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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



Ocean Training Partnership launches website

The Ocean Training Partnership –  an international alliance of marine science organisations that coordinates shipboard training experiences – has launched its new website at www.oceantrainingpartnership.org.


PhD-candidate position in Biological Oceanography at GEOMAR Helmholtz, Germany

The research unit “Biological Oceanography, Microbial Biogeochemistry” of the research division “Marine Biogeochemistry” at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is offering a

PhD-candidate position, starting on April 1st 2018.


The successful candidate will conduct sea-going and experimental studies on the microbial turnover of organic matter in the Arctic Ocean.


Closing date for applications: 15 February 2018.


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Biogeochemical processes in the land-ocean interface, at Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)

NIVA and UiA have a full-time 3-year Post-doc position available on “Biogeochemical processes in the land-ocean interface”. The position will be located at NIVA, region south (Grimstad), and the deadline for applications is 14 January 2018.


For full details and application information, click on the link below:


Assistant Professor in marine biogeochemistry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UC San Diego, USA

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego (http://scripps.ucsd.edu) seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in marine biogeochemistry.



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The next annual meeting (POGO-19) will take place from 23-25 January 2018 and will be hosted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA.


Side meetings for the Executive and Finance Committees will take place on 22 and 26 January 2018


The POGO Strategy Document can be downloaded here



“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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