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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.

 

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Ocean Observation News

 

 

Senior Research Associate in ocean biogeochemical processes, University of East Anglia, UK

Apply by 31 August.

 

The School of Environmental Sciences at the University fo East Anglia, UK, invites applications for a Senior Research Associate to undertake studies of ocean biogeochemical processes on the European continental shelf using autonomous vehicles.

 

Postdoc opportunity in Ocean Tracer Modeling, University of Virginia, USA

Application review begins on 19 Aug, but position will remain open until filled.

 

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a Research Associate to contribute to computational research on ocean tritium and helium isotope distributions in the framework of the Community Earth System Model. The research associate will work directly with Scott Doney in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

 

Senior Coastal Processes Scientist, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, UK

The two main roles involved in this job will be to lead and deliver (1) coastal oceanography and geomorphology projects within Cefas’ portfolio for commercial and governmental clients, and (2) coastal processes advice on a wide range of issues to assist regulatory decision-making processes. The focus of the work is to develop and deliver the science needed to assess environmental risks to and impacts of coastal developments.

Two PhD Positions in Marine Ecology Research, Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

Two PhD positions are currently available in the Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg. Both roles are available for a period of three years, commencing on 1 January 2018, and ending on 31 December 2020. Regular marine expeditions will be an essential part of both roles, and each candidate will have to possess fluency in both written and spoken English, alongside excellent communication and presentation skills.

 

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Newsflash

 

POGO-19  

The next annual meeting (POGO-19) will take place from 23-25 January 2018 and will be hosted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA.

 

Side meetings for the Executive and Finance Committees will take place on 22 and 26 January 2018

 

The POGO Strategy Document can be downloaded here

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“The biggest challenge is how to manage the oceans given that most of the world's population will be using and living next to an ocean in the next 50 years or so. We have to use our oceans in a sustainable manner, and that means first they have to be observed properly. We can't just use an ocean to decimation, without realizing what is happening. The challenge is to develop capacity and knowledge and establish where we should be observing our oceans.

One of the most important things is having consistent long-term observation. We need to link up old observations and monitor the changes in things like currents and hydrography in these areas, to investigate if the observations are related to a real trend or shift or just an anomaly in the system. POGO members are endeavouring to link all the long-term data sets in the world so that the data can be accessed more readily.”

 

 

Prof. Karen Wiltshire, POGO Chair, 2015-2016

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