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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

 

 

PhD in Marine Ecology, Ghent University, Belgium

The Marine Biology Research Group at Ghent University (Flanders, Belgium) is recruiting a PhD student to aid the University's participation in the project PERSUADE (ExPERimental approaches towards Future Sustainable Use of North Sea Artificial HarD SubstratEs), which is funded by the Belgian Science Policy.

 

Applications deadline: 5 Sep 2017. Read more

OBIS Asian nodes and Coral Reef Training Course 

 The course provides an introduction to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). This includes best practices in marine biogeographic data management, data publication, data access, data analysis and data visualisation.

 

OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) Training Course: Research Data Management

Research Data Management (RDM) covers the planning, creating, storing, organizing, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data. RDM is mandated by many funding agencies and increasingly by governments to provide access to funded research results. The management of data, particularly large-scale data, has many challenges, and the roles of researchers, facilities that manage marine data, repositories and
libraries are coming together to provide access, preservation and archive of this data and the scholarly products associated with it.

 

Research scientist vacancies in Aquatic Remote Sensing and Optical Measurements 

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) invites applications for 3 job vacancies to work in Brussels with the REMSEM (Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Modelling) team on research projects in the field of optical remote sensing of coastal and inland waters. The contract will be of definite duration until December 2019 with possibility of extension depending on external funding.

 

Responsibilities:
The successful candidates will work on one of the following three topics (60% time):

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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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