Science Board
  • Acronym: SB
  • Chair: Prof. Hiroaki Saito <>
    Vice-Chair: Prof. Emanuele Di Lorenzo <>
    Chair-elect: Dr. Vera L. Trainer <>
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  • Past Chairs:
    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:
    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 SG-IMCE Membership: Dr. Mark Polinski (Canada) is a new member of SG-IMCE.
    6/18/2019 8:08:45 AM PST
  • Changes within SG-IMCE Drs. Toyomitsu Horii and Tetsuo Fujii are new members of SG-ICME representing Japan.
    3/24/2019 9:58:57 PM PST
  • Changes within SG-IMCE Drs. Miyoung Cho and In-Kwon Jang are nominated members of SG-IMCE representing Korea.
    1/8/2019 11:30:29 AM PST
  • Changes within SG-IMCE Dr. Linda Rhodes (USA) has been nominated as a new member of SG-IMCE.
    12/19/2018 12:00:00 AM PST
  • Changes within Science Board Committee Membership: New SB members: Dr. Vera Trainer (S-HAB) is elected as SB Chair-elect; Dr. Guangshui Na is elected as Chair of MEQ Committee replacing Dr. Chuanlin Huo.
    11/9/2018 5:29:36 PM PST
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
Prof. Xianshi Jin (FIS, SB)
FIS Chair
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd., Shinan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
(86-532) 85849430
(86-532) 85811514
Dr. Guangshui Na (FUTURE-SSC, MEQ, SB, WG-35, WG-39)
MEQ Chair
Marine Chemistry
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), MEE
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
China, PR 116023
(86-411) 8478-2702
(86-411) 8478-3277
Prof. Hiroaki Saito (SB)
SB Chair
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
(81-4) 7136-6360
Dr. Motomitsu Takahashi (BIO, S-CCME, SB)
Fisheries Management and Oceanography Department
Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
1551-8 Taira-machi
Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Japan 851-2213
(81-95) 860-1600
(81-95) 850-7767
Dr. Se-Jong Ju (BIO, SB, WG-37)
BIO Chair
Deep-Sea and Seabed Resources Research Division
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
385 Haeyang-ro, Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Korea, R 49111
(82-51) 664-3456
Dr. Sukyung Kang (FIS, FUTURE-SSC, S-CCME, SB)
Fisheries Resources Management Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 46083
(82-51) 720-2280
(82-51) 720-2277
Dr. Joon-Soo Lee (SB, TCODE)
Korea Oceanographic Data Center, Ocean Climate & Ecology Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS), MOF
216 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 46083
(82-51) 720-2241
(82-51) 720-2219
Dr. Igor I. Shevchenko (F&A, SB, TCODE)
Department of Information Technology
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
(7-423) 2401663
(7-423) 2300752
Dr. Steven J. Bograd (FUTURE-SSC, POC, SB, WG-35)
Environmental Research Division
99 Pacific St., Suite 255A
Monterey, CA
U.S.A. 93940
(1-831) 648-8314
Prof. 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
Prof. Emanuele Di Lorenzo (FUTURE-SSC, POC, SB, WG-40)
SB Vice-Chair, 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
Dr. Vera L. Trainer (HAB-S, SB)
SB Chair-elect
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-NPFC: Joint PICES-NPFC Study Group for Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific Ocean
(Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2019)

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

SG-IMCE: Study Group on Impacts of Mariculture on Coastal Ecosystems
(Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2019)

SB Disbanded Groups

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


2018 (1, 2 TBA) 2017 (1 TBA, 2), 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