The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), is an intergovernmental science organization that was established and held its first meetings in 1992. Its present members are Canada, Japan, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, and the United States of America.

The purposes of the Organization are as follows:
Promote and coordinate marine research in the northern North Pacific and adjacent seas especially northward of 30 degrees North Advance scientific knowledge about the ocean environment, global weather and climate change, living resources and their ecosystems, and the impacts of human activities Promote the collection and rapid exchange of scientific information on these issues

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  • Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean 2009–2016: Synthesis Report

    Baker, Matthew R.; Batten, Sonia D.; Bond, Nicholas A.; Chandler, Peter C.; Clarke Murray, Cathryn; Criddle, Keith R.; Gann, Jeanette C.; Kivva, Kirill; Lobanov, Vyacheslav B.; Ono, Tsuneo; et al. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, BC, Canada, 2021)
    The PICES report on marine ecosystems is intended to periodically review and summarize the status and trends of the marine ecosystems in the North Pacific, and to consider the factors that are causing or are expected to cause change in the near future. This third North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report (NPESR3) focuses on the time period 2009–2016, and is a Synthesis Report which summarizes the ecosystem status for the entire North Pacific, and includes ecosystem updates for the 14 PICES biogeographical regions in the North Pacific, and information on climate and human dimensions. PICES Ecosystem Status Reports provide an important record of our understanding of conditions in the North Pacific for the specific time periods of interest. Ecosystem conditions are quickly changing, and the volume of data being collected is ever-increasing. These PICES Ecosystem Status Synthesis reports continue to advance scientific knowledge about the ocean environment and climate change, living resources and their ecosystems, and the impacts of human activities.
  • North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES): Annual Report, Seventeenth Meeting, Dalian, China, October 24 - November 2, 2008

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    Report of Opening Session. Report of Governing Council. Report of the Finance and Administration Committee. Reports of Science Board and Committees. Report of the Climate Change and Carrying Capacity Scientific Program. Reports of Expert Groups. Session Summaries. Participants. PICES Members. PICES Acronyms.
  • PICES Press, Vol. 28, No. 1, Winter 2020

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    PICES science in 2019: Notes from the Science Board Chair. 2019 PICES awards. Working Group 37 organizes Phase 2 of a Practical Workshop. Communicating science. Integrating biological research, fisheries science and management of Pacific halibut and other widely distributed fish species across the North Pacific. Two decades of the North Pacific CPR program. PICES calendar of events for 2020. PICES/ICES collaborative research initiative. PICES/NPFC collaborative research. The 2019 International Gulf of Alaska Expedition. GlobalHAB: Evaluating, reducing and mitigating the cost of Harmful Algal Blooms. PICES on the cloud. New leadership in PICES. PICES Interns. PICES Special Project: Sea turtle ecology in relation to environmental stressors in North Pacific regions. Regional Consultative and Planning Workshop towards the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Towards an integrated approach to understanding ecosystem predictability in the North Pacific. Shellfish –Resources and invaders of the North. Highlights of the 2019 FAO International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability. The Bering Sea: Current status and recent trends. Copepod responses to, and recovery from, the recent marine heatwave in the Northeast Pacific . The western North Pacific during the 2019 warm season. Northeast Pacific juvenile salmon summer surveys in 2019.
  • PICES Press, Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer 2019

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    2019 Inter-sessional Science Board Meeting. 2019 Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference. Highlights from the FUTURE SSC’s 5th Inter-sessional Meeting. Working together at the 4th GOA-ON International Workshop. Scientific dialogue between the ocean and the atmosphere. SOLAS Early-Career Scientist Day. FishGIS: Incorporating community-based research principles. Future Oceans2 IMBeR Open Science Conference. First global planning meeting for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. In memoriam: Dr. Olga Nikolaevna Lukyanova. Topic sessions and workshops at PICES-2019. Upcoming Shellfish – Resources and Invaders of the North symposium. The Northeast Pacific: Current status and recent trends. The Bering Sea: Current status and recent trends. The western North Pacific during the 2018/2019 cold season.
  • PICES Press, Vol. 27, No. 1, Winter 2019

