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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.

 

Executive CommitteeMembers - News & Information Group - POGO Secretariat


Ocean Observation News

 

 

PostDoc in Marine Meteorology, GEOMAR, Germany

The goal of this position is the development and implementation of a data assimilation system for an existing climate (ocean-atmosphere-sea ice) model. A special focus lies on the flexibility of the data assimilation system which should be applicable for the atmospheric as well as the oceanic component of the climate model. Data assimilation, however, will be mostly applied in coupled mode. In addition, we expect teaching contributions within the Bachelor and Master programmes (“Physik des Erdsystems” and “Climate Physics”) during lecture times up to four hours per week.

 

SOLAS International Project Officer, Xiamen, China

SOLAS is searching for a Project Officer to be based in Xiamen, China to assist the International Project Office, Kiel, Germany. Find the description of the position and how to apply here. Closing date: 31 May 2017.

 

Inter-comparison Workshop of Metagenomic Methods used in Tara Oceans, Malaspina and Ocean Sampling Day

The 2017 edition of EMOSE will be held in Porto at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR, University of Porto).

 

HOW TO APPLY: apply online before 5 May 2017.

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Newsletter

 

Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter

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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