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

POGO launches new 5 year strategy

In October 2021, POGO launched its new, interactive 5-year strategy document. The purpose of this strategy is to look forward to POGO’s priorities for future years. It describes who we are, what we want, and what we aim to do – updating our previous strategic document to take into account..POGO Strategy

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…


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

Mitsuyuki Unno, Executive Director, The Nippon Foundation

“After I was transferred to the Ocean Affairs Department of The Nippon Foundation in 1999, I had the opportunity to be directly involved in the designing and implementation of the POGO Visiting Professorship (2004~), the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence Scholarship (2008~), and the Alumni Network NANO (2010~). I first learned..Read more…

The Austral Summer Institute and POGO

by Monica Sorondo and Silvio Pantoja (UNESCO Chair in Coastal Oceanography), Austral Summer Institute (ASI) The Austral Summer Institute (ASI) has been hosted by Universidad de Concepción, in Concepción, Chile, and carried out every January since 2001. ASI is the academic umbrella for a series of international courses in oceanography…Read more…


by Ed Urban (former SCOR Executive Director) and Patricia Miloslavich (current SCOR Executive Director) The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) have been working together since POGO’s formation. First, the organisations have sent representatives to each other’s annual meetings to help..Read more…

NANO Global Project kick-off workshop

NANO Global Project “A Global Study of Coastal Productivity, Deoxygenation and Ocean Acidification”– Workshop Between 2012 and 2017, with the support of NF and POGO, NANO members successfully conducted joint regional research projects that tackled coastal monitoring related to different subjects (e.g., HABs, tides and currents, invasive species) ultimately, applying..Read more…

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