Archive for FUTURE Scientific Program: Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Marine Ecosystems

Road Map

Shortly after the development of the Science Plan and Implementation Plan of FUTURE, it was realized that the numerous and diverse activities of FUTURE would require specialists devoted to specific problems, and likely the creation of new Expert Groups (EGs). The complex and multidisciplinary issues involved in the concepts of resilience, vulnerability, climate and anthropogenic forcing of marine and coastal ecosystems, and the impacts and interactions of ecosystem changes with human populations, required a “ROADMAP” to understand where we are now, where we want to be in the FUTURE, and what are the obstacles and routes to achieve the objectives set forth by the science program. The roadmap emerged initially from discussions held at a FUTURE workshop in Busan, Korea in May 2012. It has been iteratively updated subsequently at ca. six month intervals. Updating is necessary as new EGs are formed to tackle additional tasks within the FUTURE framework, and existing EGs complete their tasks, filling gaps, but also potential revealing new scientific needs. Some tasks proceed on schedule, others fall behind schedule, and for the strength of the program it is important to track progress on all aspects of FUTURE, which is the raison d’être for the FUTURE ROADMAP.

Downlad pdf files (Roadmap 1, Roadmap 2)

Downlad jpeg files (Roadmap 1, Roadmap 2)

2014 Evaluation Team Report
2014 FUTURE Evaluation Team Report
Over a three-year period PICES developed the ten-year FUTURE Science Plan and Implementation Plan, which were adopted in 2009. As 2014 is the midpoint in the lifespan of FUTURE, PICES appointed an Evaluation Panel to review progress towards the FUTURE goals.
Implementation Plan (Phase I)

The FUTURE Implementation Plan
developed by the Implementation Plan Writing Team (WT-IP) under the Study Group on Future Integrative Scientific Program(s) (SG-FISP) was approved in principle at the 2009 inter-sessional meeting (April 2009, Qingdao, PR China) and finalized in June 2009.

FUTURE Disbanded Advisory Panels

In Phase I Science Board received advice from three Advisory Panels of FUTURE, whose chairs were also members of Science Board. Three FUTURE Advisory Panels (AICE-AP, COVE-AP, SOFE-AP) provided continuing direction, leadership, coordination, and synthesis within PICES toward attaining the FUTURE goal. They recommended activities to be undertaken by existing expert groups, recommended new FUTURE products and, in coordination with Scientific and Technical Committees, suggested and helped to develop new expert groups.

AP-AICE: FUTURE Advisory Panel on Anthropogenic Influences on Coastal Ecosystems
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2014)

AP-COVE: FUTURE Advisory Panel on Climate, Oceanographic Variability and Ecosystems
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2014)

AP-SOFE: FUTURE Adisory Panel on Status, Outlooks, Forecasts, and Engagement
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2014)