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    PICES science in 2017: Notes from the Science Board Chair. 2018 PICES awards. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Intercomparison of fisheries and marine ecosystem models”. The PICES–MAFF-sponsored Project on “Building capacity for coastal monitoring by local small-scale fishers”. Northeast Pacific juvenile salmon summer surveys in 2018. 2018 PICES Summer School on “Coastal ocean observatory science”. Working Group 37 organizes a Practical Workshop on “Production methodologies and measurements for in situ zooplankton”. PICES in Ireland: ADRIFT marine bioinvasions study presented at NEOBIOTA 2018. The Bering Sea: Current status and recent trends. The Northeast Pacific: Current status and recent trends. The western North Pacific during the 2018 warm season. In memory of Boris Kotenev. New leadership in PICES.
  • PICES Press, Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer 2018

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    2018 Inter-sessional Science Board Meeting. 2018 Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference. Applying global experiences to regional assessments: A workshop on the Protection of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. Activities of the joint PICES/ICES/PAME WG on an Integrated Ecosystem Assessment for the Central Arctic Ocean. In memoriam: Dr. Mary N. Arai. Highlights from the FUTURE SSC’s 4th Inter-sessional Meeting. PICES Interns. A new PICES MAFF-sponsored project: Building capacity for coastal monitoring by small-scale fishers. Scientists from PICES and Mexico meet to discuss closer ties in North Pacific research. An International Symposium on “Understanding changes in transitional areas of the Pacific”. The 4th International Symposium on “The effects of climate change on the world’s oceans”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Communicating and responding to climate change”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Advances in Earth System Models (ESMs) for marine applications”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Exploring potential ocean-based solutions to climate change impacts on marine biodiversity and ecosystem services”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Climate change adaptation of fisheries and aquaculture: examples of field projects supporting countries and communities”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Climate change and fishing communities: Interactions with environmental conservation, sustainable livelihoods and food security”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Utilizing bioenergetics measurements and modeling to evaluate climate change effects on marine species and ecosystems”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “What do seabirds reveal about the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans?”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Connecting climate, ocean and ecosystem observation – Ocean observation futures”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Vulnerability of Low Elevated Coastal Zones (LECZ) to SLR in changing oceans”. ECCWO-4 Workshop on “Quantifying thresholds in driver-response relationships to identify reference points”. The Bering Sea: Current status and recent trends. The Northeast Pacific: Current status and recent trends. The western North Pacific during the 2017/2018 cold season. Topic sessions and workshops at PICES-2018. Progress in Oceanography Special Commemorative Issue.
  • PICES Press, Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter 2018

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    PICES science in 2017: A note from the Science Board Chair. 2017 PICES awards. Capacity building: PICES scientists reach out to the next generation of oceanographers in Vladivostok. A MONITOR/TCODE Workshop on “The role of the northern Bering Sea in modulating the Arctic II”. New leadership in PICES. PICES Interns. An unusual gelatinous plankton event in the NE Pacific: The Great Pyrosome Bloom of 2017. Building international partnerships to enhance science-based ecosystem approaches. The Bering Sea: Current status and recent trends. The state of the western North Pacific during the 2017 warm season. Ocean acidification and carbon dioxide uptake in the global ocean. In remembrance of Dr. William T. Peterson. Call for Papers - William Peterson Commemorative Issue. Global Ocean Observing System – Biology and Ecosystems Panel report. OceanObs’19 call for Community White Paper abstracts. Calendar of events.
  • The effects of marine debris caused by the Great Japan Tsunami of 2011

    Clark Murray, Cathryn; Therriault, Thomas W.; Maki, Hideaki; Wallace, Nancy (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2019)
  • Ocean acidification and deoxygenation in the North Pacific Ocean

    Christian, James R.; Ono, Tsuneo (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2019)
  • Report of Working Group 29 on Regional Climate Modeling

    Jang, Chan Joo; Curchitser, Enrique (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2018)
  • Conditions promoting extreme Pseudo-nitzschia events in the eastern Pacific but not the western Pacific

    Trainer, Vera L. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2017)
  • Report of Working Group 26 on Jellyfish Blooms around the North Pacific Rim: Causes and Consequences

    Uye, Shin-ichi; Brodeur, Richard D. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2017)
  • Marine ecosystems and human well-being: The PICES-Japan MAFF MarWeB Project

    Makino, Mitsutaku; Perry, R. Ian (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2017)
  • Report of Working Group 21 on Non-indigenous Aquatic Species

