Study Group: Joint PICES / ICES Study Group on Developing a Framework for Scientific Cooperation in Northern Hemisphere Marine Science
  • Acronym: SG-SP
  • Parent Committee: SB
  • Term: Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011
  • Co-Chairs:
    Sinjae Yoo (PICES)
    Manuel Barange (ICES)
Terms of Reference

The two major international marine science organizations in the northern hemisphere, ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) and PICES (North Pacific Marine Science Organization), are focused on different oceans but have in common many scientific issues. In the past 10 years, there have been significant increases in reciprocal exchanges, cooperative sponsorships of scientific meetings and projects, and deeper linkages that have often developed on a case-by-case basis. The objective of this Study Group is to develop a formal framework for cooperation between ICES and PICES to serve as the basis for linkages of our science plans and longer-term strategic planning.

The Study Group intends to:

  1. Study Group members will review their organization’s existing and planned scientific activities to identify scientific themes that could potentially benefit from the other’s involvement in these activities;
  2. Lists of potential areas of cooperation will be exchanged by September 2010;
  3. A meeting/workshop will be convened after documents are exchanged in spring 2011 to:
    • Improve understanding of the science activities of each organization;
    • Review scientific topics from TOR(1) to identify areas of common interest;
    • As an example of recent cooperation, review progress of the joint Working Group on Forecasting of Climate Change Impacts on Fish and Shellfish (WG-FCCIFS) established in 2008;
    • Develop a framework for cooperation between ICES and PICES that lists categories of joint activities and the rationale for each, including the benefits to each Organization from the joint activity; identify priorities for joint activities within categories;
    • Recommend approaches to develop a strategic plan for cooperation and mechanisms to periodically update that plan.
    • Recommend processes for implementing TOR(3d);
  4. The Co-Chairmen will prepare a final Study Group report for distribution by the P/ICES Secretariats by August 2011.
Annual Meetings



Skip McKinnell
PICES Secretariat
9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
Phone: (1-250) 363-6826
Fax: (1-250) 363-6827
Thomas W. Therriault
Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
Phone: (1-250) 756-7394
Fax: (1-250) 756-7138
Adolf K. Kellermann
Head Science Programme
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
44-46 H.C. Andersens Blvd.
Denmark DK-1553
Phone: (45-33) 386714
Fax: (45-33) 934215
Hiroaki Saito
Ecosystem Dynamics Group
Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
3-27-5 Shinhama-cho
Shiogama, Miyagi
Japan 985-0001
Phone: (81-22) 365-9929
Fax: (81-22) 367-1250
Sinjae Yoo
Marine Living Resources
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI)
1270 Sa-dong, Sangrok-gu
Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
Korea, R 426-170
Phone: (82-31) 400-6221
Fax: (82-31) 408-5934
Maria Begoña Santos Vazquez
Centro Oceanografico de Vigo
Instituto Español de Oceanografia
P.O. Box 1552
Spain 36200
Phone: 34 986492111
Fax: 34 986498626
Mark Dickey-Collas
Wageningen IMARES
Postbus 68
The Netherlands 1970AB
Phone: 0031317487166
Fax: 0031317487326
Manuel Barange
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place
Plymouth, Devon
United Kingdom PL1 3DH
Phone: (44-1752) 633160
Fax: (44-1752) 633101