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POGO: Taking the Pulse of the Global Ocean

Since 1999, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean, 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.

 

Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean is a charitable incorporated organisation registered and regulated by the Charity Commission of England and Wales, No 1171692

 

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Ocean Observation News

 

 

Open For Applications: Floating University on RV Celtic Voyager

APPLY BY 22 November 2019

 

EUROFLEETS+ Floating University – “Mapping the Ocean Floor: An Introduction to Practical Aspects of Hydrographic Surveying”

RV Celtic Voyager 

Cork, Ireland, February 19th to February 25th, 2020

 

 

Job Opportunity: Physicist/Geophysicist/Engineer in the field of electromagnetics (Master or PhD), GEOMAR, Germany

Deadline: December 1st, 2019

 

The working group DeepSea Monitoring at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has an open position for a Physicist/Geophysicist/Engineer in the field of electromagnetics (Master or PhD).

The project: 

Summer School: Changes in coastal upwelling systems and their impact on marine resources May 4-12, 2020, Dakar, Senegal

The SCOR Working Group EBUS 155 organizes an international summer school "Changes in coastal upwelling systems and their impact on marine resources" that will be held between May 4 and 12, 2020 at the Ecole Superieure Polytechnique (ESP), University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal. The country is situated at the southern tip of the Canary upwelling system. It hosts a coastal upwelling center which provides cold nutrient-rich deep waters, in winter and spring, thereby sustaining a rich ecosystem that supports one of the largest fisheries worldwide.

 

Call: International Climate Protection Fellowship

Application deadline: 1 March 2020

 

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 20 fellowships to prospective leaders from non-European transition or developing countries, who are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. The young climate experts will come to Germany for a year to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a research-related project.

 

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POGO-21

The next POGO Annual Meeting (POGO-21) will take pace in Qingdao, China from 20-22 January 2020, with side meetings on 19 and 23 January.

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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, 2015-2018

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