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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



Instructional Support Technician, stony Brook University

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for the position of Instructional Support Technician. The incumbent will have responsibility for daily management and operation of the newly created nano-RAMAN Molecular Imaging Facility, a multi-user laboratory within SoMAS. The position will serve SBU’s research and education programs, providing novel analytical capabilities to faculty and students from SoMAS, the wider campus community and off-campus.

Postdoctoral Opportunity for Mexican Citizens at Univ. Southern California

In collaboration with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), the University of Southern California has developed a postdoctoral fellowship program (http://www.conacyt.mx/).  This includes, but is not limited to, fields within ocean biogeochemistry.  


User Requirements Questionnaire for Ocean Colour Satellite Products

An ocean-colour user consultation is being undertaken as part of the activities of three different ESA projects (OC-CCI, Pools of Carbon in the Ocean and PAR). Increasingly, user points of view are impacting the direction of ESA activities, and by responding to this online survey, you have the opportunity to influence not only the current projects, but possibly, any follow-up activities that ESA might decide to pursue. 





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Next year's annual meeting, POGO-17 will take place from 26-28 January 2016 and will be hosted by JAMSTEC, Japan.



“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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