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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.


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Ocean Observation News



Postdoc position in Marine Pathology/Parasitology

Job Description / Duties

In the course of global change, environmental stress on marine organisms will increase. As one of the effects, shifts in the interaction between potential hosts and native or invasive pathogens/parasites are expected. Enhanced prevalence of infections may amplify climate change stress.
The research focus in this position should, thus, be the investigation of stress-driven changes in the interaction between pathogens or parasites and their (potential) benthic host organisms.


School on Ocean Climate Modelling: Physical and Biogeochemical Dynamics of Semi- Enclosed Seas

The school aims at bringing together graduate students, early career scientists, and experts in ocean and marine ecology modelling. It will consist of daily morning sessions organized around key topical lectures focusing on fundamentals and applications, followed by daily afternoon sessions devoted to practical training. These practical sessions will be the backbone of the school, with hands-on training in the use of ocean and ecological models.

Postdoctoral Scientist in Ocean Carbon Cycle, Princeton

The Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Program at Princeton University seeks an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior researcher to engage in an ocean modeling project focused on the global ocean carbon cycle.


Youth Guide to the Ocean is launched

Earlier this month, an educational resource about the ocean was launched for schools, youth groups and other curious young learners, entitled the Youth Guide to the Ocean. 


This informative guide was jointly developed by PML and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on behalf of the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA).





Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter





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



“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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