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…

SCOR and POGO

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…

Barbara J. Ryan, Past GEO Secretariat Director (2012-2018)

“I have such fond memories of my first interaction with the POGO Team, and the energy that they brought to the importance of integrated oceanic observations.  Had it not been for the shared vision and keen collaboration between POGO and NOAA, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) would not, today,..Read more…

Douglas Cripe, Senior Scientific Advisor, GEO Secretariat

“The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean – POGO – has been instrumental in the development and agenda-setting of GEO since its inception. Indeed, as a key Participating Organization (PO) in GEO, POGO has shown leadership in raising awareness of the need for coordination and open access to ocean..Read more…