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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



NERC Services and Facilities Community Consultation

The Natural Environment Research Council are asking for the opinions of the research community on the way that the National Capability-funded services and facilities are operated. This includes the UK’s Arctic Research Station in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. The consultation closes at 16:00 on Friday 30 September. 


Director Position, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Opens: Monday 9/19/2016

Closes: Thursday11/17/2016

Duty Location: Asheville, NC 

Announcement Number: NESDIS-AA-2016-0017. Please see full job description at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450063700



Junior Specialist Position in Marine Microbial Ecology at the University of California

The Marine Science Institute (MSI) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a Junior Specialist to perform research in the specialized field of microbial cultivation. Responsibilities include the maintenance of marine microbial cultures, including, but not limited to: culture media preparation, culture vessel preparation, reagent preparation, and nutrient analyses. The Jr. Specialist will be responsible for maintaining records and frozen archives of a marine microbial culture collection. The Jr.

PostDoc Positions at SCRIPPS, USA

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California, invites applications for one or more Institution-wide Postdoctoral positions in any of the major areas of research conducted at Scripps. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research in the world. Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, earth, and atmosphere.




Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter




Next year's annual meeting (POGO-18) will take place from 24-26 January 2017 and will be hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom.

Side meetings for the Executive and Finance Committees will take place on 23 and 27 January 2017


The New POGO Strategy Document is now available



“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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