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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  • Report of the POGO Task Force on Ocean Biological Observations.

    Leinen, Margaret; Ausubel, Jesse; Jaffe, Jules; Scholin, Chris; Shirayama, Yoshihisa; Wilson, Willie; Chavez, Francisco; Davies, Neil; Robidart, Julie (Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)Plymouth, UK, 2018)
    This report consists of three sections and an appendix. Section I discusses the scientific and societal questions that require the development of large scale and/or long-term ocean biological observation capabilities and how POGO might assist the ocean observational community in developing this capability. Section II outlines the state of development of various ocean biological observation techniques and issues. Section III discusses some of the issues associated with the development of large scale and/or long term biological observations. Appendix I includes information and references used in our discussion and deliberation.
  • POGO Capacity Development Programmes, partnerships and impacts.

    Seeyave, Sophie (IOC-IODE and GOOS and IEEE Oceanic Engineering SocietyOostende, Belgium, 2019)
    Presentation at 'Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop III, International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Project Office for IODE, Oostende, Belgium, 02-03 Dec 2019
  • Writing a Communication Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide and Template. Tailored for International (Marine) Science Organisations

    Seeyave, Sophie; Simpson, Pauline; Burg, Scott; Davidson, Kelly-Marie; Keizer, Thecla; Beckman, Fiona; Cheung, Victoria; Miller, Anuschka; Ribeiro, Aurora; Smail, Emily; et al. (Partnership for the Global Observation of the Oceans (POGO) for Ocean Communicators UnitedPlymouth, UK, 2017)
    During the Ocean Communicators United meeting focussing on communication strategies, it was noted that most organisations did not make their communication strategies public, and that it was quite difficult to find information on creating communication strategies that was relevant for marine science organisations. It was therefore decided that it would be useful to create a template for communication strategies tailored specifically to (marine) science organisations, and also for the members of the group to share their own communication strategies, where applicable, and if their organisations agreed. A small working group was formed to take on this task, and the following guide was written. It is intended to be adapted and applied by a wide range of users, whether they have a communications background or a scientific background. It can be used to write a communication strategy for an international organisation, programme or project, a research institution, an educational venue, or even a specific product or service. We hope that it will be a useful resource for Ocean Communicators around the world.
  • Launch of the International Indian Ocean Expedition-2.

    Vinayachandran, P.N.; Prakash, Satya; Almeida, Celsa; Rajan, S.; Shenoi, S.S.C. (2016)
    Beginning in late 2015 and continuing through to 2020, the Second International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) is a major global scientific initiative that seeks to build on the legacy of the first and one of the greatest oceanographic expeditions of all time, the IIOE (1957-65). The overarching goals of this ambitious international endeavour are to advance our understanding of the interactions between geological, ocean, and atmospheric processes that give rise to the complex physical dynamics of the Indian Ocean region and to determine how those dynamics affect the climate, extreme events, ecosystems, and human populations.
  • Progress Report on POGO Data Sharing Activity

    Weller, R.; Sathyandrenath, R.; Lucas, S. (2000)
    Introductory Note: This informal progress report was prepared by R. Weller and S. Lucas for S. Sathyandrenath, director of POGO (Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans). The spirit of this [data sharing project] was to jump in and try it out as a learning experience for a year following the POGO meeting in La Jolla. We chose to try DODS (Distributed Ocean Data Server) software, having heard about it and seen it demonstrated. It also had the advantages of being freely available and able to run on several programs. We had planned to use an older Silicon Graphics (SGI) work station. However, discussions with folks at UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado) who are supporting DODS suggested that there are difficulties with SGI installations. So we chose instead to get a Pentium PC, install LINUX, and bring it online as a DODS server.