Welcome to POGO

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.

 

Executive CommitteeMembers - News & Information Group - POGO Secretariat


Ocean Observation News

 

 

World Oceans Day is June 8th

Organized by The Ocean Project, this day of worldwide celebration of the Ocean, first established in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has grown significantly since its official recognition byt the UN in 2008.

Postdoctoral Research Scientist position at Lamont-Dohert Earth Observatory

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to participate in a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative-funded study of the influence of natural oil and gas seeps on the pelagic ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. The position will include fieldwork in the Gulf of Mexico, laboratory analyses of field samples, analysis of metagenomic datasets and synthesis with environmental data sets. 

Postdoctoral position, Deep Sea Microbiology Lab (Costa Vetriani), Rutgers University

The postdoc will participate in a project to investigate the evolution of early and acquired metabolism in T. ammonificans, a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium that was isolated in Costa Vetriani's laboratory from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. In this project Vetriani's team is leveraging different types of culture approaches (including batch and continuous culture techniques) with comparative genomic and proteomic analyses of T. ammonificans and related organisms.

 

DEVOTES-EuroMarine Summer School "Marine Ecosystem Services, Management and Governance: Linking Social and Ecological Research", Aquarium of Donostia, 6 - 9 June 2016, San Sebastián, Spain

The topic for this summer school relates to marine ecosystem services and the links between their assessment, mapping and the need for a socio-ecological framework to address the important management issues related to the governance of the oceans. Governing the oceans and keeping them in a healthy state requires activities at sea to be sustainable, so that the ecosystem services provided by the oceans and the functionality of the ecosystems can be maintained.
Registration.

Pages

Newsletter

 

Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter

Newsflash

 

POGO-18  

Next year's annual meeting (POGO-18) will take place from 26-28 January 2017 and will be hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom.

 

The New POGO Strategy Document is now available

Quote

 

“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

Website hosted & developed by VLIZ