Working Group 35: Third North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report (WG-NPESR3)

This Working Group will conduct the synthesis of the foundational Environmental Time Series Observations (ETSOs). According to the schedule and duties described in the NPESR Implementation Plan (Qingdao, October 2015), the WG will coordinate and communicate with the SG-NPESR3, the NPESR Editorial Board, and other concerned parties to effect an orderly transition of duties as the work of the Study Group is concluded after PICES-2016.

Following PICES-2016, the Working Group will work with the Editorial Board and the authors of the individual ETSOs to develop regional syntheses, culminating in a North Pacific synthesis. Following production of the North Pacific synthesis, the WG will serve as editors for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Resource Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling project as it produces the regional syntheses and these are combined into a web-published NPESR3. At the pleasure of the Editorial Board, the Science Board and Governing Council, the Working Group may participate in developing and producing NPESR publications in other formats. For definition of items listed in the terms of reference and more precise scheduling information please refer to the Third Ecosystem Status Report Implementation Plan.

Terms of Reference
  1. Consult with the Editorial Board and SG-NPESR3 on the selection of authors to be included in the NPESR3 syntheses;
  2. Lead the authors of the NPESR3 in regional synthetic analyses of trends in ETSOs of the individual North Pacific ecosystems as determined by the WG in consultation with the Editorial Board and the Science Board;
  3. Convene the North Pacific Synthesis Workshop (2017) to include the working group members and the authors of the ETSOs to develop an overarching synthesis of North Pacific Ecosystems in formats to be determined by WG, the Editorial Board, and the Science Board;
  4. Work with the Editorial Board (or its designees) to edit sections of the NPESR3 as they are produced;
  5. Lead the production of the Third North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report in cooperation with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Resource Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling.
Key Information for ETSOs:

PICES Working Group-35 is in the process of producing the third in a series of North Pacific Ecosystem Status Reports (NPESR) that assess the status and trends in North Pacific marine ecosystems, and the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems to pressures from climate and human activities. The intended audience is primarily scientists involved in the study of climate and marine ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, but also includes governments who deal with issues of policy and management of North Pacific marine systems, and the general public.

The overall NPESR-3 development process starts with the compilation of relevant Ecosystem Time Series Observations (ETSOs). These ETSOs will form the basis of an assessment for each of 15 regions that cover the North Pacific (see map below, and list of region lead authors). PICES has developed a website that allows ETSOs to be submitted on-line. This facilitates access to scientific data and metadata by the lead authors for each regional assessment.

The on-line submission of ETSOs has been designed to be as straightforward as possible and your submission is very much appreciated. If any issues arise please contact the PICES national ETSO representatives:
Canada: Peter Chandler
China: Guangshui Na
Japan: Kazuaki Tadokoro
Korea: Dong-Jin Kang
Russia: Vladimir Kulik
USA: Jeanette Gann

North Pacific Status Ecosystem Report – 3
PICES Working Group 35 (WG-35) has identified biogeographic regions shown below, with a numbering convention approved by the PICES Science Board.

The Lead Author for each region:
11: Bill Sydeman
12: Stephani Zador, Steve Kasperski
13: Elizabeth Siddon
14: Matt Baker
15: Ivonne Ortiz
16: Kirill Kivva
17: Yury Zuenko
18: Hiroshi Kuroda
19: Vyacheslav Lobanov
20: Sinjae Yoo
21: Yu Fei
22: Kazuaki Tadokoro
23: Tsuneo Ono
24: Sonia Batten
Human dimensions: Keith Criddle

The Editorial Board of NPESR3 is comprised of:
Hal Batchelder (Coordinating editor; Secretariat; Sect 1,2 and others as appropriate)
Se-Jong Ju (BIO; All sections related to phytoplankton, zooplankton)
Steve Lindley (FIS; All sections related to fish)
Guangshui Na (MEQ: All sections MEQ related; contaminants, pollution; plastics, etc.)
Manu Di Lorenzo (POC; all sections related to physical oceanography)
Slava Lobanov (MONITOR; misc. sections including Sect 1, 2)
Yutaka Watanuki (Any sections with info on Seabirds)
Kaoru Hattori (Any sections with info on marine mammals)
Keith Criddle and/or Makino-san were to decide how to evaluate Sections on Human Dimensions, but these are unlikely to appear in NPESR3.

