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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

 

 

Scientists to visit hidden Antarctic ecosystem after giant iceberg calving

A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is planning an urgent mission to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that’s been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years.  The researchers want to discover how this marine ecosystem will respond to environmental change in a climate-sensitive region.

 

2018 SCOR Visiting Scholars Program

SCOR has issued a call for applications for the 2018 SCOR Visiting Scholars Program. The announcement can be found at http://www.scor-int.org/SCOR_Visiting_Scholars.htm

 

Applications are due by 15 November 2017.

 

SCOR will support five Visiting Scholars in 2018. Applications are welcomed from potential Visiting Scholars as well as institutions wishing to host a Visiting Scholar.

 

Duke University online training: Marine Planning Process - 16 Oct to 15 Dec 2017

Registration is open for an online, 8-week version of Duke’s Marine Planning training, from 16 October to 15 December 2017.

 

In this “fundamentals of planning” class, participants learn global best practices and essential skills in marine planning. The interactive curriculum is designed for professionals with interest in coastal and oceans management at all experience levels. This course is led by its author, Mike Barrett, who has worked across the Pacific, the US, Caribbean, and Europe on Marine Planning issues.

 

ESA advanced training course on remote sensing of the Cryosphere, 11-16 June 2018, Svalbard (Norway)

As part of the Earth Observation (EO) Science for Society – Scientific Exploitation element of EOEP-5 program, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an advanced training course on remote sensing of the Cryosphere, devoted to train the next generation of scientists and specialists to exploit EO data for science and applications.

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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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