Statement of intent to strengthen collaboration between POGO and GOOS

Accelerating progress towards UN Ocean Decade Challenge 7: “Expanding the Global Ocean Observing System” At the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), held virtually from 24th to 27th January 2022, the members of POGO and Co-Chairs of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)..


The 26th United Nations Climate Change Meeting, UNFCCC COP26, was held as a hybrid meeting in Glasgow, UK, and online, in November 2021. POGO had a virtual exhibit booth, staffed online by the Secretariat.  We also co-hosted a side event, entitled, ” Ocean solutions: Coordination and collaboration for ocean-based mitigation and..COP26

POGO Anniversary Video Launch

In February 2021, we launched our new video, which was created to mark the end of POGO’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, and to highlight some of our key achievements during those 2 decades. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed (credits at the end) – it was truly a global..Read more…

Women in Ocean Science for Marine #WorldHeritage

The 2019 World Ocean Day was dedicated to gender and the ocean.  To celebrate the day, a UNESCO project honoured women whose scientific work is enhancing the conservation of the 49 marine sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. In this video, former POGO Chair, Karen Wiltshire, talks about the..Read more…

Oceanscape Portal Launch

During the OceanObs’19 conference in Hawaii, POGO and GEO Blue Planet launched the Oceanscape Portal, a joint initiative to identify existing and create new partnerships among the ocean observing community. All members of the ocean community are invited to participate by adding new “organisations”, which can include intergovernmental organisations, NGOs, private foundations, programmes/projects, companies,..Read more…

SoNoAT Schools Outreach

In 2019, POGO was involved in a major shipboard outreach initiative conducted during the South-North Atlantic training Transect (SoNoAT). Outreach activities within the SoNoAT included Skype sessions, blog posts and social media interactions. Skype sessions involved thirteen schools in five countries (two in Germany, eight in the UK, one in..Read more…

Cabo Verde Declaration on Ocean Observations

A Statement by the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), issued at its 20th Annual Meeting held in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, in January 2019. Call to Action: We call on all governments, as well as funders and stakeholders worldwide, to support ocean science institutions in Africa, Small Island..Read more…

COP 25

POGO’s exhibition booth, entitled ‘POGO – Observing our Ocean’, presented the ‘Three Pillars’ of POGO’s Mission: Developing capacity, innovative technology and international partnerships towards world-wide cooperation for a sustainable, state-of-the-art global ocean observing system which will serve the needs of science and society by supporting climate research and decision making.

OceanObs ’19

POGO participation in OceanObs ’19 (Honolulu, USA) – exhibition stand, session co-organiser and co-author of several White Papers

4th GEO Blue Planet Symposium, Toulouse, France

The 4th GEO Blue Planet Symposium was held from 4 – 6 July 2018 in Toulouse, France, hosted by Mercator Oceans International and organised as a side event of the European Open Science Forum (ESOF).  The focus was on ocean and coastal information needs for sustainable development, Blue Growth and..Read more…

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