FUTURE Scientific Steering Committee
Terms of Reference
  1. Provide leadership and scientific direction to implement the PICES FUTURE program;
  2. Report semi-annually to Science Board on progress achieved by the FUTURE science program, and to identify impediments that hinder progress, and to recommend solutions/actions to enable progress;
  3. Work with PICES Standing Committees and Expert Groups to ensure collective and integrated delivery of FUTURE;
  4. Develop new Expert Groups as required;
  5. Integrate, promote and stimulate national activities around the vision statement and core science questions of FUTURE;
  6. Identify and facilitate interactions with national/international research programs from which FUTURE could benefit;
  7. Communicate FUTURE research and products in order to translate them into high level impacts for PICES and its member countries.
  8. Provide recommendations to Science Board on options for implementing PICES integrative science. (added Oct. 2018)
  1. Implementation Plan Term 2016-2020 (pdf)
  2. Implementation Plan Term 2021-2025 (pdf)
  3. FUTURE-SSC Liaisons to PICES Expert Groups: An objective for the FUTURE-SSC is to enhance communication within PICES. As such, members of the FUTURE-SSC will serve as liaisons to specific EGs and Committees. The responsibilities of the liaisons will be to: (a) attend the EG and Committee meetings with which they liaise in order to monitor the EGs progress and to report on FUTURE developments; (b) provide scientific direction towards implementation of FUTURE; and (c) report back to the FUTURE-SSC on the EG and Committee activities relevant to the FUTURE program. In addition, the Co-Chairs of the FUTURE-SSC will solicit annual Activity Reports from each EG and Committee prior to the PICES Annual Meeting, and report semi-annually to Science Board on the progress and any impediments to the implementation of the FUTURE program.

    FUTURE SSC Liaisons
    Revised 29 September 2022
Active Groups
AP-SciCom: Advisory Panel on Science Communications
(PICES-2021 - ), (also reports to SB)

AP-ECOP: Advisory Panel on Early Career Ocean Professionals
(PICES-2021 - ), (also reports to SB)

WG 35: Working Group on Third North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report (WG-NPESR3)
(May 2016 – PICES-2021), (also reports to MONITOR)

WG 40: Working Group on Climate and Ecosystem Predictability
(Jul. 2017- PICES-2021), (also reports to POC)

WG 41: Working Group on Marine Ecosystem Services
(PICES-2017 - PICES-2021), (also reports to HD)

WG 49: Working Group on Climate Extremes and Coastal Impacts in the Pacific
(PICES-2021 - PICES-2026)

Disbanded Groups
SG-PICES-APN: Joint APN-PICES Study Group on Scientific Cooperation in the Pacific Ocean
(Aug. 2021 - Feb. 2023), (also reports to SB)

SG-UNDOS: Study Group on United Nations Decade of Ocean Science
(PICES-2020 - TBA (Final Report Completion))

SG-ECOP: Study Group on Early Career Ocean Professionals
(PICES-2020 - Jan. 2022 (Final Report Completion))

WG 36: Working Group on Common Ecosystem Reference Points across PICES Member Countries
(PICES-2016 – PICES-2022)
Annual Meetings


2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015

Session and Workshop Summaries

W1, Learn to effectively communicate your science

S6, The FUTURE of PICES: Next steps in understanding, forecasting and communicating climate impacts on North Pacific marine ecosystems

S10, Emerging issues in understanding, forecasting and communicating climate impacts on North Pacific marine ecosystems

S10, The response of marine ecosystems to natural and anthropogenic forcing: Past, present and future

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

2018, FUTURE SSC inter-sessional meeting report

Summer 2019, Vol. 27, No. 2
Highlights from the FUTURE SSC’s 5th inter-sessional meeting

Summer 2018, Vol. 26, No. 2
Highlights from the FUTURE SSC’s 4th inter-sessional meeting

Summer 2017, Vol. 25, No. 2
Highlights from the FUTURE SSC’s 3rd Inter-sessional Meeting
PICES Scientific Reports
Primary Journals
Synthesis paper, Developing a social–ecological–environmental system framework to address climate change impacts in the North Pacific, 2019, Frontiers in Marine Science, Vol. 6, Article 333
Related Materials
Other Publications

FUTURE Program Video

  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (Co-Chairs): Prof. Hanna Na (Korea) is a new Co-Chair of the FUTURE-SSC replacing Dr. Sukyung Kang (Korea).
    12/29/2022 6:37:02 PM PST
  • Changes within WG 49 Membership (Co-Chairs): Ms. Karen Hunter (Canada), Helen Killeen (USA), Drs. Chan Joo Jang (Korea), Hiroki Wakamatsu (Japan) were elected as WG-49 Co-Chairs; Antonietta Capotondi is as a WG-49 ex officio member and co-Chair, representing CLIVAR.
    12/29/2022 4:57:49 PM PST
  • AP-ECOP Membership (new Co-Chair): Ms. Hana Matsubara (Japan) was elected as AP-ECOP Co-Chair.
    12/29/2022 2:58:51 PM PST
  • New Working Group 49 Membership (Korea) Profs. Sukgeun Jung, Sung Yong Kim, and Dr. In-Seong Han are newly appointed members of WG-49 representing Korea.
    8/29/2022 2:12:23 PM PST
  • Changes within FUTURE-SSC Membership (Japan): Dr. Daisuke Hasegawa is a newly appointed member of FUTURE-SSC replacing Dr. Tetsuo Fujii.
    8/26/2022 8:54:31 AM PST
Dr. Jennifer L. Boldt (FUTURE-SSC, MONITOR, WG-43)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 734-3224
Dr. Thomas W. Therriault (AP-NIS, FUTURE-SSC, MEQ, SB)
MEQ Chair, AP-NIS Co-Chair
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 756-7394
(1-250) 756-7138
Dr. Daisuke Hasegawa (FUTURE-SSC)
Transition Zone and Coastal Area Research Group
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
3-27-5 Shinhama-cho
Shiogama, Miyagi
Japan 985-0001
+81-22- 367-1250
Prof. Mitsutaku Makino (AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, HD, SB, WG-51)
HD Chair
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI)
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi
Chiba, Japan 277-8564
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
Dr. Chengjun Sun (FUTURE-SSC, WG-42)
WG-42 Co-Chair
Marine Bioresource and Environment Research Center
First Institute of Oceanography (MNR)
6 Xianxialing Rd., Hi-Tech Park, LaoShan District
Qingdao, People's Republic of China 266061
Dr. Sukyung Kang (AP-UNDOS, FIS, FUTURE-SSC, S-CCME, SB, WG-43)
SB Chair
Fisheries Resources Management Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
216 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 46083
(82-51) 720-2270
(82-51) 720-2277
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 08826
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
Sungbog 1Ro 300 Suji-gu
Yongin, Gyeonggi-do
Republic of Korea 16804
+82 10 3212 6221
Dr. Oleg N. Katugin (FUTURE-SSC, HD)
Division for International Scientific Cooperation
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690090
(7-423) 2300-752
(7-423) 2300-752
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. 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
Dr. Ryan R. Rykaczewski (CREAMS-AP, FUTURE-SSC, WG-43)
WG-43 PICES Co-Chair
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Ecosystem Sciences Division NOAA PIFSC 1845 Wasp Blvd, Bldg. 176
Honolulu, HI
U.S.A. 96818-5007
(1-808) 725-5372