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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.


Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans is a charitable incorporated organisation registered and regulated by the Charity Commission of England and Wales, No 1171692


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Ocean Observation News



Job opportunities in marine engineering, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK

The Ocean Technology & Engineering group at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton has multiple job openings for engineers and scientists interested in developing autonomous sensors for measuring biogeochemical and physical ocean parameters, including:

  • Research Engineer, In-Situ Sensors
  • Research Engineer: Electrochemistry and Impedance Sensor Technology
  • Oceanographic Sensor Assembly and Test Engineer


Post-doc position in Physical Oceanography: SAMBAR project, University of Sao Paulo

Instituto Oceanografico Da Universidade De Sao Paulo (IO-USP) Projeto SAMBAR - Funded By FAPESP

Project leads: Prof. Edmo Campos & Prof. Olga Sato 


IOCCG 2018 Summer Lecture Series: Frontiers in Ocean Optics and Ocean Colour Science

The International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Summer Lecture Series is dedicated to high-level training in the fundamentals of ocean optics, bio-optics and ocean colour remote sensing.

Job Opportunity: Post-doctoral Researcher Petrology-Geochemistry at GEOMAR, Germany

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is offering a Post-doctoral Researcher position in the research unit “Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems” of Research Division 4 the working group Petrology-Geochemistry.


Application deadline: 28 February 2018


For full details, visit: https://www.geomar.de/en/service/jobs/open-positions/article/wissenschaftlerin-post-doc-magmatische-und-hydrothermale-systeme/


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POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships 2018 now open for applications


For more information and details on how to apply please see: http://ocean-partners.org/pogo-scor-fellowship


All applications should be made via the marinetraining.eu website before 9 April 2018.



“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, 2015-2018

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