POGO Meetings


The POGO-25 meeting was hosted by CICESE in Ensenada, Mexico, from 22-25 January 2024. Captain Francisco Armando Arias-Isaza succeeds Nicholas Owens as Chair of POGO MEMBERSHIP: 56 institutions in 31 countries

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The POGO-24 meeting  was hosted by IFREMER (Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la MER) in Toulon, France, from 23-26 January 2023. MEMBERSHIP: 55 institutions in 29 countries

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The POGO-23 meeting took place as a virtual event from 24-28 January 2022. MEMBERSHIP: 54 institutions in 29 countries

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The POGO-22 meeting took place as a virtual event from 25-28 January 2021. MEMBERSHIP: 53 institutions in 28 countries

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The POGO-21 meeting was co-hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), Ministry of Natural Resources, and Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) in Qingdao, China, from 20-22 January 2020. MEMBERSHIP: 48 institutions in 28 countries

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POGO-20 attendees, with the OSCM in the background. Photo credit: A. Villwock, GEOMAR


The POGO-20 meeting was hosted by the Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento das Pescas (INDP) and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel at the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo (OSCM), in Cabo Verde, from 22-24 January 2019.  Nicholas Owens succeeds Karen Wiltshire as Chair of POGO MEMBERSHIP: 42 institutions in 25 countries

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POGO-19 attendees, with Scripps Pier in the background. Photo credit: Scripps


The POGO-19 meeting took place in La Jolla, California, USA, from 23-25 January 2018. The meeting was hosted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. MEMBERSHIP: 36 institutions in 19 countries

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The POGO-18 meeting was hosted by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), United Kingdom from 24-26 January 2017. MEMBERSHIP: 37 institutions in 20 countries

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The POGO-17 meeting was hosted by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), in Yokohama, from 26-28 January 2016. MEMBERSHIP: 37 institutions in 21 countries

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The POGO-16 meeting was hosted by the Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), in Tenerife, Spain, from 27-29 January 2015. Karen Wiltshire succeeds John Field as Chair of POGO MEMBERSHIP: 35 institutions in 21 countries

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