We urge interested participants to


as early as possible, for planning the event more efficiently.

Pre-registration is important as it will add your record to our database (for Book of Abstracts, Name Tags, etc.)

Pre-registration does not require an immediate payment; however, to take advantage of the Early Registration Fee you must pay before the deadline (see the table below). Registration is not considered complete until the registration fee is received.

The Registration Fee applies to the Symposium sessions and workshops. Registration is not considered complete until the Registration Fee is received. In order to take advantage of the early registration fee rate, payment must be made before the end of the Early Registration period.

Please note that your registration fee (except for Guests and 1-day registration) COVERS coffee breaks, attendance at all sessions and pre-Symposium workshops, Poster Reception, Symposium Dinner and other social events (Art-Science Exhibition opening, Lord Mayor’s reception, ECOP event) BUT NOT the optional Wednesday afternoon excursions (fee depends on selected excursion). More details can be found here, and for some events sign-up is required via the survey (deadline Jan 30th).

1-day registrants do not need to select their day until the schedule is finalised.

Registration Fees:

Registration Fee Type Early Registration Fee
until Sept. 30
Late Registration Fee
after Sept. 30
Primary (regular full meeting attendee) CAD $ 800 CAD $ 900
Student (1) CAD $ 450 CAD $ 500
Session/Workshop/Symp. Convenor (2)
CAD $ 800
Keynote/Plenary/Invited Speaker (2)
CAD $ 800
Symposium Coordinators
CAD $ 800
Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)
CAD $ 800
1-day fee (*)
CAD $ 200
Pre-recorded presentation (**)
CAD $ 200
Guest (3)(*)
CAD $ 50
Additional conference dinner tickets
(for guests and 1-day only registrants)
CAD $ 150
  1. Photocopy of a valid student ID card is required. Please FAX the copy to 1 (250) 363-6827 or e-mail it to Susan Hannah when you pay.
  2. Symposium Convenors, Coordiators, and Invited Speakers are encouraged to pay their registraion fees. E-mail your questions to Saeseul Kim
  3. Enables accompanying persons of participants to attend all public social events.
(*) - Symposium Dinner Payment is not included into the Guest and 1-day fees
(**) - Pre-recorded presentations with the approval of the organizers. Select "Absentee Presenter" for online Registration Fee Payment.

Payment Methods:

Credit Card

  • PayPal: Access through on-line pre/registration area. Automatic payment processing. Receipt will be e-mailed to you instantly. If you have "Payment Problem", please contact Saeseul Kim.

  • PICES: Fax Payment Form 1 (250) 363-6827 or EMAIL it to Saeseul Kim (pdf form can be downloaded from on-line pre/registration area).
    As another option, you can UPLOAD your payment forms from the on-line registration portal directly to the PICES secure site.
    From the on-line meeting registration portal,
    1. download the payment form at your registration page and fill up the form
    2. click UPLOAD link to get to open the upload web form
    3. browse your comselect your payment form file
    4. enter your name
    5. click UPLOAD button
    If you need to check the upload status, please contact

    Faxed, emailed, and uploaded forms will be processed manually. Please request a Payment Receipt from Saeseul Kim.

  • All credit card transactions are done in Canadian dollars.

Cheques and Bank Drafts (USD or CAD)

  • Mail them to PICES Secretariat:

    North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
    c/o Institute of Ocean Sciences
    P.O. Box 6000 (mailing address)
    9860 West Saanich Road (courier/institute address)
    Sidney, British Columbia
    Canada V8L 4B2

Cash on-site (USD or CAD)

To Pre/register or Check the status of your payments:

Login and follow these steps

Receipt will be e-mailed to you instantly, after on-line payment is complete.

Refund Policy:

100% Refund will be given for all requests submitted more than 30 days prior to the first day of the Symposium.

50% Refund will be given for all requests submitted less than 30 days prior to the first day of the Symposium.

0% Refund will be given for all requests submitted on or after the first day of the Symposium.

A non-refundable CAD $50 processing fee will be retained by PICES.


Saeseul Kim
Administrative Officer
PICES Secretariat
Phone: 1-250-363-6878
Fax: 1-250-363-6827


Important Dates
Mar 18, 2024
June 30, 2024
Deadline for the Manuscript submission.
November 30, 2023 (PAST)
Oct 2, 2023 (PAST)
Closes - midnight Vancouver, BC Canada, FIRM date!
  1. Discounted Registration Fee
  2. Abstract submission
  3. CV and Financial support application
September 30, 2023 (PAST)
Exhibition Deadline
March 31, 2023 (PAST)
Past Deadline
  1. Session/Workshop Theme Proposal submission