Science Board
  • Acronym: SB
  • Chair: Dr. Vera L. Trainer <>
    Vice-Chair: Dr. Igor I. Shevchenko <>
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  • Past Chairs:
    Hiroaki Saito (Nov. 2016 – Oct. 2019, Japan)
    Thomas Therriault (Oct. 2013 – Nov. 2016, Canada)
    Sinjae Yoo (Oct. 2010 – Oct. 2013, Korea)
    John E. Stein (Oct. 2007 – Oct. 2010, USA)
    Kuh Kim (Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2007, Korea)
    R. Ian Perry (Oct. 2001 – Oct. 2004, Canada)
    Patricia Livingston (Oct. 1998 – Oct. 2001, USA)
    Makoto Kashiwai (Dec. 1995 – Oct. 1998, Japan)
    Daniel M. Ware (Oct. 1992 – Nov. 1995, Canada)
  • Past Vice-Chairs and Chairmen-elect:
    Vera L. Trainer (Chairman-elect Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2019, USA)
    Emanuele Di Lorenzo (Apr. 2017 – Oct. 2019, USA)
    Hiroaki Saito (Oct. 2013 – Oct. 2015, Japan; Chairman-elect Oct. 2015 – Nov. 2016)
    Thomas Therriault (Oct. 2010 – Oct. 2012, Canada; Chairman-elect Oct. 2012 – Oct. 2013)
    Sinjae Yoo (Oct. 2007 – Oct. 2009, Korea; Chairman-elect Oct. 2009 – Oct. 2010)
    John E. Stein (Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2006, USA; Chairman-elect Oct. 2006 – Oct. 2007)
    Vladimir I. Radchenko (Apr. 2003 – Oct. 2004, Russia)
Key tasks
  1. Have general oversight on:

    • The scientific interest of Council and its scientific works;
    • The programs of research recommended by Council;
    • The arrangements for carrying out Council's scientific work and the programs of research recommended or coordinated by it;
    • The arrangements for discussing all the foregoing matters at Council's meetings, including the organizing of special scientific meetings;
    • Selecting members, for review and approval by Council, of Working Groups, Scientific Programs and other Groups;
    • Appointment of Chairmen to Technical Committees, Working Groups, Scientific Programs, Advisory Panels and other Groups formed by Council.
  2. Be responsible for advising Council on all matters mentioned in (1);
  3. Give guidance, as it may deem necessary, to Scientific and Technical Committees, and Groups as to the performance of their functions;
  4. Review and make recommendations to Council concerning proposed transmittal of scientific advice to Contracting Parties to the Convention or an international body that requested such advice;
  5. Consider at each annual meeting of Council the reports from all the scientific and ad hoc Committees and Groups and report thereon to Council with special reference to any expenditure involved; and
  6. Advise Council on publications subject to the availability of funds.

Action Plan [2012-2015]

