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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

 

 

ESA Ocean Remote Sensing and Synergy Summer School - 11-15 September 2017 (Porto, Portugal)

As part of the EO Science For Society – scientific exploitation programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an advanced Ocean Remote Sensing Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. Copernicus Sentinels) for science and application development

 

The training course is being organised by ESA in cooperation with the University of Porto and will be held at the University from 11 to 15 September 2017.

 

Southern Ocean Biological Oceanographer at The Norwegian Polar Institute (Tromsø, Norway)

The Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Norway invites applications for a permanent research scientist position as a Southern Ocean Biological Oceanographer. The work will be conducted in the institute’s Research Department, Section for Oceans and Sea Ice.

 

The research scientist will be responsible for oceanographic modelling and field studies related to key regions of importance for primary and secondary production in the Southern Ocean.

 

Read full details of the post, and how to apply here:

Software engineer in physical-biogeochemical ocean modeling, Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences (France)

The LSCE (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnment) near Paris is seeking a research engineer with experience in physical or biogeochemical ocean modeling. The position is open to enthusiastic candidates who wish to work with ocean modelers at LSCE and other labs in Paris, Grenoble, and Toulouse in the framework of a newly funded French national project SOBUMS and the international DRAKKAR consortium.

 

Six Marine Job Opportunities, Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research (Germany)

Six job opportunities are currently available at the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research. These roles all have varying degrees of responsibility, and multiple different roles, attached to them. The roles vary from PhD to Postdoctoral Researcher to Researcher.

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Newsflash

 

POGO-19  

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

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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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