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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

 

Executive CommitteeMembers - News & Information Group - POGO Secretariat


Ocean Observation News

 

 

CMORE Microbial Oceanography Summer Course

This summer’s Microbial Oceanography course, hosted at the University of Hawaii, will run from May 31-July 8, 2011.  The course is open to graduate students and post-docs with interests in microbial oceanography.  The course includes daily lectures, symposia, laboratory training, and a 10 day oceanographic research cruise aboard the R/V Kilo Moana. 

 

Meetings and Workshops

POGO Plenary Meetings are held annually. Click here to read about previous POGO meetings.

 

Upcoming POGO-relevant meetings and workshops are listed below.

 

 

 

 

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Newsflash

 

 The next POGO Annual Meeting will take place in Cabo Verde, from 22-24 January 2019

 


 

POGO Statement on the Value of Ocean Observations

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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