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POGO Newsletter Issue 33: July 2018

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SMART Cables Could Turn Future Telecommunications Cables into Ocean-Spanning Observation Network

Submitted by Dr. Bruce Howe, Chair of the SMART Cables Joint Task Force, Professor of Ocean and Resources Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa


The goal of the SMART Cables Initiative is to harness the global network of undersea fiber-optic telecommunications cables as a new platform for deep ocean monitoring and tsunami warning.


Earth System Monitoring and Modelling Summer School (livestream)

Lectures from the ESA Earth System Monitoring and Modelling Summer School are being livestreamed every morning from 30 July to 10 August  2018 (and recordings made available for replay).

The main topics are:

Job Opportunity: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography, University of South Florida, USA

Position is open until filled, however, priority review of applications will begin by August 1, 2018.  Appointment is anticipated to commence August 1, 2019.


The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month academic appointment in Chemical Oceanography at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level.  Rank is dependent on qualifications and experience.


Microplastics are even found at Point Nemo - Volvo Ocean Race has delivered valuable data for marine science

GEOMAR Press Release: 29 June 2018 / Kiel, The Hague.



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