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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.

 

Executive CommitteeMembers - News & Information Group - POGO Secretariat 


Ocean Observation News

 

 

Can carbon dioxide be stored safely offshore?

Research Project ECO2 presents approach for a sound environmental risk assessment of sub-seabed CO2 storage

Investigation begins into Europe’s flat-lining aquaculture industry

As Europe’s reliance on seafood imports increases, a team of marine scientists has embarked on a three-year project to investigate why the continent’s own aquaculture industry is flat-lining, while countries outside the European Union (EU) enjoy boom time in the sector.

 

Senior Engineer: Coastal (Marine)

The CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

 

About the job:

Senior Researcher: Oceanography / Coastal, Estuarine and Shelf processes

CSIR Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) unit has a vacancy for a Senior Researcher: Oceanography / Coastal, Estuarine and Shelf processes. The unit conducts world-class, directed inter-disciplinary research and fosters technological innovation, with partners and stakeholders, in the field of natural resources and the environment, to contribute to the social, economic and environmental improvement of South Africa and Africa. This position is based in Stellenbosch.

 

Key responsibilities:

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Newsletter

 

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Newsflash

 

 

POGO-17  
 

Next year's annual meeting, POGO-17 will take place from 26-28 January 2016 and will be hosted by JAMSTEC, Japan.

 

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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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