Welcome to PICES
The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), an intergovernmental scientific organization, was established in 1992 to promote and coordinate marine research in the northern North Pacific and adjacent seas. Its present members are Canada, Japan, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America.

Recent Publications
PICES Special Publications
Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean 2003-2008 Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements
PICES Spec. Publs. (cont...)
Primary Journals
Primary Journals (more...)
Scientific & Technical Reports (more...)
FERRRS brochure: "Fisheries & Ecosystem Responses to Recent Regime Shifts in the North Pacific" PICES Press.  Vol. 24, No. 1. Jan. 2016
Upcoming and Recent Events

25 years of PICES
Annual Meeting

Nov. 1-13, 2016
San Diego, USA

Small Pelagics Symposium
Mar. 6-11, 2017
Victoria, BC, Canada

ECS Conference

May 30 - June 2, 2017
Busan, Korea

6th Int. Zooplankton Symposium
May 9-13, 2016
Bergen, Norway

Annual Meeting

Oct. 14-25,
Qingdao, China

3rd Climate Change Symposium
Santos, Brazil
Mar 21–27, 2015

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PICES Structure/Membership Changes;
New Programs/Projects

Scientific Program

CPR Data
Data on the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey of the North Pacific are now available on-line
10/12/2016 3:41:32 PM PST
Changes within S-MBM Membership: Dr. Yong-Rock An is a new member of S-MBM Section representing Korea. Dr. V. Myasnikov (Russia) has stepped down as a member of S-MBM.

10/12/2016 3:15:40 PM PST
Changes within S-HD Membership: Dr. Myeonghwa Jung is a new member of S-HD Section replacing Dr. Jung Hee Cho and representing Korea. Dr. E. Golovaschenko (Russia) has stepped down as a Member of S-HD.

7/13/2016 12:15:37 PM PST
Changes within GC membership: Mr. Junichiro Otaka has been appointed a National Delegate representing Japan and replacing Mr. Noritsugu Takahashi.

6/29/2016 12:59:49 PM PST
Changes within S-HAB Membership: Ms. Nicky Haigh is a new member of HAB Section, representing Canada.

6/7/2016 9:38:39 AM PST
Changes within S-HAB Membership: Dr. Weol Ae Lim is a new member of HAB Section, representing Korea.

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Publication/Meeting News

Wooster and POMA Awards


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7/18/2016 8:57:27 AM PST
PICES Press: Vol. 24, No.2 is now available online.

5/9/2016 1:33:51 PM PST
2016 Call for nominations for the IMBER SSC

2/10/2016 9:15:14 AM PST
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 48, 2015 "Report of Working Group 21 on Non-indigenous Aquatic Species" is now available on-line.

2/9/2016 8:51:08 AM PST
Attention Students and Early Career Researchers! IMBER Summer School 2016, Co-sponsored by PICES [Mar. 31, 2016 - Application Deadline] Towards more resilient oceans: Predicting and projecting future changes in the ocean and their impacts on human societies.

2/9/2016 8:20:29 AM PST
New ocean carbon data product GLODAP is now available. This version is a major update of the original GLODAP (2004). Data from 724 cruises are included, covering 1972 to 2013. GLODAPv2 includes all data from the original GLODAP, data from CARINA and PACIFICA, and data from 168 new cruises.

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