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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.

 

Executive CommitteeMembers - News & Information Group - POGO Secretariat


Ocean Observation News

 

 

Research Associate in Marine Microbial Ecology in the Climate Change Cluster at University Technology Sydney, Australia

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. The Climate Change Cluster (C3) is currently recruiting for a talented postdoctoral fellow looking to build their research career. 

NSF Advanced Training Program in Antarctica for Early-Career Scientists: Biological Adaptations to Climate Change

The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) will sponsor the 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program (for early career scientists) at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in January 2018. The program is a collaboration between the University of San Francisco and the University of Southern California; and has a proven record of introducing participants to Antarctic science under realistic field conditions, and providing opportunities to understand and appreciate the complexities and logistical challenges of undertaking science in Antarctica.

Postdoctoral Position in Biogeochemical Ocean Productivity Research, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

The research unit “Chemical Oceanography” of the research division “Marine Biogeochemistry” is offering a Postdoctoral Position.

Topic of Position: Investigations into control of surface ocean productivity by trace elements and nutrients
Starting on May 1, 2017

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Newsletter

 

Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter

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

 

ThePOGO 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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