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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
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.
NCEAS Special Call for Proposals for Gulf of Alaska long term synthesis
The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis seeks proposals for Working Groups and Postdoctoral Associates to conduct synthesis research and analysis for the Gulf of Alaska. Newly integrated historical data is now available from a quarter century of monitoring studies on physical and biological systems impacted by the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Research Chair in Ocean Chemistry, Dalhousie University
The Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada (www.oceanography.dal.ca) is respected internationally for its strong interdisciplinary training and research in ocean science. Together with partners from academia, government and industry, the Department now plays a leading role within the newly formed Halifax Marine Research Institute which seeks to maximize potential of the region’s vibrant and growing ocean research and technology sector. Since 2011, the Department has hosted CERC.OCEAN, the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Science and Technology (www.dal.ca/cercocean) which is developing new approaches to observe the changing ocean and study ocean processes. In association with this CERC.OCEAN group, Dalhousie University is seeking a motivated individual to fill a new ocean research chair to be held in the Department of Oceanography.