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Annual Report for Sept 2021- Aug 2022

  Since its registration as a UK Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2018, POGO has submitted Trustees’ Annual Reports to the Charity Commission, but 2022 saw our first publication of a more visual and interactive version of it for our members, collaborators and the community at large.

COP27

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)..

POGO-23

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

COP26

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

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OBON receives Ocean Decade Endorsement

In June, the IOC announced that POGO’s Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON) was endorsed as a Decade Programme for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. OBON was formed as a result of the International Virtual Conference on the use of Environmental DNA (eDNA) in Marine Environments: Opportunities and Challenges, held virtually in December..OBON website