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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  • PICES Press, Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer 2023

    Kang, Sukyung; Na, Hanna; Bograd, Steven; Waters, Lori; Chiba, Sanae; Day, Jon C.; Heron, Scott F; Lachance, Hannah; Schmidt, Jörn; Fernandes Salvador, Jose; et al. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 2023-07)
    Intersessional Science Board Meeting 2023 - Note from the new SB Chair. Future SSC's 9th Intersessional Meeting ~Highlights. PICES 2023 ~ See you in Seattle. The 5th International Conference on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Ocean ECCWO5 (Together we will work; W1 Workshop Report; W2 Workshop Report; S2 Session Report; S3 Session Report; S10 Session Report; S18 Session Report; S19 Session Report; ECOP Update; Presentation Awards; EuroFish). PICES-MAFF Ciguartera Project - Summary of Activities. Exploring National ECOP hubs in PICES member countries. The 44th Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC). Regional Reports (The Bering Sea: Current Status and Recent Trends; Western North Pacific - Current Status and Updates: Sea surface temperatures for the 2022/2023 cold season; The Northeast Pacific: Update on marine heatwave status and trends). The Continuous Plankton Recorder as a platform for sensor development. ICES Annual Science Conference, 2022: Theme Session J. The Development of the SUPREME Network. Remembering Vera Alexander. PICES by the Numbers: #ECCWO5 Calculated Carbon Emissions. PICES Events Calendar. Your PICES Science Images. Open call for PICES Press submissions|About PICES Press
  • PICES Press, Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter 2023

    Trainer, Vera; Bograd, Steven; Kang, Sukyung; Na, Hanna; Batten, Sonia D.; Saitoh, Sei-Ichi; Shin, Hyoung-Chul; Logerwell, Elizabeth; Zuenko, Yury; Chiba, Sanae; et al. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 2023-01)
    Science Board Meeting 2022 — Note from the Science Board Chair. FUTURE SSC’s 8th Annual Meeting ~ Highlights. PICES-2022 and the first hybrid annual meeting. Featuring PICES-2022 Award recipients: (Chair Award, Wooster Award, Zhu-Peterson Award, PICES Ocean Monitoring Service Award, ECS Best Presentation Awards). PICES-2022 Workshop Reports: (W1: Distributions of pelagic, demersal, and benthic species associated with seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean and factors influencing their distributions, W2: Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) to understand the present and future of the Central Arctic Ocean (CAO) and Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas (NBS-CS), W3: SmartNet: Promoting PICES and ICES Leadership in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, W4: Exploring Engagement Opportunities for Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) within PICES and Internationally, W5: Integrating biological research, fisheries science and management of broadly distributed flatfish species across the North Pacific Ocean in the face of climate and environmental variability, W7: Anthropogenic stressors, mechanisms and potential impacts on Marine Birds, Mammals, and Sea Turtles, W8: Science Communication Training: How to Create Memorable PICES Science Stories, W10: A TCODE Workshop on “Openly Discoverable, Accessible, and Reusable Data and Information in the U.N. Decade”). PICES AP-NPCOOS "Ocean Big Data" Summer School. PICES AP-CREAMS Virtual Summer School on Ocean Turbulence: From Observing to Research. Science and Innovation to Scale Up Ocean Action: UN Ocean Conference 2022. ECOP Perspective on the 4th Early Career Scientist Conference (ECSC4). Symposium in Lisbon Re-unites the Global Community Investigating Small Pelagic Fish. SPF2022 Symposium Workshop Reports: (1: Application of Genetics to Small Pelagic Fish, 2: The Devil’s in the Details of Using Species Distribution Models to Inform Multispecies and Ecosystem Models, 3: Small Pelagics for Whom? Challenges and Opportunities for the Equitable Distribution of Nutritional Benefits, 4: Evaluating Inter-Sectoral Tradeoffs and Community-Level Response to Spatio-Temporal Changes in Forage Distribution and Abundance, 5: Recent Advances in the Daily Egg Production Method (DEPM): Challenges and Opportunities, 6: Small Pelagic Fish Reproductive Resilience). SOLAS Open Science Conference, 2022. Early Career Scientist Participation in SOLAS Open Science Conference, 2022. PICES SeaTurtle researchers find clues linking derelict fishing lines of “Urban Fishermen” to sea turtle stranding. NPAFC's IYS Synthesis Symposium - Key Takeaways. The Bering Sea: Current Status and Recent Trends. Western North Pacific: Current status and recent topic: Sea Surface Temperature during the 2022 warm season, The Northeast Pacific: Update on marine heatwave status and trends. PICES Events Calendar. PICES by the Numbers, and an Invitation to join SG-GREEN. Open call for PICES Press submissions | About PICES Press
  • PICES Press, Vol. 30, No. 2, Summer 2022

