Human Dimensions Committee
Key Tasks:
The Human Dimensions Committee’s area of responsibility is to promote and coordinate interdisciplinary research that leads to increased understanding of the relationship between North Pacific marine ecosystems and the people, communities, and economies that are part of those systems and rely on the resources and services they provide. Particular emphasis will be given to fostering research on: (a) methodological and empirical challenges involved in integrating human dimensions into ecosystem analyses; and (b) exploration of development pathways that are sustainable from social, economic, and ecological perspectives. The HD committee will support the work of other PICES expert groups, including any integrated science program. Where other PICES expert groups often consider the impact of human activities on ecosystems, the HD committee will promote both the consideration of these impacts and how biophysical changes impact the well-being of people, communities, and economies taking into account their characteristics and values. In addition, the committee will engage with kindred ‘human dimension’ initiatives of other organizations (e.g., ICES and IMBER).
Active Groups
WG 41: Working Group on Marine Ecosystem Services
(Sept. 2017 - Sept. 2020)
Annual Meetings



Session and Workshop Summaries

S9, Integration of science and policy for sustainable marine ecosystem services

S8/HD-Paper, Marine ecosystem health and human well-being: A social-ecological systems approach
W2, Coastal ecosystem services in the North Pacific and analytical tools/methodologies for their assessment

Dr. Natalie Ban (HD)
School of Environmental Studies
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC
Canada V8W 2Y2
Ms. Karen Hunter (HD)
Pacific Biological Station
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
Dr. Shang Sunny Chen (HD, WG-41)
WG-41 Co-Chair
Research Center for Marine Ecology
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
Rm. 521, Science Bldg., 6 Xianxialing Rd., LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266061
(+86) 138 8463 7380
(+86) 532 8896 5544
Dr. Yang Han (HD)
Development Research Center of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
225 Chaoyangmennei Avenue, Dongcheng District
Beijing, China, PR 100010
(86-10) 51780903
(86-10) 51780903
Prof. Jingmei Li (HD, WG-41)
School of Economics
Ocean University of China
No 238 Songling Rd.Qingdao
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266061
(+86) 532 6678 6321
(+86) 532 6678 2559
Dr. Mitsutaku Makino (FUTURE-SSC, HD, WG-36)
HD Vice-Chair
Center for International Collaboration, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI)
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi
Chiba, Japan 277-8564
Dr. Aoi Sugimoto (HD, WG-41)
Fisheries Research and Education Agency
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 2368648
Dr. Shion Takemura (HD)
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 2368648
Ms. Myeonghwa Jung (HD)
Department of International Fisheries Research
Korea Maritime Institute
26, Haeyang-ro 301beon-gil,Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Korea, R 49111
Dr. Suk-Jae Kwon (HD)
National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea (MABIK)
101-75, Jangsan-ro, Janghang-eup
Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Korea, R 33662
Prof. Jongseong Ryu (HD, WG-36)
Department of Marine Biotechnology
Anyang University (Ganghwa campus)
602-14, Jungang-no, Bureun-myeon, Ganghwa-gun
Incheon, Korea, R 23038
(82-32) 930-6033
(82-32) 930-6215
Dr. Oleg N. Katugin (FUTURE-SSC, HD)
Division for International Scientific Cooperation
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690090
(7-423) 2300-752
(7-423) 2300-752
Ms. Ekaterina Kurilova (HD)
Khabarovsk Branch of TINRO-Center
13-A Amursky Blvd.
Khabarovsk, Russia 680028
(7-4012) 315-447
(7-4012) 315-447
Ms. Anna Skvortsova (HD)
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4, Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690090
Dr. Keith R. Criddle (HD, SB, WG-35)
HD Chair
Juneau Center for Fisheries and Ocean Science
University of Alaska Fairbanks
17101 Pt. Lena Loop Rd.
Juneau, AK
U.S.A. 99801
(1-907) 796-5449
(1-907) 796-5447
Dr. Ron Felthoven (HD)
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
NOAA Fisheries
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115-6349
Dr. Minling Pan (HD)
NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center
1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
Honolulu, HI
U.S.A. 96818
(1-808) 725-5349