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POGO: Taking the Pulse of the Global Ocean

Since 1999, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean, 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 Ocean 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

 

 

CALL FOR APPLICATION - WASCAL Master Program in Climate Change and Marine Sciences at the University of Cabo Verde

The newly established WASCAL Master's Research Program in Climate Change and Marine Sciences (MRP-CCMS) will be launched in June 2019 and the call for applications is now open.

The deadline for application is 29 March 2019.

 

Intensive Course on Optical Oceanography and Hydrolight, 1-5 April, South Korea

1-5 April 2019, in Gyeongju, South Korea

An Intensive Course on Optical Oceanography and Hydrolight will be offered at the Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO) in Gyeongju, South Korea from 1-5 April 2019. The course will provide young scientists and students with a fundamental knowledge of ocean optics. This course is sponsored by Korea Institutes of Ocean Science Technology (KIOST), with the goal of preparing a new generation of oceanographers trained in the use of optics to study the oceans.

 

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POGO-21

The next POGO Annual Meeting (POGO-21) will take pace in Qingdao, China from 20-22 January 2020, with side meetings on 19 and 23 January.

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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, 2015-2018

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