Section: Human Dimensions of Marine Systems
To better understand and communicate the societal implications of the conditions and future trends of North Pacific marine ecosystems (FUTURE vision), to provide a forum for the integration of FUTURE-related studies using social science approaches and tools, and to facilitate the close discussions and communications among researchers from both the natural and social sciences.
Terms of Reference

Section on Human Dimensions of Marine Systems (S-HD) is the scientific body responsible for the promotion, coordination, integration and synthesis of research activities related to the contribution of the social sciences to the second PICES integrative science program on “Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of North Pacific Ecosystems” (FUTURE), to PICES Scientific Committees, and to PICES as an organization.

  1. S-HD will work towards SCIENTIFIC clarification of differences in societal objectives and needs among stakeholders in different sectors and countries. Based on that result, S-HD will develop an inventory of potential recipients, and their communication requirements for FUTURE and other PICES products, such as the state of the ocean reports (FUTURE Objective 2).

  2. Based in part on the results of TOR 1, and with close coordination and communication with the Advisory Panel on Status, Outlooks, Forecasts, and Engagement (SOFE-AP) and other expert groups within PICES, S-HD will SCIENTIFICALLY explore the consequences to and responses of human social systems to factors such as climate-induced changes in marine ecosystems (FUTURE key question 3.4).  Social science tools summarized in Table 3.1 of the final report of the Study Group on Human Dimensions will be applied to such an analysis.

  3. S-HD will contribute a Human Dimension Chapter to the next North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report (FUTURE Objective 2).

  4. S-HD will facilitate academic cooperation with other international research activities such as ICES, IMBER, LOICZ, etc., and organize a symposium on the study of the human dimensions of marine ecosystems.
Annual Meetings


2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Session and Workshop Summaries

S8, Marine ecosystem services and economics of marine living resources
S10, The human dimensions of harmful algal blooms

S5, Marine ecosystem services and the contribution from marine ecosystems to the economy and human well-being

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

MSEAS 2016
Theme Session B, Coupled ecological, economic and social process understanding of the drivers of change
Theme Session E, Governance and institutional frameworks
Keynote, Edward Hugh Allison, Adventure in integration: Unexpected insights for coastal and marine governance from interdisciplinary transgressions

FUTURE Open Science Meeting, April 15–18, 2014, Kohala Coast, big Island, Hawaii, USA
S8, Human dimension indicators of the status of the North Pacific ecosystem


Winter 2016, Vol. 24, No. 2
MSEAS 2016—Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: Including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments

Winter 2014, Vol. 22, No. 2
Human dimensions in the Russian Federation – Effectiveness of ecosystem governance related to fishing

Summer 2014, Vol. 22, No. 1
Navigating Change: Well-being, Values and the Management of Marine Social-Ecological Systems

Winter 2013, Vol. 21, No. 1
Why Do We Need Human Dimensions for the FUTURE Program?

Summer 2013, Vol. 21, No. 2
Social and Economic Indicators for Status and Change within North Pacific Ecosystems.

Summer 2013, Vol. 21, No. 2
Socioeconomic Indicators for United States Fisheries and Fishing Communities.

Other Publications
2013 PICES NPESR and WOA Workshop
Members as of November 2017
Dr. Grant Murray
Institute for Coastal Research
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9R 5S5
Dr. Ian Perry
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
Dr. Robert Stephenson
St. Andrews Biological Station
531 Brandy Cove Rd.
St. Andrews, NB
Canada E5B 2L9
Dr. Shang Sunny
Research Center for Marine Ecology
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA
Room 521, Science Bldg., 6 Xianxialing Rd., LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266061
Dr. Feiyan Du
South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
231 West Xingang Rd., Haizhu District
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China, PR 510300
Mr. Yangguang Gu
South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
231 West Xingang Rd.
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China, PR 510300
Mr. Yue Hao
Research Center of Information and Economy, CAFS
150 South Yongding Rd., Fengtai District
China, PR 100141
Prof. Ningsheng Yang
Research Center of Information and Economy
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Ministry of Agriculture
150 South Yongding Rd., Qingtacun, Fengtai District
Beijing, China, PR 100141
Ms. Shouying Zeng
Research Center of Information and Economy, CAFS
150 South Yongding Rd., Fengtai District
China, PR 100141
Dr. Masahito Hirota
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, FRA
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
Ms. Juri Hori
Fisheries Research & Education Agency
2-12-4, Fukuura, Kanazawa
Yokohama, Japan 236-8648
Dr. Mitsutaku Makino
S-HD Co-Chair
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
Dr. Myeonghwa Jung
Department of International Fisheries Research
Korea Maritime Institute
26, Haeyang-ro 301beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Korea, R 49111
Dr. EunJung Kang
Asia Pacific Ocean & Culture Center
21-4 Nabeup-ro 6-gil, Aewol-eup
Jeju, Korea, R 695-906
Dr. Suk-Jae Kwon
National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea (MABIK)
101-75, Jangsan-ro, Janghang-eup
Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Korea, R 33662
Dr. Naesun Park
International Affairs Section Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
787 Haean-ro, Sangrok-gu
Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
Korea, R 426-744
Dr. Junam Seo
Technology Management Center
National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), MOF
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 619705
Dr. Elena N. Anferova
Department of Math. Methods in Economy
Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Off. 344, 352, 27 Oktyabrskaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
Ms. Ekaterina Kurilova
Khabarovsk Branch of TINRO-Center
13-A Amursky Blvd.
Khabarovsk, Russia 680028
Dr. Olga N. Lukyanova
Laboratory of Fisheries Oceanography
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
Ms. Tatiana Semenova
International Cooperation Department
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
Dr. Keith R. Criddle
S-HD Co-Chair
Juneau Center for Fisheries and Ocean Science
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
17101 Pt. Lena Loop Rd.
Juneau, AK
U.S.A. 99801
Prof. Emanuele Di Lorenzo
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr.
Atlanta, GA
U.S.A. 30332
Dr. Ron Felthoven
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
NOAA Fisheries
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115-6349
Dr. Stephen Kasperski
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
National Marine Fisheries Service
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
Dr. Minling Pan
NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center
1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
Honolulu, HI
U.S.A. 96818