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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

 

 

SAMS has a new Deputy Director

After 14 years as Deputy Director of the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dr Ken Jones is retiring and is succeeded in the post by Professor Axel Miller.

Response of ocean plankton to ‘global warming’

Exploitation of a historical data archive
 
In 2010, Canadian scientists suggested in Nature, that the amount of microalgal plankton in the ocean has decreased by 40 percent over the last century. This decrease was attributed to global warming.  Dutch oceanographers of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NIOZ, the VU University and the Groningen University, have now presented results with a quite different outcome, in PLOS ONE of June 12th.

Ocean Science and Exploration Are Capitol Hill Focus for Explorer and Filmmaker James Cameron and WHOI President & Director Susan Avery

Explorer and director James Cameron will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 11, with Dr. Susan Avery, president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for a series of public events and a Senate hearing. 

"Sailboat of Opportunity" through the Northwest Passage in 2014

An expedition through the Northwest Passage (Halifax to Vancouver) aboard the research sailboat 'Sea Dragon' (http://www.panexplore.com/about-us/sea-dragon) is tentatively planned for 2014.

 

The sailboat has 3-4 crew and can accommodate 8-10 scientists.

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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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