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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



PhD Position at GEOMAR, Kiel

GEOMAR division “Dynamics of the Ocean Floor” is offering a PhD position starting at January 1, 2013. The PhD project will be part of the "Earth System Knowledge Platform" (ESKP), funded by the Helmholtz Association.

Research Position at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

The Old Dominion University is seeking an individual to work on a project examining redox conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean as part of the US GEOTRACES Eastern Pacific Zonal Transect Expedition in Oct-Dec 2013.

Atlantic Meridional Transect – AMT22 Cruise is Underway

The 22nd Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) research cruise is well and truly underway. The RRS James Cook departed Southampton on the 10th October for its 6 week passage to Punta Arenas, Chile. Please see the attachment below for full article.


Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Town Hall at Fall AGU, 2012

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) will hold a 'Town Hall' at this year's AGU Fall Meeting (San Francisco, 3-7 December)


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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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