing USA.
    10/13/2023 8:32:53 PM PST
  • Changes within MEQ Committee Membership (USA): Dr. Matthew Savoca is a newly appointed member of MEQ Committee replacing Dr. Staci Simonich.
    10/13/2023 8:13:30 PM PST
  • WG 51 Membership (Koera): Prof. Moo Joon Lee is a new member of WG-51.
    9/13/2023 7:46:09 AM PST
  • Changes within TCODE Committee Membership (ex-officio): Dr. Toru Suzuki replaced Dr. Yutaka Michida as ex-officio representing IODE in TCODE.
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PICES Special Publications (more...)
Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean 2009–2016: Synthesis Report The Effects of Marine Debris Caused by the Great Japan Tsunami of 2011
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