Study Group: Science Communications
Terms of Reference
  1. Empower PICES Scientists and the broader PICES community, by helping to provide the tools and skills required to more effectively communicate the importance of PICES scientific findings, with the aim of collectively improving ocean sustainability.
  2. Enhance broader communication of PICES sciences, especially within the context of the UN Ocean Decade, by broadening the scope of its scientific community to include communication specialists (e.g., designers, journalists, videographers, artists, educators, etc.) and policy makers.
  1. Establish international transdisciplinary opportunities to enhance communication capacity of PICES scientists. Opportunities will include workshops on science communication, similar to the W1: FUTURE Workshop “Learn to Effectively Communicate Your Science”, held at the 2019 PICES Annual Meeting. However, future workshops will result in finalizing products that will be highlighted on the PICES website.

  2. Collaborate with PICES office with reviewing current PICES Science Plans and priority areas, to determine a long term PICES Communication Strategy and an Implementation Plan for PICES Science priorities, within the context of the UN Decade for Ocean Science.

  3. Collaborate with PICES office to develop a “public-friendly” PICES website (including any other online means). This will include a visually appealing landing page and other content, such as video, short articles, and consensus pieces on PICES science.

  4. Promote “green” science and highlight PICES contributions to carbon reduction on the PICES website by working with the Sections on HD, Carbon and Climate and other expert groups to develop a green strategy for PICES. Develop a strategy for PICES meetings to be carbon neutral within the next decade.

  • 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 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
  • Study Group SciCom Membership (China): Dr. Pengbin Wang and Ms. Jie Chen are newly appointed members of the SG-SciCom.
    3/29/2021 3:12:57 PM PST
  • Study Group SciCom Membership (Canada): Ms. Tammy Norgard is a new member of the SG-SciCom.
    2/3/2021 3:25:17 PM PST
  • New Study Group SciCom Membership (USA): Drs. Jack Barth, Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats, Hannah Lachance and Vera Trainer are the members of newly established Study Group.
    1/8/2021 11:51:09 AM PST
Ms. Tammy Norgard (SG-SciCom)
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Pacific Biological Station 3190 Hammond Bay Rd
Nanaimo, B.C.
Canada V9T6N7
Ms. Lori Waters (Secretariat, SG-SciCom)
PICES Secretariat contact
PICES Secretariat
North Pacific Marine Science Organization
c/o Institute of Ocean Sciences, P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
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
Dr. Aoi Sugimoto (HD, SG-ECOP, SG-SciCom, WG-41)
SG-SciCom Co-Chair
Socio-Ecological Systems Division, Fisheries Stock Assessment Center, Fisheries Resources Institute
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 2368648
Dr. Eisuke Tachikawa (SG-SciCom)
7F East Gate Building, Yamashita, Naka-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 231-0023
Ms. Jie Chen (SG-SciCom)
International Cooperation Office
Fourth Institute of Oceanography
NO.26 Xinshiji Road, Yinhai District, Beihai, Guangxi, China
Beihai, Guangxi
People's Republic of China 536000
Dr. Pengbin Wang (HAB-S, SG-ECOP, SG-SciCom)
S-HAB Co-Chair
Key Laboratory of Marine Ecosystem Dynamics
The Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)
No. 36 Baochubei Rd.
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
People's Republic of China 310012
Dr. Bum Soo Park (SG-ECOP, SG-SciCom)
Marine Ecosystem Research Center
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology
385 Haeyang-ro, Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Republic of Korea 49111
Dr. Jongwoo Park (AP-NIS, SG-SciCom)
Ocean Climate & Ecology Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS. MOF)
216 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 46083
(82-51) 720-2261
(82-51) 720-2225
Ms. Ekaterina Kurilova (HD, SG-SciCom)
Khabarovsk Branch of VNIRO
13-A Amursky Blvd.
Khabarovsk, Russia 680028
(7-4012) 315-447
(7-4012) 315-447
Ms. Anna Skvortsova (HD, SG-SciCom)
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4, Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690090
Ms. Ekterina Verevkina (SG-SciCom)
Expedition Department
Khararovsk Branch of VNIRO
13-A Amursky Blvd.
Khabarovsk, Russia 680017
(8-4212) 31-54-68
Dr. Jack A. Barth (AP-NPCOOS, GC, MONITOR, SG-SciCom)
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
Ms. Hannah Lachance (SG-ECOP, SG-SciCom)
ECS in support of NOAA Fisheries
1315 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD
U.S.A. 20910
(845) 857 4302
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
Dr. Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats (S-CCME, SG-SciCom)
NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center
1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176
Honolulu, HI
U.S.A. 96818
(1-808) 725-5562
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