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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

 

 

ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on Oceanic Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems

The ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on Oceanic Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems will be take place from 15-21 Jul 2019 at Trieste, Italy. 

 

This school will focus on coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics in upwelling systems, their biogeochemical and ecological processes, and their sensitivity to climate variability and change. 

 

The summer school is accepting applications until 15 April 2019. 

 

For full details and to apply, visit:

Job Opportunity: Researcher in ocean modelling and reanalysis, CMCC, Bologna, Italy

The CMCC – Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Division in Bologna, Italy - is seeking applications for a position in ocean modelling and reanalysis.

 

Application deadline: 21 Feb 2019

 

POGO Workshop on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Biological Oceanographic Observations

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The past two decades have seen rapid advances in technology available to oceanographers seeking to study and manage marine ecosystems. Relatively cheap, compact computers and digital storage have allowed scientists to collect big, complex datasets. Cruises now regularly return to port with terabytes of data, high temporal resolution coastal time series contain billions of measurements, and water samples are parsed into millions of DNA sequences. These information rich datasets have grown so large that analysis with traditional methods has become untenable.

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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