Technical Committee on Monitoring
  • Acronym: MONITOR
  • Parent Committee: SB
  • Chair: Dr. Jennifer L. Boldt <>
    Vice-Chair: Dr. Sanae Chiba <>
  • Mailing List
  • Past Chairs:
    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:
    Phillip R. Mundy (Oct. 2007 – Oct. 2013, USA)
    Sei-Ichi Saitoh (Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2007, Japan)
  • Action Plan [2012-2015]
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.
Active Groups
AP-CREAMS: Advisory Panel for a CREAMS/PICES Program in East Asian Marginal Seas
(Oct. 2005 - 2019), (also reports to POC)

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

WG 35: Working Group on Third North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report (WG-NPESR3)
(May 2016 – Nov. 2019), (also reports to FUTURE-SSC)
Disbanded Groups
AP-CPR: Advisory Panel on Continuous Plankton Recorder Program
(Oct. 1998 - Oct. 2014)

SG-GOOS: Study Group to develop a strategy for GOOS
(Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2007)
Annual Meetings


2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Session and Workshop Summaries


Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops


PICES Scientific Reports
Primary Journals
Related Materials
See products of the MONITOR Task Team
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)
Dr. Sonia D. Batten (MONITOR)
ex-officio, represents SAHFOS
CPR Survey
Marine Biological Association
4737 Vista View Cres.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9V 1N8
(1-250) 756-7747
Dr. Jennifer L. Boldt (MONITOR, SB, WG-36)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 756-7110
Dr. Tetjana Ross (MONITOR, WG-38)
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
Prof. Jilong Li (MONITOR)
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, CAFS
150 Qingtacun, South Yongding Rd.
Beijing, China, PR 100141
(86-10) 68671170
(86-10) 68676685
Dr. Zhifeng Zhang (MONITOR)
Marine Environmental Chemistry Division
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), SOA
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
China, PR 116023
(86-411) 84782732
(86-411) 8478-2732
Dr. Xianyong Zhao (MONITOR)
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
(86-532) 8583 5363
(86-532) 8581 1514
Dr. Sanae Chiba (MONITOR, WG-35)
MONITOR Vice-Chair
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-0001
(81-45) 778-5604
(81-45) 778-5706
Prof. Sei-Ichi Saitoh (MONITOR, WG-39)
WG-39 PICES Co-Chair
Arctic Research Center
Hokkaido University
N21W11 Kita-Ku
Sapporo, Hokkaido
Japan 001-0021
(81-11) 706-9073
(81-138) 43-5015
Dr. Kazuaki Tadokoro (MONITOR, SG-PICES-NPFC, WG-35, WG-37)
Stock Productivity Section
Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
3-27-5 Shinhama-cho
Shiogama, Miyagi
Japan 985-0001
(81-22) 365-1191
(81-22) 367-1250
Dr. In-Seong Han (MONITOR)
Fishery & Ocean Information Division
National Fisheries R&D Institute (NFRDI), MOF
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-up, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 619-705
(82-51) 720-2231
(82-51) 720-2225
Prof. Sung Yong Kim (AP-NPCOOS, MONITOR, WG-38)
Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (EFML)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, Korea, R 34141
(82-42) 350-1523
(82-42) 350-1510
Dr. Hee Yoon Park (MONITOR)
Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency
351 Haeyang-ro, Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Korea, R 49111
Dr. Vladimir V. Kulik (MONITOR, WG-35, WG-36, WG-40)
Laboratory for Fishing statistics and databases
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
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
(7-4232) 312-377
(7-4232) 312-573
Dr. Jack A. Barth (AP-NPCOOS, 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. Lisa B. Eisner (MONITOR)
TSMRI/Auke Bay Laboratories
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
Dr. Jeffrey M. Napp (MONITOR)
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115-6349
(1-206) 526-4148
(1-206) 526-6723