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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



PhD Position in Marine Biogeochemistry at GEOMAR, Kiel

Starting January 1st, 2017 or earliest thereafter. Job Description / tasks: Iron is an essential micronutrient and commonly regarded as the key-limiting factor for biological productivity in many ocean regions. Depending on environmental conditions (e.g., bottom water oxygen concentration and pH), continental margin sediment can represent a source or a sink for bioavailable iron to the ocean.

Postdoctoral Position in N Isotope Biogeochemistry at University of Connecticut

The Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, is seeking a postdoctoral scholar beginning January 2017 or later to study nitrogen isotope fractionation in cultures of marine microbes. The candidate will work with Dr. Julie Granger to query nitrogen isotopic fractionation at the organism and enzyme level. Specific research projects are open for discussion. Inquiries for this position should be directed to Dr.

Faculty Position in Coastal Physical Oceanography or Geomorphology at the Florida State University

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at the Florida State University (FSU) announces a search for a tenure track Assistant Professor in coastal/land-sea processes, specifically Geomorphology and/or Coastal Physical Oceanography. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally visible research program, mentor students and postdocs and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Nominations for the OCB Scientific Steering Committee

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program (www.us-ocb.org) is currently seeking nominations for new Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members. If you wish to nominate someone, please email the OCB Project Office (hbenway@whoi.edu) with the following information about your nominee:




Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter




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



“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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