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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.
Ocean Observation News
British Antarctic Survey - Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice
The first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access.
The results, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience (Monday 24 November 2014), step up the pace of research in the polar regions aimed at understanding the dramatic sea ice changes in the context of climate change.
Faculty position at Scripps Institution of Oceaonography
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego (http://scripps.ucsd.edu) is a world renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences. SIO is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
SIO seeks a faculty Director of the Scripps component of the CalCOFI (California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations) program. CalCOFI is among the preeminent time series programs in the world ocean (http://www.calcofi.org/). Established in 1949, it remains a unique partnership among the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and SIO. We seek a leader for the SIO component of CalCOFI who can provide strategic leadership, effectively manage the program, connect the program even more closely to our academic and research activities at SIO and partner institutions, promote understanding and use of the results nationally and internationally, initiate creative scientific research, and seek ways to enhance the program. For the academic part of the appointment, we seek someone who will participate actively in teaching and mentoring, secure support for graduate students, and sustain an innovative, extramurally supported program of research.
SAMS launches new research centre connecting society and the sea
The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban has launched a new research centre to improve understanding of how society interacts with the marine environment, and so improve how marine and coastal areas are managed and governed.
The mission of the Laurence Mee Centre for Society and the Sea is to connect communities, values, policy and places to bring long-term, sustainable benefits to communities. The centre was named after the late Professor Laurence Mee, former director of SAMS and the UK's first professor of marine and coastal policy, who died in August.
EMODNET: digitization initiative for valuable historical datasets
EMODNET would like to ask if you know of any marine biological datasets (species occurrence, abundance and biomass) from the European seas that are sitting in an old paper report, a computer disk from the 1980's or a pdf, and are in need of rescuing.
The EMODnet Work Package 4 (http://www.emodnet-biology.eu/workpackages/11) is working on digitizing these valuable historical datasets to make them available to the marine community. There's a strong focus on the Mediterranean, so any suggestions from the area are welcome!