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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.

 

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Ocean Observation News

 

 

Foreign Visiting Professor, Biological Oceanography, at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil

The Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), in Brazil, is seeking a Foreign Visiting Professor to work in the Graduate Program in Biological Oceanography, starting in 2018.

 

APPLY BY 30 NOVEMBER 2017

 

The selected candidate will work in one of the following research areas: Ecology of marine microorganisms (Fungus, Viruses and Bacteria); or Ecology of Zooplankton; or Ecology of Macrobenthos.

OceanObs'19 Call for Program Committee Membership

Organizers of OceanObs’19 are seeking experts to join its Program Committee (PC), which will shape the agenda and outcomes of the conference set for September 16-20, 2019, in Honolulu, USA.​ 

 

SOLAS Summer School 2018

SOLAS has opened the application for the 7th International SOLAS Summer School, 23rd July - 4th August 2018, Cargèse, Corsica, France.

 

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2017

 

The SOLAS Summer School brings together over 70 students and 15 world-leading international scientists, in a variety of fields, for a combination of lectures and practical workshops.

Online Course: Big Data and the Environment

Institute for Environmental Analytics – Free online course ‘Big Data and the Environment’

 

A free online course entitled ‘Big Data and the Environment’ is now open for registration and starts on October 30th.

 

It has high quality content from experts at the Institute for Environmental Analytics, as well as world-renowned collaborators,  and the commitment is just 3 hours a week for 3 weeks.

 

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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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