The 27th Climate Change Meeting (UNFCCC COP27) was held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6-18 November 2022. POGO participated in the conference through four main channels: (1) the Ocean Pavilion, (2) hosting an official side event, (3) hosting a official exhibit, and (4) speaking in other sessions

Member Case studies published

Case studies conducted by POGO members in different parts of the world demonstrate real examples of various socio-economic benefits of ocean observing. In the first phase of the project (2021), five case studies focused on different approaches to Coastal Water Quality Monitoring in Malaysia, Nigeria, Portugal, China and Mexico.

United Nations Ocean Conference 2022

The second United Nations Ocean Conference was co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, in Lison, Portugal, in June 2022. POGO participated in person and virtually, and co-hosted two side events on Capacity Development and Biomolecular Observations.  In addition, the Secretariat coordinated a written statement on behalf of the members and..

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…

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