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POGO: Taking the Pulse of the Global Ocean

For more than a decade, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans, POGO, has served as a forum for leaders of major oceanographic institutions around the world to promote global oceanography, particularly the implementation of international and integrated global ocean observing systems. POGO is an international network of collaborators who foster partnerships that advance efficiency and effectiveness in studying and monitoring the world’s oceans on a global scale. Through its efforts, POGO has promoted observations underpinning ocean and climate science, interpreted scientific results for decision makers, provided training and technology transfer to emerging economies, and built awareness of the many challenges still ahead.

 

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Ocean Observation News

 

 

Journal of Ocean Law and Governance in Africa seeking contributions for the 2017 issue

Contributions relating to marine law, maritime law or ocean governance in Africa are invited for publication in iiLwandle Zethu (“Our Seas” in Xhosa), the new Journal of Ocean Law and Governance in Africa (JOLGA), published by Juta and Company. The first issue of JOLGA has been published (the order form can be found in the announcement). The  submission of contributions for the 2017 issue, which may take the form of articles, notes, updates or book reviews, is now open.

 

Submission deadline: 10th of December 2016

Science Officer, EMB, Ostend, Belgium

The European Marine Board (EMB) invites applications for the position of Science Officer. Reporting to the EMB Executive Secretary, the successful candidate will provide support to core activities of the Board in working with an extensive network of experts to deliver scientific strategy and foresight, advancing future seas and ocean research. The work will also involve engagement in activities funded by the European Commission via Horizon 2020 projects and other external contracts.

 

Application deadline: 16 September 2016

 

Phd Student vacancy in the area of ocean modelling, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

The project investigates the dynamical mechanisms of regional sea level variability along the coasts and shelf seas of southeast Asia and the Indonesian Archipelago building on experiments with high- resolution ocean models. The PhD Student will contribute to the development of a new configuration of the NEMO-ocean model family with regionally refined resolution, and will devise a programme of numerical experimentation to identify and understand the processes governing the variability and trends of regional sea level in this area.

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Newsletter

 

Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter

Newsflash

 

POGO-18  

Next year's annual meeting (POGO-18) will take place from 24-26 January 2017 and will be hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom.

Side meetings for the Executive and Finance Committees will take place on 23 and 27 January 2017

 

The New POGO Strategy Document is now available

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“The biggest challenge is how to manage the oceans given that most of the world's population will be using and living next to an ocean in the next 50 years or so. We have to use our oceans in a sustainable manner, and that means first they have to be observed properly. We can't just use an ocean to decimation, without realizing what is happening. The challenge is to develop capacity and knowledge and establish where we should be observing our oceans.

One of the most important things is having consistent long-term observation. We need to link up old observations and monitor the changes in things like currents and hydrography in these areas, to investigate if the observations are related to a real trend or shift or just an anomaly in the system. POGO members are endeavouring to link all the long-term data sets in the world so that the data can be accessed more readily.”

 

 

Prof. Karen Wiltshire, POGO Chair, 2015-2016

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