  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (China): Dr. Chengjun Sun is a newly appointed FUTURE SSC member replacing Dr. Guangshui Na.
    9/27/2021 11:45:53 AM PST
  • Changes within HD Committee Membership (Korea): Prof. Tae-Goun Kim is a new member of the HD Committee replacing Dr. Suk-Jae Kwon.
    7/15/2021 11:39:50 AM PST
  • Study Group SciCom Membership (Chair): Dr. Aoi Sugimoto (Japan) has been appointed as a Chair of the Study Group on Science Communications.
    6/16/2021 11:15:38 AM PST
  • Study Group UNDOS Membership (Russia): Dr. Yury Zuenko is a newly appointed member of the SG-UNDOS.
    4/26/2021 11:16:52 AM PST
  • Study Group SciCom Membership (Russia): Ms. Ekaterina Kurilova, Ms. Anna Skvortsova, and Ms. Ekterina Verevkina are newly appointed members of the SG-SciCom.
    4/26/2021 11:10:45 AM PST
Dr. Akash Sastri (AP-NPCOOS, BIO, SB, WG-37, WG-48)
BIO Chair, WG-37 Co-Chair
Fisheries and Ocean Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 West Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6321
Prof. Mitsutaku Makino (FUTURE-SSC, HD, SB, SG-SciCom, SG-UNDOS)
HD Chair
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI)
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi
Chiba, Japan 277-8564
Prof. Xianshi Jin (FIS, SB, WG-43)
FIS Chair
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd., Shinan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266071
(86-532) 85849430
(86-532) 85811514
Dr. Guangshui Na (MEQ, SB, WG-35, WG-39)
MEQ Chair
Marine Chemistry
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), MEE
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
People's Republic of China 116023
(86-411) 8478-2702
(86-411) 8478-3277
Dr. Sukyung Kang (FIS, FUTURE-SSC, S-CCME, SB, SG-UNDOS, WG-43)
Fisheries Resources Research Center
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
2-17, Tongyeonghaean-ro,
Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Republic of Korea 53064
(82-55) 650-2201
(82-55) 650-2206
Prof. Sung Yong Kim (AP-NPCOOS, MONITOR, SB, WG-38, WG-47)
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
Dr. Igor I. Shevchenko (F&A, SB, TCODE)
SB Vice-Chair
Pacific branch of VNIRO (TINRO)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
(7-423) 2401663
(7-423) 2300752
Environmental Research Division
99 Pacific St., Suite 255A
Monterey, CA
U.S.A. 93940
(1-831) 648-8314
Prof. Emanuele Di Lorenzo (FUTURE-SSC, POC, SB, SG-UNDOS, WG-40)
POC Chair
Program in Ocean Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr.
Atlanta, GA
U.S.A. 30332
(1-404) 788-8035
Ms. Jeanette C. Gann (SB, TCODE, WG-35)
Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
17101 Pt. Lena Loop Rd.
Juneau, AK
U.S.A. 99801
1- (907) 789-6445
Dr. Vera L. Trainer (HAB-S, SB, SG-ECOP, SG-SciCom, SG-UNDOS)
SB Chair
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
2725 Montlake Blvd. E
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98112
(1-206) 860-6788
(1-206) 860-3335
SB Active Groups

SG-PICES-APN: Joint APN-PICES Study Group on Scientific Cooperation in the Pacific Ocean
(Aug. 2021 - ), (also reports to FUTURE)

WG 39: Joint PICES/ICES/PAME Working Group on an Integrated Ecosystem Assessment for the Central Arctic Ocean
(Nov. 2016 – Oct. 2021)

SB Disbanded Groups

SG-IMCE: Study Group on Impacts of Mariculture on Coastal Ecosystems
(Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2020)

SG-PICES-NPFC: Joint PICES-NPFC Study Group for Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific Ocean
(Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2019)

SG-MMP: Study Group on Marine Microplastics
(Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2018)

SG-MES: Study Group on Marine Ecosystem Services
(Nov. 2016 – Oct. 2017)

SG-NPESR3: Joint PICES-NOWPAP Study Group on North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report
(Jan. 2015 - Oct. 2016)

S-HD: Section on Human Dimensions of Marine Systems
(Oct. 2011 – Oct. 2016)

SG-CEP: Study Group on Climate and Ecosystem Predictability
(Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2016)

SG-CERP: Study Group on Common Ecosystem Reference Points across PICES Member Countries
(Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2016)

SG-SCISC: Joint ISC-PICES Study Group for Scientific Cooperation of ISC and PICES
(Apr. 2015 - Apr. 2016)

SG-SEES: Study Group on Socio-Ecological-Environmental Systems
(Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2015)

SG-SCOOP: Joint PICES-NOWPAP Study Group on Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific Ocean
(Jul. 2014 - 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 Adisory Panel on Status, Outlooks, Forecasts, and Engagement
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2014)

SG-SP-NP: Joint NPAFC-PICES Study Group on Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific Ocean
(Jun. 2013 - Oct. 2014)

SC-BC: Study Group on Biodiversity Conservation
(Jan. 2014 - Oct. 2014)

SG-RS: Study Group on Radionuclide Science in the North Pacific Ocean
(Jan. 2012 - Jun. 2013)

