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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

 

 

Joint NAM S&T Centre - ZMT Bremen Fellowships

The Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre; http://www.namstct.org) is pleased to invite applications from suitable candidates for the Joint NAM S&T Centre - ZMT Bremen (Germany) Fellowship in Tropical Coastal Marine Ecology and Biogeochemistry for the year 2011.

Physics of the Ocean Summer School

The Summer School will be held at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany, from 11 - 16 Setpember 2011. The School is aimed at postdocs, graduate students and advanced masters students, preferably engaged in a field neighbouring oceanography, such as atmospheric physics/meteorology, hydrology, geophysics and bio- or geosciences.

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How Can POGO Help with Recovery of Science from the Chilean Earthquake?

One year after the disaster, the University of Concepcion (UDEC) has made good progress towards the recovery of its research infrastructure. They have received contributions from various sources and are very grateful to all those who contributed. However, the losses were substantial and further contributions and help would be appreciated. At the POGO-12 Meeting in Seoul (January 2011), a number of suggestions were put forward on how POGO could help the University of Concepcion in their efforts to recover some of the research infrastructure that was damaged or lost during the tsunami in 2010.

UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruises

The UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruises will instruct early career marine scientists, including PhD students, on how to effectively plan for, acquire, utilize and report on time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education. A training cruise will take place from July 6-15, 2011 from Newport OR and be repeated for a second science party September 16-25, 2011. The cruise plan will be dictated by the science requirements of the participants. Participant travel costs are provided along with small stipends for research supplies.

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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

 

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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