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POGO: Taking the Pulse of the Global Ocean

Since 1999, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean, 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 Ocean 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

 

 

Intensive Course on Optical Oceanography and Hydrolight, 1-5 April, South Korea

1-5 April 2019, in Gyeongju, South Korea

An Intensive Course on Optical Oceanography and Hydrolight will be offered at the Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO) in Gyeongju, South Korea from 1-5 April 2019. The course will provide young scientists and students with a fundamental knowledge of ocean optics. This course is sponsored by Korea Institutes of Ocean Science Technology (KIOST), with the goal of preparing a new generation of oceanographers trained in the use of optics to study the oceans.

 

Applications now open for 6th African Ocean Research Discovery Camp

The deadline for applications is 10 March 2019.

 

SCOR is pleased to announce the 6th course of the Regional Graduate Network in Oceanography (RGNO), a SCOR-supported cooperative research and capacity building initiative in southern Africa. The course will again be hosted by the University of Namibia's Sam Nujoma Marine Research Center in Henties Bay and Namibia's National Marine Information and Research Center in Swakopmund, and will take place between 28 April and 24 May 2019.

 

Call for Travel Support Applications - OceanObs19

The OceanObs19 conference, which will take place from 16-20 September 2019 in Hawaii, has reserved travel support for students, early career scientists, and participants from underrepresented countries.

 

 

Application deadline: 1 March 2019

 

Visit this link to check eligibilty and to apply:

Seeking subjects to test the International Ocean Literacy Survey Version 4

POGO is one of the partner organisations supporting development of the International Ocean Literacy Survey (IOLS). 

The IOLS aims to be a common, shared measurement tool which can be used to determine the impact of particular interventions, to establish a baseline of Ocean Literacy in particular communities, to detect changes in Ocean Literacy levels in particular communities over time, and to compare differences in levels of Ocean Literacy across communities.

 

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POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship 2019

Applications open until 30 April

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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 Ocean is a charitable incorporated organisation registered and regulated by the Charity Commission of England and Wales, No 1171692