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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
Postdoctoral Research Opportunity at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Applications are being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research position at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences working with Dr. William Balch, beginning 17 November, 2014,or as soon as possible thereafter.
The primary goal of the NASA-funded research is to advance studies of suspended particulate inorganic carbon (calcium carbonate) associated with measurements by the VIIRS instrument [aboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite platform].
Two Opportunities at the National Science Foundation
Section Head, Marine Geosciences Section, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington, VA
NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) seeks candidates for the position of Section Head for the Marine Geosciences Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE). The Section Head serves as a member of the Division leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the area of marine geology, geophysics, paleaoceanography, and chemical oceanography research. Responsible to the Division Director, Division of Ocean Sciences, for the overall planning, management and commitment of budgeted funds for the Section, which includes the Chemical Oceanography and Marine Geology and Geophysics programs.
Sensitive youngsters - Young sea stars react more sensitively to ocean acidification than adults
Young sea stars from the Baltic Sea suffer more from the effects of ocean acidification than adults. In a laboratory experiment, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel showed that younger animals already eat less and grow more slowly at only slightly elevated carbon dioxide concentrations. Their results are now published in the journal “Marine Ecology Progress Series”.
Ocean Colour Remote Sensing - Data, Processing and Applications, Hyderabad, India
INCOIS, India is conducting an International Training Course on "Ocean Colour Remote Sensing - Data, Processing and Applications" under International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOcean), ESSO-INCOIS, Hyderabad, India during November 10-14, 2014.
More information can be seen at http://www.incois.gov.in/portal/ITCOocean_OCRS.jsp