POGO
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean

Prospect Place, Plymouth PL1 3DH, United Kingdom
Established: 1999
http://ocean-partners.org
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation
Geographical scope: Global
Member countries: Australia, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote D\'Ivoire, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic Of, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
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Organisation’s vision:

To have by 2030, world-wide cooperation for a sustainable, state-of-the-art global ocean observing system that serves the needs of science and society.

Organisation’s mission:

1. Lead innovation and development of the crucial components of the ocean observing system.
2. Identify and contribute to the development of the key skills, capabilities and capacities needed to achieve the vision.
3. Work with governments, foundations and industry, to articulate the benefits to society and required funding to build and sustain the system.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

1. Lead the making and innovation of observations that contribute to the global ocean observing system.
We will judge progress by our success in:
• Refreshing the way we think about the approach to building the global observing system from the opportunities opened by rapidly developing and adopting emerging and transformative technologies.
• Expanding the observing system in quantum steps in respect of biological and biogeochemical parameters.
• Driving these into the agenda of the decadal status review at the Ocean Observations 2019 conference.

2. Develop the world-wide capacity and capabilities needed for ocean observations and nurture new generations of scientists, technical experts and leaders in ocean affairs.
We will judge progress by our success in:
• Building networks, technologies and human resources required for ocean observations at the global scale.

3. Advocate and promote in our own countries and world-wide (to inter-governmental organisations, governments, funding agencies, businesses, foundations and citizens) the importance of making systematic sustained, ocean observations for the advancement of science and for informed, sustainable management of the ocean for the well-being of all humankind and making the case for securing the necessary funding resources to achieve it.
We will judge progress by our success in:
• Broadening the membership of POGO to a wider range of oceanographic institutions across the world to increase diversity of perspectives on our shared goals and extending geographical coverage.
• Widening and strengthening engagement with a more diverse range of potential partners especially in business and industry, to better understand their measurement needs, advance uptake and exchange of new technologies between business and science, enhance skills and capabilities, and achieve a more broad-based support for sustained ocean observations.

Keywords

  • advocacy
  • capacity development
  • ocean observing technology

Activities

  • Advocating for Earth (ocean) observations
  • Defining strategies/road maps/priorities for Earth (ocean) observing/science
  • Training scientists/technicians
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
British Antarctic Survey British Antarctic Survey
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
National Oceanography Centre National Oceanography Centre
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Scottish Association for Marine Science Scottish Association for Marine Science
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
POGO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
POGO
collaborates with
Universidad Simón Bolívar Universidad Simón Bolívar
POGO
collaborates with
GEO Blue Planet GEO Blue Planet
POGO
collaborates with
Antares Antares
POGO
has observer/participant/member status with
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
POGO
has observer/participant/member status with
Group on Earth Observations Group on Earth Observations
POGO
collaborates with
Global Ocean Observing System Global Ocean Observing System