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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

 

 

OTGA / VLIZ Training Course: Research Cruise Planning and Management, 15 – 19 October 2018, Oostende, Belgium

The Ocean Teacher Global Academy is accepting applications for a training course providing an overview of organizing a Research Cruise within a project and/or submitting a request for ship time.

 

Closing date for applications is 14 September 2018

 

ResponSEAble Ocean Literacy Webinars

ResponSEAble is running a series of free webinars, aimed at sharing views, challenges and best practices on ocean literacy in all its dimensions, widening the European community of ocean literacy practitioners.

 

Starting in June 2018, the webinars will take place every second Thursday of the month (except July and August)  and start at 4 pm CET.

 

For full details on each topic, and joining instructions, visit: https://www.responseable.eu/category/news

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

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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