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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

 

 

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) Postdoctoral Fellow Programme

JAMSTEC is recruiting a total of 4 - 5 postdoctoral fellow positions.

 

Closing date for application : May 23, 2017

 

For further information, please visit JAMSTEC website

 

 

Sustainable Blue Growth in Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries: Building Capacities and Developing Skills in the Marine and Maritime Sectors

Taking into consideration the current economic crisis and the evolving political, social and environmental conditions in the Mediterranean Region, there is a need to put together multidisciplinary actors from different countries, make ideal environment for constructive dialogue (science diplomacy) and create all conditions that include the role of people, economics and policies to attract investments while reconciling tensions and balancing priorities between economical growth, social implication and environmental conservation. 

 

Director Position at the Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies

A new and exciting post at Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) offering an enthusiastic and highly motivated Director the exciting opportunity to work with us. The (BCSS) is a research center based in Mozambique, studying the local marine and terrestrial environments in order to manage the imperfect conditions of these ecosystems and assist the community that depends on their resources. BCSS are looking for a Director to lead and manage staff, to represent the
organization to government stakeholders, higher education institutes and research communities.

 

Communications Officer (Part-time), POGO

The Partnership of Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) has an opportunity for a part-time Communications Officer. The role will involve communication and outreach activities by promoting the organisation's activities and achievements and the importance of ocean observations, through digital and printed media as well as in-person at exhibitions and conferences.

 

Key Deliverables:

Develop POGO’s communication strategy and implementation plan

Implement the communications plan, including evaluation of communication efforts/products.

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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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