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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

 

 

How dangerous is the Adriatic Sea?

Geophysicists from Kiel examine plate bounderies between Italy and the Balkans. Onboard the RV METEOR Geophysicists from Kiel together with partners from Germany, Albania, Croatia, Italy and Montenegro are conducting the first fundamental examination of the lithosphere below the southern Adriatic Sea. The aim of the expedition is to improve the risk assessment of natural hazards in the region. Download attachment for full press release.

Why did Gondwana break up?

In January 2012, marine geophysicists from Kiel started an expedition to the most remote island in the world. Although the island Tristan da Cunha plays a key role in the general understanding of plate tectonics, how it came into existence is still controversial. With the research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN marine scientists from Kiel (Germany) want to gain new data from the region to answer some of the open questions. See press release attached.

CSIRO: Looking for climate clues in the Southern Ocean

Scientists have left on a research voyage to the Southern Ocean to investigate how the Southern Ocean is changing and to discover what impact those changes will have on climate, sea level, and marine life.

 

Leopold Leadership Program - 2013 Fellowships

The Leopold Leadership Program invites midcareer academic environmental scientists from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) to apply for the 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellowships. The Leopold Leadership Program provides researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for translating their knowledge to action and for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.

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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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