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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 Position at GEOMAR

A post-doctoral position is available at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany, within the German Research Foundation (DFG) collaborative research centre (SFB) 754: Climate-Biogeochemical Interactions in the Tropical Ocean on the topic: Simulation of N, P and Fe cycles in sediments underlying oxygen minimum zones. Please see the attachment below for details.

GEOMAR Study on Phytoplankton Reveals Potential for Adaptation to Ocean Acidification

Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR) conducted a one year CO2 selection experiment using the calcifying microalgae Emiliania huxleyi and uncovered an enormous potential for adaptation to rapidly changing environments in this important phytoplankton species. After 500 generations under controlled CO2 conditions adapted cultures grew and calcified significantly better compared non-adapted control cultures when tested under ocean acidification conditions.

Article in New York Times on Deep Sea Exploration

Dr. Tony Haymet, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and former Chairman of POGO, wrote an article published in the New York Times on deep ocean exploration, after James Cameron became the first human to return to the Challenger Deep in over 52 years (25 March 2012).

Deep-diving ocean gliders tracking ocean currents

Deep-diving ocean "gliders" have revealed the journey of Bass Strait water from the Tasman Sea to the Indian Ocean. Deployed in 2010 and 2011, the gliders have also profiled a 200-metre tall wall of water at the core of long-lived ocean eddies formed from the East Australian Current. The study, by University of Technology Sydney and CSIRO oceanographers, revealed the value of new sensors being deployed by Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System. See full press release.

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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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