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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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Ocean Observation News

 

 

Research Technician position available at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Applications are sought for a qualified, self-motivated individual interested in a full-time technical position to study marine and estuary biogeochemistry under the direction of Dr. Xinping Hu of the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The successful candidate will assist with daily management of the laboratory, including planning, coordinating, and conducting laboratory experiments and field sampling efforts, and conducting chemical analyses of water and sediment samples.   

The SeaKeeper Award 2013 - The Sargasso Sea Alliance

Throughout its existence SeaKeepers has made it a practice to honor and promote those key decision makers and influencers who have made extraordinary commitments to preserving our planet’s oceans. Each year the prestigious SeaKeeper Award is presented at the Bal de la Mer, typically held in Monaco. Past recipients include H.S.H. Prince Albert, H.S.H. Prince Rainier, and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

The contribution of the Greenland icesheet to sea level rise

The contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea-level rise will continue to increase over the next 200 years but the balance of processes that lead to ice loss will change significantly as outlet glaciers retreat, say researchers.

 

New research has shown surface ice melt will be the dominant process controlling ice-loss from Greenland. As outlet glaciers retreat inland the other process, iceberg production, remains important but will not grow as rapidly.

IOC honour for UK marine scientist

Dr Shubha Sathyendranath, a research scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Assistant Director of POGO, has been honoured with an invitation to deliver the N.K Panikkar Memorial Lecture to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Assembly in Paris last week.
 

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POGO featured in Journal of Ocean Technology, Spring Issue 2018

 

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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, 2015-2018

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