PICES 13th Annual Meeting
Scientific Program
The Keynote Lecture at the Opening Session will be given by Dr. Jeffrey J. Polovina (Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S.A.), titled "Send out the turtle fleet!".

S1: Science Board Symposium (0.75 day)
Beyond the continental slope - complexity and variability in the open North Pacific Ocean

Co-Convenors: R. Ian Perry (SB), Vladimir I. Radchenko (BIO), Yukimasa Ishida (FIS), John E. Stein (MEQ), Kuh Kim (POC), Igor I. Shevchenko (TCODE), and Harold P. Batchelder and Suam Kim (CCCC)

S2: BIO Topic Session (1 day)
Mechanisms that regulate North Pacific ecosystems: Bottom up, top down, or something else?

Co-Convenors: Douglas DeMaster, George L. Hunt, Jr. (U.S.A.), Michio J. Kishi (Japan), Jeffrey M. Napp (U.S.A.) and Andrew Trites (Canada)

S3: BIO Topic Session (1/2 day)
Role of gelatinous zooplankton in coastal and oceanic ecosystems

Co-Convenors: Richard D. Brodeur (U.S.A.) and Jun Nishikawa (Japan)

S4: FIS/BIO Topic Session (1 day)
Hot spots and their use by migratory species and top predators in the North Pacific

Co-convenors: Churchill B. Grimes (U.S.A.), Yukimasa Ishida, Hidehiro Kato (Japan) and William J. Sydeman (U.S.A.)

S5: MEQ Topic Session (1 day, co-sponsored by ICES)
Introduction of marine species

Co-Convenors: William P. Cochlan (U.S.A./PICES), Stephan Gollash (Germany/ICES) and Yasuwo Fukuyo (Japan/PICES)

Species introductions are among the most prevalent of human activities affecting natural ecosystems. In the marine environment, introductions, including most aquaculture initiatives, have resulted in both positive and negative effects. The transport of invasive species such as phytoplankton, is thought to stem from range extensions associated with fluctuating oceanographic conditions (e.g., El Niño), severe storm events (e.g., typhoons), and human activities (e.g., ballast water). The impact of transport processes on species distributional changes in North Pacific waters is not fully understood. Relative to the terrestrial environment, the study of introductions, and the potential for new species to become invasive, is in its infancy in marine systems. Emerging work includes introduction vectors, life history characteristics of invasive species, ocean conditions responsible for invasions, ecosystem resistance to invasion, and potential for eradication or mitigation of introductions once established. This session will seek to answer three fundamental questions: 1) What is known about different transport mechanisms? 2) What is the magnitude of ecological and economic effects arising from the transport of species? and 3) What steps can be taken to minimize real or potential effects of existent and future invasive species?

Invited speakers:
Stephan Gollash (GoConsult, Germany) - Marine species introductions into Europe - Vectors and an attempt of an inventory
Gustaaf Hallegraeff (University of Tasmania, Australia) - Ballast water transport of harmful algal bloom species in the Pacific

S6: MEQ Topic Session (1/2 day)
Marine protected areas

Co-Convenors: Glen Jamieson (Canada) and Qiu-Lin Zhou (China)

S7: POC/MONITOR Topic Session (1 day, co-sponsored by Argo)
Application of global observing systems to physics, fisheries, and ecosystems

Co-Convenors: Michael G. Foreman (Canada), Vyacheslav B. Lobanov (Russia), Phillip R. Mundy (U.S.A.) and Sei-Ichi Saitoh (Japan)

S8: POC Topic Session (1 day, co-sponsored by the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project)
The impacts of climate change on the carbon cycle in the North Pacific

Co-Convenors: Paul J. Harrison (Canada), Kitack Lee (Korea) and Christopher L. Sabine (U.S.A.)

S9: CCCC Topic Session (1 1/2 day)
The impacts of large-scale climate change on North Pacific marine ecosystems

Co-Convenors: Harold P. Batchelder (U.S.A.), William R. Crawford (Canada), Michael J. Dagg (U.S.A.), Suam Kim (Korea) and Ji-Lan Su (China)

S10: CCCC/MODEL Topic Session (1/2 day)
Modeling approaches that integrate multiple spatial scales and trophic levels between shelf and open oceans

Co-Convenors: Shin-ichi Ito, Michio J. Kishi (Japan), Bernard A. Megrey and Francisco E. Werner (U.S.A)

S11: TCODE Electronic Poster Session
Data visualization of open ocean processes in the North Pacific

Co-Convenors: Mark Merrifield, Thomas C. Royer (U.S.A.) and Igor Shevchenko (Russia)

BIO Paper Session (1/2 day)
Convenor: Vladimir I. Radchenko (Russia)

FIS Paper Session (1/2 day)
Convenor: Yukimasa Ishida (Japan)

W1: CCCC Workshop (1-day MIE-AP Workshop & Meeting)
Micronekton sampling gear intercalibration experiment

Co-Convenors: Michael P. Seki (U.S.A.) and Evgeny Pakhomov (Canada)

W2: CCCC/REX Workshop (1 day)
The seasonal cycle of plankton production in continental shelf waters around the Pacific Rim

Co-Convenors: Kaoru Nakata (Japan) and William T. Peterson (U.S.A.)

W3: CCCC Workshop (2 days)
Linking open ocean and coastal ecosystems II

Co-Convenors: Kerim Aydin (U.S.A.), Shin-ichi Ito (Japan), Jin-Yeong Kim (Korea), Gordon A. McFarlane (Canada) and Akihiko Yatsu (Japan)

W4: PICES/CLIVAR Workshop(2 days)
Scale interactions of climate and marine ecosystems

Convenors: Richard Beamish (Canada/PICES), Kuh Kim (Korea/PICES), Kelvin Richards (U.S.A./CLIVAR) and Ichiro Yasuda (Japan)

W5: MEQ Workshop (1 day, co-sponsored by IOC)
Developing a North Pacific HAB data resource II

Co-Convenors: Henrik Enevoldsen (IOC Secretariat), Hak-Gyoon Kim (Korea) and Vera Trainer (U.S.A.)

W6: MBM-AP Workshop (1/2 day)
Combining data sets on diets of marine birds and mammals II

Co-Convenors: Hidehiro Kato (Japan) and William J. Sydeman (U.S.A.)

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