Advisory Panel: Marine Non-indigenous Species
Terms of Reference
  1. Continue to share information on marine non-indigenous species (NIS) in the North Pacific via an updated NIS database;
  2. Exchange information on updated regulations/policy, best practices for monitoring, early detection, rapid response, and control/containment options;
  3. Develop a better understanding of changing distributions of NIS and invasion pathways and vectors in the context of global climate change including expected changes in water temperature, salinity, oxygen, and pCO2;
  4. Plan workshops/sessions/symposia related to NIS topics. (For example a joint PICES/ICES Theme Session on “The increasing importance of biofouling for marine invasions: an ecosystem altering mechanism” was held at the 2014 ICES Annual Science Conference.);
  5. Work with other international, intergovernmental organizations (e.g., IMO, ICES, NOWPAP and WESTPAC) and/or countries to accomplish these terms of reference, especially those related to data/information exchange;
  6. Publish regular reports on accomplishments.
Annual Meetings


2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Session and Workshop Summaries

S6, Using eDNA to assess and manage Non-indigenous species in the North Pacific

VS3, Using eDNA to assess and manage non-indigenous species in the North Pacific

W9, Monitoring non-indigenous species in PICES member countries: Towards best practices

Related Materials

PICES-2019: S4, The impacts of marine transportation and their cumulative effects on coastal communities and ecosystems

Dr. Thomas W. Therriault (AP-NIS, FUTURE-SSC, MEQ, SB)
MEQ Chair, AP-NIS Co-Chair
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 756-7394
(1-250) 756-7138
Prof. Hiroshi Kawai (AP-NIS)
Research Center for Inland Seas
Kobe University
1-1 Rokkodai, Nadaku
Kobe, Hyogo
Japan 657-8501
(81-78) 803-5710
(81-78) 803-6699
Dr. Satoshi Nagai (AP-NIS, MEQ)
Coastal and Inland Fisheries Ecosystem Division
Fisheries Technology Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Egency
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku,
Yokohama, JP14
Japan 236-8648
Dr. Lijun Wang (AP-NIS)
National Marine Environmental mornitorng Center (NMEMC), MEE
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
People's Republic of China 116023
(86-411) 84782532
(86-411) 8478-2532
Prof. Aibin Zhan (AP-NIS)
AP-NIS Co-Chair
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences
18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District
Beijing, People's Republic of China 100085
Dr. Li Zheng (AP-NIS)
Marine Ecology Center
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
6 Xianxialing Rd., Hi-Tech Park, LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266061
(86-532) 8896-1802
(86-532) 88963259
Prof. Keun-Hyung Choi (AP-NIS)
Department of Ocean Environmental Sciences
Chungnam National University
Daehak-ro 99, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, Republic of Korea 34134
(82-42) 821-6432
Dr. Jongwoo Park (AP-NIS, AP-SciCom)
Ocean Climate & Ecology Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS. MOF)
216 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 46083
(82-51) 720-2261
(82-51) 720-2225
Dr. Kyoungsoon Shin (AP-NIS)
South Sea Research Institute
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
41 Jangmok 1-gil, Jangmok-myon
Geoje, Republic of Korea 53201
(82-55) 639-8510
(82-55) 639-8509
Dr. Joseph Krieger (AP-NIS)
GLERL Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
4840 S. State Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI
U.S.A. 48108-9719
Dr. Carolyn Tepolt (AP-NIS)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Mail Stop 33, 266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA
U.S.A. 02543
1-508 289 3357