Advisory Panels

The purpose of an Advisory Panel is to provide scientific expertise to a Committee or Scientific Program to aid in accomplishment of a research issue or program of work that requires specific technical expertise, such as the design of an ocean experiment or sampling program, or the incorporation of certain scientific emphases (e.g. marine mammal and bird experts) into the PICES scientific scope. Most Advisory Panels report to parent Scientific Committees or Programs and meet annually to undertake specific tasks within their terms of reference.

Currently PICES has the following Advisory Panels:

Active Advisory Panels:
  • AP-CREAMS: Advisory Panel for a CREAMS/PICES Program in East Asian Marginal Seas
    (Oct. 2005 - 2024)
  • AP-NPCOOS: Advisory Panel on North Pacific Coastal Ocean Observing Systems
    (Oct. 2015 - )
  • AP-NIS: Advisory Panel on Marine Non-indigenous Species
    (June 2016 - )
  • AP-ECOP: Advisory Panel on Early Career Ocean Professionals
    (PICES-2021 - )
  • AP-SciCom: Advisory Panel on Science Communications
    (PICES-2021 - )
  • AP-UNDOS: Advisory Panel on 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)
    (April 2022 - )
Disbanded Advisory Panels:
  • AP-MBM: Advisory Panel on Marine Birds and Mammals
    (Oct. 1999 - Oct. 2015)
  • 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 Advisory Panel on Status, Outlooks, Forecasts, and Engagement
    (Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2014)
  • AP-CPR: Advisory Panel on the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey in the North Pacific
    (Oct. 1998 - Oct. 2014)
  • AP-MIE: Advisory Panel on Micronekton Sampling Inter-Calibration experiment
    (Oct. 2002 - Oct. 2009)
  • AP-IFEP: Advisory Panel on Iron Fertilization Experiment in the Subarctic Pacific Ocean
    (Oct. 1998 - Oct. 2007)
  • AP-NPDB: North Pacific Data Buoy Advisory Panel
    (Oct. 2001 - Oct. 2006)