Technical Committee on Monitoring
  • Acronym: MONITOR
  • Parent Committee: SB
  • Chair: Prof. Sung Yong Kim <>
    Vice-Chair: Dr. Kym Corporon Jacobson <>
  • Mailing List
  • Past Chairs:
    Jennifer Boldt (Oct. 2013 - Oct. 2019, Canada)
    Hiroya Sugisaki (Oct. 2007 – Oct. 2013, Japan)
    Jeffrey M. Napp (Apr. 2005 – Oct. 2007, USA)
    Phillip R. Mundy (Oct. 2004 – Apr. 2005, USA)
  • Past Vice-Chairs:
    Lisa B. Eisner (Oct. 2019 - Oct. 2022, USA)
    Sanae Chiba (Oct. 2013 - Oct. 2019, Japan)
    Phillip R. Mundy (Oct. 2007 – Oct. 2013, USA)
    Sei-Ichi Saitoh (Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2007, Japan)
  • Action Plan
Terms of Reference
  1. Identify principal monitoring needs of the PICES region, and develop approaches to meet these needs, including training and capacity building;
  2. Serve as a forum for coordination and development of inter-regional and international components of the North Pacific Ocean Observing Systems, including the GLOBAL Ocean Observing System, GOOS. Facilitate method development and inter-comparison workshops to promote calibration, standardization and harmonization of data sets;
  3. Contribute to the development of the North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report , advising editors and lead authors on monitoring issues, identifying the need for particular time series and their continuities, the period on which they need to be updated for the FUTURE forecast products, and recommend to Science Board that they endorse the need to establish or maintain particular time series;
  4. Recommend interim meetings to address monitoring needs and PICES–GOOS activities;
  5. Review and advise Science Board on outcomes and annual operations of the North Pacific Continuous Plankton Recorder to include providing technical advice on parameters to be measured and possible linkages to other marine monitoring initiatives and programs in the North Pacific and elsewhere;
  6. Provide annual reports to Science Board and the Secretariat on monitoring activities in relation to PICES;
  7. Interact with TCODE on management issues of monitoring data.
  • Changes within MONITOR Committee Membership (Korea): Mr. Hak Yoel (Peter) You is a newly appointed MONITOR Committee member replacing Mr. Eunho Jung.
    4/18/2024 10:07:35 AM PST
  • Changes within MONITOR Committee Membership (USA): Dr. Mariela K Brooks is a new member of the MONITOR Committee. Dr. Lisa B. Eisner stepped down as a Committee member.
    2/28/2024 1:54:28 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-NPCOOS Advisory Panel Membership (USA): Dr. Alex Harper is a new member representing USA.
    1/4/2024 10:40:30 AM PST
  • Changes within AP-NPCOOS Advisory Panel Membership (Canada): Dr. Jennifer M. Jackson is replacing Prof. S. Kim Juniper as a member and a Co-Chair of AP-NPCOOS.
    11/16/2023 1:21:38 PM PST
  • Changes within MONITOR Membership (China): Dr. Honghui Huang stepped down as a MONITOR Committee member.
    5/12/2023 7:30:43 AM PST
Dr. Clare Ostle (MONITOR)
ex-officio CPR Member to MONITOR
Continuous Plankton Recorder
The Marine Biological Association
The Laboratory, Citadel Hill,
Plymouth, PL1 2PB
01752 426307
Dr. Jennifer L. Boldt (FUTURE-SSC, MONITOR, WG-43)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 734-3224
Dr. Tetjana Ross (MONITOR, WG-50)
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
Dr. Hiroto Abe (MONITOR)
Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
Hokkaido University
3-1-1 Minato-cho
Hakodate, Japan 041-8611
Dr. Minoru Kitamura (MONITOR)
Research Center for Global Change
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), FRA
2-15 Natsushima-cho
Yokosuka, Kanagawa
Japan 236-0061
Dr. Kazuaki Tadokoro (MONITOR)
Marine Environment Division, Fisheries Stock Assessment Center, Fisheries Resources Institute
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
3-27-5 Shinhama-cho
Shiogama, Miyagi
Japan 985-0001
Dr. Zhengguo Cui (MONITOR)
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
106 Nanjing Rd., Shinan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266071
(86-532) 137 9199 4798
(86-532) 8581 1514
Dr. Zhifeng Zhang (MONITOR)
Marine Environmental Chemistry Division
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), MEE
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
People's Republic of China 116023
(86-411) 84782732
(86-411) 8478-2732
Dr. Xianyong Zhao (MONITOR)
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266071
(86-532) 8583 5363
(86-532) 8581 1514
Dr. Feng Zhou (MONITOR)
Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics
Second Institute of Oceanography, MNR
36 Baochu North Rd.
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
People's Republic of China 310012
(86-571) 81963106
(86-571) 88839374
Dr. Hea-Kun Jung (MONITOR)
East Sea Fisheries Research Institute
National Institute of Fisheries Science(NIFS)
1194, Haean-ro, Yeongok-myeon
Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Republic of Korea 25435
+82 33 660 8533
Prof. Sung Yong Kim (AP-NPCOOS, MONITOR, SB, SG-GREEN, WG-47, WG-49, WG-50)
Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (EFML)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, Republic of Korea 34141
(82-42) 350-1523
(82-42) 350-1510
Mr. Hak-Yoel You (MONITOR)
Oceanographic Observation Division
Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA)
351 Haeyang-ro, Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Republic of Korea 49111
Dr. Vladimir V. Kulik (MONITOR)
Laboratory for biological resources of the Far-Eastern and Arctic Seas
Pacific branch (TINRO) of the Russian Federal Research Institute Of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNI
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
(7-999) 057-99-69
V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), FEB RAS
43 Baltiyskaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690041
(7-908) 9944569
(7-4232) 312-573
Dr. Jack A. Barth (AP-NPCOOS, GC, MONITOR)
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS)
Oregon State University
104 CEOAS Admin. Bldg.
Corvallis, OR
U.S.A. 97331-5503
(1-541) 737-1607
(1-541) 737-2064
Dr. Mariela K Brooks (MONITOR)
Auke Bay Laboratories
NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center
17109 Point Lena Loop Road
Juneau, U.S.A. 99801
Dr. Kym Corporon Jacobson (MONITOR)
MONITOR Vice-Chair
Fish Ecology
National Marine Fisheries Service
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, Oregon
U.S.A. 97365
(1-541) 867-0389
Active Groups

