PICES
North Pacific Marine Science Organisation

9860 West Saanich Road, North Saanich, BC, Canada
Established: 1992
http://pices.int/
Organisation type: Intergovernmental organisation (not UN or EU)
Geographical scope: Regional
Member countries: Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Republic Of, Russian Federation, United States
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Organisation’s vision:

To engage scientists in trans-disciplinary multi-national collaborations to further our collective understanding of the North Pacific’s natural systems and enhance ecological and social resilience of our coasts and oceans.
(from the 2016 Strategic Plan - https://meetings.pices.int/About/PICES-Strategic-Plan-Oct-2016.pdf)

Organisation’s mission:

The purpose of the Organization shall be:
1) to promote and coordinate marine scientific research in order to advance scientific knowledge of the area concerned and of its living resources, including but not necessarily limited to research with respect to the ocean environment and its interactions with land and atmosphere, its role in and response to global weather and climate change, its flora, fauna and ecosystems, its uses and resources, and impacts upon it from human activities;
2) to promote the collection and exchange of information and data related to marine scientific research in the area concerned.
(from the PICES Convention - https://meetings.pices.int/about/convention)

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

- Promote and coordinate marine research in the northern North Pacific and adjacent seas especially northward of 30 degrees North
- Advance scientific knowledge about the ocean environment, global weather and climate change, living resources and their ecosystems, and the impacts of human activities
- Promote the collection and rapid exchange of scientific information on these issues

Keywords

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Marine Research
  • capacity development
  • collaboration

Activities

  • Conducting research and/or observations
  • Providing scientific advice for policy makers
  • Science coordination
PICES
grants observer/participant/member status to
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
PICES
grants observer/participant/member status to
Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
PICES
has observer/participant/member status with
International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange of IOC-UNESCO International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange of IOC-UNESCO
PICES
collaborates with
Global Ocean Observing System Global Ocean Observing System