News and Information Group

During the creation of POGO in 1999, the world's oceanographic leaders envisioned a strong communications component to support the mission of POGO and to keep its audiences informed about POGO's activities. The News & Information (N&I) group was formed to unify all partner institutions, to promote the need for global ocean observations, and to create communications strategies, programs, and products to support POGO initiatives. The POGO N&I team is comprised of the key communications specialists from POGO member institutions, and serves as every POGO member's connection to POGO's global activities.


POGO News and Information Group members (as of April 2014):


Country Institution PR contact
Australia The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) Georgina Kenyon/Steve Clarke 
  Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Sam East
Belgium Flanders Marine Institute - VLIZ Jan Seys
Brazil Institute of Oceanography, University of São Paulo Flavia Saldanha-Correa
Chile COPAS/University of Concepcion Luis Pinto/Francisco Godoy
China Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Yin Hong
  First Institute of Oceanography Wang Haiyan

Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers/

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INSU/CNRS)

Etienne Ruellan
  Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (IFREMER) Thomas Isaak
Germany GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel Andreas Villwock
  Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Folke Mehrtens
India Indian National Centre for Ocean, Information Services (INCOIS) Nagaraja Kumar
  National Institute of Oceanography Loka Bharathi
Italy Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale Francesca Petrera
Japan Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) Takako Sato/Aska  Vanrooksebeke 
Netherlands Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) Jan Boon
Norway Institute of Marine Research Kari Toft
Korea Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) Na-Young Kim
Russia P.P. Shirsov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences Yulduz Khaliullin
Saudi Arabia

Red Sea Research Center at KAUST

(King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Christopher Sands
South Africa MA-RE Institute, University of Cape Town Pavitray Pillay
Spain Instituto Español de Oceanografía Alicia Lavin / Carlos Soto
UK Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science Clare Buckland
  Plymouth Marine Laboratory Thecla Keizer/Beverly Tremain
  National Oceanography Centre  
  Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) Anuschka Miller
  British Antarctic Survey Athena Dinar
USA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Stephanie Murphy
  Scripps Institution of Oceanography Mario Aguilera

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,

Office of Climate Observation

Jana Goldman/

Ben Sherman

  Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Darlene Trew Crist

Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) Texas A&M University

Karen Reidel
  Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FAU Laurance Macke





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