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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



Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Sensor Development at GEOMAR, Kiel

Starting at the earliest possible date.

The closing date for applications is 12th August 2015.

Topic: Development and deployment of chemical sensors for pH and pCO2 measurements using fluorescent optode techniques.


Job Description / Duties


Scientists reveal algal oil potential as fuel for the future

Researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) have unlocked a treasure chest of ‘super-algae’ that could provide a previously untapped source of oil.


Using a newly devised technique, scientists examined micro-algae strains in the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP), an internationally important algal store based at SAMS in Oban, to find out which ocean-based strains had the highest oil content.


Oceanography - Coastal Systems and Processes – Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin by fall 2016 in the area of coastal systems and processes. Specific areas of research we are most interested include:

• Processes and histories of sedimentary systems in the coastal zone, including the effects of sea level rise on estuaries, lagoons, marshes, tidal wetlands or barrier islands;

Assistant/ Associate Professor of Biological Oceanography

Sultan Qaboos University is the national university of Oman, which provides a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to local and international students. All courses are taught in English. The university provides an attractive tax-free salary and a number of other benefits. More information: www.squ.edu.om





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Next year's annual meeting, POGO-17 will take place from 26-28 January 2016 and will be hosted by JAMSTEC, Japan.



“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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