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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

 

 

POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships 2016 now open for applications

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) are pleased to announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2016 is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2016.

Bigelow Laboratory launches new Centers for Venture Research focused on seafood security and the opening Arctic Ocean

Recognizing the importance of making science more relevant and accessible to meet societal needs, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has launched two new Centers for Venture Research, specifically geared to translating basic ocean-related scientific research to inform problem-solving, policy, and public awareness. The first two centers will focus on the opening of the Arctic Ocean and seafood security.

Post-Doc opportunity at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the biogeochemical processes in tidal marsh soils that regulate their ability to produce, transform, and buffer dissolved organic matter (DOM) export to estuaries. The project seeks to transform our ability to predict the influence of tidal wetlands on estuarine biology, biogeochemistry, and ecology. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary, multi-institution, NSF-funded research team that includes biogeochemists and modelers.

Call for Applications: IOCCG Summer Lecture Series 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the third IOCCG Summer Lecture Series (SLS), dedicated to high-level training in the fundamentals of ocean optics, bio-optics and ocean colour remote sensing.  The course will take place in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France from 18 - 30 July 2016 and will consist of lectures by prominent scientists on current critical issues in ocean colour science, along with hands-on tutorials.

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Newsflash

 

POGO-18  

Next year's annual meeting (POGO-18) will take place from 26-28 January 2017 and will be hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom.

 

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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