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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



Announcement of Opportunity: Environmental Big Data Capital Call

 NERC is inviting applications for the acquisition of capital items to enable the research community to exploit environmental data for science and end-user engagement.

Postdoctoral position in ocean acoustics at the University of Liège (Belgium)


The research project aims to contribute to the sustainable development and noise reduction of activities related to offshore wind parks in Europe.

Navy Deploys Scripps Global Drifter Buoys

Sailors from the office of Naval Meteorology and Oceanography released ten global drifter buoys belonging to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), May 28, during Pacific Partnership 2013.
The drifters measure ocean currents at a depth of 15 meters (49 feet) in depth, sea surface temperatures and atmospheric pressure. All are important elements in creating an observation network, allowing for more accurate current and weather forecasts.

The North Pacific Research Board launches a new Long-Term Monitoring Program

The North Pacific Research Board is pleased to announce the launch of a new Long-Term Monitoring Program aimed at supporting new or existing time-series research that will enhance our ability to understand the current state of the marine ecosystem and support efforts to predict future ecosystem states in response to changing ocean conditions.


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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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