My career with PICES started more than 20 years ago. I was the Assistant Executive Secretary of the
Organization from May 1, 1996 to May 31, 1999, the Executive Secretary from June 1, 1999 to December 31, 2014,
and serve now as a Special Projects Coordinator. In this capacity, I have been responsible for coordinating activities
related to the PICES 25th anniversary, managing several scientific projects supported by the Japanese Trust Fund
– “Marine Ecosystem Health and Human Well-Being”,
– “Assessing the Debris-Related Impacts From the Tsunami” and
– “Building Capacity for Coastal Monitoring by Small-scale Fishers”),
preparing the symposia on “Drivers of dynamics of small pelagic fish resources
” (March 6-11, 2017, Victoria, Canada) and
“Understanding changes in transitional areas of the Pacific
(April 24-26, 2018, La Paz, Mexico), and assembling publications resulting from these projects and meetings.
In 2016, I received the PICES Chair Award
“dedication and hard work that were key drivers that have moved PICES from a regional North Pacific science organization to a well-respected and recognized truly global organization, leading important initiatives in climate change and marine ecosystem science
In my pre-PICES life, I graduated from the Moscow State University (Chemistry, with distinction), received my Ph.D.
(in Analytical Chemistry) from the USSR Academy of Sciences (V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry,
Moscow), and then spent more than 20 years working as a research scientist and head of the Marine Hydrochemistry and
Geochemistry Laboratory at the V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute in Vladivostok.
My scientific interests have been focused on the carbon cycle in the North Pacific and its marginal seas.
I was involved in national and international cooperation related to the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS
and served as a member of the JGOFS Scientific Steering Committee, co-chairman of the JGOFS North Pacific Task Team, and chairman of the JGOFS North Pacific Synthesis Group.
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