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  • Newsflash

     

    POGO Chair Election Result

     

    The incoming chair for POGO for the period 2015-2016 is Prof Karen Helen Wiltshire, Vice-Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany, and Head of the Biological Station Helgoland and Wadden Sea Station Sylt. She will join the POGO Executive Committee as incoming chair until she takes over as chair at the 2015 Annual meeting.

     

     

    Next year's annual meeting, POGO-16 is scheduled for 27-29 January 2015 and will be hosted by IEO in Tenerife, Spain.

     

     

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"The health of our planet depends upon the health of our Oceans.  The Oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface and the top few metres of ocean surface store thousands of times more heat than the entire atmosphere. The Oceans also store a large part of the carbon dioxide emitted by our industries and play a crucial role in global warming. The Oceans are a vital source of essential human food: proteins and fatty acids for our diets and development.  We need to develop indicators of Ocean health in order to take timely action.

It is therefore important for us to systematically observe the health of the Oceans in order to understand the processes that underpin our climate, our wellbeing and our Earth System. POGO members around the world are committed to meeting this challenge."

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John Field, POGO Chairman 2013-2014

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