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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
An open invitation to participate in the 5th Primary Production Algorithm Round Robin focused on the Arctic Ocean
Do you estimate marine photosynthesis using a model? Would you like to quantify the performance of the model you use in the Arctic Ocean? Would you like to know how your model compares with other models? This is your chance!
In the last decade, it appears that primary productivity (PP) in the Arctic Ocean has increased considerably, as estimated from remotely-sensed observations. However, consensus about the relative importance of variables and processes controlling PP in the Arctic Ocean at different times and in different regions is lacking. Sea ice, colored dissolved organic matter, persistent cloud cover and stratification are major controls of the light regime for phytoplankton while winter wind mixing, upwelling, eddies, river discharge and stratification are involved in nutrient replenishment. Given the projected high sensitivity of the Arctic Ocean to climate change, combined with the observed contemporary changes, a regional Arctic Ocean PP assessment will provide an essential step forward in this region.
Nominations for the 2014 Pecora Award
The William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing. Nominations are accepted for public and private sector individuals, teams, organizations, and professional societies. Both national and international nominations are welcome.
An individual award recognizes achievements in the scientific and technical remote sensing community, as well as contributions leading to successful practical applications of remote sensing. Consideration will be given to sustained career achievements or singular contributions of major importance to the field of remote sensing.
Applications now being accepted for the 2014 NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography at AWI
The NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research is now open for applications for the next training programme, which will run from October 2014 to August 2015.
Increasing acidity and rising temperatures will have complex effects on marine diseases in coral reefs
Coral reefs today face many threats: increasingly acidic oceans, rising temperatures, over-fishing, and pollution, to name a few. As if these pressures weren’t enough, corals and the animals that live on them can get sick, just like humans, and ocean acidification, global warming, and pollution may make reefs more vulnerable to disease.