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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

 

Board of Trustees - Members - POGO Secretariat


Ocean Observation News

 

 

New POGO flyer

A new flyer has been developed for POGO, and is available to download here. Hard copied can also be requested from the Secretariat.

New articles on ocean observations

New articles on long-term ocean observation programmes of societal relevance have been added to the POGO collection, by BIOS, SOEST (on HOT and PacIOOS) and by the

Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Acidification

The updated "Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Acidification" document is now available at www.whoi.edu/OCB-OA/FAQs. A PDF document is available for download that includes the "intermediate" level answers, targeted at readers with a broad scientific background but not specialized knowledge. The website also includes basic and advanced answers to most questions, designed for the general public and for people wishing to delve into details, respectively.

Oceans and Society: Blue Planet Kick-Off Symposium, 2012

The deadline for registration and abstract submission for the “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” Kick-Off Symposium is fast approaching!

 

Please see attached announcement for this new Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Task Kick-Off Symposium that will take place from 19 to 21 November 2012 on Ilhabela Island, SP, Brazil. The Symposium will be followed immediately by the GEO-IX Plenary Session in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

 

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POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship 2019

Applications open until 30 April

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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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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