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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
Assistant Project Scientist position applying Ocean Health Index to BC, Canada
The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) invites applicants for a 100% time Assistant Project Scientist Position with the Ocean Health Index Research Team.
New Collaborative Effort to Gauge National Marine Biodiversity
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers are part of a collaborative effort to understand and monitor changes in marine biodiversity within U.S. coastal waters. Marine biodiversity is a key indicator of ocean health and critical to sustaining natural resources such as fisheries.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management are funding three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales.
Call for 2015 SCOR Visiting Scholars
SCOR began a program in 2009 to enlist the services of ocean scientists from the SCOR community, from both developed countries and developing countries, to teach short courses and to provide more extended on-site education and mentorship at developing country institutions.
This program is open to any scientists who have time available to spend teaching and mentoring in a developing country. The scholarships are not intended to conduct joint research, although such research may develop as an outcome of a visit. Hosting visiting scientists can have many benefits to host institutions also, such as inspiring,
motivating, and informing students and faculty, and leading to future collaborations between the visiting scientist and the host institution.
Tracking Earthquakes in the Mediterranean
GEOMAR scientists start expedition to tectonic plate boundaries off Sicily
The Mediterranean is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Germans. It is also an area where earthquakes happen on a regular basis - with all the associated consequences such as landslides and tsunamis. With the aim of expanding the so far only fragmentary knowledge about the processes on the seafloor of the Mediterranean and improving the risk assessment, researchers from GEOMAR and their colleagues from France and Italy start an expedition on the German research vessel METEOR into the waters southeast of Sicily.