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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

 

Executive CommitteeMembers - News & Information Group - POGO Secretariat


Ocean Observation News

 

 

Marie Tharp Fellowship 2012-2013

The Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University invite applications for the Marie Tharp Fellowship 2012-2013. This fellowship is part of a greater EI/LDEO effort at promoting the advancement of women in science. The purpose of the award is to provide an opportunity for earth scientists to conduct research at Columbia University for a period of 2-3 months. 

State of the Gulf Summit Attended by NOAA Administrator

Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator and Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, attended the 2011 State of the Gulf Summit in Houston, Texas, where she delivered a speech on "Challenges to assuring the health of the Gulf of Mexico".

New Chinese Research Vessel Launch

The latest addition to the Chinese research vessel fleet, Kexue (meaning "Science") cost about 550 million renminbi (US$86 million), and will be able to carry 80 people at a top speed of 15 knots on voyages of 28,000 kilometres, lasting up to 60 days. The CAS Institute of Oceanology in Qingdao, Shandong province, a POGO member, was in charge of Kexue’s design and operation. Director Sun Song commented that "It is modelled on the United Kingdom’s RRS James Cook and Norway’s G.O. Sars" and “It is on a par with these top research vessels".

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 The next POGO Annual Meeting will take place in Cabo Verde, from 22-24 January 2019

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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