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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



Postdoctoral Researcher – Saanich Inlet Redox Experiment, University of Victoria, Canada

Applications are being accepted for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to work with Dr. Roberta Hamme, Dr. Jay Cullen, and Dr. David Turpin at University of Victoria examining redox species cycling in Saanich Inlet.  The deep waters of Saanich Inlet are flushed each year and then move from oxygenated to strongly reducing again within several months.  The goal of this multi-investigator project is to examine the temporal evolution of redox-sensitive species and their interrelationships.

Final reminder: Letter applications for EXPORTS Science Definition Team

NASA is soliciting applications and nominations for members of the EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS) field campaign Science Definition Team (SDT). Response will take the form of a Letter of Application submitted to the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program Manager at NASA Headquarters. 


Research Position at GEOAMR, Kiel

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is searching for an outstanding candidate to fill a new position in mineral resources and geodynamics:


Research Fellowship position in Marine Biogeochemical Modelling at GEOMAR, Kiel

A three-year research fellowship position (with a possible three-years extension) within Marine Biogeochemical Modelling is available at the GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. The position will allow the successful candidate to independently develop and pursue her/his own research agenda and scientific profile. 





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.



“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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