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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.

 

Executive CommitteeMembers - News & Information Group - POGO Secretariat


Ocean Observation News

 

 

Faculty Position in Ecological Genetics and Population Biology at UMCES, USA

The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a highly qualified individual specializing in ecological genetics applied to understanding population biology of marine invertebrates. Please see job description below.


New POGO flyer

A new flyer has been developed for POGO, and is available to download here. Hard copied can also be requested from the Secretariat.

New articles on ocean observations

New articles on long-term ocean observation programmes of societal relevance have been added to the POGO collection, by BIOS, SOEST (on HOT and PacIOOS) and by the

Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Acidification

The updated "Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Acidification" document is now available at www.whoi.edu/OCB-OA/FAQs. A PDF document is available for download that includes the "intermediate" level answers, targeted at readers with a broad scientific background but not specialized knowledge. The website also includes basic and advanced answers to most questions, designed for the general public and for people wishing to delve into details, respectively.

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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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