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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



Postdoc Position in Geophysics, GEOMAR, Kiel

GEOMAR is offering a Postdoc position in geophysics in the research unit “ marine geodynamics” of the research division “Dynamics of the Ocean Floor”.

Sea urchin nickel 'trick' could be key to capturing carbon

Researchers say that the natural ability of sea urchins to absorb CO2 could be a model for an effective carbon capture and storage system.


Newcastle University scientists discovered by chance that urchins use the metal nickel to turn carbon dioxide into shell.

Support for Coordination of Time-series data, Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar and Marine Research

The Alfred-Wegener-Institut for Polar- and Marine Research (AWI) invites applications for an Employee (f/m) for the support of the coordination of time-series data

Scientific Coordinator (Postdoc 2 years), Biologische Anstalt Helgoland


The Biologische Anstalt Helgoland is looking to employ a scientific Coordinator for:

• National University courses

• Setting up of new international courses

• Establishment of an new guest science excellence scheme

• Establishment of an international internet-based teaching system.



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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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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