POGO provides modest amounts of funding to its members towards the organisation of training workshops and other initiatives.

Find out here how member institutions can apply. Below is a list of training initiatives that are currently being or have previously been supported by POGO.

Subsurface Mooring Training Course, IOCAS, China, 2021

POGO Member, IOCAS (China) has received funding approval for a 7-day training course on Subsurface Mooring Design, Recovery and Deployment. This training initiative will be carried out in conjunction with JAMSTEC and SCRIPPS, and is expected to have a capacity for around 50 participants.

The training is proposed to take place between 12-22 April 2021.

Further details on application and participation will be made available in the coming months.

Support for SOLAS 2021 International Summer School

POGO Member, GEOMAR (Germany), has received funding approval to support the 2021 Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) International Summer School, to be held in Mindelo, Cape Verde, Africa.

The training is proposed to take place from 7-18 June 2021. Further details on application and participation will be made available in the coming months.

2020 NF-POGO Shipboard Training onboard the Gulf of Guinea cruise

International Virtual Conference on the use of Environmental DNA (eDNA) in Marine Environments: Opportunities and Challenges

Austral Summer Institute XIX 2019

The Department of Oceanography and the COPAS Sur-Austral Program of University of Concepcion, Chile, hosted the Austral Summer Institute XIX in January 2019, with a central theme “Harmful Algal Blooms: optical and oceanographic approaches”

Introduction to Observational Physical Oceanography, Benin, 2019

As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, a professor from AWI received funding to travel to the Université d’Abomey-Calavi in Cotonou, Benin, to teach a module entitled “Introduction to Observational Physical Oceanography” as part of the Master programme in Physical Oceanography.

Eight students from West African countries participated in the training course, which took place from 28 Jan to 1 Feb 2019.

POGO Workshop on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Biological Oceanographic Observations

This workshop was organised and hosted by the POGO Biological Observations Task Force.

A short report on the event was published in Issue 37 of the POGO Newsletter (August 2019). You can read it here.

EUMETSAT Workshop, Philippines, 2018

As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, several students from developing countries were supported by POGO to participate in a training workshop on accessing and working with state of the art satellite data for marine applications.  The workshop took place at University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo, The Philippines, from 25-26 November 2018.

International Training Workshop on Nutrient Analysis, Netherlands, 2017

As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, six students from developing countries were supported by POGO to participate in a training course in Nutrient Analysis, hosted by NIOZ Texel from 5-9 November 2017.

Ocean-colour data in climate studies advanced training short course, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK, 2017

As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, two students were supported by POGO to participate in a training course in ocean-colour data and their applications in climate studies, hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory from 18 – 22 September 2017. 

International Training Course on Emerging trends in Ocean Observation, INCOIS, India, 2016

As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, several students were sponsored to participate in the International Training Course on ‘Emerging trends in Ocean Observations with special emphasis on Moored Buoys and Time series Data Analysis and Applications’, 4 – 15 July 2016 at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services​ (INCOIS).

Austral Summer Institute XV 2015

The Department of Oceanography and the COPAS Sur-Austral Program of University of Concepcion, Chile, hosted the Austral Summer Institute XV (ASI XV) in January 2015 at the Main Campus in Concepción and at the Experimental Laboratory of Marine Biology in Dichato.  ASI XV was devoted to Organic chemistry, genomics, and equations as tools to understanding the oceans.

Technical Training in Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey Operations at SAHFOS, UK, 2015​

As part of a POGO Training Initiative proposal, an early career scientist from India was sponsored to participate in the Technical Training in Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey Operations at SAHFOS​ , Plymouth, UK in 2015.

Austral Summer Institute XIV 2014

The Department of Oceanography and the COPAS Sur-Austral Program of University of Concepcion, Chile, hosted the Austral Summer Institute XIV (ASI XIV) in January 2014 at the Main Campus in Concepción and at the Experimental Laboratory of Marine Biology in Dichato.  ASI XIV was devoted to Coastal and Open Ocean Studies through Multiple Approaches.

Austral Summer Institute XIII 2013

The 13th edition (ASI-XIII) of the Austral Summer Institute took place in December 2012 & January 2013.

Please see the attachment for details.

Phytoplankton Identification Workshop SAHFOS-MBA, UK, 2012

In 2012, POGO decided to sponsor an early career scientist from a developing country, to attend the SAHFOS/MBA Phytoplankton Identification Workshop that was run from 3rd to 13th July in Plymouth. This was decided in the context of POGO’s support for the development of the Global Alliance of CPR Surveys, and in particular its expansion to developing countries. Among the fifty or so applications received, the workshop organisers selected Dr. Gaston Almandoz, from National University of La Plata in Argentina.

Austral Summer Institute XII 2012

ASI XII was devoted to the themes Marine Genomics, Water and Global Change, Time Series in Oceanography and Microbial Oceanography. Activities were held at the Main Campus of the University of Concepcion and at the Marine Biology Station of the Catholic University in Las Cruces.

Austral Summer Institute XI 2011

The 11th Austral Summer Institute (ASI-XI) was held at the main campus of the University of Concepcion from 3 to 28 January 2011. The theme was “From Tsunamis to Water Pathogens: Understanding Ocean Hazards in the XXI Century”.

Austral Summer Institute X 2010

The Austral Summer Institute X (ASI X) was held at the Main Campus of the University of Concepcion and at the Marine Biological Station in Dichato from 14 December 2009 to 23 January 2010.

Austral Summer Institute IX 2009

ASI-IX “Coastal processes and environmental problems” was held at the University of Concepción, Chile, from 15 December 2008 to 30 January 2009.

Austral Summer Institute VIII 2008

ASI-VIII was held at the University of Concepción from 27 November 2007 to 26 January 2008.

Austral Summer Institute VII 2007

ASI-VIII was held at the University of Concepción from January 2–26, 2007.

ChlorOGIN (Chlorophyll Ocean Global Integrated Network) Meeting and Workshops

18-22 Sept 2006, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

The meeting consisted of three components: 1) a plenary planning meeting, 2) a satellite remote sensing technical workshop and 3) an in situ observations technical and calibration workshop. The 44 participants represented Latin America, southern and east Africa, India, China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, and the sponsors: the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, GOOS, GEO and POGO. Over 90% of the participants were under 50 years old and more than half under 40. Most had been previously trained under the auspices of the IOCCG and POGO.

NB – this page is still under construction – more archive trainings will be added shortly.

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