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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

 

 

SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee member

SOLAS is calling for applications from scientists to serve on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) from January 2018.

 

The SSC is the body responsible for overseeing SOLAS activities. Scientists serve on the SSC initially for a term of three years.

 

Four positions are available for this call in four specific areas of the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation.

 

Project Officer for the SOLAS International Project Office

SOLAS is searching for a Project Officer to be based in Xiamen, China to assist the International Project Office, Kiel, Germany.

 

Find the description of the position and how to apply at this link:  SOLAS

 

Closing date: 31 May 2017.

Postdoctoral position in Marine Population Genomics - GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Deadline: 01.07.2017

 

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation of public law jointly financed by the Federal Republic of Germany (90%) and the state of Schleswig-Holstein (10%) and is one of the internationally leading institutions in the field of marine sciences.

 

The research unit “Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes” of the research division “Marine Ecology is offering a Postdoctoral position in Marine Population Genomics starting on September 1st 2017.

 

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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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