Working Group 2: Development of common assessment methodology for marine pollution
  • Acronym: WG 2
  • Parent Committee: MEQ
  • Term: Oct.1992 - Oct. 1994
    Replaced by WG 8 (Practical assessment methodology) at PICES III in 1994
  • Co-Chair: Richard Addison (Canada)
Terms of Reference
  1. Identify the information which exists in the PICES participating countries, and determine the mechanisms of data and information;
  2. Identify the most important problems, scientific question knowledge gaps and assessment methodology to determine marine environmental quality;
  3. Develop programs using new techniques and methodologies to assess the state of marine environmental quality in the coastal and oceanic regions of the North Pacific.
Annual Meetings


1994, 1993

Richard Addison
Ocean Chemistry Division
Institute of Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 6000,
Sidney, B.C.,
Canada. V8L 4B2
J. Roderick Forbes
Department of Fisheries & Oceans
Institute of Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, B.C.,
Canada. V8L 4B2
Toshiyuki Hirano
Women's Junior College
1204 Kamoshida-cho, Midori-ku,
Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken,
Japan. 227
Takeshi Umezu
Environment Conservation Division
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science
31-1 Nagai 6-chome,
Yokosuka, Kanagawa-ken,
Japan. 238-03
Masataka Watanabe
Water and Soil Environment Division
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa,
Tsukuba, Ibaraki-ken,
Japan. 305
Ming-Jiang Zhou
Institute of Oceanology
Academia Sinica
7 Nanhai Road,
Qingdao, Shandong,
PR China. 266071
Tom D. Dickey
Andrew Robertson
Brenda M. Sanders
Molecular Ecology Institute
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.,
Long Beach, CA 90840-3702
John E. Stein
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), NMFS, NOAA
2725 Montlake Blvd. E
Seattle, WA, 98112-2097