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POGO Newsletter 29, July 2017

This issue features various news articles from the POGO members, updates on Capacity Building, POGO Working Groups & POGO representation at international meetings.

 

Global experts launch project to ensure seaweed sustainability

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) News release, July 21, 2017

 

The seaweed industry is the fastest-growing of all aquaculture sectors, transforming the lives of millions of people, but the increasing threat from disease and pests has prompted a global research group into action to protect this multi-billion dollar commodity.

 

SCOR/IODE/POGO Side Event at UN Ocean Conference, Friday 9 June 2017

At the UN Ocean Conference taking place this week, SCOR will be hosting a side event, in collaboration with POGO and IODE, entitled, "Harnessing the Resources of International Ocean Science Organizations to Develop Capacity for Ocean Science in SIDS, LDCS and other Developing Countries"

 

The side event will be taking place:

 

on FRIDAY, 9 JUNE 2017

at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

location: CONFERENCE ROOM B, UNHQ

 

Ocean Science Centre Mindelo started

After two and a half years of construction, the new GEOMAR research station in Mindelo, Cape Verde, has been completed. Now the preparations for the scientific operation of the Ocean Science Center Mindelo have begun. The project is a cooperation of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the National Cape Verdean Fisheries Research Institute INDP.

Iron deficiency restrains marine microbes

GEOMAR scientists discover important process in the nutrient cycles of the tropical North Atlantic - Iron is a critical nutrient in the ocean. Its importance for algae and the nitrogen cycle has already been investigated in detail. Now a new discovery shows that microbes also need iron to process phosphorus. A team of researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the University of Southampton, UK has just published results in the international journal Nature Communications showing that iron can limit phosphorus acquisition in the ocean.

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