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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

 

 

UK Foreign Secretary announces strategy to protect world’s oceans at the NOC

22 June 2018

 

The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, on a visit to the NOC in Southampton, unveiled an ambitious plan to bring together all of the Government’s international oceans work under a single strategy for the first time.

 

For full story, visit the NOC website:

http://noc.ac.uk/news/foreign-secretary-announces-uk-strategy-protect-wo...

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant, Ocean Acidification Community of Practice Coordinator, University of Calgary, Canada

The Department of Geography, in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary, invites applications for a Research Assistant, Ocean Acidification Community of Practice Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 2 years (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

 

Job Opportunities: DeepSea Monitoring Group at GEOMAR, Germany

The DeepSea Monitoring group at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is seeking to fill two positions in the COMPASS project, both with a start date of 1 July 2018.

 

Apply by 29 June 2018

Computer scientist AI / Engineer Automation and Control (100%)

For full details and to apply, visit: https://www.geomar.de/en/service/karriere/open-positions/article/compute...

 

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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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