Physical Oceanography and Climate Committee
  • Acronym: POC
  • Parent Committee: SB
  • Chair: Dr. Lei Zhou <>
    Vice-Chair: Dr. Jennifer M. Jackson <>
  • Mailing List
  • Past Chairs:
    Emanuele Di Lorenzo (Nov. 2016 – Oct. 2022, USA)
    Kyung-Il Chang (Oct. 2010 – Nov. 2016, Korea)
    Michael G. Foreman (Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2010, Canada)
    Kuh Kim (Oct. 2001 – Oct. 2004, Korea)
    Vyacheslav Lobanov (Oct. 1998 – Oct. 2001, Russia)
    Paul H. LeBlond (Dec. 1995 – Oct. 1998, Canada)
    Yutaka Nagata (Oct. 1992 – Nov. 1995, Japan)
  • Past Vice-Chairs:
    Yury I. Zuenko (Nov. 2016 – Nov. 2021, Russia)
    Michael G. Foreman (Oct. 2010 – Nov. 2016, Canada)
    Ichiro Yasuda (Oct. 2005 – Oct. 2010, Japan)
  • Action Plan
Key Tasks
The POC Committee's area of responsibility is to promote and coordinate physical and chemical oceanography, atmospheric science, and interdisciplinary research in the northern North Pacific. Impacts of climate variability and physical dynamics in coastal, shelf and open ocean areas are considered with emphasis on processes that relate to living marine resources and environmental quality.
  • Changes within WG 50 Membership (Canada) Jody Klymak is a newly appointed member of WG-50.
    4/5/2024 2:12:03 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel Membership (Japan): Prof. Jing Zhang is replacing Dr. Joji Ishizaka as an "acting" Co-Chair of AP-CREAMS until approved by ISB/IGC-2024. Prof. Shinichiro Kida is replacing Dr. Joji Ishizaka as a member of AP-CREAMS.
    1/31/2024 11:24:35 AM PST
  • Changes within AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel Membership (Korea): Prof. Minkyoung Kim and Dr. Gwang Ho Seo are the new AP-CREAMS members, replacing Dr. Jae-Hak Lee, Prof. Guebuem Kim and Dr. Hee-Dong Jeong. Prof. SungHyun Nam is replacing Dr. Jae-Hak Lee as an "acting" Co-Chair of AP-CREAMS until approved by ISB/IGC-2024.
    1/29/2024 12:17:32 PM PST
  • Changes within S-CC Membership (USA): Prof. Andrew G. Dickson steppted down as a S-CC Member.
    11/16/2023 11:52:51 AM PST
  • WG 50 Membership (Japan): Prof. Takeyoshi Nagai is a newly apponted WG-50 member.
    6/9/2023 8:29:18 AM PST
Dr. James Christian (CC-S, POC)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
c/o University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3065
Victoria, BC
Canada V8W 3V6
(1-250) 686-6081
(1-250) 363-8247
Dr. Charles Hannah (AP-NPCOOS, POC, WG-49)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6369
(1-250) 363-6390
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. Sachihiko Itoh (POC, WG-43)
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
(81-4) 7136-6326
(81-4) 7136-6327
Dr. Taira Nagai (POC)
Fisheries Resources Institute (FRI)
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
1-5939-22 Suido cho, Chuo ku
Niigata, Niigata
Japan 951-8121
Prof. Hiromichi Ueno (POC)
Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
Hokkaido University
3-1-1 Minato-cho
Hakodate, Hokkaido
Japan 041-8611
(81-138) 40-8874
(81-138) 40-8874
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
Prof. Fan Wang (POC)
Key Lab. of Ocean Circulation and Waves
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)
7 Nanhai Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266071
(86-532) 8289-8501
(86-532) 82898501
Dr. Lei Zhou (POC, SB)
POC Chair
School of Oceanography
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
1954 Huashan Rd.
Shanghai, People's Republic of China 200030
Dr. Chan Joo Jang (POC, WG-49)
WG-49 Co-Chair
Ocean Circulation and Climate Research Department
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
385 Haeyang-ro, Youngdo-gu
Busan, Republic of Korea 49111
(82-51) 664-3117
(82-51) 403-4920
Dr. Joon-Soo Lee (POC)
Korea Oceanographic Data Center, Ocean Climate & Ecology Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS), MOF
216 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 46083
(82-51) 720-2241
(82-51) 720-2219
Prof. SungHyun Nam (CREAMS-AP, POC)
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanakgu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 08826
(82-2) 880-4138
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. Elena I. Ustinova (POC)
Laboratory of Fisheries Oceanography
Pacific branch of Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
(7-423) 260-4530
(7-423) 230-0751
Dr. Yury I. Zuenko (CREAMS-AP, POC, S-CCME, WG-44)
WG-44 Co-Chair
Fisheries Oceanography
Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, Pacific branch (TINRO)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Russia 690091
(7-423) 2604-530
(7-423) 2300-752
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
Prof. Jerome Fiechter (POC)
Ocean Sciences Department
University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA
U.S.A. 95064
(1-831) 459-4736
Active Groups

