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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



"MYGEOSS" Call Accouncement

"MYGEOSS" CALL ANNOUNCEMENT on smart mobile or web-based applications to inform European citizens on the changes affecting their local environment


The European Commission (DG RTD and JRC) is launching an open call for the development of innovative applications (mobile or web-based) using openly available or crowd-generated data in different domains addressing citizens’ needs. 

Data Officer - ARC SRI Antarctic Gateway Partnership

The Data Officer will work closely with the Southern Ocean Observing System International Project Office based at IMAS on the management of data obtained through the Antarctic Gateway Partnership projects as well as other related internationally-collected Antarctic and Southern Ocean data.


Joint SOCAT and SOCOM event on 7 September at the SOLAS OSC

The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) and the Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping Intercomparison (SOCOM) will host a joint event at the SOLAS Open Science Conference on 7 September in Kiel, Germany. 


The SOCAT part of the meeting will include:
•         Release of SOCAT version 3, 
•         Release of the Automation system, 
•         Discussion of SOCAT strategy, 
•         SOCAT science highlights and impact. 

Post-doc position at the University of Liege

The GHER is looking for a post-doc to work in the analysis of SMOS salinity data, in the frame of an ESA Support to Science Element (STSE) project. The aim of the work is to improve the quality of the SMOS salinity data by using data analysis techniques like variational analysis and empirical orthogonal functions. The tentative start date of the contract will be the 1st of April, 2015. The position requires a degree in oceanography, physics, applied mathematics or related field.




Read the current and previous issues of POGO's newsletter





The POGO-SCOR Fellowships Programme for 2015 is open for applications.

Applications should be received by 31st March 2015.



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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