Recent Submissions

  • 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.
  • 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]