The past Chairs and hosts of Annual Meetings are listed below.

Year

Chair

Meeting Host

 2000

n/a

POGO-1
Dr Charles Kennel
SIO, USA

 2001

Dr Charles Kennel
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA

POGO-2
Dr Rolf Weber
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

2002

Dr Charles Kennel
SIO, USA

POGO-3
Dr Michael Sinclair
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada

 2003

Prof Howard Roe
Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK

POGO-4
Dr Nan Bray
CSIRO, Australia

 2004

Prof Howard Roe
SOC, UK

POGO-5
Dr Masato Chijiya
JAMSTEC, Japan

 2005

Prof Jan de Leeuw
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)

POGO-6
Dr Jean-Louis Fellous
Ifremer, France

 2006

Prof Jan de Leeuw
NIOZ, Netherlands

POGO-7
Dr Shailesh Nayak
INCOIS, India

 2007

Dr Tony Haymet
CSIRO, Australia/ SIO, USA

POGO-8
Prof Sun Song
IOCAS, China

 2008

Dr Tony Haymet
SIO, USA

POGO-9
Dr Tony Knap
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

 2009

Dr Kiyoshi Suyehiro
JAMSTEC/IODP, Japan

POGO-10
Dr Carina Lange
University of Concepcion, Chile

 2010

Dr Kiyoshi Suyehiro
IODP, Japan

POGO-11
Prof Robert Nigmatulin
Shirshov Institute of Oceanology

 2011

Prof Peter Herzig
Leibniz Institute of Ocean Sciences, (IFM-GEOMAR), Germany

POGO-12
Dr Jung-Keuk Kang
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute

 2012

Prof Peter Herzig
IFM-GEOMAR, Germany

POGO-13
Dr Brian Taylor
SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa

 2013

Prof John Field
University of Cape Town, South Africa

POGO-14
Prof John Field
Ma-Re, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 2014

Prof John Field
University of Cape Town, South Africa

POGO-15
Prof Bruce Mapstone, CSIRO, Hobart, Australia
& Prof Mike Coffin, IMAS, Hobart, Australia

2015

Prof Karen Wiltshire
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany

POGO-16
Prof. Eduardo Balguerías Guerra
Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Spain

2016

Prof Karen Wiltshire
AWI, Germany

POGO-17
Dr. Yoshihisa Shirayama
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Japan

2017

Prof Karen Wiltshire
AWI, Germany

POGO-18
Prof Stephen de Mora
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), Plymouth, United Kingdom

2018

Prof Karen Wiltshire
AWI, Germany

POGO-19
Dr Margaret Leinen
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, USA

2019

Prof Nicholas Owens
SAMS, UK

POGO-20
Dr Osvaldina Silva, Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento das Pescas (INDP), Cabo Verde & Prof Peter Herzig, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

2020

Prof Nicholas Owens
SAMS, UK

POGO-21
Dr Li Tiegang, First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), Ministry of Natural Resources, China & Dr Wu Lixin, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, China

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