SG-ARC: Study Group on the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Gateways
(PICES-2022 - ISB/IGC 2024), (also reports to SB and FIS)

AP-CREAMS: Advisory Panel for a CREAMS/PICES Program in East Asian Marginal Seas
(PICES-2005 - PICES-2024), (also reports to POC)

AP-NPCOOS: Advisory Panel on North Pacific Coastal Ocean Observing Systems
(PICES-2015 - ), (also reports to TCODE)

Disbanded Groups
WG 35: Working Group on Third North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report (WG-NPESR3)
(Term: May 2016 – PICES-2021), (Disbanded: March 1, 2024), (also reports to FUTURE-SSC)

AP-CPR: Advisory Panel on Continuous Plankton Recorder Program
(PICES-1998 - PICES-2014)

SG-GOOS: Study Group to develop a strategy for GOOS
(PICES-2005 - PICES-2007)

Annual Meetings


2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Session and Workshop Summaries

W5, Celebrating two decades of North Pacific CPR sampling, and future directions and link

Journal Papers
Responses of Gulf of Alaska plankton communities to a marine heat wave
Batten, S.D., Ostle, C., Hélaouët, P. and Walne, A.W, (2021)
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Vol. 195, Jan. 2022, 105002, ISSN 0967-0645
Related Materials
See products of the MONITOR Task Team

Winter 2020, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 18-21
Two decades of the North Pacific CPR program

Other Publications
The GOOS Biology and Ecosystems Panel - Highlights Report "GOOS Biology and Ecosystems - The Evolution 2017 - From draft to craft" (report)

The GOOS Biology and Ecosystems Panel - Highlights Report "GOOS Biology and Ecosystems - The Evolution 2017 - From draft to craft" (graphical representation)