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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  • INVITATION to join the UN Ocean Decade SUPREME Programme network
  • Changes within SB Membership (Russia): Dr. Igor Shevchenko is a PICES Science Board member nominated by Russia.
    2/15/2023 1:31:58 PM PST
  • Changes within GC Membership (USA): Dr. Francisco Werner is replacing Dr. Michael P Seki as a US National Delegate.
    1/20/2023 3:52:25 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-NIS Advisory Panel Membership (Co-Chair): Prof. Aibin Zhan (China) is a newly appointed member and Co-Chair of AP-NIS representing Western North Pacific.
    1/11/2023 1:18:58 PM PST
  • AP-SciCom Advisory Panel Membership (members and Co-chair): Oct. 2021 - Jan. 2023 membership: Ms. Tammy Norgard (Co-Chair) - Canada; Ms. Lori Waters (PICES Contact), Drs. Takahito Ikenoue, Natsuko Nakayama (Co-Chair from Dec. 2022), Sayaka Sogawa, Aoi Sugimoto, and Eisuke Tachikawa - Japan; Ms. Jie Chen and Dr. Pengbin Wang - China, Drs. Bum-Soo Park, and Jongwoo Park - Korea; Ms. Hannah Lachance, Drs. Vera L. Trainer (Mentor) and Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats - USA.
    1/4/2023 5:18:42 PM PST
  • Changes within BIO Membership (China): Prof. Xuelei Zhang is a new BIO Committee Member.
    1/3/2023 9:44:25 PM PST
  • Changes within WG 47 Membership (China): Dr. Kuidong Xu is a new WG-47 member.
    1/3/2023 9:40:10 PM PST
  • Changes within MONITOR Membership (China): Drs. Zhengguo Cui and Feng Zhou are the new MONITOR Committee Members.
    1/3/2023 9:33:22 PM PST
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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