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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



PhD in Climate Change, HABs and Human Health

The University of Exeter Medical School European Centre for Environment and Human Health in Truro and the Met Office in Exeter wish to recruit a doctoral student to work on CASE PhD project funded by NERC and the Met Office with collaborating Supervisors at Public Health England (PHE), the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), and the Scottish Association of Marine Sciences (SAMS).


Software Developer, SAHFOS

The Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS), a UK registered international charity, is looking to appoint a database and applications specialist to execute a range of development projects as well as maintain and develop our existing systems.  The successful candidate will be working with and interrogating the CPR Programme, the longest, most geographically extensive marine biological survey in the world that has produced a unique dataset of marine biodiversity.


NSF Position Vacancy Announcement: Lead Program Director, Chemical Oceanography Program

The NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Lead Program Director of the Chemical Oceanography Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) in Arlington, VA. The Program supports research into chemical components, reaction mechanisms, and geochemical pathways within the ocean and at its interfaces with the solid earth and atmosphere.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Aquatic Biogeochemistry, University of Florida

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida has an opening for a full-time postdoctoral associate. The position requires a PhD in Oceanography, Marine Science, Aquatic Chemistry, Marine Organic Geochemistry, or similar field obtained within the last 3 years and expertise in the application of isotopic and chemical biomarker techniques, with specific emphasis on the use of GC-MS and/or HPLC-MS.





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Next year's annual meeting, POGO-17 will take place from 26-28 January 2016 and will be hosted by JAMSTEC, Japan.



“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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