The POGO Exploratory Meeting took place at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO, Paris, France from 8-10 March 1999. It was hosted by Dr. Patricio Bernal, Executive Secretary

In March 1999, the Directors of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Southampton Oceanography Centre in the U.K., convened a planning meeting in the headquarters of the United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). This meeting confirmed the value of creating a new partnership and defined the initial mission statement and terms of reference.

March 8, 1999 – March 10, 1999

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO

Paris, France

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