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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

 

 

Applications for the OTA DM Training Course: Fundamentals of Ocean Data Management, Belgium, 27-31 May 2013

The period for applications for the following Training Course is open between 7 January and 15 February 2013. The courses' description, topics covered, learning outcomes and prerequisites are available on the leaflet attached and also at www.oceanteacher.org and www.iode.org.

Dave Karl awarded 2013 NAS Alexander Agassiz Medal

David M. Karl, professor of oceanography at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, is the recipient of the National Academy of Sciences' 2013 Alexander Agassiz Medal. Karl is acknowledged for leadership in establishing multidisciplinary ocean-observing systems, for detection of decadal regime shifts in pelagic ecosystems, and for paradigm-shifting insights on biogeochemical cycles in the ocean.

3rd GACS Newsletter

The Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorder Surveys is an international scientific partnership that was established in September 2011. The goal of GACS is "to understand changes in plankton biodiversity at ocean basin scales through a global network of CPR surveys". To read the 3rd GACS Newsletter open the attachment below.

Ocean science robot revolution hits symbolic millionth milestone

Media release – December 12

 

An innovative global observing system based on drifting sensors cycling from the surface to the ocean mid-depths is being celebrated by scientists today after reaching a major milestone – one million incredibly valuable ocean observations.

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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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