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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.


Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans is a charitable incorporated organisation registered and regulated by the Charity Commission of England and Wales, No 1171692


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Research Fellow, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research

The GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel invites applications for a Research Fellow in the research unit Marine Biogeochemical Modelling of research division Marine Biogeochemistry.

Faculty Position(s) in Estuarine/Marine Microbial Ecology

The Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is seeking a highly qualified individual specializing in marine microbial ecology. Candidates whose research integrates field and laboratory work and who have experience in marine and/or estuarine microbial processes applied to understanding planktonic food-web processes and biogeochemical cycles are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor: Basic biological processes at the interface between human health and the environment

The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), University of Maryland seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track).


Fully-funded fellowship opportunity: United Nations / Nippon Foundation Ocean Affairs Fellowship

The United Nations - The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship  Programme is a fully funded research Fellowship for developing State ocean professionals. The main objective of the Fellowship is to  provide advanced research and training in the field of ocean affairs  and the law of the sea, and related disciplines, to government  officials and other professionals from developing States.



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POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships 2018 now open for applications


For more information and details on how to apply please see: http://ocean-partners.org/pogo-scor-fellowship


All applications should be made via the marinetraining.eu website before 9 April 2018.



“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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