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)

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.)

An important area of contemporary carbon cycle research is the linkage and response to climate change. Many recent studies have investigated carbon cycle variability in the Central and North Pacific. A significant number of these studies were related to the effects of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on upwelling regions of the Equatorial Pacific. Recently, there have been several studies indicating significant variability over other regions of the North Pacific and potential linkages to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). Most of these studies covered a relatively short time frame, examined only a relatively small portion of the North Pacific, or considered only a limited number of parameters. What is often lacking is an overall picture of North Pacific carbon cycle that draws together all of these individual lines of investigation and looks for coherent patterns that may help us understand the regional significance of variability and the possible mechanisms controlling the observed spatial and temporal patterns. This session will provide a forum to present new insights into links between climate change and the carbon cycle in the North Pacific. It will showcase, in part, results from a synthesis and modeling workshop (co-sponsored jointly by NOAA, Global Carbon Project and PICES) planned for June 2004, and will bring together many scientists focusing on such phenomena in the North Pacific region. We encourage contributed papers and posters that present recent research into the carbon cycle of the North Pacific with particular emphasis on the following: climate induced inter-annual and decadal variability in air-sea CO2 exchange; the role of the North Pacific in taking up anthropogenic carbon; changes in phytoplankton community structure and its consequences for the carbon cycle; and recent modeling and synthesis activities that aim to understand such linkages.

Invited speakers:
Nicholas Gruber (University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.) - Carbon cycle changes in the North Pacific - results from the NOAA/GCP/PICES synthesis and modeling workshop
David Karl (University of Hawaii, U.S.A.) - Changing ecosystems and the North Pacific carbon cycle
Douglas Wallace (Institut für Meereskunde an der Universität Kiel, Germany) - Global carbon cycle and its links to climate change

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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