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Organization Structure 2013-2014

 
 

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  GC The Governing Council (GC) is the decision-making body of the Organization composed of national representatives. The scientific and administrative functions, procedures and membership of GC are described in Articles V-VII of the PICES Convention and in Rules 3-9 of the Rules of Procedure.

Subsidiary Bodies

Executive Committees
PICES Secretariat
SG-USP

       
 

Executive Committees

    An Executive Committee is a permanent committee reporting directly to GC. With the approval of GC, an Executive Committee may establish subsidiary bodies to meet the needs of the Organization.
  F&A The Finance and Administration Committee (F&A) is an Executive Committee responsible for overseeing financial and administrative matters and effectiveness of the Organization. Details on the functions, membership and leadership of F&A are described in Rule 19 of the Rules of Procedure.  
  SB The Science Board (SB) is an Executive Committee responsible for overseeing the scientific activities of the Organization. Details on the functions, membership and leadership of SB and on the nomination and election procedure for the SB Chairman are described in Rules 12 and 17 of the Rules of Procedure. Subsidiary Bodies

PICES Committees,
FUTURE Advisory Panels, SG-SC-NP, SG-BC, SG-SEES, SG-SCOOP
       
  Scientific and Technical Committees
   

The Scientific and Technical Committees are established by SB, with the approval of GC, as ongoing groups and are organized according to scientific or technical subjects. Each Committee is responsible for overseeing the activities of their subsidiary bodies and for determining priorities for consideration by SB and GC. Details on the functions, membership and leadership of the Committees and on the election procedure for a Committee Chairman are described in Rules 13, 14 and 17 of the Rules of Procedure.

     
  Scientific Committees Subsidiary Bodies
    Scientific Committees are responsible for the planning, direction, and overseeing of major themes within the Organization’s general scientific aims.  
  BIO Biological Oceanography Committee WG-26, WG-28
WG-29, S-CC,
S-CCME, AP-MBM
  FIS Fishery Science Committee S-CCME
  MEQ Marine Environment Quality Committee WG-21, WG-28, WG-30, WG-31,
S-HAB
  POC Physical Oceanography and Climate Committee AP-CREAMS, S-CC,
S-CCME, WG-27, WG-29
       
  Technical Committees Subsidiary Bodies
    Technical Committees are responsible for facilitating the technical and operational activities required to support the Organization’s science.  
  TCODE Technical Committee on Data Exchange  
  MONITOR MONITOR Technical Committee on Monitoring AP-CPR
AP-CREAMS
       
  Scientific Program
    A Scientific Program is established by SB, with the approval of GC, to address major scientific questions of general interest to the Organization. The Scientific Program typically places significant demands on the Organization for periods of up to a decade. The Program has an organizational structure recommended by SB, and SB serves as the Scientific Steering Committee of the Program.
  FUTURE Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of the North Pacific Ecosystem FUTURE Science Steering Committee:
FUTURE Advisory Panels
[AP-AICE, AP-COVE,
AP-SOFE]
and PICES Science Board (SB)
       
  Expert Groups (Subsidiary Bodies)  
    Expert Groups (Sections, Working Groups, Advisory Panels, Study Groups, etc.) are organizational entities created by decision. Details on the functions, membership and leadership of various Expert Groups are described in Rules 13, 15 and 17 of the Rules of Procedure.
   
  Sections
    A Section is an ongoing sub-committee established by a Scientific Committee or by several Scientific Committees, with the endorsement of SB and approval by GC, to consider, in greater detail, topics of sufficient general importance to the Organization that warrant continuing attention.
  S-CCME Section on Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems
(Oct. 2011 – 2020)
 
  S-HD Section on Human Dimensions of Marine Systems
(Oct. 2011 – 2020)
 
  S-HAB Section on Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms in the North Pacific
(Oct. 2003 - 2014)
 
  S-CC Section on Carbon and Climate
(Oct. 2005 - 2013)
 
       
  Working Groups
    A Working Group is a group established by a Scientific Committee or by several Scientific Committees, with the endorsement of SB and approval by GC, for a period of typically three years, to undertake specific terms of reference and to report to the Organization on its findings.
  WG-31 Working Group on Emerging Topics in Marine Pollution
(Jan. 2014 - 2016)
  WG-30 Working Group on Assessment of Marine Environmental Quality of Radiation around the North Pacific
(Aug. 2013 - 2016)
  WG-29 Working Group on Regional Climate Modeling
(Oct. 2011 - 2015)
  WG-28 Working Group on Development of Ecosystem Indicators to Characterize Ecosystem Responses to Multiple Stressors
(Jun. 2011 - 2014)
  WG-27 Working Group on North Pacific Climate Variability and Change
(Jun. 2011 - 2015)
  WG-26 Working Group on Jellyfish Blooms around the North Pacific Rim: Causes and Consequences
(Oct. 2010 - 2013)
  WG-21 Working Group on Non-indigenous Aquatic Species
(Oct. 2005 - 2012)
       
  Advisory Panels  
    An Advisory Panel is a group established by SB, with approval by GC, to coordinate and/or provide scientific advice on the activities of a Scientific/Technical Committee or Scientific Program.
  AP-AICE FUTURE Advisory Panel on Anthropogenic Influences on Coastal Ecosystems
(Oct. 2009 - )
  AP-COVE FUTURE Advisory Panel on Climate, Oceanographic Variability and Ecosystems
(Oct. 2009 - )
  AP-SOFE

FUTURE Adisory Panel on Status, Outlooks, Forecasts, and Engagement
(Oct. 2009 - )

  AP-CREAMS Advisory Panel for a CREAMS/PICES Program in East Asian Marginal Seas
(Oct. 2005 - 2014)
  AP-MBM Advisory Panel on Marine Birds and Mammals
(Oct. 1999 - 2014)
  AP-CPR Advisory Panel on Continuous Plankton Recorder Program
(Oct. 1998 - )
       
  Study Groups  
    A Study Group is a group established by GC or by an Executive Committee, with the approval by GC, for a period not normally exceeding one year, to consider any scientific, policy, advisory and/or financial issues of interest to the Organization and to provide recommendations thereon.
  SG-BC Study Group on Biodiversity Conservation
(Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2014)
 
  SG-SEES Study Group on Socio-Ecological-Environmental Systems
(Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2014)
 
  SG-SC-NP Joint NPAFC-PICES Study Group on Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific Ocean
(Jun. 2013 - Apr. 2014)
 
  SG-SCOOP Joint PICES-NOWPAP Study Group on Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific Ocean
(Jul. 2014 - fall 2015)
 
       
  PICES Disbanded Groups  
 
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