    Trainer, Vera; Kang, Sukyung; Bograd, Steven; Chiba, Sanae; Batten, Sonia D.; Hunter, Karen; Takemura, Shion; Roman, Raphael K.; Satterthwaite, Erin; Lachance, Hannah; et al. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 2022-07)
    Intersessional Science Board Meeting 2022 - Note from the Science Board Chair. FUTURE SSC's 8th Intersessional Meeting ~ Highlights. SmartNet Event: Establishing Global Knowledge Networks to Achieve "A Productive Ocean." PICES and ICES at Our Ocean 2022, Palau. Looking forward to a return to in-person annual meetings at PICES-2022. An Invitation to the Science Communication Workshop at PICES 2022: How to Create Memorable PICES Science Stories. PICES Ciguatera Project in International News. Exploring Human Networks to Power Sustainability. AP-ECOP's Early Career Ocean Professionals Update: ECOP cross-pollination in PICES and Internationally. Eagerly anticipating the 4th ICES/PICES ECS Conference this July! PICES Contributions to OSM 2022. Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference (PEEC). Update on the Bering Sea. The western North Pacific during the 2021/2022 cold season. Cool winter and early spring conditions in the Northeast Pacific. Remembering Timothy Parsons - Pre-eminent Canadian marine scientist. PICES Calendar of Events. PICES Science Images & Call for submissions. PICES By the Numbers. About PICES Press.
  • PICES Press, Vol. 30, No. 1, Winter 2022

    Trainer, Vera; Bograd, Steven; Kang, Sukyung; Batten, Sonia D.; Nemoto, Kazuhiro; Ross, Tetjana; Franco, Ana C.; Barth, John A.; Sastri, Akash; Robert, Marie; et al. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 2022-01)
    PICES Accomplishments in 2021 - Note from the Science Board Chair. Highlights from the FUTURE SCC's 2021 Annual Meeting. Highlightrs from PICES-2021. Featuring PICES-2021 Award recipients (Chair Award, Wooster Award, Zhu-Peterson Award, PICES Ocean Monitoring Services Award, ECS Best Presentation Awards). PICES New Code of Ethics. PICES-2021 Workshop Reports (BIO/FIS Topic WS1: Can we link zooplankton production to fisheries recruitment? FIS Topic Workshop WS2: Pelagic and forage species - predicting response and evaluating resiliency to environmental variability. AP-NPCOOS/MONITOR/TCODE/BIO/FUTURE Topic Workshop WS4: Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables in the coastal zone. FUTURE Topic Workshop WS5: Engaging Early Career Ocean Professionals in PICES to further the next generation of integrated ocean sustainability science). The western North Pacific during the 2021 warm season. Bering Sea: Current status and recent trends. Northeawst Pacific Update: Summer 2021 low oxygen event on the west coast of North America. Highlights from the MSEAS Teaser Event. PICES Event Calendar. Your PICES Science Images - Call for Submissions. About PICES Press.
  • PICES Press, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer 2021

    Trainer, Vera; Bograd, Steven; Kang, Sukyung; Batten, Sonia D.; Chiba, Sanae; Satterthwaite, Erin; Waters, Lori; Schmidt, Jörn; Johannesen, Ellen; Karp, William A.; et al. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 2021-07)
    2021 inter-sessional Science Board meeting - Note from the science Board Chair. FUTURE SCC's 7th inter-sessional meeting highlights. Sustainability of Marine Ecosystems Through Knowledge Networks (SMARTNET) Endorsed as a UN Decade of Ocean Science Program. SMARTNET featured in ECO magazine. Early Career Ocean Professionals: Evolving Contributions to PICES & the UN Ocean Decade. Pacific Ecology and Evolution Conference. The (Virtual) International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Regions. Hal Batchelder's legacy - in PICES words. The western North Pacific during the 2020/2021 cold season. Behring Sea: Current status and recent trends. The Northeast Pacific: Update on Marine Heat Wave Status. PICES by the numbers - finding balance. Your PICES science images Feature: SEAturtle Special Project. About PICES Press.
  • 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), 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

    North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 2008)
    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

    North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 2020)
    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

    North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 2019)
    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), 2019)
  • Ocean acidification and deoxygenation in the North Pacific Ocean

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

    Jang, Chan Joo; Curchitser, Enrique (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 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), 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), 2017)
  • Marine ecosystems and human well-being: The PICES-Japan MAFF MarWeB Project

    Makino, Mitsutaku; Perry, R. Ian (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 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), 2015)
  • Report of the Study Group on Biodiversity Conservation

    Curtis, Janelle M.R. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), 2015)

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