S-CCME: Joint PICES/ICES Section on Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems
(PICES-2011 - PICES-2025), (also reports to BIO and FIS)

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

S-CC: S ection on Carbon and Climate
(PICES-2005 – PICES-2027), (also reports to BIO)

WG 46: Joint PICES/ICES Working Group on Ocean Negative Carbon Emissions (ONCE)
(PICES-2020 – PICES-2023), (also reports to BIO)

WG 50: Working Group on Sub-mesoscale Processes and Marine Ecosystems
(PICES-2021 - PICES-2024)

Disbanded Groups

WG 40: Working Group on Climate and Ecosystem Predictability
(Term: PICES-2017 - PICES-2021) (Disbanded: IGC-2023)(also reports to FUTURE SSC)

WG 38: Working Group on Mesoscale and Submesoscale Processes
(PICES-2016 – Jan. 2023)

WG 29: Working Group on Regional Climate Modeling
(PICES-2011 – PICES-2015) (also reports to BIO)

WG 27: Working Group on North Pacific Climate Variability and Change
(Jun. 2011 – PICES-2015)

WG 25: Joint PICES/ICES Working Group on Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on Fish and Shellfish
(Jan. 2009 – PICES-2011) (also reports to FIS)

WG 20: Working Group on Evaluations of Climate Change Projections
(PICES-2005 – PICES-2010)

AP-NPDB: Advisory Panel on North Pacific Data Buoy
(PICES-2001 – PICES-2006)

WG 17: Working Group on Biogeochemical Data Integration and Synthesis
(PICES-2001 – PICES-2005)

WG 13: Working Group on Carbon Dioxide in the North Pacific
(PICES-1997 – PICES-2002)

WG 7: Working Group on Modeling of the Subarctic North Pacific Circulation
(PICES-1993 – PICES-1995)

WG 1: Working Group on Okhotsk Sea and Oyashio Region
(PICES-1992 – PICES-1993)

Annual Meetings


2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

Session and Workshop Summaries


Related Materials

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 54, 2018
Report of Working Group 29 on Regional Climate Modeling

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 45, 2013
Report of the PICES/ICES Working Group on Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on Fish and Shellfish

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 40, 2011
Report of Working Group 20 on Evaluations of Climate Change Projections

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 36, 2009
Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on the Okhotsk Sea and Adjacent Areas

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 34, 2008
Forecasting Climate Impacts on Future Production of Commercially Exploited Fish and Shellfish

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 22, 2002
PICES Science: The First Ten Years and a Look to the Future

PICES Sci. Rep. No.13, 2000
Bibliography of the Oceanography of the Japan/East Sea

PICES Sci. Rep. No.12, 1999
Proceedings of the Second PICES Workshop on the Okhotsk Sea and Adjacent Areas

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 8, 1998
Multilingual Nomenclature of Place and Oceanographic Names in the Region of the Okhotsk Sea (Reprint from MIRC Science Report, No.1, 1998)