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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

 

 

G7 Science and Technology Ministers set Ocean Observation as a priority for the Future of the Oceans

At the 2016 G7 Science and Technology Ministers meeting in Tsukuba, Japan, ocean observation was defined as a key priority for the future of the oceans.  In line with the G7 ocean expert working group, POGO had proactively contacted the G7 to speak out for the ocean observation system.

 

Shipboard training: two positions available for EUROFLEETS2, RV L'Atalante Graco survey, CSIC (Spain)

As part of the training activities of the Eurofleets2 program, 2 berths are offered out on-board the RV L'Atalante to enable postgraduate students (Masters and Doctoral) to participate in the Eurofleets2 GRACO research survey. The cruise will take place from 22nd September to 1st October 2016, leaving from Cadiz and ending in Cadiz.


A total of 2 positions are available on-board for European postgraduate students in the following disciplines:

Research Fellow and Postdoc positions in Marine Trace Metal Biogeochemistry, University of Southampton/Liverpool (UK)

ZIPLOc is a UK-based project between the Universities of Southampton and Liverpool. The project aims to combine novel observational and modelling experiments to quantify how phosphorus, zinc and iron co-limitation affects contemporary and future biological productivity. The research fellow, based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, will measure of the trace metals iron and zinc in the ocean and during bioassay experiments and trace metal cell quotas. 

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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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