Working Group 20: Evaluations of Climate Change Projections
  • Acronym: WG 20
  • Parent Committee: POC
  • Term: Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2010
  • Renewed:
    Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2009 (renewed at PICES-2014)
    Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2010 (renewed at PICES-2017)
  • Co-Chairs:
    Michael Foreman (Canada)
    Yasuhiro Yamanaka (Japan)
Terms of Reference
  1. Analyse and evaluate climate change projections for the North Pacific and its marginal seas based on predictions from the latest global and regional models submitted to the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for their 4th assessment report;
  2. Facilitate analyses of climate effects on marine ecosystems and ecosystem feedbacks to climate by, for example computing an ensemble of the IPCC model projections for the North Pacific and making these projections available to other PICES groups such as CFAME;
  3. Facilitate the development of higher-resolution regional ocean and coupled atmosphere-ocean models that are forced by, and take their boundary conditions from, IPCC global or regional models;
  4. Facilitate the development of local and regional data sets (e.g., SST, river flow, sea ice cover) by incorporating information from climate model projections as well as observations and historical re-analyses;
  5. Ensure effective two-way communication with CLIVAR;
  6. Convene workshops/sessions to evaluate and compare results;
  7. Publish a final report summarizing results.
Annual Meetings


2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Summer 2012, Vol. 20, No. 2
PICES Working Group 20: Accomplishments and legacy
PICES Scientific Report
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 40, 2011
Report of Working Group 20 on Evaluations of Climate Change Projections
Members (Contact information as of October 2010)
James Christian
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis
c/o University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3065, STN CSC
Victoria, BC
Canada V8W 3V6
Phone: (1-250) 363-8319
Fax: (1-250) 363-8247
Michael G. Foreman
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
Phone: (1-250) 363-6306
Fax: (1-250) 363-6746
Fangli Qiao
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA
6 Xian-Xia Ling Rd., Hi-Tech Park, LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266061
Phone: (86-532) 8896-7400
Fax: (86-532) 8896-7400
Fan Wang
Key Lab. of Ocean Circulation and Waves
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
7 Nanhai Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
Phone: (86-532) 8289-8501
Fax: (86-532) 8289-8501
Lixin Wu
College of Physical and Environmental Oceanography
Ocean University of China
5 Yushan Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266003
Phone: (86-532) 8203-2852
Fax: (86-532) 8203-2852
Hiroyasu Hasumi
Center for Climate System Research
University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8568
Phone: (81-4) 7136-4371
Fax: (81-4) 7136-4375
Yasuhiro Yamanaka
Faculty of Environmental Earth Science
Hokkaido University
N10W5 Kita-ku
Sapporo, Hokkaido
Japan 060-0810
Phone: (81-11) 706-2363
Fax: (81-11) 706-4865
Ig-Chan Pang
Department of Oceanography
Jeju National University
Korea, R 690-756
Phone: (82-64) 754-3434
Fax: (82-64) 755-5198
Young-Gyu Park
Ocean Climate and Environment
Korea Ocean R&D Institute (KORDI)
Ansan P.O. Box 29
Korea, R 425-600
Phone: (82-31) 400-6131
Fax: (82-31) 408-5829
Sang-Wook Yeh
Ocean Climate and Environment
Korea Ocean R&D Institute (KORDI)
P.O. Box 29
Korea, R 425-600
Phone: (82-31) 400-7605
Fax: (82-31) 408-5829
Vadim V. Navrotsky
General Oceanology
V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, FEB RAS
43 Baltiyskaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690041
Phone: (7-4232) 312-2568
Fax: (7-4232) 312-2573
Elena I. Ustinova
Laboratory of Fisheries Oceanography
Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
Phone: (7-4232) 400-934
Fax: (7-4232) 300-751
Enrique N. Curchitser
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Rd.
New Brunswick, NJ
U.S.A. 08901
Phone: (1-732) 932-7889
Emanuele Di Lorenzo
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr.
Atlanta, GA
U.S.A. 30332
Phone: (1-404) 788-8035
Arthur J. Miller
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Nierenberg Hall, Room 439, (SIO-UCSD 0224)
La Jolla, CA
U.S.A. 92093-0224
Phone: (1-858) 534-8033
Fax: (1-858) 534-8561
Muyin Wang
Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
University of Washington
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
Phone: (1-206) 526-4532
Fax: (1-206) 526-6485