    Kestrup, Asa M.; Smith, Darlene L.; Therriault, Thomas W. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2015)
  • Report of the Study Group on Biodiversity Conservation

    Curtis, Janelle M.R. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2015)
  • Spatial ecology of marine top predators in the North Pacific: Tools for integrating across datasets and identifying high use areas

    Watanuki, Yutaka; Suryan, Robert M.; Sasaki, Hiroko; Yamamoto, Takashi; Hazen, Elliott L.; Renner, Martin; Santora, Jarrod A.; O’Hara, Patrick D.; Sydeman, William J. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2016)
  • Proceedings of the Workshop on Economic Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms on Fisheries and Aquaculture

    Trainer, Vera L.; Yoshida, Takafumi (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2014)
  • Report of the Study Group on Marine Pollutants

    Ross, Peter S. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2014-02)
    This report does not provide a comprehensive overview of all pollution issues that are relevant to the PICES community. However, it does give input to the broader PICES community on:• some of the priority pollutants in the North Pacific Ocean as identified by scientists from PICES’ six member countries.• some of the promising indicator approaches or 'sentinel species' that are being used within the PICES community, or elsewhere, and could be used more widely across PICES member countries.• some of the opportunities to share technical information on logistical, analytical, and/or field study methods in support of improved and/or standardized methodologies that could be used by all PICES member countries.The ultimate objective of the SG-MP was to design a proposal (plan) for future PICES activities related to marine pollution.
  • Report of the PICES/ICES Working Group on Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on Fish and Shellfish

    Hollowed, Anne B.; Kim, Suam; Barange, Manuel; Loeng, Harald (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2013-12)
    In 2008, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) approved the formation of an interdisciplinary Working Group on Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on Fish and Shellfish (WG-FCCIFS). This Working Group was designed to enagage the PICES and ICES scientific communities in an effort to discuss and assess our current understanding of the implications of climate change on marine fish and fisheries. The group was quite active, and the products of WG-FCCIFS include one major scientific symposium, a symposium volume and several peer reviewed journal articles. WG-FCCIFS’s primary accomplishments and research findings are described in this report. The group promoted research on climate change impacts on marine ecosystems by scientists in PICES and ICES member countries through coordinated communication, exchange of methodology, and organization of meetings to discuss and publish results. In collaboration with relevant expert groups in PICES and ICES, WG-FCCIFS developed frameworks and methodologies for projecting the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems, with particular emphasis on shifts in the distribution, abundance and production of commercial fish and shellfish. WG-FCCIFS members met to review the results of designated case studies to test methods. Given the limitations of our forecasts, they also explored techniques for estimating and communicating uncertainty in forecasts and strategies for research and management under climate change scenarios. As the 3-year term for WG-FCCIFS approached, it was clear that PICES and ICES were well positioned to serve as world leaders in advancing science on assessments of climate change impacts on marine ecosystems. This recognition led to the formation of the ICES Strategic Initiative on Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems (SICCME), referred to as the Section on Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems (S-CCME) within PICES.
  • Report of Working Group 24 on Environmental Interactions of Marine Aquaculture

    Abo, Katsuyuki; Burgetz, Ingrid; Dumbauld, Brett (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2013-08)
    This report is a summary of the activities that WG 24 undertook from 2009 to 2012. The Working Group, with the guidance of FIS and MEQ, refined the activities under the terms of reference so that each PICES member country with active Working Group members could contribute to the report. This refinement was required due to the different types of expertise needed to meet the three very different activities outlined in the terms of reference.Through topic sessions, workshops and targeted Working Group activities, different aspects of sustainable marine aquaculture research relevant to WG 24’s terms of reference were highlighted. Research activities in all PICES member countries focus on identifying aquaculture–environment interactions, whether to model the impacts or to minimize them through optimizing culture approaches, as well as on research related to disease identification and management.Based on the experience of WG 24 and the direction of PICES under its FUTURE science plan, some marine aquaculture issues and analysis can be more holistically addressed through expert groups that include consideration of anthropogenic stressor effects on the marine environment. Additionally, any future marine aquaculture-related PICES expert group should be more narrowly focused to not only allow for more directed work, but also to increase the likelihood of experts from all PICES member countries being able to participate and contribute.This report is composed of three sections: Assessing environmental interactions of marine aquaculture, marine aquaculture legislative frameworks and environmental interactions research, and pathogens of aquatic animals organized as country reports.

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