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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

 

 

Ocean Optics Summer Course

An intensive three-week, cross-disciplinary, graduate-level course on "Calibration and validation for ocean color remote sensing" will be offered at the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center from 11 to 29 July 2011. This class is a continuation of the Optical Oceanography course first offered at the Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1985 and more recently at the Darling Marine Center. Past graduates are many of today's leaders in oceanography.

Successful Tender for New Australian Research Vessel

The Australian Government has announced the successful tender to design and build the marine nation’s next ocean-going research vessel, the RV Investigator.

Ocean Acidification Summer Course

The graduate Course: "Experimental Approaches to Understanding Ocean Acidification" will take place from June 20 - July 22 at the Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington. Ocean acidification research is emerging as a critical field in marine biology. This course will help new researchers design appropriate experiments to document and manipulate ocean carbonate chemistry.

UK Energy Research Centre Summer School

UKERC is holding a summer school from 26th June - 1st July 2011 at the University of Warwick. There will be 100 places available for UK and international students. The School has been specifically designed to give first and second year PhD students an understanding of energy systems as a whole and of pathways to low-carbon and resilient energy systems. We welcome applications from those engaged in energy-related research including technical, physical, social, economic, environmental and business aspects of energy and energy systems.

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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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