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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

 

 

UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruises

The UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruises will instruct early career marine scientists, including PhD students, on how to effectively plan for, acquire, utilize and report on time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education. A training cruise will take place from July 6-15, 2011 from Newport OR and be repeated for a second science party September 16-25, 2011. The cruise plan will be dictated by the science requirements of the participants. Participant travel costs are provided along with small stipends for research supplies.

Summer School in Marine Ecosystem Modelling

The Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment (MEECE) project is organising a summer school in marine ecosystem modelling from 7 to 14 September 2011, hosted by the Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.  The course offers young scientists experience in recent developments and methodologies in the simulation of marine ecosystems and their response to a changing environment. For course information and application details, see http://www.meece.eu/school/home.html. Application deadline is 6 May 2011.

Ocean Optics Summer Course

An intensive three-week, cross-disciplinary, graduate-level course on "Calibration and validation for ocean color remote sensing" will be offered at the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center from 11 to 29 July 2011. This class is a continuation of the Optical Oceanography course first offered at the Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1985 and more recently at the Darling Marine Center. Past graduates are many of today's leaders in oceanography.

Successful Tender for New Australian Research Vessel

The Australian Government has announced the successful tender to design and build the marine nation’s next ocean-going research vessel, the RV Investigator.

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Newsletter

 

Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter

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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