Welcome to POGO
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
Prof Karen Wiltshire to become the new Chair of the Partnership for the Observation of Global Oceans (POGO)
On Monday, 26 January 2015, Prof Karen Wiltshire will assume the office of Chair for the Partnership for the Observation of Global Oceans (POGO). During her upcoming two-year term of office the Vice-Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), plans to promote the formation of partnerships between research ships in the Atlantic, and to improve the networking of researchers who use long-term data. Further, she hopes to encourage scientists to take on a more proactive role in the establishment of marine protected areas.
Three oceanography postdoctoral positions in Australia
Three new postdoctoral opportunities are available in Australia, as part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science.
1. Biogeochemical Oceanographer, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania.
This position will focus on biogeochemical modelling in a high resolution global ocean model.
2. Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University.
This position will focus on the development of high resolution ocean models for use in climate studies.
3. Research Fellow in Physical Oceanography, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania.
This position will focus on human influences on the oceans using observations and climate model data. It includes research on ocean boundary currents, ocean variability and ocean extreme events including hotspot regions.
Graduate Course in Ocean Acidification: Friday Harbor Labs, Univ. Washington, USA
The focus of teaching will be on interactive workshops and discussions of key issues, rather than traditional lectures (although there will be several of those too). Workshops and discussions will focus on critiques of key papers in the literature, which will be selected to present different viewpoints on key topics and engender debate. (As part of the course, you’ll be given guidance on the generic, and essential, skill of critically evaluating a scientific paper, and summarizing its content). In comparison to traditional lectures, this framework provides increased opportunity to anchor basic understanding and analysis methods, provides more flexibility to address key issues in the recent literature, allows us to tailor the content to material that is of relevance to your research, and is quite simply more fun.
Cool deep-water protects coral reefs against heat stress
Internal waves mitigate the increase in water temperatures in the Andaman Sea
Cool currents from the deep ocean could save tropical corals from lethal heat stress. Researchers from Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Phuket Marine Biological Center observed internal waves preserving corals in the Andaman Sea. Because satellites do not detect these small-scale phenomena, local measurements are crucial for the establishment and monitoring of protected areas, the scientists point out in the January issue of the "Proceedings of the Royal Society B".