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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

 

 

Communications Officer (Part-time), POGO

The Partnership of Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) has an opportunity for a part-time Communications Officer. The role will involve communication and outreach activities by promoting the organisation's activities and achievements and the importance of ocean observations, through digital and printed media as well as in-person at exhibitions and conferences.

 

Key Deliverables:

Develop POGO’s communication strategy and implementation plan

Implement the communications plan, including evaluation of communication efforts/products.

Post-Doc on Volcanology and Tectonics of the Seafloor, GEOMAR, Kiel

The research unit “Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems” of the research division “Dynamics of the Ocean Floor” at GEOMAR is seeking a team-orientated early-career individual with proven initial publication ability and the potential to provide leadership, both nationally and internationally, in studying volcanic and tectonic processes on the seafloor. More info.

PhD Grant: Blueshell- Valorization of marine biomass- Exploring Shellfish By-products as sources of Blue Bioactivities

AThis PhD grant is within a multi-disciplinary project and offers you the chance to become expert in valorization of marine biomass- from basic science to market applications. It is situated within the European Project Blueshell- an Eranet Marine Biotech project. The PhD position is a joined Phd of ILVO and University Ghent.

You will be involved in a research project - as PhD researcher- related to valorisation of marine biomass (ie shells from different marine organisms).

Your tasks involve:

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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

 

ThePOGO 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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