SG-SP: Joint P/ICES Study Group on Developing a Framework for Scientific Cooperation in Northern Hemisphere Marine Science
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011 )

SG-HD: Study Group on Human Dimensions
(Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011)

CCCC: Climate Change and Carrying Capacity Scientific Program
(Oct. 1995 - Oct. 2009)

SG-ESR: Study Group on Ecosytem Status Reporting
(Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007)

SG-MAR: Study Group on Marine Aquaculture and Ranching in the PICES region
(Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007)

SG-NPESR-RAC: Study Group on North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report and Regional Analysis Centers (RAC)
(Oct. 2000 - Dec. 2001)

WG 9: Working Group on Subarctic Pacific Monitoring
(Oct. 1994 - Oct. 1997)

WG 5: Working Group on Bering Sea
(Oct. 1992 - Oct. 1996)

Annual Meetings


2020 (1), 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 (1, 2), 2015 (1, 2), 2014 (1, 2), 2013 (1, 2), 2012 (1, 2), 2011 (1, 2), 2010 (1, 2), 2009 (1, 2), 2008 (1, 2), 2007 (1, 2), 2006 (1, 2), 2005 (1, 2), 2004 (1, 2), 2003 (1, 2), 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

WG 5: Bering Sea final report

Session Summaries

S1 (Science Board Symposium), Change and Sustainability of the North Pacific

S1 (Science Board Symposium), Toward a better understanding of the North

S1 (Science Board Symposium), Mechanisms of Marine Ecosystem Reorganization in the North Pacific Ocean

S1 (Science Board Symposium), Effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors in the North Pacific ecosystems: Scientific challenges and possible solutions

S1 (Science Board Symposium), Mechanisms of Marine Ecosystem Reorganization in the North Pacific Ocean

S1 (Science Board Symposium), North Pacific Ecosystems Today, and Challenges in Understanding and Forecasting Change

S1 (Science Board Symposium), Understanding ecosystem dynamics and pursuing ecosystem approaches to management

2008 Annual Meeting:
S1 (Science Board Symposium), Beyond observations to achieving understanding and forecasting in a changing North Pacific: Forward to the FUTURE

2007 Annual Meeting:
S1 (Science Board Symposium), The changing North Pacific: Previous patterns, future projections, and ecosystem impacts

2006 Annual Meeting:
S1 (Science Board Symposium), Boundary current ecosystems

2005 Annual Meeting:
S1 (Science Board Symposium), Mechanism of climate and human impacts on ecosystems in marginal seas and shelf regions

2004 Annual Meeting:
S1 (Science Board Symposium), Beyond the continental slope - complexity and variability in the open North Pacific Ocean

2003 Annual Meeting:
S1 (Science Board Symposium), Human dimensions of ecosystem variability

2002 Annual Meeting:
S1 (Science Board Symposium), Technological advances in marine scientific research

Scientific Reports
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 39, 2011
Report of the Study Group on Human Dimensions

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 18, 2001
Proceedings of the PICES/CoML/IPRC Workshop on Impact of Climate Variability on Observation and Prediction of Ecosystem and Biodiversity Changes in the North Pacific

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 10, 1999
Proceedings of The 1998 Science Board Symposium on The Impacts of the 1997/98 El Niño Event on the North Pacific Ocean and Its Marginal Seas

PICES Sci. Rep. No.3, 1995
Report of the PICES-STA Workshop on Monitoring Subarctic North Pacific Variability

ISB-2020 Documents – TEMPORARY
File WORD Format PDF Format Comments
ISB Briefing Book WORD file size PDF [7 MB] Download from Google or PICES server
Appendix D3 /Agenda Item 5 WORD file size PDF [4.5 MB] Download from PICES server Zhu-Peterson Award Nominations
Appendix E / Agenda Item 6 WORD file size PDF [7 MB] Download from Google or PICES server Final Report of Working Group 32 on Biodiversity of Biogenic Habitats
Appendix G / Agenda Item 9 WORD file size PDF [2 MB] Download from Google or PICES server Draft NPESR3 Report