Annual Meetings



Session and Workshop Summaries

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

Report of Working Group 35 on the Third North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report
at the Intersessional Meeting 9-11 April 2017, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

What are Marine Ecological Time Series telling us about the ocean?
A status report. IOC_UNESCO, 2017, IOC Technical Series, 129

World Ocean Assessment

NOWPAP - State of the Marine Environment Report from the NOWPAP Region (SOMER 2)


Winter 2020, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 33-35
PICES on the cloud

Summer 2017, Vol.25, No. 2, pp. 7-8
WG 35 (WG-NPESR3) meets inter-sessionally in Honolulu

Mr. Peter Chandler (TCODE, WG-35)
TCODE Vice-Chair, WG-35 Co-Chair
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 6000 9860 West Saanich Rd.,B.C. Canada, V8L 4B2
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6750
(1-250) 363-6690
Dr. Joji Ishizaka (CREAMS-AP, WG-35)
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research
Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya, Aichi
Japan 464-8601
(81-52) 789-3487
(81-52) 788-6206
Prof. Shin-ichi Ito (POC, S-CCME, WG-35)
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
(81-4) 7136-6240
(81-4) 7136-6247
Dr. Tsuneo Ono (CC-S, WG-35)
S-CC Co-Chair
Fisheries Oceanography Group, Oceanic resources Division
National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries, FRA
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-Ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
(81-45) 788-7697
(81-45) 788-5001
Dr. Kazuaki Tadokoro (MONITOR, WG-35, WG-37)
Stock Productivity Section
Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
3-27-5 Shinhama-cho
Shiogama, Miyagi
Japan 985-0001
(81-22) 365-1191
(81-22) 367-1250
Dr. Hao Huang (WG-35)
Third Institute of Oceanography, MNR
178 Daxue Rd., Siming District
Xiamen, Fujian
People's Republic of China 361005
(86) 139 5016 5721
Mr. Lin Liu (WG-35)
Center for Ocean and Climate Research (COCR)
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
6 Xianxialing Rd.,LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266061
(86-532) 8896 0637
Dr. Hongxia Ming (WG-35)
Marine Ecology
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), MEE
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
DaLian, Liaoning
People's Republic of China 116023
(86-411) 8478-4121
(86-411) 8478-3277
Dr. Guangshui Na (FUTURE-SSC, MEQ, SB, WG-35, WG-39)
MEQ Chair
Marine Chemistry
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), MEE
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
People's Republic of China 116023
(86-411) 8478-2702
(86-411) 8478-3277
Dr. Minkyu Choi (MEQ, WG-35)
Marine Environment Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS, MOF)
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 619-705
(82-51) 720-2531
(82-51) 720-2515
Dr. Dong-Jin Kang (CC-S, WG-35)
Korea South Pacific Ocean Research Center
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
787, Haean-ro(st), Sangnok-gu, Ansan-si
Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea 15627
(82-31) 400-7840
(82-31) 500-4537
Dr. Eunjung Kim (WG-35)
Distant Water fisheries Resources Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 619-705
(82-51) 720-2328
(82-51) 720-2337
Prof. SungHyun Nam (CREAMS-AP, POC, WG-35)
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanakgu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 08826
(82-2) 880-4138
Dr. Sinjae Yoo (FUTURE-SSC, WG-35)
WG-35 Co-Chair
KIOST-PML Science Office
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
Prospect Place The Hoe
Plymouth, Devon
Republic of Korea PL1 3DH
+44 07377368192
Dr. Kirill Kivva (WG-35)
Climate and Aquatic Ecosystems Dynamics
Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
17 V. Krasnoselskaya St.
Moscow, Russia 107140
Dr. Vladimir V. Kulik (MONITOR, WG-35, WG-36, WG-40)
Division for Fishing statistics and databases
Pacific branch of VNIRO (“TINRO”)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
(7-999) 057-99-69
V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), FEB RAS
43 Baltiyskaya St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690041
(7-4232) 312-377
(7-4232) 312-573
Dr. Vladimir M. Shulkin (WG-35)
ex-officio, represents NOWPAP
Pacific Geographical Institute, FEB RAS
7 Radio St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690041
(7-4232) 320-652
(7-4232) 312-833
Dr. Yury I. Zuenko (CREAMS-AP, POC, S-CCME, WG-35, WG-40)
POC Vice-Chair
Fisheries Oceanography
Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, Pacific branch (TINRO)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Russia 690091
(7-423) 2604-530
(7-423) 2300-752
Dr. Matthew Baker (WG-35, WG-43, WG-44)
North Pacific Research Board (NPRB)
1007 West Third Ave., Suite 100
Anchorage, AK
U.S.A. 99501
Dr. Steven J. Bograd (FUTURE-SSC, POC, SB, WG-35)
Environmental Research Division
99 Pacific St., Suite 255A
Monterey, CA
U.S.A. 93940
(1-831) 648-8314
Dr. Nicholas A. Bond (WG-35)
Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
University of Washington
Box 354925
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98195-4925
(1-206) 526-6459
(1-206) 526-6485
Prof. Keith R. Criddle (HD, WG-35)
Juneau Center for Fisheries and Ocean Science
University of Alaska Fairbanks
17101 Pt. Lena Loop Rd.
Juneau, AK
U.S.A. 99801
(1-907) 796-5449
(1-907) 796-5447
Ms. Jeanette C. Gann (SB, TCODE, WG-35)
Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
17101 Pt. Lena Loop Rd.
Juneau, AK
U.S.A. 99801
1- (907) 789-6445
Dr. Stephen Kasperski (WG-35)
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
National Marine Fisheries Service
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
Dr. Stephani G. Zador (WG-35)
Resource Ecology and Ecosystem Management
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 4
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
1-(206) 526-4693