Recent Submissions

  • 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)
  • Marine life in the North Pacific: the known, unknown, and unknowable

    Perry, R.I.; Mckinnell, S. (North Pacific Marine Science OrganizationSidney, British Columbia, 2005)
    Special Publication 2 On-line version On-line version includes links to the following files (these files are not included into publication): Bacterioplankton [pdf] Phytoplankton [pdf] Zooplankton [pdf] Non-exploited fish and invertebrates [pdf] Commercially-important fish and invertebrates [pdf] Marine birds [pdf] Mammals [pdf] Supplemental table of Unknowns [html]
  • Guide to best practices for ocean CO2 measurements

    Dickson, A.G.; Sabine, C.L.; Christian, J.R; North Pacific Marine Science Organization (North Pacific Marine Science OrganizationSidney, British Columbia, 2007)
    CHAP 1 - Introduction to the Guide CHAP 2 - Solution chemistry of carbon dioxide in sea water CHAP 3 - Quality assurance CHAP 4 - Recommended standard operating procedures (SOPs) SOP 1 - Water sampling for the parameters of the oceanic carbon dioxide system SOP 2 - Determination of total dissolved inorganic carbon in sea water SOP 3a - Determination of total alkalinity in sea water using a closed-cell titration SOP 3b - Determination of total alkalinity in sea water using an open-cell titration SOP 4 - Determination of p(CO2) in air that is in equilibrium with a discrete sample of sea water SOP 5 - Determination of p(CO2) in air that is in equilibrium with a continuous stream of sea water SOP 6a - Determination of the pH of sea water using a glass/reference electrode cell SOP 6b - Determination of the pH of sea water using the indicator dye m-cresol purple SOP 7 - Determination of dissolved organic carbon and total dissolved nitrogen in sea water SOP 7 en Español - Determinacion de carbono organico disuelto y nitrogeno total disuelto en agua de marSOP 11 - Gravimetric calibration of the volume of a gas loop using water SOP 12 - Gravimetric calibration of volume delivered using water SOP 13 - Gravimetric calibration of volume contained using water SOP 14 - Procedure for preparing sodium carbonate solutions for the calibration of coulometric CT measurements SOP 21 - Applying air buoyancy corrections SOP 22 - Preparation of control charts SOP 23 - Statistical techniques used in quality assessment SOP 24 - Calculation of the fugacity of carbon dioxide in the pure gas or in air CHAP 5 - Physical and thermodynamic data Errata - to the hard copy of the Guide to best practices for ocean CO2 measurements
  • Marine life in the North Pacific Ocean: the known, unknown, and unknowable

    Perry, R. Ian; McKinnell, Skip (North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)Sidney, British Columbia, 2005)
    Bacterioplankton [pdf] Phytoplankton [pdf] Zooplankton [pdf] Non-exploited fish and invertebrates [pdf] Commercially-important fish and invertebrates [pdf] Marine birds [pdf] Mammals [pdf] Supplemental table of Unknowns [html] (Document pdf contains 48 pages)
  • Marine ecosystems of the North Pacific

    North Pacific Marine Science Organization (North Pacific Marine Science OrganizationSidney, British Columbia, 2004)
    Key Messages [pdf, 2.5 Mb]Climate Information Gaps Ocean Productivity Information gaps Living Marine Resources Information gaps Climate [pdf, 1.8 Mb]Productivity [pdf, 5.2 Mb]Nutrients Phytoplankton Zooplankton Living Resources [pdf, 10 Mb]Subarctic coastal systems Central oceanic gyres Temperate coastal and oceanic systems Marine mammals The Human Population [pdf, 5 Mb]Contaminants and Habitat Modifications Aquaculture Knowledge Gaps Glossary Ocean and Climate Changes [pdf, 4.1Mb]Highlights Introduction Atmospheric Indices Change in 1998/99 Comparison of Atmospheric IndicesAuthorship Yellow Sea / East China Sea [pdf, 2.3 Mb]Highlights Background Status and Trends Hydrography Chemistry Plankton Benthos Fish and invertebrates Marine birds and mammals Issues Critical factors causing change Authorship Japan/East Sea [pdf, 3.3 Mb]HighlightsBackgroundStatus and Trends HydrographyChemistryPlanktonFish and InvertebratesMarine Birds and MammalsCritical factors causing changeIssuesAuthorship Okhotsk Sea [pdf, 1.7 Mb] BackgroundStatus and Trends Climate Hydrography Chemistry Plankton Fish and Invertebrates Marine Birds and Mammals Issues Critical factors causing change Authorship Oyashio / Kuroshio [pdf, 4.5 Mb]Highlights BackgroundStatus and Trends Hydrography Plankton Fish and Invertebrates Marine Birds and Mammals Issues Authorship Western Subarctic Gyre [pdf, 4.5 Mb]Highlights Background Status and Trends Hydrography Chemistry Plankton Fish and Invertebrates Marine Birds and Mammals Issues Authorship Bering Sea [pdf, 2.2 Mb] HighlightsBackground Status and Trends Hydrography Chemistry Plankton Fish and Invertebrates Marine Birds and Mammals Critical Factors Causing Change Issues Authorship Gulf of Alaska [pdf, 2.6 Mb]Highlights Background Status and trends Hydrography Chemistry PlanktonFish and Invertebrates Marine birds and mammals Critical factors causing change Issues Authorship California Current [pdf, 2.7 Mb]HighlightsBackground Status and Trends Hydrography Chemistry Plankton Fish and Invertebrates Marine Birds and Mammals Critical Factors Causing Change Issues Authorship Gulf of California [pdf, 1.7 Mb]Highlights Background Status and Trends Hydrography ChemistryPlankton Fisheries Marine Birds and Mammals Critical Factors Causing Change Issues Authorship Transition Zone [pdf, 2.5 Mb]Background Status and Trends Hydrography Chemistry Plankton Fish and Invertebrates Marine Birds and Mammals Issues Authorship Tuna [pdf, 1.5 Mb]HighlightsBackground Pacific bluefin tuna Albacore tuna Status and trends Ecosystem model and climate forcing Authorship Pacific halibut [pdf, 1.1 Mb]Background The Fishery Climate Influences Authorship Pacific salmon [Updated, pdf, 0.4 Mb]Background Status and Trends Washington, Oregon, and California British Columbia Southeast Alaska Central Alaska Western Alaska Russia Japan Authorship References [pdf, 0.5 Mb]