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.
  • Changes within MONITOR Committee Membership: Dr. Honghui Huang (China) is a new member of MONITOR Committee replacing Dr. Prof. Jilong Li.
    3/25/2019 7:53:48 AM PST
  • Changes within MONITOR Committee Membership: Dr. Jung Hyun Kim (Korea) is a new member of MONITOR Committee replacing Dr. Hee Yoon Park
    2/8/2019 4:23:30 PM PST
  • Changes within WG-35 Membership: Dr. Kirill Kivva (Russia) is a new member of WG-35.
    10/25/2018 5:58:18 PM PST
  • Changes within AP-NPCOOS Advisory Panel Membership: Mr. Yingze Sun (PR China) stepped down as AP-NPCOOS Member.
    4/28/2018 1:50:28 PM PST
  • Changes within WG-35 Membership: Dr. Jung-Hoon Kang (Korea) stepped down as a WG-35 member.
    4/16/2018 7:08:36 PM PST
Dr. Sonia D. Batten (MONITOR)
ex-officio, represents CPR Survey at the MBA
CPR Survey
Marine Biological Association
4737 Vista View Cres.
Nanaimo, BC
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
Dr. Sanae Chiba (MONITOR, WG-35)
MONITOR Vice-Chair
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
2-15 Natsushimacho
Yokosuka, Kanagawa
Japan 237-0061
(81-46) 867-9881
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. Honghui Huang (MONITOR)
South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
231 West Xingang Rd.
Guangzhou, Guangdong
People's Republic of China 510300
(86-20) 89108307
(86-20) 84451442
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. In-Seong Han (MONITOR)
Fishery & Ocean Information Division
National Fisheries R&D Institute (NFRDI), MOF
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-up, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 619-705
(82-51) 720-2231
(82-51) 720-2225
Dr. Jung Hyun Kim (MONITOR)
Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA)
351 Haeyang-ro, Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Republic of Korea 49111
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, Republic of Korea 34141
(82-42) 350-1523
(82-42) 350-1510
Dr. Vladimir V. Kulik (MONITOR, WG-35, WG-36, WG-40)
Division for Fishing statistics and databases
Pacific branch of VNIRO (“TINRO”)
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
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


2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Session and Workshop Summaries


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)