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Current Opportunities

POGO, in collaboration with the Nippon Foundation, gives financial support to a variety of training initiatives and scientific collaborations.



POGO Working Groups and Training Initiatives

Support is provided to projects proposed by POGO members, which aim to identify and fill gaps in global ocean observation. This call is open to the POGO member institutes,  to advance ocean observations while at the same time strengthen the ties of the POGO network. 



POGO-SCOR Fellowship programme

In partnership with the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), POGO has developed a Visiting Fellowship programme on Oceanographic
Observations under which young professionals from developing countries can spend up to three months training in their speciality at a major oceanographic institution. This programme has been very successful in providing training for scientists and students from developing countries as well as in developing collaborations between institutes.


Shipboard Training

POGO has been supporting various shipboard trainings over the years. Currently, POGO in partnership with the Nippon Foundation, is supporting several young scientists to take part in the “Floating Summer School”, on the North South Atlantic Transect (NoSoAT) cruise. Since 2008, POGO has offered special Visiting Fellowships for on-board training on the Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruises.




NF-POGO Centre of Excellence

In collaboration with the Nippon Foundation, POGO established the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography, now hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. This is an intensive training course for young professionals at the post-graduate level, ten months in duration, with an intake of ten trainees per year.





NF-POGO Alumni Network for Oceans

The Nippon Foundation and the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans have created a network of former scholars of their joint programmes on capacity building. The global network is called the NF-POGO Alumni Network for Oceans (NANO) and is organised into Regional Coalitions.




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