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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 position in Ocean Modelling

The Marine Research Centre (MARE) of the University of Liège (ULg) (Belgium) is offering a Ph.D. grant in the framework of the FaCE-It project (Functional biodiversity in a Changing sedimentary Environment: Implications for biogeochemistry and food webs in a managerial setting), financed by the Belgian Science Policy (Belspo) in the frame of the BRAIN program.


Developing a network of research institutes and collaborators interested in time-series biodiversity data

Mark Costello (University of Auckland) and Amanda Bates are working on the initial steps in developing a global network of research institutes and collaborators interested in time-series biodiversity data. We are hoping that you would be willing to provide some information on long-term monitoring programmes/data series/observatories that are based at your institute.  Our aim is to identify temporal marine data sets and data holders in Europe, starting with the EUROMARINE community.


Research Scientist (biogeochemistry) Position at IAEA-Monaco Lab

Job Description

Research Scientist (biogeochemistry)(Radioecology Lab)(P4) - (2015/0306 (005005))
Organization: NAEL-Radioecology Laboratory
Primary Location: Monaco-Monaco-Monaco-IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco
Posting Date: 2015-11-02, 1:55:56 PM
Closing Date: 2015-12-02, 11:59:00 PM
Duration in Months: 36
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular





Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter




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


Blogs and Updates from the "Atlantic Floating Summer School"

Blogs from the 32 scholars and 9 teachers onboard RV Polarstern as it heads for Cape Town for North South Atlantic Transect Training





“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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