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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



Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Physical Geography, University of Exeter, UK

The University of Exeter is looking to recruit a new Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (possible salary range approx. £40K - £67K) in Physical Geography (Education & Research).


The new appointment will be based at the Penryn campus in Cornwall within the Centre for Geography, Environment and Society.


We are particularly looking to build upon existing strengths in some or all of these areas:

Job Announcement for Two OERD GS-13 Oceanographers at NOAA/PMEL

The NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) in Seattle seeks to hire two oceanographers who are broadly focused on high-latitude biogeochemical processes. More information about the positions can be found at the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/417737900


Goldschmidt 2016 call for sessions

Goldschmidt 2016 will be held in Yokohama, Japan from June 26-July 1, 2016. Call for sessions is now open till October 31, 2015 (http://goldschmidt.info/2016/callForSessions). We sincerely ask you to consider organizing a session under the theme of Organic Geochemistry and look forward to seeing you in Japan.

Call for 2016 SCOR Visiting Scholars

SCOR began a program in 2009 to enlist the services of ocean scientists from the SCOR community, from both developed countries and developing countries, to teach short courses and to provide more extended on-site education and mentorship at developing country institutions. This program is open to any scientists who have time available to spend teaching and mentoring in a developing country. The scholarships are not intended to conduct joint research, although such research may develop as an outcome of a visit.





Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter





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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