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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

 

 

State of the Gulf Summit Attended by NOAA Administrator

Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator and Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, attended the 2011 State of the Gulf Summit in Houston, Texas, where she delivered a speech on "Challenges to assuring the health of the Gulf of Mexico".

New Chinese Research Vessel Launch

The latest addition to the Chinese research vessel fleet, Kexue (meaning "Science") cost about 550 million renminbi (US$86 million), and will be able to carry 80 people at a top speed of 15 knots on voyages of 28,000 kilometres, lasting up to 60 days. The CAS Institute of Oceanology in Qingdao, Shandong province, a POGO member, was in charge of Kexue’s design and operation. Director Sun Song commented that "It is modelled on the United Kingdom’s RRS James Cook and Norway’s G.O. Sars" and “It is on a par with these top research vessels".

Research opportunities at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna

IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s Research Programs
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/YSP/reg-info/programs.html under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff.

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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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