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
SOOS-CliC-WMO PSTG online survey
This joint initiative of Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), Climate and the Cryosphere (CliC), and World Meteorological Organization Polar Space Task Group (WMO PSTG) aims to identify the satellite data requirements for the Southern Ocean (across all temporal/spatial scales) and to compile this information into a community report of Southern Ocean satellite data requirements.
2014 summer workshop on pH sensor best practices
The University of California and the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program (OCB) are pleased to announce a 1-week training workshop on best practices for measuring pH in seawater. The workshop is intended for scientists at all levels who seek to measure pH using autonomous sensors as a component of their research. The intensive 5 day workshop will involve hands-on training that aims to teach scientists how to operate and deploy autonomous instruments for pH, collect and analyze validation samples during a deployment, and merge the resulting time series to generate a final data set.
Postdoctoral Research fellowships in Ecosystem Modelling, PML, UK
PML has exciting opportunities for four Post-Doctoral Research Fellows
(PDRFs) to contribute to the growth in its science areas through excellent and novel science in the following areas of research:
- Project #1: Atmospheric correction of remote sensing data;
- Project #2: Ocean-atmosphere interactions in the coastal zone;
- Project #3: Next generation ecosystem models; (Supervisor: Prof.
- Project #4: Marine ecosystems contribution to food security;
Ocean Acidification robs reef fish of their fear of predators
Research on the behaviour of coral reef fish at naturally-occurring carbon dioxide seeps in Milne Bay in eastern Papua New Guinea has shown that continuous exposure to increased levels of carbon dioxide dramatically alters the way fish respond to predators.
This finding from a collaboration among scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), James Cook University and the Georgia Institute of Technology is particularly concerning not just for conservationists but for fisheries around the world and other industries dependent on the survival of fish species.