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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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Assistant Research Scientist at GERG, Texas A&M University

Duties include contributing to the research mission of the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) and the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University through research involving ocean observing systems including the design, fabrication, deployment, data acquisition, data modeling, and data management.

Operational Oceanography: Synoptic Views of the Sea, 9-13 September 2013

The period for applications for the following Training Course is open between 24 April and 8 June 2013:
 • Operational Oceanography: Synoptic Views of the Sea, 9-13 September 2013

Two PhD studentships at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Two PhD studentships with guaranteed NERC funding (for UK and some qualifying non-UK citizens) are available at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.  Both are associated with major NERC-funded projects, and both require highly numerate applicants: suitable backgrounds would include applied maths, statistics, physics, meteorology or physical oceanography.

New Atlas supports European marine management

An innovative online Atlas has been developed to illustrate the state of the European marine environment and how it may change in the future.


The Atlas, developed by the EU project Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment (MEECE), covers the main European regional seas and displays a general overview of present and potential sea surface temperatures, acidification, primary production, plankton biomass and fish population for these marine regions.


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Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter




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


Final Agenda available here


The POGO Strategy Document can be downloaded here



“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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