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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.


Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans 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



Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry Research Programme Call for Studentship Proposals

Proposals are invited for studentships as part of the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry research programme. Up to 5 studentships will be funded that address the deliverables of the programme. Closing date 24th January 2013. For further details please visit: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/shelfsea/events/ao2.asp

Washington State Governor Releases OA Recommendations

The U.S. Washington State Blue Ribbon panel on Ocean Acidification has released its recommendations.

Interim Director BAS

Following the decision by NERC Council not to proceed with the merger of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the NERC Chief Executive, Professor Duncan Wingham, has appointed Professor Alan Rodger, currently BAS Board Member for Science Strategy, as Interim Director, BAS.

POGO-PAP-GreenSeas fellowship

Based on the success of the POGO-AMT fellowship programme, POGO set up a new fellowship in partnership with the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP) cruise programme and the EU project GreenSeas.


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POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships 2018 now open for applications


For more information and details on how to apply please see: http://ocean-partners.org/pogo-scor-fellowship


All applications should be made via the marinetraining.eu website before 9 April 2018.



“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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