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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

 

 

Oceans and Society: Blue Planet Kick-Off Symposium

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.

 

New Outreach Resource on Phytoplankton

A new children's book entitled  "Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas" by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm has been published. This book addresses fundamental topics of phytoplankton, photosynthesis, and the marine food web.

POGO-14

The POGO-14 was hosted by the MArine REsearch Institute (MA-RE), Cape Town, South Africa from 22 to 24 January 2013. The venue for the meeting was the Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton. 

 

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The Agenda for the NIG Meeting, Plenary Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting; Participants' List; and Essential Briefings can be downloaded below.

2012 PLANET Summer School on Cooperating Objects and Wireless Sensor Networks, Italy

Registration is now open for the PLANET summer school taking place in Bertinoro, Italy, from the 15th 21st July 2012.

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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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