Advisory Panel: United Nations Decade of Ocean Science
Joint PICES AP / ICES Council Strategic Initiative to plan participation in the UN Decade of Ocean Science (ICES–PICES Ocean Decade)
PICES is expected to play a large role in facilitating transformational science during the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). While the SmartNet Programme will continue to function throughout the Decade, the SG-UNDOS has completed its objectives to: (a) establish a common strategy for joint activities and provide regional leadership in support of UNDOS; (b) identify and strengthen relationships with partner professional and multilateral organizations to facilitate UNDOS engagement; and (c) develop an UNDOS Programme for endorsement by the IOC. A new PICES Expert Group, with a sufficient lifetime, is needed to continue planning, communicating and exercising PICES engagement through the extent of the Ocean Decade. This engagement will include, but is not limited to, SmartNet activities.
Terms of Reference
  1. Define and promote the joint scientific activities of PICES and partner organizations (including ICES) that will contribute to UN Ocean Decade societal outcomes.

  2. Implement the SmartNet Programme (in partnership with ICES), organize its activities and partnerships, monitor its progress, and communicate updates to the PICES community.

  3. Implement a strategy that prioritizes engagement with early career ocean professionals, indigenous communities, developing nations, and recognizes the importance of promoting diversity and gender equity in our activities; Coordinate with FUTURE SSC, AP-ECOP and AP-SciCom to develop these strategies.

  4. Develop recommendations for new UN Ocean Decade activities for endorsement by UNESCO-IOC, with new and existing partners, allowing for participation of additional partners throughout the Decade.

  5. Develop recommendations for new and existing PICES Expert Groups to implement and maintain SmartNet and UN Ocean Decade activities, and encourage and support Expert Group participation in all aspects of the UN Ocean Decade.

  • AP-UNDOS Membership Changes (Canada): Raphael Roman and Khush Jhugroo are newly appointed members of AP-UNDOS.
    4/5/2024 2:33:29 PM PST
  • AP-UNDOS Membership Changes (Korea): Dr. HyungGyu Lim is a new member of AP-UNDOS Advisory Panel representing Korea.
    1/29/2024 2:03:58 PM PST
  • AP-UNDOS Membership (Korea): Dr. Sukyung Kang, Prof. Hanna Na, and Dr. Sinjae Yoo are newly appointed AP-UNDOS members.
    7/19/2023 10:23:05 AM PST
  • AP-UNDOS Membership (Members and Co-Chairs): Dr. Sanae Chiba (PICES Secretariat, Co-Chair), Dr. Jennifer M. Jackson, Ms. Andrea White (Canada), Profs. Mitsutaku Makino, Hiroaki Saito (Japan), Prof. Fangli Qiao, Dr. Li Li (China), Dr. Steven J. Bograd (Co-Chair), Prof. Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Drs. Kirstin Kari Holsman, Emily Lemagie, Erin Vera Satterthwaite, and Vera L. Trainer (USA).
    12/29/2022 3:19:52 PM PST
Dr. Sanae Chiba (AP-UNDOS, Secretariat)
Deputy Executive Secretary
PICES Secretariat
9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6826
(1-250) 363-6827
Dr. Jennifer M. Jackson (AP-NPCOOS, AP-UNDOS, POC, WG-49)
POC Vice-Chair, AP-NPCOOS Co-Chair
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences 9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 706-8549
Dr. Khushboo Jhugroo (AP-UNDOS)
Hatch Ltd
Oceanic Plaza Towers, 1066 W Hastings St #400, Vancouver, BC V6E 3X2
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5Y 1R8
Mr. Raphael Kevin Roman (AP-ECOP, AP-UNDOS, WG-51)
AP-ECOP Co-Chair
2350 W 8th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6K2A9
Ms. Andrea White (AP-ECOP, AP-UNDOS)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent St., Mail Station 12S030
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1A 0E6
(1-613) 462-8206
Prof. Mitsutaku Makino (AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, HD, SB, WG-51)
HD Chair
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI)
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi
Chiba, Japan 277-8564
Prof. Hiroaki Saito (AP-UNDOS)
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
International Cooperation Department
First Institute of Oceanography
6 Xianxialing Road, Laoshan District
Qingdao, 44
People's Republic of China 266061
Prof. Fangli Qiao (AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, GC, POC, WG-50)
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
6 Xian-xia-ling Road, LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266061
(+86-532) 8896-0055
(+86-532) 88965544
Dr. Sukyung Kang (AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, SB, WG-43)
SB Chair
Fisheries Resources Management Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
216 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 46083
(82-51) 720-2270
(82-51) 720-2277
Dr. Hyung-Gyu Lim (AP-UNDOS)
Ocean Circulation and Climate Research Department
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology
385, Haeyang-ro, Yeongdo-gu
Busan, 49111
Republic of Korea 49111
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 08826
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
Sungbog 1Ro 300 Suji-gu
Yongin, Gyeonggi-do
Republic of Korea 16804
+82 10 3212 6221
Dr. Steven J. Bograd (AP-ECOP, AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, POC, SB, WG-49)
FUTURE-SSC Co-Chair, AP-ECOP Mentor, AP-UNDOS Co-Chair
Environmental Research Division
99 Pacific St., Suite 255A
Monterey, CA
U.S.A. 93940
(1-831) 648-8314
Prof. Emanuele Di Lorenzo (AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, POC, WG-49)
Earth, Environmental, & Planetary Sciences
Brown University
Lincoln Field Building, Room 203, 180 Thayer St, , RI .
Providence, RI
U.S.A. 02912
Dr. Kirstin Kari Holsman (AP-UNDOS, S-CCME, WG-44)
S-CCME Co-Chair
NOAA Fisheries
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 4
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
Dr. Emily Lemagie (AP-UNDOS)
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
(206) 526-6811
Dr. Erin Vera Satterthwaite (AP-ECOP, AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, SG-GREEN, WG-52)
California Sea Grant & Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., #0232
La Jolla, CA
U.S.A. 92093
(858) 534-4440
Dr. Vera L. Trainer (AP-ECOP, AP-SciCom, AP-UNDOS, HAB-S, SG-GREEN, WG-49)
AP-ECOP Mentor, SG-GREEN Chair
Marine Program Director
University of Washington
Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S Forks Ave.
Forks, WA
U.S.A. 9833
Annual Meetings



Session and Workshop Summaries

W3, SmartNet: Promoting PICES and ICES leadership in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development


Winter 2023, Vol. 31, No. 1
PICES-2022 W3: 'SmartNet: Promoting PICES and ICES UNDOS Leadership in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development'