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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

 

 

Head of an Isotope Geochemistry Group, AWI, Germany

The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography, geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary approaches to scientific goals. The department of Geosciences, section Marine Geochemistry invites applications as 
Geochemist as head of an isotope geochemistry group starting on February 1st, 2017.

PhD Studentships Using Smart and Autonomous Observation Systems, SAMS, UK

Outstanding candidates from the UK or EU are invited to apply for two fully funded PhD studentships at SAMS, one of the UK's premier marine research institutes. Students will study at SAMS in Oban on the west coast of Scotland and will be registered as students of the University of the Highlands and Islands.Outstanding candidates from the UK or EU are invited to apply for two fully funded PhD studentships at SAMS, one of the UK's premier marine research institutes.

Researcher in Coastal Zone Environment and Management, SU, Sweden

Baltic Eye is a new part of the Baltic Sea Centre. Through close collaboration between research and communication Baltic Eye should enhance knowledge about the Baltic Sea and help improve environmental measures decided by policy makers. Baltic Eye consist of seven researchers, two technicians and four communicators and two advocacy/analysis officers.

Stockholms University Baltic Sea Centre works to:

Research Professor in Marine Biogeochemistry, University of Antwerp, Belgium

As part of its dynamic research policy and supported by the possibilities offered by the Flemish Government through the resources of the Special Research Fund (BOF), the Faculty of Science is seeking to fill a full-time vacancy in the Department of Biology  for a Research professor (ZAPBOF) in the area of  Marine Biogeochemistry.

 

Job description

The assignment consists of lecturing duties, scientific research and academic service to society. During a period, limited to 10 years, scientific research will be the main activity.

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Newsletter

 

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Newsflash

 

POGO-18  

Next year's annual meeting (POGO-18) will take place from 24-26 January 2017 and will be hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom.

Side meetings for the Executive and Finance Committees will take place on 23 and 27 January 2017

 

The New POGO Strategy Document is now available

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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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