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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

 

 

8th PLOCAN Glider School 2017


The 8th PLOCAN Glodel School will take place between 6th-11th Nov. 2017 in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

 

A registration and selection process for 15 attendees interested and able to participate in the Glider School 2017 is now open since Monday 30th January.

 

Please check http://www.gliderschool.eu/

 

Scientist Position in Climate Change and Stress Biology of Marine Invertebrates, GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

 

The GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is offering a Scientist position in Climate change and Stress Biology of marine invertebrates starting on October 1st, 2017 and ending on March 31st, 2021 in the research unit “Benthic Ecology” of the research division “Marine Ecology”.

POGO-PML AMT Fellowship 2017 - open for applications

POGO is pleased to announce that in partnership with Plymouth Marine Laboratory, it is offering a POGO-PML Visiting Fellowship for training on-board an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruise in 2017. Previously this has proved to be a very successful training programme providing hands-on, sea-going experience to young scientists from developing countries, and the opportunity to be involved in an internationally renowned scientific programme.

 

WE-Heraeus Summer School "Physics of the Ocean", 9-14 July 2017, Bad Honnef, Germany

 

This Summer School aims at:

  • providing a broader view of the ocean system from a physical perspective, encompassing a large range of scales and their interactions.
  • introducing the observations and models, theory and statistical methods used by environmental and ocean physicists and to their present understanding of the physical ocean system

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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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